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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29225040/differential-neuromodulatory-role-of-endocannabinoids-in-the-rodent-trigeminal-sensory-ganglion-and-cerebral-cortex-relevant-to-pain-processing
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Francesca Eroli, Inge C M Loonen, Arn M J M van den Maagdenberg, Else A Tolner, Andrea Nistri
Endocannabinoids are suggested to control pain, even though their clinical use is not fully validated and the underlying mechanisms are incompletely understood. To clarify the targets of endocannabinoid actions, we studied how activation of the endocannabinoid CB1 receptor (CB1R) affects neuronal responses in two in vitro preparations of rodents, namely the trigeminal sensory ganglion (TG) in culture and a coronal slice of the cerebral cortex. On TG small-medium size neurons, we tested whether submicromolar concentrations of the endogenous CB1R agonist anandamide (AEA) modulated inhibitory GABAA receptors and excitatory ATP-gated P2X3 receptors...
December 7, 2017: Neuropharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29169951/regulation-of-noradrenergic-and-serotonergic-systems-by-cannabinoids-relevance-to-cannabinoid-induced-effects
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REVIEW
Aitziber Mendiguren, Erik Aostri, Joseba Pineda
The cannabinoid system is composed of Gi/o protein-coupled cannabinoid type 1 receptor (CB1) and cannabinoid type 2 (CB2) receptor and endogenous compounds. The CB1 receptor is widely distributed in the central nervous system (CNS) and it is involved in the regulation of common physiological functions. At the neuronal level, the CB1 receptor is mainly placed at GABAergic and glutamatergic axon terminals, where it modulates excitatory and inhibitory synapses. To date, the involvement of CB2 receptor in the regulation of neurotransmission in the CNS has not been clearly shown...
November 20, 2017: Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29167401/acetaminophen-relieves-inflammatory-pain-through-cb1-cannabinoid-receptors-in-the-rostral-ventromedial-medulla
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Pascal P Klinger-Gratz, William T Ralvenius, Elena Neumann, Ako Kato, Rita Nyilas, Zsolt Lele, István Katona, Hanns Ulrich Zeilhofer
Acetaminophen (paracetamol) is a widely used analgesic and antipyretic drug with only incompletely understood mechanisms of action. Previous work, using models of acute nociceptive pain, indicated that analgesia by acetaminophen involves an indirect activation of CB1 receptors by the acetaminophen metabolite and endocannabinoid re-uptake inhibitor AM 404. However, the contribution of the cannabinoid system to anti-hyperalgesia against inflammatory pain, the main indication of acetaminophen, and the precise site of the relevant CB1 receptors have remained elusive...
November 22, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29160600/current-evidence-of-cannabinoid-based-analgesia-obtained-in-preclinical-and-human-experimental-settings
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REVIEW
J Lötsch, I Weyer-Menkhoff, I Tegeder
Cannabinoids have a long record of recreational and medical use and become increasingly approved for pain therapy. This development is based on preclinical and human experimental research summarized in this review. Cannabinoid CB1 receptors are widely expressed throughout the nociceptive system. Their activation by endogenous or exogenous cannabinoids modulates the release of neurotransmitters. This is reflected in antinociceptive effects of cannabinoids in preclinical models of inflammatory, cancer and neuropathic pain, and by nociceptive hypersensitivity of cannabinoid receptor-deficient mice...
