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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428507/-opioid-therapy-and-management-of-side-effects-associated-with-opioids
#1
Toshihiko Nakatani
Opioids are very useful medications to reduce suffering of cancer patients such as refractory pain and dyspnea. We physicians have to use opioids to have good management of pain and suffering associated with cancer including management of side effects caused by opioids. Opioids couple opioid receptors and affect several pharmacological effects. Other than analgesic effect, opioids have some side effects of constipation, nausea and vomiting, respiratory depression. In this chapter, I take important side effects of constipation, nausea and vomiting and respiratory depression...
April 2017: Gan to Kagaku Ryoho. Cancer & Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426670/mice-expressing-a-hyper-sensitive-form-of-the-cb1-cannabinoid-receptor-cb1-show-modestly-enhanced-alcohol-preference-and-consumption
#2
David J Marcus, Angela N Henderson-Redmond, Maciej Gonek, Michael L Zee, Jill C Farnsworth, Randa A Amin, Mary-Jeanette Andrews, Brian J Davis, Ken Mackie, Daniel J Morgan
We recently characterized S426A/S430A mutant mice expressing a desensitization-resistant form of the CB1 receptor. These mice display an enhanced response to endocannabinoids and ∆9-THC. In this study, S426A/S430A mutants were used as a novel model to test whether ethanol consumption, morphine dependence, and reward for these drugs are potentiated in mice with a "hyper-sensitive" form of CB1. Using an unlimited-access, two-bottle choice, voluntary drinking paradigm, S426A/S430A mutants exhibit modestly increased intake and preference for low (6%) but not higher concentrations of ethanol...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425121/role-of-the-dynorphin-kappa-opioid-receptor-system-in-the-motivational-effects-of-ethanol
#3
Rachel I Anderson, Howard C Becker
Evidence has demonstrated that dynorphin (DYN) and the kappa opioid receptor (KOR) system contribute to various psychiatric disorders, including anxiety, depression, and addiction. More recently, this endogenous opioid system has received increased attention as a potential therapeutic target for treating alcohol use disorders. In this review, we provide an overview and synthesis of preclinical studies examining the influence of alcohol (ethanol) exposure on DYN/KOR expression and function, as well as studies examining the effects of DYN/KOR manipulation on ethanol's rewarding and aversive properties...
April 20, 2017: Alcoholism, Clinical and Experimental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424989/t-lymphocyte-derived-enkephalins-reduce-th1-th17-colitis-and-associated-pain-in-mice
#4
Lilian Basso, Laure Garnier, Arnaud Bessac, Jérôme Boué, Catherine Blanpied, Nicolas Cenac, Sophie Laffont, Gilles Dietrich
BACKGROUND: Endogenous opioids, including enkephalins, are fundamental regulators of pain. In inflammatory conditions, the local release of opioids by leukocytes at the inflammatory site inhibits nociceptor firing, thereby inducing analgesia. Accordingly, in chronic intestinal Th1/Th17-associated inflammation, enkephalins released by colitogenic CD4(+) T lymphocytes relieve inflammation-induced visceral pain. The present study aims to investigate whether mucosal T-cell-derived enkephalins also exhibit a potent anti-inflammatory activity as described for exogenous opioid drugs in Th1/Th17-associated colitis...
April 19, 2017: Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419528/an-updated-synthesis-of-11-c-carfentanil-for-positron-emission-tomography-pet-imaging-of-the-%C3%AE-opioid-receptor
#5
Joseph E Blecha, Bradford D Henderson, Brian G Hockley, Henry F VanBrocklin, Jon-Kar Zubieta, Alexandre F DaSilva, Michael R Kilbourn, Robert A Koeppe, Peter J H Scott, Xia Shao
[(11) C]Carfentanil ([(11) C]CFN) is a selective radiotracer for in vivo positron emission tomography (PET) imaging studies of the μ-opioid system that, in our laboratories, is synthesized by methylation of the corresponding carboxylate precursor with [(11) C]MeOTf, and purified using a C2 solid-phase extraction cartridge. Changes in the commercial availability of common C2 cartridges have necessitated future-proofing the synthesis of [(11) C]CFN to maintain reliable delivery of the radiotracer for clinical imaging studies...
