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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27805543/descending-serotonergic-and-noradrenergic-systems-do-not-regulate-the-antipruritic-effects-of-cannabinoids
#1
Zeynep Gizem Todurga, Ozgur Gunduz, Cetin Hakan Karadag, Ahmet Ulugol
BACKGROUND: For centuries, cannabinoids have been known to be effective in pain states. Itch and pain are two sensations sharing a lot in common. OBJECTIVE: The goal of this research was to observe whether the cannabinoid agonist WIN 55,212-2 reduces serotonin-induced scratching behaviour and whether neurotoxic destruction of descending serotonergic and noradrenergic pathways mediate the antipruritic effect of WIN 55,212-2. Material and methods Scratching behaviour was induced by intradermal injection of serotonin (50 µg/50 µl/mouse) to Balb/c mice...
December 2016: Acta Neuropsychiatrica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27746343/revealing-the-role-of-the-endocannabinoid-system-modulators-sr141716a-urb597-and-vdm-11-in-sleep-homeostasis
#2
Eric Murillo-Rodríguez, Sergio Machado, Nuno Barbosa Rocha, Henning Budde, Ti-Fei Yuan, Oscar Arias-Carrión
The endocannabinoid system comprises receptors (CB1 and CB2 cannabinoid receptors), enzymes (Fatty Acid Amide Hydrolase [FAAH], which synthesizes the endocannabinoid anandamide), as well as the anandamide membrane transporter (AMT). Importantly, previous experiments have demonstrated that the endocannabinoid system modulates multiple neurobiological functions, including sleep. For instance, SR141716A (the CB1 cannabinoid receptor antagonist) as well as URB597 (the FAAH inhibitor) increase waking in rats whereas VDM-11 (the blocker of the AMT) enhances sleep in rodents...
December 17, 2016: Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27737792/effects-of-alprazolam-and-cannabinoid-related-compounds-in-an-animal-model-of-panic-attack
#3
Luara A Batista, Andrea S Haibara, Luiz C Schenberg, Fabricio A Moreira
Selective stimulation of carotid chemoreceptors by intravenous infusion of low doses of potassium cyanide (KCN) produces short-lasting escape responses that have been proposed as a model of panic attack. In turn, preclinical studies suggest that facilitation of the endocannabinoid system attenuate panic-like responses. Here, we compared the effects of cannabinoid-related compounds to those of alprazolam, a clinically effective panicolytic, on the duration of the escape reaction induced by intravenous infusion of KCN (80μg) in rats...
October 11, 2016: Behavioural Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27734824/-cannabinoid-and-cathinone-designer-drugs-the-workings-and-selected-methods-of-analysis
#4
Jadwiga Nędza, Renata Polaniak, Rafał J Bułdak, Milena Majchrzak, Joanna Margasiń-Ska, Marcin Rojkiewicz, Rafał Celiński, Elżbieta Grochowska-Niedworok
Recently, there has been an increase in the consumption of designer drugs, substances aimed at producing psychoactive, energizing, euphoric or anesthetic effects. Designer drugs are substitutes of actual narcotics, whose possession is banned under Polish law according to the Act of 29 July 2005. The latest reports suggest that the number of synthetic psychoactive substances is increasing. In the span of 2012, a total of 28 new synthetic cannabinoids were discovered in member states of the European Union. Synthetic psychoactive substances appear in different forms on the market: tablets (often very colourful and interestingly-shaped), seeds, dried product (sprayed with synthetic substance and redried), crystals or powder...
July 29, 2016: Polski Merkuriusz Lekarski: Organ Polskiego Towarzystwa Lekarskiego
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27686024/interaction-between-hippocampal-serotonin-and-cannabinoid-systems-in-reactivity-to-spatial-and-object-novelty-detection
#5
Mohammad Nasehi, Elnaz Rostam-Nezhad, Mohaddeseh Ebrahimi-Ghiri, Mohammad-Reza Zarrindast
Functional interaction between cannabinoid and serotonin neuronal systems have been reported in different tasks related to memory assessment. The present study investigated the effect of serotonin 5-HT4 agents into the dorsal hippocampus (the CA1 region) on spatial and object novelty detection deficits induced by activation of cannabinoid CB1 receptors (CB1Rs) using arachidonylcyclopropylamide (ACPA) in a non-associative behavioral task designed to forecast the ability of rodents to encode spatial and non-spatial relationships between distinct stimuli...
