Sarnia Laurent

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1. Molecular and biophysical properties of GABAA receptors of dopaminergic (DA) neurones of the pars compacta of the rat substantia nigra were studied in slices and after acute dissociation. 2. Single-cell reverse transcriptase-multiplex polymerase chain reaction confirmed that DA neurones contained mRNAs encoding for the alpha3 subunit of the GABAA(More)
Adipose tissue inflammation is one pathway shown to mediate insulin resistance in obese humans and rodents. Obesity induces dynamic cellular changes in adipose tissue to increase proinflammatory cytokines and diminish anti-inflammatory cytokines. However, we have found that anti-inflammatory interleukin-13 (IL-13) is unexpectedly induced in adipose tissue(More)
The present study was undertaken in order to determine the effects of the dihydropyridine calcium channel blocker, nimodipine and the dihydropyridine calcium channel activator BAY k 8644, in the learned helplessness test in the rat. Nimodipine dose dependently (0.5-2 mg/kg per day) reversed the behavioral deficit induced by inescapable shocks. The reversal(More)
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