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OBJECTIVE The effects of aging on the inhibitory function are largely described in the neuroimaging literature but little data is available on the beginning of this age-related impairment. METHODS In this study, we described the cortical activation of middle-aged (mean age +/- standard error to the mean, 51.7 +/- 3.1) subjects compared to young (26.8 +/-(More)
The main objective of this work was to study the functional markers of the clinical response to cholecystokinin tetrapeptide (CCK-4). Twelve healthy male subjects were challenged with CCK-4 and simultaneously underwent functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) recording. Since anticipatory anxiety (AA) is an intrinsic part of panic disorder, a behavioral(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the reproducibility of neural activations induced by an anticipatory anxiety provocation challenge in healthy volunteers. MATERIALS AND METHODS Fourteen healthy male volunteers participated in two separate functional MRI (fMRI) sessions in which they underwent a paradigm based on anticipation of aversive transcutaneous electrical nerve(More)
We investigated the in vivo expression of myosin heavy chains (MHC) and myosin light chains (MLC) in the rat uterus during pregnancy and post partum (p. p.). According to their antigenic reactivity, we observed two smooth-muscle-specific MHC (SM-MHC) of 204 kDa and 200 kDa (SM1 and SM2 respectively) and one non-muscle-specific MHC band of 198 kDa (NM-MHC).(More)
We investigated in vivo expression of myosin heavy chain (MHC) isoforms, 17 kDa myosin light chain (MLC17), and phosphorylation of the 20 kDa MLC (MLC20) as well as mechanical performance of chemically skinned fibers of normal and hypertrophied smooth muscle (SM) of human myometrium. According to their immunological reactivity, we identified three MHC(More)
Human models of anxiety are useful to develop new effective anxiolytics. The objective of this study was to use functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) to test the hypothesis that a single dose of lorazepam modifies brain activation during an anxiety challenge. Eighteen healthy male subjects underwent fMRI associated with a challenge based on the(More)
In spite of having been the object of considerable attention, the histopathological grading of oligodendrogliomas is still controversial. The determination of reliable biomarkers capable of improving the malignancy grading remains an essential step in working toward better therapeutic management of patients. Therefore the metabolome of 34 human brain(More)
Regional brain iron levels of two patients with haemochromatosis and severe restless legs syndrome (RLS) were assessed using R2' magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) sequences in both patients and in nine healthy controls. R2' relaxation rates in the patients were decreased in the substantia nigra, red nucleus, and pallidum when compared with the controls.(More)
Benzodiazepine effects on cholecystokinin tetrapeptide (CCK-4)-induced panic attack (PA) in humans are incompletely characterized, in particular on the neurofunctional level. This work explores the effects of lorazepam on brain activity and behavioral and physiological symptoms related to CCK-4-induced PA in healthy volunteers. Twenty-one male volunteers(More)
Despite the growing means devoted to research and development (R α D) and refinements in the preclinical stages, the efficiency of central nervous system (CMS) drug development is disappointing. Many drugs reach patient studies with an erroneous therapeutic indication andlor in incorrect doses. Apart from the first clinical studies, which are conducted in(More)