Ildikó Dobos

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Agmatine, an endogenous ligand, interacts both with the alpha2-adrenoceptors and with the imidazoline binding sites. The effect of intrathecally administered agmatine on carrageenan-induced thermal hyperalgesia was investigated by means of a paw-withdrawal test in rats. The effect of agmatine on morphine-induced anti-hyperalgesia was also studied.(More)
Although chronic intrathecal catheterization is a widely used method in rats, few calibration experiments have been performed. In this study, we investigated the correlation between the side position of the catheter tip and the side differences observed in the motor and sensory disturbances after intrathecal administration of lidocaine to a large number of(More)
Kynurenic acid as an endogenous ligand antagonizes all types of ionotropic glutamate receptors, with preferential affinity for the glycine-binding site of the N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA) receptor. The purpose of the present study was to investigate the antinociceptive potency of continuously administered kynurenic acid on carrageenan-induced thermal(More)
The goal of this study was to investigate the effects of endomorphin-1 on Na(+),K(+)-ATPase activity in mouse brain synaptosome in vitro, and its antinociceptive interaction with the Na(+),K(+)-ATPase inhibitor ouabain. Endomorphin-1 (0.1 nM-10 microM) produced a concentration-dependent (EC(50): 43.19 nM, CI: 23.38-65.71 nM, E(max): 25.86%, CI:(More)
UNLABELLED Recently, a series of endogenous ligands related to inhibition of sensory transduction of noxious stimuli at the spinal level has been described, including endomorphins, agmatine, and adenosine, which act on different receptors; however, little data exist concerning their effect during continuous administration or their interactions. In this(More)
Endomorphin-1 is a novel endogenous opioid peptide with high affinity and selectivity for the mu-opioid receptor. Earlier results have shown that it causes antinociception in different pain tests, but its effect is short-lasting. The purpose of the present study was to investigate the antinociceptive potency of continuously administered endomorphin-1 on(More)
Acute tolerance develops after a single administration of opiate or alpha(2)-adrenergic agonists, but the characteristics of the delayed type of acute tolerance have not been analyzed in acute and inflammatory thermal pain tests. We investigated the long-term changes in the antinociceptive potency of morphine (10 mg/kg) injected intraperitoneally and the(More)
BACKGROUND The spinal administration of some N-methyl-d-aspartate receptor antagonists results in antinociception and potentiates the effects of opioids and alpha2-adrenoceptor agonists, but ketamine and its enantiomers have not been examined. The present study investigated the interactions of racemic ketamine, R(-)-ketamine and S(+)-ketamine with morphine(More)
UNLABELLED Ketamine exerts antinociceptive effects in many pain tests. We investigated the antinociceptive effect of intrathecally administered racemic ketamine and its S(+)- and R(-)-enantiomer on carrageenan-induced thermal hyperalgesia with a paw withdrawal test and acute pain (hot plate and tailflick) tests. Rats were prepared with a chronic lumbar(More)
UNLABELLED Spinal administration of the endogenous mu-opioid agonist peptide, endomorphin-1, results in antinociception in rodents, but there are few data about its interaction with other antinociceptive drugs. We investigated the antinociceptive interactions at the spinal level of endomorphin-1 with the N-methyl-D-aspartate antagonist S(+)-ketamine, the(More)