Nicolas Borenstein

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BACKGROUND The design of a percutaneous implantable prosthetic heart valve has become an important area for investigation. A percutaneously implanted heart valve (PHV) composed of 3 bovine pericardial leaflets mounted within a balloon-expandable stent was developed. After ex vivo testing and animal implantation studies, the first human implantation was(More)
Mutations in the human APC gene caused various familial colon cancer syndromes. The Multiple intestinal neoplasia (Min) mouse provides an excellent model for familial colon cancer: it carries a mutant mouse Apc gene and develops many intestinal adenomas. Here, we analyze how this tumor phenotype is dramatically modified by genetic background. We report the(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIMS Acute renal failure (ARF) remains a major healthcare problem. Although modern medical therapy has improved its outcome, the syndrome still has high mortality and morbidity rates [Xue et al.: J Am Soc Nephrol 2006;17:1135-1142]. Recently, stem cell (SC) therapies have been proposed as an alternative for the treatment of ARF on the basis(More)
The Mom1 (Modifier of Min-1) region of distal chromosome 4 was identified during a screen for polymorphic modifiers of intestinal tumorigenesis in ApcMin/+ mice. Here, we demonstrate that the Mom1AKR allele consists of two genetic components. These include the secretory phospholipase Pla2g2a, whose candidacy as a Mom1 resistance modifier has now been tested(More)
OBJECTIVES The goal of this study was to develop a device for percutaneous replacement of the tricuspid valve in animals. BACKGROUND Percutaneous valve replacement has recently been introduced, and early clinical experience has been reported. To date, this technique is limited to the replacement of pulmonary and aortic valves in selected patients. (More)
The intestinal tumor multiplicity in mice heterozygous for ApcMin is strongly modulated by genetic background. On the sensitive C57BL/6J (B6) background, mice develop large numbers of intestinal adenomas. The AKR/J (AKR) strain carries alleles that correlate with a strong reduction in tumor multiplicity. To study the effect of one of these modifiers, Mom1,(More)
Electroporation has recently been shown to have advantages over the commonly used method of calcium phosphate precipitation for obtaining DNA-mediated transformation of certain types of cells. Although mouse erythroleukemia cells and other cells of hematopoietic origin are not transformed at useful frequencies by calcium phosphate-DNA precipitation methods,(More)
Recently, percutaneous aortic valve implantation has become an alternative technique to surgical valve replacement in patient at high risk for surgery. Our animal experimentation evaluated the technical feasibility of aortic valve replacement using a bovine pericardium valve sutured on a self-expandable stent in a sheep model. Precise implantation with(More)
OBJECTIVES We report our animal experience of endovascular valve replacement (VR) of failed bioprosthesis (BP) using an original delivery catheter allowing repositioning of the valved stent (VS). BACKGROUND Among the different devices designed for percutaneous VR, none has the potential for repositioning of a fully deployed VS. METHODS Five sheep(More)
OBJECTIVES Adult mesenchymal stem cells (MSC) have been proven to be of benefit to the kidney in different experimental models of renal injuries. All studies have been performed in valuable rodent models, but the relevance of these results to large mammals and ultimately, to humans remains unknown. Therefore, the aim of this study was to investigate the(More)