Pascale Guiraud

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In this report, we have investigated the role of copper (Cu) and zinc (Zn) in oxidative stress induced by cadmium (Cd) in C6 cells. Cells were exposed to 20 μM Cd, 500 μM Cu, and 450 μM Zn for 24 h. Then, toxic effects, cellular metals levels, oxidative stress parameters, cell death, as well as DNA damage were evaluated. Cd induced an increase in cellular(More)
Chikungunya virus (CHIKV) is transmitted by Aedes mosquitoes and causes an acute symptomatic illness with fever, skin rash, and incapacitating arthralgia, which can evolve into chronic rheumatoid arthritis in elderly patients. This is a tropical disease originally described in central/east Africa in the 1960s, but its 2004 re-emergence in Africa and rapid(More)
The erythroid differentiation of K562 cells could be achieved by exposure to several pharmacologic agents, including hemin, butyric acid (BA), and anthracycline antitumor drugs such as aclarubicin (ACLA) and doxorubicin (DOX). When used at subtoxic concentrations, these drugs induce the overexpression of erythroid genes, leading to hemoglobinization of(More)
Bacteria have been isolated from 10 different strains of Phanerochaete chrysosporium, a white rot fungus which degrades lignocellulosic materials. The investigations showed that one or more bacterial species were always associated with the fungus. Various attempts to eliminate the bacteria on the fungus were unsuccessful. Three different bacterial species(More)
We present a case of an inherited disorder of copper metabolism, Menkes disease in which MRI studies revealed the coexistence of T2 hypersignal in the temporal white matter with an increase of apparent diffusion coefficient indicative of vasogenic oedema combined with T2 hypersignal of the putamen and head of the caudate and decreased apparent diffusion(More)
Mitochondrial oxidative metabolism in three patients with typical Menkes disease was studied. In two cases, a general decrease in all of the respiratory chain complex activities (I, II, III and IV) was observed. However, in the most severe case, these activities were entirely normal. Our results emphasize the diversity of the cellular expression of Menkes(More)
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