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BACKGROUND Numerous studies have evocated the clinical usefulness of serum AMH levels as a predictor of ovarian response and pregnancy in assisted reproductive technology cycles. Nevertheless, the analysis of the literature shows a great dispersion in serum AMH concentrations obtained with different methods from almost comparable populations. METHODS We(More)
BACKGROUND As being overweight can impair female spontaneous fertility or after assisted reproductive technology (ART) cycles, the aim of this study was to compare in vitro fertilization (IVF) outcome according to women's body mass index (BMI). METHODS Retrospective study conducted from 2006 to 2009 in the IVF unit of Nantes University Hospital, France.(More)
The ADAM17 metalloproteinase (a disintegrin and metalloprotease 17) controls epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) activation through regulated shedding of EGFR ligands. With the advent of new therapeutic options targeting EGFR signalling in colon carcinoma, it was decided to determine ADAM17 status in relation to clinico-pathological parameters and EGFR(More)
BACKGROUND Microscopic evaluation of mitotic figures is a routine procedure in the assessment of the histoprognostic grade of tumours. Nevertheless, their count may be fraught with difficulties. As histone H3 phosphorylation at serine 10 is closely linked to chromosomal condensation, a new monoclonal antibody directed to phosphorylated histone H3 (PPH3) was(More)
BACKGROUND Crohn's disease (CD) mainly affects young adults of reproductive age. Whereas a large amount of data is available concerning pregnancy in young CD women, no study has been conducted on their ovarian reserve status. This study aimed to investigate the potential effect of CD on ovarian reserve in young women in remission, as reflected by serum(More)
The enteric nervous system (ENS) and its major component, enteric glial cells (EGCs), have recently been identified as a major regulator of intestinal epithelial barrier functions. Indeed, EGCs inhibit intestinal epithelial cell (IEC) proliferation and increase barrier resistance and IEC adhesion via the release of EGC-derived soluble factors.(More)
Anti-Müllerian Hormone (AMH) is a member of the transforming Growth Factor-B (TGF-B) family synthesized exclusively by the gonads of both sexes. Over the last four years, numerous studies have examined the clinical usefulness of serum AMH levels as a predictor of ovarian response and pregnancy in assisted reproductive technology cycles. Assessment of(More)
The purpose of this study is to identify colorectal serrated lesions in the inflammatory mucosa of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), to characterize their molecular status based on BRAF and KRAS mutations, mismatch-repair (MMR) deficiency and microsatellite instability (MSI), and to verify that these molecular alterations are specific to the 'serrated(More)
AIMS In clear cell renal cell carcinoma (CCRCC), vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) represents the central positive mediator of tumour angiogenesis while VEGF receptor (VEGFR) is the primary target of anti-angiogenic therapies. TIMP3 is a physiological VEGFR-2 antagonist and thus could be considered as an anti-angiogenic factor. We therefore(More)
Increasing evidence suggests that enteric glial cells (EGCs) are critical for enteric neuron survival and functions. In particular, EGCs exert direct neuroprotective effects mediated in part by the release of glutathione. However, other glial factors such as those identified as regulating the intestinal epithelial barrier and in particular the omega-6 fatty(More)