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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803323/effect-of-footshock-stress-on-place-conditioning-produced-by-%C3%AE-9-tetrahydrocannabinol-and-the-fatty-acid-amide-hydrolase-faah-inhibitor-urb597-in-sprague-dawley-rats
#1
Marieka V DeVuono, Kiri L Wills, Danielle V MacPherson, Kelly M Hrelja, Linda A Parker
RATIONALE: Unlike other drugs of abuse, Δ(9)-tetrahydrocanabinol (THC) is generally aversive in rodent conditioned place preference models, but little is known about how stress may modify THC affective properties. OBJECTIVE: We evaluate the potential of footshock stress to enhance the rewarding effects of THC and the fatty acid amide hydrolase inhibitor, URB597, as it has been shown to enhance their anxiolytic effects. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The effect of footshock stress 24 h prior to each conditioning trial on the rewarding/aversive effects of THC (1, 0...
August 12, 2017: Psychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28771697/effects-of-centrally-administered-endocannabinoids-and-opioids-on-orofacial-pain-perception-in-rats
#2
Marek Zubrzycki, Anna Janecka, Andreas Liebold, Mechthild Ziegler, Maria Zubrzycka
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Endocannabinoids and opioids play a vital role in mediating pain-induced analgesia. The specific effects of these compounds within orofacial region are largely unknown. In this study we tried to determine whether the increase of cannabinoid and opioid concentration in cerebrospinal fluid affects impulse transmission between the motor centers localized in the vicinity of the third and fourth cerebral ventricles. EXPERIMENTAL APPROACH: The study objectives were realized on rats using the method allowing to record the amplitude of evoked tongue jerks (ETJ) in response to noxious tooth pulp stimulation...
August 3, 2017: British Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28754373/cannabidiol-disrupts-the-consolidation-of-specific-and-generalized-fear-memories-via-dorsal-hippocampus-cb1-and-cb2-receptors
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Cristina A J Stern, Thiago R da Silva, Ana M Raymundi, Camila P de Souza, Vinicius A Hiroaki-Sato, Luiza Kato, Francisco S Guimarães, Roberto Andreatini, Reinaldo N Takahashi, Leandro J Bertoglio
Pharmacological interventions able to modulate a fear memory while it is consolidated could have therapeutic value in tempering those maladaptively overconsolidated. Animal and human studies have shown the intensity of unconditioned stimulus delivered during fear conditioning influences qualitative and quantitative aspects of the memory to be established. By varying the shock intensity used for contextual pairing in rats, here we induced specific and more generalized long-term fear memories to investigate whether, how and where in the brain the cannabidiol (CBD; 3...
July 25, 2017: Neuropharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730283/blockade-of-alcohol-escalation-and-relapse-drinking-by-pharmacological-faah-inhibition-in-male-and-female-c57bl-6j-mice
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Yan Zhou, Benjamin I Schwartz, Joanna Giza, Steven S Gross, Francis S Lee, Mary Jeanne Kreek
BACKGROUND: Anandamide (AEA)-dependent signaling is regulated by the catabolic enzyme fatty acid amide hydrolase (FAAH). Several lines of evidence have demonstrated that FAAH and AEA are involved in the behavioral effects of alcohol. Therefore, we investigated whether a selective FAAH inhibitor, URB597 (cyclohexylcarbamic acid 3'-[aminocarbonyl]-[1,1'-biphenyl]-3-yl ester), altered alcohol intake in mice in a voluntary alcohol drinking model. METHODS: Mice, subjected to 3 weeks of chronic intermittent access (IA) in a two-bottle choice paradigm with 24-h access every other day, developed rapid escalation of alcohol intake and high preference...
July 20, 2017: Psychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726298/faah-but-not-magl-inhibition-modulates-acute-tlr3-induced-neuroimmune-signaling-in-the-rat-independent-of-sex
#5
Lisa E Flannery, Rebecca J Henry, Daniel M Kerr, David P Finn, Michelle Roche
Toll-like receptor (TLR)3 is a key component of the innate immune response to viral infection. The present study firstly examined whether sex differences exist in TLR3-induced inflammatory, endocrine, and sickness responses. The data revealed that TLR3-induced expression of interferon- or NFkB-inducible genes (IFN-α/β, IP-10, or TNF-α), either peripherally (spleen) or centrally (hypothalamus), did not differ between male and female rats, with the exception of TLR3-induced IFN-α expression in the spleen of female, but not male, rats 8 hr post TLR3 activation...
