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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807672/pharmacological-characterization-of-novel-synthetic-opioids-nso-found-in-the-recreational-drug-marketplace
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REVIEW
Michael H Baumann, Susruta Majumdar, Valerie Le Rouzic, Amanda Hunkele, Rajendra Uprety, Xi Ping Huang, Jin Xu, Bryan L Roth, Ying-Xian Pan, Gavril W Pasternak
Novel synthetic opioids (NSO) are increasingly encountered in illicit heroin and counterfeit pain pills. Many NSO are resurrected from older biomedical literature or patent applications, so limited information is available about their biological effects. Here we examined the pharmacology of three structurally-distinct NSO found in the recreational drug market: N-(1-(2-phenylethyl)-4-piperidinyl)-N-phenylbutyramide (butyrylfentanyl), 3,4-dichloro-N-[(1R,2R)-2-(dimethylamino)cyclohexyl]-N-methylbenzamide (U-47700) and 1-cyclohexyl-4-(1,2-diphenylethyl)piperazine (MT-45)...
August 11, 2017: Neuropharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28782637/synthesis-and-activity-of-opioid-peptidomimetics-with-%C3%AE-2-and-%C3%AE-3-amino-acids
#2
Katarzyna Gach-Janczak, Justyna Piekielna-Ciesielska, Anna Adamska-Bartłomiejczyk, Renata Perlikowska, Rafał Kruszyński, Alicja Kluczyk, Julia Krzywik, Jarosław Sukiennik, Maria Camilla Cerlesi, Girolamo Calo, Andrzej Wasilewski, Marta Zielińska, Anna Janecka
Morphiceptin (Tyr-Pro-Phe-Pro-NH2) is a selective ligand of the mu opioid receptor, an important target in pain regulation. In this study, morphiceptin was modified at positions 2 or 3 by introduction of β(2)- or β(3)-amino acids and additionally in position 1 by replacing Tyr by Dmt (2',6'-dimethyltyrosine), which resulted in obtaining enzymatically stable analogs with mixed opioid receptor affinity profiles. An analog of the sequence Dmt-d-Ala-(R)-β(2)-1-Nal-Pro-NH2 [Nal=3-(1-naphthyl)-alanine] showed very high activity at the mu and delta receptors in the calcium mobilization functional test but did not cross the artificial membrane imitating the blood-brain barrier...
August 3, 2017: Peptides
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28745394/opioids-for-chronic-non-cancer-pain-in-children-and-adolescents
#3
REVIEW
Tess E Cooper, Emma Fisher, Andrew L Gray, Elliot Krane, Navil Sethna, Miranda Al van Tilburg, Boris Zernikow, Philip J Wiffen
BACKGROUND: Pain is a common feature of childhood and adolescence around the world, and for many young people, that pain is chronic. The World Health Organization guidelines for pharmacological treatments for children's persisting pain acknowledge that pain in children is a major public health concern of high significance in most parts of the world. While in the past, pain was largely dismissed and was frequently left untreated, views on children's pain have changed over time, and relief of pain is now seen as importantWe designed a suite of seven reviews on chronic non-cancer pain and cancer pain (looking at antidepressants, antiepileptic drugs, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, opioids, and paracetamol as priority areas) in order to review the evidence for children's pain utilising pharmacological interventions in children and adolescents...
July 26, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28739183/can-crosstalk-between-dor-and-parp-reduce-oxidative-stress-mediated-neurodegeneration
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REVIEW
Rutika Raina, Dwaipayan Sen
The progressive loss of structure and function of neurons leads to neurodegenerative processes which become the causative reason for various neurodegenerative diseases such as Parkinson's disease (PD), Alzheimer's disease (AD) etc. These diseases are multifactorial in nature but they have been seen to possess similar causative agents to a certain extent. Oxidative Stress (OS) has been identified as a major stressor and a mediator in most of these diseases. OS not only leads to the generation of free radical species but if persistent, can possibly lead to lipid peroxidation, protein damage, DNA damage, and cell death...
July 21, 2017: Neurochemistry International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734666/development-of-novel-lp1-based-analogues-with-enhanced-delta-opioid-receptor-profile
#5
Lorella Pasquinucci, Rita Turnaturi, Orazio Prezzavento, Emanuela Arena, Giuseppina Aricò, Zafiroula Georgoussi, Rosalba Parenti, Giuseppina Cantarella, Carmela Parenti
Pain relief achieved by co-administration of drugs acting at different targets is more effective than that obtained with conventional MOR selective agonists usually associated to relevant side effects. It has been demonstrated that simultaneously targeting different opioid receptors is a more effective therapeutic strategy. Giving the promising role for DOR in pain management, novel LP1-based analogues with different N-substituents were designed and synthesized with the aim to improve DOR profile. For this purpose, we maintained the phenyl ring in the N-substituent of 6,7-benzomorphan scaffold linked to an ethyl spacer bearing a hydroxyl/methyl or methoxyl group at carbon 2 or including it in a 1,4-benzodioxane ring...
