Benoît Labarthe

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OBJECTIVES This study aimed to explore platelet function tests relevant to the biological effects of clopidogrel that could help the clinical monitoring of drug efficacy. BACKGROUND Clopidogrel selectively inhibits the P2Y12 receptor, the major role of which is stabilization of aggregation, whereas initiation of aggregation depends on activity of both(More)
OBJECTIVES The objective of this study was to compare the level of platelet inhibition achieved by 3 different clopidogrel loading regimens in patients undergoing elective angiography and percutaneous coronary intervention when appropriate. BACKGROUND Optimal platelet inhibition is a key therapeutic goal for patients undergoing percutaneous coronary(More)
BACKGROUND Interactions of endothelial progenitor cells (EPCs) with vascular and blood cells contribute to vascular homeostasis. Although platelets promote the homing of EPCs to sites of vascular injury and their differentiation into endothelial cells, the functional consequences of such interactions on platelets remain unknown. Herein, we addressed the(More)
Shear influences platelet aggregate formation and stability, as well as the inhibitory capacities of antithrombotic drugs. We compared the inhibitory and disaggregating properties of two distinct alphaIIbbeta3 antagonists, Abciximab and Lamifiban, on platelet aggregation induced by adenosine diphosphate (ADP) (5 micromol/l) in platelet-rich plasma (PRP), in(More)
Retinal circadian rhythms are driven by an intrinsic oscillator, using chemical signals such as melatonin, secreted by photoreceptor cells. The purpose of the present work was to identify the origin of serotonin, the precursor of melatonin, in the retina of adult rat, where no immunoreactivity for serotonin or tryptophan hydroxylase had ever been detected.(More)
Noda epileptic rats (NER) exhibit frequent spontaneous tonic-clonic convulsions which represent a valuable model of human epilepsy. If implication of brain neurotransmitters was largely reported, little is known about retina. However, it has been reported that human epilepsy syndrome varies not only with the location of seizure foci but also according to(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE P2Y(1) is a purine receptor that triggers platelet aggregation. Its inhibition was studied in patients with stable coronary artery disease (CAD) receiving standard anti-platelet therapy. EXPERIMENTAL APPROACH Blood samples from 10 patients on aspirin therapy (ASA, 80 mg·day(-1) ) were withdrawn before and 24 h after the(More)
The acute coronary syndromes have become well-established clinical entities and are used as working diagnoses tied in with elaborate investigation and treatment practice guidelines. However, these syndromes remain challenging because their prevalence, morbidity and mortality remain high. Furthermore, these syndromes are demanding on the health care system(More)
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