July 20, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28667676/cannabinoids-prevent-the-differential-long-term-effects-of-exposure-to-severe-stress-on-hippocampal-and-amygdala-dependent-memory-and-plasticity
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Noa Shoshan, Amir Segev, Hila Abush, Tomer Mizrachi Zer-Aviv, Irit Akirav
Exposure to excessive or uncontrolled stress is a major factor associated with various diseases including posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The consequences of exposure to trauma are affected not only by aspects of the event itself, but also by the frequency and severity of trauma reminders. It was suggested that in PTSD, hippocampal-dependent memory is compromised while amygdala-dependent memory is strengthened. Several lines of evidence support the role of the endocannabinoid (eCB) system as a modulator of the stress response...
July 1, 2017: Hippocampus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28663121/the-effects-of-enhancing-endocannabinoid-signaling-and-blocking-corticotrophin-releasing-factor-receptor-in-the-amygdala-and-hippocampus-on-the-consolidation-of-a-stressful-event
#7
Nurit Aisenberg, Lidia Serova, Esther L Sabban, Irit Akirav
Current clinical and pre-clinical data suggest that both cannabinoid agents and blockage of CRF through corticotrophin releasing factor receptor type 1 (CRFr1) may offer therapeutic benefits for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Here we aim to determine whether they are more effective when combined when microinjected into the basolateral amygdala (BLA) or CA1 area of the hippocampus after exposure to a stressful event in the shock/reminders rat model for PTSD. Injection of the fatty acid amide hydrolase (FAAH) inhibitor URB597 after the shock into either the BLA or CA1 facilitated extinction, and attenuated startle response and anxiety-like behavior...
June 26, 2017: European Neuropsychopharmacology: the Journal of the European College of Neuropsychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28583049/n-arachidonoyl-serotonin-a-dual-faah-and-trpv1-blocker-inhibits-the-retrieval-of-contextual-fear-memory-role-of-the-cannabinoid-cb1-receptor-in-the-dorsal-hippocampus
#8
Pedro H Gobira, Isabel V Lima, Luara A Batista, Antônio C de Oliveira, Leonardo B Resstel, Carsten T Wotjak, Daniele C Aguiar, Fabricio A Moreira
Anandamide, an endocannabinoid, inhibits aversive responses by activating the CB1 cannabinoid receptor. At high concentrations, however, anandamide may exert pro-aversive activities mediated by the transient receptor potential vanilloid type-1 channel (TRPV1). Accordingly, N-arachidonoyl-serotonin (AA-5-HT), a dual blocker of the anandamide-hydrolysing enzyme fatty acid amide hydrolase (FAAH) and the TRPV1 channel, induces anxiolytic-like effects. Here we tested the hypothesis that AA-5-HT inhibits the expression of contextual fear conditioning by facilitating CB1 receptor signalling in the dorsal hippocampus of mice...
June 2017: Journal of Psychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28570479/sensitization-of-c-fiber-nociceptors-in-mice-with-sickle-cell-disease-is-decreased-by-local-inhibition-of-anandamide-hydrolysis
#9
Megan L Uhelski, Kalpna Gupta, Donald A Simone
Chronic pain and hyperalgesia, as well as pain resulting from episodes of vaso-occlusion, are characteristic features of sickle cell disease (SCD) and are difficult to treat. Since there is growing evidence that increasing local levels of endocannabinoids can decrease hyperalgesia, we examined the effects of URB597, a fatty acid amide hydrolase (FAAH) inhibitor, which blocks the hydrolysis of the endogenous cannabinoid anandamide, on hyperalgesia and sensitization of cutaneous nociceptors in a humanized mouse model of SCD...
May 31, 2017: Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545594/early-blockade-of-joint-inflammation-with-a-fatty-acid-amide-hydrolase-inhibitor-decreases-end-stage-osteoarthritis-pain-and-peripheral-neuropathy-in-mice
#10
Jason J McDougall, Milind M Muley, Holly T Philpott, Allison Reid, Eugene Krustev
BACKGROUND: The endocannabinoid system has been shown to reduce inflammatory flares and pain in rodent models of arthritis. A limitation of endocannabinoids is that they are rapidly denatured by hydrolysing enzymes such as fatty acid amide hydrolase (FAAH) which renders them physiologically inert. Osteoarthritis (OA) is primarily a degenerative joint disease; however, it can incorporate mild inflammation and peripheral neuropathy. The aim of this study was to determine whether early blockade of FAAH bioactivity could reduce OA-associated inflammation and joint neuropathy...
May 25, 2017: Arthritis Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526975/lipid-nanoparticles-for-administration-of-poorly-water-soluble-neuroactive-drugs
#11
Elisabetta Esposito, Markus Drechsler, Paolo Mariani, Federica Carducci, Michela Servadio, Francesca Melancia, Patrizia Ratano, Patrizia Campolongo, Viviana Trezza, Rita Cortesi, Claudio Nastruzzi
This study describes the potential of solid lipid nanoparticles and nanostructured lipid carriers as nano-formulations to administer to the central nervous system poorly water soluble drugs. Different neuroactive drugs, i.e. dimethylfumarate, retinyl palmitate, progesterone and the endocannabinoid hydrolysis inhibitor URB597 have been studied. Lipid nanoparticles constituted of tristearin or tristearin in association with gliceryl monoolein were produced. The nanoencapsulation strategy allowed to obtain biocompatible and non-toxic vehicles, able to increase the solubility of the considered neuroactive drugs...
