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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527063/the-role-of-anti-cgrp-antibodies-in-the-pathophysiology-of-primary-headaches
#1
Piero Barbanti, Cinzia Aurilia, Luisa Fofi, Gabriella Egeo, Patrizia Ferroni
Calcitonin gene-related peptide (CGRP), a potent vasodilator and pain-signaling neuropeptide, is a validated therapeutic target for migraine and cluster headache. Four anti-CGRP monoclonal antibodies (mAbs) have been developed, representing the first specific, mechanism-based, migraine prophylactic treatment. CGRP mAbs demonstrated good efficacy coupled to excellent tolerability and safety in 5 phase II clinical trials. Notably, CGRP mAbs induced complete migraine remission in a patients' subset. To date, more than 20 phase III trials using CGRP mAbs for of episodic and chronic migraine and cluster headache prevention are ongoing...
May 2017: Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527055/cluster-headache-present-and-future-therapy
#2
Massimo Leone, Alessandro Giustiniani, Alberto Proietti Cecchini
Cluster headache is characterized by severe, unilateral headache attacks of orbital, supraorbital or temporal pain lasting 15-180 min accompanied by ipsilateral lacrimation, rhinorrhea and other cranial autonomic manifestations. Cluster headache attacks need fast-acting abortive agents because the pain peaks very quickly; sumatriptan injection is the gold standard acute treatment. First-line preventative drugs include verapamil and carbolithium. Other drugs demonstrated effective in open trials include topiramate, valproic acid, gabapentin and others...
May 2017: Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527051/new-treatments-for-headache
#3
Kasra Maasumi, Stewart J Tepper, Alan M Rapoport
Headache disorders are common worldwide and often disabling. Until recently, treatments were borrowed from other branches of neurology and medicine. Monoclonal antibodies targeting calcitonin gene-related peptide (CGRP) ligand and receptor, small molecule CGRP receptor antagonist gepants, serotonin1F agonists, new devices to deliver currently available drugs, and neuromodulation devices have recently been in the forefront of headache treatments that are rather specific for various headache disorders. These novel therapies are changing the field of headache medicine...
May 2017: Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507480/electro-acupuncture-promotes-the-proliferation-of-neural-stem-cells-and-the-survival-of-neurons-by-downregulating-mir-449a-in-rat-with-spinal-cord-injury
#4
Yi Zhu, Yaochi Wu, Rong Zhang
The aim of this study is to investigate the mechanism of electro-acupuncture (EA) on the recovery of injured spinal cord. Rats were randomly divided into normal control, sham-operated, SCI, SCI+EA group and T10 segment spinal cord injury (SCI) rat model was established by the modified Allen's method. After 7 days, the mRNA and protein expression of Nestin, neuron specific nuclear protein (NeuN) and calcitonin gene related peptide (CGRP) were detected by real time RT-PCR, Western blot and immunohistochemistry respectively...
2017: EXCLI journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501979/endocrine-cells-producing-peptide-hormones-in-the-intestine-of-nile-tilapia-distribution-and-effects-of-feeding-and-fasting-on-the-cell-density
#5
Raquel Tatiane Pereira, Thaiza Rodrigues de Freitas, Izabela Regina Cardoso de Oliveira, Leandro Santos Costa, Fabricio Andrés Vigliano, Priscila Vieira Rosa
Endocrine cells (ECs) act as a luminal surveillance system responding to either the presence or absence of food in the gut through the secretion of peptide hormones. The aim of this study was to analyze the effects of feeding and fasting on the EC peptide-specific distribution along the intestine of Nile tilapia. We assessed the density of ECs producing gastrin (GAS), cholecystokinin-8 (CCK-8), neuropeptide Y (NPY), and calcitonin gene-related peptide (CGRP) in nine segments of the intestine using immunohistochemistry...
May 13, 2017: Fish Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28497257/-therapy-of-migranes
#6
D Holle-Lee, S Nägel, C Gaul
In migraine attack treatment analgesics such as nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and triptans can be utilized. The efficacy of acute attack treatment is relevant to prevent migraine chronification. For prophylactic treatment β‑blockers, tricyclic antidepressants, flunarizine, antiepileptics and onabotulinumtoxin A are available. There is evidence that some other substances (e. g. sartans) are also efficacious in this regard. Furthermore, nondrug approaches are essential in migraine therapy. Early education and prophylactic treatment of patients at risk may prevent from medication overuse headache...
