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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915966/use-of-anthropogenic-nitrogen-fertilizers-in-agriculture-is-associated-with-per-capita-ethanol-consumption
#1
Keith Fluegge, Kyle Fluegge
It has previously been demonstrated that emissions of the agricultural pollutant, nitrous oxide (N2O), may be a confounder to the relationship between herbicide use and psychiatric impairments, including ADHD. This report attempts to extend this hypothesis by testing whether annual use of anthropogenic nitrogen-based fertilizers in U.S. agriculture (thought to be the most reliable indicator of environmental N2O emissions) is associated with per capita ethanol consumption patterns, a behavior often comorbid with ADHD...
September 2017: Medical Hypotheses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914627/antinociceptive-effects-of-jwh015-in-female-and-male-rats
#2
Rebecca M Craft, Nicholas Z Greene, Alexa A Wakley
Despite greater chronic pain prevalence in females compared with males, and the analgesic potential of cannabinoid receptor type 2 (CB2) agonists, CB2 agonists have rarely been tested in females. The aim of the present study was to compare the antinociceptive effects of a CB2-preferring agonist, (2-methyl-1-propyl-1H-indol-3-yl)-1-naphthalenylmethanone (JWH015), in female and male rats against acute pain and persistent inflammatory pain. JWH015 (5-20 mg/kg, intraperitoneally) produced dose-dependent and time-dependent increases in latency to respond on the tail withdrawal and paw pressure tests that did not differ statistically between the sexes...
September 13, 2017: Behavioural Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28903179/antinociceptive-anti-inflammatory-and-anxiolytic-like-effects-of-the-ethanolic-extract-fractions-and-hibalactone-isolated-from-hydrocotyle-umbellata-l-acari%C3%A3-oba-araliaceae
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Thiago Levi Silva Oliveira, Sandra Ribeiro de Morais, Stone de Sá, Matheus Gabriel de Oliveira, Iziara Ferreira Florentino, Dayane Moreira da Silva, Verônica Vale Carvalho, Vinícius Barreto da Silva, Boniek Gontijo Vaz, José Ricardo Sabino, Elson Alves Costa, José Realino de Paula
Hydrocotyle umbellata Linn. (Araliaceae) is specie used in the treatment of inflammatory diseases. Crude extract (E-HU) was prepared from H. umbellata subterraneous parts and fractionated by liquid-liquid partition, resulting hexane fraction (HF-HU), dichloromethane fraction (DF-HU), ethyl acetate fraction (EAF-HU) and aqueous fraction (AF-HU). The hibalactone (HU-1) was isolated from the DF-HU and its structure was elucidated by (1)H NMR and (13)C NMR Spectroscopy, mass spectrometry and crystallographic x-ray analysis...
September 9, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28902707/impact-of-human-ca8-on-thermal-antinociception-in-relation-to-morphine-equivalence-in-mice
#4
Eugene S Fu, Diana M Erasso, Gerald Z Zhuang, Udita Upadhyay, Mehtap Ozdemir, Timothy Wiltshire, Konstantinos D Sarantopoulos, Shad B Smith, William Maixner, Eden R Martin, Roy C Levitt
Recently, we showed that murine dorsal root ganglion (DRG) Car8 expression is a cis-regulated eQTL that determines analgesic responses. In this report, we show that transduction through sciatic nerve injection of DRG with human wild-type carbonic anhydrase-8 using adeno-associated virus viral particles (AAV8-V5-CA8WT) produces analgesia in naive male C57BL/6J mice and antihyperalgesia after carrageenan treatment. A peak mean increase of about 4 s in thermal hindpaw withdrawal latency equaled increases in thermal withdrawal latency produced by 10 mg/kg intraperitoneal morphine in these mice...
September 11, 2017: Neuroreport
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28902684/estrogens-synthesized-and-acting-within-a-spinal-oligomer-suppress-spinal-endomorphin-2-antinociception-ebb-and-flow-over-the-rat-reproductive-cycle
#5
Nai-Jiang Liu, Vijaya Murugaiyan, Emiliya M Storman, Stephen A Schnell, Martin W Wessendorf, Alan R Gintzler
The magnitude of antinociception elicited by intrathecal endomorphin 2 (EM2), an endogenous mu-opioid receptor (MOR) ligand, varies across the rat estrous cycle. We now report that phasic changes in analgesic responsiveness to spinal EM2 result from plastic interactions within a novel membrane-bound oligomer containing estrogen receptors (mERs), aromatase (aka estrogen synthase), metabotropic glutamate receptor 1 (mGluR1), and MOR. During diestrus, spinal mERs, activated by locally synthesized estrogens, act with mGluR1 to suppress spinal EM2/MOR antinociception...
