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U-50,488, (trans-3,4-dichloro-N-methyl-N-[2-(1-pyrrolidinyl)-cyclohexyl]- benzeneacetamide hydrochloride), is a selective kappa-opioid receptor agonist. In this study, we found that U-50,488 antagonized morphine-induced antinociception in morphine-naive guinea pigs at doses which did not have any antinociceptive effect by themselves (0.01-3 mg/kg). On the(More)
Spinal cord injury (SCI) is a serious clinical situation without any effective therapy to date. Traumatic SCI triggers a complex pathological process including inflammatory response and glial scar formation. In this study, we demonstrated that curcumin, a natural product which functions as an anti-inflammatory agent, inhibited the activation of signal(More)
Long-term excessive sodium fluoride (NaF) intake can cause many bone diseases and nonskeletal fluorosis. The kidneys are the primary organs involved in the excretion and retention of NaF. The objective of the present study was to determine the effects of NaF treatment on renal cell apoptosis, DNA damage, and the protein expression levels of cytosolic(More)
To further characterize the function of the common acute lymphoblastic leukemia antigen (CALLA; CD10, neutral endopeptidase 24.11, NEP) in early lymphoid development, we have identified murine lymphoid progenitors expressing CD10/NEP and analyzed the effects of inhibiting the enzyme in in vitro assays of murine lymphoid differentiation. CD10/NEP transcripts(More)
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