Sandrine de Seranno

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Nitric oxide (NO) is a peculiar chemical transmitter that freely diffuses through aqueous and lipid environments and plays a role in major aspects of brain function. Within the hypothalamus, NO exerts critical effects upon the gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) network to maintain fertility. Here, we review recent evidence that NO regulates major aspects(More)
Tau is a microtubule-associated protein well known for its stabilization of microtubules in axons. Recently, it has emerged that tau participates in synaptic function as part of the molecular pathway leading to amyloid-beta (Aβ)-driven synaptotoxicity in the context of Alzheimer's disease. Here, we report the implication of tau in the profound functional(More)
In the ever-changing physiological context of the neuroendocrine brain, the mechanisms by which cellular events involving neurons, astroglia, and vascular cells are coordinated to bring forth the appropriate neuronal signaling is not yet known but is amenable to examination. In the median eminence of the hypothalamus, endothelial cells are key players in(More)
As the final common pathway for the central control of gonadotropin secretion, GnRH neurons are subjected to numerous regulatory homeostatic and external factors to achieve levels of fertility appropriate to the organism. The GnRH system thus provides an excellent model in which to investigate the complex relationships between neurosecretion, morphological(More)
Although coordinated actions of several areas within the hypothalamus are involved in the secretion of gonadotrophin-releasing hormone (GnRH), the median eminence of the hypothalamus, where the nerve terminals are located, plays a particularly critical role in the release of GnRH. In adult females, prior to the preovulatory surge of GnRH, the retraction of(More)
The continued progress of modelling lung cancer in mice has led not only to new means of understanding the molecular pathways governing human lung cancer, but it has also created a vast reservoir of alternative tools to test treatments against this malignancy. More sophisticated somatic mouse models for nonsmall cell lung cancer, small cell lung cancer and(More)
The Annexin2 tetramer (A2t), which consists of two Annexin2 molecules bound to a S100A10 dimer, is implicated in membrane-trafficking events. Here, we showed using a yeast triple-hybrid experiment and in vitro binding assay that Annexin2 is required for strong binding of S100A10 to the C-terminal domain of the protein Ahnak. We also revealed that this(More)
Glial and endothelial cells interact throughout the brain to define specific functional domains. Whether endothelial cells convey signals to glia in the mature brain is unknown but is amenable to examination in circumventricular organs. Here we report that purified endothelial cells of one of these organs, the median eminence of the hypothalamus, induce(More)
In vitro studies using immortalized GT1 cells suggest that hypothalamic astrocytes employ TGFbeta(1) to directly regulate the secretion of GnRH, the neurohormone that controls sexual maturation and adult reproductive function. However, whether such astrocyte-GnRH neuron signaling occurs in vivo is not clear. In the present study, we used in situ(More)
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