Julien Beaucourt

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We investigate the dynamics of a vesicle in a shear flow on the basis of the newly proposed advected field (AF) method [T. Biben and C. Misbah, Eur. Phys. J. E 67, 031908 (2003)]. We also solve the same problem with the boundary integral formulation for the sake of comparison. We find that the AF results presented previously overestimated the tumbling(More)
The in vivo metabolism of 12-(S)-Hydroxy-eicosatetraenoic acid (12-HETE), the end-lipoxygenase product of arachidonic acid in platelets, has been investigated in the rat. Fifty microcuries of 5,6-[3H]-12-HETE (50 Ci/mmol) were injected to anesthetized rats and the radioactivity was followed in plasma. At the end of the experiment, various organs of the(More)
In vitro binding assays with 125I-[8-methoxy-2-[N-propyl-N-(3'-iodo-4'-hydroxyphenyl)-propionamido -N'- propylamino] tetralin] (125I-BH-8-MeO-N-PAT), a 125I-labeled derivative of the potent serotonin (5-HT) agonist 8-hydroxy-2-[di-n-propylamino]tetralin [( 3H]-8-OH-DPAT), showed that this compound recognized specific sites with nanomolar affinity for 5-HT(More)
Specific radioactive ligands are needed for studying the pharmacological properties and the regional distribution of the different classes of 5-HT1 receptors within the central nervous system. We describe here the synthesis and some characteristics of the first iodinated specific ligand of 5-HT1A receptors. Like its parent compound, the agonist(More)
The photodimerization of anthracene was used to investigate the transverse and lateral distribution of lipids in the membrane of the Gram-positive bacterium Micrococcus luteus. 9-(2-Anthryl)nonanoic acid (9-AN) is incorporated at a high rate into various membrane lipids of M. luteus. On irradiation of intact bacteria at 360 nm, anthracene-labeled lipids(More)
The dynamics of elongation and burst of an isolated viscoelastic drop are investigated numerically in the special case of a viscosity ratio lambda = 1 . We show that the burst threshold is not affected by viscoelasticity itself, whereas the stationary drop morphology is. A dimple at the tips of the drop can even be observed when elastic effects are large.(More)
(5,6)-dihydroxy-7,9-trans-11,14-cis-eicosatetraenoic acids [5,6)-DiHETEs) were synthesized and separated into four pure diastereoisomers. They were tested for comparative binding affinities to leukotriene receptors (LTC4, LTD4, LTB4) in guinea pig lung membranes. Only (5S,6R)-DiHETE was recognized by the LTD4 receptor, the other receptors interacted with(More)
Intraperitoneal administration of [3H]-leukotriene E4 in the rat resulted in the appearance of radiolabel in urine and feces. Separation of polar urinary metabolites and chromatographic comparison of synthetic metabolites indicated the in vivo formation of omega-oxidized metabolites of LTE4 with sequential beta-oxidation. Furthermore, the metabolite(More)