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In order to shed light on transcriptional networks involved in adult peripheral nerve repair program, we propose for the first time an organization of the transcriptional dynamics of the mouse dorsal root ganglia (DRG) following a sciatic nerve lesion. This was done by a non-hierarchical bioinformatical clustering of four Serial Analysis of Gene Expression(More)
Voltage-activated sodium currents (INa) in vestibular ganglion neurones acutely isolated from postnatal mice were investigated using the whole-cell configuration of the patch-clamp technique. Under recording conditions designed to allow the complete isolation of INa depolarizations from a holding potential of -80 mV revealed a fast inactivating inward(More)
We investigated the development of a low (T-type) and two high voltage-activated (N- and L-type) calcium channel currents in large diameter dorsal root ganglion neurones acutely isolated from embryonic mice using the whole-cell patch-clamp technique. The low and high voltage-activated barium currents (LVA and HVA) were identified by their distinct threshold(More)
The presence of a hyperpolarization-activated inward current (Ih) was investigated in mouse vestibular primary neurons using the whole-cell patch-clamp technique. In current-clamp configuration, injection of hyperpolarizing currents induced variations of membrane voltage with prominent time-dependent rectification increasing with current amplitudes. This(More)
The effects of 2,5-di(tert-butyl)-1,4-benzohydroquinone (tBHQ), a synthetic phenolic antioxidant and a blocker of the sarco-endoplasmic ATPase, were evaluated on low and high voltage-activated Ca(2+) currents (ICas) with rodent dorsal root ganglion, hippocampal, and motor neurons. In all cell types tested, tBHQ (IC(50) = 35 microM) blocked ICa at(More)
Neurotrophin-3 (NT-3), its cognate receptor trkC, and voltage-gated calcium channels are coexpressed by embryonic pyramidal neurons before target contact, but their functions at this stage of development are still unclear. We show here that, in vitro, anti-NT-3 and anti-trkC antibodies blocked the increase, and NT-3 reversed the decrease in the number of(More)
Ca2+ influx through voltage-gated calcium channels probably influences neuronal ontogenesis. Many developing neurones transiently express T-type/Cav3 calcium channels that contribute to their electrical activity and potentially to their morphological differentiation. Here we have characterized the electrophysiological properties and the functional role of a(More)
Peripheral nerve section promotes regenerative, elongated neuritic growth of adult sensory neurons. Although the role of chloride homeostasis, through the regulation of ionotropic GABA receptors, in the growth status of immature neurons in the CNS begins to emerge, nothing is known of its role in the regenerative growth of injured adult neurons. To analyze(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the prevalence of serum antibodies to the ionotropic glutamate receptor 3 (GluR3) in patients with Rasmussen encephalitis (RE), a severe epileptic disorder, and to compare with serum from control subjects and patients with intractable epilepsy (IE). METHODS The authors looked for serum immunoglobulin (Ig) G antibodies to GluR3 in 30(More)
The effect of the initiation of carbamazepine (CBZ) treatment on regional cerebral blood flow (rCBF) was studied using the intravenous Xenon technique in a group of epileptic patients suffering from complex partial seizures. A slight increase in mean rCBF (10.8 +/- 8.8%, P less than 0.01) was observed in 12 patients after the first month of CBZ treatment,(More)