Frederic Noel

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The effects of the anti-ischemic agents ifenprodil and its derivative SL 82.0715 ((+/-)-alpha-(4-chlorophenyl)-4-[(4-fluorophenyl) methyl]-1-piperidineethanol] have been analyzed in a number of models indicative of N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA) antagonistic potential in vitro and in vivo. Ifenprodil and SL 82.0715 potently and noncompetitively antagonize the(More)
Cardiac glycoside binding to microsomes prepared from rat heart ventricles and enriched in (Na+ + K+)-ATPase was measured by a rapid filtration technique. The relation between ouabain binding to microsomes and (Na+ + K+)-ATPase activity has also been examined. Data were statistically analysed by means of two different non linear regression methods. The(More)
Under the conditions of oxidative phosphorylation, the mitochondrial ADP/ATP carrier catalyses the one to one exchange of cytosolic ADP against matrix ATP across the inner mitochondrial membrane. The ADP/ATP transport system can be blocked very specifically by two families of inhibitors: atractyloside (ATR) and carboxyatractyloside (CATR) on one hand, and(More)
OBJECTIVE To better understand the differentiation of stromal cells of the hematopoietic microenvironment, we set out to characterize stromal cells from the different developmental sites of hematopoiesis in the mouse (30 bone marrow, 7 spleen, 3 embryonic and 15 fetal liver, 6 yolk sac, and 6 aorta-gonad-mesonephros lines) for expression of 22 cytoskeletal,(More)
Electrical stimulation of peripheral nerves of isolated pleural-pedal ganglia, an in vitro analogue of long-term behavioral training in Aplysia, produced changes in the synthesis of specific proteins in pleural sensory neurons. The changes in incorporation of [35S]methionine into proteins occurring 24 h after electrical stimulation (late) were determined(More)
Behavioral, cellular and molecular changes were examined following axonal injury in the marine mollusc Aplysia californica. Unilateral nerve injury was performed by crushing the pleural-pedal connective and the peripheral pedal nerves innervating one side of the posterior body wall and the tail. The injury procedure severs the axons of the pleural sensory(More)
The effects of the furofuran lignan yangambin on rabbit platelet aggregation and binding of [3H]-PAF to rabbit platelet plasma membranes were studied. Log concentration-response curves to PAF were obtained in the presence or absence of increasing concentrations of yangambin. This lignan dose-dependently inhibited PAF-induced platelet aggregation in(More)
Neural correlates of long-term sensitization of defensive withdrawal reflexes in Aplysia occur in sensory neurons in the pleural ganglia and can be mimicked by exposure of these neurons to serotonin (5-HT). Studies using inhibitors indicate that transcription is necessary for production of long-term facilitation by 5-HT. Several mRNAs that change in(More)
p53 mutations are found in about 70% of human cancers. In order to evaluate the role of these mutations in response to chemotherapeutic agents, it is important to distinguish between p53 response to DNA-damaging agents in normal and in tumour cells. Here, using normal human fibroblasts (NHFs), we show that cisplatin and UV radiation induce G2/M arrest which(More)
PURPOSE To investigate the mechanism of NFkappaB activation by X-rays in normal primary rat astrocytes. MATERIALS AND METHODS Primary cultures of type I astrocytes generated from the cortex of neonatal rats were exposed to X-rays with and without various kinase inhibitors and a protease inhibitor. The nuclear or cytoplasmic protein extracts were collected(More)