Raymond Mongeau

Raymond Mongeau
Paris Descartes University · department of pharmacy

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Substance use disorders (SUD) may emerge from an individual’s attempt to limit negative affective states and symptoms linked to stress. Indeed, SUD is highly comorbid with chronic stress, traumatic stress, or post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and treatments approved for each pathology individually often failed to have a therapeutic efficiency...
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Insulin-like growth factors (IGF) are potent neurotrophic and neurorepair factors that were recently proposed as biomarkers of traumatic brain injury (TBI) and associated psychiatric comorbidities, in particular post-traumatic stress disorder. We tested the hypothesis that the IGF system is differentially deregulated in the acute and early chronic...
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Comorbidity between drug abuse and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), a stress-related dysregulation of fear responses, is very high. While some drugs are known to increase fear and anxiety, there are only few data regarding interactions between voluntary drug consumption and fear memory. The spontaneous chronic consumption of either alcohol or...
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Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a chronic pathology, inducing long term deficits that remains understudied in preclinical studies. In this context, exploration, anxiety-like behavior, cognitive flexibility and motor coordination were assessed until 5 and 10 months after an experimental TBI in the adult mouse, using two cohorts. In order to differen...
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Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a trauma- and stress-related disorder with dysregulated fear responses and neurobiological impairments, notably at neurotrophic and inflammation levels. Understanding the mechanisms underlying this disease is crucial to develop PTSD models that meet behavioral and neurobiological validity criteria as well as...
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Mild traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a major risk factor for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and both disorders share common symptoms and neurobiological defects. Relapse after successful treatment, known as long-term fear resurgence, is common in PTSD patients and a major therapeutic hurdle. We induced a mild focal TBI by controlled cortica...
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Tetrahydrobiopterin (BH4) is synthesized by the combined action of three metabolic pathways, namely de novo synthesis, recycling, and salvage pathways. The best-known function of BH4 is its mandatory action as a natural cofactor of the aromatic amino acid hydroxylases and nitric oxide synthases. Thus, BH4 is essential for the synthesis of nitric ox...
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This review examines the epigenetic of neurotrophin signaling in anxiety, affective disorders and related symptoms associated with drug addiction, in particular alcoholism. It is first important to understand the epigenetics of aversion memories, as they are so central to anxiety and affective disorders symptomology. The crucial role of neurotrophi...
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Background and purpose: It has recently been suggested that 5-HT3 receptor blockade enhances selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) antidepressants efficacy and may reverse stress-induced deficits in rodents. Experimental approach: To further explore this hypothesis, we used mice lacking the 5-HT3 receptor (Htr3a KO) and their wild-type (...
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Neopterin is found at increased levels in biological fluids from individuals with inflammatory disorders. The biological role of this pteridine remains undefined; however, due to its capacity to increase hemeoxygenase-1 content, it has been proposed as a protective agent during cellular stress. Therefore, we investigated the effects of neopterin on...
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Acute or chronic administrations of high doses of ethanol in mice are known to produce severe cognitive deficits linked to hippocampal damage. However, we recently reported that chronic and moderate ethanol intake in C57BL/6J mice induced chromatin remodeling within the Bdnf promoters, leading to both enhanced brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDN...
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Growing evidence indicates that impairment of the stress response, in particular the negative feedback regulation mechanism exerted by the hypothalamo-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis, might be responsible for the hippocampal atrophy observed in depressed patients. Antidepressants, possibly through the activation of BDNF signaling, may enhance neuropla...
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Stroke is among the leading causes of morbidity and mortality worldwide. The current pharmacological treatment of stroke is early reperfusion and fibrinolysis of the ischemic brain area using the recombinant tissue plasminogen activator (rt-PA, alteplase). Much effort has been invested into the discovery of other pharmacological therapies to provid...
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Stress-induced alterations in neuronal plasticity and in hippocampal functions have been suggested to be involved in the development of mood disorders. In this context, we investigated in the hippocampus the activation of intracellular signaling cascades, the expression of epigenetic markers and plasticity-related genes in a mouse model of stress-i...
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Desensitization and blockade of 5-HT2C receptors (5-HT2CR) have long been thought to be central in the therapeutic action of antidepressant drugs. However, besides behavioral pharmacology studies, there is little in vivo data documenting antidepressant-induced 5-HT2CR desensitization in specific brain areas. Mice lacking the 5-HT reuptake carrier (...
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5-HT2C receptors play a role in psychoaffective disorders and often contribute to the antidepressant and anxiolytic effects of psychotropic drugs. During stress, activation of these receptors exerts a negative feedback on serotonin (5-HT) release, probably by increasing the activity of GABAergic interneurons. However, to date, the GABA receptor typ...
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The present study was aimed at analyzing the effects of physical exercise on mitochondrial physiology, anxio-depressive-like behaviors and neuroplasticity in mice. Adult C57BL/6J male mice were isolated in home cages equipped or not with free running wheels. After 6 weeks of exercise, mice were tested in various behavioral paradigms to evaluate anx...
