P. Valdiguie

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The aim of the present study was to determine if low-density lipoproteins (LDLs) and red blood cell (RBC) membranes from diabetic patients present an increased susceptibility to lipoperoxidation, which might be related to the increased incidence of atherosclerosis in diabetes. LDLs and RBC membranes were isolated from 11 insulin-dependent (IDDM) and 18(More)
AIMS Liver damage remains the most frequent type of adverse drug reaction (ADRs) that can lead to the withdrawal of a drug from the market. The abnormal laboratory data identified by computerized hospital information systems can be used in order to improve the detection of ADRs. Our objectives were to assess the detection and incidence of drug-induced liver(More)
A fraction from normal human plasma inhibiting Na(+)-K(+)-ATPase has been recently identified as lysophosphatidylcholine (LPC). The aim of this study was to investigate the existence of a relationship between the activity of the cellular membrane Na(+)-K(+)-ATPase and plasma LPC in human diabetes. We studied 10 patients with insulin-dependent-diabetes(More)
Dopaminergic influence upon cerebral circulation was studied in 12 adult mongrel dogs, local cerebral blood flow (lCBF) being measured by the microspheres method. The intravenous injection of apomorphine (0.1 mg/kg) produced heterogeneous effects on lCBF; an increase in lCBF reaching the level of statistical significance was observed in frontal and sensory(More)
Psoriasis, a chronic inflammatory skin disease characterized by an aberration of lipid metabolism, has been associated with an increased risk for atherosclerosis. Since oxidatively modified lipoproteins are involved in the pathogenesis of atherosclerosis, we investigated the lipid composition and in vitro induced peroxidation of very low density(More)
The susceptibility to peroxidative stress of low density lipoprotein (LDL), induced by incubation with CuSO4, has been studied in eleven diabetic patients and eleven control subjects. Our results suggest that oxidized LDL (OX-LDL) of diabetic patients have a significant higher reactivity to 2,4,6-trinitrobenzene sulfonic acid (TNBS) than controls, that(More)
Aganglionosis of large bowel (Hirschsprung's disease; HD) is associated with higher acetylcholinesterase activity (AChE activity). Occasionally, especially in the neonatal period, the AChE activity may not be of diagnostic value. The authors previously reported that simultaneous estimation of butyrylcholinesterase activity (BChE activity) and the(More)
The aim of our study was to investigate the effect of Cu2+ catalyzed oxidation on VLDL physico-chemical properties and secondary structure of apo B-100. Incubation of very low density lipoproteins with copper ions resulted in a decrease in tryptophan and lysine residues parallel to lipid peroxidation products, conjugated dienes and TBARS. Fluorescence(More)
Oxidative modification of LDL is accompanied by a number of compositional and structural changes, now well known. In addition, other atherogenic modifications of LDL exist, such as desialylation. The present article summarizes the recent data related to desialylated LDL and to the presence of these LDL in blood plasma of patients with coronary(More)