Stanislas Haumont

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In this study, the effects of fixation procedures, embedding medium and section thickness on stereological measurements of normal thyroid were analysed. The following conclusions were drawn: A) the use of a single section for the analysis of a lobe is sufficient if this section is located in the central part of the lobe. B) fixation and embedding with(More)
Thymic nurse cells (TNC), which are multicellular complexes composed of epithelial cells and thymocytes, were obtained from C3H-mice thymuses. They were described by means of light and electron microscopy. The morphology of epithelial cells forming isolated TNC compared to that of small tissue fragments obtained by enzymatic digestion revealed that TNC(More)
A significant hyperplasia of the thymus was induced in mice, treated with triiodothyronine during the first month of life. Stereological data showed that, in both treated and control mice, mononucleate epithelial cells were four times more numerous in the medulla that in the cortex. After triiodothyronine treatment, their absolute number in both cortex and(More)
The effects of iodide and thyroxine (T4) on female mice fed a low iodine diet (LID) for 8 weeks were analysed by morphological, stereological and biochemical methods. Iodide was given at a dose of 10 micrograms/day (HID) or 1 microgram/day (MID), either alone or together with daily injections of 1 microgram T4 for 8 or 40 days. With HID, the thyroid weight(More)
Thyroid hyperplasia was induced in C3H mice by a low iodine diet feeding supplemented with propylthiouracil. The morphological modifications associated to the development of hyperplasia were analyzed at light microscopical level and the cellular proliferation was studied by autoradiography after a pulse labelling with [3H]thymidine. The initial modification(More)
Snell-type dwarf mice were injected with TSH, GH, or both hormones together for 6 days. GH induced an increase in body weight but not in the weight of the thyroid gland itself; on the contrary, TSH caused an increase in the weight of the thyroid but no increase in body weight. After TSH injection, the relative volume of the thyroid parenchyme was enhanced(More)
Delayed morphological changes induced in mouse hyperplastic thyroid by refeeding iodine were analyzed by light and electron microscopy, stereology, and autoradiography. Thyroid hyperplasia was induced by a low iodine diet supplemented with 0.25% propylthiouracil for 10 days. Involution was obtained by discontinuing the propylthiouracil and returning either(More)