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See detailClinical aspects of alfaxalone use in rabbits. Partial results.
Tutunaru, Alexandru-Cosmin ULg; Sonea, P; Drion, Pierre ULg et al

in BCLAS, ESLAV (Ed.) Proceedings BCLAS, ESLAV & ECLAM Scientific Meeting (2012, October 15)

Alfaxalone, a synthetic neuroactive steroid, has been shown to induce smooth general anesthesia in wild and companion rabbits. The aim of the study was to test the effect of alfaxolone in experimental ... [more ▼]

Alfaxalone, a synthetic neuroactive steroid, has been shown to induce smooth general anesthesia in wild and companion rabbits. The aim of the study was to test the effect of alfaxolone in experimental rabbits without concomitant oxygen supplementation.Respiratory status was assessed by measuring the duration of the post-induction apnea, the respiratory rate, the oxygen saturation of hemoglobin in the peripheral blood (SpO2) and the end-tidal CO2 (EtCO2) Cardiac function was assessed by monitoring heart rate using a pulse oximeter. The degree of anesthesia was monitored by evaluating ear and paw pinch reflex, as well as ocular signs such as nystagmus, exophtalmia and the loss of palpebral and corneal reflexes. [less ▲]

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See detailKinetic study of the antibody response during the blood meal of Ixodes ricinus: Implication on plasma cell maturation in vivo and for anti-Ixodes vaccination
MENTEN, Catherine ULg; couvreur, B.; Jolois, Olivier ULg et al

in Vaccine (2011)

Anti-tick vaccination could be an ideal solution to prevent pathogen transmission, but none is currently available against Ixodes ticks. Recently, we showed that adult Ixodes ricinus infestation on mice ... [more ▼]

Anti-tick vaccination could be an ideal solution to prevent pathogen transmission, but none is currently available against Ixodes ticks. Recently, we showed that adult Ixodes ricinus infestation on mice decreases the specific antibody production to BSA injected during infestation. Here, a kinetic study of seric levels of BSA-specific antibodies was performed to evaluate the B memory cell differentiation in Balb/c mice and the capacity of specific B memory cells to respond to BSA during infestation. We concluded that the tick blood meal inhibits or impairs the local differentiation of mature B cells into plasma cells, but does not alter the formation of memory B cell. Accordingly, this mechanism should not be an impediment to anti-Ixodes vaccination. [less ▲]

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See detailThe use of an apoE–deficient (apoE-/-) mice model to characterize the therapeutic benefits of original thromboxane modulators
Cherdon, Céline ULg; Rolin, stephanie; Hanson, Julien ULg et al

Poster (2006, May 17)

The aim of our study was to use an apoE–deficient mouse model to test drugs acting as thromboxane A2 antagonist. Presented here is the “en face” method 6 which allows the evaluation of atherosclerosis ... [more ▼]

The aim of our study was to use an apoE–deficient mouse model to test drugs acting as thromboxane A2 antagonist. Presented here is the “en face” method 6 which allows the evaluation of atherosclerosis lesions development in wild type and APO E-/- mice. This method involves pinning out the aorta and quantifying lesion area as a percentage of total surface area. The use of this mice model offers a unique opportunity to characterize the therapeutic benefits of pharmacologicals agents designed in our laboratory of which antioxidants and thromboxane modulators. The pharmacological characterization of BM-573 as potential antiatherosclerotic agent will also be discussed [less ▲]

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