January 15, 2017: Behavioural Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27685776/the-false-positive-responses-of-analgesic-drugs-to-the-intradermal-serotonin-and-compound-48-80-induced-scratches-as-an-animal-model-of-itch
#6
Fatih Ilkaya, Ozgur Yesilyurt, Melik Seyrek, Ozgur Gunduz, Tayfun Ide, Ahmet Akar, Ahmet Ulugol, Hasan Guzel, Ahmet Dogrul, Durmus Ucar, Caner Gunaydin
Intradermal injection of pruritogens such as serotonin, histamine and compound 48/80 into the skin and then, the evaluation of the scratching behavior is the commonly used animal model to advance pruritic research and drug development. However, predictive validity of this model is poorly documented. There is a close interaction between itch and pain sensations with regard to mediation through an anatomically and functionally identical neuronal pathway. One approach is whether the existing animal model of itch differentiates itch or pain to show efficacy of clinically effective analgesic drugs as a back translation...
2016: Acta Neurobiologiae Experimentalis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27544303/anandamide-reverses-depressive-like-behavior-neurochemical-abnormalities-and-oxidative-stress-parameters-in-streptozotocin-diabetic-rats-role-of-cb1-receptors
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Helen de Morais, Camila P de Souza, Luisa M da Silva, Daniele M Ferreira, Cristiane Hatsuko Baggio, Ana Carolina Vanvossen, Milene Cristina de Carvalho, José Eduardo da Silva-Santos, Leandro José Bertoglio, Joice M Cunha, Janaina M Zanoveli
The pathophysiology associated with increased prevalence of depression in diabetics is not completely understood, although studies have pointed the endocannabinoid system as a possible target. Then, we aimed to investigate the role of this system in the pathophysiology of depression associated with diabetes. For this, diabetic (DBT) male Wistar rats were intraperitoneally treated with cannabinoid CB1 (AM251, 1mg/kg) or CB2 (AM630, 1mg/kg) receptor antagonists followed by anandamide (AEA, 0.005mg/kg) and then submitted to the forced swimming test (FST)...
October 2016: European Neuropsychopharmacology: the Journal of the European College of Neuropsychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27512006/the-inhibitory-effect-of-combination-treatment-with-leptin-and-cannabinoid-cb1-receptor-agonist-on-food-intake-and-body-weight-gain-is-mediated-by-serotonin-1b-and-2c-receptors
#8
M Wierucka-Rybak, M Wolak, M Juszczak, J Drobnik, E Bojanowska
Previous studies reported that the co-injection of leptin and cannabinoid CB1 receptor antagonists reduces food intake and body weight in rats, and this effect is more profound than that induced by these compounds individually. Additionally, serotonin mediates the effects of numerous anorectic drugs. To investigate whether serotonin interacts with leptin and endocannabinoids to affect food intake and body weight, we administered 5-hydroxytryptamine(HT)1B and 5-hydroxytryptamine(HT)2C serotonin receptor antagonists (3 mg/kg GR 127935 and 0...
June 2016: Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology: An Official Journal of the Polish Physiological Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27473611/ca-2-signaling-and-emesis-recent-progress-and-new-perspectives
#9
Weixia Zhong, Andrew J Picca, Albert S Lee, Nissar A Darmani
Cisplatin-like chemotherapeutics cause vomiting via calcium (Ca(2+))-dependent release of multiple neurotransmitters (dopamine, serotonin, substance P, etc.) from the gastrointestinal enterochromaffin cells and/or the brainstem. Intracellular Ca(2+) signaling is triggered by activation of diverse emetic receptors (including tachykininergic NK1, serotonergic 5-HT3, dopaminergic D2, cholinergic M1, or histaminergic H1), whose activation in vomit-competent species can evoke emesis. Other emetogens such as cisplatin, rotavirus NSP4 protein and bacterial toxins can also induce intracellular Ca(2+) elevation...
July 26, 2016: Autonomic Neuroscience: Basic & Clinical
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27431236/the-role-of-visceral-hypersensitivity-in-irritable-bowel-syndrome-pharmacological-targets-and-novel-treatments
#10
Mohammad H Farzaei, Roodabeh Bahramsoltani, Mohammad Abdollahi, Roja Rahimi
Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is the most common disorder referred to gastroenterologists and is characterized by altered bowel habits, abdominal pain, and bloating. Visceral hypersensitivity (VH) is a multifactorial process that may occur within the peripheral or central nervous systems and plays a principal role in the etiology of IBS symptoms. The pharmacological studies on selective drugs based on targeting specific ligands can provide novel therapies for modulation of persistent visceral hyperalgesia...
