Patrice Bertrand

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A hyaluronectin (HN)-like antigen was found in rat O-2A progenitors and oligodendrocytes, as well as in Schwann cells and in their culture medium. The HN-like antigen secreted in culture supernatants had a higher molecular mass than HN extracted from rat brain at acidic pH. In vitro the secreted HN-like antigen was spontaneously and slowly degraded into(More)
Primary cultures of anterior pituitary cells from female rats and of mouse embryonic striatal neurons were used to study the effects of 17 beta-estradiol on D1- and D2-dopamine (DA)-sensitive adenylate cyclase. 17 beta-Estradiol pretreatment (10(-9) M, 72 h) suppressed the D2-DA-induced inhibition of adenylate cyclase activity in anterior pituitary cells.(More)
We have used an ex vivo binding assay in the mouse to evaluate the brain penetration of cannabinoid receptor ligands. After intraperitoneal or oral administration, the pharmacological activity linked to the compound was assessed by using by [3H]WIN 55212-2 binding on cerebellar membranes. The brain penetration was high for compounds like methanandamide or(More)
Somatostatin (SRIF) actions in the brain and pituitary are mediated by specific receptors. Using radioiodinated ligands it has been possible to characterize the kinetics of specific binding sites in the brain and pituitary, and to determine their cellular localization by autoradiography. At the pituitary level, the inhibition of growth hormone, prolactin(More)
Primary cultures of mouse embryonic neurones from the cerebral cortex and rat pituitary membranes were used to identify and characterize further the somatostatin receptors coupled to an adenylate cyclase and to compare these receptors with specific binding sites for a non-reducible somatostatin analog. 125I-CGP 23996 on both tissues. 125I-CGP 23996 bound(More)