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SR141716A has been described as a cannabinoid receptor antagonist. This study was conducted to determine whether SR141716A was capable of antagonizing the pharmacological effects of the prototypical cannabinoid agonist delta 9-THC. The AD50 (+/- 95% confidence limits) obtained after a 10 min i.v. pretreatment with SR141716A in measures of hypoactivity,(More)
A newly developed cannabinoid antagonist, SR141716A [N-(piperidin-1-yl)- 5-(4-chlorophenyl)-1-(2,4-dichlorophenyl)-4-methyl-1H-pyrazole-3-carboxa mide hydrochloride], binds to brain cannabinoid receptors and has been shown to block characteristic pharmacological effects of the aminoalkylindole cannabinoid agonist, WIN 55,212-2(More)
Bevacizumab [Avastin; anti-vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) antibody] is an antiangiogenic IgG approved for treating patients with certain types of colon, breast, and lung cancer. In these indications, bevacizumab is administered every 2 to 3 weeks, prompting us to study ways to reduce the frequency of administration. Increasing affinity to(More)
A cannabinoid antagonist, SR 141716A, dose dependently precipitated a behavioral withdrawal syndrome in rats continuously infused i.p. for only 4 days with relatively low-dose regimens of delta 9-tetrahydrocannabinol. The following dose regimens, expressed as mg/kg/24 hr, were used for days 1 through 4: high-12.5, 25, 50 and 100; medium-2.5, 5, 10 and 20;(More)
Mature B-lymphocytes develop sequentially from transitional type 1 (T1) and type 2 (T2) precursors in the spleen. To elucidate the mechanisms that regulate the developmental fate of these distinct B cell subsets, we investigated their biochemical and biological responses following stimulation through the B-cell antigen receptor (BCR). As compared with the(More)
Ziprasidone (CP-88,059) is a combined 5-HT (serotonin) and dopamine receptor antagonist which exhibits potent effects in preclinical assays predictive of antipsychotic activity. Whereas the compound is a dopamine antagonist in vitro and in vivo, its most potent action is antagonism of 5-HT2A receptors, where its affinity is an order of magnitude greater(More)
BCR engagement initiates intracellular calcium ([Ca2+]i) mobilization which is critical for the activation of multiple transcription factors including NF-kappaB and NFAT. Previously, we showed that Bruton's tyrosine kinase (BTK)-deficient (btk-/-) B cells, which display a modestly reduced calcium response to BCR crosslinking, do not activate NF-kappaB. Here(More)
Ligand recognition of the NK1 receptor (substance P receptor) by peptide agonist and non-peptide antagonist has been investigated and compared by the use of fluorescent ligands and spectrofluorometric methods. Analogues of substance P (SP) labeled with the environment-sensitive fluorescent group 5-dimethylaminonaphthalene-1-sulfonyl (dansyl) at either(More)
Previously we have found that binding of the nonpeptide substance P antagonist, CP 96,345, to the neurokinin-1 (NK-1) receptor was critically dependent on two short segments adjacent to the top of transmembrane segments (TM) V and VI, called segments A (residues 183-195) and D (residues 271-276), respectively. In the present study we have systematically(More)
CP-96,345 [(2S, 3S)-cis-2-(diphenylmethyl)-N-[(2-methoxyphenyl)- methyl]-1-azabicyclo[2.2.2]octan-3-amine] is a potent nonpeptide antagonist of the substance P (NK1) receptor. CP-96,345 inhibited 3H-labeled substance P binding and was a classical competitive antagonist in the NK1 monoreceptor dog carotid artery preparation. CP-96,345 inhibited substance(More)