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The epididymis maintains a state of immune tolerance towards spermatozoa while also protecting them and itself against infection and acute inflammation. The immunosuppressive enzyme indoleamine 2,3-dioxygenase 1 (Ido1) participates in this delicate local equilibrium. Using the mouse Ido1(-/-) model, we show here that the absence of IDO1 expression leads in(More)
Behavioural responses to two different orofacial noxious stimulations were analysed following lesion of spinal trigeminal subnucleus oralis (Sp5O) in the rat. Lesions were obtained by intranuclear microinjections of quinolinic acid (0.4 microliter of 60 nmol/microliter solution). The control groups received microinjection of saline. Noxious stimulation was(More)
The aim of this study was to find out whether morphine locally applied into the different subnuclei of the spinal trigeminal nucleus could impair the behavioral response evoked by a tonic nociceptive stimulus. Microinjections of morphine were performed unilaterally in rats through a chronically implanted tube. The duration of the formalin-induced biphasic(More)
Correlations between behavioural nociceptive responses to an injection of formalin solution in the hindpaw and upper lip were sought in 28 male rats divided into two groups. One group received a first injection in the hindpaw and 7 days later, a second one in the lip (paw-lip group). The injection order was reversed in the second group (lip-paw group).(More)
The possible existence of long-term modifications in response to a transient nociceptive conditioning stimulation was investigated in the rat in three experiments. (1) A nociceptive conditioning stimulus was delivered in the form of a s.c. formalin injection (conditioning injection) in the left upper lip. Evaluation of the nociceptive behaviour triggered by(More)
We report here that spermatozoa of mice lacking both the sperm nucleus glutathione peroxidase 4 (snGPx4) and the epididymal glutathione peroxidase 5 (GPx5) activities display sperm nucleus structural abnormalities including delayed and defective nuclear compaction, nuclear instability and DNA damage. We show that to counteract the GPx activity losses, the(More)
We analysed the effects of morphine microinjections (0.2 microliter) into the subnucleus oralis (SNO), i.e. the rostral division of the spinal trigeminal nucleus, on the formalin test adapted for orofacial pain. Duration of rubbing following an injection (50 microliters) of formalin solution (1.5%) in the right upper lip of the rat was measured. Compared to(More)
This work shows that an overload of dietary cholesterol causes complete infertility in dyslipidemic male mice (the Liver X Receptor-deficient mouse model). Infertility resulted from post-testicular defects affecting the fertilizing potential of spermatozoa. Spermatozoa of cholesterol-fed lxr-/- animals were found to be dramatically less viable and motile,(More)
The present study was undertaken to find out if a hyperalgesia can be observed 1 week after a conditioning stimulation of the orofacial area of the rat. Sprague-Dawley rats received a left infraorbital infiltration with either bupivacaine or saline and then, 30 min thereafter, an injection of either saline or 10% formalin solution in the left upper lip.(More)
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