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See detailAstroglia-released factor with negative allosteric modulatory properties at the GABA A receptor.
Rigo, Jean-Michel; Belachew, Shibeshih ULg; Coucke, Paul et al

in Biochemical Pharmacology (1996), 52(3), 465-473

We have previously shown, using whole-cell patch-clamp techniques, that astrocytes release a negative allosteric modulator of the gamma-aminobutyric acid type A receptor (GABAA receptor) with beta ... [more ▼]

We have previously shown, using whole-cell patch-clamp techniques, that astrocytes release a negative allosteric modulator of the gamma-aminobutyric acid type A receptor (GABAA receptor) with beta-carboline-like properties, thus, likely to act at the benzodiazepine site. Here, using patch-clamp and binding techniques, we confirm that the low-molecular-weight fraction of astroglia-conditioned medium (ACM lmf) contains a factor(s) that negatively modulates GABAA-receptor function. This factor, like beta-carbolines, enhances the specific binding of [35S]t-butyl bicyclophosphorothionate (TBPS) to adult rat cortical membranes in the presence of GABA. However, it fails to interact with various ligands of the benzodiazepine (BZD) site of the GABAA receptor ([3H]flunitrazepam, [3H]Ro 15-1788 and [3H]Ro 15-4513). The question of the actual binding site of the astroglia-derived factor on the GABAA receptor, thus, remains open and can be addressed only after the purification of the active molecule(s) of ACM Imf has been completed, and a labeled form of the endogenous ligand becomes available. Taken together, however, the data suggest that type 1 astrocytes are able to modulate the effects of the main inhibitory neurotransmission in the central nervous system. [less ▲]

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See detailAstroglia-Released Factor Shows Similar Effects as Benzodiazepine Inverse Agonists
Rigo, Jean-Michel; Belachew, Shibeshih ULg; Lefebvre, P. P. et al

in Journal of Neuroscience Research (1994), 39(4), 364-76

Media conditioned by cultured neonatal cerebral cortex microexplants (CCM) or astrocytes (ACM) contain low molecular weight (< 1,000 Da) substance(s) which inhibits the gamma aminobutyric acid (GABA ... [more ▼]

Media conditioned by cultured neonatal cerebral cortex microexplants (CCM) or astrocytes (ACM) contain low molecular weight (< 1,000 Da) substance(s) which inhibits the gamma aminobutyric acid (GABA)-induced inward current recorded in cerebellar granule cells and hippocampal neurons in culture using the whole-cell patch-clamp technique. This effect is specific for CCM and ACM, as medium conditioned by PC12 cells (PC12CM) does not affect the GABA response of these cells. It is also specific for GABA-induced currents because glutamate-induced currents do not change either in amplitude or in shape in the presence of CCM or ACM. The inhibitory effect on the GABA response in cerebellar granule cells of both ACM and CCM could be suppressed by flumazenil, a specific benzodiazepine (BZD) antagonist and could be mimicked by two BZD inverse agonists. These data thus demonstrate the presence of a BZD inverse agonist-like activity in CCM and ACM. This effect of ACM on different neuronal cell types was heterogenous since no detectable effect could be observed on the GABA-induced current in GABA-responsive dorsal root ganglion (DRG) neurons, presumably reflecting a functional heterogeneity of the GABAA receptors present in these different neuronal subsets. By the release of such an endogenous BZD inverse agonist-like activity, glia cells could possibly modulate GABAA receptor-mediated responses. [less ▲]

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See detailMetalloproteinases and serine proteases activities in mixed spheroids of mouse B16 melanoma cells and fibroblasts
Coucke, Paul; Baramova, Eugenia; Leprince, Pierre ULg et al

in International Journal of Oncology (1994), 5

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See detailEvaluation of Matrix Metalloproteinases and Serine Proteases Activities in Three B16 Melanoma Cell Lines with Distinct Tumorigenic Potential
Baramova, E. N.; Coucke, P.; Leprince, Pierre ULg et al

in Anticancer Research (1994), 14(3A, May-Jun), 841-6

Mouse B16 melanoma cells (B16, parental line) and two derived clones either pigmented (B16P) or non pigmented (B16NP) were cultured as monolayers (2D) or on agar, as aggregates (3D). The productions of ... [more ▼]

Mouse B16 melanoma cells (B16, parental line) and two derived clones either pigmented (B16P) or non pigmented (B16NP) were cultured as monolayers (2D) or on agar, as aggregates (3D). The productions of gelatinases A and B (72 kDa and 92 kDa type IV collagenases) and their inhibitors (TIMP1 and TIMP2), plasminogen activators (PAs) and plasminogen activator inhibitors (PAI) were investigated. The B16 cell lines did not secrete any gelatinase, but they secreted TIMP2, tissue-type (t-PA), urokinase-type (u-PA) plasminogen activators and PAI-1 like activities. High levels of PAI activity were determined in conditioned media and cellular extracts of B16NP, which could account for the lower tumorigenic potential of these cells. In 3D cultures, the cellular extracts of the three cell lines contained essentially u-PA activity. This activity could contribute to the greater tumorigenic and invasive capacities of B16, B16P and B16NP when cultured in 3D. [less ▲]

