Diane Godin-Ribuot

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Modern lifestyle has profoundly modified human sleep habits. Sleep duration has shortened over recent decades from 8 to 6.5 hours resulting in chronic sleep deprivation. Additionally, irregular sleep, shift work and travelling across time zones lead to disruption of circadian rhythms and asynchrony between the master hypothalamic clock and pacemakers in(More)
OBJECTIVE We have investigated the involvement of the endocannabinoid system in the delayed cardioprotection conferred by heat stress preconditioning in the isolated rat heart. METHODS Rats were divided into eight groups (n=7 in each group), subjected to either heat stress (42 degrees C for 15 min, HS groups) or sham anaesthesia (Sham groups). Twenty-four(More)
Coronary heart disease is frequently associated with obstructive sleep apnea syndrome and treating obstructive sleep apnea appears to significantly improve the outcome in coronary heart disease. Thus we have developed a rat model of chronic intermittent hypoxia (IH) to study the influence of this condition on myocardial ischemia-reperfusion tolerance and on(More)
Obesity is associated with local tissue hypoxia and elevated hypoxia-inducible factor 1 alpha (HIF-1α) in metabolic tissues. Prolyl hydroxylases (PHDs) play an important role in regulating HIF-α isoform stability. In the present study, we investigated the consequence of whole-body PHD1 gene (Egln2) inactivation on metabolic homeostasis in mice. At baseline,(More)
We recently developed a model of chronic intermittent hypoxia (CIH) (FiO2 5%, 8 h/day, 35 days) in the rat that was associated with an increased infarction in isolated heart. The aim of the present study was to characterize its functional consequences on vasoreactivity. Aorta and carotid artery were studied using organ bath technique while mesenteric(More)
Preconditioning refers to a procedure by which a single noxious stimulus below the threshold of damage is applied to the tissue in order to increase resistance to the same or even different noxious stimuli given above the threshold of damage. Hypoxic preconditioning relies on complex and active defenses that organisms have developed to counter the adverse(More)
INTRODUCTION The treatment of scleroderma-related digital ulcers is challenging. The oral endothelin receptor antagonist (ERA) bosentan has been approved but it may induce liver toxicity. The objective of this study was to test whether ERAs bosentan and sitaxentan could be locally delivered using iontophoresis. METHODS Cathodal and anodal iontophoresis of(More)
OBJECTIVE Protection conferred by heat stress (HS) against ischaemia-reperfusion injury, in term of mechanical function and myocardial necrosis, has been extensively studied. In contrast, the effects of disease states on this HS-induced cytoprotective response are less known. Therefore, we investigated the effects of prior heat stress on the infarct size in(More)
Cardiac ischemia is one of the leading causes of death worldwide. It is now well established that natriuretic peptides can attenuate the development of irreversible ischemic injury during myocardial infarction. Lebetin 2 (L2) is a new discovered peptide isolated from Macrovipera lebetina venom with structural similarity to B-type natriuretic peptide (BNP).(More)
PURPOSE Noninvasive techniques for ocular blood perfusion assessment are of crucial importance for exploring microvascular alterations related to systemic and ocular diseases. However, few techniques adapted to rodents are available and most are invasive or not specifically focused on the optic nerve head (ONH), choroid or retinal circulation. Here we(More)