R Frangez

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The purpose of this study was to examine whether radiofrequency current density imaging (RF-CDI) can quantitatively monitor depolarizations evoked by excitatory amino acids in a rat's brain. To evoke depolarization, a glutamate receptor agonist, kainate, was administered into the right lateral ventricle. First, electroencephalographic activity was recorded(More)
The lanosterol 14alpha-demethylase protein complex is composed of a cytochrome P450 enzyme CYP51 and its redox partner NADPH cytochrome P450 reductase. The complex participates in cholesterol biosynthesis and produces folicular fluid meiosis activating sterol (FF-MAS) from lanosterol. FF-MAS is metabolized further by sterol Delta14-reductase to(More)
Radiofrequency current density imaging is an MR technique that images tissue conductivity contrast. Compared to conventional MRI, RF-CDI uses two additional sources of RF power to be absorbed and that must be evaluated in terms of proper parameter optimization to prevent excessive tissue heating and effects on the nervous system. In view of possible future(More)
The purpose of this study was to test the capability of contrast enhanced magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in assessing lesion formation in rat brain after systemic (i.v.) administration of kainate. MRI was performed with T1-weighted spin echo sequence before and after the administration of kainate and contrast media. Contrast media used were based on(More)
Neurotoxic effects of ammodytin L (AtnL), a potent phospholipase A2 homologue, was studied in frog neuromuscular preparation m. cutaneous pectoris by measuring the influence of the toxin on the amplitude and the frequency of miniature and endplate potentials (MEPPs, EPPs). AtnL, in 100 nM concentration, significantly increases spontaneous quantal(More)
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