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The antinociceptive effect of ricinoleic acid ([R-(Z)]-12-hydroxy-9-octadecenoic acid) in comparison with capsaicin (trans-8-methyl-N-vanillyl-6-nonenamide) has been investigated in several "in vivo" tests. Acute topical application of capsaicin, but not ricinoleic acid, produced by itself an hyperalgesic effect detected as a decrease in paw withdrawal(More)
Observational studies indicate that topical application of ricinoleic acid (RA), the main component of castor oil, exerts remarkable analgesic and anti-inflammatory effects. Pharmacological characterization has shown similarities between the effects of RA and those of capsaicin, suggesting a potential interaction of this drug on sensory(More)
We have investigated the pro- and anti-inflammatory effects of ricinoleic acid (RA), the main active principle of castor oil, in an experimental model of blepharitis induced by intradermal injection of carrageenan in the guinea-pig eyelid and its possible capsaicin-like mode of action on acutely dissociated rat dorsal root ganglia (DRG) neurons in vitro.(More)
We have evaluated the potential protective activity of nepadutant, a selective tachykinin NK2 receptor antagonist, in a model of acute rectocolitis induced by an enema with 7.5% acetic acid in guinea-pigs. The injury was quantified visually by using a macroscopic injury score, and histologically by using a necrosis score. In addition, changes in(More)
MEN 11066 is a new non-steroidal compound which potently inhibits human placenta (K(i)=0.5 nM) and rat ovarian (K(i)=0.2 nM) aromatase in vitro. In vivo, a single oral dose of 0.3 mgkg(-1) significantly decreased uterus weight in immature rats after stimulation of uterus growth by androstenedione. MEN 11066 reduced in a dose-dependent manner plasma(More)
We have investigated the pharmacological properties of MEN 11467, a novel partially retro-inverse peptidomimetic antagonist of tachykinin NK(1) receptors. MEN 11467 potently inhibits the binding of [(3)H] substance P (SP) to tachykinin NK(1) receptors in the IM9 limphoblastoid cell line (pK(i) = 9.4 +/- 0.1). MEN 11467 is highly specific for the human(More)
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