Julie Bourdais

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TRH (pGlu-His-ProNH2) inactivation in the brain and pituitary extracellular fluid is reviewed. While TRH could be eliminated by alternative mechanisms, i.e. uptake or internalization, modification, hydrolysis by broad specificity peptidases such as pyroglutamyl peptidase I and prolyl endopeptidase, evidence accumulates to support a specific(More)
In the adenohypophysis, thyrotrophin-releasing hormone (TRH) is inactivated by pyroglutamyl peptidase II (PPII), a TRH-specific ectoenzyme localized in lactotrophs. TRH slowly downregulates surface PPII activity in adenohypophyseal cell cultures. Protein kinase C (PKC) activation mimics this effect. We tested the hypothesis that other hypothalamic factors(More)
Thyrotropin-releasing hormone is inactivated in the extracellular space by a membrane-bound peptidase, pyroglutamyl aminopeptidase II (PPII), a member of the M1 family of zinc metallopeptidases. The functional significance of multiple PPII RNA species expression is unknown. We detected, in rat tissues, a RNA species derived from an alternative processing at(More)
BACKGROUND Little representative information exists on the frequency of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-related diseases among the overall AIDS population. The objective of this research is to assess the nature, frequency and characteristics of these diseases among AIDS patients during their last year of life and to analyse these frequencies according to(More)
TRH is hydrolyzed by pyroglutamyl aminopeptidase II (PP II), a highly specific ecto-enzyme which is localized on the surface of lactotrophs. To study whether PP II activity may be rapidly regulated during a burst of prolactin secretion, we used an in vitro model in which primary cultures of adenohypophyseal cells were incubated with 500 nM dopamine (DA) for(More)
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