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Exercise improves the central nervous system (CNS) functions and is widely recommended for neurological patients with, e.g., Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease (PD). However, exercise-induced neuroprotection is an open discussion. Here, the intranasal administration of the neurotoxin 1-methyl-4-phenyl-1,2,3,6-tetrahydropyridine (MPTP, 65 mg/kg) ca...
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The loss of nigral dopaminergic neurons in Parkinson's disease (PD) is believed to result from interactions between genetic susceptibility and environmental factors. Although loss-of-function mutations in the parkin gene cause early-onset familial PD, the hybrid 129Sv-C57BL/6 parkin-deficient mice did not display spontaneous degeneration of the nig...
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Changes in serotonin(2C) receptor (5-HTR2c) editing, splicing and density were found in conditions such as depression and suicide, but mechanisms explaining the changes in 5-HTR2c function are unknown. Thus, mice expressing only the fully edited VGV isoform of 5-HTR2c, in which clinically relevant behavioral changes are associated with alterations...
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The monoamine hypothesis of depression has dominated our understanding of both the pathophysiology of depression and the action of pharmacological treatments for the last decades, and it has led to the production of several generations of antidepressant agents. However, there are serious limitations to the current monoamine theory, and additional m...
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IntroductionHPA Axis, Corticotropin-releasing Factor, and CorticosteroidsThe 5-HT System and 5-HT Receptors Involved in Anxiety and DepressionRegulation of the Serotonergic System via the HPA AxisBeyond the HPA-5-HT Interactions: Stress-related Changesin Neurotrophic and Epigenetic FactorsOverviewReferences
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The vesicular monoamine transporter type 2 gene (VMAT2) has a crucial role in the storage and synaptic release of all monoamines, including serotonin (5-HT). To evaluate the specific role of VMAT2 in 5-HT neurons, we produced a conditional ablation of VMAT2 under control of the serotonin transporter (slc6a4) promoter. VMAT2(sert-cre) mice showed a...
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There is considerable evidence showing that the neurodegenerative processes that lead to sporadic Parkinson's disease (PD) begin many years before the appearance of the characteristic motor symptoms and that impairments in olfactory, cognitive and motor functions are associated with time-dependent disruption of dopaminergic neurotransmission in dif...
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There is evidence for altered 5-HT2C receptor function in anxiodepressive disorders and many antide-pressant drugs have a primary action at these receptors. Although the notion of 5-HT2C receptor desensitization following prolonged treatment with drugs that increase the synaptic availability of 5-HT is well anchored in the literature, this concept...
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J. Neurochem. (2010) 115, 438–449. Stress is known to activate the central 5-hydroxytryptamine (5-HT) system, and this is probably part of a coping response involving several 5-HT receptors. Although 5-HT2C receptors are well known to be implicated in anxiety, their participation in stress-induced changes had not been investigated in parallel at bo...
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Three different subtypes of H(+)-dependent carriers (named VGLUT1-3) concentrate glutamate into synaptic vesicles before its exocytotic release. Neurons using other neurotransmitter than glutamate (such as cholinergic striatal interneurons and 5-HT neurons) express VGLUT3. It was recently reported that VGLUT3 increases acetylcholine vesicular filli...
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Many studies have shown that deficits in olfactory and cognitive functions precede the classical motor symptoms seen in Parkinson's disease (PD) and that olfactory testing may contribute to the early diagnosis of this disorder. Although the primary cause of PD is still unknown, epidemiological studies have revealed that its incidence is increased i...
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The vast amount of heterogeneous data generated in various fields of neurosciences such as neuropsychopharmacology can hardly be classified using traditional databases. We present here the concept of a virtual archive, spatially referenced over a simplified 3D brain map and accessible over the Internet. A simple prototype (available at http://aquat...
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Among psychiatric disorders, depression and generalized anxiety are probably the most common stress-related illnesses. These diseases are underlain, at least partly, by dysfunctions of neurotransmitters and neurohormones, especially within the serotoninergic (5-HT) system and the hypothalamo-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis, which are also the targets...
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The effects on latent inhibition (LI; a delay in conditioning when a CS has been pre-exposed without consequences) of repeated restraint stress and the anxiolytic drug diazepam were examined in C57BL/6 mice to know whether previous aversive events or anxiolysis are factors determining the expression of LI. The LI model was optimized for this strain...
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Valproate may exert its effects by modulating signalling pathways controlling gene expression as they are known to alter both CREB and ERK pathways in the rat hippocampus and frontal cortex. The action of valproate on these signalling pathways has not been studied yet in limbic areas such as the nucleus accumbens and the amygdala which are central...
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The effect of R-(+)-[2,3-dihydro-5-methyl-3-[(morpholiny)methyl]pyrolol[1,2,3-de]-1,4-benzoxazin-yl]-(1-naphthalenyl)methanone mesylate (WIN 55,212-2; a cannabinoid receptor agonist) was investigated on contractions of the bisected (epididymal and prostatic portions) rat vas deferens to assess the role of cannabinoid receptors in sympathetic ATP ne...
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The presence of four nucleotide changes and a three base-pair deletion in the GABA A alpha6-subunit promoter is described in Sardinian alcohol non-preferring rats, selectively bred for their ethanol aversion. These mutations are associated with the R100Q alpha6 intragenic mutation that was previously characterized in the same animals. The possibili...