F Souverbie

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N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA) stimulated release of [3H]noradrenaline (NA) from prelabelled rat spinal cord slices. The release was partially insensitive to tetrodotoxin (TTX) and was inhibited by the NMDA antagonist MK-801. Alpha-amino-3-hydroxy-5-methyl-4-isoxazole propionate (AMPA) also evoked release of [3H]NA, which was enhanced by blocking AMPA receptor(More)
The neurochemical differentiation of bulbospinal noradrenergic and serotonergic neurons has been followed in first trimester human fetuses. Analysis of microdissected CNS regions revealed detectable levels of noradrenaline (NA) and serotonin (5-HT) in pons, medulla oblongata and throughout the spinal cord from 5-6 weeks of gestation. In all regions there(More)
The concentrations of the catecholamine neurotoxin 1-methyl-4-phenyl-1, 2,3,6-tetrahydropridine (MPTP) and its oxidized metabolite 1-methyl-4-phenylpyridine (MPP+) were determined by liquid chromatography in various regions of brains from NMRI and C57 BL/6 mice and from Sprague-Dawley rats after systemic administration of MPTP. Peak levels of MPTP were(More)
In order to investigate possible differences between NMDA receptor-coupled ion channels in the spinal cord and in the cerebral cortex, we have characterized [3H]MK-801 [(+)-5-methyl-10,11-dihydro-5H-dibenzo[a,d]cyclohepten-5,10-imine] binding and its regulation by glutamate and glycine in membrane preparations of the rat spinal cord and cerebral cortex. The(More)
Using a receptor binding assay for [3H](+)-5-methyl-10,11-dihydro-5H-dibenzo[a,d]cyclohepten-5-10-imi ne (MK-801) the pharmacology of spinal cord NMDA receptors was compared to that of NMDA receptors in the cerebral cortex. The affinities of glutamate site agonists L-glutamate, L-aspartate, ibotenic acid, NMDA and quinolinic acid for stimulation of(More)
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