Fabienne Massé

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To better understand the action of glucose on fatty acid metabolism in the beta-cell and the link between chronically elevated glucose or fatty acids and beta-cell decompensation in adipogenic diabetes, we investigated whether glucose regulates peroxisomal proliferator-activated receptor (PPAR) gene expression in the beta-cell. Islets or INS(832/13)(More)
Alterations in the concentration of malonyl-CoA, an inhibitor of carnitine palmitoyltransferase I, have been linked to the regulation of fatty acid oxidation in skeletal muscle. During contraction decreases in muscle malonyl-CoA concentration have been related to activation of AMP-activated protein kinase (AMPK), which phosphorylates and inhibits acetyl-CoA(More)
BACKGROUND The antiepileptic drug lamotrigine is effective in the treatment of focal epilepsies. It is thought to act by inhibition of glutamate release through blockade of voltage-sensitive sodium channels and stabilization of the neuronal membrane. Lamotrigine is also effective in the treatment of mood disorders such as bipolar disorder. However, its(More)
Clinical trials in obstructive sleep apnea syndrome patients reported moderate effects of serotoninergic drugs on oropharyngeal apneas, although numerous specific 5-HT ligands highly modulate the genioglossus muscle (GG) activity in experiments performed in anesthetized animals. The purpose of this study was to investigate time- and dose-related effects of(More)
Milnacipran is a serotonin/noradrenaline reuptake inhibitor (SNRI) which has not yet been systematically studied preclinically or clinically for the treatment of anxiety disorders. In the four-plate test (FPT) which is known to predict anxiolytic-like activity in mice, milnacipran (4, 8, 16 and 32 mg/kg) demonstrated strong anti-punishment effects following(More)
5-HTergic and GABAergic systems are involved in neurobiology of anxiety. Precedent studies have demonstrated that SSRIs possessed an anxiolytic-like effect in the four-plate test (FPT) at doses that did not modify spontaneous locomotor activity. This effect seems to be mediated through the activation of 5-HT(2A) postsynaptic receptors. The purpose of the(More)
Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors and serotonin and noradrenaline reuptake inhibitors demonstrated an anxiolytic-like effect in the four-plate test (FPT). (+/−)-1-(2,5-Dimethoxy-4-iodophenyl)-2-aminopropane (DOI; a 5-HT2A receptor agonist) also possessed strong anxiolytic-like effect in the same test. A 5-HT2A mechanism seems to be implicated in the(More)
Animal models of anxiety remain a useful tool for evaluating the anxiolytic-like effect of new treatments. Even though many tests are similarly based on exploration tasks, using more than one animal model is all the more recommended since there are qualitative differences between such tests. Furthermore, although many tests are excellent tool for detecting(More)
The hemoregulatory peptide N-acetyl-seryl-aspartyl-lysyl-proline (Ac-SDKP) is degraded by ACE. This study was designed to examine the effect of Ac-SDKP on the contractions to angiotensin I. Experiments were performed on rat aortic rings with endothelium exposed to nitro-L-arginine. Ac-SDKP (10 and 100 microM) significantly augmented angiotensin I ED20 (from(More)
Anxiolytic-like effects of DOI, a 5-HT(2A/2C) agonist have been observed in the four plates test (FPT) after intra-peritoneal administrations. In the present study, DOI (1 microg, 2 microg or 5 microg per mice) was directly injected to three brain structures, the hippocampus, the amygdala and the periaqueductal gray matter (PAG). Tests were carried out(More)