Pierre-Luc Gilbert Tremblay

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Progression of glioma is associated with local degenerative processes which are attributed to the activity of gelatinases. As glioma cells are candidate for secretion of these enzymes, we have studied in vitro the potential of cytokines (interleukin-1alpha (IL-1), tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNFalpha) and transforming growth factor-beta (TGFbeta2)) to(More)
Chunking of single movements into integrated sequences has been described during motor learning, and we have recently demonstrated that this process involves a dopamine-dependant mechanism in animal (Levesque et al. in Exp Brain Res 182:499–508, 2007; Tremblay et al. in Behav Brain Res 198:231–239, 2009). However, there is no such evidence in human. The aim(More)
Lipopolysaccharide (LPS), a potent modulator of macrophage functional activity, binds to CD14 and triggers the activation of several protein kinases, leading to the secretion of variety of immunomodulatory molecules such as nitric oxide and proinflammatory cytokines. In this study, we have examined the role of the alpha isoenzyme of protein kinase C (PKC)(More)
Motor learning disturbances have been shown in diseases involving dopamine insufficiency such as Parkinson's disease and schizophrenic patients under antipsychotic drug treatment. In non-human primates, motor learning deficits have also been observed following systemic administration of raclopride, a selective D2-receptor antagonist. These deficits were(More)
The major limitation for the application of an autologous in vitro tissue-engineered reconstructed skin (RS) for the treatment of burnt patients is the delayed vascularization of its relatively thick dermal avascular component, which may lead to graft necrosis. We have developed a human endothelialized reconstructed skin (ERS), combining keratinocytes,(More)
There is a lack of data about the practice effect and test-retest reliability (TRR) on many attentional and executive tests in neuropsychology. In this study, 37 subjects aged 52 to 80 were tested three times with an inter-assessment interval of 14 days. The battery included the Rey Auditory Verbal Learning Test, the Stroop interference test, the(More)
We have reported morphological and functional features of cells isolated from human bronchial biopsies. Both epithelial and fibroblastic cells were isolated from the same biopsies using collagenase. A few models have been established to study normal bronchial response to various agents and to understand the mechanisms responsible for some disorders, such as(More)
Gelatinase B is a member of the metalloproteinase family of enzymes that degrade the extracellular matrix under normal and pathological conditions, including autoimmune diseases and tumor cell dissemination. In the present work, we describe a simple and reliable method that allows qualitative and quantitative measurements of a specific enzymatic reaction(More)
Extravasation of circulating cancer cells is a key event of metastatic dissemination that is initiated by the adhesion of cancer cells to endothelial cells. It requires interactions between adhesion receptors on endothelial cells and their counter-receptors on cancer cells. Notably, E-selectin, a major endothelial adhesion receptor, interacts with Death(More)
Diapedesis, the passage of circulating tumor cells across the endothelium, is a critical determinant in most cases of metastasis. Using a laminar flow chamber and a tissue-engineered blood vessel, we found that E-selectin is required not only for the initial adhesion and rolling of circulating HT-29 colon cancer cells on the endothelium but also for their(More)