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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916246/pre-clinical-toxicology-considerations-for-vaccine-development
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Nabil Al-Humadi
Vaccine development requires pre-clinical toxicology studies, following good laboratory practice (GLP), before first in human (phase I) use. Many factors are critical in the final outcome of any pre-clinical toxicology study. The study design is one of these critical factors and should be carefully planned to avoid any false negative and/or false positive results. Preparation is another most critical factor in a successful study. Major changes in any procedure during the course of study should be avoided by all means...
September 12, 2017: Vaccine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28911622/sedative-and-hypnotic-effects-of-supercritical-carbon-dioxide-fluid-extraction-from-schisandra-chinensis-in-mice
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Hongyan Zhu, Lina Zhang, Guoli Wang, Zhongmei He, Yan Zhao, Yonghua Xu, Yugang Gao, Lianxue Zhang
Schisandra chinensis is a traditional Chinese medicine that has been used for treating insomnia and neurasthenia for centuries. Lignans, which are considered to be the bioactive components, are apt to be extracted by supercritical carbon dioxide. This study was conducted to investigate the sedative and hypnotic activities of the supercritical carbon dioxide fluid extraction of S. chinensis (SFES) in mice and the possible mechanisms. SFES exhibited an obvious sedative effect on shortening the locomotor activity in mice in a dose-dependent (10-200 mg/kg) manner...
October 2016: Journal of Food and Drug Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28905718/physiologic-behavioral-and-histologic-responses-to-various-euthanasia-methods-in-c57bl-6ntac-male-mice
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Gregory P Boivin, Michael A Bottomley, Patricia A Schiml, Lori Goss, Nadja Grobe
Rodent euthanasia using exposure to increasing concentrations of CO2 has come under scrutiny due to concerns of potential pain during the euthanasia process. Alternatives to CO2, such as isoflurane and barbiturates, have been proposed as more humane methods of euthanasia. In this study, we examined 3 commonly used euthanasia methods in mice: intraperitoneal injection of pentobarbital-phenytoin solution, CO2 inhalation, and isoflurane anesthesia followed by CO2 inhalation. We hypothesized that pentobarbital-phenytoin euthanasia would cause fewer alterations in cardiovascular response, result in less behavioral evidence of pain or stress, and produce lower elevations in ACTH than would the isoflurane and CO2 methods, which we hypothesized would not differ in regard to these parameters...
January 1, 2017: Journal of the American Association for Laboratory Animal Science: JAALAS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28902674/disruption-of-hippocampal-multisynaptic-networks-by-general-anesthetics
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Min-Ching Kuo, L Stan Leung
BACKGROUND: Previous studies showed that synaptic transmission is affected by general anesthetics, but an anesthetic dose response in freely moving animals has not been done. The hippocampus provides a neural network for the evaluation of isoflurane and pentobarbital on multisynaptic transmission that is relevant to memory function. METHODS: Male Long-Evans rats were implanted with multichannel and single electrodes in the hippocampus. Spontaneous local field potentials and evoked field potentials were recorded in freely behaving rats before (baseline) and after various doses of isoflurane (0...
September 12, 2017: Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28884085/anti-anxiety-and-hypnotic-effects-of-ethanolic-and-aqueous-extracts-of-lippia-citriodora-leaves-and-verbascoside-in-mice
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Bibi Marjan Razavi, Naser Zargarani, Hossein Hosseinzadeh
OBJECTIVES: The extract of Lippia citriodora and its main component, verbascoside, are known for their hypnotic effects in traditional medicine. In this study, the anxiolytic and hypnotic effects of L. citriodora leave extracts and verbascoside were evaluated in mice. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Animals were divided into 11 groups of six mice each. Group I received normal saline, Group II received Diazepam (2 mg/kg) as positive control, Groups III, IV and V received L...
July 2017: Avicenna Journal of Phytomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28864241/theacrine-a-purine-alkaloid-from-camellia-assamica-var-kucha-with-a-hypnotic-property-via-the-adenosine-system
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Haoyi Qiao, Xiansheng Ye, Xiaoyu Bai, Jun He, Tingli Li, Jia Zhang, Weiku Zhang, Jiekun Xu
Theacrine (l,3,7,9-tetramethyluric acid), a purine alkaloid from Camellia assamica var. kucha, has diverse pharmacological properties, including sedative and hypnotic activities, anti-inflammatory and analgesic activities, antidepressant effects, and a protective effect against stress-provoked liver damage. The present study aims to investigate the possible mechanism of the hypnotic activity of theacrine. The results revealed that theacrine significantly enhanced pentobarbital-induced sleep at a dose of 3.0mg/kg (i...
