Hervé Tournade

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D-penicillamine (DP) has been previously shown to induce an autoimmune disease in Brown-Norway (BN) rats, characterized by a dermatitis, by the production of antinuclear antibodies, by the formation fo circulating immune complexes, and by linear IgG deposits along the glomerular basement membrane. These manifestations are quite similar to those observed in(More)
Cross-reactive idiotypes (CRId) borne on autoanti-glomerular basement membrane antibodies of Brown-Norway (BN) rats with mercury-induced glomerulonephritis have been described in the preceding study (Guéry, J.-C. et al., Eur. J. Immunol. 1990. 20:93). BN rats treated with sodium aurothiopropanol sulfonate or D-penicillamine, as well as (LEW X BN)F1 hybrids(More)
Levels of serotonin (5-HT), dopamine (DA), norepinephrine (NE) and epinephrine (E) were determined in the whole blood and urine of 23 children with autism and compared to those of normal children. Very significant group effects (low whole blood 5-HT, high urinary 5-HT and high NE+E in autism) and age effects (urinary 5-HT and DA decrease with age) were(More)
Mechanisms of toxic-induced autoimmunity including drug-induced autoimmune glomerulonephritis are unknown. In the mercury-induced autoimmune disease in Brown-Norway (BN) rats it has been shown that B cells are polyclonally activated provided that T cells are present. Autoreactive T cells that recognized self-Ia on normal B cells have been found to be highly(More)
A simple method for the determination of N-acetyldopamine (NADA) (both free and conjugated) in children's urine by high-performance liquid chromatography with electrochemical detection has been developed. Conjugated NADA was measured as the free compound after enzymatic hydrolysis and purification on alumina. The total analysis time is 25 min. The results(More)
Gold salts, D-penicillamine or mercurials induce autoimmunity in Brown Norway (BN) rats and provoke an immunosuppression in Lewis (LEW) rats. It has been suggested that immunologically mediated manifestations induced by drugs could result from graft-versus-host (GVH) like reactions. We show that BN spleen cells transferred into (LEW x BN)F1 hybrids induce a(More)
The pathogenesis of gold-induced autoimmunity and membranous glomerulopathy is not well understood. HgCl2 and D-penicillamine, other chemicals known to trigger membranous glomerulopathy in humans, induce autoimmune manifestations in Brown-Norway (BN) rats but not in Lewis (LEW) rats. These chemicals trigger T-cell clones which are specific for self class II(More)
Brown Norway rats injected with aurothiopropanolsulfonate sodium salt develop systemic autoimmunity. The aim of this study was to assess the influence of the sulfur-containing group in this experimental model of gold-induced autoimmunity. It was shown that the sulfur-containing group does not induce autoimmunity of itself, but potentiates the immunotoxic(More)
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