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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092646/ex-vivo-nonviral-gene-delivery-of-%C3%AE-opioid-receptor-to-attenuate-cancer-induced-pain
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Seiichi Yamano, Chi T Viet, Dongmin Dang, Jisen Dai, Shigeru Hanatani, Tadahiro Takayama, Hironori Kasai, Kentaro Imamura, Ron Campbell, Yi Ye, John C Dolan, William Myung Kwon, Stefan D Schneider, Brian L Schmidt
Virus-mediated gene delivery shows promise for the treatment of chronic pain. However, viral vectors have cytotoxicity. To avoid toxicities and limitations of virus-mediated gene delivery, we developed a novel nonviral hybrid vector: HIV-1 Tat peptide sequence modified with histidine and cysteine residues combined with a cationic lipid. The vector has high transfection efficiency with little cytotoxicity in cancer cell lines including HSC-3 (human tongue squamous cell carcinoma) and exhibits differential expression in HSC-3 (∼45-fold) relative to HGF-1 (human gingival fibroblasts) cells...
February 2017: Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28075583/amyloid-fibril-polymorphism-almost-identical-on-the-atomic-level-mesoscopically-very-different
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Carolin Seuring, Joeri Verasdonck, Philippe Ringler, Riccardo Cadalbert, Henning Stahlberg, Anja Böckmann, Beat H Meier, Roland Riek
Amyloid polymorphism of twisted and straight β-endorphin fibril was studied by negative-stain transmission electron microscopy, scanning transmission electron microscopy, and solid-state nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy. While fibrils assembled in the presence of salt form flat, striated ribbons, in the absence of salt they formed mainly twisted filaments. To get insights into their structural differences at the atomic level, 3D solid-state NMR spectra on both fibril types were acquired allowing the detection of the differences in chemical shifts of 13C and 15N atoms in both preparations...
January 11, 2017: Journal of Physical Chemistry. B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28067354/heparin-acts-as-a-structural-component-of-%C3%AE-endorphin-amyloid-fibrils-rather-than-a-simple-aggregation-promoter
#3
N Nespovitaya, P Mahou, R F Laine, G S Kaminski Schierle, C F Kaminski
The aggregation promoter heparin is commonly used to study the aggregation kinetics and biophysical properties of protein amyloids. However, the underlying mechanism for amyloid promotion by heparin remains poorly understood. In the case of the neuropeptide β-endorphin that can reversibly adopt a functional amyloid form in nature, aggregation in the presence of heparin leads to a loss of function. Applying correlative optical super-resolution microscopy methods, we show that heparin incorporates into emerging β-endorphin fibrils forming an integral component and is essential for amyloid templating...
January 9, 2017: Chemical Communications: Chem Comm
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063803/tamoxifen-and-ici-182-780-activate-hypothalamic-g-protein-coupled-estrogen-receptor-1-to-rapidly-facilitate-lordosis-in-female-rats
#4
Nathan Long, Bertha Long, Asma Mana, Dream Le, Lam Nguyen, Sima Chokr, Kevin Sinchak
In the female rat, sexual receptivity (lordosis) can be facilitated by sequential activation of estrogen receptor (ER) α and G protein-coupled estrogen receptor 1 (GPER) by estradiol. In the estradiol benzoate (EB) primed ovariectomized (OVX) rat, EB initially binds to ERα in the plasma membrane that complexes with and transactivates metabotropic glutamate receptor 1a to activate β-endorphin neurons in the arcuate nucleus of the hypothalamus (ARH) that project to the medial preoptic nucleus (MPN). This activates MPN μ-opioid receptors (MOP), inhibiting lordosis...
January 4, 2017: Hormones and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28049076/olfactory-identification-in-patients-with-schizophrenia%C3%A2-%C3%A2-the-influence-of-%C3%AE-endorphin-and-calcitonin-gene-related-peptide-concentrations
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M Urban-Kowalczyk, J Śmigielski, D Strzelecki
BACKGROUND: The relationship between the olfactory system and emotional processing is an area of growing interest in schizophrenia research. Both the orbitofrontal cortex and amygdala are involved in the processing of olfactory information, and olfactory deficits may be also influenced by endogenous opioids and calcitonin gene-related peptide (CGRP), which is probably involved in dopaminergic transmission. However, the relationship between endorphins and dopaminergic transmission has not been fully explored...