June 21, 2017: Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28902622/functional-interaction-between-n-methyl-d-aspartate-receptor-and-ascorbic-acid-during-neuropathic-pain-induced-by-chronic-constriction-injury-of-the-sciatic-nerve
#6
Sepideh Saffarpour, Farinaz Nasirinezhad
BACKGROUND: Neuropathic pain is a chronic pain condition, which is resistant to therapy. Ascorbate was released because of the activation of glutaminergic neurons. Due to the important role of N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA) receptors in the pathophysiology of neuropathic pain, this study investigated the analgesic efficacy of ascorbic acid (AA) in neuropathic pain condition and the role of NMDA receptors in this effect. METHODS: For this purpose, adult male rats were randomly allocated to experimental groups (n=8 in each group)...
September 13, 2017: Journal of Basic and Clinical Physiology and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28901776/liposomal-delivery-of-diacylglycerol-lipase-beta-inhibitors-to-macrophages-dramatically-enhances-selectivity-and-efficacy-in-vivo
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Myungsun Shin, Helena W Snyder, Giulia Donvito, Lesley D Schurman, Todd E Fox, Aron H Lichtman, Mark Kester, Ku-Lung Hsu
Diacylglycerol lipase-beta (DAGLβ) hydrolyzes arachidonic acid (AA)-containing diacylglycerols to produce bioactive lipids including endocannabinoids and AA-derived eicosanoids involved in regulation of inflammatory signaling. Previously, we demonstrated that DAGLβ inactivation using the triazole urea inhibitor KT109 blocked macrophage inflammatory signaling and reversed allodynic responses of mice in inflammatory and neuropathic pain models. Here, we tested whether we could exploit the phagocytic capacity of macrophages to localize delivery of DAGLβ inhibitors to these cells in vivo using liposome encapsulated KT109...
September 13, 2017: Molecular Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28901555/dyspnea-catastrophizing-and-neural-activations-during-the-anticipation-and-perception-of-dyspnea
#8
M Cornelia Stoeckel, Roland W Esser, Matthias Gamer, Christian Büchel, Andreas von Leupoldt
Dyspnea is an aversive symptom in various diseases. High levels of negative affectivity are typically associated with increased dyspnea and changes in its neural processing. Recently, more dyspnea-specific forms of negative affectivity such as dyspnea catastrophizing were suggested to contribute to increased perception of dyspnea beyond effects of rather unspecific negative affectivity such as general anxiety levels. The involved neural mechanisms have not yet been explored. Therefore, the present retrospective analysis examined the associations of dyspnea catastrophizing with neural activations during the anticipation and perception of dyspnea...
September 13, 2017: Psychophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28901432/effects-of-coadministration-of-low-dose-cannabinoid-type-2-receptor-agonist-and-morphine-on-vanilloid-receptor-1-expression-in-a-rat-model-of-cancer-pain
#9
Mingyue Zhang, Meng Chi, Huichao Zou, Songyu Tian, Zhaodi Zhang, Guonian Wang
Morphine is widely used as an analgesic to treat moderate to severe pain, but chronic morphine use is associated with development of tolerance and dependence, which limits its analgesic efficacy. Our previous research has showed that nonanalgetic dose of a cannabinoid type 2 (CB2) receptor agonist reduced morphine tolerance in cancer pain. A previous study showed the colocalization of CB2 and transient receptor potential vanilloid 1 (TRPV1) in human and rat dorsal root ganglia (DRG) sensory neurons. Whether coadministration of a CB2 receptor agonist and morphine could reduce TRPV1 expression in morphine‑induced antinociception and tolerance in cancer pain is unclear...
September 13, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28899779/eupatilin-with-ppar%C3%AE-agonistic-effects-inhibits-tnf%C3%AE-induced-mmp-signaling-in-hacat-cells
#10
Yujung Jung, Jin-Chul Kim, Yongsoo Choi, Sullim Lee, Ki Sung Kang, Yong Kee Kim, Su-Nam Kim
Eupatilin (5,7-dihydroxy-3,4,6-trimethoxyflavone) is a flavonoid compound exhibiting several beneficial biological activities, including neuroprotection, anti-cancer, antinociception, chondroprotection, anti-oxidation, and anti-inflammation. Our previous study demonstrated that eupatilin specifically activates peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor alpha (PPARα) through direct binding. The PPAR subfamily includes ligand-dependent transcription factors that consist of three isotypes: PPARα, PPARβ/δ, and PPARγ...