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See detailNeuronal Control of Astrocytes Proliferation
Rogister, Bernard ULg; Leprince, Pierre ULg; Martin, Didier ULg et al

in Fedoroff, S.; Juurlink, B. H. J.; Doucette, R. (Eds.) Biology and pathology of astrocyte-neuron interactions (1993)

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See detailTransforming growth factor ß as a neuronoglial signal during peripheral nervous sytem response to injury.
Rogister, Bernard ULg; Delrée, P.; Leprince, Pierre ULg et al

in Journal of Neuroscience Research (1993), 34

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See detailSyngeneic Grafting of Adult Rat Drg-Derived Schwann Cells to the Injured Spinal Cord
Martin, Didier ULg; Schoenen, Jean ULg; Delree, P. et al

in Brain Research Bulletin (1993), 30(3-4), 507-14

A subdural inflatable micro-balloon was used to induce closed traumatic contusion to adult rat spinal cord. This spinal cord injury model was associated with reproducible and graded neurological deficits ... [more ▼]

A subdural inflatable micro-balloon was used to induce closed traumatic contusion to adult rat spinal cord. This spinal cord injury model was associated with reproducible and graded neurological deficits and histopathological alterations. At various delays after injury, transplantations of syngeneic adult cultured dorsal root ganglion-derived Schwann cells were performed into the spinal cord lesion. The transplants were well integrated and reduced the microcystic posttraumatic cavitation as well as the gliosis. Schwann cells transplants were invaded by numerous regenerating neurites most of which, based upon their neurotransmitter contents, seem to originate from the dorsal root ganglion. [less ▲]

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See detailPlasticity of Developing and Adult Dorsal Root Ganglion Neurons as Revealed in Vitro
Delree, P.; Ribbens, Clio ULg; Martin, Didier ULg et al

in Brain Research Bulletin (1993), 30(3-4), 231-7

We review recent data on the plasticity of dorsal root ganglion (DRG) neurons as revealed during cultivation in vitro. Some experiments on cultured developing DRG neurons and on adult DRG neurons in vivo ... [more ▼]

We review recent data on the plasticity of dorsal root ganglion (DRG) neurons as revealed during cultivation in vitro. Some experiments on cultured developing DRG neurons and on adult DRG neurons in vivo are also mentioned. Cultured developing and adult DRG neurons can be switched from an apolar to a multipolar phenotype by fetal calf serum or fibronectin. The effect is concentration dependent and occurs through an early modification of cell-substratum interaction. Adult DRG neurons synthesize and release within hours after injury TGF beta-1, which is a mitogen and a differentiation factor for Schwann cells. Finally, adult DRG neurons express in vitro neurotransmitters that are not expressed in vivo. This neurotransmitter plasticity can be modulated in vitro by some growth factors and in vivo by distal or proximal axotomy. [less ▲]

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See detailIn Vitro and in Vivo Modulation of 5-Hydroxytryptamine-, Thyrotropin-Releasing Hormone- and Calcitonin-Gene Related Peptide-Like Immunoreactivities in Adult Rat Sensory Neurons
Delree, P.; Martin, Didier ULg; Sadzot-Delvaux, Catherine ULg et al

in Neuroscience (1992), 51(2), 401-10

In a previous work we have shown that culturing adult rat dorsal root ganglia neurons modifies their neurotransmitter phenotype in such a way that cultured neurons synthesize transmitters that are not ... [more ▼]

In a previous work we have shown that culturing adult rat dorsal root ganglia neurons modifies their neurotransmitter phenotype in such a way that cultured neurons synthesize transmitters that are not found in situ, while several other transmitters are expressed in a much higher percentage of neurons in culture than in situ [Schoenen J. et al. (1989) J. Neurosci. Res. 22, 473-487]. The aim of the present study was to investigate the origin and the nature of the relevant environmental signals that allow this plasticity to be expressed, focusing on three neurotransmitters: 5-hydroxytryptamine, thyrotropin-releasing hormone and calcitonin-gene related peptide. The main results can be summarized as follows: (1) culturing cells in fetal calf serum or on feeder layers of astrocytes, Schwann cells or fibroblasts partially inhibits the serotoninergic phenotype of dorsal root ganglia neurons; (2) in vivo disconnection of dorsal root ganglia from their spinal targets but not from their peripheral or supraspinal targets induces a significant increase of the percentage of 5-hydroxytryptamine- and thyrotropin-releasing hormone-positive neurons in disconnected ganglia; (3) growth factors such as ciliary neuronotrophic factor or basic fibroblast growth factor but not nerve growth factor repress 5-hydroxytryptamine and calcitonin gene-related peptide immunoreactivity in cultured sensory neurons. In conclusion, neurotransmitter gene expression of adult dorsal root ganglia neurons is controlled by complex influences. Our data suggest that thyrotropin-releasing hormone and 5-hydroxytryptamine gene expression are tonically repressed in vivo by factors originating from the spinal segmental level and that growth factors such as ciliary neurotrophic factor or basic fibroblast growth factor could be potential vectors of this repressing effect. [less ▲]

