Joseph Martial

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Both clinical symptomatology and stress research suggest that panic attacks might be partially attributable to exaggerated psychophysiological responses to environmental stressors. In the present study, we aimed to explicitly test this idea by measuring the physiological responses to a mild psychological stressor in both healthy controls (n = 8) and fully(More)
BACKGROUND Treatment of urinary schistosomiasis by chemotherapy remains challenging due to rapid re-infection and possibly to limited susceptibility to praziquantel treatment. Therefore, therapeutic vaccines represent an attractive alternative control strategy. The objectives of this study were to assess the safety and tolerability profile of the(More)
The demographic characteristics and psychiatric course of primary unipolar depressed patients, either with or without psychotic features, were compared in a retrospective study. 15% (25/165) of the patients had had at least one episode of psychotic depression. Compared with the 140 non-psychotic patients, the psychotic patients were more likely to be(More)
A general method for the preparation of high-quality, mostly ice-crystal-artefact-free whole human brain hemisphere sections is described. Upon receipt, hemispheres are divided; one is then fixed in buffered 10% formalin for neuropathological analysis while the other is cut in 8-10-mm-thick coronal slices that are then rapidly frozen in 2-methylbutane at(More)
Cloned gene products can be secreted in the periplasmic space of E. coli using expression vectors containing the E. coli ompA signal peptide sequence (1,2,3)-However, the use of these rccombinant vectors requires oligonucleotide-directed mutagenesis to remove the linker sequence between the ompA signal peptide sequence and the cDNA to be expressed. To avoid(More)
The present study provides further evidence for the presence of serotonin1D (5-HT1D) receptors in post-mortem human brain. Receptor binding parameters in temporal cortex homogenates were assessed using [3H]5-HT in the presence of 100 nM 8-OH-DPAT, 1 microM propranolol and 1 microM mesulergine to prevent labelling of the 5-HT1A, 5-HT1B and 5-HT1C sites,(More)
In order to determine if post-mortem delays could account for the apparent absence of 5-HT1B sites reported in human brain, 5-HT1B binding parameters were determined in fresh and fresh-frozen cortical biopsies and compared to results obtained in post-mortem tissues. Binding parameters and in vitro receptor autoradiography were performed by using two(More)
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