July 11, 2017: Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28700700/the-induction-of-the-transcription-factor-nrf2-enhances-the-antinociceptive-effects-of-delta-opioid-receptors-in-diabetic-mice
#6
Christina McDonnell, Sergi Leánez, Olga Pol
The involvement of heme oxygenase 1 (HO-1) in the modulation of the antinociceptive effects of opioids in type 1 diabetes has been demonstrated but the role played by the transcription factor Nrf2 in the regulation of painful neuropathy and in the effects and expression of δ-opioid receptors (DOR) in type 2 diabetes, has not been studied. In male BKS.Cg-m+/+Leprdb/J (db/db) mice, the anti-allodynic effects produced by a Nrf2 transcription factor activator, sulforaphane (SFN) administered alone and combined with two DOR agonists, [d-Pen(2),d-Pen(5)]-Enkephalin (DPDPE) and (+)-4-[(αR)-α-((2S,5R)-4-Allyl-2,5-dimethyl-1-piperazinyl)-3-methoxybenzyl]-N,N diethylbenzamide (SNC-80), were evaluated...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28699350/analgesic-properties-of-opioid-nk1-multitarget-ligands-with-distinct-in-vitro-profiles-in-naive-and-chronic-constriction-injury-mice
#7
Joanna Starnowska, Roberto Costante, Karel Guillemyn, Katarzyna Popiolek-Barczyk, Nga N Chung, Carole Lemieux, Attila Keresztes, Joost Van Duppen, Adriano Mollica, John Streicher, Jozef Vanden Broeck, Peter W Schiller, Dirk Tourwé, Joanna Mika, Steven Ballet, Barbara Przewlocka
The lower efficacy of opioids in neuropathic pain may be due to the increased activity of pronociceptive systems such as substance P. We present evidence to support this hypothesis in this work from the spinal cord in a neuropathic pain model in mice. Biochemical analysis confirmed the elevated mRNA and protein level of pronociceptive substance P, the major endogenous ligand of the neurokinin-1 (NK1) receptor, in the lumbar spinal cord of chronic constriction injury (CCI)-mice. To improve opioid efficacy in neuropathic pain, novel compounds containing opioid agonist and neurokinin 1 (NK1) receptor antagonist pharmacophores were designed...
July 26, 2017: ACS Chemical Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28693915/selective-opioid-growth-factor-receptor-antagonists-based-on-a-stilbene-isostere
#8
David P Stockdale, Michelle B Titunick, Jessica M Biegler, Jessie L Reed, Alyssa M Hartung, David F Wiemer, Patricia J McLaughlin, Jeffrey D Neighbors
As part of an ongoing drug development effort aimed at selective opioid receptor ligands based on the pawhuskin natural products we have synthesized a small set of amide isosteres. These amides were centered on lead compounds which are selective antagonists for the delta and kappa opioid receptors. The amide isomers revealed here show dramatically different activity from the parent stilbene compounds. Three of the isomers synthesized showed antagonist activity for the opioid growth factor (OGF)/opioid growth factor receptor (OGFR) axis which is involved in cellular and organ growth control...
August 15, 2017: Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28689302/ligand-directed-signaling-at-the-delta-opioid-receptor
#9
Ana Vicente-Sanchez, Amynah A Pradhan
Delta opioid receptors (δORs) regulate a number of physiological functions, and agonists for this receptor are being pursued for the treatment of mood disorders, chronic pain, and migraine. A major challenge to the development of these compounds is that, like many G-protein coupled receptors (GPCRs), agonists at the δOR can induce very different signaling and receptor trafficking events. This concept, known as ligand-directed signaling, functional selectivity, or biased agonism, can result in different agonists producing highly distinct behavioral consequences...