November 21, 2017: European Journal of Pain: EJP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145497/rare-genetic-variants-in-the-endocannabinoid-system-genes-cnr1-and-dagla-are-associated-with-neurological-phenotypes-in-humans
#5
Douglas R Smith, Christine M Stanley, Theodore Foss, Richard G Boles, Kevin McKernan
Rare genetic variants in the core endocannabinoid system genes CNR1, CNR2, DAGLA, MGLL and FAAH were identified in molecular testing data from 6,032 patients with a broad spectrum of neurological disorders. The variants were evaluated for association with phenotypes similar to those observed in the orthologous gene knockouts in mice. Heterozygous rare coding variants in CNR1, which encodes the type 1 cannabinoid receptor (CB1), were found to be significantly associated with pain sensitivity (especially migraine), sleep and memory disorders-alone or in combination with anxiety-compared to a set of controls without such CNR1 variants...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29127599/cb1-receptors-mediated-inhibition-of-atp-induced-ca-2-i-increase-in-cultured-rat-spinal-dorsal-horn-neurons
#6
Jingdong Long, Xiaolu Lei, Meiyun Chen, Shulei Yang, Tao Sun, Junwei Zeng, Deqian Yu, Hong Tian, Xiaohong Liu
Spinal cannabinoid receptor 1 (CB1R) and purinergic P2X receptors (P2XR) play a critical role in the process of pathological pain. Both CB1R and P2XR are expressed in spinal dorsal horn (DH) neurons. It is not clear whether CB1 receptor activation modulates the function of P2X receptor channels within dorsal horn. For this reason, we observed the effect of CP55940 (cannabinoid receptor agonist) on ATP-induced Ca(2+) mobilization in cultured rat DH neurons. The changes of intracellular calcium concentration ([Ca(2+)]i) were detected with confocal laser scanning microscopy using fluo-4/AM as a calcium fluorescent indicator...
November 10, 2017: Neurochemical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29111112/anti-migraine-effect-of-%C3%A2-9-tetrahydrocannabinol-in-the-female-rat
#7
Ram Kandasamy, Cole T Dawson, Rebecca M Craft, Michael M Morgan
Current anti-migraine treatments have limited efficacy and many side effects. Although anecdotal evidence suggests that marijuana is useful for migraine, this hypothesis has not been tested in a controlled experiment. Thus, the present study tested whether administration of ∆(9)-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) produces anti-migraine effects in the female rat. Microinjection of the TRPA1 agonist allyl isothiocyanate (AITC) onto the dura mater produced migraine-like pain for 3h as measured by depression of home cage wheel running...
October 28, 2017: European Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29108858/increased-expression-of-type-1-cannabinoid-cb1-receptor-among-patients-with-rotator-cuff-lesions-and-shoulder-stiffness
#8
Shu-Jui Kuo, Feng-Sheng Wang, Jih-Yang Ko, Chih-Hsin Tang, Ka-Kit Siu, Ya-Hung Hsu, Tsai-Chen Tsai
BACKGROUND: Shoulder stiffness is a disease manifested by pain, limited range of motion, and functional disability. The inflammatory and fibrosis processes play a substantial role in the pathogenesis of shoulder stiffness. The CB1 receptor has been recognized to mediate the processes of pathologic fibrosis. This study investigated the role of the CB1 pathway in pathogenesis of rotator cuff lesions with shoulder stiffness. METHODS: All of the patients undergoing repair surgery for rotator cuff lesions were recruited and subcategorized into subjects with and without shoulder stiffness...
November 3, 2017: Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29046638/blockade-of-cannabinoid-cb1-receptors-in-the-dorsal-periaqueductal-gray-unmasks-the-antinociceptive-effect-of-local-injections-of-anandamide-in-mice
#9
Diego C Mascarenhas, Karina S Gomes, Tatiani Sorregotti, Ricardo L Nunes-de-Souza
Divergent results in pain management account for the growing number of studies aiming at elucidating the pharmacology of the endocannabinoid/endovanilloid anandamide (AEA) within several pain-related brain structures. For instance, the stimulation of both Transient Receptor Potential Vanilloid type 1 (TRPV1) and Cannabinoid type 1 (CB1) receptors led to paradoxical effects on nociception. Here, we attempted to propose a clear and reproducible methodology to achieve the antinociceptive effect of exogenous AEA within the dorsal periaqueductal gray (dPAG) of mice exposed to the tail-flick test...
2017: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29017758/in-vitro-and-in-vivo-pharmacological-characterization-of-asp8477-a-novel-highly-selective-fatty-acid-amide-hydrolase-inhibitor
#10
Tomonari Watabiki, Noriko Tsuji, Tetsuo Kiso, Tohru Ozawa, Fumie Narazaki, Shuichiro Kakimoto
Although exogenous agonists for cannabinoid (CB) receptors are clinically effective for treating chronic pain, global activation of brain CB receptors causes frequent central nervous system (CNS) side-effects. Fatty acid amide hydrolase (FAAH) is a primary catabolic enzyme for anandamide (AEA), an endogenous CB. Recently, we discovered a novel FAAH inhibitor, 3-pyridyl 4-(phenylcarbamoyl)piperidine-1-carboxylate (ASP8477). In vitro studies demonstrated that ASP8477 inhibited human FAAH-1, FAAH-1 (P129T) and FAAH-2 activity with IC50 values of 3...
