Jason R. Healy

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Opioid narcotics are used for the treatment of moderate-to-severe pain and primarily exert their analgesic effects through μ receptors. Although traditional μ agonists can cause undesired side effects, including tolerance, addition of δ antagonists can attenuate said side effects. Herein, we report(More)
Posaconazole, a broad-spectrum triazole antifungal agent, is approved for the prevention of invasive aspergillosis and candidiasis in addition to the treatment of oropharyngeal candidiasis. There is evidence of efficacy in the treatment and prevention of rarer, more difficult-to-treat fungal infections. Posaconazole oral suspension solution has shown(More)
Dextromethorphan is an antitussive with a high margin of safety that has been hypothesized to display rapid-acting antidepressant activity based on pharmacodynamic similarities to the N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA) receptor antagonist ketamine. In addition to binding to NMDA receptors, dextromethorphan binds to sigma-1 (σ1) receptors, which are believed to be(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate analgesic effects of an improved sustained-release buprenorphine (BUP-SR) formulation administered to mice. ANIMALS 36 male Swiss-Webster mice. PROCEDURES Mice were assigned to each of 3 treatment groups (n = 12 mice/group). Treatments were administered SC (vehicle [control treatment], 1.5 mg of buprenorphine hydrochloride(More)
We read with interest the recent article by Agarwal and colleagues investigating the biologic significance of granulocyte colony stimulating factor (G-CSF) in stem-like subpopulations of neuroblastoma cells (1). While we find their observations provocative, and do not debate their demonstration that CD114 (the G-CSF receptor) is expressed in a rare(More)
Selective σ2 ligands continue to be an active target for medications to attenuate the effects of psychostimulants. In the course of our studies to determine the optimal substituents in the σ2-selective phenyl piperazines analogues with reduced activity at other neurotransmitter systems, we discovered that 1-(3-chlorophenyl)-4-phenethylpiperazine actually(More)
Opioid analgesic tolerance remains a considerable drawback to chronic pain management. The finding that concomitant administration of delta opioid receptor (DOR) antagonists attenuates the development of tolerance to mu opioid receptor (MOR) agonists has led to interest in producing bifunctional MOR agonist/DOR antagonist ligands. Herein, we present(More)
A series of ring-constrained phenylpropyloxyethylamines, partial opioid structure analogs and derivatives of a previously studied sigma (σ) receptor ligand, was synthesized and evaluated at σ and opioid receptors for receptor selectivity. The results of this study identified several compounds with nanomolar affinity at both σ receptor subtypes. Compounds 6(More)
[reaction: see text] Imidazo[5,1-f][1,2,4]triazinones, as isosteres of purine, are of interest for pharmaceutical research. The syntheses reported in the literature generally require several steps. We report a novel method to access a broad range of diversely substituted derivatives. The key step is the electrophilic N-amination of 3H-imidazoles containing(More)