May 11, 2017: Der Nervenarzt
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28492437/continuous-intrathecal-infusion-of-cannabinoid-receptor-agonists-attenuates-nerve-ligation-induced-pain-in-rats
#7
Sheng-Jie Shiue, Hsien-Yu Peng, Chung-Ren Lin, Shih-Wei Wang, Ruey-Horng Rau, Jen-Kun Cheng
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Cannabinoid receptors (CB1R/CB2R) are known to play important roles in pain transmission. In this study, we investigated the effects of continuous intrathecal infusion of CB1/2R agonists in the L5/6 spinal nerve ligation pain model. METHODS: Under isoflurane anesthesia, rats received nerve ligation and intrathecal catheter connected to an infusion pump. After surgery, saline (1 μL/h), CB1/2R agonist WIN55,212-2, CB1R agonist ACEA, or CB2R agonist AM1241 (1 μmol/h) was given intrathecally for 7 days...
May 10, 2017: Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28488307/baicalin-alleviates-nitroglycerin-induced-migraine-in-rats-via-the-trigeminovascular-system
#8
Yu-Yao Sun, Wen-Jun Zhang, Cui-Lan Dong, Xiao-Fan Zhang, Jun Ji, Xue Wang, Ling Wang, Wan-Li Hu, Wen-Juan Du, Cheng-Long Cui, Chun-Feng Zhang, Fei Li, Chong-Zhi Wang, Chun-Su Yuan
Migraine is a common neurological disorder with a serious impact on quality of life. The aim of this study was to explore the effect of baicalin on nitroglycerin-induced migraine rats. We carried out a behavioral research within 2 h post-nitroglycerin injection, and blood samples were drawn for measurements of nitric oxide (NO), calcitonin gene-related peptide, and endothelin (ET) levels. Immunohistochemistry was adopted to detect the activation of C-fos immunoreactive neurons in periaqueductal gray. The number, area size, and integrated optical density of C-fos positive cells were measured using Image-Pro Plus...
May 10, 2017: Phytotherapy Research: PTR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28487985/gardenia-jasminoides-has-therapeutic-effects-on-l%C3%A2-nna%C3%A2-induced-hypertension-in%C3%A2-vivo
#9
Shaocheng Chen, Peng Sun, Xin Zhao, Ruokun Yi, Jun Qian, Yanhong Shi, Rui Wang
Gardenia jasminoides is a plant that has been used in traditional Chinese medicine. It has four key active components (genipin gentiobioside, geniposide, crocin 1 and crocin 2). The aim of the present study was to determine the anti‑hypertension effects of Gardenia jasminoidesin vivo. The chemical composition of Gardenia jasminoides was determined using liquid chromatography. The anti‑hypertensive effects of Gardenia jasminoides were determined by a L‑NG‑nitroarginine (L‑NNA)‑induced hypertension animal model...
June 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28485848/the-trigeminovascular-pathway-role-of-cgrp-and-cgrp-receptors-in-migraine
#10
REVIEW
Lars Edvinsson
The trigeminal ganglion plays a key role in primary headache pathophysiology. Calcitonin gene-related peptide (CGRP) and CGRP receptors are expressed in trigeminal neurons that form C-fibers and A-fibers, respectively. In acute migraine and cluster headache attacks, there is release of CGRP into the cranial venous outflow. In addition, intravenous CGRP can induce migraine-like symptoms in migraine patients. These findings led to the development of anti-migraine therapies that inhibit CGRP action. Currently, CGRP receptor antagonists, the gepants, and monoclonal antibodies towards CGRP and the CGRP receptor are all showing positive relief of acute and chronic migraine in clinical trials...
