M. C. Clavequin

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In the rat hypothalamus, antibodies to ovine CRF41 stain neurons of a paraventriculo-infundibular neuroglandular pathway. CRF like immunoreactivity (CLI)-containing perikarya are mostly packed in the parvocellular division of the paraventricular nucleus. Their morphology and topography differ from that of other peptidergic neurons. However a few CLI(More)
The sex chromosomes in spermatozoa of a 47,XYY fertile male were analysed simultaneously by dual fluorescence in-situ hybridization (FISH), with two probes (pHY2.1 and pXBR). Of the 100000 cells analysed, 95179 spermatozoa (95.18%) exhibited one or more hybridization signals. Of the hybridized nuclei, 85.37% showed a normal sex chromosome constitution(More)
In the central nervous systems of several species belonging to different vertebrate classes, immunocytochemical stainings with an antiserum to ovine CRF 41 show multiple location of CRF perikarya and various areas containing CRF fibres and terminals. These stainings reflect species and interspecies functional adaptations of the CRF neurones which constitute(More)
Robertsonian translocations are the most frequent structural chromosomal abnormalities in humans and can affect fertility, with various degrees of sperm alterations in men; or the pregnancy outcome of the carriers. The studies on meiotic segregation of chromosomes in sperm of Robertsonian translocation males find a majority of normal or balanced spermatozoa(More)
In 15-day-, 1-month- and 1.5-month- old cats an antiserum against hpGRF-44 stained a novel hypothalamo-infundibular neuroglandular system. Its intra-eminential processes present an important development between 15 and 30 days of age. Perikarya and nerve fibres, which are abundant in several brain areas as early as the 15th day, suggest that the peptide(More)
A total of 304 human pronuclear zygotes and cleaved embryos from the 2- to 9-cell stages, obtained during invitro fertilization attempts, were photographed and retrospectively analysed after transfer for their morphology and size in relation to their developmental stage, using the Imagenia programme of a Biocom 500 image analyser. Morphometric parameters(More)
Lack of data on the genotype-phenotype relationship in cases of AZF microdeletions is due to the limited number of histological investigations in human male infertility cases. We investigated the possibility of retrospective detection of Yq11 microdeletions by using DNA extracted from diagnostic testicular biopsies. We used histological criteria to select(More)
BACKGROUND The hypothetical responsibility of sperm donation in cytomegalovirus (CMV) transmission to recipients and precautions to prevent this transmission are widely discussed. The aim of this French CECOS Federation study was to evaluate both the reality and the importance of the CMV risk due to donor sperm and the relevance of measures used to screen(More)
An antiserum raised against synthetic salmon melanin-concentrating hormone (MCH) reveals an extensive neuronal system in the posterior lateral areas of the human hypothalamus. These neurons correspond to those previously described in the rat, which are characterized by expression of MCH-like, alpha-melanotropin-like and human growth hormone-releasing factor(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the importance of interindividual variations in the disomy frequencies of human sperm and their possible correlation with the principal semen parameters. DESIGN Prospective randomized analysis of sperm nuclei by fluorescence in situ hybridization and analysis of semen parameters. SETTING University-based laboratory for reproductive(More)