Helene Cousin

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ADAMs are membrane-anchored proteases that regulate cell behavior by proteolytically modifying the cell surface and ECM. Like other membrane-anchored proteases, ADAMs contain candidate "adhesive" domains downstream of their metalloprotease domains. The mechanism by which membrane-anchored cell surface proteases utilize these putative adhesive domains to(More)
We have studied the effect of a dietary supplement with linoleic acid (LA) in 76 patients with MS. We could detect no effect of this supplement on the progression of neurological findings, the relapse rate, or the severity of relapses. We were also able to show that oral supplementation with a linoleic acid preparation would raise the blood level of LA in(More)
The digital laminae is a two layer tissue that attaches the distal phalanx to the inner hoof wall, thus suspending the horse's axial skeleton in the hoof capsule. This tissue fails at the epidermal:dermal junction in laminitic horses, causing crippling disease. Basal epithelial cells line the laminar epidermal:dermal junction, undergo physiological change(More)
Electrophysiologic studies in patients with autosomal dominant myotonia congenita (ADMC) have implicated defects of both muscle membrane sodium and chloride channels. An adult skeletal muscle sodium channel (ASkM1) gene maps to chromosome 17q23-25, and defects in this gene are almost certainly responsible for at least three variants of hyperkalemic periodic(More)
In our study of multiple sclerosis (MS) patients we have found significant increases in the A3, B7, and DW2 antigens. We have also studied immune responses in these same patients. There was elevation of measles antibodies in MS patients positive for A3, B7, and B18 as compared to MS patients without those antigens. The first study of mitogen responsiveness(More)
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