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OBJECTIVE To investigate involvement of the nervous system in ipsilateral and contralateral joint inflammation. METHODS Freund's complete adjuvant (CFA; 1 mg or 1 microg) was injected unilaterally and the messages (a) from the hind paw to the ipsilateral and contralateral knees and (b) from one knee to the contralateral knee were analyzed. The(More)
Na+/K+-ATPase during diabetes may be regulated by synthesis of its alpha and beta subunits and by changes in membrane fluidity and lipid composition. As these mechanisms were unknown in liver, we studied in rats the effect of streptozotocin-induced diabetes on liver Na+/K+-ATPase. We then evaluated whether fish oil treatment prevented the diabetes-induced(More)
The intricate regulation of Spot 14 expression in rat lipogenic tissues has provided a useful tool in studying nutritional and hormonal factors involved in transcription. To gain insight into its function and its possible involvement in human lipid disorders, we cloned human and mouse Spot 14 genes that shared with the rat gene a strong homology concerning(More)
The complementary DNA encoding WAP65 protein was cloned from the liver of two fish species sea bass (Dicentrarchus labrax) and sea bream (Sparus aurata). Full-length cDNA sequences were obtained from reverse transcribed total RNA, followed by 5' and 3' rapid amplification of cDNA end (RACE) experiments. The full-length cDNA sequence of D. labrax is 1709bp(More)
The liver cDNA encoding heme oxygenase--1 (HO-1) was sequenced from European sea bass (Dicentrarchus labrax) (accession number no. EF139130). The HO-1 cDNA was 1250 bp in nucleotide length and the open reading frame encoded 277 amino acid residues. The deduced amino acid sequence of the European sea bass had 75% and 50% identity with the amino acid(More)
Peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor (PPAR) alpha, PPARgamma, and retinoid acid receptor-related orphan receptor (ROR) alpha are members of the nuclear receptor superfamily of ligand-activated transcription factors. Although they play a key role in adipocyte differentiation, lipid metabolism, or glucose homeostasis regulation, recent studies suggested(More)
Xenobiotic glucuronidation represents a major metabolic protection of the brain against chemical aggressions at blood-brain interfaces. We previously observed that glucuronidation of 1-naphthol was very effective in olfactory bulb, which is a pathway for the entry of foreign molecules into the brain. In this work, we showed that 1-naphthol glucuronidation(More)
The endothelial Na,K-ATPase is an active component in maintaining a variety of normal vascular functions. The enzyme is characterized by a complex molecular heterogeneity that results from differential expression and association of multiple isoforms of both its alpha- and beta-subunits. The aim of the present study was to determine which isoforms of the(More)
Liver fatty acid-binding protein (L-FABP) is a small cytoplasmic molecule highly expressed in the liver. Since L-FABP exhibits affinities for several biliary components, its presence in bile was explored by Western blotting and competitive ELISA in various mammalian species. A L-FABP-like immunoreactivity was consistently found in both hepatic and(More)
Acute toxicity of Roundup, a commercial glyphosate--based herbicide, was evaluated in a teleost marine fish, the European sea bass, after 96 h of exposure. The LC50 96-h value of Roundup was 529 mg/L. Juveniles (Dicentrarchus labrax L.) were exposed to a sublethal concentration (35% of the LC50, i.e. 193 mg/L) of Roundup for 96-h. The study of heme(More)