Marie-Noëlle Bortoluzzi

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The circulating peptide leptin, which is the product of the ob gene, provides feedback information on the size of fat stores to central Ob receptors that control food intake and body-weight homeostasis. Leptin has so far been reported to be secreted only by adipocytes and the placenta. Here we show that leptin messenger RNA and leptin protein are present in(More)
A role for Rab4 in the translocation of the glucose transporter Glut4 induced by insulin has been recently proposed. To study more directly the role of this small GTPase, freshly isolated adipocytes were transiently transfected with the cDNAs of both an epitope-tagged Glut4-myc and Rab4, a system which allows direct measurement of the concentration of Glut4(More)
BACKGROUND Hypopituitarism is a rare but well-known complication of cranial trauma. In the absence of overt diabetes insipidus, its recognition is difficult as the onset of clinical symptoms can be very progressive, up to several years. CASE REPORTS Three children, aged 8, 9 and 2 years, respectively, were admitted after a cranial trauma. Manifestations(More)
Between 1973 and 1980 a solution of phenol in glycerin into the cisterna magna was injected in 38 patients suffering from advanced intractable pain due to neoplasm of faciocephalic area. Owing to the poor neurological and general condition of our patients, surgical procedures were discarded. Patient's age ranged from 36 to 76 years and pain diffusion(More)
BACKGROUND The incidence of childhood type 1 diabetes (T1D) incidence is rising in many countries, supposedly because of changing environmental factors, which are yet largely unknown. The purpose of the study was to unravel environmental markers associated with T1D. METHODS Cases were children with T1D from the French Isis-Diab cohort. Controls were(More)
The Authors report a case of extravasation from deep and small cerebral arteries associated with traumatic thrombosis of the left anterior cerebral artery following penetrating head injury. The rareness of this event is asserted. The event related to the hemorrhage extravasation are discussed.
BACKGROUND Treatment of hyperthyroidism in those neonates born to mothers with Grave's disease is difficult. Calcium ipodate, an agent for oral cholecystography, inhibits extra-thyroid conversion of T3 to T4 and diminishes thyroid secretion. CASE REPORTS Two neonates with clinical manifestations and biological findings of hyperthyroidism were given(More)
The authors report four cases of contrast material extravasation during carotid angiography from cerebral aneurysmal rupture. The thesis of a coincidental event not due to an increase in the intraarterial pressure, is supported. The poor prognosis of these bleedings, detectable on angiography, is underlined and the questionable toxic effect of contrast(More)