December 29, 2016: European Psychiatry: the Journal of the Association of European Psychiatrists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28039905/ultraviolet-a-eye-irradiation-ameliorates-colon-carcinoma-induced-by-azoxymethane-and-dextran-sodium-sulfate-through-%C3%AE-endorphin-and-methionine-enkephalin
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Keiichi Hiramoto, Satoshi Yokoyama, Yurika Yamate
BACKGROUND: We previously reported that ultraviolet (UV) A eye irradiation reduces the ulcerative colitis induced by dextran sodium sulfate (DSS). This study examined the effects of UVA on colon carcinoma induced by azoxymethane (AOM) and DSS. METHODS: We irradiated the eyes of ICR mice with UVA at a dose of 110 kJ/m(2) using an FL20SBLB-A lamp for the experimental period. RESULTS: In mice treated with these drugs, the symptom of colon carcinoma were reduced by UVA eye irradiation...
December 31, 2016: Photodermatology, Photoimmunology & Photomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28002791/chinese-herb-cinobufagin-reduced-cancer-pain-is-associated-with-increased-peripheral-opioids-by-invaded-cd3-4-8-lymphocytes
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Tao Chen, Shenjun Yuan, Xin-Nian Wan, Ling Zhan, Xue-Qin Yu, Jian-Hong Zeng, Hong Li, Wen Zhang, Xiang-Yang Hu, Yi-Fei Ye, Wei Hu
OBJECTIVES: To investigate the mechanism of cinobufagin-reduced cancer pain in mouse cancer pain model and in vitro cell co-culture system. METHODS: Female Kunming mice were randomly divided into 4 groups. One group of animals was set as normal control without any treatment. Other three groups of animals received H22 hepatoma cell inoculation in right hind paw. At day 9 after inoculation, mice in other three groups were injected intraperitoneally once a day for 8 days with the solvent, morphine or cinobufagin, respectively...
December 17, 2016: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27941132/health-outcomes-of-a-series-of-bonny-method-of-guided-imagery-and-music-sessions-a-systematic-review
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Cathy H McKinney, Timothy J Honig
BACKGROUND: The Bonny Method of Guided Imagery and Music (GIM) is a music-centered approach to exploring consciousness for personal growth and transformation. Applications have been reported in a variety of clinical and nonclinical contexts. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to review evidence that a series of Bonny Method of GIM sessions may promote positive health outcomes in adults. METHODS: This systematic review examined randomized and nonrandomized controlled trials and repeated measures designs that reported psychological or physiological outcomes following a series of at least six individual Bonny Method of GIM sessions...
December 8, 2016: Journal of Music Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27912957/acupuncture-and-related-techniques-during-perioperative-period-a-literature-review
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H Volkan Acar
Acupuncture has been used in the Far East for more than 2000 years. Since the early 1970s, this technique has been gaining popularity among Western medical community. A number of studies suggest that its mechanism of effect can be explained in biomedical terms. In this context, a number of transmitters and modulators including beta-endorphin, serotonin, substance P, interleukins, and calcitonin gene-related peptide are released. For that reason, acupuncture can be used in a wide variety of clinical conditions...
December 2016: Complementary Therapies in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894065/evaluation-of-csf-and-plasma-biomarkers-of-brain-melanocortin-activity-in-response-to-caloric-restriction-in-humans
#10
Gabrielle Page-Wilson, Kim T Nguyen, Deniz Atalayer, Kana Meece, Heather A Bainbridge, Judith Korner, Rebecca J Gordon, Sunil K Panigrahi, Anne White, Richard Smiley, Sharon L Wardlaw
The melanocortin neuronal system, which consists of hypothalamic proopiomelanocortin (POMC) and agouti-related protein (AgRP) neurons, is a leptin target that regulates energy balance and metabolism, but studies in humans are limited by a lack of reliable biomarkers to assess brain melanocortin activity. The objective of this study was to measure the POMC prohormone and its processed peptide, β-endorphin (β-EP), in cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) and AgRP in CSF and plasma after calorie restriction to validate their utility as biomarkers of brain melanocortin activity...