August 31, 2017: Neuroscience Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28857763/competitive-antagonism-of-anesthetic-action-at-the-%C3%AE-aminobutyric-acid-type-a-receptor-by-a-novel-etomidate-analog-with-low-intrinsic-efficacy
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Celena Ma, Ervin Pejo, Megan McGrath, Selwyn S Jayakar, Xiaojuan Zhou, Keith W Miller, Jonathan B Cohen, Douglas E Raines
BACKGROUND: The authors characterized the γ-aminobutyric acid type A receptor pharmacology of the novel etomidate analog naphthalene-etomidate, a potential lead compound for the development of anesthetic-selective competitive antagonists. METHODS: The positive modulatory potencies and efficacies of etomidate and naphthalene-etomidate were defined in oocyte-expressed α1β3γ2L γ-aminobutyric acid type A receptors using voltage clamp electrophysiology. Using the same technique, the ability of naphthalene-etomidate to reduce currents evoked by γ-aminobutyric acid alone or γ-aminobutyric acid potentiated by etomidate, propofol, pentobarbital, and diazepam was quantified...
August 29, 2017: Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28839381/anti-epileptic-effects-of-valepotriate-isolated-from-valeriana-jatamansi-jones-and-its-possible-mechanisms
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An Wu, Xia Ye, Qiang Huang, Wei-Min Dai, Jian-Min Zhang
OBJECTIVE: This work aimed to investigate the anti-epileptic effects of valepotriate isolated from Valeriana jatamansi Jones and studied its possible mechanisms. METHODS: The anti-epileptic effects of valepotriate were studied using maximal electroshock-induced seizure (MES), pentylenetetrazole (PTZ)-induced epilepsy, and pentobarbital sodium-induced sleeping model in mice. The possible anti-epileptic mechanisms of valepotriate were investigated by analyzing the expressions of GABAA, GABAB, glutamic acid decarboxylase (GAD65), Bcl-2, and caspase-3 in the brain using Western blot assay...
July 2017: Pharmacognosy Magazine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821646/location-of-the-mesopontine-neurons-responsible-for-maintanance-of-anesthetic-loss-of-consciousness
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Anne Minert, Shai-Lee Yatziv, Marshall Devor
The transition from wakefulness to general anesthesia is widely attributed to suppressive actions of anesthetic molecules distributed by the systemic circulation to the cerebral cortex (for amnesia and loss-of-consciousness) and to the spinal cord (for atonia and antinociception). An alternative hypothesis proposes that anesthetics act on one or more brainstem or diencephalic nuclei, with suppression of cortex and spinal cord mediated by dedicated axonal pathways. We previously documented induction of an anesthesia-like state in rats by microinjection of small amounts of GABAA-R agonists into an upper brainstem region named the mesopontine tegmental anesthesia area(MPTA)...
August 16, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807216/early-resuscitation-with-exendin-4-alleviates-acute-lung-injury-after-hemorrhagic-shock-in-rats
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Xiang Song, Gan Chen, Xin Luo, Guoxing You, Yujing Yin, Ying Wang, Lian Zhao, Hong Zhou
BACKGROUND: Oxidative stress induced by hemorrhagic shock (HS) is known to initiate a systemic inflammatory response, which leads to subsequent acute lung injury. This study is aimed to assess the efficacy of exendin-4 (Ex-4) in attenuating lung injury in a rat model of HS and resuscitation (HS/R). METHODS: HS was induced in sodium pentobarbital-anesthetized adult male Wistar rats by withdrawing blood to maintain a mean arterial pressure of 30-35 mm Hg for 50 min...
