Piedboeuf Bruno

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In the growth of keratinocytes "in vitro", PGE2 seems to play an important role. We have shown that in fibroblast-keratinocyte co-cultures, indomethacin, employed at concentrations which inhibit the PGE2 synthesis, reduced the proliferation of epidermal cells. This effect was reversed by an exogenous PGE2 addition to the culture media. To better understand(More)
The effects of membrane perturbants (ethanol, pentobarbital, chloroform, diethylether, phenytoin, cis-vaccenic acid methylester, and cis-vaccenoyl alcohol) on the lipid order of mouse brain synaptic plasma membranes (SPM) were tested by fluorescence polarization using 1,6-diphenyl-1,3,5-hexatriene (DPH) as a probe of the membrane core and(More)
The binding of [3H]nitrendipine to rat cortical membranes was reduced by phenytoin, phenobarbital, and pentobarbital. The IC50 values were 0.09, 0.40, and 0.76 mM respectively. The drugs reduced the apparent binding affinity of [3H]nitrendipine with little effect on the maximum number of binding sites. The inhibitory effects of the drugs were similar in the(More)
Ethanol, diethylether, halothane and enflurane inhibited the veratridine-dependent uptake of 24Na by synaptosomes isolated from rodent brain. The inhibitory action of ethanol was similar for uptake periods of 1 to 10 sec and also was observed with batrachotoxin-stimulated sodium uptake, demonstrating an inhibition of sodium influx through voltage-dependent(More)
In recent years in vitro models have been developed to avoid the use of animals in cutaneous toxicological studies. Submerged human keratinocyte cultures in vitro could be so far employed as an alternative to animal testing and a good correlation between skin irritation and cytotoxicity has been demonstrated. Nevertheless, these submerged cultures are(More)
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