January 1, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27885066/effects-in-dogs-with-behavioural-disorders-of-a-commercial-nutraceutical-diet-on-stress-and-neuroendocrine-parameters
#11
S Sechi, A Di Cerbo, S Canello, G Guidetti, F Chiavolelli, F Fiore, R Cocco
The well-being of dogs can be affected by changes in human lifestyle, eating habits and increased stressors that lead to behavioural disorders including fear, hyperactivity and anxiety, followed by negative affective moods and poor welfare. This randomised, controlled clinical evaluation involved 69 dogs, 38 males and 31 females, of different breeds, with behavioural disorders related to anxiety and chronic stress. They were fed a control diet or a nutraceutical diet (ND group) for 45 days. Neuroendocrine (serotonin, dopamine, β-endorphins, noradrenaline and cortisol) and stress (derivatives of reactive oxygen metabolites (dROMs) and biological antioxidant potential (BAP)) parameters related to behavioural disorders were evaluated at the beginning and end of the study period...
January 7, 2017: Veterinary Record
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27878732/endomorphins-and-%C3%AE-endorphin-do-not-affect-heart-tolerance-to-the-pathogenic-effect-of-reperfusion
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A V Mukhomedzyanov, L N Maslov, S Yu Tsibulnikov, J M Pei
Selective agonists of μ1- and μ2-opioid receptors endomorphin-2 and endomorphin-1 injected intravenously in a dose of 4500 nmol/kg in 5 min before coronary blood flow resumption had no effect on cardiac reperfusion damage. Consequently, μ1- and μ2-opioid receptors are not involved in the regulation of heart tolerance to reperfusion injury. Nonselective opioid receptor agonist β-endorphin (100 nmol/kg) also did not affect heart tolerance to the pathogenic effect of reperfusion.
November 2016: Bulletin of Experimental Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27870313/hypothalamic-specific-proopiomelanocortin-deficiency-reduces-alcohol-drinking-in-male-and-female-mice
#13
Yan Zhou, Marcelo Rubinstein, Malcolm J Low, Mary Jeanne Kreek
Opioid receptor antagonist naltrexone reduces alcohol consumption and relapse in both humans and rodents. The present study investigated whether hypothalamic proopiomelanocortin (POMC) neurons (producing beta-endorphin and melanocortins) play a role in alcohol drinking behaviors. Both male and female mice with targeted deletion of two neuronal Pomc enhancers nPE1 and nPE2 (nPE-/-), resulting in hypothalamic-specific POMC deficiency, were studied in short-access (4-h/day) drinking-in-the-dark (DID, alcohol in one bottle), intermittent access (IA, 24-hour cycles of alcohol access every other day, alcohol vs...
November 21, 2016: Genes, Brain, and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27842940/nalmefene-for-the-management-of-alcohol-dependence-review-on-its-pharmacology-mechanism-of-action-and-meta-analysis-on-its-clinical-efficacy
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Karl Mann, Lars Torup, Per Sørensen, Antoni Gual, Robert Swift, Brendan Walker, Wim van den Brink
Nalmefene, a mu- and delta-opioid receptor (MOR, DOR) antagonist and a partial kappa-opioid receptor (KOR) agonist, is approved in the European Union and other countries for the reduction of alcohol consumption in alcohol dependent patients with a high drinking risk level according to WHO ("target population"). This review presents an overview of nalmefene׳s pharmacology, its mechanisms of action and a meta-analysis on its efficacy in reducing alcohol consumption. The review was based on a systematic search of the literature...
December 2016: European Neuropsychopharmacology: the Journal of the European College of Neuropsychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27837406/b-lymphocytes-express-pomc-mrna-processing-enzymes-and-%C3%AE-endorphin-in-painful-inflammation
#15
Santhosh Chandar Maddila, Melanie Busch-Dienstfertig, Christoph Stein
Immune cell-derived beta-endorphin (END) and other opioid peptides elicit potent and clinically relevant inhibition of pain (analgesia) in inflamed tissue by activation of peripheral opioid receptors. Pro-opiomelanocortin (POMC) is the polypeptide precursor of END and is processed by prohormone convertases (PCs). This study aims to decipher the processing of POMC in lymphocyte subsets in a rat model of unilateral painful hindpaw inflammation. Lymphocytes, isolated from popliteal lymph nodes, were separated into B-cells, T-cells, T-helper cells and cytotoxic T-cells using magnetic cell sorting, and were examined by polymerase chain reaction, immunofluorescence and radioimmunoassay...
