Monique Tremblay

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Previous results from our genetic analyses using pedigrees from a French Canadian population suggested that the interval delimited by markers on chromosome 12, D12S86 and D12S378, was the most probable genomic region to contain a susceptibility gene for affective disorders. Association studies with microsatellite markers using a case/control sample from the(More)
Previous results from our genetic analyses using pedigrees from a French Canadian population suggested that the interval delimited by markers D12S86 and D12S378 on chromosome 12 was the most probable genomic region to contain a susceptibility gene for affective disorders. Here we present a more detailed genetic analysis of a 7.7 Mb genomic region located on(More)
Metabolic syndrome is associated with increased risk of cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes mellitus. However, clinical diagnosis of metabolic syndrome alone does not permit proper assessment of cardiometabolic risk. Instead, it should be viewed as a modifiable risk factor. The development and progression of metabolic syndrome may be the result of(More)
SIR—Disturbance of the serotonergic system has been suggested as a factor in the pathogenesis of affective disorders. Tryptophan hydroxylase (TPH) is the ratelimiting enzyme in the serotonin biosynthetic pathway and plays an important role in the regulation of serotonin function. Until recently, only one TPH isoform was reported for vertebrates. By targeted(More)
UNLABELLED Hypertriglyceridemia is a frequent and heterogeneous clinical trait, which modulates the risk of disease. Fibrates constitute an effective class of triglyceride-lowering agents. OBJECTIVE To evaluate the effect of fibrates on fasting plasma triglycerides and other lipids levels in hypertriglyceridemia phenotypes with different genetic and(More)
Lung development is strongly influenced by its state of distension. For instance, increasing distension induced by fetal tracheal occlusion (TO) stimulates lung development. In contrast, oligohydramnios (OH) reduces lung distending forces and results in lung hypoplasia. We hypothesize that Rho/Rho-associated kinase (ROCK) pathway plays an important role as(More)
BACKGROUND The salivary flow rate is an important determinant of salivary pH. It is influenced by several metabolic syndrome (MetS) components as well as the menopausal status. The cluster of cardiometabolic risk factors that characterizes the MetS could be exacerbated following menopause. The objective of this study was therefore to document the(More)
Bipolar disorder (BP) is a psychiatric illness with both genetic and environmental components occurring with a prevalence of slightly more than 1%. Our previous linkage and case/control studies have pointed to a susceptibility locus for BP in the 12q24.31 chromosomal region. Here, we investigated the possible involvement of the SMRT/N-CoR2 gene, which(More)
BACKGROUND Plasma adiponectin is a significant correlate of the pro-inflammatory cardiometabolic risk profile associated with obesity and type 2 diabetes. Salivary pH is influenced by several cardiometabolic risk components such as inflammation, oxidation and numerous oral and systemic health modulators, including the menopausal status. This study aimed to(More)
The anticipation phenomenon, described as either an increase in disease severity, a decrease in age at onset, or both, in successive generations, has been suggested as a possibility of genetic transmission for bipolar affective disorder. We report here investigation of the stability of intergenerational transmission of a variable number tandem repeat (VNTR)(More)