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Anandamide modulation of endotoxin-induced inflammation
(OMICS International, 2013-12-20)
The endocannabinoid system is comprised of the CB1 and CB2 receptors, the naturally occurring endogenous ligands, anandamide (AEA) and 2-arachidonyl glycerol (2-AG); and the enzymes involved in their synthesis and ...
Pharmacological inhibition of monoacylglycerol lipase attenuates LPS-induced increases in cytokine expression in the rat frontal cortex and plasma: differential mechanisms of action
Background and purpose: This study determined the effect of JZL184, a selective inhibitor of monoacylglycerol lipase (MAGL), the enzyme which preferentially catabolises the endocannabinoid 2-arachidonoyl glycerol (2-AG), ...
Neuroinflammatory mechanisms linking pain and depression
Depression and chronic pain have been estimated to co-occur in up to 80% of patients suffering from these disorders, with this co-morbidity being more disabling and more expensive to both patients and society than either ...
Chronic administration of amitriptyline differentially alters neuropathic pain-related behaviour in the presence and absence of a depressive-like phenotype
Chronic pain and depression share a complex, reciprocal relationship. Furthermore, in addition to treating depression, antidepressants such as amitriptyline are a first-line treatment for chronic pain conditions, indicating ...
Circuitry underlying regulation of the serotonergic system by swim stress
(Society for Neuroscience, 2003-02-01)
The dorsal raphe nucleus (DR)–serotonin (5-HT) system has been implicated in depression and is dramatically affected by swim stress, an animal model with predictive value for antidepressants. Accumulating evidence implicates ...
Maternal deprivation is associated with sex-dependent alterations in nociceptive behavior and neuroinflammatory mediators in the rat following peripheral nerve injury
Early-life stress is associated with an increased risk of developing affective disorders and chronic pain conditions. This study examined the effect of maternal deprivation (MD) on nociceptive responding prior to and ...
Altered neuropathic pain behaviour in a rat model of depression is associated with changes in inflammatory gene expression in the amygdala
The association between chronic pain and depression is widely recognized, the comorbidity of which leads to a heavier disease burden, increased disability and poor treatment response. This study examined nociceptive ...
Supraspinal modulation of pain by cannabinoids: the role of GABA and glutamate
Recent physiological, pharmacological and anatomical studies provide evidence that one of the main roles of the endocannabinoid system in the brain is the regulation of ¿-aminobutyric acid (GABA) and glutamate release. ...
The Olfactory Bulbectomised Mouse
(Humana Press, 2011)
[no abstract available]