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In vitro results show the ability of the CB(1) receptor agonist CP 55,940 to reduce the affinity of D(2) receptor agonist binding sites in both the dorsal and ventral striatum including the nucleus accumbens shell. This antagonistic modulation of D(2) receptor agonist affinity was found to remain and even be enhanced after G-protein activation by Gpp(NH)p.… (More)
The Flinders Sensitive Line rats showed an increased immobility response by 104% (P<0.01) in the forced swim test with respect to the Flinders Resistant Line rats (control). The Flinders Sensitive Line rats also had an increase of [(125)I]galanin (porcine) binding in the dorsal raphe (55+/-3.3 fmol/mg protein) with respect to the Flinders Resistant Line… (More)
We have used the impedance aggregometer to study the "ex vivo" effect of acetylsalicylic acid (ASA) in whole blood (WB) versus platelet-rich plasma (PRP) in 35 male healthy volunteers after 10 days of treatment with 25, 50, 125, 250, and 500 mg/day of ASA. Percent of inhibition of platelet aggregation was determinated at the end of treatment. A greater… (More)
Phytochemical study of the aerial parts of INULA VISCOSA resulted in the isolation of sixteen flavonoids. One of them, 3- O-acetylpadmatin [(2 R,3 R)-3-acetoxy-5,3',4'-trihydroxy-7-methoxyflavanone], was isolated for the first time as a natural compound. Ferulic aldehyde, 2-methylphloroacetophenone, inuviscolide and 2-deacetoxyxanthinin were also isolated.
The effects of corticosterone (10 mg/kg, s.c., 6 h) on dorsal raphe 5-HT1A autoreceptors have been studied in adrenalectomized rats with or without porcine galanin modulation. Adrenalectomy diminishes 5-HT1A autoreceptors affinity. Corticosterone increases 5-HT1A autoreceptor agonist affinity (+90%, p<0.001) in adrenalectomized rats. Galanin (10 nM)… (More)
The aim of the present study was to evaluate whether galanin-(1-16) of the rat and porcine type and rat galanin-(1-29) can modulate the 5-HT1A receptors, using [3H]8-OH-DPAT as a radioligand, in membrane preparations from the ventral limbic cortex of the rat. Galanin-(1-16) produced a concentration dependent increase in the Kd value of [3H]8-OH-DPAT binding… (More)
From Chenopodium botrys, five flavonoids have been isolated: hispidulin, 1, salvigenin 2, 5-methylsalvigenin, 3, 7-methyleupatulin, 4 and sinensetin, 5. None of them have been previously reported from Ch. botrys.
Muscarinic receptor subtypes in human and rat colon smooth muscle homogenates were characterized with [3H]N-methylscopolamine ([3H]NMS) by ligand binding studies. [3H]NMS saturation experiments show the existence of a homogeneous population of non-interacting binding sites with similar affinity (KD values of 1.38 +/- 0.20 nM in human colon smooth muscle and… (More)
An in vitro and ex vivo study has been made to determine the inhibition of platelet aggregation in human whole blood (WB) and platelet rich plasma by triflusal and its main metabolite HTB (2-hydroxy-4-trifluoromethylbenzoic acid). Triflusal was administered orally at 300 mg x 2/day, for 15 days, to 13 healthy volunteers (ex vivo tests). Triflusal and HTB,… (More)
Affective disorders are more common in women. The forced swim test acts like a depressive stimulus. Hippocampus and frontal cortex 5-HT1A receptors of female and male Wistar rats subjected to the forced swim test were compared with a sham group. The forced swim test diminishes (P<0.05) the hippocampus 3H-8OH-DPAT bound in the female rats (184+/-16 fmol/mg… (More)