November 15, 2017: European Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28980210/photobiomodulation-therapy-improves-acute-inflammatory-response-in-mice-the-role-of-cannabinoid-receptors-atp-sensitive-k-channel-p38-mapk-signalling-pathway
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Laís M S Neves, Elaine C D Gonçalves, Juliana Cavalli, Graziela Vieira, Larissa R Laurindo, Róli R Simões, Igor S Coelho, Adair R S Santos, Alexandre M Marcolino, Maíra Cola, Rafael C Dutra
Although photobiomodulation therapy (PBM) has been applied clinically for the treatment of pain and inflammation, wound healing, sports and soft tissue injuries, as well as to repair injured spinal cords and peripheral nerves, it remains unclear which molecular substrates (receptor) are implicated in the cellular mechanisms of PBM. Here, we reported that PBM (660 nm, 30 mW, 0.06 cm(2), 50 J/cm(2), plantar irradiation) significantly inhibited carrageenan-induced paw oedema, but not noxious thermal response, through positive modulation to both CB1 and CB2 cannabinoid receptors...
October 4, 2017: Molecular Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28975684/salvinorin-a-reduces-neuropathic-nociception-in-the-insular-cortex-of-the-rat
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U Coffeen, A Canseco-Alba, K Simón-Arceo, A Almanza, F Mercado, M León-Olea, F Pellicer
BACKGROUND: Neuropathic pain is one of the most important challenges in public health. The search for novel treatments is important for an adequate relief without adverse effects. In this sense salvinorin A (SA), the main diterpene of the medicinal plant Salvia divinorum is an important antinociceptive compound, which acts as a potent agonist of kappa opioid receptor (KOR) and cannabinoid CB1 receptors. METHODS: We evaluated nociceptive responses in a neuropathic pain model induced by the sciatic nerve ligature (SNL) in the right hind paw, after the microinjection of SA, Salvinorin B (SB), KOR and CB1 antagonists directly in the insular cortex (IC) in male wistar rats...
October 4, 2017: European Journal of Pain: EJP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28967368/is-cannabis-an-effective-treatment-for-joint-pain
#13
REVIEW
Richard J Miller, Rachel E Miller
Cannabis has been used to treat pain for thousands of years. However, since the early part of the 20th century, laws restricting cannabis use have limited its evaluation using modern scientific criteria. Over the last decade, the situation has started to change because of the increased availability of cannabis in the United States for either medical or recreational purposes, making it important to provide the public with accurate information as to the effectiveness of the drug for joint pain among other indications...
September 2017: Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28963716/the-monoacylglycerol-lipase-inhibitor-kml29-with-gabapentin-synergistically-produces-analgesia-in-mice
#14
Molly S Crowe, Catheryn D Wilson, Emma Leishman, Paul L Prather, Heather B Bradshaw, Matthew L Banks, Steven G Kinsey
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Gabapentin (GBP) is commonly prescribed for nerve pain but may also cause dizziness, sedation, and gait disturbances. Similarly, inhibition of the endogenous cannabinoid enzyme monoacylglycerol lipase (MAGL) has antinociceptive and anti-inflammatory properties, but also induces sedation in mice at high doses. To limit these side effects, the present study investigated the analgesic effects of coadministering a MAGL inhibitor with GBP. EXPERIMENTAL APPROACH: Mice subjected to the chronic constriction injury (CCI) model of neuropathic pain were administered the MAGL inhibitor KML29 (1-40 mg kg(-1) , i...
September 29, 2017: British Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28952976/effects-of-morphine-cp55940-mixtures-on-an-impulsive-choice-task-in-rhesus-monkeys
#15
Vanessa Minervini, Charles P France
µ-Opioid receptor agonists are commonly used to treat pain despite their adverse effects. In preclinical studies, cannabinoid receptor agonists increase the potency of opioids for producing antinociceptive but not reinforcing effects. It is unknown whether other adverse effects of these drugs, such as impairment of complex behavior, are enhanced by their co-administration. This study characterized the effects of morphine (µ-opioid receptor agonist; 0.32-5.6 mg/kg, subcutaneously) and CP55940 (CB1/CB2 cannabinoid receptor agonist; 0...
