Dominique Lecestre

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Human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1) gene transcription is characterized by two temporally distinct phases. While the initial phase relies solely on cellular transcription factors, the subsequent phase is activated by the viral Tat transactivator. We have previously reported that the subsequent phase of viral gene transcription can be repressed by(More)
A method has been developed for the simultaneous in vivo measurement of local rates for methionine incorporation into cerebral protein in the rat. It is based on the use of L-[35S]methionine as a tracer for reflecting the bidirectional exchange of methionine between plasma and brain and its incorporation into cerebral protein, using a dynamic(More)
Two distinct forms of cysteine sulfinate decarboxylase (CSD), respectively, CSDI and CSDII, have already been separated in rat brain. One of them, CSDII, appeared to be closely associated with glutamate decarboxylase (GAD). We have investigated whether the taurine concentration in brain was dependent on CSDII activity in vivo. CSDI and CSDII activities were(More)
The effects of RU24722 (14,15-dihydro-20,21-dinoreburnamine-14-ol) on tyrosine hydroxylase in central catecholaminergic neurons were studied in rats treated with different quantities of the molecule, and a time course was done for the minimal dose that gave the maximal effect. RU24722 induced increases in tyrosine hydroxylase activities and specific protein(More)
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