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Neurotensin has been shown to produce pharmacological effects both in brain and periphery. Several of these effects are mediated by a high-affinity neurotensin NT1 receptor. On the other hand, a low-affinity levocabastine-sensitive neurotensin NT2 receptor was molecularly cloned from rodent brain recently. In this study, in contrast to NT1 receptor,(More)
Binding studies indicate that ciguatoxin and brevetoxin allosterically enhance in a very similar way the binding of [3H]batrachotoxinin A 20-alpha-benzoate to the neuronal Na+ channel protein. Moreover ciguatoxin competitively inhibits the binding of [3H]brevetoxin-3 to rat brain membranes. The affinity of ciguatoxin for the Na+ channel is at least(More)
Measurement of neurotoxin binding in rat brain membranes and neurotoxin-activated 22Na+ influx in neuroblastoma cells were used to define the site and mechanism of action of pyrethroids and DDT on sodium channels. A highly potent pyrethroid, RU 39568, alone enhanced the binding of [3H]batrachotoxinin A 20-alpha-benzoate up to 30 times. This effect was(More)
Much evidence suggests that apoptosis plays a crucial role in cell population homeostasis that depends on the expression of various genes implicated in the control of cell life and death. The sensitivity of human neuroblastoma cells SK-N-SH to undergo apoptosis induced by thapsigargin was examined. SK-N-SH were previously differentiated into neuronal cells(More)
Disorders of neuronal migration in cerebral cortex are associated with neurological impairments, including mental retardation and epilepsy. Their causes and pathophysiology remain largely unknown, however. In patients with Zellweger disease, a lethal panperoxisomal disorder, and in mice lacking the Pxr1 import receptor for peroxisomal matrix proteins, the(More)
The CCN family of genes consists presently of six members in human (CCN1-6) also known as Cyr61 (Cystein rich 61), CTGF (Connective Tissue Growth Factor), NOV (Nephroblastoma Overexpressed gene), WISP-1, 2 and 3 (Wnt-1 Induced Secreted Proteins). Results obtained over the past decade have indicated that CCN proteins are matricellular proteins, which are(More)
AIMS To establish the expression pattern of ccn3 (nov) in the central nervous system (CNS) of adult rats and to determine whether spatiotemporal variations in the expression of ccn3 (nov) are related to specific developmental stages and/or specific CNS functions. METHODS The sites of ccn3 (nov) expression have been identified by in situ hybridisation(More)
TWO SODIUM TRANSPORT SYSTEMS HAVE BEEN ANALYZED IN THIS WORK: the voltage-sensitive sodium channel and the (Na(+), K(+)) ATPase pump. The sodium channel has been studied using a tritiated derivative of tetrodotoxin; the sodium pump has been studied using tritiated ouabain. Properties of interaction of tritiated tetrodotoxin and of tritiated ouabain with(More)
The promoting action of E2 in breast cancer cells has been, until now, mainly linked to its action on prolifieration. Because of the importance of an increase in apoptosis in breast cancer prevention, we have studied the possible effects of various antiestrogens, progestins and an androgen on its occurrence in three hormone-dependent breast cancer cell(More)