Tiana Nicolet

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Prepulse inhibition (PPI) of the startle reflex refers to the reduction of the reflexive startle response to an intense pulse stimulus when its presentation is shortly preceded by a weak prepulse stimulus. PPI is considered as a cross-species translational model of sensorimotor gating, and deficient PPI has been reported in a number of neuropsychiatric(More)
Polyamines are polycationic molecules essential for cell growth and differentiation. Recent work has focused on cell polyamine-transport systems as a way to regulate intracellular polyamine levels. In this study, we demonstrate the presence of two different active transporters for putrescine and spermidine in a rat tumoral cell line (AR4-2J). The first has(More)
Polyamines are essential for cell growth and differentiation. Their specific uptake contributes to the regulation of intracellular polyamine levels. In this study, we describe the modulation of this transport mechanism in a rat tumoral pancreatic acinar cell line (AR4-2J) and analyze the transport system characteristics of the normal rat pancreatic acini.(More)
Recent studies have demonstrated the presence of both CCKA and CCKB receptors on dog and guinea pig pancreas. Although CCKA receptors are implicated in enzymatic secretion, biological effects of CCKB receptors are still unknown. We have previously found that a rat acinar pancreatic cell line (AR4-2J) possesses both receptor subtypes. In this work we report(More)
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