September 9, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28895719/radical-sam-enzymes-involved-in-ripp-biosynthesis
#11
Nilkamal Mahanta, Graham A Hudson, Douglas A Mitchell
Ribosomally synthesized and post-translationally modified peptides (RiPPs) display a diverse range of structures and continue to expand as a natural product class. Accordingly, RiPPs exhibit a wide array of bioactivities, such as broad and narrow spectrum growth suppressors, antidiabetics, as well as antinociception and anticancer agents. Owing to these properties, and the complex repertoire of post-translational modifications (PTMs) that give rise to these molecules, RiPP biosynthesis has been intensely studied...
September 12, 2017: Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28894363/ketoprofen-loaded-polymer-carriers-in-bigel-formulation-an-approach-to-enhancing-drug-photostability-in-topical-application-forms
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Velichka Andonova, Petya Peneva, George S Georgiev, Vencislava T Toncheva, Elisaveta Apostolova, Zhivko Peychev, Stela Dimitrova, Mariana Katsarova, Nadia Petrova, Margarita Kassarova
The purpose of the study was to investigate the stability and biopharmaceutical characteristics of ketoprofen, loaded in polymeric carriers, which were included into a bigel in a semisolid dosage form. The polymer carriers with in situ-included ketoprofen were obtained by emulsifier-free emulsion polymerization of the monomers in aqueous medium or a solution of the polymers used. The morphological characteristics of the carriers, the in vitro release and the photochemical stability of ketoprofen were evaluated...
2017: International Journal of Nanomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28893589/leptin-status-alters-buprenorphine-induced-antinociception-in-obese-mice-with-dysfunctional-leptin-receptors
#13
Zachary Glovak, Sara Mihalko, Helen A Baghdoyan, Ralph Lydic
Buprenorphine is an opiate used for pain management and to treat opiate addiction. The cytokine leptin can modulate nociception, but the extent to which buprenorphine-induced antinociception varies as a function of leptin signaling has not been characterized. Four congenic mouse lines with phenotypes that include differences in body weight and leptin status were used to test the hypothesis that the antinociceptive effects of buprenorphine vary as function of sex and leptin signaling. Each mouse line was comprised of males (n=12) and females (n=12) for a total of 96 animals...
September 8, 2017: Neuroscience Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28890382/in-vitro-genotoxicity-and-in-vivo-subchronic-evaluation-of-the-anti-inflammatory-pyrazole-compound-lqfm021
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Soraia Santa de Moura, Renato Ivan de Ávila, Lara Barroso Brito, Rhaul de Oliveira, Gisele Augusto Rodrigues de Oliveira, Francine Pazini, Ricardo Menegatti, Aline Carvalho Batista, Cesar Koppe Grisolia, Marize Campos Valadares
Scientific evidences have highlighted 5-(1-(3-fluorophenyl)-1H-pyrazol-4-yl)-2H-tetrazole (LQFM021) as a promising anti-inflammatory, analgesic and antinociceptive agent due to its effects on peripheral opioid receptors associated with activation of the nitric oxide/cGMP/KATP pathway. Despite these important pharmacological findings, toxicity data of LQFM021 are scarce. Thus, this study investigated the in vitro genotoxicity of LQFM021 through cytokinesis-block micronucleus assay (OECD Nº 487/2014). Moreover, zebrafish model was used to assess the embryotoxicity potential of LQFM021 using fish embryo toxicity test (OECD Nº 236/2013) with extended exposure to evaluate subchronic larval development...
September 7, 2017: Chemico-biological Interactions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28890053/intrastriatal-chromospheres-transplant-reduces-nociception-in-hemiparkinsonian-rats
#15
Alejandra Gómez-Paz, René Drucker-Colín, Diana Milán-Aldaco, Marcela Palomero-Rivero, Mónica Ambriz-Tututi
The present study evaluates the possible antinociceptive effect of chromosphere transplants in rats injected with 6-hydroxydopamine (6-OHDA), a model of Parkinson's disease. Male adult Wistar rats received 40μg/0.5μl of 6-OHDA or 0.5μl of vehicle into the left substantia nigra (SNc). Rats were evaluated for mechanical allodynia, cold allodynia, thermal hyperalgesia and formalin. Rats with altered nociceptive threshold were transplanted with chromospheres. After transplant, rats were evaluated every week...
