Jianxin Cheng

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Morphine injected locally to the paw of an adult or an infant rat is analgesic. Opiates specific to micro and kappa opioid receptors, and less consistently to delta opioid receptors, given locally to the site of injury in adult animals are also analgesic in a variety of models of inflammatory pain. To determine which opioid receptor(s) are involved in local(More)
Injury and pain experienced by the infant results in immediate changes in pain sensitivity that last into adulthood. These long-term changes are likely initiated by altered gene expression. Here we measured how injury alters gene expression in the lumbar spinal cord early and late in the preweaning period of the rat. The expression of large numbers of genes(More)
The corticotropin releasing factors receptor-1 and receptor-2 (CRF1R and CRF2R) are therapeutic targets for treating neurological diseases. Antagonists targeting CRF1R have been developed for the potential treatment of anxiety disorders and alcohol addiction. It has been found that antagonists targeting CRF1R always show high selectivity, although CRF1R and(More)
The κ opioid receptor (κOR) is a member of G-protein-coupled receptors, and is considered as a promising drug target for treating neurological diseases. κOR selective 6'-GNTI was proved to be a G-protein biased agonist, whereas 5'-GNTI acts as an antagonist. To investigate the molecular mechanism of how these two ligands induce different behaviors of the(More)