Learn More
Recent data have shown that [125I]D-Ala2, MePhe4, Met(o)ol5-enkephalin (FK-33-824) is a highly selective and specific mu opioid receptor ligand [Moyse et al. (1986) Peptides 7, 351-355]. This probe was used here to investigate the detailed radioautographic distribution of mu sites at various levels of the spinal cord. [125I]FK-33-824 binding sites were(More)
We have generated a recombinant Newcastle disease virus (NDV) that expresses the green fluorescence protein (GFP) in infected chicken embryo fibroblasts (CEFs). This virus is interferon (IFN) sensitive, and pretreatment of cells with chicken alpha/beta IFN (IFN-alpha/beta) completely blocks viral GFP expression. Prior transfection of plasmid DNA induces an(More)
Monocytes are effectors of the inflammatory response to microbes. Human CD14(+) monocytes specialize in phagocytosis and production of reactive oxygen species and secrete inflammatory cytokines in response to a broad range of microbial cues. Here, we have characterized the functions of human monocytes that lack CD14 (CD14(dim)) and express CD16. CD14(dim)(More)
In naive mice, ibogaine at a tremorigenic dose (30 mg/kg, ip), did not produce antinociception but did potentiate the antinociceptive potency of morphine in the tail-flick test. In morphine-dependent mice, ibogaine did not eliminate withdrawal symptoms but significantly increased the number of repetitive vertical jumps induced by naloxone, whatever the(More)
1 Development of the analgesic response to morphine and ontogenesis of central opiate receptors were analyzed in rats 5 to 120 days old. 2 The analgesic effect of morphine increased until day 15, after which it decreased to reach a plateau at about day 30. With phenoperidine, on the other hand, the analgesic effect increased until day 15, remained constant(More)
The autoradiographic distribution of mu, delta and kappa opioid binding sites was evaluated in various segments of the rat and guinea pig spinal cord. Mu opioid receptor binding sites are highly concentrated in the superficial layers of the dorsal horn (laminae II and III) in both species, without any marked gradient along the cord. Delta binding sites are(More)
The antinociceptive properties of morphine-6 beta-glucuronide (M6G) and morphine (oral, i.c.v. and s.c.) were examined in two tests involving different nociceptive stimuli [i.e., cutaneous-thermal (tail-flick) and chemical-visceral (acetic acid-writhing)] in both naive and chronically treated mice. Twenty min after i.c.v. injection, M6G was 47 and 360 times(More)
Opioid receptor binding sites were analyzed in various segments of rat spinal cord. Mu and delta types were labelled with [3H]-DHM or [3H]-DAGO and [3H]-DADLE or [3H]-DSLET respectively. Kappa 1 (kappa) and kappa 2 (benzomorphan) binding sites were individually detected by the overall labeling of opioid binding sites with [3H]-etorphine followed by the(More)
The enkephalins Met-enkephalin and Leu-enkephalin were first isolated from porcine brain by Hughes and co-workers. We have recently isolated from bovine adrenals another enkephalin with the structure Tyr-Gly-Gly-Phe-Met-Arg-Phe, or Met-enkephalin-Arg6-Phe7 (ref. 2). We report here that this new heptapeptide is found in human, rat and bovine striatum in(More)
[125I-Tyr1, D-Pro10]dynorphin A-(1-11) (125I-DP-DYN), an opioid peptide analogue that has previously been shown to be kappa selective, displays specific, saturable, and high-affinity (Kd = 0.3 nM) binding in slide-mounted sections from nerve tissue. We have used 125I-DPDYN to autoradiographically visualize supraspinal kappa-opioid receptor sites in rats,(More)