Sachiko Komiya

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Withdrawal syndrome after the cessation of μ-opioid receptor agonists remains an obstacle in the clinical treatment of pain. There is limited information available on the mechanisms that underlie the expression of the withdrawal signs of opioids, and especially regarding the involvement of μ-opioid receptor subtypes and the location of the responsible(More)
Most opioid receptor agonists have abuse potential, and the rewarding effects of opioids can be reduced in the presence of pain. While each of the enantiomers of pentazocine has a differential pharmacologic profile, (±)-pentazocine has been used clinically for the treatment of pain. However, little information is available regarding which components of(More)
Genetic factors affect the locomotor activity induced by morphine, which mainly depends on the activation of dopaminergic systems, and morphine has distinct pharmacological activities in C57BL/6J-bg(J)bg(J) (beige-J) mice, which have genetic deficiencies in immunological function. We previously showed that beige-J mice exhibited greater locomotor activity(More)
The withdrawal syndrome after the cessation of μ-opioid receptor agonists remains an obstacle in the clinical treatment of pain. We recently showed that peripheral opioid receptors play a significant role in the withdrawal signs in morphine-dependent mice. Therefore, the present study was designed to investigate the underlying mechanism of morphine-induced(More)
The rewarding effects of μ-receptor agonists can be suppressed under several pain conditions. We recently showed that clinically used μ-receptor agonists possess efficacies for relieving the neuropathic pain induced by chemotherapeutic drug in rats; however, it is possible that the use of μ-receptor agonists may trigger the rewarding effects even under(More)
The present study was undertaken to determine the target sites of polymyxin B ototoxicity. This drug, at the concentration of 1 mM, was perfused through the scala tympani of the guinea pig cochlea, and cochlear microphonics and endocochlear potentials were monitored. Both cochlear potentials altered but in an independent manner. These findings indicated(More)
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