Jean-Christophe Brignone

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In the present work we studied, in female chronic diabetic rats the effect of either the parenteral administration of tamoxifen (TAM) (500 micrograms.kg-1.day-1) for 15 days or the ovariectomy upon the respiration and oscillatory behaviour of intact mitochondria and the activities of 3-hydroxybutyrate dehydrogenase (HBD) and cytochrome c oxidase (Cox) of(More)
The present work measured brown adipose tissue and heart mitochondrial oxygen consumption in hypothyroid rats treated with replacement doses of T3, T4 or T4 plus iopanoic acid and kept at 4 degrees C for 24 h. Heart oxygen consumption in normal, untreated hypothyroid and T4-treated hypothyroid rats was unaffected by cold exposure. In rats treated with T4(More)
In the present work, the effect "in vivo' of increasing doses of RU 38486 upon the hepatic mitochondrial function of diabetic rats has been studied. At the same time, the action of adrenalectomy and corticosterone restitution on this function were comparatively demonstrated. The parameters measured were oxygen consumption with the substrates:(More)
Chronic diabetes induced by the injection of streptozotocin in male and female albino adult rats provoked significant alteration of liver mitochondrial function 30 or 35 days after administration of the drug. Thus, we obtained mean values of respiratory control (RC) and state 3 (S3) with 3-hydroxybutyrate as substrate 40 or 50% lower than those of(More)
Liver D-3-hydroxybutyrate dehydrogenase (OHBD) is subjected to estrogen modulation. Estrogen action was demonstrated by (a) the lesser activity of liver OHBD in female rats, as compared with their male counterparts; (b) the increase of OHBD activity after ovariectomy of sexually mature rats; (c) the decrease of OHBD activity after treatment of(More)
In the present study it is shown that streptozotocin (SZ)-induced chronic diabetes of female albino rats produced significant alterations in liver mitochondrial function after 30-35 days of diabetes. The disturbances were as follows: (1) a significant fall of the mean values of the respiratory control ratio and of state 3 of respiration using three(More)