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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29871387/cebranopadol-a-novel-first-in-class-strong-analgesic-results-from-a-randomized-phase-iia-clinical-trial-in-postoperative-acute-pain
#1
Andrea Scholz, John Bothmer, Maurits Kok, Kornelia Hoschen, Stephen Daniels
BACKGROUND: Cebranopadol is a potent, first-in-class analgesic with a novel mechanistic approach combining nociceptin/orphanin FQ peptide (NOP) and opioid peptide receptor agonism. OBJECTIVE: We aim to evaluate, for the first time, the analgesic efficacy, safety, and tolerability of cebranopadol in patients suffering from moderate to severe acute pain following bunionectomy. STUDY DESIGN: We conducted a phase IIa, randomized, multi-center, double-blind, double-dummy, placebo- and active-controlled, parallel group clinical trial...
May 2018: Pain Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29852083/endogenous-and-exogenous-opioids-in-pain
#2
Gregory Corder, Daniel C Castro, Michael R Bruchas, Grégory Scherrer
Opioids are the most commonly used and effective analgesic treatments for severe pain, but they have recently come under scrutiny owing to epidemic levels of abuse and overdose. These compounds act on the endogenous opioid system, which comprises four G protein-coupled receptors (mu, delta, kappa, and nociceptin) and four major peptide families (β-endorphin, enkephalins, dynorphins, and nociceptin/orphanin FQ). In this review, we first describe the functional organization and pharmacology of the endogenous opioid system...
May 31, 2018: Annual Review of Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29753041/nociceptin-orphanin-fq-opioid-peptide-nop-receptor-and-%C3%A2%C2%B5-opioid-peptide-mop-receptors-both-contribute-to-the-anti-hypersensitive-effect-of-cebranopadol-in-a-rat-model-of-arthritic-pain
#3
Klaus Schiene, Wolfgang Schröder, Klaus Linz, Stefanie Frosch, Thomas M Tzschentke, Ulla Jansen, Thomas Christoph
Cebranopadol is a novel, first-in-class analgesic with agonist activity at the nociceptin/orphanin FQ opioid peptide (NOP) receptor as well as the classical opioid peptide receptors. This study investigated the anti-hypersensitive effect of cebranopadol in a rat model of arthritic pain. Selective antagonists were used to probe the involvement of the NOP receptor and the µ-opioid peptide (MOP) receptors. Experimental mono-arthritis was induced by intra-articular injection of complete Freund's adjuvant into the left hind knee joint...
May 9, 2018: European Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29738766/development-of-a-novel-photoaffinity-probe-for-labeling-nocistatin-receptor
#4
Masashi Harada, Toshiaki Minami, Seiji Ito, Emiko Okuda-Ashitaka
Nocistatin (NST) is a neuropeptide produced from the same precursor protein of opioid peptide nociceptin/orphanin FQ (N/OFQ), and it is involved in a broad range of central functions including pain transmission in the nervous system. However, the composition and structure of the receptor(s) for NST remain unclear. Here, we developed NST photoaffinity probe to identify NST-binding receptor. The NST photoaffinity probe contains an azide moiety for the tagging of the binding protein as well as biotin for protein detection...
May 5, 2018: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29705547/nociceptin-orphanin-fq-receptors-modulate-the-discriminative-stimulus-effects-of-oxycodone-in-c57bl-6-mice
#5
D Matthew Walentiny, Jason M Wiebelhaus, Patrick M Beardsley
BACKGROUND: Nociceptin/orphanin FQ (NOP) receptor ligands have shown efficacy as putative analgesics and can modulate the abuse-related effects of opioids, suggesting therapeutic applications. The discriminative stimulus effects of a drug are related to their subjective effects, a predictor of abuse potential. To determine whether activation of NOP receptors could alter the subjective effects of an abused opioid analgesic, a novel oxycodone discrimination was established in mice, characterized with positive and negative controls, and its expression evaluated with a NOP receptor agonist...
April 15, 2018: Drug and Alcohol Dependence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29678771/prenatal-ethanol-induces-an-anxiety-phenotype-and-alters-expression-of-dynorphin-nociceptin-orphanin-fq-genes
#6
Aranza Wille-Bille, Roberto Sebastián Miranda-Morales, Mariangela Pucci, Fabio Bellia, Claudio D'Addario, Ricardo Marcos Pautassi
Animal models have suggested that prenatal ethanol exposure (PEE) alters the κ opioid receptor system. The present study investigated the brain expression of dynorphin and nociceptin/orphanin FQ related genes and assessed anxiety-like behavior in the light-dark box (LDB), shelter-seeking and risk-taking behaviors in the concentric square field (CSF) test, and ethanol-induced locomotion in the open field (OF), in infant or adolescent Wistar rats that were exposed to PEE (0.0 or 2.0 g/kg, intragastrically, gestational days 17-20)...