October 30, 2016: Journal of Neurogastroenterology and Motility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27421270/new-pharmacological-agents-to-aid-smoking-cessation-and-tobacco-harm-reduction-what-has-been-investigated-and-what-is-in-the-pipeline
#11
REVIEW
Emma Beard, Lion Shahab, Damian M Cummings, Susan Michie, Robert West
A wide range of support is available to help smokers to quit and to aid attempts at harm reduction, including three first-line smoking cessation medications: nicotine replacement therapy, varenicline and bupropion. Despite the efficacy of these, there is a continual need to diversify the range of medications so that the needs of tobacco users are met. This paper compares the first-line smoking cessation medications with (1) two variants of these existing products: new galenic formulations of varenicline and novel nicotine delivery devices; and (2) 24 alternative products: cytisine (novel outside Central and Eastern Europe), nortriptyline, other tricyclic antidepressants, electronic cigarettes, clonidine (an anxiolytic), other anxiolytics (e...
October 2016: CNS Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27407130/cannabinoids-for-symptom-management-and-cancer-therapy-the-evidence
#12
REVIEW
Mellar P Davis
Cannabinoids bind not only to classical receptors (CB1 and CB2) but also to certain orphan receptors (GPR55 and GPR119), ion channels (transient receptor potential vanilloid), and peroxisome proliferator-activated receptors. Cannabinoids are known to modulate a multitude of monoamine receptors. Structurally, there are 3 groups of cannabinoids. Multiple studies, most of which are of moderate to low quality, demonstrate that tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and oromucosal cannabinoid combinations of THC and cannabidiol (CBD) modestly reduce cancer pain...
July 2016: Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network: JNCCN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27326920/the-multiplicity-of-spinal-aa-5-ht-anti-nociceptive-action-in-a-rat-model-of-neuropathic-pain
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Natalia Malek, Magdalena Kostrzewa, Wioletta Makuch, Agnieszka Pajak, Mateusz Kucharczyk, Fabiana Piscitelli, Barbara Przewlocka, Vincenzo Di Marzo, Katarzyna Starowicz
There is considerable evidence to support the role of anandamide (AEA), an endogenous ligand of cannabinoid receptors, in neuropathic pain modulation. AEA also produces effects mediated by other biological targets, of which the transient receptor potential vanilloid type 1 (TRPV1) has been the most investigated. Both, inhibition of AEA breakdown by fatty acid amide hydrolase (FAAH) and blockage of TRPV1 have been shown to produce anti-nociceptive effects. Recent research suggests the usefulness of dual-action compounds, which may afford greater anti-allodynic efficacy...
September 2016: Pharmacological Research: the Official Journal of the Italian Pharmacological Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27296273/modulation-of-cannabinoid-signaling-by-hippocampal-5-ht4-serotonergic-system-in-fear-conditioning
#14
Mohammad Nasehi, Maryam Farrahizadeh, Mohaddeseh Ebrahimi-Ghiri, Mohammad-Reza Zarrindast
Behavioral studies have suggested a key role for the cannabinoid system in the modulation of conditioned fear memory. Likewise, much of the literature has revealed that the serotonergic system affects Pavlovian fear conditioning and extinction. A high level of functional overlap between the serotonin and cannabinoid systems has also been reported. To clarify the interaction between the hippocampal serotonin (5-HT4) receptor and the cannabinoid CB1 receptor in the acquisition of fear memory, the effects of 5-HT4 agents, arachidonylcyclopropylamide (ACPA; CB1 receptor agonist), and the combined use of these drugs on fear learning were studied in a fear conditioning task in adult male NMRI mice...
September 2016: Journal of Psychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27289270/enhanced-discriminative-stimulus-effects-of-%C3%AE-9-thc-in-the-presence-of-cannabidiol-and-8-oh-dpat-in-rhesus-monkeys
#15
Lance R McMahon
BACKGROUND: Cannabidiol, a therapeutic with potential serotonin (5-hydroxytryptamine; 5-HT) 5-HT1A receptor agonist activity, is the second most prevalent cannabinoid in Cannabis after Δ(9)-THC. The extent to which cannabidiol modifies the effects of Δ(9)-THC has not been firmly established, especially with respect to abuse-related effects in rhesus monkeys where previously antagonistic interactions have been reported for some behavioral outcomes. METHODS: Cannabidiol and the 5-HT1A receptor agonist (±)-8-hydroxy-2-(dipropylamino)tetralin hydrobromide (8-OH-DPAT) were tested in two separate discrimination assays in rhesus monkeys...
