Kerrie N Wease

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Delta9-tetrahydrocannabivarin (THCV) displaced [(3)H]CP55940 from specific binding sites on mouse brain and CHO-hCB(2) cell membranes (K(i)=75.4 and 62.8 nM, respectively).THCV (1 microM) also antagonized CP55940-induced stimulation of [(35)S]GTPgammaS binding to these membranes (apparent K(B)=93.1 and 10.1 nM, respectively). In the mouse vas deferens, the(More)
We have previously reported that the synthetic cannabinoid receptor agonist WIN55,212-2 causes a selective reduction in paired-pulse depression of population spikes in the CA1 region of the rat hippocampal slice. This effect is consistent with the observation that activation of cannabinoid receptors inhibits GABA release in the hippocampus. We have now(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE The endogenous cannabinoid anandamide (AEA) acts at cannabinoid (CB(1)) and vanilloid (TRPV(1)) receptors. AEA also shows antinociceptive properties; although the underlying mechanism for this is not fully understood, both CB(1) and TRPV(1) may be involved. Voltage-activated Ca(2+) channels in rat-cultured dorsal root ganglion (DRG)(More)
The factors regulating the expression and splicing of the major myelin gene, proteolipid protein (Plp), are unclear. The gene encodes two splice variants, Plp and Dm20. During active myelination, transcription of the Plp gene is markedly upregulated and the splice variant ratio becomes Plp-mRNA dominant. We hypothesised that these aspects of Plp gene(More)
The effects of latrunculin A, isolated from the nudibranch Chromodoris sp., on the excitability of neonatal rat cultured dorsal root ganglion neurones were investigated using patch-clamp recording and Ca(2+) imaging techniques. Under current-clamp conditions, acute application of latrunculin A (100 microM) reversibly induced multiple action potential firing(More)
BACKGROUND Whole cell patch clamp recording and intracellular Ca2+ imaging were carried out on rat cultured dorsal root ganglion (DRG) neurones to characterize the actions of crude extracts and purified samples from Red Sea soft corals. The aim of the project was to identify compounds that would alter the excitability of DRG neurones. RESULTS Crude(More)
Although being widespread in the hippocampus, the role tachykinins play in synaptic transmission is unclear. The effect of substance P on field potentials evoked by stimulation of the Schaffer collateral-commissural fibres and recorded from the CA1 region of the rat hippocampal slice were studied. Perfusion of substance P (8 μM) had no effect on the fEPSP(More)
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