August 2017: Journal of Surgical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803966/a-chimeric-prokaryotic-eukaryotic-pentameric-ligand-gated-ion-channel-reveals-interactions-between-the-extracellular-and-transmembrane-domains-shape-neurosteroid-modulation
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Borna Ghosh, Tzu-Wei Tsao, Cynthia Czajkowski
Pentameric ligand-gated ion channels (pLGICs) are the targets of several clinical and endogenous allosteric modulators including anesthetics and neurosteroids. Molecular mechanisms underlying allosteric drug modulation are poorly understood. Here, we constructed a chimeric pLGIC by fusing the extracellular domain (ECD) of the proton-activated, cation-selective bacterial channel GLIC to the transmembrane domain (TMD) of the human ρ1 chloride-selective GABAAR, and tested the hypothesis that drug actions are regulated locally in the domain that houses its binding site...
October 2017: Neuropharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801295/-foshouningshen-decoction-improves-sleeping-via-the-serotonergic-system-in-a-rat-model-of-insomnia
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Jie-Cong Huang, Wei Xie, Ning Deng, Wen-Lin Liang, Dong-Rong Hu, Yu Hong, Yang Zhou
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the sedative and hypnotic effects of Foshouningshen decoction (FSNSD) and study its effects on expressions of 5-hydroxy tryptamine (5-HT) and 5-HT1A receptor (5-HT1AR) in the hippocampus in a rat model of insomnia. METHODS: Male KM mice were divided into control group, estazolam (0.4 mg/kg daily) group, and low-, moderate-, and high-dose FSNSD groups (daily dose of 12, 24, and 48 g/kg, respectively). After corresponding treatments for 1 week, the mice underwent sleep-inducing test with subthreshold and threshold doses of sodium pentobarbital...
August 20, 2017: Nan Fang Yi Ke da Xue Xue Bao, Journal of Southern Medical University
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28798689/high-resolution-uhplc-ms-metabolomics-and-sedative-anxiolytic-effects-of-latua-pubiflora-a-mystic-plant-used-by-mapuche-amerindians
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Eliana L Sánchez-Montoya, Marco A Reyes, Joel Pardo, Juana Nuñez-Alarcón, José G Ortiz, Juan C Jorge, Jorge Bórquez, Andrei Mocan, Mario J Simirgiotis
Latua pubiflora (Griseb) Phil. Is a native shrub of the Solanaceae family that grows freely in southern Chile and is employed among Mapuche aboriginals to induce sedative effects and hallucinations in religious or medicine rituals since prehispanic times. In this work, the pentobarbital-induced sleeping test and the elevated plus maze test were employed to test the behavioral effects of extracts of this plant in mice. The psychopharmacological evaluation of L. pubiflora extracts in mice determined that both alkaloid-enriched as well as the non-alkaloid extracts produced an increase of sleeping time and alteration of motor activity in mice at 150 mg/Kg...
2017: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28795023/leptocarpus-disjunctus-prolongs-sleeping-time-and-increases-nonrapid-eye-movement-sleep-with-additional-anxiolytic-capacity
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Watchara Damjuti, Thanes Fuangfoo, Chanida Palanuvej, Tingli Li, Nijsiri Ruangrungsi
Leptocarpus disjunctus Mast. (Restionaceae) is an edible plant which has indigenous warnings regarding its side effects which can manifest as dizziness. This study investigated hypnotic and anxiolytic properties using several animal models. Anxiolytic activities were evaluated using locomotor determination by elevated plus-maze test, open-field test, and rotarod performance test. Hypnotic activities were performed using pentobarbital sodium-induced sleeping time test. Sleep architecture and quality were obtained from sleep-wake analysis and nonrapid eye movement (NREM) delta activity using electroencephalography...
July 2017: Journal of Advanced Pharmaceutical Technology & Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28775037/low-volume-pentobarbital-for-euthanasia
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August 5, 2017: Veterinary Record
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28758534/local-anaesthetic-refinement-of-pentobarbital-euthanasia-reduces-abdominal-writhing-without-affecting-immunohistochemical-endpoints-in-rats
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Shaun Y-S Khoo, Belinda P P Lay, Josephine Joya, Gavan P McNally
Sodium pentobarbital is a commonly used agent for euthanizing laboratory rats, however its high pH can cause abdominal discomfort after intraperitoneal injection. Previous studies suggest that the addition of a local anaesthetic may alleviate this discomfort, but the practice has not been widely adopted. We examined the effect of combining lidocaine with pentobarbital on abdominal writhing, defecation, ultrasonic vocalizations, the rat grimace scale and immunohistochemical staining for c-Fos in the nucleus accumbens and basolateral amygdala of the brain...
