François Maurice

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The pineal hormone, melatonin, transduces photoperiodic information to the neuroendocrine axis of seasonally breeding mammals to regulate reproduction. It is not known where or how melatonin achieves this effect, but the recent identification of the pars tuberalis (PT) as the area with the highest density of melatonin binding sites suggests that this(More)
Experiments were designed to localize the central sites of action of melatonin involved in the control of seasonal reproduction. Ewes were exposed to long days and received microimplants of melatonin in the preoptic area (n = 9), anterior hypothalamus (n = 4), dorsolateral hypothalamus (n = 4), or mediobasal hypothalamus (n = 12). The effects of implants(More)
BACKGROUND Cardiac Troponin I (cTnI) levels are considered an important diagnostic tool in acute coronary events. They could be of predictive value in haemodialysis (HD) patients. However, the relationship between cTnI and the HD-induced inflammatory state remains unclear. The aim of this study was to explore the prognostic relevance to all-cause and(More)
Two experiments were conducted on Préalpes ewes to test 2 complementary hypotheses which may explain the short lifespan of corpora lutea observed in some cases after ram-induced ovulation: i) the possible role of the uterus was tested by determining the effects of hysterectomy on the duration of luteal phases after the ram effect (RE); ii) the possible(More)
BACKGROUND Little is known on outcomes after transition to adult care among adolescents with perinatal HIV infection. Though there is data from other chronic pediatric diseases suggesting increased morbidity and mortality following transfer to adult care, this has not well been studied among the first wave of survivors of perinatal HIV infection. The(More)
BACKGROUND While much research is devoted to identifying novel biomarkers, addressing the prognostic value of routinely measured clinical parameters is of great interest. We studied early blood pressure (BP) and body weight (BW) trajectories in incident haemodialysis patients and their association with all-cause mortality. METHODS In a cohort of 357(More)
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