September 8, 2017: Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28890052/neuropeptide-y-and-its-involvement-in-chronic-pain
#16
Marta Diaz-delCastillo, David P D Woldbye, Anne Marie Heegaard
Chronic pain is a serious condition that significantly impairs the quality of life, affecting an estimate of 1.5 billion people worldwide. Despite the physiological, emotional and financial burden of chronic pain, there is still a lack of efficient treatments. Neuropeptide Y (NPY) is a highly conserved endogenous peptide in the central and peripheral nervous systems of all mammals, which has been implicated in both pro- and antinociceptive effects. NPY is expressed in the superficial laminae of the dorsal horn of the spinal cord, where it appears to mediate its antinociceptive actions via the Y1 and Y2 receptors...
September 7, 2017: Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28889355/tingenone-a-pentacyclic-triterpene-induces-peripheral-antinociception-due-to-cannabinoid-receptors-activation-in-mice
#17
C C Veloso, R C M Ferreira, V G Rodrigues, L P Duarte, A Klein, I D Duarte, T R L Romero, A C Perez
Several works have shown that triterpenes induce peripheral antinociception by activation of cannabinoid receptors and endocannabinoids; besides, several research groups have reported activation of cannabinoid receptors in peripheral antinociception. The aim of this study was to assess the involvement of the cannabinoid system in the antinociceptive effect induced by tingenone against hyperalgesia evoked by prostaglandin E2 (PGE2) at peripheral level. The paw pressure test was used and the hyperalgesia was induced by intraplantar injection of PGE2 (2 μg/paw)...
September 9, 2017: Inflammopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28888771/c-terminal-hydrazide-modification-changes-the-spinal-antinociceptive-profiles-of-endomorphins-in-mice
#18
Chang-Lin Wang, Dai-Jun Yang, Bi-Yu Yuan, Yu Wang
Previously, we have demonstrated that endomorphins (EMs) analogs with C-terminal hydrazide modification retained the μ-opioid receptor affinity and selectivity, and exhibited potent antinociception after intracerebroventricular (i.c.v.) administration. In the present study, we extended our studies to evaluate the antinociceptive profiles of EMs and their analogs EM-1-NHNH2, EM-2-NHNH2 given spinally in the radiant heat paw withdrawal test. Following intrathecal (i.t.) administration, EM-1, EM-2, EM-1-NHNH2 and EM-2-NHNH2 dose-dependently increased the latency for paw withdrawal response...
September 6, 2017: Peptides
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28885590/ethnopharmacology-and-therapeutic-value-of-bridelia-micrantha-hochst-baill-in-tropical-africa-a-comprehensive-review
#19
REVIEW
Alfred Maroyi
Bridelia micrantha is traditionally used in tropical Africa to treat a wide range of human and animal diseases. The aim of this study was to summarise the research that has been done on the ethnomedicinal uses, phytochemistry and pharmacological properties of B. micrantha so as to understand its importance and potential value in primary healthcare systems. The literature search for information on ethnomedicinal uses and pharmacological activities of B. micrantha was undertaken using databases such as Web of Science, Scopus, Google Scholar, Science Direct, BioMed Central (BMC), PubMed and Springerlink...
September 8, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28877402/effects-of-s-38093-an-antagonist-inverse-agonist-of-histamine-h3-receptors-in-models-of-neuropathic-pain-in-rats
#20
T Chaumette, E Chapuy, E Berrocoso, M Llorca-Torralba, L Bravo, J A Mico, M Chalus, A Eschalier, D Ardid, F Marchand, A Sors
BACKGROUND: Histamine H3 receptors are mainly expressed on CNS neurons, particularly along the nociceptive pathways. The potential involvement of these receptors in pain processing has been suggested using H3 receptor inverse agonists. METHODS: The antinociceptive effect of S 38093, a novel inverse agonist of H3 receptors, has been evaluated in several neuropathic pain models in rat and compared with those of gabapentin and pregabalin. RESULTS: While S 38093 did not change vocalization thresholds to paw pressure in healthy rats, it exhibited a significant antihyperalgesic effect in the Streptozocin-induced diabetic (STZ) neuropathy model after acute and chronic administration and, in the chronic constriction injury (CCI) model only after chronic administration, submitted to the paw-pressure test...
September 6, 2017: European Journal of Pain: EJP
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