July 13, 2018: Progress in Neuro-psychopharmacology & Biological Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29582417/analysis-of-the-distribution-of-spinal-nop-receptors-in-a-chronic-pain-model-using-nop-egfp-knock-in-mice
#7
Akihiko Ozawa, Gloria Brunori, Andrea Cippitelli, Nicholas Toll, Jennifer Schoch, Brigitte L Kieffer, Lawrence Toll
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: The nociceptin/orphanin FQ opioid peptide (NOP) receptor system plays a significant role in the regulation of pain. This system functions differently in the spinal cord and brain. The mechanism by which the NOP receptor agonists regulate pain transmission in these regions is not clearly understood. Here, we investigate the peripheral and spinal NOP receptor distribution and antinociceptive effects of intrathecal nociceptin/orphanin FQ (N/OFQ) in chronic neuropathic pain...
March 26, 2018: British Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29470146/towards-an-effective-peripheral-visceral-analgesic-responding-to-the-national-opioid-crisis
#8
Michael Camilleri
This is an editorial summarizing recent new developments in visceral analgesics. This promising field is important as a new approach to address abdominal pain with peripheral visceral analgesics is considered a key approach to addressing the current opioid crisis. Some of the novel compounds address peripheral pain mechanisms through modulation of opioid receptors through biased ligands, nociceptin/orphanin FQ opioid peptide (NOP) receptor or dual action on NOP and μ-opioid receptor, buprenorphine and morphiceptin analogs...
February 22, 2018: American Journal of Physiology. Gastrointestinal and Liver Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29378191/involvement-of-the-n-ofq-nop-system-in-rat-morphine-antinociceptive-tolerance-are-astrocytes-the-crossroad
#9
Laura Micheli, Elena Lucarini, Francesca Corti, Roberto Ciccocioppo, Girolamo Calò, Anna Rizzi, Carla Ghelardini, Lorenzo Di Cesare Mannelli
The development of tolerance to the antinociceptive effect is a main problem associated with the repeated administration of opioids. The progressively higher doses required to relieve pain reduce safety and exacerbate the side effects of classical opioid receptor agonists like morphine. Nociceptin/orphanin FQ (N/OFQ) and its NOP receptor constitute the fourth endogenous opioid system that is involved in the control of broad spectrum of biological functions, including pain transmission. Aim of this work was to evaluate the relevance of the N/OFQ-NOP system in morphine antinociceptive action and in the development of morphine tolerance in the rat...
March 15, 2018: European Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332567/nociceptin-orphanin-fq-peptide-nop-receptor-modulators-an-update-in-structure-activity-relationships
#10
Carlo Mustazza, Stefano Pieretti, Francesca Marzoli
Nociceptin /Orphanin FQ Peptide" receptor (NOPr) is a G-protein-coupled receptor with the nociceptin/orphanin FQ peptide (N/OFQ) as endogenous agonist. It is expressed in the nervous system as well as in some non-neural tissues. Its activation has pronociceptive effect at the supraspinal level, whereas at the spinal level it produces nociceptive effects at low doses and antinociceptive effects at higher doses. NOPr is also involved in mood and blood pressure regulation, immunoregulation, airway constriction, feeding, urination, bowel motility, learning and memory...
January 10, 2018: Current Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29232769/anti-parkinsonian-and-anti-dyskinetic-profiles-of-two-novel-potent-and-selective-nociceptin-orphanin-fq-receptor-agonists
#11
Ludovico Arcuri, Salvatore Novello, Martina Frassineti, Daniela Mercatelli, Clarissa Anna Pisanò, Ilaria Morella, Stefania Fasano, Blair V Journigan, Michael E Meyer, Willma E Polgar, Riccardo Brambilla, Nurulain T Zaveri, Michele Morari
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: We previously showed that nociceptin/orphanin FQ opioid peptide (NOP) receptor agonists attenuate the expression of levodopa-induced dyskinesia in animal models of Parkinson's disease. We now investigate the efficacy of two novel, potent and chemically distinct NOP receptor agonists, AT-390 and AT-403, to improve Parkinsonian disabilities and attenuate dyskinesia development and expression. EXPERIMENTAL APPROACH: Binding affinity and functional efficacy of AT-390 and AT-403 at the opioid receptors were determined in radioligand displacement assays and in GTPγS binding assays respectively, conducted in CHO cells...
