Henri Bricaud

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In contrast to thymine and 5-fluorouracil (FUra) which were cleared from the bloodstream within 2-4 h after their i.p. administration (200 mumol/kg) to rat, (E)-5-(2-bromovinyl)uracil (BVUra) maintained a concentration of 50-70 microM for at least 6 h and was still present in the plasma 24 h after its administration. In vitro experiments with rat liver(More)
Trimetazidine (TMZ) has been shown to have anti-ischaemic properties improving exercise tolerance without haemodynamic effects. A 6-month double-blind placebo-controlled study was carried out in 20 patients, mean age 59 +/- 6 years, to examine the benefit of adding 60 mg of TMZ vs placebo to the classical therapy, excluding those previously treated with(More)
Characteristic features of collagen metabolism in human skin fibroblasts were studied in relation to cell density. Measuring peptide-bound hydroxyproline we found that collagen synthesis per cell decreased when cultures approached confluency. On the other hand, the relative rate of collagen synthesis (collagen/total protein) was higher in quiescent than in(More)
The authors report a case of a patient who had two episodes of valvular thrombosis successfully treated with fibrinolysis using urokinase and streptokinase. They emphasise how efficient these treatments are in spite of the gravity of the initial picture and also point out the dangers and difficulties that can occur because of the risk of haemorrhage in(More)
Various 5-substituted-2'-deoxyuridines (dUrd), including 5-ethyl,5-propyl-, 5-trifluoromethyl-, 5-hydroxymethyl-, 5-formyl-, 5-vinyl-, (E)-5-(2-chlorovinyl)-, (E)-5-(2-bromovinyl)-, 5-fluoro-, 5-chloro-, 5-bromo-, 5-iodo-, 5-cyano-, 5-thiocyano-, 5-nitro- and 5-amino-dUrd, were shown to be effective substrates for the thymidine (dThd) phosphorylase isolated(More)
A pyrimidine nucleoside phosphorylase was partially purified from human blood platelets. The purified enzyme, as well as crude enzyme preparations, catalyses the phosphorolysis of thymidine and deoxyuridine, but not of uridine, and is able to catalyse direct pentosyl transfer from these deoxyribonucleosides to uracil or thymine; this enzyme has the(More)
In an attempt to discern biological (such as thrombotic or fibrinolytic) risk factors in patients developing restenosis after percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty, the following factors were measured prior to angiography in a population of 23 patients (20 men, 3 women, mean age 57 +/- 5 yr) treated by a successful angioplasty (gain > 20% and(More)
A retrospective study was conducted on 58 patients hospitalized for dermato- or polymyositis between 1967 and 1986, with the view of determining the cardiovascular complications specific to these diseases. The patients' mean age was 51 years, less than 6 months had elapsed between first symptoms and diagnosis, and 31 p. 100 of the patients had died. The(More)
Spontaneous coronary artery dissection is a rare disease with a higher prevalence in women, especially in the post-partum state. In one case, we attempted to relate this pathology to a disorder in collagen metabolism. A 32-year-old woman presented two episodes of myocardial infarction, 2 and 4 months after delivery which were shown to be due to two(More)
A human alpha 1-antiprotease (alpha 1.AP)-human pancreatic elastase ( HPE11 ) complex was isolated from plasma, or prepared from commercial alpha 1.AP. The complex was identified and isolated by affinity chromatography, using Concanavalin A or IgG anti-elastase as ligands, in association with Sephacryl gel filtration. The alpha 1.AP- HPE11 complex was shown(More)