Carlos Goicoechea

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Oleoylethanolamide (OEA) is a natural fatty acid amide that mainly modulates feeding and energy homeostasis by binding to peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor-alpha (PPAR-alpha) [Rodríguez de Fonseca F, Navarro M, Gómez R, Escuredo L, Navas F, Fu J, et al. An anorexic lipid mediator regulated by feeding. Nature 2001;414:209-12; Fu J, Gaetani S, Oveisi(More)
Paclitaxel is an effective antineoplastic drug treatment used as an anti-tumoral therapy. Unfortunately its use is associated with unwanted side effects, which include the development of peripheral neuropathies and neuropathic pain, greatly affecting the quality of life of patients. It is well known that agonists of the cannabinoid receptor are able to(More)
Orofacial pain disorders are frequent in the general population and their pharmacological treatment is not always adequately resolved. Cannabinoids have demonstrated their analgesic effect in several pain conditions, both in animal models and in clinical situations. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the cannabinoid-mediated antinociception in two(More)
The contribution of central serotonergic pathways to the analgesic activity induced by salmon calcitonin in the writhing test was investigated. Salmon calcitonin was administered to mice after lesioning of the ascending and descending serotonergic pathways by means of i.p. administration of p-chloroamphetamine (40 mg/kg, for 2 days) or p-chlorophenylalanine(More)
We compared the analgesia induced by intraperitoneally (i.p.) and intracerebroventricularly (i.c.v.) administered salmon-calcitonin (S-CT), using the hot-plate test and the writhing test. The influence of the route of administration on the analgesia induced by morphine was also studied. After i.p. administration the analgesic effect was observed only in the(More)
Spinal glial activation contributes to the development and maintenance of chronic pain states, including neuropathic pain of diverse etiologies. Cannabinoid compounds have shown antinociceptive properties in a variety of neuropathic pain models and are emerging as a promising class of drugs to treat neuropathic pain. Thus, the effects of repeated treatment(More)
1. When the analgesic effect of salmon-calcitonin (S-CT) and of eel-calcitonin (E-CT), as well as their influence on the morphine-analgesia were compared, no significant differences were found. 2. While on isolated tissues, E-CT induced a significant increase on the effect of bremazocine, [D-Pen2,D-Pen5]enkephalin and [Met5]enkephalin and no changes were(More)
The synthesis of new fentanyl analogues in which the benzene ring of the propioanilido group has been replaced by phenylpyrazole is described. Antinociceptive activity was evaluated using the writhing and hot plate tests in mice. Two compounds, and, showed interesting analgesic properties, being more potent than morphine and less than fentanyl but with(More)
The analgesic effect of calcitonin when serotonin (5-HT) concentration is increased and the involvement of some 5-HT receptors were studied using the writhing test in mice. 5-hydroxytryptophan (5-HTP) administration increased both 5-HT levels in the central nervous system (CNS) and calcitonin analgesia. The 5-HT(1A) agonist(More)
Our aim was to study the involvement of 5-hydroxytryptamine (5-HT)(3) and 5-HT(4) receptors in two models of gastrointestinal transit (GIT) in mice: the 5-hydroxytryptophan (5-HTP)-induced diarrhea and intestinal inflammation produced by an irritant agent, croton oil (CO). 5-HTP (10 mg/kg) produced diarrhea that was significantly inhibited after(More)