Riccardo Cirillo

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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)
In order to acquire prevalence and genetic data on Cryptosporidium infections in captive lizards and snakes kept as pets, a survey was conducted on 150 individual reptiles from southern Italy. Fecal samples were preserved in 5% formalin and analyzed using a commercial immunofluorescence assay (IFA) for the detection of Cryptosporidium oocysts and Giardia(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 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)
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 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)
In past years, it was known that paint on reflector surfaces causes degradation of antenna gain and noise temperatures, but it was not known how much degradation occurs as a function of paint and primer thickness or frequency. This article presents an approach used to study the properties of paint by first measuring the complex dielectric constants of paint(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)
In Part I of this article, complex dielectric constant values in the frequency range of 24 through 34 GHz were presented for paints and primers currently being used as well as for candidate replacements. Tables of complex dielectric constant values were given for (1) Triangle no. 6 white flat paint, (2) zinc chromate primer, (3) 18FHR6 white water-based(More)
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