Seungmin Choi

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In the present study, the antinociceptive profiles of vanillin were examined in ICR mice. Vanillin administered orally (from 1 to 10 mg/kg) showed an antinociceptive effect in a dose-dependent manner as measured in the acetic acid-induced writhing test. Duration of antinociceptive action of vanillin maintained at least for 30 min. But, the cumulative(More)
We investigated effects of acetaminophen on LPS-induced hyperalgesia in various pain models. We examined the changes of pain behaviors induced by formalin injected subcutaneously (s.c.) in the hind paw, with substance P (SP) and glutamate injected inthrathecally (i.t.). Hyperalgesia was induced by LPS intraperitoneal injection 1 day prior to the pain test.(More)
The effect of stress mediators following the stress period and addition time is a controversial issue until now. Thus, we aim to clarify the differential effects of single restraint stress (SS) or repeated restraint stress (RS) on kainic acid (KA)-induced neuronal death especially as addressing not only the role of glucocorticoid (Gc) and its receptor but(More)
In the present study, we examined nociceptive behaviors on various pain models after the pretreatment of kainic acid intracerebroventricularly. We found that intracerebroventricular administration of kainic acid shows significant neuronal damage on the hippocampal CA3 region in the brain slices stained with cresyl violet. Compared to the control group,(More)
We have evaluated the possible underlying mechanisms of immobilization stress-induced analgesia (SIA) by behavioral cross-tolerance studies and molecular studies. In the behavioral studies, the cross-tolerance between single or repeated immobilization SIA and the antinociceptive effects of β-endorphin, morphine, 5-hydroxytryptamine (5-HT), or WIN55,212-2(More)
Chrysanthemum indicum Linne is an ancient herbal medicine used to treat bone and muscle deterioration, ocular infl ammation, headache, and anxiety in Korea, China, and Japan. Furthermore, tea derived from Chrysanthemum indicum Linne has been used to treat anxiety by facilitating relaxation and curing insomnia. However, no reports exist on the(More)
It has been reported that hypobaric hypoxia exposure by high altitude is responsible for neuropsychological impairment. In the present study, we examined an effect of hypobaric hypoxia on the writhing test. The ICR mice were exposed in hypobaric chamber with several altitudes (5000, 10,000 or 20,000 ft) for 1 or 2 h, and then immediately injected(More)
We studied the effects of supraspinally administered morphine on the expression of the hypothalamic pro-opiomelanocortin (POMC) gene and beta-endorphin. Mice were administered morphine intracerebroventricularly (i.c.v.) either once or 5 times for 5 days (once/day). A single morphine administration significantly increased the hypothalamic POMC gene and(More)
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