Fanny Pernot

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Young (5 week old) spontaneously hypertensive rats (SHR) were fed diets modified with respect to their calcium content. Control rats were given a normal calcium diet (0.3 per cent). During the experiment the systolic blood pressure (SBP), heart rate and serum level of total and ionized calcium were measured. Three diets were studied :calcium-free diet (0(More)
Parathyroid glands play a significant role in the development of hypertension in spontaneously hypertensive rat (SHR), like in deoxycorticosterone acetate (DOCA) + NaCl model. Parathyroidectomy (PTX) performed after weaning delayed systolic blood pressure (SBP) increase and slowed heart rate (HR) in SHR for 42 weeks. These changes could not be attributed to(More)
We investigated the relationships between vascular endothelium and parathyroid function. Blood pressure (BP), circulating endothelins (ETs) and atrial natriuretic peptide (ANP), and BP responses to parathyroid hormone (PTH) and NG-nitro-L-arginine methyl ester (L-NAME) were measured in parathyroidectomized (PTx), PTx and fed a Ca2+ enriched diet (PTx-HCa)(More)
Elevation of the ST segment in the right precordial leads may be associated with electrocardiographic signs of acute cor pulmonale. This sign, which we have observed in 77 cases of moderate to severe pulmonary embolism (greater than 1.3 per cent of cases), is a very early but transient sign of usually moderate to severe pulmonary embolism. In the presence(More)
The aim of the study was to investigate changes in the magnesium balance in DOCA + NaCl (S)-treated rats and the role of the parathyroid and thyroid glands in these changes during such treatment. A large loss of magnesium in the urine is observed during the onset of DOCA + S treatment, but the magnesium balance was higher after 3 weeks of treatment than in(More)
OBJECTIVE To examine whether chronic administration of the natural hormone progesterone or a synthetic progestogen, medroxyprogesterone acetate, to ovariectomized rats affects the endothelial control of arterial tone in the isolated mesenteric artery. DESIGN Sham-operated rats received a daily subcutaneous injection of solvent (sesame oil), whereas(More)
To clarify further the relationships between parathyroid glands and the development of hypertension, we studied the effect of cross-transplantation of these glands from young hypertensive rats in normotensive recipients. The parathyroid glands were isolated in 5-week-old hypertensive rats of the Lyon (male and female) and Milan (only male) strains and(More)
Decreased nitric oxide production has been reported in preeclampsia, which is also frequently associated with glucose intolerance. It was thus considered of interest to investigate the effects of moxonidine, a centrally acting antihypertensive drug that reduces insulin resistance, in a rat model of preeclampsia. Hypertension was induced in Wistar rats by(More)
In male Sprague--Dawley rats, hypertensive development was diminished for 10 weeks when parathyroidectomy (PTX) was performed 1 week before deoxycorticosterone plus saline (DOCA + NaCl) treatment. In young spontaneously hypertensive male rats (SHR, Okamoto strain) parathyroidectomy performed after weaning lessened hypertensive levels and lowered heart rate(More)
Cardiovascular effects of parathyroid hormone (PTH) have been recently described. Pharmacological doses of PTH both reduce arterial pressure and increase blood flow of vascular beds. Two possible cellular mechanisms were investigated: (a) transmembrane Ca2+ fluxes and (b) cyclic AMP response in vascular smooth muscle. In vivo, results in the rat show that(More)