April 17, 2017: Journal of Labelled Compounds & Radiopharmaceuticals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419415/allostery-at-opioid-receptors-modulation-with-small-molecule-ligands
#6
REVIEW
Kathryn E Livingston, John R Traynor
Opioid receptors are 7-transmembrane domain receptors that couple to heterotrimeric G proteins. The endogenous ligands for opioid receptors are peptides which bind to the orthosteric site on the receptors. The μ-opioid receptor is the target for opioid analgesics while the δ-opioid receptor has been suggested as a target for pain management, migraine, and depression. Similarly, κ-opioid receptors are involved in pain and depression and nociceptin receptors in pain and mood behaviors. However, exogenous orthosteric ligands for the opioid receptors cause a myriad of on-target side effects...
April 18, 2017: British Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416993/antinociceptive-effect-of-intrathecal-sec-o-glucosylhamaudol-on-the-formalin-induced-pain-in-rats
#7
Sang Hun Kim, Hwa Song Jong, Myung Ha Yoon, Seon Hee Oh, Ki Tae Jung
BACKGROUND: The root of Peucedanum japonicum Thunb., a perennial herb found in Japan, the Philippines, China, and Korea, is used as an analgesic. In a previous study, sec-O-glucosylhamaudol (SOG) showed an analgesic effect. This study was performed to examine the antinociceptive effect of intrathecal SOG in the formalin test. METHODS: Male Sprague-Dawley rats were implanted with an intrathecal catheter. Rats were randomly treated with a vehicle and SOG (10 µg, 30 µg, 60 µg, and 100 µg) before formalin injection...
April 2017: Korean Journal of Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28415063/neuron-restrictive-silencer-factor-mediated-downregulation-of-%C3%AE-opioid-receptor-contributes-to-the-reduced-morphine-analgesia-in-bone-cancer-pain
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Chao Zhu, Jun Tang, Tan Ding, Lei Chen, Wei Wang, Xiao-Peng Mei, Xiao-Tao He, Wen Wang, Li-Dong Zhang, Yu-Lin Dong, Zhuo-Jing Luo
Bone cancer pain has been reported to have unique mechanisms and is resistant to morphine treatment. Recent studies have indicated that neuron-restrictive silencer factor (NRSF) plays a crucial role in modulating the expression of the μ-opioid receptor (MOR) gene. The present study elucidates the regulatory mechanisms of MOR and its ability to affect bone cancer pain. Using a sarcoma-inoculated murine model, pain behaviors that represent continuous or breakthrough pain were evaluated. Expression of NRSF in the dorsal root ganglion (DRG) and spinal dorsal horn was quantified at the transcriptional and translational levels, respectively...
May 2017: Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413502/remifentanil-functions-in-the-adaptive-protection-of-cardiac-function-following-ischemia
#9
Jie Hou, Huishan Wang, Xinmin Li, Yan Zhu
The present study aimed to investigate the effects of remifentanil during adaptation followinsg myocardial ischemia, and its possible clinical applications. Remifentanil was used during the simulation of adaptation following ischemia, which was performed using a Langendorff heart perfusion system. A total of 75 rats were divided into five groups, and the coronary flow, cardiac output and the cardiac enzyme content in coronary effluent prior to ischemia and post-reperfusion were recorded. Electron microscopy was used to observe myocardial ultrastructure, and the volume of aortic and coronary effluent was also measured...
April 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412878/-top-down-mu-opioid-system-function-in-humans-mu-opioid-receptors-in-ventrolateral-prefrontal-cortex-mediate-the-relationship-between-hedonic-tone-and-executive-function-in-major-depressive-disorder
#10
Sharee N Light, Linas A Bieliauskas, Jon-Kar Zubieta
Cognitive dysfunction and anhedonia, the reduced ability to experience pleasure, are commonly comorbid symptoms that are persistent following successful resolution of negative affect in major depressive disorder (MDD). Little is known about whether they share common etiology. In the present study, the relationship between ventrolateral prefrontal cortex (VLPFC) activity, cognitive dysfunction (i.e., executive dysfunction), and positive emotionality was investigated in conjunction with mu-opioid neurotransmission in a sample of 39 MDD patients...
