Li Guang Lou

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Calcium/calmodulin-dependent protein kinase II (CaMK II) has been shown to be involved in the regulation of opioid receptor signaling. The present study showed that acute morphine treatment significantly increased both Ca2+/calmodulin-independent and Ca2+/calmodulin-dependent activities of CaMK II in the rat hippocampus, with little alteration in the(More)
The effect of nociceptin/orphanin FQ (N/OFQ) on protein kinase C (PKC) was investigated in Chinese hamster ovary cells stably expressing opioid receptor-like (ORL1) receptor (CHO-ORL1 cells). N/OFQ significantly activated PKC in CHO-ORL1 cells with EC50 of 0.2 nM. This response was blocked by PKC inhibitors chelerythrine and Gö 6976, and by pretreatment of(More)
The effect of nociceptin/orphanin FQ (N/OFQ), an endogenous ligand for the newly identified opioid receptor-like (ORL1) receptor, on mitogen-activated protein kinase (MAPK) was investigated in Chinese hamster ovary cells stably expressing ORL1 receptor. N/OFQ rapidly stimulated phosphorylation and activity of MAPK (p42 and p44 isoforms) in a(More)
The effects of N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA) on opioid receptor-mediated G protein activation were explored in neuroblastoma X glioma hybrid (NG108-15) cells. Treatment of the cells with NMDA resulted in a remarkable attenuation of [35S]guanosine-5'-O-(3-thio)triphosphate binding stimulated by [D-Pen2,D-Pen5]-enkephalin (DPDPE), a delta-opioid receptor(More)
Nongenomic mechanisms of corticosterone (B) inhibition of nicotine (Nic)-induced calcium influx were investigated in PC12 cells. Corticosterone could rapidly inhibit the Ca2+ influx induced by Nic, and BSA-conjugated B had a similar inhibitory effect. The inhibition of Nic-induced Ca2+ influx by B could be mimicked by protein kinase C (PKC) activator(More)
Modulation of protein kinase C (PKC) and cAMP-dependent protein kinase (PKA) activities by delta-opioid receptor specific agonist [D-Pen2, D-Pen5]-enkephalin (DPDPE) was investigated in neuroblastoma x glioma hybrid NG 108-15 cells. DPDPE activated PKC in a dose-dependent manner, with the maximal response at 5 min. The DPDPE-stimulated PKC activation could(More)
AIM To study the antiangiogenic effect of alpha-anordrin (alpha-Ano), a partial antagonist of estrogen receptor. METHODS The in vivo inhibitory effect of alpha-Ano on angiogenesis was determined by microvascular density (MVD) in tumors and the chicken chorioallantoic membrane (CAM) model. The in vitro effects of alpha-Ano on proliferation, migration, and(More)
Nineteen new derivatives of the naturally occurring compound, goniothalamin, were prepared by chemical modification and semi-synthetic methods. The antitumor activities of these derivatives and goniothalamin were evaluated in vitro against human tumor cell lines, and most of them showed an inhibitory effect against HL-60 cancer cells. The derivatives(More)
AIM To study antitumor action of alpha-anordrin (Ano). METHODS Morphological assessment of apoptosis was performed with light microscope and electron microscope. Membrane integrity was determined by trypan blue exclusion method. Endonucleolysis was assessed by agarose gel electrophoresis and flow cytometric methods. RESULTS Exposure of exponentially(More)