Matthieu 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)
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 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)
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)