Nicolas Rivard

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It is generally accepted that peptide-YY (PYY), an ileocolonic peptide, is released by luminal nutrients and exogenous cholecystokinin (CCK). The importance of luminal nutrients as major PYY releasers was recently challenged when significant increases in plasma PYY were observed in response to pancreatic juice diversion in rats free of luminal nutrients.(More)
This study was undertaken to evaluate the effects of Sandostatin, a potent somatostatin analogue, on pancreatic and intestinal growth and plasma and pancreatic levels of insulin-like growth factor I, a known growth factor. Rats weighing 320-330 g, equipped with an intravenous cannula were infused with either bovine serum albumin or Sandostatin at a dose of(More)
UNLABELLED Mobile genetic elements play a pivotal role in the adaptation of bacterial populations, allowing them to rapidly cope with hostile conditions, including the presence of antimicrobial compounds. IncA/C conjugative plasmids (ACPs) are efficient vehicles for dissemination of multidrug resistance genes in a broad range of pathogenic species of(More)
IncC conjugative plasmids and Salmonella genomic island 1 (SGI1) and relatives are frequently associated with multidrug resistance of clinical isolates of pathogenic Enterobacteriaceae. SGI1 is specifically mobilized in trans by IncA and IncC plasmids (commonly referred to as A/C plasmids) following its excision from the chromosome, an event triggered by(More)
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