J. P. Boissel

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O-(2-fluoroethyl)-l-tyrosine (FET) labeled with fluorine-18 is an important and specific tracer for diagnostics of glioblastoma via positron emission tomography (PET). However, the mechanism of its quite specific accumulation in tumor tissue has not been understood so far. In this work we demonstrate that [3H]l-tyrosine is primarily transported by the(More)
Since heart rate (HR) is an important determinant of the duration of systole, systolic time intervals (STI) from 8 healthy subjects were examined after infusion of atropine. As no overall correlation was found between HR and pre-ejection period (PEP), the results confirm the need for individual estimates of the correction of the left ventricular ejection(More)
A 8.5-month prospective study was performed in the Rhône area of France to study the incidence of infectious diseases in children in day care, and the qualitative and quantitative aspects of drug prescriptions for young children. The families of 1.359 children agreed to participate (98.5% of those selected). During the follow-up period 3.605 infections(More)
The CAT proteins (CAT for cationic amino acid transporter) are amongst the first mammalian amino acid transporters identified on the molecular level and seem to be the major entry path for cationic amino acids in most cells. However, CAT proteins mediate also efflux of their substrates and thus may also deplete cells from cationic amino acids under certain(More)
We examined the influence of phosphodiesterase inhibitors (PDIs) on mortality in patients with overt chronic heart failure. A total of 13 randomised, placebocontrolled trials of PDIs involving 2808 patients were selected. Meta-analysis, using data for all patients, showed that there was a non-significant (P=0.16) increase of about 17% in the mortality rate(More)
A controlled double-blind evaluation of the effects of Dextran 40 at different concentrations on cerebral blood flow (CBF), cerebral oxygen consumption (CMRO2) and cerebral lactate production (CMRLact) was carried out. We studied 40 patients in coma due to recent head injury. Concentrations of Dextran solution were not significantly related to variations in(More)
The hypotensive and peripheral vascular effects of two different oral formulations of pinacidil were investigated in twelve healthy male volunteers. Arterial blood pressure, heart rate and calf blood flow were measured on Days 1 and 7. The vasodilator activity of both formulations was confirmed by a significant increase in calf blood flow on both days,(More)
The dose-effect relationship of an i.v. bolus of synthetic h-GRF-44 on growth-hormone and prolactin secretion has been studied. Seven healthy adult volunteers received in a random order h-GRF-44 2.5, 5, 10, 20, 40 and 80 µg and a placebo. Plasma growth hormone (GH) was determined between 30 min before and 240 min after injection, the area under the curve(More)
The results of a survey aimed at investigating which tools prescribers have at hand to help them to identify pertinent information from a background of “noise” are reported. A questionnaire was sent to 250 general practitioners randomly selected from a list of those practicing in the Rhône-Alpes region in France, of whom 117 (46.8%) replied. The(More)