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Asymmetric distribution of fate determinants is a fundamental mechanism underlying the acquisition of distinct cell fates during asymmetric division. In Drosophila neuroblasts, the apical DmPar6/DaPKC complex inhibits Lethal giant larvae (Lgl) to promote the basal localization of fate determinants. In contrast, in the sensory precursor (pI) cells that(More)
Localization and activation of heterotrimeric G proteins have a crucial role during asymmetric cell division. The asymmetric division of the Drosophila sensory precursor cell (pl) is polarized along the antero-posterior axis by Frizzled signalling and, during this division, activation of Galphai depends on Partner of Inscuteable (Pins). We establish here(More)
This study was aimed at confirming that auditory event related potential (ERP) abnormalities are indicators of vulnerability to schizophrenia. Auditory ERP performances were assessed at Fz, Cz, and Pz, with an oddball paradigm, in 21 clinically stable patients with schizophrenia, 21 of their healthy biological full siblings and 21 control subjects. The(More)
Bovine transfer factor (TFd) specific to herpes simplex virus (HSV)1 or to HSV2 was prepared by immunizing calves with the corresponding virus. The TFd preparations were then injected into Swiss mice in an attempt to protect them against a subsequent lethal challenge with HSV1 or HSV2 virus. It was thus shown that injection of anti-HSV TFd protects the mice(More)
This study examines the area of eye movement dysfunctions as an indicator of vulnerability to schizophrenia. Eye movement performance was investigated with three different paradigms: Smooth Pursuit Eye Movements (SPEM); Visually Guided Saccades (VGS); and Antisaccades (AS) in 21 clinically stable patients with schizophrenia, 21 of their healthy, biological(More)
Most of existing self-report measures of schizotypal personality assess only few of the nine traits of schizotypal personality disorder according to DSM III-R or DSM IV. Adrian Raine has developed a self-report scale named "Schizotypal Personality Questionnaire, [SPQ]" to evaluate all these traits. The questionnaire was found to have high sampling validity,(More)
The existence of a genetic background is well admitted in schizophrenia, but some individuals at genetic risk for that disease could never manifest it at a clinical level. However, several vulnerability models could help us to identify such individuals. According to them, when similar perturbations at a given task are observed both in clinically stable(More)