Joelle Adrien

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For the last two decades, the involvement of 5-HT(1A) receptors in the regulation of vigilance states has been studied extensively thanks to pharmacological tools, but clear-cut conclusion has not been reached yet. By studying mutant mice that do not express this receptor type (5-HT(1A)-/-) and their wild-type 129/Sv counterparts, we herein demonstrate that(More)
Electrophysiological investigations on the mechanism of action of antidepressants have shown that both deprivation of rapid eye movement (REM) sleep and chronic treatment with antidepressants render serotoninergic (5-HT) neurons less sensitive to the inhibitory effect of 5-HT reuptake blockers in the rat. It was of interest to test whether the same(More)
UNLABELLED Sleep is the main behavioral state of the premature infant. In adult intensive care units, sleep deprivation has been reported as one of the major stressors. Developmental care (DC) aims to decrease stressful events in neonatal intensive care unit and support well-being. AIM To assess whether DC is accompanied by changes in sleep in preterm(More)
The potential 5-HT1A antagonist properties of the ß-antagonist tertatolol were assessed using biochemical and electrophysiological assays in the rat. (±) Tertatolol bound with high affinity (Ki = 38 nM) to 5-HT1A sites labelled by [3H]8-OH-DPAT in hippocampal membranes. The (−)stereoisomer (Ki = 18 nM) was about 50-fold more potent than the (+)stereoisomer(More)
Chronic treatment with antidepressants renders serotonergic neuronal firing less sensitive to the inhibitory effect of serotonin (5-HT) reuptake blockers in the rat, and this has been considered as a major correlate of the therapeutic action of these drugs. We investigated whether the same mechanisms could be evidenced in an experimental model of(More)
One picogram of synthetic arginine vasotocin (AVT) administered into the lateral ventricle of newborn cats aged 7-9 days, increased the amount of quiet sleep and markedly decreased the amount of active sleep. Ten pg AVT completely suppressed active sleep during the recording time of 3 hr. The increase in the quiet sleep occurred within 5-7 min and lasted(More)
Recent evidence indicates that pituitary adenylate cyclase-activating polypeptide (PACAP) and vasoactive intestinal polypeptide (VIP) might play an important role in rapid eye movement sleep (REMS) generation at the pontine level in rats. We have thus examined the immunohistochemical distribution of VIP and PACAP in the pontine and mesencephalic areas known(More)
Concentrations of (-)-zopiclone and (+)-zopiclone were determined in plasma and brain after oral administration, to investigate the stereoselectivity of distribution in rats. Zopiclone enantiomers were administered separately to rats and concentrations were determined by chiral HPLC in plasma and brain. In initial experiments, rats were treated with(More)
OBJECTIVES To evaluate and compare the effects of melatonin and levodopa (L-dopa) on sleep disorders in a monkey model of Parkinson's disease. MATERIALS AND METHODS The daytime and nighttime sleep patterns of four macaques that were rendered parkinsonian by administration of 1-methyl-4-phenyl-1,2,3,6-tetrahydropyridine (MPTP) were recorded using(More)
The threshold current of septal stimulation required to drive the hippocampal theta rhythm was investigated as a function of stimulation frequency in male rats aged 12–19 days. The minimum in the threshold-frequency function at 7.7 Hz, characteristic of adult male rats, appeared at 15–16 days. Before that age the relation between frequency and threshold was(More)
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