Myriam Bossu

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Reduced and oxidized glutathione and pyridine coenzymes, glutathione-related enzymes and Cu,Zn-superoxide dismutase (Cu,Zn-SOD) were investigated in the RBC of patients with chronic renal failure (CRF) and in age- and sex-matched controls. The effects of hemodialysis (HD) were also studied. A defective RBC redox state was shown in the CRF group based on a(More)
Red blood cells and plasma reduced and oxidized glutathione levels, glutathione peroxidase (GSH-Px) activity, thiobarbituric acid reactants (TBAR) of both chronic ambulatory peritoneal dialysis (CAPD) patients and a matched control group were investigated in this study. Oxidized and reduced pyridinic nucleotides in red blood cells (RBC), in which NADPH is a(More)
The activity and some kinetic properties of RBC Na+,K(+)-ATPase (EC 3.6.1.37) were investigated in essential hypertensives (EH; 40 subjects) and normotensives (NT; 20 subjects). A decrease in ouabain-sensitive 86Rb uptake as well as ouabain-sensitive ATPase activity was found in EH. [Na+]i and [K+]i of EH did not show any statistical difference from NT.(More)
Glucose phosphorylating activity of human erythrocytes quickly decreases during cell ageing; the electrophoretic pattern suggests that this fast decrease is due mainly to the isozyme II. We have shown that in the young cells only hexokinase I and II are responsible for the glucose phosphorylation, while in the old cells another glucose phosphorylating(More)
Schistosoma mansoni induces, in the vertebrate host, cutaneous production of interleukin-7 (IL-7), which is beneficial for parasite establishment and development. Infection of mice deficient in IL-7 expression leads to parasite dwarfism. Because similar findings were previously described in hypothyroid mice, this study aimed to elucidate the potential link(More)
As previously reported, during rabbit red blood cell aging glucose phosphorylating activities show several modifications. In the first period of the red cell life span the predominant form is similar to hexokinase II, while in the mature erythrocyte the predominant glucose phosphorylating activity resembles hexokinase I. In the oldest cells glucose(More)
This paper describes a new method for obtaining "in vivo" populations of homogeneous erythrocytes of a specific age. This method, proposed for experimental animals, is based on the induction of a large reticulocytosis (about 80%) by the administration of phenylhydrazine and the subsequent synchronized ageing of young red cells present, which is obtained by(More)
1. ATP: D-galactose-1-phosphotransferase activity was measured in human, pig, cow, rabbit, mouse and rat red blood cells. Mean values of galactokinase activity was markedly lower in the human and pig erythrocyte as compared to those of the other species. 2. The permeability to galactose of the red cells studied was always higher than galactose(More)