Po Gao

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This report concerns the synthesis and preliminary pharmacological evaluation of a novel series of kappa agonists related to the morphinan (-)-cyclorphan (3a) and the benzomorphan (-)-cyclazocine (2) as potential agents for the pharmacotherapy of cocaine abuse. Recent evidence suggests that agonists acting at kappa opioid receptors may modulate the activity(More)
Young adult male Fischer rats maintained on a reduced calorie diet (60% of ad libitum food consumption) for 6 weeks showed a decrease in the binding of aflatoxin B1 (AFB1) to hepatic or renal nuclear DNA and a reduction of AFB1-induced hepatocellular damage. Repeated dosing of rats with AFB1 resulted in the inhibition of hepatic and renal DNA synthesis(More)
The whole-cell patch-clamp technique was used to record current responses to AMPA, N-methyl-d-aspartate (NMDA), muscimol and dibenzoyl-ATP (Bz-ATP) in superficial (reactive/gliotic) substantia gelatinosa (SG) astrocytes and neurons of spinal cord slices kept for different periods of time in organotypic culture. Currents induced by AMPA, NMDA and muscimol(More)
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