Lilliane Doaré

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Thiazolidinediones are potent antidiabetic compounds, in both animal and human models, which act by enhancing peripheral sensitivity to insulin. Thiazolidinediones are high-affinity ligands for peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor-gamma, a key factor for adipocyte differentiation, and they are efficient promoters of adipocyte differentiation in vitro.(More)
Handling-induced convulsions in the quaking mouse can be blocked by: phenobarbital, pentobarbital or phenytoin; postsynaptic alpha-adrenoceptor agonists (noradrenaline, phenylephrine, CRL 40028); presynaptic alpha-adrenoceptor blockers (yohimbine, mianserine); catecholamine liberating agent (amphetamine); noradrenaline reuptake inhibitors (cocaine,(More)
The effects of glucagon-like peptide-1(7-36)-amide (GLP-1) on cAMP content and insulin release were studied in islets isolated from diabetic rats (n0-STZ model) which exhibited impaired glucose-induced insulin release. We first examined the possibility of re-activating the insulin response to glucose in the beta-cells of the diabetic rats using GLP-1 in(More)
Thiazolidinediones are potent antidiabetic compounds, which act by enhancing peripheral insulin sensitivity. They are also activators of the peroxisome proliferator activated receptor gamma in adipose tissue. Pioglitazone induces in vivo adipocyte differentiation in the obese Zucker fa/fa rat and hence the capacity of adipose tissue to utilize glucose.(More)
2-N,N-dipropylamino 5,6-dihydroxytetralin (nPr2 ADTN), a potent dopaminergic agonist, induces the same polyphasic effects observed with apomorphine by Protais et al., (1983). The dose related sequence of behaviours in mice can be summed up as followed: to 0.9 to 3.9 micrograms.kg-1, a decrease in motor activity without any other effects; to 7.8 to 15.6(More)
Hyperglycaemia and hyperinsulinaemia were induced in rats by a continuous 48-h infusion with glucose. Discontinuation of glucose infusion resulted in marked, persistent hypoglycaemia. To further delineate the mechanism underlying this condition, we measured counterregulatory hormone levels, in vivo glucose kinetics (glucose production = rate of appearance =(More)
The antagonism of hypothermia induced by two doses of apomorphine (1 to 16 mg/kg) is proposed as an improved screening test for both neuroleptics and antidepressants. Low dose apomorphine-induced hypothermia (1 mg/kg) differentiates sulpiride-like neuroleptics (which better antagonize this effect of apomorphine than other effects such as stereotyped(More)
Some of the substances studied modified the effects of the two barbiturates as expected and in the same direction: --chlorpromazine and diazepam increased the effects; --amphetamine and caffeine decreased them. Barbital, unlike pentobarbital, undergoes almost no metabolic transformation. This explains why pentobarbital is potentiated in the presence of(More)