Pierre-Alexandre Beaufort

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1. The effects of SR 33589 and amiodarone on the cardiac beta-adrenoceptor were studied in vitro and after chronic treatment by means of [125I]-(-)-iodocyanopindolol ([125I]-(-)-CYP) binding and measurement of adenylate cyclase activity. 2. Binding of [125I]-(-)-CYP was inhibited in a dose-dependent manner by SR 33589 (IC50=1.8 +/- 0.4 microM, nH=0.93 +/-(More)
We evaluated the effects of ischemic injury on the myocardial adenylate cyclase system, 5 h after ligation of the left anterior descending coronary in 5 anesthetized dogs. Crude cardiac membrane preparations were isolated from control and ischemic areas of ventricular myocardium and tested for: 1. L-(125I)iodocyanopindolol binding, in the absence and(More)
The effect of SR 33557, a novel calcium entry blocker, on calcium overload, and regulation of calcium channels and beta-adrenergic receptors was investigated in the rat heart. Calcium overload and infarct-like lesions were produced by a large dose of isoproterenol (40 mg/kg, subcutaneously) to rats. Calcium overload was maximal 8 hours after administration(More)
Blunt trauma to the abdomen is an exceptional cause of portal vein thrombosis. To our knowledge, 8 cases have been reported in the literature. When thrombosis of the portal vein occurs, a complete search for all the known main causes must be carried out before entertaining this diagnosis. Other causes may be cirrhosis, tumors and inflammation of the(More)
BACKGROUND Ecstasy is a synthetic amphetamine which causes a wide variety of adverse effects. Hepatic toxicity was only recently demonstrated but can be quite severe. CASE REPORT A 27-year-old male with no past medical or surgical history developed jaundice without fever. He was a regular user of ecstasy and had recently increased the number of doses(More)
SR 33805 is a representative of a new class of compounds (indole sulfone) that inhibits L-type Ca2+ channels. [3H]SR 33805 has been shown to bind with a high affinity (Kd approximately 20 pM calculated from saturation isotherms and association/dissociation kinetics) to a single site in a purified preparation of rat cardiac sarcolemmal membranes. The binding(More)
We investigated the pharmacological properties of SR 33557, a novel compound with calcium-antagonist properties, in both functional tests in vitro and radioligand binding studies. SR 33557 potently antagonized calcium-induced contraction of potassium-depolarized rat aorta in vitro with an IC50 value of 5.6 ± 0.9 nM, but was a much weaker inhibitor of(More)
We have assessed the binding characteristics of a structurally novel calcium entry blocker, SR 33557, to purified rat heart sarcolemma. SR 33557 prevented completely the binding of (+)-[3H]PN200-110, (-)-[3H]D888 and cis-(+)-[3H]diltiazem to their specific binding sites in an apparently competitive manner (nH congruent to 1.0) and with a high affinity (Ki =(More)