Gloria H. Mouanga

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Amphisteginid foraminifera are larger symbiont-bearing foraminifera that are abundant in tropical and subtropical reef and shelf regions of the world’s oceans. There is now unequivocal evidence that climate change has led to an expansion of tropical belts. As temperatures rise, surface isotherms are shifting poleward and habitat ranges are moving towards(More)
In human African trypanosomiasis (sleeping sickness), sleep and wake episodes are sporadically distributed throughout the day and the night. Plasma melatonin, sleep-wakefulness and rectal temperature rhythms were studied in 9 Congolese patients suffering from sleeping sickness compared to 6 healthy controls submitted to the same light/dark regime. The(More)
Last century, patients with human African trypanosomiasis were described as sleepy by day and restless by night, and physicians referred to this condition as sleeping sickness. Such a description could have evoked a disturbance of circadian rhythms. However, it is only in 1989 that the first 24-hour recording was performed by our team in Niamey (Niger) in a(More)
We studied plasma melatonin profiles by radioimmunoassay in nine patients suffering from human african trypanosomiasis and six healthy controls matched according to the age and the photoperiodic conditions. The circadian periodicity of the sleep-wake cycle was disturbed proportionally to the degree of severity of the disease. On the contrary, the patients'(More)
In order to determine whether sleep disturbances would affect the hormonal patterns and the normal relationships between hormone pulses and sleep stages, the 24-hour profiles of cortisol, prolactin and plasma renin activity (PRA) were analysed in 6 sleeping sickness patients studied at Brazzaville and in 5 healthy African controls studied in Abidjan.(More)
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