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See detailExperimental Acute Traumatic Injury of the Adult Rat Spinal Cord by a Subdural Inflatable Balloon: Methodology, Behavioral Analysis, and Histopathology
Martin, Didier ULg; Schoenen, Jean ULg; Delree, P. et al

in Journal of Neuroscience Research (1992), 32(4), 539-50

We describe an experimental model to produce closed traumatic injuries to the spinal cord of adult rats. This model uses an inflatable balloon that is introduced in the dorsal subdural space and moved to ... [more ▼]

We describe an experimental model to produce closed traumatic injuries to the spinal cord of adult rats. This model uses an inflatable balloon that is introduced in the dorsal subdural space and moved to a location rostral to the laminectomy site. The spinal cord trauma can be graded by varying either the duration of compression or the volume of saline used to inflate the balloon. The locomotor deficit of animals with various degrees of injury has been assessed at increasing delays after trauma. The parameters generating transient or definitive deficits of varying intensity were defined. Some injured animals underwent nuclear magnetic resonance imaging. Detailed histopathological studies demonstrated that the extent of the spinal lesion was significantly correlated with the physical parameters of compression and with the severity of the behavioral deficit. [less ▲]

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See detailMécanismes de communication cellulaire dans le système nerveux périphérique en régénération
Leprince, Pierre ULg; Delree, P.; Rogister, Bernard ULg et al

in Revue Médicale de Liège (1992), 47(3), 115-8

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See detailThree-dimensional organ culture systems
Rogister, Bernard ULg; Rigo, Jean-Michel; Lefebvre, Philippe ULg et al

in Boulton, Alan; Baker, Glen; Walz, Wolfgang (Eds.) Practical Cell Culture Techniques (1992)

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See detailEtude des activateurs du plasminogène et de leurs inhibiteurs dans le système nerveux en développement.
Schoenen, Jean ULg; Lefebvre, P.; Delrée, P. et al

Conference (1992)

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See detailIn vitro and in vivo modulation of transmitter phenotype in adult rat DRG neurons.
Moonen, Gustave ULg; Schoenen, Jean ULg; Delrée, P. et al

Conference (1991, August 11)

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See detailModulation of Proteolytic Activity During Neuritogenesis in the Pc12 Nerve Cell: Differential Control of Plasminogen Activator and Plasminogen Activator Inhibitor Activities by Nerve Growth Factor and Dibutyryl-Cyclic Amp
Leprince, Pierre ULg; Rogister, Bernard ULg; Delree, P. et al

in Journal of Neurochemistry (1991), 57(2), 665-74

Extracellular proteolysis is considered to be required during neuritic outgrowth to control the adhesiveness between the growing neurite membrane and extracellular matrix proteins. In this work, PC12 ... [more ▼]

Extracellular proteolysis is considered to be required during neuritic outgrowth to control the adhesiveness between the growing neurite membrane and extracellular matrix proteins. In this work, PC12 nerve cells were used to study the modulation of proteolytic activity during neuronal differentiation. PC12 cells were found to contain and release a 70-75-kDa tissue-type plasminogen activator (tPA) and a much less abundant 48-kDa urokinase-type plasminogen activator. A plasminogen activator inhibitor (PAI) activity with molecular sizes of 54 and 58 kDa was also detected in PC12 cell conditioned medium and formed high-molecular-mass complexes with released tPA. Release of PAI activity was dependent on treatment with nerve growth factor (NGF), whereas tPA synthesis and release were under control of a cyclic AMP-dependent mechanism and increased on treatment with dibutyryl-cyclic AMP [(But)2cAMP] or cholera toxin. Simultaneous treatment with NGF and (But)2cAMP resulted in increases of both tPA and PAI release and enhancement of tPA-PAI complex formation. The resulting plasminogen activator activity in conditioned medium was high in (But)2cAMP-treated cultures with short neuritic outgrowth but remained low in NGF- or NGF plus (But)2cAMP-treated cultures, where neurite extension was, respectively, large and very large. These results suggest that excess proteolytic activity may be detrimental to neuritic outgrowth and that not only PAI release but also tPA-PAI complex formation is associated with production of large and stable neuritic outgrowth. This can be understood as an involvement of PAI in the protection against neurite-destabilizing proteolytic activity. [less ▲]

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