Eléonore M'baya-Moutoula

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Chronic kidney disease-mineral and bone disorder (CKD-MBD) is a common complication of CKD, and uremic toxins have been shown to be instrumental in this process. We have previously shown that miR-223 is increased in smooth muscle cells subjected to the uremic toxin inorganic phosphate (Pi). In the present study we investigated the influence of this miRNA in(More)
OBJECTIVE Embolization of carotid stenotic plaques is the direct cause of stroke in nearly 20% of cases. Genetic mechanisms and especially the roles played by microRNAs in the regulation of plaque destabilization and rupture are mostly unknown. The aim of this pilot study was to compare the expression of seven microRNAs allegedly involved in plaque growth(More)
BACKGROUND An elevated serum inorganic phosphate (Pi) level is a major risk factor for kidney disease and downstream vascular complications. We focused on the effect of Pi levels on human aortic vascular smooth muscle cells (VSMCs), with an emphasis on the role of microRNAs (miRNAs). METHODOLOGY/PRINCIPAL FINDINGS Exposure of human primary VSMCs in vitro(More)
Morphology and changes in gene expression of vascular endothelium are mainly due to shear stress and inflammation. Cell phenotype modulation has been clearly demonstrated to be controlled by small noncoding micro-RNAs (miRNAs). This study focused on the effect of laminar shear stress (LSS) on human endothelial cells (HUVECs), with an emphasis on the role of(More)
Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is associated with vascular calcifications and atherosclerosis. There is a need for novel predictors to allow earlier diagnosis of these disorders, predict disease progression, and improve assessment of treatment response. We focused on microRNAs since they are implicated in a variety of cellular functions in cardiovascular(More)
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