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Both chronic stress conditions and hyperergic reaction to environmental stress are known to enhance cancer susceptibility. We described two mouse lines that displayed high (HA) and low (LA) swim stress-induced analgesia (SSIA) to investigate the relationship between inherited differences in sensitivity to stress and proneness to an increased growth rate of(More)
This study searched for polymorphic sites in the murine mu-, delta- and kappa-opioid receptors that presumably influence pain perception. We employed two mouse lines divergently bred for high (HA, high analgesia line) and low (LA, low analgesia line) swim stress-induced analgesia (SSIA). These mouse lines differ substantially in pain sensitivity, measured(More)
Opioids have a long history of therapeutic use as a remedy for various pain states ranging from mild acute nociceptive pain to unbearable chronic advanced or end-stage disease pain. Analgesia produced by classical opioids is mediated extensively by binding to opioid receptors located in the brain or the spinal cord. Nevertheless, opioid receptors are also(More)
The outstanding sensitivity of the canine olfactory system has been acknowledged by using sniffer dogs in military and civilian service for detection of a variety of odors. It is hypothesized that the canine olfactory ability is determined by polymorphisms in olfactory receptor (OR) genes. We investigated 5 OR genes for polymorphic sites which might affect(More)
Opiate analgesics like morphine or fentanyl are the most widely used medicines for relieving severe acute or chronic pain, including cancer pain. Unfortunately, chronic pain treatment is associated with fast development of tolerance that creates the need to escalate the treatment doses. In addition, opiates may stimulate progression of cancer. Therefore, a(More)
The search for new drugs for cancer pain management has been a long-standing goal in basic and clinical research. Classical opioid drugs exert their primary antinociceptive effect upon activating opioid receptors located in the central nervous system. A substantial body of evidence points to the relevance of peripheral opioid receptors as potential targets(More)
During 120-day and 370 day hypokinesia the possibility has been shown of manifestation of mechanism of immunological regulation of osteoclast functions. Supernatants of mononuclear peripheral blood cells which were in vitro nitrogen-stimulated, had an increased potential for resorption in 45Ca-labelled mice fetus long bone organ cultures. Resorbing activity(More)
Over 20 years ago, the Sadowski group separated two mouse lines, one with high (HA) and the other with low (LA) sensitivity to swim stress-induced analgesia (SSIA). Recently, we proposed that increased leakage of the blood-brain barrier (BBB) in the HA line created the difference in the response to SSIA. To search for further evidence for this hypothesis,(More)
The search for a miracle drug that would help to alleviate multiple ailments, dates back many thousands of years before our era and continues until today. Various techniques have been used to obtain a formulation, that would give the desired therapeutic effect. The most popular approach includes drug coctails and multicomponent drugs. Polytherapy is widely(More)