Fernando Rodríguez de Fonseca18
Ainhoa Bilbao12
18Fernando Rodríguez de Fonseca
12Ainhoa Bilbao
8José Antonio López-Moreno
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Antigenic variation allows Trypanosoma brucei to evade the host immune response by switching the expression of 1 out of approximately 15 telomeric variant surface glycoprotein (VSG) expression sites (ESs). VSG ES transcription is mediated by RNA polymerase I in a discrete nuclear site named the ES body (ESB). However, nothing is known about how the(More)
Recent studies suggest that the endocannabinoid system modulates feeding. Despite the existence of central mechanisms for the regulation of food intake by endocannabinoids, evidence indicates that peripheral mechanisms may also exist. To test this hypothesis, we investigated (1) the effects of feeding on intestinal anandamide accumulation; (2) the effects(More)
The endocannabinoid system is involved in a variety of effects of drugs of misuse, and blockade of the cannabinoid CB1 receptor by selective antagonists elicits marked reductions in opioid and alcohol self-administration. The present study was designed to extend our knowledge of the role of the cannabinoid CB1 receptor in the modulation of alcohol misuse(More)
The present study evaluates the pharmacological profile of the new neutral cannabinoid CB1 receptor antagonist 5-(4-chlorophenyl)-1-(2,4-dichlorophenyl)-3-hexyl-1H-1,2,4-triazole -LH-21- on feeding behavior and alcohol self-administration in rats, two behaviors inhibited by cannabinoid CB1 receptor antagonists. Administration of LH-21 (0.03, 0.3 and 3(More)
  • Belen Ferrer, Francisco Javier Bermúdez-Silva, Ainhoa Bilbao, Lily Alvarez-Jaimes, Irene Sanchez-Vera, Andrea Giuffrida +7 others
  • 2007
The endogenous cannabinoid acylethanolamide AEA (arachidonoylethanolamide; also known as anandamide) participates in the neuroadaptations associated with chronic ethanol exposure. However, no studies have described the acute actions of ethanol on AEA production and degradation. In the present study, we investigated the time course of the effects of the(More)
The endocannabinoid system mediates in the pharmacological actions of ethanol and genetic studies link endocannabinoid signaling to alcoholism. Drugs activating cannabinoid CB1 receptors have been found to promote alcohol consumption but their effects on self-administration of alcohol are less clear because of the interference with motor performance. To(More)
Alcoholism is characterized by successive relapses. Recent data have shown a cross-talk between the cannabinoid system and ethanol. In this study, male Wistar rats with a limited (30 min sessions), intermittent, and extended background of alcohol operant self-administration were used. The relapse to alcohol after 1 week of alcohol deprivation was evaluated.(More)
The endogenous cannabinoid system is an ubiquitous lipid signalling system that appeared early in evolution and which has important regulatory functions throughout the body in all vertebrates. The main endocannabinoids (endogenous cannabis-like substances) are small molecules derived from arachidonic acid, anandamide (arachidonoylethanolamide) and(More)