August 1, 2016: Drug and Alcohol Dependence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27274310/dronabinol-for-chemotherapy-induced-nausea-and-vomiting-unresponsive-to-antiemetics
#16
REVIEW
Megan Brafford May, Ashley E Glode
Chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting (CINV) is one of the most common symptoms feared by patients, but may be prevented or lessened with appropriate medications. Several antiemetic options exist to manage CINV. Corticosteroids, serotonin receptor antagonists, and neurokinin receptor antagonists are the classes most commonly used in the prevention of CINV. There are many alternative drug classes utilized for the prevention and management of CINV such as antihistamines, benzodiazepines, anticonvulsants, cannabinoids, and dopamine receptor antagonists...
2016: Cancer Management and Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27228958/genetic-polymorphisms-in-genes-related-to-risk-taking-behaviours-predicting-body-mass-index-trajectory-among-mexican-american-adolescents
#17
Hua Zhao, Anna Wilkinson, Jie Shen, Xifeng Wu, Wong-Ho Chow
OBJECTIVES: Obesity is associated with multiple health problems and often originates in childhood. The purpose is to investigate the associations of genetic polymorphisms in genes related to risk-taking behaviours with body mass index (BMI) trajectory over adolescence among Mexican Americans. METHODS: This study included 1229 Mexican American adolescents who participated in a large population-based cohort study in Houston, Texas. BMI data were obtained at baseline and two follow-ups...
May 27, 2016: Pediatric Obesity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27213960/analysis-and-clinical-findings-of-cases-positive-for-the-novel-synthetic-cannabinoid-receptor-agonist-mdmb-chmica
#18
Alice Seywright, Hazel J Torrance, Fiona M Wylie, Denise A McKeown, David J Lowe, Richard Stevenson
CONTEXT: MDMB-CHMICA is a synthetic cannabinoid receptor agonist which has caused concern due to its presence in cases of adverse reaction and death. METHOD: 43 cases of suspected synthetic cannabinoid ingestion were identified from patients presenting at an Emergency Department and from post-mortem casework. These were subjected to liquid-liquid extraction using tertiary-butyl methyl ether and quantitatively analysed by Electrospray Ionisation Liquid Chromatography-tandem Mass Spectrometry...
September 2016: Clinical Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27172180/synthetic-ligands-of-cannabinoid-receptors-affect-dauer-formation-in-the-nematode-caenorhabditis-elegans
#19
Pedro Reis Rodrigues, Tiffany K Kaul, Jo-Hao Ho, Mark Lucanic, Kristopher Burkewitz, William B Mair, Jason M Held, Laura M Bohn, Matthew S Gill
Under adverse environmental conditions the nematode Caenorhabditis elegans can enter an alternate developmental stage called the dauer larva. To identify lipophilic signaling molecules that influence this process, we screened a library of bioactive lipids and found that AM251, an antagonist of the human cannabinoid (CB) receptor, suppresses dauer entry in daf-2 insulin receptor mutants. AM251 acted synergistically with glucose supplementation indicating that the metabolic status of the animal influenced the activity of this compound...
2016: G3: Genes—Genomes—Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27133202/intracerebroventricular-injections-of-dronabinol-a-cannabinoid-receptor-agonist-does-not-attenuate-serotonin-induced-apnea-in-sprague-dawley-rats
#20
Michael W Calik, David W Carley
BACKGROUND: Evidence suggests that vagal nerve activity may play a role in sleep apnea induction. In anesthetized rats, dronabinol, a cannabinoid (CB) receptor agonist, injected into the nodose ganglia attenuates reflex apnea and increases genioglossus activity, and reflex apnea attenuation is blocked by systemic pre-treatment with cannabinoid type 1 and/or type 2 receptor antagonists. However, it is unclear whether dronabinol has similar effects in the central nervous system; CB receptors are widely distributed in the brain, especially on neuronal circuitry important for respiration and upper airway activation...
2016: Journal of Negative Results in Biomedicine
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