January 1, 2017: Laboratory Animals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28751730/test-retest-reproducibility-of-cardiac-magnetic-resonance-imaging-in-healthy-mice-at-7-tesla-effect-of-anesthetic-procedures
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Michael Joubert, Pia Tager, Damien Legallois, Estelle Defourneaux, Bastien Le Guellec, Bernhard Gerber, Remy Morello, Alain Manrique
Cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR) has emerged as a powerful tool for in vivo assessments of cardiac parameters in experimental animal models of cardiovascular diseases, but its reproducibility in this setting remains poorly explored. To address this issue, we investigated the test-retest reproducibility of preclinical cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (CMR) at 7 Tesla in healthy C57BL/6 mice, including an analysis of the impact of different anesthetic procedures (isoflurane or pentobarbital). We also analyzed the intra-study reproducibility and the intra- and inter-observer post-processing reproducibility of CMR images...
July 27, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28748168/potentiating-effects-of-perovskia-abrotanoides-karel-on-pentobarbital-induced-sleep
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Fatemeh Forouzanfar, Azar Hosseini, Mohammad Sadegh Amiri, Hassan Rakhshandeh
OBJECTIVE: Sleeplessness is the most common sleep disorder. In this study the hypnotic effect of the hydro-alcoholic extract (HAE) of Perovskia abrotanoides Karel. and its water fraction (WF), ethyl acetate fraction (EAF) and n-butanol fraction (NBF) were studied in mice. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The test compounds were administered intraperitoneally to mice 30 min before the administration of sodium pentobarbital (30 mg/kg.). Moreover, the influence of flumazenil on the hypnotic effect of the extracts was evaluated...
May 2017: Avicenna Journal of Phytomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738007/comparison-of-intraosseous-pentobarbital-administration-and-thoracic-compression-for-euthanasia-of-anesthetized-sparrows-passer-domesticus-and-starlings-sturnus-vulgaris
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Joanne R Paul-Murphy, Andrew Engilis, Peter J Pascoe, D Colette Williams, Kate A Gustavsen, Tracy L Drazenovich, M Kevin Keel, Tamsen M Polley, Irene E Engilis
OBJECTIVE To compare intraosseous pentobarbital treatment (IPT) and thoracic compression (TC) on time to circulatory arrest and an isoelectric electroencephalogram (EEG) in anesthetized passerine birds. ANIMALS 30 wild-caught adult birds (17 house sparrows [Passer domesticus] and 13 European starlings [Sturnus vulgaris]). PROCEDURES Birds were assigned to receive IPT or TC (n = 6/species/group). Birds were anesthetized, and carotid arterial pulses were monitored by Doppler methodology. Five subdermal braided-wire electrodes were used for EEG...
August 2017: American Journal of Veterinary Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736816/antinociceptive-activity-of-ent-dihydrotucumanoic-acid-isolated-from-gymnosperma-glutinosum-spreng-less
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Angel Josabad Alonso-Castro, Marco Martin González-Chávez, Juan Ramón Zapata-Morales, Alexia Karina Verdinez-Portales, Amanda Sánchez-Recillas, Rolffy Ortiz-Andrade, Mario Isiordia-Espinoza, Fidel Martínez-Gutiérrez, Marco Antonio Ramírez-Morales, Fabiola Domínguez, María Elizabeth Juache-Flores, Roberto Martínez
Preclinical Research The diterpene ent-dihydrotumanoic acid (DTA) was among the compounds isolated from Gymnosperma glutinosum (Spreng) Less (Asteraceae). There are no reports regarding the pharmacological effects of DTA. Cytotoxicity against cancer cells (1-250 µM), and the antibacterial (50-1400 µM) activity of DTA were evaluated using the MTT assay, and the minimum inhibitory concentration test, respectively. The antidiarrheal (1-100 mg/kg p.o.) and anti-inflammatory (2 mg/ear) effects of DTA were evaluated using castor oil and 12-O-tetradecanoylphorbol-13-acetate, respectively...
July 24, 2017: Drug Development Research
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