March 2018: British Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29215139/a-novel-and-selective-nociceptin-receptor-nop-agonist-1-1-cis-4-isopropylcyclohexyl-piperidin-4-yl-1h-indol-2-yl-methanol-at-312-decreases-acquisition-of-ethanol-induced-conditioned-place-preference-in-mice
#12
Nurulain T Zaveri, Paul V Marquez, Michael E Meyer, Willma E Polgar, Abdul Hamid, Kabirullah Lutfy
BACKGROUND: Nociceptin/orphanin FQ, the endogenous peptide agonist for the opioid receptor-like receptor (also known as NOP or the nociceptin receptor), has been shown to block the acquisition and expression of ethanol (EtOH)-induced conditioned place preference (CPP). Here, we report the characterization of a novel small-molecule NOP ligand AT-312 (1-(1-((cis)-4-isopropylcyclohexyl)piperidin-4-yl)-1H-indol-2-yl)methanol) in receptor binding and GTPγS functional assays in vitro. We then investigated the effect of AT-312 on the rewarding action of EtOH in mice using the CPP paradigm...
February 2018: Alcoholism, Clinical and Experimental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155273/mu-opioid-peptide-mop-and-nociceptin-orphanin-fq-peptide-nop-receptor-activation-both-contribute-to-the-discriminative-stimulus-properties-of-cebranopadol-in-the-rat
#13
Thomas M Tzschentke, Kris Rutten
The novel potent analgesic cebranopadol is an agonist at nociceptin/orphanin FQ peptide (NOP) and classical opioid receptors, with the highest in-vitro activity at NOP and mu-opioid peptide (MOP) receptors, and somewhat lower activity at kappa-opioid peptide (KOP) and delta-opioid peptide (DOP) receptors. We addressed the question of which of these pharmacological activities contribute to the stimulus properties of cebranopadol using a rat drug discrimination procedure. First, cebranopadol was tested in generalization tests against a morphine cue, including receptor-specific antagonism...
February 2018: Neuropharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29071900/-progress-of-researches-on-central-mechanism-of-electroacupuncture-tolerance
#14
REVIEW
Lu-Ying Cui, Ming-Xing Ding
Electroacupuncture (EA) has been demonstrated effective for pain relief. However, repeated application may decline analgesic effect of EA, which is termed EA tolerance, that reduces the clinical efficacy of EA. Therefore, it has attracted attention from researchers in recent years and the progresses include:(1) acute and chronic EA tolerance animal models have been established; (2) cross-tolerance between EA and morphine; (3) Anti-opioid substances, including cholecystokinin, orphanin FQ and angiotensin Ⅱ, have been reported to contribute to EA tolerance; (4) glutamate receptors and transporters, 5-hydroxytryptamine and norepinephrine have been revealed involvement in EA tolerance; (5) cyclic adenosine monophosphate, cyclic guanosine monophosphate and Ca2+ have been reported to be the second messengers cellularly in EA tolerance...
December 25, 2016: Zhen Ci Yan Jiu, Acupuncture Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29071457/evaluation-of-cebranopadol-a-dually-acting-nociceptin-orphanin-fq-and-opioid-receptor-agonist-in-mouse-models-of-acute-tonic-and-chemotherapy-induced-neuropathic-pain
#15
Kinga Sałat, Anna Furgała, Robert Sałat
BACKGROUND: Cebranopadol (a.k.a. GRT-6005) is a dually acting nociceptin/orphanin FQ and opioid receptor agonist that has been recently developed in Phase 2 clinical trials for painful diabetic neuropathy or cancer pain. It also showed analgesic properties in various rat models of pain and had a better safety profile as compared to equi-analgesic doses of morphine. Since antinociceptive properties of cebranopadol have been studied mainly in rat models, in the present study, we assessed analgesic activity of subcutaneous cebranopadol (10 mg/kg) in various mouse pain models...