September 2017: Biomedical Microdevices
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501776/inhibition-of-senp3-by-urb597-ameliorates-neurovascular-unit-dysfunction-in-rats-with-chronic-cerebral-hypoperfusion
#12
Da-Peng Wang, Ke-Jia Liu, Graham Kasper, Qi Lin, Jian Hai
Disruption of the neurovascular unit (NVU), induced by chronic cerebral hypoperfusion (CCH), has been broadly found in various neurological disorders. SUMO-specific protease 3 (SENP3) is expressed in neurons, astrocytes, and microglia, and regulates a variety of cell events. However, whether SENP3 is involved in neurovascular injury under the condition of CCH is still elusive. To address this issue, we investigated the effect of the fatty acid amide hydrolase (FAAH) inhibitor URB597 on NVU and the role of SENP3 in this process, as well as the underling mechanisms...
July 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28446875/cannabinoid-modulation-of-memory-consolidation-in-rats-beyond-the-role-of-cannabinoid-receptor-subtype-1
#13
Patrizia Ratano, Maura Palmery, Viviana Trezza, Patrizia Campolongo
The effects induced by exogenous manipulation of endocannabinoid neurotransmission on emotion and memory are often contradictory. Among the different factors involved, of particular interest is the binding affinity of endocannabinoids, and their analogs, for other receptor families beyond cannabinoid receptors, such as the peroxisome proliferator-activated receptors (PPARs), and the transient receptor potential cation channel subfamily V member 1 (TRPV1). The aim of this study was to investigate which receptor subtype mediates cannabinoid effects on memory consolidation for emotionally arousing experiences...
2017: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437860/chronic-inhibition-of-fatty-acid-amide-hydrolase-by-urb597-produces-differential-effects-on-cardiac-performance-in-normotensive-and-hypertensive-rats
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Anna Pędzińska-Betiuk, Jolanta Weresa, Marek Toczek, Marta Baranowska-Kuczko, Irena Kasacka, Ewa Harasim-Symbor, Barbara Malinowska
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Fatty acid amide hydrolase (FAAH) inhibitors are postulated to possess anti-hypertensive potential, because their acute injection decreases BP in spontaneously hypertensive rats (SHR), partly through normalization of cardiac contractile function. Here, we examined whether the potential hypotensive effect of chronic FAAH inhibition by URB597 in hypertensive rats correlated with changes in cardiac performance. EXPERIMENTAL APPROACH: Experiments were performed using perfused hearts and left atria isolated from 8- to 10-week-old SHR, age-matched deoxycorticosterone acetate (DOCA)-salt rats and normotensive controls chronically treated with URB597 (1 mg·kg(-1) ) or vehicle...
July 2017: British Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28404744/the-role-of-cb1-in-intestinal-permeability-and-inflammation
#15
Mustafa A Karwad, Daniel G Couch, Elena Theophilidou, Sarir Sarmad, David A Barrett, Michael Larvin, Karen L Wright, Jonathan N Lund, Saoirse E O'Sullivan
The endocannabinoid system has previously been shown to play a role in the permeability and inflammatory response of the human gut. The goal of our study was to determine the effects of endogenous anandamide (AEA) and 2-arachidonoyl glycerol (2-AG) on the permeability and inflammatory response of intestinal epithelium under normal, inflammatory, and hypoxic conditions. Human intestinal mucosa was modeled using Caco-2 cells. Human tissue was collected from planned colorectal resections. Accumulation of AEA and 2-AG was achieved by inhibiting their metabolizing enzymes URB597 (a fatty acid amide hydrolase inhibitor) and JZL184 (a monoacylglycerol lipase inhibitor)...
April 12, 2017: FASEB Journal: Official Publication of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28356298/activation-of-cb1-receptors-by-2-arachidonoylglycerol-attenuates-vasoconstriction-induced-by-u46619-and-angiotensin-ii-in-human-and-rat-pulmonary-arteries
#16
Olga Karpińska, Marta Baranowska-Kuczko, Monika Kloza, Ewa Ambroz Ewicz, Tomasz Kozłowski, Irena Kasacka, Barbara Malinowska, Hanna Kozłowska
Recent evidence suggests that endocannabinoids acting via cannabinoid CB1 receptors may modulate vascular responses of various vasoconstrictors in the rodent systemic vasculature. The aim of the study was to investigate whether endocannabinoids modulate the contractile responses evoked by a thromboxane A2 analog (U46619), angiotensin II (ANG II), serotonin (5-HT), and phenylephrine, which stimulate distinct Gq/11 protein-coupled receptors (thromboxane, ANG II type 1, 5-HT2, and α1-adrenergic receptors) in isolated endothelium-intact human and rat pulmonary arteries (hPAs and rPAs, respectively)...
