François Pothier

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Glucocorticoids, in conjunction with their cognate receptors, exert negative-feedback effects on the hypothalamus-pituitary-adrenal axis, suppressing adrenal steroid secretions. Two types of corticosteroid receptor, distinguishable by their ability to bind corticosterone, have been identified as classical mineralocorticoid (type I) and glucocorticoid (type(More)
Transgenic animal bioreactors represent a powerful tool to address the growing need for therapeutic recombinant proteins. The ability of transgenic animals to produce complex, biologically active recombinant proteins in an efficient and economic manner has stimulated a great deal of interest in this area. As a result, genetically modified animals of several(More)
Production of foreign proteins in the tissues of transgenic animals represents an efficient and economical method of producing therapeutic and pharmaceutical proteins. In this study, we demonstrate that the mouse P12 gene promoter specific to the male accessory sex gland can be used to generate transgenic mice that express human growth hormone (hGH) in(More)
Four polymorphisms in the swine leptin (LEP) gene were characterized and evaluated for association with economically important production traits in Yorkshire, Landrace and Duroc pigs. Our results show that these polymorphisms are generally of low frequency or are absent in pig populations. Two polymorphisms (A2845T and T3469C) may be associated (P < 0.0078)(More)
In the present study, electroporation was used to test the ability of spermatozoa to carry foreign DNA into the bovine oocytes. Frozen-thawed bovine spermatozoa (10(7)/ml) were electroporated using six different combinations of voltage (500, 1,000, or 1,500 V) and capacitance (1 or 25 microFarads) in the presence of 1 mg/ml of plasmid pRGH527. The portions(More)
  • D G Kay, C Gravel, F Pothier, A Laperrière, Y Robitaille, P Jolicoeur
  • Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences…
  • 1993
The Cas-Br-E murine leukemia virus induces a spongiform myeloencephalopathy in susceptible mice. We constructed transgenic mice harboring either the viral genome (in a replication-defective form) or only its env gene. Low levels of expression of either transgene resulted in mild neuropathology and/or signs of neurological disease in more than half of these(More)
We have created transgenic mouse lines with impaired glucocorticoid receptor function by expression of a type II glucocorticoid receptor antisense RNA in brain tissues. These animals have endocrinological characteristics similar to those seen in depression, including a hyperactive hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis as indicated by elevated plasma(More)
Transgenic mice carrying the v-Ha-ras oncogene under the control of the mouse mammary tumor virus long terminal repeat were produced. These mice exhibit several phenotypes: mammary tumors, bilateral hyperplasia of the harderian lacrimal gland, primary bronchio-alveolar lung adenocarcinoma, and splenomegaly. High levels of the transgene RNA were detected in(More)
Insulin-like growth factor-I (IGF-I) is a low molecular weight peptide that mediates the cell proliferating actions of growth hormone. Evidence exists indicating that IGF-I is produced by various cell types and this growth factor has been implicated in a variety of reproductive processes. To investigate the effect of IGF-I over-expression on reproductive(More)
Microinjection into bovine zygotes was performed to evaluate the effects of the timing of injection during the phase of DNA replication on the subsequent in vitro development of embryos and expression of injected chicken beta-actin promoter-lac Z gene construct. The period of DNA replication of bovine zygotes, determined by 3H-thymidine incorporation,(More)