J. M. Kauffmann

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Some antipsychotic agents have been found to produce agranulocytosis and aplastic anemia. The oxidation phenomena and/or the formation of free radicals has been suggested to be causally related to various hematological disorders, e.g., agranulocytosis. Using five experimental conditions, we tested the oxidative potential of compounds with and without a(More)
The enzyme horseradish peroxidase (HRP) has been entrapped in situ by electropolymerization of pyrrole onto a platinum electrode. The latter was previously coated by a polypyrrole layer for better adhesion of the biocatalyst film and in order to avoid the enzyme folding onto the Pt electrode. The biosensor allowed the determination of hydrogen peroxide in(More)
The oxidation behaviour of JL 13, a promising antipsychotic, was investigated in comparison with clozapine and loxapine, by measuring their direct "radical scavenging" abilities and their efficacies in inhibiting the lipid peroxidation. In the lipid peroxidation system, the reactivity of these compounds with free radicals produced by gamma-irradiation of(More)
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE Seeds and aerial parts of Peganum harmala L. are widely used in Algeria as anti-inflammatory remedies. Evaluation of Peganum harmala total alkaloids extracts and pure β-carboline compounds as an anti-inflammatory treatment by the inhibition of an enzyme key of inflammatory, myeloperoxidase (MPO) and HPLC quantification of the(More)
The chemical modification of clozapine (1) has permitted the finding of new analogues, e.g., olanzapine (2), quetiapine (3), 5-(4-methylpiperazin-1-yl)-8-chloropyrido[2,3-b][1,5]benzoxazepine fumarate (9), with a clinical or psychopharmacological profile similar to that of clozapine. However, when developing new derivatives, the designers are discouraged by(More)
The electrochemical behaviour of tizanidine [5-chloro(delta-2-imidazolinyl-2-amino)-4-benzothiadiazole-2,1,3], a centrally-active skeletal muscle relaxant has been investigated in aqueous media at the carbon paste electrode (CPE). Cyclic voltammetry at different pH values, controlled potential coulometry and comparative studies on three structurally related(More)
A choline (CHO) biosensor based on the determination of H(2)O(2) generated at the electrode surface by the enzyme choline oxidase (CHOx) was developed. The biosensor consisted of CHOx retained onto a horseradish peroxidase (HRP) immobilized solid carbon paste electrode (sCPE). The HRPsCPE contained the molecule phenothiazine as redox mediator and CHOx was(More)