Pierre Nourdine Bouchelouche

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OBJECTIVES Because the term "interstitial cystitis" (IC) has different meanings in different centers and different parts of the world, the European Society for the Study of Interstitial Cystitis (ESSIC) has worked to create a consensus on definitions, diagnosis, and classification in an attempt to overcome the lack of international agreement on various(More)
The biological effects of growth hormone (GH) are initiated by its binding to the GH receptor (GHR) followed by association and activation of the tyrosine kinase JAK2. Here we report that GH can stimulate an increase in intracellular free Ca2+ concentration ([Ca2+]i) in cells expressing wild-type GHRs and receptor mutants lacking up to 132 amino acids of(More)
Kv7 channels are involved in smooth muscle relaxation, and accordingly we believe that they constitute potential targets for the treatment of overactive bladder syndrome. We have therefore used myography to examine the function of Kv7 channels in detrusor, i.e. pig bladder, with a view to determining the effects of the following potassium channel(More)
The aim of the study was to investigate whether Kv7 channels and their ancillary β-subunits, KCNE, are functionally expressed in the human urinary bladder. Kv7 channels were examined at the molecular level and by functional studies using RT-qPCR and myography, respectively. We found mRNA expression of KCNQ1, KCNQ3-KCNQ5 and KCNE1-5 in the human urinary(More)
OBJECTIVES Recently, we have demonstrated that human detrusor smooth muscle cells in culture secrete the chemokine monocyte chemoattractant protein 1. In the present study, we extended these studies to include the effect of the proinflammatory cytokines tumor necrosis factor (TNF)-alpha and interleukin (IL)-1beta on IL-8, IL-6, and RANTES (regulated on(More)
OBJECTIVES With the present study we wanted to explore the impact of treatment with a tumor necrosis factor-α -inhibitor (TNFi) on levels of soluble biomarkers in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients and to identify predictors of impaired drug levels and development of anti-TNFi antibodies (anti-TNFi Abs). METHODS Blood samples from 26 patients with(More)
The controlled flux of calcium across the cell membrane is intimately linked to the release of insulin from pancreatic beta-cells, but the uncontrolled influx of calcium is a common final denominator of cell death. Because interleukin 1 has been shown to be cytotoxic to beta-cells in isolated rat islets of Langerhans and since interleukin 1 has a calcium(More)
Incubation of the human renal carcinoma cell line CaKi-1 with interferon-gamma (IFN-gamma) or the phorbol ester, phorbol-12-myristate 13-acetate (PMA) strongly stimulated the immunocytochemical expression of the intercellular adhesion molecule-1 (ICAM-1) in a dose-dependent manner. Since PMA is capable of activating the Ca2+/phospholipid-dependent protein(More)
Small-conductance calcium-activated potassium (SK3) channels have been detected in human myometrium and we have previously shown a functional role of SK channels in human myometrium in vitro. The aims of this study were to identify the precise localization of SK3 channels and to quantify SK3 mRNA expression in myometrium from pregnant and non-pregnant(More)