Magali Tournaire

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Queen fecundity is a critical issue for the health of honeybee (Apis mellifera L.) colonies, as she is the only reproductive female in the colony and responsible for the constant renewal of the worker bee population. Any factor affecting the queen's fecundity will stagnate colony development, increasing its susceptibility to opportunistic pathogens. We(More)
Obesity is a common but highly, clinically, and genetically heterogeneous disease. Deletion of the terminal region of the short arm of chromosome 2 is rare and has been reported in about 13 patients in the literature often associated with a Prader–Willi-like phenotype. We report on five unrelated patients with 2p25 deletion of paternal origin presenting(More)
This study aims to evaluate and compare the antiproliferative and proapoptotic effects of resveratrol (trans-3,4',5-trihydoxystilbene) with two of its naturally occurring oligomers, epsilon-viniferin (a dimer) and miyabenol C (a trimer). Proliferation assays performed on myeloid and lymphoid cell lines show that the three compounds inhibit cell growth of(More)
Duane retraction syndrome (DRS) is a rare congenital strabismus condition with genetic heterogeneity. DRS associated with intellectual disability or developmental delay is observed in several genetic diseases: syndromes such as Goldenhar or Wildervanck syndrome and chromosomal anomalies such as 12q12 deletion. We report on the case of a patient with DRS,(More)
Skeletal muscle regenerates after injury. Tissue remodelling, which takes place during muscle regeneration, is a complex process involving proteolytic enzymes. It is inferred that micro and milli calpains are involved in the protein turnover and structural adaptation associated with muscle myolysis and reconstruction. Using a whole-crush injured skeletal(More)
Oxindole-core synthetic molecules are currently being developed as anticancer drugs that target protein tyrosine kinases associated with growth factor receptors. Oxindole, 5-Hydroxyoxindole, and 2, 3-dioxindole [isatin] are natural molecules found in mammalian body fluids and tissues and we addressed the question of similar properties of endogenous(More)
Intellectual disability (ID) is a frequent feature but is highly clinically and genetically heterogeneous. The establishment of the precise diagnosis in patients with ID is challenging due to this heterogeneity but crucial for genetic counseling and appropriate care for the patients. Among the etiologies of patients with ID, apparently balanced de novo(More)
There is increasing evidence, that oxidized indoles, isatin, 5-hydroxyoxindole, 2-oxindole, play important regulatory functions in the brain. Isatin and 5-hydroxyoxindole share some common regulatory properties in cell cultures (Cane et al., 2000, BBRC, 276, 379), however, their effects on brain mitochondrial monoamine oxidases, a potential target for their(More)
Isatin is an endogenous oxidized indole that influences a range of processes in vivo and in vitro. It has a distinct and discontinuous distribution in the brain and [3H]isatin binding sites are widely distributed in rat brain sections. The highest labelling is found in hypothalamic nuclei and in the cortex, hippocampus, and cerebellum (Crumeyrolle-Arias et(More)
Honey bee (Apis mellifera L.) colonies are subjected to many persistent viral infections that do not exhibit clinical signs. The identification of criteria that could identify persistent or latent infections in bee colonies is a challenging task for field investigators and beekeepers. With this aim in view, we developed a molecular method to estimate the(More)