April 17, 2017: Journal of Neuropsychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412373/mechanistic-evaluation-of-tapentadol-in-reducing-the-pain-perception-using-in-vivo-brain-and-spinal-cord-microdialysis-in-rats
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Vijay Benade, Ramakrishna Nirogi, Gopinadh Bhyrapuneni, Saivishal Daripelli, Ganesh Ayyanki, Shantaveer Irappanavar, Ranjithkumar Ponnamaneni, Arunkumar Manoharan
Role of monoamine neurotransmitters in the modulation of emotional and pain processing in spinal cord and brain regions is not well known. Tapentadol, a norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor with µ-opioid receptor agonistic activity has recently been introduced for the treatment of moderate to severe pain. The objective of the present study was to examine the effects of tapentadol on modulation of monoamines in the prefrontal cortex and dorsal horn using brain microdialysis. Tapentadol was administered intraperitoneally at 4...
April 12, 2017: European Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28411124/m3-muscarinic-acetylcholine-receptor-facilitates-the-endocytosis-of-mu-opioid-receptor-mediated-by-morphine-independently-of-the-formation-of-heteromeric-complexes
#12
Juan F Lopez-Gimenez, Elisa Alvarez-Curto, Graeme Milligan
Morphine inefficiency to induce the internalization of mu opioid (MOP) receptors observed in numerous experimental models constitutes a paradigm of G-protein coupled receptor (GPCR) functional selectivity. We recently described that activation of Gαq/11 proteins through 5-HT2A serotonin receptors co-expressed in the same cells facilitates MOP receptor endocytosis promoted by morphine. In order to explore whether a different Gαq/11 coupled GPCR would emulate this effect, a double stable Flp-In T-REx HEK293 cell line permanently expressing MOP-YFP receptors along with FLAG-M3-Cerulean receptors expressed in an inducible manner was generated...
April 11, 2017: Cellular Signalling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28410920/potential-drug-interaction-with-opioid-agonist-in-the-setting-of-chronic-low-dose-opioid-antagonist-use
#13
James B Leonard, Vidya Nair, Christopher J Diaz, Jonathan B Penoyar, Penelope A Goode
Low dose naltrexone (LDN) has been evaluated in several small studies for the treatment of inflammatory conditions. It is thought to work through modulation of inflammatory mediators and upregulation of endogenous opioid receptors. This may hypersensitize patients to exogenous opioids. Drug-drug interaction screening tools built into electronic health records and other services identify the interaction as risk of opioid withdrawal rather than hypersensitivity. We present a case of a drug-drug interaction in a patient who was receiving LDN treatment of multiple sclerosis...
April 6, 2017: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28407740/mu-opioid-receptor-and-delta-opioid-receptor-differentially-regulate-microglial-inflammatory-response-to-control-proopiomelanocortin-neuronal-apoptosis-in-the-hypothalamus-effects-of-neonatal-alcohol
#14
Pallavi Shrivastava, Miguel A Cabrera, Lucy G Chastain, Nadka I Boyadjieva, Shaima Jabbar, Tina Franklin, Dipak K Sarkar
BACKGROUND: Opioid receptors are known to control neurotransmission of various peptidergic neurons, but their potential role in regulation of microglia and neuronal cell communications is unknown. We investigated the role of mu-opioid receptors (MOR) and delta-opioid receptors (DOR) on microglia in the regulation of apoptosis in proopiomelanocortin (POMC) neurons induced by neonatal ethanol in the hypothalamus. METHODS: Neonatal rat pups were fed a milk formula containing ethanol or control diets between postnatal days 2-6...
April 14, 2017: Journal of Neuroinflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28402252/constitutive-activation-of-kappa-opioid-receptors-at-ventral-tegmental-area-inhibitory-synapses-following-acute-stress
#15
Abigail M Polter, Kelsey Barcomb, Rudy W Chen, Paige M Dingess, Nicholas M Graziane, Travis E Brown, Julie A Kauer
Stressful experiences potently activate kappa opioid receptors (κORs). κORs in the ventral tegmental area regulate multiple aspects of dopaminergic and non-dopaminergic cell function. Here we show that at GABAergic synapses on rat VTA dopamine neurons, a single exposure to a brief cold-water swim stress induces prolonged activation of κORs. This is mediated by activation of the receptor during the stressor followed by a persistent, ligand-independent constitutive activation of the κOR itself. This lasting change in function is not seen at κORs at neighboring excitatory synapses, suggesting distinct time courses and mechanisms of regulation of different subsets of κORs...
