Sophie Batteur

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Because neurogenesis persists in the adult mammalian brain and can be regulated by physiological and pathological events, we investigated its possible involvement in the brain's response to focal cerebral ischemia. Ischemia was induced by occlusion of the middle cerebral artery in the rat for 90 min, and proliferating cells were labeled with(More)
Pathological processes, including cerebral ischemia, can enhance neurogenesis in the adult brain, but the fate of the newborn neurons that are produced and their role in brain repair are obscure. To determine if ischemia-induced neuronal proliferation is associated with migration of nascent neurons toward ischemic lesions, we mapped the migration of cells(More)
Neurogenesis, which may contribute to the ability of the adult brain to function normally and adapt to disease, nevertheless declines with advancing age. Adult neurogenesis can be enhanced by administration of growth factors, but whether the aged brain remains responsive to these factors is unknown. We compared the effects of intracerebroventricular(More)
Vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) has neurotrophic and neuroprotective as well as angiogenic properties, but the pathways involved in VEGF-mediated neuronal survival have not been identified. We found previously that VEGF protects cultured neural cells from death induced by serum withdrawal or hypoxia via the activation of VEGF-2/fetal liver(More)
Bone marrow cells (BMC) can be induced to express neuronal phenotypic features in vitro, but the extent to which they can transdifferentiate to mature, functional neurons is uncertain. We examined the effects of different growth factors and combinations thereof on the expression of neuronal marker proteins in cultures of BMC enriched in marrow stromal(More)
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