Nutrition, memory and glucocorticoids


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The objective of our team, in a perspective of healthy brain aging, is to better understand how unbalanced diets alter memory processes, and how specific micronutrients (vitamins, polyphenol) prevent memory decline. Two  populations vulnerable to memory decline are targeted: obese children/adolescents and elderly. At the mechanistic level, the impact of nutritional status on glucocorticoid and endocannabinoid regulation is specifically studied knowing that they are critical for memory processes and metabolic response to nutrition. These scientific questions are tackled through animal models using behavioral , molecular and cellular analyses but also throgh clinical studies (FUI Nutrimémo, FUI Neurophénol, PHRC Corticodiab, ANR  Obeteen, ANR ORUPS, LabEx Brain Clinique Obeteen, LabEx Brain HippoMeal).

Selected publications

Team leader

Team member(s)

Guillaume Ferreira (Team leader)
Marie-Pierre Moisan (Team leader)

Chercheurs, Praticiens hospitaliers...

Anabelle Redonnet (University Teacher- Researcher)
Catherine Noel-Suberville (University Teacher- Researcher)
Clémentine Bosch-Bouju (University Teacher- Researcher)
Jean-Benoît Corcuff (University teacher - researcher - Hospital practitioner)
Julie Brossaud (University teacher - researcher - Hospital practitioner)
Katia Touyarot (University Teacher- Researcher)
Nathalie Arvy (Researcher)
Pascal Barat (University teacher - researcher - Hospital practitioner)
Paul Higueret (Professor Researcher emeritus)
Pauline Lafenêtre (University Teacher- Researcher)
Véronique Pallet (University Teacher- Researcher)

Ingénieur(e)s, technicien(ne)s


Eva Ducourneau