November 11, 2016: Journal of Neuroimmune Pharmacology: the Official Journal of the Society on NeuroImmune Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27803789/prednison-provokes-serum-and-vasoactive-substances-in-a-mice-model-of-immune-thrombocytopenia
#16
Ling Zhang, Ke Chen, Tiantian Li, Hao He, Li Hou, Xiaoyong Wu, Yanping Sun, Lei Zheng, Zhixiong Chen, Bei Qin, Xinyi Chen, Shaodan Tian
OBJECTIVES: The main objective of this study was to investigate the variations of β-endorphin (β-EP), vasoactive intestinal peptide (VIP), serotonin (5-HT) and norepinephrine (NE) of immune thrombocytopenia (ITP) mice as well as the regulatory mechanism of prednison. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Sixty BALB/c mice were randomly divided into control group, model group and prednison intervention group. ITP mice model was duplicated by injecting with glycoprotein-antiplatelet serum (GP-APS) except in control group...
September 2016: Iranian Journal of Basic Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27759693/giant-basal-cell-carcinomas-express-neuroactive-mediators-and-show-a-high-growth-rate-a-case-control-study-and-meta-analysis-of-etiopathogenic-and-prognostic-factors
#17
Mohammad-Ali Yazdani Abyaneh, Peter Engel, Andrzej Slominski, Bruce Ragsdale, Richard Agag, Daniel Cramer, J Andrew Carlson
BACKGROUND: Giant basal cell carcinomas (GBCCs), (BCC ≥ 5 cm), are often painless, destructive tumors resulting from poorly understood patient neglect. OBJECTIVES: To elucidate etiopathogenic factors distinguishing GBCC from basal cell carcinoma (BCC) and identify predictors for disease-specific death (DSD). METHODS: Case-control study examining clinicopathologic and neuroactive factors (β-endorphin, met-enkephalin, serotonin, adrenocorticotropic hormone, and neurofilament expression) in GBCC and BCC...
October 18, 2016: American Journal of Dermatopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27756648/sexual-dimorphism-of-cardiopulmonary-regulation-in-the-arcuate-nucleus-of-the-hypothalamus
#18
Evelyn H Schlenker
The arcuate nucleus of the hypothalamus (ANH) interacts with other hypothalamic nuclei, forebrain regions, and downstream brain sites to affect autonomic nervous system outflow, energy balance, temperature regulation, sleep, arousal, neuroendocrine function, reproduction, and cardiopulmonary regulation. Compared to studies of other ANH functions, how the ANH regulates cardiopulmonary function is less understood. Importantly, the ANH exhibits structural and functional sexually dimorphic characteristics and contains numerous neuroactive substances and receptors including leptin, neuropeptide Y, glutamate, acetylcholine, endorphins, orexin, kisspeptin, insulin, Agouti-related protein, cocaine and amphetamine-regulated transcript, dopamine, somatostatin, components of renin-angiotensin system and gamma amino butyric acid that modulate physiological functions...
October 15, 2016: Respiratory Physiology & Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27744679/identification-of-the-first-marine-derived-opioid-receptor-balanced-agonist-with-a-signaling-profile-that-resembles-the-endorphins
#19
Tyler A Johnson, Laura Milan-Lobo, Tao Che, Madeline Ferwerda, Eptisam Lambo, Nicole L McIntosh, Fei Li, Li He, Nicholas Lorig-Roach, Phillip Crews, Jennifer Lynne Whistler
Opioid therapeutics are excellent analgesics, whose utility is compromised by dependence. Morphine (1) and its clinically relevant derivatives such as OxyContin® (4), Vicodin® (5) and Dilaudid® (6) are "biased" agonists at the µ opioid receptor (OR), wherein they engage G-protein signaling but poorly engage β-arrestin and the endocytic machinery. In contrast, the endorphins, met-enkephalin (14) and β-endorphin (15), endogenous peptide agonists for ORs, are more potent analgesics then 1, show reduced liability for tolerance and dependence, and engage both G-protein and β-arrestin pathways as "balanced" agonists...
October 17, 2016: ACS Chemical Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27738503/the-acute-effect-of-maximal-exercise-on-plasma-beta-endorphin-levels-in-fibromyalgia-patients
#20
Ali Bidari, Banafsheh Ghavidel-Parsa, Sahar Rajabi, Omid Sanaei, Mehrangiz Toutounchi
BACKGROUND: This study aimed to investigate the effect of strenuous exercise on β-endorphine (β-END) level in fibromyalgia (FM) patients compared to healthy subjects. METHODS: We enrolled 30 FM patients and 15 healthy individuals. All study participants underwent a treadmill exercise test using modified Bruce protocol (M.Bruce). The goal of the test was achieving at least 70% of the predicted maximal heart rate (HRMax). The serum levels of β-END were measured before and after the exercise program...
October 2016: Korean Journal of Pain
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