Penny N Newson

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Schizophrenia is considered to be a neurodevelopmental disorder with origins in the prenatal or neonatal period. Brains from subjects with schizophrenia have enlarged ventricles, reduced cortical thickness (CT) and increased neuronal density in the prefrontal cortex compared with those from normal subjects. Subjects with schizophrenia have reduced pain(More)
Capsaicin, the hot chemical in chillies, administered to neonatal rats, causes destruction of polymodal nociceptive primary afferent neurons by acting on TRPV1 receptors causing intrinsic somatosensory deprivation. Although the effects of neonatal capsaicin treatment in the periphery have been extensively investigated, less is known about the brain networks(More)
Treatment of neonatal rats with the transient receptor potential vanilloid 1 (TRPV1) channel agonist, capsaicin, produces life-long loss of sensory neurons expressing TRPV1 channels. Previously it was shown that rats treated on day 2 of life with capsaicin had behavioural hyperactivity in a novel environment at 5-7 weeks of age and brain changes reminiscent(More)
The effects of cromakalim, verapamil and salbutamol have been examined in guinea pig trachealis smooth muscle in both Krebs physiological salt solution and Krebs solution where K+ has been replaced by Rb+. Cromakalim-induced relaxation in the presence of Rb+ was reduced in extent and became transient, whilst the relaxation response to verapamil was enhanced(More)
The effects of subchronic subcutaneous treatment with tachykinin receptor antagonists over nine days on the repeated mild stress response induced by daily subcutaneous injections and on the severe acute stress induced by morphine withdrawal were investigated in guinea-pigs. The NK(1) receptor antagonist, L733,060, 0.25mg/kg, significantly increased(More)
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