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In the brain of adult rodents, young neurons arising from the subventricular zone (SVZ) of the lateral ventricle migrate tangentially along the rostral migratory stream (RMS) toward the olfactory bulb. The aim of this study was to determine whether surgical lesions placed through the RMS could affect the rostral migration of these newly formed neurons.(More)
We have recently shown that tanycytes, a particular type of glial cell that has morphological and biochemical similarities with radial glial cells, constitute a preferential support for the regeneration of lesioned neurohypophysial axons. The present study was designed to explore the possible neurotrophic role of tanycytes in vitro. Glial cells derived from(More)
Amyloid precursor protein (APP) is a transmembrane glycoprotein which is believed to promote neural cell adhesion, neural survival, and neuritogenesis. The present study was undertaken to determine whether APP could be detected within different types of astroglial cells present in the central nervous system (CNS) of neonatal or adult rats. The localization(More)
Calcium-permeable neurotransmitter receptors are concentrated into structurally and biochemically isolated cellular compartments to localize calcium-mediated events during neurotransmission. The cytoplasmic membrane contains lipid microdomains called lipid rafts, which can gather into microscopically visible clusters, and thus the association of a(More)
The pituitary gland has long been considered to be a random patchwork of hormone-producing cells. By using pituitary-scale tridimensional imaging for two of the least abundant cell lineages, the corticotropes and gonadotropes, we have now uncovered highly organized and interdigitated cell networks that reflect homotypic and heterotypic interactions between(More)
In the intact hypothalamo-neurohypophysial system, oxytocinergic or vasopressinergic neurons project their axons throughout the internal layer of the median eminence towards the blood vessels of the hypophysial neural lobe. When transected at the level of the median eminence, these axons undergo massive sprouting towards the external layer of the organ and(More)
In mammals, males and females exhibit anatomical, hormonal, and metabolic differences. A major example of such sex dimorphism in mouse involves hepatic drug metabolism, which is also a noticeable target of circadian timekeeping. However, whether the circadian clock itself contributes to sex-biased metabolism has remained unknown, although several daily(More)
Intermediate filaments (IFs) are a major component of the cytoskeleton in astrocytes. Their role is far from being completely understood. Immature astrocytes play a major role in neuronal migration and neuritogenesis, and their IFs are mainly composed of vimentin. In mature differentiated astrocytes, vimentin is replaced by the IF protein glial fibrillary(More)
We have recently shown that tanycytes present in the median eminence (ME) constitute a preferential support for the regeneration of lesioned neurohypophysial oxytocinergic and vasopressinergic axons. However, although tanycytes are particularly abundant in the ME, they are also present along the third ventricle wall. This study was thus undertaken to(More)
A specific monoclonal antiserum (Mab 6.17) inducing a strong immunostaining of the neuromuscular junction has been used to detect the possible occurrence of the corresponding antigen throughout the intact or lesioned central nervous system of adult rats. In intact animals, 6.17-immunolabeling was essentially detected in astrocyte-like structures located in(More)