Publications by authors named "Jean Escal"

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Development of an automated capillary nano-immunoassay-Simple Western assay-to quantify total TDP43 protein in human platelet samples.

Anal Bioanal Chem 2019 Jan 29;411(1):267-275. Epub 2018 Oct 29.

Neurochemistry Laboratory, Biochemistry Department, Centre de Biologie et Pathologie Est, Hospices Civils de Lyon, 59 Bd Pinel, 69677, Bron, France.

Frontotemporal lobar degeneration syndrome is the second cause of young-onset dementia. Unfortunately, reliable biomarkers are currently lacking for the diagnosis of this disease. As TDP43 protein is one of the proteins pathologically involved in frontotemporal lobar degeneration, many studies have been performed to assess TDP43 protein diagnostic performances. Mixed results were obtained using cerebrospinal fluid and plasma samples so far. The aim of the study was to develop an automated capillary nano-immunoassay-Simple Western assay-to detect and quantify TDP43 protein simultaneously in human blood-based samples. Simple Western assay was developed with two different cell lysates used as positive controls and was compared to Western blot. TDP43 protein profiles in plasma samples were disappointing, as they were discordant to our positive controls. On the contrary, similar TDP43 patterns were obtained between platelet samples and cell lysates using both assays. Simple Western assay provided good quantitative performances in platelet samples: a linearity of signals could be observed (r = 0.994), associated to a within-run variability at 5.7%. Preliminary results based on a cohort of patients suffering from frontotemporal lobar degeneration showed large inter-individual variations superior to Simple Western's analytical variability. Simple Western assay seems to be suitable for detecting and quantifying TDP43 protein in platelet samples, providing a potential candidate biomarker in this disease. Further confirmation studies should now be performed on larger cohorts of patients to assess diagnostic performances of TDP43 protein in platelet samples.
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January 2019

Effect of Activated Charcoal on Rivaroxaban Complex Absorption.

Clin Pharmacokinet 2017 07;56(7):793-801

INSERM, U1059, Dysfonction Vasculaire et Hémostase, Saint-Etienne, France.

Objective: To quantify the impact of activated charcoal (AC) on rivaroxaban exposure in healthy volunteers.

Methods: This was an open-label study with an incomplete cross-over design of single-dose rivaroxaban (40 mg) administered alone or with AC in 12 healthy volunteers. The study comprised three treatment periods in randomised sequence, one with rivaroxaban administered alone and two with AC given at 2, 5 or 8 h post-dose. Rivaroxaban plasma concentration was measured in blood samples drawn at 16 time points. The pharmacokinetic model of rivaroxaban alone or with AC administration was built using a non-linear mixed-effect modelling approach.

Results: The pharmacokinetic model was based on a one-compartment model with an absorption rate described by the sum of three inverse Gaussian densities to reproduce multiphasic and prolonged absorption. The inclusion in the model of each AC administration schedule significantly improved objective function value. AC reduced the area under the rivaroxaban concentration-time curve by 43% when administered 2 h post-dose, by 31% when administered 5 h post-dose and by 29% when administered 8 h post-dose. Based on the estimated pharmacokinetic model, simulations suggested that AC might have an impact even after 8 h post-dose.

Conclusion: AC administration significantly reduces exposure to rivaroxaban even if AC is administered 8 h after rivaroxaban. These results suggest that AC could be used in rivaroxaban overdose and accidental ingestion to antagonise absorption. CLINICALTRIAL.

Gov Registration No: NCT02657512.
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July 2017