Nathalie Guilbault

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BACKGROUND Despite two decades of use, there are limited data on the best way to administer and monitor cyclosporine (CsA) for liver transplantation. The present study was undertaken (1) to determine whether treatment with a new formulation of CsA, Neoral, would improve the results of liver transplantation; and (2) to study the relationships between(More)
Phorbol-esters have been shown to modulate the beta-adrenergic-stimulated adenylyl cyclase in a number of cell lines. Here, using site directed mutagenesis, we investigate the role of the beta 2-adrenergic receptor phosphorylation by protein kinase C in this regulatory process. Mutation of the serine-261, -262, -344 and -345 of the beta 2-adrenergic(More)
Sustained stimulation of the b -adrenoceptor leads to a desensitization of the receptor-mediated adenylyl cyclase stimulation. While 2 desensitization promoted by nanomolar concentrations of isoproterenol involves the phosphorylation of the b -adrenoceptor by protein 2 kinase A alone, both protein kinase Aand b-adrenoceptor kinase-mediated phosphorylation(More)
BACKGROUND Although cyclosporine (CsA) has been a mainstay in liver transplantation immunosuppression the original formulation [Sandimmune (SIM)] has variable absorption, particularly in children. Neoral is a new formulation of CsA that may have improved biovailability that would be advantageous in children. This study was undertaken to assess the(More)
Sustained stimulation of the beta2-adrenoceptor leads to a desensitization of the receptor-mediated adenylyl cyclase stimulation. While desensitization promoted by nanomolar concentrations of isoproterenol involves the phosphorylation of the beta2-adrenoceptor by protein kinase A alone, both protein kinase A- and beta-adrenoceptor kinase-mediated(More)
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