Jacques Sénécal

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The adenosine triphosphate (ATP) generating pathways of dog inner medullary collecting ducts (IMCD) were examined in vitro using suspensions of dog IMCD tubules incubated under aerobic and anaerobic conditions. Glucose is always the preferred substrate for this tissue, even if lactate can be oxidized under aerobic conditions. The metabolism of glucose(More)
BACKGROUND Kinin B(1) receptor (B(1)R) is induced by the oxidative stress in models of diabetes mellitus. This study aims at determining whether B(1)R activation could perpetuate the oxidative stress which leads to diabetic complications. METHODS AND FINDINGS Young Sprague-Dawley rats were fed with 10% D-Glucose or tap water (controls) for 8-12 weeks. A(More)
Basolateral membrane vesicles (BLMV) isolated from both red outer medulla or from thick ascending limb segments isolated from the dog kidney were used to examine the process of lactate transport in this nephron segment. The BLMV preparation was enriched in Na(+)-K(+)-adenosinetriphosphatase (Na(+)-K(+)-ATPase) that represented 96% of the total ATPase(More)
The transport of glucose by canine thick ascending limbs (TAL) and inner medullary collecting ducts (IMCD) was studied using tubule suspensions and membrane vesicles. The uptake of D-[14C(U)]glucose by a suspension of intact TAL tubules was reduced largely by phloretin (Pt), moderately by phlorizin (Pz), and completely suppressed by a combination of both(More)
The firing of central serotonin (5-hydroxytryptamine, 5-HT) neurons and their capacity to release 5-HT are subjected to a receptor-mediated auto-control via 5-HT(1A) and 5-HT(1B) receptors respectively located on the somata/dendrites (5-HT(1A) autoreceptors) and preterminal axon arborizations (5-HT(1B) autoreceptors) of these neurons. To further(More)
Pulmonary inflammation is an important pathological feature of tobacco smoke related lung diseases such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Kinin type 1 and type 2 receptors (B(1)R, B(2)R) are known to be associated with inflammatory responses of the lungs and other organs. In this study, we investigated whether cigarette smoke-induced airway(More)
To evaluate the mechanisms and the impact of the angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitor perindopril (P) in a model of doxorubicin (D)-induced cardiotoxicity, male Wistar rats received D (1 mg/kg/d, IP for 10 days), P (2 mg/kg/d by gavage from day 1 to day 18), D (for 10 days) + P (for 18 days) or saline. D decreased systolic blood pressure and body and(More)
The kinin B1 receptor (B1R) is upregulated by pro-inflammatory cytokines, bacterial endotoxins and hyperglycaemia-induced oxidative stress. In animal models of diabetes, it contributes to pain polyneuropathy. This study aims at defining the cellular localization of B1R in thoracic spinal cord of type 1 diabetic rats by confocal microscopy with the use of a(More)
[35S]GTPgammaS autoradiography of slide-mounted tissue sections was used to examine G-protein coupling in the rat spinal cord, as stimulated by dopamine, the D1 receptor agonist SKF 38393, noradrenaline, and noradrenaline in the presence of the alpha adrenoceptor antagonist, phentolamine. Measurements were obtained from the different laminae of spinal grey(More)
The regulation of glycogen degradation and synthesis in canine inner medullary collecting ducts (IMCD) was investigated using IMCD tubules suspensions prepared from dog papilla. A small but significant amount of glycogen was found in dog IMCD. Under aerobic condition and especially when no exogenous substrate is available, glycogen breakdown can support(More)