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Phytocannabinoids are useful therapeutics for multiple applications including treatments of constipation, malaria, rheumatism, alleviation of intraocular pressure, emesis, anxiety and some neurological and neurodegenerative disorders. Consistent with these medicinal properties, extracted cannabinoids have recently gained much interest in research, and some(More)
It has previously been demonstrated that stimulation of opiate receptors within the nucleus accumbens results in marked hyperphagia, perhaps reflecting enhancement of taste palatability. Rats that have received multiple morphine treatments also increase feeding in response to environmental stimuli that have been associated with the morphine injections. The(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIMS Acute tubulointerstitial nephritis (ATIN) is a potentially reversible cause of acute kidney injury with the majority of cases drug related. Our aims were to examine the incidence profile of patients with ATIN in Scotland and to assess the impact of corticosteroid treatment. DESIGN AND METHODS All adult patients with biopsy-proven ATIN,(More)
We have examined the existence and distribution of fibrillin-1 within the endometrium and decidua to ascertain the effect of decidualization upon its synthesis, and its relationship to other extracellular matrix proteins. Formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded tissues were stained using monoclonal antibodies to collagen IV, elastin, fibrillin-1 and laminin, by(More)
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