Linda Lundström

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The neuropeptide galanin regulates a variety of physiological and pathophysiological processes through three G protein coupled receptors, GalR1, GalR2, and GalR3. The studies on galanin receptor subtype specific effects have been hampered by the lack of high affinity subtype selective antagonist and/or agonist to any of these three galanin receptor(More)
The present study on rat examined the role of galanin receptor subtypes in regulation of depression-like behavior as well as potential molecular mechanisms involved in the locus coeruleus (LC) and dorsal raphe (DR). The effect of intracerebroventricular (i.c.v.) infusion of galanin or galanin receptor GalR1- and GalR2-selective ligands was studied in the(More)
Galanin is a highly inducible neuropeptide, showing distinct up-regulation after pathological disturbance within the nervous system. Significant increase in galanin expression is observed after peripheral nerve injury, in the basal forebrain in Alzheimer’s disease (AD), during neuronal development, and after stimulation with estrogen, while seizure activity(More)
Binding of the mGlu2/3 antagonist HYDIA in the closed conformation model of mGlu2 causes repulsive interactions with Y216 in lobe II of the binding pocket, preventing closure of the VFT.Modulation of metabotropic glutamate 2/3 receptors represents a promising target for the treatment of neuropsychiatric disorders such as schizophrenia and depression. The(More)
The chimeric peptide M617, galanin(1–13)-Gln14-bradykinin(2–9)amide, is a novel galanin receptor ligand with increased subtype specificity for GalR1 and agonistic activity in cultured cells as well as in vivo. Displacement studies on cell membranes expressing hGalR1 or hGalR2 show the presence of a high affinity binding site for M617 on GalR1 (Ki=0.23±.12(More)
Galanin and its three receptors have been linked to a wide variety of physiological processes and are distributed in both the central and peripheral nervous systems. Further knowledge of the properties of galanin-activated signaling systems can best be obtained by the availability of peptide and non-peptide ligands that are selective for the different(More)
Zernike polynomials and their associated coefficients are commonly used to quantify the wavefront aberrations of the eye. When the aberrations of different eyes, pupil sizes, or corrections are compared or averaged, it is important that the Zernike coefficients have been calculated for the correct size, position, orientation, and shape of the pupil. We(More)
The expression of the mRNA encoding galanin message-associated peptide (GMAP) in human keratinocytes is upregulated by lipopolysaccharides and exposure to Candida albicans. GMAP has growth-inhibiting activity against C. albicans and inhibits the budded-to-hyphal-form transition, establishing GMAP as a possible new component of the innate immune system.
We have examined the effect of systemically administered galnon, a novel low-molecular weight agonist of galanin receptors, on neuropathic pain-like behaviors in rats after photochemically induced partial nerve injury. Galnon is a galanin receptor ligand with moderate affinity to spinal cord membranes (K(D) of 6+/-0.6 microM). While intraperitoneally(More)
The galanin peptide family and its three receptors have with compelling evidence been implicated in several high-order physiological disorders. The co-localization with other neuromodulators and the distinct up-regulation during and after pathological disturbances has drawn attention to this neuropeptide family. In the current study we present data on(More)