Valérie-Anne Nicolas

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We determined the skeletal content of insulin-like growth factor-I (IGF-I) and transforming growth factor-beta (TGF beta) in human bone as a function of age, using 66 samples of femoral cortical bone obtained from 46 men and 20 women between the ages of 20-64 yr. We found a linear decline in the skeletal content of IGF-I (nanograms per mg protein) with(More)
In the context of maintenance testing and diagnosis of faulty boards, a functional FSM (Finite State Machine)-based model for mixed-signal board has been introduced. The board is broken down into interconnected functional blocks. Each block has an associated functional model which describes its behavior and a test model which specifies how the block can be(More)
The skeletal contents of insulin-like growth factor-2 (IGF-II), insulin-like growth factor binding protein-5 (IGFBP-5), and insulin-like growth factor binding protein-3 (IGFBP-3) were determined in duplicate samples of human femoral cortical bone obtained from 64 subjects (44 males and 20 females) between the ages of 20 and 64 years. The results of these(More)
Recent studies indicate that the amount of alkaline phosphatase (ALP) activity in human osteoblast-line cells is proportional to the concentration of phosphate in the culture medium. The current studies were intended to extend those observations and to determine whether the effects of phosphate (and phosphate esters and analogs) to alter the cellular level(More)
We present an ongoing work in the domain of mixed-signal board maintenance testing, supported by an industrial case study. We propose a method providing a semi-automation and an help for the board maintenance testing and diagnosis stages. It is validated by the implementation of a prototype tool. 1. MOTIVATION The test is an activity which takes place all(More)
In order to test the hypothesis that salmon calcitonin has direct effects to modulate tyrosyl-protein phosphorylation in human osteosarcoma cells, SaOS-2 cells (with very high steady-state levels of skeletal alkaline phosphatase) were exposed to calcitonin, in duplicate serum-free cultures, at concentrations ranging from 10(-13) to 10(-9) mol/liter, for(More)
Various studies point to a role of the renal prostaglandin (PG) system in the regulation of renal NaCl excretion. In the present experiments, distal delivery of proximal tubular fluid (DD) [CH20 + CC1)/GFR x 100] and distal fractional chloride absorption (DFAC1) [CH20/(CH20 + CC1)] were studied in 6 healthy volunteers undergoing sustained water diuresis.(More)
The effect of a single oral dose of 25 mg bemetizide on renal function without and with concomitant administration of the prostaglandin synthesis inhibitor indomethacin was investigated in ten healthy volunteers during sustained water diuresis. Bemetizide induced a significant increase in urinary sodium and chloride excretion from 196 +/- 30 and 163 +/- 28(More)