September 25, 2017: Behavioural Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28947487/cannabinoid-cb1-discrimination-effects-of-endocannabinoids-and-catabolic-enzyme-inhibitors
#16
Michael Z Leonard, Shakiru O Alapafuja, Lipin Ji, Vidyanand G Shukla, Yingpeng Liu, Spyros P Nikas, Alexandros Makriyannis, Jack Bergman, Brian D Kangas
An improved understanding of the endocannabinoid system has provided new avenues of drug discovery and development toward the management of pain and other behavioral maladies. Exogenous cannabinoid type 1 (CB1) receptor agonists such as Δ(9)-tetrahydrocannabinol are increasingly used for their medicinal actions; however, their utility is constrained by concern regarding abuse-related subjective effects. This has led to growing interest in the clinical benefit of indirectly enhancing the activity of the highly labile endocannabinoids N-arachidonoylethanolamine [AEA (or anandamide)] and/or 2-arachidonoylglycerol (2-AG) via catabolic enzyme inhibition...
December 2017: Journal of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28942644/an-endocannabinoid-uptake-inhibitor-from-black-pepper-exerts-pronounced-anti-inflammatory-effects-in-mice
#17
Inés Reynoso-Moreno, Israel Najar-Guerrero, Noé Escareño, Mario Eduardo Flores-Soto, Jürg Gertsch, Juan Manuel Viveros-Paredes
Guineensine is a dietary N-isobutylamide widely present in black and long pepper (Piper nigrum and Piper longum) previously shown to inhibit cellular endocannabinoid uptake. Given the role of endocannabinoids in inflammation and pain reduction, here we evaluated guineensine in mouse models of acute and inflammatory pain and endotoxemia. Significant dose-dependent anti-inflammatory effects (95.6 ± 3.1% inhibition of inflammatory pain at 2.5 mg/kg ip and 50.0 ± 15.9% inhibition of edema formation at 5 mg/kg ip) and acute analgesia (66...
October 25, 2017: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930612/genetic-addiction-risk-score-gars-%C3%A2-a-predictor-of-vulnerability-to-opioid-dependence
#18
Kenneth Blum, Amanda L C Chen, Panayotis K Thanos, Marcelo Febo, Zsolt Demetrovics, Kristina Dushaj, Abraham Kovoor, David Baron, David E Smith, Alphonso Kenison Roy III, Lyle Fried, Thomas J H Chen, Edwin Chapman, Edward J Modestino, Bruce Steinberg, Rajendra D Badgaiyan
The interaction of neurotransmitters and genes that control the release of dopamine is the Brain Reward Cascade (BRC). Variations within the BRC, whether genetic or epigenetic, may predispose individuals to addictive behaviors and altered pain tolerance. This discussion authored by a group of concerned scientists and clinicians examines the Genetic Addiction Risk Score (GARS), the first test to accurately predict vulnerability to pain, addiction, and other compulsive behaviors, defined as Reward Deficiency Syndrome (RDS)...
January 1, 2018: Frontiers in Bioscience (Elite Edition)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917977/the-role-of-the-endocannabinoid-system-in-the-antihyperalgesic-effect-of-cedrus-atlantica-essential-oil-inhalation-in-a-mouse-model-of-postoperative-pain
#19
Aline Armiliato Emer, Nathalia Nahas Donatello, Ana Paula Batisti, Luiz Augusto Oliveira Belmonte, Adair R S Santos, Daniel F Martins
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Cedar is part of the phylum of conifers, and it's essential oil has been used for therapeutic purposes since ancient times. In our previous study, we have demonstrated that the inhalation of the Cedrus atlantica essential oil (CaEO) induces an antihyperalgesic effect in a model of postoperative pain. But the mechanism that underlies this effect is not yet fully known. AIM OF THE STUDY: This study investigates the involvement of the endocannabinoid system in the antihyperalgesic effect produced by the inhalation of CaEO in a post operative pain model...
September 14, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914627/antinociceptive-effects-of-jwh015-in-female-and-male-rats
#20
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
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