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Selective activation of peripheral cannabinoid CB1 receptors has the potential to become a valuable therapy for chronic pain conditions as long as central nervous system effects are attenuated. A new class of cannabinoid ligands was rationally designed from known aminoalkylindole agonists and showed good binding and functional activities at human CB1 and(More)
The inclusion of specific amino acids in conventional culture media has been shown to enhance mammalian embryo development in vitro. Amino acids have been shown to confer their benefits to the preimplantation embryo in a number of different ways. However, their ability to buffer intracellular pH (pHi) has not been investigated. Thus, the aim of this study(More)
Although intracellular pH (pHi), is a regulator of numerous biological processes, it has received relatively little attention with regard to the physiology of the mammalian preimplantation embryo. Interestingly, there is some controversy as to whether the early embryo can recover from an acid load. The significance of this is that two constituents of mouse(More)
Vanilloid receptor 1 (VR1, TRPV1) is a cation-selective ion channel that is expressed on primary afferent neurons and is upregulated following inflammation and nerve damage. Blockers of this channel may have utility in the treatment of chronic nociceptive and neuropathic pain. Here, we describe the optimization from a high throughput screening hit, of a(More)
Co-culture remains a common method to support the development of bovine embryos, derived from IVM/IVF procedures. However, the mechanism by which somatic cells confer their benefit to the developing embryo remains undetermined. This study therefore analysed the changes made to the culture medium TCM-199, used in bovine embryo co-culture systems, by somatic(More)
The use of flow photochemistry and its apparent superiority over batch has been reported by a number of groups in recent years. To rigorously determine whether flow does indeed have an advantage over batch, a broad range of synthetic photochemical transformations were optimized in both reactor modes and their yields and productivities compared.(More)
The effects of thyrotropin-releasing hormone (TRH) and dopamine (DA) on serum growth hormone (GH) levels were examined in the adolescent male baboon. Intravenously administered DA (40 microgram/kg-min-1 for 20 min) raised serum GH and glucose and lowered serum insulin concentrations but caused no increase in blood pressure. Concomitant intravenous infusion(More)
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