Ghazi F Altememi

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The potential interactions of natively expressed mu-opioid and opioid receptor-like (ORL1) receptors were studied by exposing intact BE(2)-C cells to agonists or antagonists for 1 h. Pretreatment with the mu-opioid receptor agonist, [D-Ala(2), N-Me-Phe(4),Gly(5)-ol]enkephalin (DAMGO), or the ORL1 receptor agonist, orphanin FQ/nociceptin desensitized both(More)
Long-term potentiation (LTP) of the nicotinic pathway of the superior cervical ganglion (SCG) is remarkably similar to that of the hippocampus which has been shown to involve nitric oxide (NO). We investigated a similar possible involvement of NO in the LTP of the SCG of the rat. Treatment of ganglia with the NO-synthase inhibitor N(G)-nitro-L-arginine(More)
The role of nitric oxide in long-term potentiation of the nicotinic pathway of synaptic transmission in the isolated superior cervical ganglia of rat was studied. Long-term potentiation was induced by a brief tetanizing pulse (tetanus, 20 Hz/20 s) to the preganglionic nerve. The amplitude of the extracellularly recorded postganglionic compound action(More)
(1) Adrenaline (ADR) and noradrenaline (NA) can simultaneously activate inhibitory alpha(2)- and stimulatory beta-adrenoceptors (AR). However, ADR and NA differ significantly in that ADR is a potent beta(2)-AR agonist while NA is not. Only recently has the interaction resulting from the simultaneous activation of alpha(2)- and beta(2)-AR been examined at(More)
kappa(3) opioid receptors have a unique binding and analgesic profile, as originally defined by naloxone benzoylhydrazone (NalBzoH). Although antisense studies demonstrated the close relationship between kappa(3) opioid and Orphan opioid receptor-like receptor (ORL1) and implied they were generated from the same gene, these studies also revealed differences(More)
BACKGROUND In addition to the regulation of blood pressure, alpha2- and beta-adrenoceptor (AR) subtypes play an important role in the modulation of noradrenergic neurotransmission in the human CNS and PNS. Several studies suggest that the alpha2-AR responsiveness in cells and tissues after chronic epinephrine (EPI) or norepinephrine (NE) exposure may vary,(More)
Background: In addition to the regulation of blood pressure, α2and β-adrenoceptor (AR) subtypes play an important role in the modulation of noradrenergic neurotransmission in the human CNS and PNS. Several studies suggest that the α2-AR responsiveness in cells and tissues after chronic epinephrine (EPI) or norepinephrine (NE) exposure may vary, depending on(More)
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