July 9, 2017: Handbook of Experimental Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28673713/alterations-in-opioid-inhibition-cause-widespread-nociception-but-do-not-affect-anxiety-like-behavior-in-oral-cancer-mice
#10
Yi Ye, Daniel G Bernabé, Elizabeth Salvo, Chi T Viet, Kentaro Ono, John C Dolan, Malvin Janal, Brad E Aouizerat, Christine Miaskowski, Brian L Schmidt
Widespread pain and anxiety are commonly reported in cancer patients. We hypothesize that cancer is accompanied by attenuation of endogenous opioid-mediated inhibition, which subsequently causes widespread pain and anxiety. To test this hypothesis we used a mouse model of oral squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) in the tongue. We found that mice with tongue SCC exhibited widespread nociceptive behaviors in addition to behaviors associated with local nociception that we reported previously. Tongue SCC mice exhibited a pattern of reduced opioid receptor expression in the spinal cord; intrathecal administration of respective mu (MOR), delta (DOR), and kappa (KOR) opioid receptor agonists reduced widespread nociception in mice, except for the fail flick assay following administration of the MOR agonist...
June 30, 2017: Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28658164/the-analgesic-efficacy-of-oxycodone-hydrochloride-versus-fentanyl-during-outpatient-artificial-abortion-operation-a-randomized-trial
#11
RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Kangjie Xie, Wen Zhang, Wumei Fang, Yanhong Lian, Sufeng Lin, Jun Fang
BACKGROUND: Problems like body movement, respiratory depression, and complained of pain are still common phenomenon in outpatient artificial abortion general anesthesia. Oxycodone hydrochloride is a semisynthetic opioid and has a good therapeutic effect on visceral pain. We hypothesize that oxycodone hydrochloride would be superior to fentanyl in outpatient artificial abortion surgery. METHODS: In this clinical trial 149 American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) I or II female outpatients scheduled for elective artificial abortion surgeries under general anesthesia were randomly divided into 3 groups: oxycodone hydrochloride 0...
June 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28656735/an-analysis-of-genetic-association-in-opioid-dependence-susceptibility
#12
D Nagaya, Z Zahari, M Saleem, B H Yahaya, S C Tan, N M Yusoff
WHAT IS KNOWN: Drug addiction is a novelty-seeking personality trait that is associated with the candidate genes OPRD1 (opioid delta receptors), OPRK1 (opioid kappa receptors) and PDYN (prodynorphin). However, associations between single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) rs1042114 (80G>T) of the OPRD1 gene, rs702764 (843 A>G) of the OPRK1 gene, and rs910080 (3' UTR _743T>C), rs1997794 (5' UTR -381A>G) and rs1022563 (3' UTR) of the PDYN gene and novelty seeking remain controversial as reported results have not been reproducible...
June 27, 2017: Journal of Clinical Pharmacy and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28648913/the-effects-of-analgesics-on-central-processing-of-tonic-pain-a%C3%A2-cross-over-placebo-controlled-study
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Dina Lelic, Tine M Hansen, Esben B Mark, Anne E Olesen, Asbjørn M Drewes
INTRODUCTION: Opioids and antidepressants that inhibit serotonin and norepinephrine reuptake (SNRI) are recognized as analgesics to treat moderate to severe pain, but the central mechanisms underlying their analgesia remain unclear. This study investigated how brain activity at rest and exposed to tonic pain is modified by oxycodone (opioid) and venlafaxine (SNRI). METHODS: Twenty healthy males were included in this randomized, cross-over, double-blinded study. 61-channel electroencephalogram (EEG) was recorded before and after five days of treatment with placebo, oxycodone (10 mg extended release b...
June 22, 2017: Neuropharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647372/delta-opioid-receptor-agonist-attenuates-lipopolysaccharide-induced-myocardial-injury-by-regulating-autophagy
#14
Pin Zhao, Jianke Kuai, Jinjian Gao, Li Sun, Yan Wang, Linong Yao
BACKGROUND: Previous studies have described the protective effects of DADLE on myocardial injury in sepsis. Recently, autophagy has been shown to be an innate defense mechanism in sepsis-related myocardial injury. However, whether DADLE has an pro-autophagic effect is yet to be elucidated. The present study aimed to investigate the effect of DADLE on the regulation of autophagy during sepsis. METHODS: Male mice were subjected to LPS or vehicle intraperitoneal injection...
June 21, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645621/two-delta-opioid-receptor-subtypes-are-functional-in-single-ventral-tegmental-area-neurons-and-can-interact-with-the-mu-opioid-receptor
#15
Elyssa B Margolis, Wakako Fujita, Lakshmi A Devi, Howard L Fields
The mu and delta opioid receptors (MOR and DOR) are highly homologous members of the opioid family of GPCRs. There is evidence that MOR and DOR interact, however the extent to which these interactions occur in vivo and affect synaptic function is unknown. There are two stable DOR subtypes: DPDPE sensitive (DOR1) and deltorphin II sensitive (DOR2); both agonists are blocked by DOR selective antagonists. Robust motivational effects are produced by local actions of both MOR and DOR ligands in the ventral tegmental area (VTA)...
