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Neuroendocrinologie Moleculaire de la Reproduction

Marie-Line CATEAU



After several jobs between 1992 and 2000 as an associate lab technician in parisitology and bacteriology, I have been hired for a full-time job by INRA in 2001. In 2002, I was part of the team “Central control of Ovulation” led by Dr Alain Caraty.

From February 2018, I belong (part –time) to the team “Molecular Neuroendocrinology of Reproduction” led by Hugues Dardente and I work on interactions between kisspeptin neurons and neurons involved in metabolism. I also perform tasks for platforms of the Department including cell imaging (25% of my time) and metrology (25% of my time).



Diabetes Type 2 and Kisspeptin: Central and Peripheral Sex-Specific Actions.

Dudek M, Ziarniak K, Cateau ML, Dufourny L, Sliwowska JH.

Trends Endocrinol Metab. 2019 Nov;30(11):833-843.


Kisspeptin immunoreactive cells of the ovine preoptic area and arcuate nucleus co-express estrogen receptor alpha.

Franceschini I, Lomet D, Cateau M, Delsol G, Tillet Y, Caraty A.

Neurosci Lett. 2006 Jul 3;401(3):225-30.


Regulation by estradiol of hypothalamic somatostatin gene expression: possible involvement of somatostatin in the control of luteinizing hormone secretion in the ewe.

Pillon D, Caraty A, Fabre-Nys C, Lomet D, Cateau M, Bruneau G.

Biol Reprod. 2004 Jul;71(1):38-44.