May 2017: Headache
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28485843/amylin
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REVIEW
Debbie L Hay
Amylin is a 37 amino acid peptide hormone that is closely related to calcitonin gene-related peptide (CGRP). Amylin and CGRP share a receptor and are reported to have several similar biological actions. Given the important role of CGRP in migraine and intense efforts to develop drugs against this target, it is important to consider potential areas of overlap between the amylin and CGRP systems. This short review provides a brief introduction to amylin biology, the use of an amylin analog to treat diabetes, and consideration of whether amylin could have any role in headache disorders...
May 2017: Headache
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28485773/curcumin-alleviates-lumbar-radiculopathy-by-reducing-neuroinflammation-oxidative-stress-and-nociceptive-factors
#12
L Xiao, M Ding, A Fernandez, P Zhao, L Jin, X Li
Current non-surgical treatments for lumbar radiculopathy [e.g. epidural steroids and Tumour necrosis factor-α (TNF-α) antagonists] are neither effective nor safe. As a non-toxic natural product, curcumin possesses an exceptional anti-inflammatory profile. We hypothesised that curcumin alleviates lumbar radiculopathy by attenuating neuroinflammation, oxidative stress and nociceptive factors. In a dorsal root ganglion (DRG) culture, curcumin effectively inhibited TNF-α-induced neuroinflammation, in a dose-dependent manner, as shown by mRNA and protein expression of IL-6 and COX-2...
May 9, 2017: European Cells & Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28479104/behavioral-study-of-a-rat-model-of-migraine-induced-by-cgrp
#13
Gang Yao, Qian Huang, Min Wang, Chun-Li Yang, Cai-Fen Liu, Ting-Min Yu
Migraine is a debilitating disorder characterized by recurrent headache arising from neurovascular dysfunction. Despite recent progress in migraine research, the exact mechanisms underpinning migraine are poorly understood. Furthermore, it is difficult to develop an animal model of migraine that resembles all symptoms of patients. In this study, we established a novel animal model of migraine induced by epidural injection of calcitonin gene-related peptide (CGRP), and examined climbing hutch behavior, facial-grooming behavior, body-grooming behavior, freezing behavior, resting behavior, and ipsilateral hindpaw facial grooming behavior of rats following CGRP injection...
May 4, 2017: Neuroscience Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28474579/effects-of-swimming-exercise-on-nerve-regeneration-in-a-rat-sciatic-nerve-transection-model
#14
Chien-Fu Liao, Tse-Yen Yang, Yung-Hsiang Chen, Chun-Hsu Yao, Tzong-Der Way, Yueh-Sheng Chen
BACKGROUND: Swimming is commonly considered to be an efficient rehabilitation exercise to treat peripheral nerve injury. However, the most effective resistance level and exercise duration is still unclear. We investigated the effects and mechanisms of swimming at various exertion levels in a rat sciatic nerve transection model. METHODS: Sciatic nerve transection rats were randomized into the following four groups based on swimming duration (from the 7th day to the 28th day post-surgery): sedentary control group (SC), S10 group (10 min/3 times/week), S20 group (20 min/3 times/week), and S30 group (30 min/3 times/week) (n = 10 each)...
March 2017: BioMedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28470555/cgrp-8-37-enhances-lipopolysaccharide-induced-acute-lung-injury-and-regulating-aquaporin-1-and-5-expressions-in-rats
#15
Fu Hong-Min, Huangfu Chun-Rong, Zheng Rui, Su Li-Na, Wang Ya-Jun, Li Li
Calcitonin gene-related peptide (CGRP) has been shown to play important roles in biological functions. However, there is very little evidence on the value of CGRP in lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-induced acute lung injury/acute respiratory distress syndrome (ALI/ARDS). Therefore, this study aimed to investigate the role of CGRP in LPS-induced ALI in rats. In the experiment, Sprague-Dawley (SD) rats were randomized into control, an antagonist of α-calcitonin gene-related peptide receptor (CGRP8-37), LPS groups, and CGRP8-37 + LPS groups...