September 1, 2017: Neuropharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28566554/pi3k-class-ii-%C3%AE-regulates-%C3%AE-opioid-receptor-export-from-the-trans-golgi-network
#16
Daniel J Shiwarski, Marlena Darr, Cheryl A Telmer, Marcel P Bruchez, Manojkumar A Puthenveedu
The interplay between signaling and trafficking by G protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs) has focused mainly on endocytic trafficking. Whether and how surface delivery of newly synthesized GPCRs is regulated by extracellular signals is less understood. Here we define a signaling-regulated checkpoint at the trans-Golgi network (TGN) that controls the surface delivery of the delta opioid receptor (δR). In PC12 cells, inhibition of phosphoinositide-3 kinase (PI3K) activity blocked export of newly synthesized δR from the Golgi and delivery to the cell surface, similar to treatment with nerve growth factor (NGF)...
August 1, 2017: Molecular Biology of the Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28564576/the-endocannabinoid-system-as-a-target-for-addiction-treatment-trials-and-tribulations
#17
REVIEW
Matthew E Sloan, Joshua L Gowin, Vijay A Ramchandani, Yasmin L Hurd, Bernard Le Foll
Addiction remains a major public health concern, and while pharmacotherapies can be effective, clinicians are limited by the paucity of existing interventions. Endocannabinoid signaling is involved in reward and addiction, which raises the possibility that drugs targeting this system could be used to treat substance use disorders. This review discusses findings from randomized controlled trials evaluating cannabinergic medications for addiction. Current evidence suggests that pharmacotherapies containing delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol, such as dronabinol and nabiximols, are effective for cannabis withdrawal...
September 15, 2017: Neuropharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28558327/d-alanine-2-leucine-5-enkephaline-dadle-mediated-dor-activation-augments-human-hucb-bfs-viability-subjected-to-oxidative-stress-via-attenuation-of-the-upr
#18
Madhubanti Mullick, Katari Venkatesh, Dwaipayan Sen
Human mesenchymal stem cells (hMSCs) although being potent in repairing injured or ischemic tissues, their success regarding tissue-regenerative approaches are hindered by the paucity in their viability. The elevated levels of reactive oxygen species (ROS) in damaged sites provoke the pernicious effects of donor MSC survival. In the present study, the effect of delta-opioid receptor (DOR) activation on human umbilical cord-blood borne fibroblasts (hUCB-BFs) survival under oxidative stress (H2O2) was evaluated...
May 24, 2017: Stem Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28554003/opioids-and-opioid-receptors-orchestrate-wound-repair
#19
Ying Wang, Mihir Gupta, Tasneem Poonawala, Mariya Farooqui, Yunfang Li, Fei Peng, Sheldon Rao, Michael Ansonoff, John E Pintar, Kalpna Gupta
We have previously shown that topical opioids including morphine and its congeners promote healing of full thickness ischemic wounds in rats. We examined the contribution of mu opioid receptor (MOPr)-mediated healing of full thickness ischemic wounds using MOPr and delta or kappa opioid receptor knockout (KO) mice. Wound closure in the early (day 5) as well as later phases was delayed in topical morphine or PBS-treated MOPr-KO mice compared with reciprocal treatments of wounds in wild-type (WT) mice. MOPr expression was significantly upregulated at 30 min in the wound margins and colocalized with wound margins and vasculature in the epidermal and dermal layers of the skin...
July 2017: Translational Research: the Journal of Laboratory and Clinical Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522254/novel-delta-opioid-receptor-agonists-with-oxazatricyclodecane-structure-showing-potent-agonistic-activities
#20
Kohei Hayashida, Shigeto Hirayama, Takashi Iwai, Yoshikazu Watanabe, Toshihiro Takahashi, Junichi Sakai, Eriko Nakata, Tomio Yamakawa, Hideaki Fujii, Hiroshi Nagase
We recently reported oxazatricyclodecane derivatives 1 as δ opioid receptor (DOR) agonists having a novel chemotype, but their DOR agonistic activities were relatively low. Based on the working hypothesis that the dioxamethylene moiety in 1 may be an accessory site and that it may interfere with the sufficient conformational change of the receptor required for exerting the full agonistic responses, we designed and synthesized new oxazatricyclodecane derivatives 2-4 lacking the dioxamethylene moiety. As we expected, the designed compounds 2-4 showed pronouncedly improved agonistic activities for the DOR...
June 15, 2017: Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry Letters
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