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Florence Figeac


Ph.D. in Physiology and Physiopathology, Paris Diderot University, Paris, 2010

Current position

Postdoctoral position in Stem Cell Biology and Regeneration, The Molecular Endocrinology Stem Cell Research Unit (KMEB), Odense University Hospital & University of Southern Denmark


  1. Figeac, F., Lesault, P. F., Le Coz, O., Damy, T., Souktani, R., Trebeau, C., Schmitt, A., Ribot, J., Mounier, R., Guguin, A., Manier, C., Surenaud, M., Hittinger, L., Dubois-Rande, J. L. and Rodriguez, A. M. (2014). Nanotubular crosstalk with distressed cardiomyocytes stimulates the paracrine repair function of mesenchymal stem cells. Stem Cells 32(1): 216-230.
  2. Khodari, M., Souktani, R., Le Coz, O., Bedretdinova, D., Figeac, F., Acquistapace, A., Lesault, P. F., Cognet, J., Rodriguez, A. M. and Yiou, R. (2012). Monitoring of erectile and urethral sphincter dysfunctions in a rat model mimicking radical prostatectomy damage. J Sex Med 9(11): 2827-2837.
  3. Figeac, F., Ilias, A., Bailbe, D., Portha, B. and Movassat, J. (2012). Local in vivo GSK3beta knockdown promotes pancreatic beta cell and acinar cell regeneration in 90% pancreatectomized rat. Mol Ther 20(10): 1944-1952.
  4. Acquistapace, A., Bru, T., Lesault, P. F., Figeac, F., Coudert, A. E., le Coz, O., Christov, C., Baudin, X., Auber, F., Yiou, R., Dubois-Rande, J. L. and Rodriguez, A. M. (2011). Human mesenchymal stem cells reprogram adult cardiomyocytes toward a progenitor-like state through partial cell fusion and mitochondria transfer. Stem Cells 29(5): 812-824.
  5. Figeac, F., Uzan, B., Faro, M., Chelali, N., Portha, B. and Movassat, J. (2010). Neonatal growth and regeneration of beta-cells are regulated by the Wnt/beta-catenin signaling in normal and diabetic rats. Am J Physiol Endocrinol Metab 298(2): E245-256.
  6. Lacraz, G., Figeac, F., Movassat, J., Kassis, N. and Portha, B. (2010). Diabetic GK/Par rat beta-cells are spontaneously protected against H2O2-triggered apoptosis. A cAMP-dependent adaptive response. Am J Physiol Endocrinol Metab 298(1): E17-27.
  7. Lacraz, G., Figeac, F., Movassat, J., Kassis, N., Coulaud, J., Galinier, A., Leloup, C., Bailbe, D., Homo-Delarche, F. and Portha, B. (2009). Diabetic beta-cells can achieve self-protection against oxidative stress through an adaptive up-regulation of their antioxidant defenses. PLoS One 4(8): e6500.
  8. Uzan, B., Figeac, F., Portha, B. and Movassat, J. (2009). Mechanisms of KGF mediated signaling in pancreatic duct cell proliferation and differentiation. PLoS One 4(3): e4734.
Protocols by Florence Figeac
  1. Coculture between hMADS and Mouse Adult CM