Pascale Hoffmann

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Angiogenesis is a key process of dynamic tissue remodeling occurring during placentation. Compelling evidence indicates that vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) is an important mediator of placental angiogenesis and appears to be deregulated in preeclampsia. Recently a new angiogenic factor, endocrine gland-derived VEGF (EG-VEGF), also known as(More)
Dyslexia is one of the most common learning disorders affecting about 5% of all school-aged children. It has been shown that event-related potential measurements reveal differences between dyslexic children and age-matched controls. This holds particularly true for mismatch negativity (MMN), which reflects automatic speech deviance processing and is altered(More)
Pre-eclampsia (PE), the major cause of maternal morbidity and mortality, is thought to be caused by shallow invasion of the maternal decidua by extravillous trophoblasts (EVT). Data suggest that a fine balance between the expressions of pro- and anti-invasive factors might regulate EVT invasiveness. Recently, we showed that the expression of the new growth(More)
Endocrine gland derived vascular endothelial growth factor (EG-VEGF) also called prokineticin (PK1), has been identified and linked to several biological processes including angiogenesis. EG-VEGF is abundantly expressed in the highest vascularized organ, the human placenta. Here we characterized its angiogenic effect using different experimental procedures.(More)
Compelling evidence indicates that vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) is an important mediator of placental angiogenesis and appears to be disregulated in pre-eclampsia (PE). Recently, we characterised the expression of EG-VEGF (endocrine gland-derived vascular endothelial growth factor), also known as prokineticin 1 (PK1) in human placenta during(More)
Screening for specific biomarkers of early-stage detection of ovarian cancer is a major health priority due to the asymptomatic nature and poor survival characteristic of the disease. We utilised two-dimensional gel electrophoresis (2DE) to identify differentially expressed proteins in the serum of ovarian cancer patients that may be useful as biomarkers of(More)
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Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a common, highly heritable neurodevelopmental disorder. Genetic loci have not yet been identified by genome-wide association studies. Rare copy number variations (CNVs), such as chromosomal deletions or duplications, have been implicated in ADHD and other neurodevelopmental disorders. To identify rare(More)
The effect of voluntary exercise on cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) levels of immunoreactive beta-endorphin has been studied in the spontaneously hypertensive rat (SHR). The exercise consisted of 5-6 weeks of spontaneous running in wheels and the average running distance was 3.5 +/- 0.4 km/24 h. CSF samples were obtained under anaesthesia from the cisterna magna.(More)
Lipopeptides, carrying the N-terminal lipoamino acid 2-(palmitoylamino)-6,7-bis(palmitoyloxy) heptanoic acid (Pam3Adh-OH, 1), were obtained by solid-phase synthesis and by synthesis in solution. 2-Amino-6,7-dihydroxyheptanoic acid (Adh) can be regarded as a methylene analogue of S-glycerylcysteine, the N-terminal amino acid of lipoprotein from the outer(More)