May 4, 2017: Journal of Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28466657/a-review-on-potential-involvement-of-trpv1-channels-in-ischemia-reperfusion-injury
#16
Puneet Kaur Randhawa, Amteshwar Singh Jaggi
Besides functioning as thermosensors, transient receptor potential vanilloid 1 (TRPV1) channels play a pivotal role in ischemia-reperfusion injury. Transient receptor potential vanilloid 1 channel activation attenuates ischemia-reperfusion-induced injury in various organs including the heart, lungs, kidneys, and the brain. Transient receptor potential vanilloid 1 channels are expressed on the sensory neurons innervating the myocardium, ventricles of the heart, epicardial surface of the heart, endothelial cells, and the vascular smooth muscle cells...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Pharmacology and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28460892/safety-and-efficacy-of-erenumab-for-preventive-treatment-of-chronic-migraine-a-randomised-double-blind-placebo-controlled-phase-2-trial
#17
Stewart Tepper, Messoud Ashina, Uwe Reuter, Jan L Brandes, David Doležil, Stephen Silberstein, Paul Winner, Dean Leonardi, Daniel Mikol, Robert Lenz
BACKGROUND: The calcitonin gene-related peptide (CGRP) pathway is important in migraine pathophysiology. We assessed the efficacy and safety of erenumab, a fully human monoclonal antibody against the CGRP receptor, in patients with chronic migraine. METHODS: This was a phase 2, randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled, multicentre study of erenumab for adults aged 18-65 years with chronic migraine, enrolled from 69 headache and clinical research centres in North America and Europe...
April 28, 2017: Lancet Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28460791/first-study-on-the-peptidergic-innervation-of-the-brain-superior-sagittal-sinus-in-humans
#18
Simone Sampaolo, Giovanna Liguori, Alfredo Vittoria, Filomena Napolitano, Luca Lombardi, Javier Figols, Mariarosa Anna Beatrice Melone, Teresa Esposito, Giuseppe Di Iorio
The superior sagittal sinus (SSS) of the mammalian brain is a pain-sensitive intracranial vessel thought to play a role in the pathogenesis of migraine headaches. Here, we aimed to investigate the presence and the potential co-localization of some neurotransmitters in the human SSS. Immunohistochemical and double-labeling immunofluorescence analyses were applied to paraformaldehyde-fixed, paraffin-embedded, coronal sections of the SSS. Protein extraction and Western blotting technique were performed on the same material to confirm the morphological data...
April 24, 2017: Neuropeptides
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28457632/low-intensity-pulsed-ultrasound-induced-spinal-fusion-is-coupled-with-enhanced-calcitonin-gene-related-peptide-expression-in-rat-model
#19
Xiao-Yi Zhou, Xi-Ming Xu, Sui-Yi Wu, Fei Wang, Zi-Cheng Zhang, Yi-Lin Yang, Ming Li, Xian-Zhao Wei
Low-intensity pulsed ultrasound (LIPUS) has been found to accelerate fracture healing. In this study, we analyzed the role of calcitonin gene-related peptide (CGRP) in a rat spinal fusion model treated with LIPUS. The results revealed that LIPUS significantly increases bone formation, and the process was coupled with elevated CGRP innervation. CGRP was located in fibrous tissue, closely surrounding the allograft and newly formed cartilage. The density of CGRP peaked at week 3 after surgery in both the control (non-LIPUS-treated) and LIPUS-treated groups...
April 27, 2017: Ultrasound in Medicine & Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28456437/spinal-neuropeptide-modulation-functional-assessment-and-cartilage-lesions-in-a-monosodium-iodoacetate-rat-model-of-osteoarthritis
#20
Colombe Otis, Martin Guillot, Maxim Moreau, Johanne Martel-Pelletier, Jean-Pierre Pelletier, Francis Beaudry, Eric Troncy
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Characterising the temporal evolution of changes observed in pain functional assessment, spinal neuropeptides and cartilage lesions of the joint after chemical osteoarthritis (OA) induction in rats. METHODS AND RESULTS: On day (D) 0, OA was induced by an IA injection of monosodium iodoacetate (MIA). Rats receiving 2mg MIA were temporally assessed at D3, D7, D14 and D21 for the total spinal cord concentration of substance P (SP), calcitonin gene related-peptide (CGRP), bradykinin (BK) and somatostatin (STT), and for severity of cartilage lesions...
April 24, 2017: Neuropeptides
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