Gábor Pethö

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Capsaicin antagonists including ruthenium red, capsazepine and iodo-resiniferatoxin (I-RTX) have recently been shown to inhibit the activation by noxious heat of the capsaicin receptor (TRPV1) expressed in non-neuronal host cells, and natively, in cultured dorsal root ganglion cells. Noxious heat has been shown to release immunoreactive calcitonin(More)
Bradykinin can excite C-polymodal nociceptors and sensitize them to heat and it can also enhance prostaglandin synthesis, but it is unclear whether these effects are causally related. The role of cyclooxygenase products was investigated using two enantiomers of the cyclooxygenase inhibitor flurbiprofen of which S(+)- is more potent than R(-)-flurbiprofen.(More)
1. An increasing-temperature hot plate (ITHP) was introduced to measure the noxious heat threshold (45.3+/-0.3 degrees C) of unrestrained rats, which was reproducible upon repeated determinations at intervals of 5 or 30 min or 1 day. 2. Morphine, diclofenac and paracetamol caused an elevation of the noxious heat threshold following i.p. pretreatment, the(More)
The putative anti-inflammatory and anti-nociceptive activity of the heptapeptide somatostatin analogue TT-232 ( D-Phe-Cys-Tyr- D-Thr-Lys-Cys-Thr-NH(2)) was investigated in the rat and mouse, as well as its effect on neuropathic hyperalgesia, gastric ulceration and the release of sensory neuropeptides. In the rat, carrageenin-induced paw oedema was inhibited(More)
Studying the visceral effects of the sensory stimulant capsaicin is a useful and relatively simple tool of neurotransmitter identification and has been used for this purpose for approximately 25 years in the authors' and other laboratories. We believe that conclusions drawn from experiments on visceral preparations may have an impact on studies dealing with(More)
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