Thomas Clavier

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Intraluminal monofilament occlusion of the middle cerebral artery (MCAO) in mice is the most used rodent model to study the pathophysiology of stroke. However, this model often shows brain damage in regions not supplied by the MCA such as the hypothalamus, hippocampus and thalamus. Several studies have suggested some explanations on these localized(More)
INTRODUCTION Recent work has shown that benzodiazepines interact with the immune system and exhibit anti-inflammatory effects. By using in vitro models, researchers in several studies have shown that the peptidergic endogenous ligands of benzodiazepine receptors, named endozepines, are involved in the immune response. All endozepines identified so far(More)
The hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis is essential for human adaptation to stress. However, many anesthetic agents may interfere with the activity of this axis. Although etomidate is known for its suppressive effect on HPA axis function, in vitro evidence suggests that many other drugs used in anesthesia care may also interfere with HPA activity. In(More)
During stress, the relationship between the central nervous system and the immune system is essential to maintain homeostasis. The main neuroendocrine system involved in this interaction is the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis (HPA), which via the synthesis of glucocorticoids will modulate the intensity of the inflammatory response. Anaesthetic agents(More)
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