Guillaume Birraux

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The family of serotonin 5-HT2 receptors stimulates the phospholipase C second messenger pathway via the alpha subunit of the Gq GTP-binding protein. Here, we show that agonist stimulation of the 5-HT2B receptor subtype stably expressed in the mouse fibroblast LMTK- cell line causes a rapid and transient activation of the proto-oncogene product p21ras as(More)
Roflumilast is a new phosphodiesterase 4 (PDE4) inhibitor developed by Byk Gulden Pharmaceuticals for the treatment of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and asthma. A placebo-controlled, randomized, double-blind, two-period crossover study was performed to investigate the safety and efficacy of roflumilast in 16 patients with exercise-induced asthma.(More)
The human serotonin 5-HT2B receptor, isolated from a human liver cDNA library, was transfected in COS-1 cells. Its pharmacological profile shows divergence with serotonin 5-HT2B receptors of other species. In particular, although strong correlation is observed between the human and the rat 5-HT2B receptor pharmacology, the correlation is almost as(More)
Excessive release of glutamate, a potent excitatory neurotransmitter, is thought to play an important role in a variety of acute and chronic neurological disorders, suggesting that excitatory amino acid antagonists may have broad therapeutic potential in neurology. Here, we describe the synthesis, pharmacological properties and neuroprotective activity of(More)
The collection of human biological samples is of major importance for future research in France and Europe. In recent years, new regulatory procedures have been designed to monitor these activities; but they are somewhat complex and some clarifications are needed. The law needs also to be amended. The definition of biobanking activities should be clarified,(More)
The aims of this multicentre open-label study was to evaluate the pharmacokinetics of linezolid in patients with burn injury above 20 % BSA and to compare them with healthy volunteers, matched in age, sex and weight. After a single 600 mg IV dose of linezolid, multiple blood and urine samples were taken from subjects, in order to determine linezolid(More)
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