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Delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol produces potent antinociceptive effects in mice and rats. Evidence exists for an interaction between the cannabinoids and the kappa receptor subtype, kappa1, in the production of antinociception. Data indicate that delta9-THC induces the release of endogenous dynorphins, the ligand(s) for the kappa receptor. It has been(More)
The endogenous opioid dynorphin B was evaluated for its role in cannabinoid-induced antinociception. Previous work in our laboratory has shown that the synthetic, bicyclic cannabinoid, CP55,940, induces the release of dynorphin B whilst the naturally occurring cannabinoid, Delta(9)-tetrahydrocannabinol (Delta(9)-THC), releases dynorphin A. The dynorphins(More)
Systemic and intrathecally administered ketorolac produced antinociception in the p-phenylquinone test, but not in the tail-flick or hot-plate tests. Antagonists of the subtypes of opioid receptors were used to evaluate the interaction of ketorolac with these receptors. Intrathecally administered kappa-opioid receptor antagonist nor-binaltorphimine(More)
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