April 2018: Inflammopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29038479/probing-ligand-recognition-of-the-opioid-pan-antagonist-at-076-at-nociceptin-kappa-mu-and-delta-opioid-receptors-through-structure-activity-relationships
#16
V Blair Journigan, Willma E Polgar, Edward W Tuan, James Lu, Pankaj R Daga, Nurulain T Zaveri
Few opioid ligands binding to the three classic opioid receptor subtypes, mu, kappa and delta, have high affinity at the fourth opioid receptor, the nociceptin/orphanin FQ receptor (NOP). We recently reported the discovery of AT-076 (1), (R)-7-hydroxy-N-((S)-1-(4-(3-hydroxyphenyl)piperidin-1-yl)-3-methylbutan-2-yl)-1,2,3,4-tetrahydroisoquinoline-3-carboxamide, a pan antagonist with nanomolar affinity for all four subtypes. Since AT-076 binds with high affinity at all four subtypes, we conducted a structure-activity relationship (SAR) study to probe ligand recognition features important for pan opioid receptor activity, using chemical modifications of key pharmacophoric groups...
October 16, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29031796/peptide-welding-technology-a-simple-strategy-for-generating-innovative-ligands-for-g-protein-coupled-receptors
#17
REVIEW
Girolamo Calo', Anna Rizzi, Chiara Ruzza, Federica Ferrari, Salvatore Pacifico, Elaine C Gavioli, Severo Salvadori, Remo Guerrini
Based on their high selectivity of action and low toxicity, naturally occurring peptides have great potential in terms of drug development. However, the pharmacokinetic properties of peptides, in particular their half life, are poor. Among different strategies developed for reducing susceptibility to peptidases, and thus increasing the duration of action of peptides, the generation of branched peptides has been described. However, the synthesis and purification of branched peptides are extremely complicated thus limiting their druggability...
January 2018: Peptides
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28944554/limited-potential-of-cebranopadol-to-produce-opioid-type-physical-dependence-in-rodents
#18
Thomas M Tzschentke, Babette Y Kögel, Stefanie Frosch, Klaus Linz
Cebranopadol is a novel potent analgesic agonist at the nociceptin/orphanin FQ peptide (NOP) and classical opioid receptors. As NOP receptor activation has been shown to reduce side effects related to the activation of μ-opioid peptide (MOP) receptors, the present study evaluated opioid-type physical dependence produced by cebranopadol in mice and rats. In a naloxone-precipitated withdrawal assay in mice, a regimen of seven escalating doses of cebranopadol over 2 days produced only very limited physical dependence as evidenced by very little withdrawal symptoms (jumping) even at cebranopadol doses clearly exceeding the analgesic dose range...
September 25, 2017: Addiction Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28906039/novel-role-of-the-nociceptin-system-as-a-regulator-of-glutamate-transporter-expression-in-developing-astrocytes
#19
Logan C Meyer, Caitlin E Paisley, Esraa Mohamed, John W Bigbee, Tomasz Kordula, Hope Richard, Kabirullah Lutfy, Carmen Sato-Bigbee
Our previous results showed that oligodendrocyte development is regulated by both nociceptin and its G-protein coupled receptor, the nociceptin/orphanin FQ receptor (NOR). The present in vitro and in vivo findings show that nociceptin plays a crucial conserved role regulating the levels of the glutamate/aspartate transporter GLAST/EAAT1 in both human and rodent brain astrocytes. This nociceptin-mediated response takes place during a critical developmental window that coincides with the early stages of astrocyte maturation...
December 2017: Glia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28856406/panicolytic-like-effects-caused-by-substantia-nigra-pars-reticulata-pretreatment-with-low-doses-of-endomorphin-1-and-high-doses-of-ctop-or-the-nop-receptors-antagonist-jtc-801-in-male-rattus-norvegicus
#20
Juliana Almeida da Silva, Audrey Franceschi Biagioni, Rafael Carvalho Almada, Renato Leonardo de Freitas, Norberto Cysne Coimbra
RATIONALE: Gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA)ergic neurons of the substantia nigra pars reticulata (SNpr) are connected to the deep layers of the superior colliculus (dlSC). The dlSC, in turn, connect with the SNpr through opioid projections. Nociceptin/orphanin FQ peptide (N/OFQ) is a natural ligand of a Gi protein-coupled nociceptin receptor (ORL1; NOP) that is also found in the SNpr. Our hypothesis is that tectonigral opioid pathways and intranigral orphanin-mediated mechanisms modulate GABAergic nigrotectal connections...
October 2017: Psychopharmacology
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