Jacqueline Fournier

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In the present study, we have investigated the potential neuroprotective effects of a novel peripheral benzodiazepine binding site (PBR) ligand, 7-chloro-N,N,5-trimethyl-4-oxo-3-phenyl-3,5-dihydro-4H-pyridazino[4,5-b]indole-1-acetamide (SSR180575), in models of central and peripheral neurodegeneration in vivo and its effect on steroid concentrations in(More)
Primary cultures of cortical neurons were employed to investigate the modulatory effects of neurotensin on glutamate excitotoxicity and the possible neuroprotective actions of the neurotensin receptor antagonist SR48692. NT(1-13) and its biologically active fragment NT(8-13) at 10 nM (30 min) increased endogenous glutamate levels. The inactive fragment(More)
Functional studies have provided evidence supporting the concept that the tridecapeptide neurotensin (NT) acts in the central nervous system as a classical neurotransmitter and/or as an important modulator of neuronal signalling. The role of NT in the regulation of the striatal amino acidergic transmission, mainly by antagonising D2 receptor function, will(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to identify factors associated with satisfaction with care in cancer patients undergoing ambulatory treatment. We investigated associations between patients' baseline clinical and socio-demographic characteristics, as well as self-reported quality of life, and satisfaction with care. METHODS Patients undergoing(More)
In view of the ability of neurotensin (NT) to increase glutamate release, the role of NT receptor mechanisms in oxygen-glucose deprivation (OGD)-induced neuronal degeneration in cortical cultures has been evaluated by measuring lactate dehydrogenase (LDH) levels, mitochondrial dehydrogenase activity with 3-[4,5-dimethylthiazol-2-yl]-2,5-diphenyltetrazolium(More)
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