Marciano Sablad

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This study investigated the combined effect of neonatal maternal separation and acute psychological stress on pain responses in adult rats. Long-Evans dams and their male pups were reared under two conditions: 1) 180 min daily maternal separation (MS180) on postnatal days 2-14 or 2) no handling or separation (NH). At 2 mo of age, visceromotor responses to(More)
The present study was designed to determine the contribution of N-type, P/Q-type and L-type calcium channels in the rostral ventromedial medulla to tactile allodynia following peripheral nerve injury. L5/L6 spinal nerve ligation in rats produced tactile allodynia, which was dose-dependently inhibited by intrarostral ventromedial medulla microinjection of(More)
Cisplatin (CDDP) is known to produce renal proximal tubule injury. Various renal biomarkers have been related to CDDP nephrotoxicity in previous research, but the temporal and spatial relationship of these biomarkers to injury reversal has not been well defined. In this study, the progression and reversal of renal histopathology findings relative to serum(More)
Three isoforms of nitric oxide synthase (NOS), dimeric enzymes that catalyze the formation of nitric oxide (NO) from arginine, have been identified. Inappropriate or excessive NO produced by iNOS and/or nNOS is associated with inflammatory and neuropathic pain. Previously, we described the identification of a series of amide-quinolinone iNOS dimerization(More)
The RAR-related orphan receptor gamma t (RORγt) is a nuclear receptor required for generating IL-17-producing CD4(+) Th17 T cells, which are essential in host defense and may play key pathogenic roles in autoimmune diseases. Oxysterols elicit profound effects on immune and inflammatory responses as well as on cholesterol and lipid metabolism. Here, we(More)
The mechanism(s) underlying stress-induced colonic hypersensitivity (SICH) are incompletely understood. Our aims were to assess the acute and delayed (24 h) effect of water avoidance (WA) stress on visceral nociception in awake male Wistar rats and to evaluate the role of two stress-related modulation systems: the substance P/neurokinin-1 receptor(More)
The IL-23/IL-17 pathway is implicated in autoimmune diseases, particularly psoriasis, where biologics targeting IL-23 and IL-17 have shown significant clinical efficacy. Retinoid-related orphan nuclear receptor gamma t (RORγt) is required for Th17 differentiation and IL-17 production in adaptive and innate immune cells. We identified JNJ-54271074, a potent(More)
There are three isoforms of dimeric nitric oxide synthases (NOS) that convert arginine to citrulline and nitric oxide. Inducible NOS is implicated in numerous inflammatory diseases and, more recently, in neuropathic pain states. The majority of existing NOS inhibitors are either based on the structure of arginine or are substrate competitive. We describe(More)
A novel class of 6-aryl-6H-pyrrolo[3,4-d]pyridazine ligands for the alpha2delta subunit of voltage-gated calcium channels has been described. Substitutions in the aryl ring of the molecule were generally not tolerated, and resulted in diminished binding to the alpha2delta subunit. Modifications to the pyridazine ring revealed numerous permissive(More)
Nitric-oxide synthases (NOS) generate nitric oxide (NO) through the oxidation of l-arginine. Inappropriate or excessive production of NO by NOS is associated with the pathophysiology of various disease states. Efforts to treat these disorders by developing arginine mimetic, substrate-competitive NOS inhibitors as drugs have met with little success.(More)