Philippe Feltz

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We have investigated the effects of an aryl-aminopyridazine derivative of GABA (SR 95531) on dose-response curves of GABA-induced depolarizations from dorsal root ganglion neurones recorded intracellularly. The reversible shift to the right of the dose-response curves in a parallel fashion and the dissociation constant (KB) value of 0.13 +/- 0.02 microM (n(More)
1. We have used the whole-cell configuration of the patch-clamp technique to investigate the effects of neuroactive steroids on GABAA receptor-mediated synaptic transmission between rat hypothalamic neurones and pituitary intermediate lobe (IL) cells grown in coculture. In order to discriminate between possible pre- and postsynaptic sites of action, the(More)
GABAB receptors affect short-term signalling in various cell types. However, nothing is known about possible long-term effects on transcription. To analyse such effects in the CNS, we studied GABAB receptor-mediated gene regulation in primary cultures of cerebellar granule neurons. Transcription was followed using a chloramphenicol acetyl transferase(More)
Oxytocin binding sites were detected by autoradiography on films and emulsion-coated sections in the spinal cord of adult and postnatal rats from C8 to L2, using a highly selective 125I-labelled oxytocin antagonist. Oxytocin binding sites were detected on all transverse sections in the dorsal horn, where labelling was scattered over laminae I and II. The(More)
The effects of tachykinin receptor agonists and antagonists were investigated using intra- and extracellular recordings on spontaneously firing nigral neurons in guinea-pig brain slices. In 70 of 76 electrophysiologically identified dopaminergic neurons, a concentration-dependent increase in firing rate was induced by the selective neurokinin-3 tachykinin(More)
1. The purpose of these investigations was to examine the role that the gamma 2 subunit plays in human GABAA receptor desensitization. Two different recombinant GABAA receptors (alpha 1 beta 3 and alpha 1 beta 3 gamma 2) were compared by measuring the relaxation of whole-cell currents during the application of GABA, isoguvacine or taurine. 2. At(More)
1. Whole-cell Ca2+ currents (ICa) from cultured rat melanotrophs were identified by their sensitivity to Ca2+ channel blockers, and their modulation by serotonin (5-HT) was studied. All cells displayed high voltage-activated (HVA; > -30 mV) Ca2+ currents. A low voltage-activated (LVA; > -60 mV) Ca2+ current was detected in 92% of the cells. 2. The(More)
The extraneuronal spontaneous efflux of (3)H-dopamine synthesized endogenously in dopamine terminals has been demonstrated in vitro, by collecting the (3)H amine in superfusates of isolated striatum of the rat previously incubated with (3)H-tyrosine. The (3)H-dopamine newly synthesized appears to be preferentially released. Furthermore, amphetamine and a(More)
Intracellular recordings from adult rat dorsal root ganglion neurones were performed in vitro and the coexistence of two gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) receptors on the membrane of identified A delta and C primary afferents was demonstrated. Transient applications of GABA (10(-6)-10(-2) M) evoked dose-dependent depolarizations and increased membrane(More)