Joelle Laffitte

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PURPOSE To assess the accuracy and torerability of gadolinium-enhanced thoracic CTA using a 64 MDCT compared to a 16 MDCT. Because this study was started prior to the description of NSF, particular attention was paid to long-term follow-up of the patient population. MATERIALS AND METHODS The study protocol was approved by the ethics committee of our(More)
Patulin is an acetate-derived tetraketide mycotoxin produced by several fungal species, especially Aspergillus, Penicillium and Byssochlamys species. The health risks due to patulin consumption by humans have led many countries to regulate it in human food. Previous studies have shown the involvement of cytochrome P450 monooxygenases in the hydroxylation of(More)
Consequences of subchronic exposure to aflatoxin B1 (AFB1) on liver monooxygenase and transferase enzymes were compared in control pigs and pigs given 385, 867 or 1,807 microg AFB1/kg of feed for 4 weeks. Animals exposed to the highest dose of toxin developed clinical signs of aflatoxicosis, like liver fibrosis, hepatic dysfunction and decreased weight(More)
Patulin is a mycotoxin produced by fungal genera such as Aspergillus, Penicillium and Byssochlamys. It induces neurological, gastrointestinal and immunological effects, which is why patulin belongs to a short list of mycotoxins whose level in food is regulated in many countries around the world. Recently, a cluster gathering 15 genes involved in the(More)
Pseudomonas tolaasii is responsible for brown blotch symptoms on Agaricus bisporus. Investigations among 15 P. tolaasii wild-type strains revealed the existence of an extra-genomic factor. Pseudomonas tolaasii CNBP2152D, a spontaneous derivative of the wild-type strain CNBP2152 which has lost the factor, exhibited a significant decline in pathogenicity.(More)
An increasing number of human beings from developed countries are colonized by Escherichia coli strains producing colibactin, a genotoxin suspected to be associated with the development of colorectal cancers. Deoxynivalenol (DON) is the most prevalent mycotoxin that contaminates staple food-especially cereal products-in Europe and North America. This study(More)
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