Gisèle Ferrand

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BACKGROUND The Notch pathway is essential for proper epidermal differentiation during embryonic skin development. Moreover, skin specific loss of Notch signaling in the embryo results in skin barrier defects accompanied by a B-lymphoproliferative disease. However, much less is known about the consequences of loss of Notch signaling after birth. (More)
A full history of the management practices and the prevalence of upper respiratory tract disease (URTD) at 218 rescue shelters, breeding establishments and private households with five or more cats was recorded. Oropharyngeal and conjunctival swabs and blood samples were taken from 1748 cats. The prevalences of feline herpesvirus (FHV), feline calicivirus(More)
Between January 1980 and February 1988, 61 women with ordinary ovarian carcinoma (OC) were treated with combined intraperitoneal and intravenous first-line therapy. For intraperitoneal infusions we did not use implanted systems which are often poorly tolerated and sometimes create non-negligible complications. We simply used a lumbar puncture needle left in(More)
UNLABELLED The histidine triad nucleotide-binding (HINT2) protein is a mitochondrial adenosine phosphoramidase expressed in the liver and pancreas. Its physiological function is unknown. To elucidate the role of HINT2 in liver physiology, the mouse Hint2 gene was deleted. Hint2(-/-) and Hint2(+/+) mice were generated in a mixed C57Bl6/J × 129Sv background.(More)
UNLABELLED The identification of cellular pathways capable of limiting ischemia/reperfusion (I/R) injury remains a frontier in medicine, and its clinical relevance is urgent. Histidine triad nucleotide binding protein 1 (HINT1) is a tumor suppressor that influences apoptosis. Because apoptotic pathways are a feature of I/R injury, we asked whether Hint1(More)
The possibility to genetically modify the mouse genome has enabled the creation of numerous lines of genetically engineered mouse models (GEMMs). As a result, the demand for housing space in research facilities is increasing. Knowledge of the basis of mouse reproduction and of the methods to handle colonies of GEMMs is therefore mandatory to efficiently(More)
A hundred and twenty three patients with intraperitoneal cancer (mostly ovarian) were treated between 1980 and 1990 with intraperitoneal chemotherapy administered through a "needle". Local complications were infinitely fewer and less serious than those observed with materials implanted for months. General complications depended on which protocols were being(More)