June 1, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Regulatory, Integrative and Comparative Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192082/endocannabinoid-dependent-protection-against-kainic-acid-induced-long-term-alteration-of-brain-oscillations-in-guinea-pigs
#17
Liubov Shubina, Rubin Aliev, Valentina Kitchigina
Changes in rhythmic activity can serve as early biomarkers of pathological alterations, but it remains unclear how different types of rhythmic activity are altered during neurodegenerative processes. Glutamatergic neurotoxicity, evoked by kainic acid (KA), causes hyperexcitation and acute seizures that result in delayed brain damage. We employed wide frequency range (0.1-300Hz) local field potential recordings in guinea pigs to study the oscillatory activity of the hippocampus, entorhinal cortex, medial septum, and amygdala in healthy animals for three months after KA introduction...
April 15, 2017: Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28157650/urb597-reduces-biochemical-behavioral-and-morphological-alterations-in-two-neurotoxic-models-in-rats
#18
Marisol Maya-López, Hipolito A Ruiz-Contreras, María de Jesús Negrete-Ruíz, Julián Elías Martínez-Sánchez, Juan Benítez-Valenzuela, Ana Laura Colín-González, Juana Villeda-Hernández, Laura Sánchez-Chapul, Carmen Parra-Cid, Edgar Rangel-López, Abel Santamaría
BACKGROUND: URB597 is a compound largely linked to the inhibition of fatty acid amide hydrolase (FAAH), an enzyme responsible for the metabolic degradation of the endocannabinoid anandamide (AEA). Despite this pharmacological property accounts for its modulatory profile demonstrated in some neurotoxic paradigms, the possible protective properties of this agent have been poorly investigated, and deserve exploration in different neurotoxic models. In this study, we explored the effects of URB597 on oxidative damage to lipids and other major endpoints of toxicity in two neurotoxic models in vivo in rats (the first one produced by the mitochondrial neurotoxin 3-nitropropionic acid [3-NP], and the other generated by the striatal injection of the pro-oxidant toxin 6-hydroxidopamine [6-OHDA]) in order to provide further supporting evidence of its modulatory profile...
April 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28104279/effect-of-inhibition-of-fatty-acid-amide-hydrolase-on-mptp-induced-dopaminergic-neuronal-damage
#19
J M Viveros-Paredes, R E Gonzalez-Castañeda, A Escalante-Castañeda, A R Tejeda-Martínez, F Castañeda-Achutiguí, M E Flores-Soto
INTRODUCTION: Parkinson's disease (PD) is a neurodegenerative disorder characterised by balance problems, muscle rigidity, and slow movement due to low dopamine levels and loss of dopaminergic neurons in the substantia nigra pars compacta (SNpc). The endocannabinoid system is known to modulate the nigrostriatal pathway through endogenous ligands such as anandamide (AEA), which is hydrolysed by fatty acid amide hydrolase (FAAH). The purpose of this study was to increase AEA levels using FAAH inhibitor URB597 to evaluate the modulatory effect of AEA on dopaminergic neuronal death induced by 1-methyl-4-phenyl-1,2,3,6-tetrahydropyridine (MPTP)...
January 16, 2017: Neurología: Publicación Oficial de la Sociedad Española de Neurología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092019/urb597-and-the-cannabinoid-win55-212-2-reduce-behavioral-and-neurochemical-deficits-induced-by-mptp-in-mice-possible-role-of-redox-modulation-and-nmda-receptors
#20
Angel Escamilla-Ramírez, Esperanza García, Guadalupe Palencia-Hernández, Ana Laura Colín-González, Sonia Galván-Arzate, Isaac Túnez, Julio Sotelo, Abel Santamaría
Several physiological events in the brain are regulated by the endocannabinoid system (ECS). While synthetic cannabinoid receptor (CBr) agonists such as WIN55,212-2 act directly on CBr, agents like URB597, a fatty acid amide hydrolase (FAAH) inhibitor, induce a more "physiological" activation of CBr by increasing the endogenous levels of the endocannabinoid anandamide (AEA). Herein, we compared the pre- and post-treatment efficacy of URB597 and WIN55,212-2 on different endpoints evaluated in the toxic model produced by the mitochondrial toxin 1-methyl-4-phenyl-1,2,3,6-tetrahydropyridine (MPTP) in mice...
May 2017: Neurotoxicity Research
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