Marie Thérèse Bihoreau

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The RCS rat presents an autosomal recessive retinal pigment epithelium dystrophy characterized by the outer segments of photoreceptors being phagocytosis-deficient. A systematic genetic study allowed us to restrict the interval containing the rdy locus to that between the markers D3Mit13 and D3Rat256. We report the chromosomal localization of the rat c-mer(More)
PURPOSE Generalized nonconvulsive absence seizures are characterized by the occurrence of synchronous and bilateral spike-and-wave discharges (SWDs) on electroencephalographic recordings, concomitant with behavioral arrest. The GAERS (genetic absence rats from Strasbourg) strain, a well-characterized inbred model for idiopathic generalized epilepsy,(More)
PURPOSE The WAG/Rij rat is among the most appropriate models for the study of spontaneous childhood absence epilepsy, without complex neurologic disorders that are associated with some mouse models for absence epilepsy. Previous studies have allowed the identification of distinct types of spike-wave discharges (SWDs) characterizing seizures in this strain.(More)
The syndrome of hyperactivity describes behavioural disorders existing mainly in children and characterized by increased levels of motor activity, inattention and impulsivity. Overall the aetiology is poorly understood due to the heterogeneity of the pathology although psychological, biological and social factors acting singly or in concert are generally(More)
The Han:SPRD cy/+ strain develops a form of slowly progressive disease that appears similar in many respects to that seen in the autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD) in humans. We have performed a total genome scan in an experimental backcross population derived from affected Han:SPRD cy/+ rat (PKD) and non-affected Wistar Ottawa Karlsburg(More)
Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a common inflammatory disease of the central nervous system unsurpassed for its variability in disease outcome. Apolipoprotein E (APOE) is involved in neuronal remodelling and several studies have attempted to examine the effect of APOE on MS disease severity, but its function in modifying the course of MS is controversial. It has(More)
Extracellular matrix molecules such as elastin and collagens provide mechanical support to the vessel wall. In addition to its structural role, elastin is a regulator that maintains homeostasis through biologic signaling. Genetically determined minor modifications in elastin and collagen in the aorta could influence the onset and evolution of arterial(More)
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