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TREK-1 is a two-pore-domain background potassium channel expressed throughout the central nervous system. It is opened by polyunsaturated fatty acids and lysophospholipids. It is inhibited by neurotransmitters that produce an increase in intracellular cAMP and by those that activate the Gq protein pathway. TREK-1 is also activated by volatile anesthetics(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the utility of urinary 3-hydroxybenzo[a]pyrene (3-OH-B[a]P) as a biomarker of exposure to polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) in various environmental exposure scenarios alongside the more usually studied 1-hydroxypyrene (1-OH-Pyr). METHODS Two groups of 15 and 10 non smoking, healthy men and women, were exposed for approximately(More)
Senile plaque and paired helical filament (PHF) formation are characteristic of Alzheimer's disease, but the mechanisms leading to these lesions still remain unclear. To understand them better, we have performed different immunolabellings of amyloid protein and PHF. We describe a very specific immunodetection of PHF with AD2, a monoclonal antibody directed(More)
Ingestion of dust or soil particles could pose a potential health risk due to long-term metal trace element (MTE) exposure. Twenty-seven urban topsoil samples (kitchen garden and lawn) were collected and analyzed for Cd, Pb and Zn using the unified Bioaccessibility Research Group of Europe (BARGE) method (UBM) test to estimate the human bioaccessibility of(More)
The extractability of Cd, Pb, and Zn was investigated in contaminated agricultural topsoils located in an area highly affected by the past atmospheric emissions of two smelters in northern France in order to assess their mobility and human bioaccessibility. The determination of Cd, Pb, and Zn bioaccessibility (Unified Barge Method, in vitro test) was made(More)
Dual label immunofluorescence was used in the brain of normal, non colchicine-treated, adult male rats in order to characterize the neurons possessing the nuclear androgen receptor in the hypothalamic arcuate nucleus. The affinity purified PG21 rabbit serum to the rat androgen receptor (AR) was used in conjunction with a polyclonal guinea pig antiserum to(More)
Paraffin-embedded human bronchial biopsies, obtained in macroscopically healthy areas, were examined using nine peroxidase-bound lectins. These were either isolated or purified by affinity column chromatography (Ulex europeus, Triticum vulgare, Glycine max, and Arachis hypogatea lectins) or commercial preparations (Lotus tetragonolobus, Canavalia(More)
An investigation was undertaken to identify the most significant soil parameters that can be used to predict Cd, Pb, and Zn bioaccessibility in smelter-contaminated agricultural soils. A robust model was established from an extended database of soils by using: (i) a training set of 280 samples to select the main soil parameters, to define the best(More)
The relationship between peptidergic dystrophic neurites and paired helical filament (PHF)-positive neurites in Alzheimer's disease (AD) senile plaques (SPs) was studied using combined fluorescence and bright-field optics. Cryostat sections of AD hippocampi were first stained with thioflavine-S and immunolabelled with antisera raised against different(More)
Highly glycosylated regions or glycopeptides were obtained by proteolysis of human tracheobronchial mucins. They were chemically deglycosylated and the resulting products were used to raise a rabbit antiserum. This antiserum specifically recognized the superanuclear region of respiratory and colonic goblet cells as areas around and below the nucleus of(More)