April 12, 2017: ELife
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28401756/gpcr-activation-and-endocytosis-induced-by-a-2d-material-agonist
#16
Wei-Tao Dou, Ya Kong, Xiao-Peng He, Guo-Rong Chen, Yi Zang, Jia Li, He Tian
Agonist-induced activation and endocytosis of G protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs) are crucial for a number of physiological and pathological processes. However, tools that are available for probing GPCR endocytosis have been insufficient. Here, we developed a two-dimensional (2D) material agonist by supramolecular self-assembly between an endogenous agonist of κ-opioid receptor (KOR) and 2D molybdenum disulfide. The 2D material agonist has proven to be amenable for eliciting GPCR activation and endocytosis in cells stably expressing KOR rather than in those without KOR expression...
April 20, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28397700/narcotic-bowel-syndrome
#17
REVIEW
Adam D Farmer, Jayne Gallagher, Caroline Bruckner-Holt, Qasim Aziz
Narcotic bowel syndrome is characterised by worsening abdominal pain in the context of escalating or continuous opioid therapy. Although narcotic bowel syndrome is rarely diagnosed, given the current epidemic of opioid use, it is likely to be under-recognised. The underlying pathophysiological mechanisms of narcotic bowel syndrome are incompletely understood; however, opioid-induced hyperalgesia is likely to be a central facet. The putative mechanisms of hyperalgesia include activation of bimodal opioid regulatory systems, counter-regulatory mechanisms, neuroinflammation, opioid facilitation, and interactions of the N-methyl D-aspartate receptor with opioids at the level of the spinal cord...
May 2017: Lancet. Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28394447/mu-opioid-receptor-signaling-in-the-nucleus-accumbens-shell-increases-responsiveness-of-satiety-modulated-lateral-hypothalamus-neurons
#18
Shashank Tandon, Kristen A Keefe, Sharif A Taha
Opioid signaling in the nucleus accumbens shell (sNAcc) has been implicated in hedonic feeding and binge-eating behavior. The sNAcc projects to the lateral hypothalamus (LH), and this pathway has been suggested to modulate palatability-driven feeding behavior. In this study, we investigated the effects of sNAcc mu opioid receptor stimulation on firing rates of LH neurons in previously sated rats. Neural firing in the LH was recorded while food-deprived rats performed an operant task to obtain sweetened Intralipid (a 4% fat emulsion containing 5% sucrose) before and after bilateral sNAcc infusion of either a mu opioid receptor (MOR) agonist, [D-Ala2, N-MePhe4, Gly-ol]-enkephalin (DAMGO), or a saline control solution...
April 10, 2017: European Journal of Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28394427/opioid-system-and-human-emotions
#19
REVIEW
Lauri Nummenmaa, Lauri Tuominen
Emotions are states of vigilant readiness that guide human and animal behaviour during survival-salient situations. Categorical models of emotions posit neurally and physiologically distinct human basic emotions (anger, fear, disgust, happiness, sadness, and surprise) that govern different survival functions. Opioid receptors are expressed abundantly in the mammalian emotion circuit and the opioid system modulates a multitude of functions related to arousal and motivation. Yet, its specific contribution to different basic emotions has remained poorly understood...
April 10, 2017: British Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28393429/lack-of-analgesic-synergy-of-the-cholecystokinin-receptor-antagonist-proglumide-and-spinal-cord-stimulation-for-the-treatment-of-neuropathic-pain-in-rats
#20
Shinsuke Inoue, Lisa M Johanek, Kathleen A Sluka
OBJECTIVE: Neuropathic pain is difficult to manage and treat. Spinal cord stimulation (SCS) has become an established procedure for treating chronic neuropathic pain that is refractory to pharmacological therapy. In order to achieve better analgesia, a number of studies have evaluated the effectiveness of combining drug therapy with SCS. Cholecystokinin antagonists, such as proglumide, enhance the analgesic efficacy of endogenous opioids in animal models of pain. We previously reported that both systemic and spinal administration of proglumide enhances analgesia produced by both low- and high-frequency transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS)...
April 10, 2017: Neuromodulation: Journal of the International Neuromodulation Society
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