Richard Gilly

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Immunohistochemical study of catecholamine synthesizing enzymes tyrosine hydroxylase (TH) and phenylethanolamine-N-methyl transferase (PNMT) was performed in lower brain stem of 5 controls and 9 sudden infant death "syndrome" (SIDS) cases. No difference was noticed in TH immunoreactive neuronal groups. With anti-PNMT antibody, electively in nucleus(More)
Ad CFTR, a replication-deficient adenovirus expressing the human cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator (CFTR), was administered by aerosolization in a single escalating dose to three pairs (cohorts) of cystic fibrosis (CF) patients. Buffer only was administered to the nose and lungs 9-14 days before nasal instillation of virus followed the day(More)
To determine whether significant historical differences distinguish the near-miss for Sudden Infant Death from the infants who died of SIDS, we analysed the histories and clinical data from two groups of infants seen in our University Hospital and from collaborative research group. The data were obtained with the use of a standardised questionnaire and(More)
In this report we have tried to determine whether or not catecholamines are involved in the progressive muscular dystrophy. Catecholamines and their metabolites were studied in urines of children with Duchenne disease or other forms of myopathy (limb-girdle and facio-scapulo humeral myopathies). Catecholamine deaminated metabolites were normal in either(More)
The distribution of [3H]substance P ([3H]SP) binding sites in the brainstem of the human newborn was investigated in eleven cases (aged 1 h to 6 months) by in vitro quantitative receptor autoradiography. The binding of [3H]SP to newborn brainstem tissue was found to be saturable (for the eight cases examined, Kd and Bmax (M +/- S.E.M.) were 0.29 +/- 0.03 nM(More)
We examined the protein and fat nutritional status of 65 cystic fibrosis patients aged 4-26 y (x +/- SD: 11.2 +/- 5.6 y). Patients were treated with pancreatic enzyme extracts to improve nutrient absorption; in addition, most patients were supplemented with vitamins A and E. Results were compared with those in a control group of 39 subjects aged 5-29 y (x:(More)
In order to investigate whether central catecholaminergic neurons are altered in sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), the activities of dopamine-beta-hydroxylase (DBH) and phenylethanolamine-N-methyltransferase (PNMT) were determined in nine brainstem areas from 19 victims of totally unexplained SIDS (tSIDS), 9 victims of partially unexplained SIDS (pSIDS)(More)
In victims of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, the activity of phenylethanolamine-N-methyltransferase was found to decrease in the nucleus retroambigu, the Kolliker-Fuse nucleus and the C 2 area of medulla, whereas a decrease in the dopamine-beta-hydroxylase activity was found only in the C 2 area. These results suggest a hypoactivity of adrenergic neurons in(More)
The cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator (CFTR) gene of 600 unrelated cystic fibrosis (CF) patients living in France (excluding Brittany) was screened for 105 different mutations. This analysis resulted in the identification of 86% of the CF alleles and complete genotyping of 76% of the patients. The most frequent mutations in this population(More)