M P Fillion

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The localization of 5-HT-moduline, an endogenous cerebral tetrapeptide (LSAL) which specifically interacts with 5-HT1B receptors (Rousselle et al., 1996; Massot et al., 1996) was examined in mouse brain using an immunocytochemistry technique with a polyclonal anti-peptide antibody highly specific for this tetrapeptide. Highest levels of 5-HT-moduline(More)
The postnatal development of 3H-5-HT specific binding sites has been studied in rat brain. Experimental conditions allowed the characterization of the class of sites corresponding to the synaptosomal receptor for 5-HT. The related affinity constant and maximal binding were measured at various ages after birth. During the second week after birth, the(More)
The effect of physical exercise was examined on the sensitivity of 5-HT1B receptors and on 5-HT-moduline tissue concentration in the central nervous system of rats. Rats were trained for 7 consecutive weeks to run on a treadmill. Three groups of animals were selected: group 1, sedentary rats (controls); group 2, animals running for 1 h at 18 m/min for 5(More)
Expression of seven serotonin or 5-hydroxytryptamine (5-HT) receptors (5-HT1D alpha, 5-HT1E, 5-HT2, 5-HT1A, 5-HT1C, 5-HT1D beta, and 5-HT6) was investigated in human normal fetal astrocytes and eight glioma cell lines by reverse transcription and polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR). No expression of 5-HT1D beta and 5-HT6 was observed in any of the cell lines(More)
The effect of the selective r5-HT1B agonist 3-(1,2,5,6-tetrahydro)-4-pyridil-5-pyrrolo [3,2-b] pyril-5-one (CP93,129) on the K(+)-evoked overflow of [3H]dopamine was studied in rat striatal synaptosomes loaded with [3H]dopamine. The aim of the study was to investigate the participation of 5-HT1B receptors in the serotonergic modulation of striatal(More)
5-HT binding sites of the 5-HT1 type are heterogeneous and appear to comprise several subtypes (5-HT1A, 5-HT1B and 5-HT1C); their physiological role is as yet unclear. The stimulation of adenylate cyclase induced by 5-HT has been investigated in membrane fractions prepared from rat brain cortex. Enzymatic activity was determined by measuring cAMP production(More)
5-HT1B receptors are the predominant auto- and heteroreceptors located on serotonergic and non-serotonergic terminals where they regulate the neuronal release of neurotransmitters. 5-HT-moduline (Leu-Ser-Ala-Leu) has been shown to specifically interact with a very high apparent affinity and in a non-competitive manner with 5-HT1B receptors (Massot et al.(More)
Rabies virus infection in man induces a series of clinical symptoms, some suggesting involvement of the central serotonergic system. The results of the present study show that, 5 days after rabies virus infection in rat, the total reversible high-affinity binding of [3H]5-HT in the hippocampus is not affected, suggesting that 5-HT1A binding is not altered.(More)
The serotonergic system is considered as a neuromodulatory system interacting with other neurotransmissions in the brain and participating in the elaboration of an adapted response of the central nervous system to external stimuli. Indeed, serotonin is involved in a large number of physiological events, such as temperature regulation, sleep, learning and(More)