Arnau Hervera

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BACKGROUND Cannabinoid 2 receptor (CB2R) agonists attenuate inflammatory pain but the precise mechanism implicated in these effects is not completely elucidated. We investigated if the peripheral nitric oxide-cGMP-protein kinase G (PKG)-ATP-sensitive K(+) (KATP) channels signaling pathway triggered by the neuronal nitric oxide synthase (NOS1) and modulated(More)
Several works reveal that nitric oxide could enhance the peripheral antinociception induced by opioids during acute inflammation. Nonetheless, the role of nitric oxide in the local antinociceptive effects of δ-opioid receptor (DOR) agonists during chronic peripheral inflammation is not known. The aim of this study is to evaluate whether nitric oxide would(More)
BACKGROUND The administration of µ-opioid receptors (MOR) and δ-opioid receptors (DOR) as well as cannabinoid-2 receptor (CB2R) agonists attenuates neuropathic pain. We investigated if treatment with two carbon monoxide-releasing molecules (CORM-2 and CORM-3) or an inducible heme oxygenase inducer (cobalt protoporphyrin IX, CoPP) could modulate the local(More)
BACKGROUND The local administration of μ-opioid receptor (MOR) agonists attenuates neuropathic pain but the precise mechanism implicated in this effect is not completely elucidated. We investigated if nitric oxide synthesized by neuronal (NOS1) or inducible (NOS2) nitric oxide synthases could modulate the local antiallodynic effects of morphine through the(More)
Tolerance to the local antiallodynic effects of morphine, DPDPE ([D-Pen(2),D-Pen(5)]-Enkephalin) or JWH-015 ((2-methyl-1-propyl-1H-indol-3-yl)-1-naphthalenylmethanone) after their repeated administration during neuropathic pain was evaluated. The role of the nitric oxide-cGMP-protein kinase G (PKG)-c-Jun N-terminal kinase (JNK) signaling pathway on the(More)
Treatment with a carbon monoxide-releasing molecule (tricarbonyldichlororuthenium(II) dimer, CORM-2) or a classical heme oxygenase 1 inducer (cobalt protoporphyrin IX, CoPP) has potent anti-inflammatory effects, but the role played by these treatments in the antinociceptive effects of morphine during acute and chronic pain was not evaluated. In wild type(More)
The aim of this study is to investigate the involvement of nitric oxide synthesized by the inducible (NOS2) or neuronal (NOS1) nitric oxide synthases in the local antinociceptive effects produced by micro- and delta-opioid receptor agonists during chronic inflammatory pain. Peripheral inflammatory pain was induced in NOS2 and NOS1 knockout mice and their(More)
Background Neuropathic pain is a clinical manifestation characterized by the presence of spontaneous pain, hyperalgesia and allodynia. Several works have demonstrated that selective NOS2 inhibitors might reverse the hypersensitivity to pain induced by neuropathy [1,2]. Although these studies suggest a potential role of NOS2 in the modulation of neuropathic(More)
Both -opioid receptor (DOPr) and cannabinoid-2 receptor (CB2R) agonists attenuate neuropathic pain, but the precise mechanism implicated in these effects is not completely elucidated. We investigated whether nitric oxide synthesized by neuronal (NOS1) or inducible (NOS2) nitric-oxide synthases could modulate DOPr and/or CB2R antiallodynic and(More)
Carbon monoxide synthetized by inducible heme oxygenase (HO-1) exerts potent anti-inflammatory and antinociceptive effects during acute and neuropathic pain, but its role in the modulation of chronic inflammatory pain and the possible involvement of nitric oxide in this action remain unknown. The antiallodynic and antihyperalgesic effects of a carbon(More)