Gabriella Fábián

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Prolonged exposure to opioid agonists can induce adaptive changes resulting in tolerance and dependence. Here, rats were rendered tolerant by subcutaneous injections of increasing doses of morphine from 10 to 60 mg/kg for 3, 5, or 10 consecutive days. Binding parameters of the mu-opioid receptor in subcellular fractions were measured with [(3)H]DAMGO(More)
This paper describes Western-blotting evidence for the presence of various guanine nucleotide binding proteins, G-proteins in cultured rat cerebral endothelial cells (CECs) and two immortalized cerebral endothelial cell lines, RBE4 and GP8. By using specific antibodies raised against known sequences of appropriate G-protein types that were previously(More)
Cytoplasmic lipid-droplets are common inclusions of eukaryotic cells. Lipid-droplet binding thalidomide analogs (2,6-dialkylphenyl-4/5-amino-substituted-5,6,7-trifluorophthalimides) with potent anticancer activities were synthesized. Cytotoxicity was detected in different cell lines including melanoma, leukemia, hepatocellular carcinoma, glioblastoma at(More)
C-150 a Mannich-type curcumin derivative, exhibited pronounced cytotoxic effects against eight glioma cell lines at micromolar concentrations. Inhibition of cell proliferation by C-150 was mediated by affecting multiple targets as confirmed at transcription and protein level. C-150 effectively reduced the transcription activation of NFkB, inhibited(More)
Morphine was provided to rats in drinking water for 21 days. Profound analgesic tolerance was detected both in hot-plate and tail-flick tests. The density of [3H]DAMGO binding sites increased by 76% in spinal cord membranes due to morphine exposure compared to those in opioid naive animals. Slightly augmented [3H]DAMGO binding was measured in the synaptic(More)
Toxicogenomics, based on the temporal effects of drugs on gene expression, is able to predict toxic effects earlier than traditional technologies by analyzing changes in genomic biomarkers that could precede subsequent protein translation and initiation of histological organ damage. In the present study our objective was to extend in vivo toxicogenomic(More)
Endomorphins were subjected to a number of structural modifications in a search for their bioactive conformations. The alicyclic beta-amino acids cis-(1 S,2 R)ACPC/ACHC, cis-(1 R,2 S)ACPC/ACHC, trans-(1 S,2 S)ACPC/ACHC, and trans-(1 R,2 R)ACPC/ACHC were introduced into endomorphins to examine the conformational effects on the bioactivity. Use of a(More)
Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is the most frequent and aggressive primary tumor of the liver and it has limited treatment options. In this study, we report the in vitro and in vivo effects of two novel amino-trifluoro-phtalimide analogs, Ac-915 and Ac-2010. Both compounds bind lipid droplets and endoplasmic reticulum membrane, and interact with several(More)
Here we have studied regulatory changes of µ-opioid receptors accompanying in vivo 14-methoxymetopon treatments of rats. Previously, this ligand has been shown to be an extremely potent, centrally acting µ-opioid specific analgesic with low physical dependence, tolerance, respiratory depression, constipation and other side effects. Our work shows that it is(More)
Cellular drug target identification through affinity chromatography is often hindered by the quantity of nonspecific binders, such as cytoskeletal and heat shock proteins. Thus, we prepared a 2-aminobenzimidazole-tethered depletion resin designed for removal of these proteins, and tested it on human lung carcinoma cell and rat tissue extracts. Column-bound(More)