Karine Robert

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In several neurological disorders including hyperhomocysteinemia, homocysteine (Hcy) accumulates in the brain, and acts as a potent neurotoxin. However, the molecular mechanisms induced by increased levels of Hcy in brain are not well understood. Here we show an activation of the extracellular signal-regulated kinases (ERK1 and ERK2) and the downstream(More)
BACKGROUND & AIMS Cystathionine beta-synthase (CBS) deficiency causes severe hyperhomocysteinemia, which confers diverse clinical manifestations, notably liver disease. To investigate this aspect of hyperhomocysteinemia, we performed a thorough investigation of liver pathology in CBS-deficient mice, a murine model of severe hyperhomocysteinemia. METHODS(More)
Deficiency in cystathionine beta synthase (CBS) leads to high plasma homocysteine concentrations and causes hyperhomocysteinemia, a common risk factor for vascular disease, stroke and possibly neurodegenerative diseases. Various neuronal diseases have been associated with hyperhomocysteinemia, but the molecular mechanisms of homocysteine toxicity are(More)
Identifying natural barriers to movements of hosts associated with infectious diseases is essential for developing effective control strategies. Raccoon rabies variant (RRV) is a zoonosis of concern for humans because its main vector, the raccoon (Procyon lotor), is found near residential areas. In Québec, Canada, all cases of RRV found in raccoons since(More)
Disturbances of Na,K-ATPase activity are implicated in the pathophysiology of cerebral ischemia. Previous experiments have shown that EGb 761 protects NaK-ATPase activity against one hour of cerebral ischemia. In the brain however, the 3 isoenzymes responsible for Na,K-ATPase activity may be differentially affected by various times of ischemia. In the(More)
pour toute l'aide et le soutien qu'il a m'apportés durant cette thèse. Je souhaite remercier tous les membres du groupe Mutter et plus particulièrement, Mandal, Abstract The rapid growing number of patients diagnosed with a neurodegenerative disease and more particularly with Alzheimer's disease (AD) has stimulated intensive research in determining and(More)
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