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The effect of Gly-Pro-Glu (GPE) on the somatostatinergic system of the temporal cortex in amyloid beta-peptide (Abeta) treated rats was investigated. Intracerebroventricular Abeta25-35 administration for 14 days (300 pmol/day) to ovariectomized rats produced a marked reduction in somatostatin (SRIF) content, SRIF receptor density and reduced the inhibitory(More)
Intracerebroventricular administration of the synthetic dipeptide derivative Lys-Trp (Nps) (LTN) elicits a potent and naloxone-sensitive antinociceptive effect in mice and in rats using heat and electrical current respectively as the noxious stimuli. LTN does not induce analgesia by directly acting on opioid receptors but the peptidase inhibiting activity(More)
Peptide bond substitution in the molecules of Lys-Trp(Nps) (LTN) and Trp(Nps)-Lys (TNL) by an aminomethylene and ketomethylene bond, respectively, afforded pseudodipeptides with analgesic activity. The new compounds Lys psi(CH2NH)-Trp(Nps)-OMe (LTNAM) and Trp(Nps)psi(COCH2)(R,S)-Lys (TNLKM) induced a dose-dependent and naloxone-reversible analgesia(More)
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