Bernard Levet-Trafit

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A small series of aryl pyridyl sulfones has been prepared and investigated for its 5-HT(6) receptor binding properties. Thereof, pyrrolidinyl derivative 11 proved to be a very potent (pK(i) 9) and selective 5-HT(6) receptor antagonist. By means of in vivo microdialysis in the frontal cortex and a passive avoidance paradigm, where 11 reversed a scopolamine(More)
1. This study describes the in vitro characterization of two potent and selective 5-HT6 receptor antagonists at the rat and human recombinant 5-HT6 receptor. 2. In binding assays with [3H]-LSD, 4-amino-N-(2,6 bis-methylamino-pyrimidin-4-yl)-benzene sulphonamide (Ro 04-6790) and 4-amino-N-(2,6 bis-methylamino-pyridin-4-yl)-benzene sulphonamide (Ro 63-0563)(More)
The potent and selective GP IIb-IIIa antagonist lamifiban (1, Ro 44-9883) is currently in clinical development as an injectable antithrombotic agent for treating and preventing acute coronary syndromes. However, for secondary prevention of thrombotic occlusions, orally active inhibitors are needed. By means of a prodrug strategy, the modest oral absorption(More)
Ro 63-1908, 1-[2-(4-hydroxy-phenoxy)-ethyl]-4-(4-methyl-benzyl)-piperidin-4-ol, is a novel subtype-selective N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA) antagonist that has been characterized in vitro and in vivo. Ro 63-1908 inhibited [(3)H]dizocilpine ((3)H-MK-801) binding in a biphasic manner with IC(50) values of 0.002 and 97 microM for the high- and low-affinity sites,(More)
We report that certain plasma proteins, at physiological concentrations, are potent inhibitors of amyloid beta-peptide (Abeta) polymerization. These proteins are also present in cerebrospinal fluid, but at low concentrations having little or no effect on Abeta. Thirteen proteins representing more than 90% of the protein content in plasma and cerebrospinal(More)
Interspecies scaling is used to extrapolate pharmacokinetic parameters from animals to humans, through the application of physiologically based models, by empirical allometric procedures, or using concentration-time transformations. The aim of this study was to compare the accuracies of the last two methods for predicting the pharmacokinetic parameters and(More)
Predicting the fraction of an oral dose absorbed in humans is of considerable interest at an early stage of a research program in the pharmaceutical industry. Models described in the literature to predict the oral absorption in man include: the permeability in Caco-2 cells, absorption from a perfused segment of rat intestinal lumen and uptake into everted(More)
Purpose. This study was aimed at examining the extent and mechanismof uptake of cobalamin (Cbl)-conjugated peptides in vitro and in vivo. Methods. To enable acquisition of quantitative absorption data ofCbl-peptides, metabolically stable octapeptides (DP3), with (Cbl-Hex-DP3)or without a hexyl spacer (Cbl-DP3), were coupled to Cbl andradiolabeled. For(More)
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