Stig O. P. Jacobsson

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This study provides a first broad systematic treatment of the euagarics as they have recently emerged in phylogenetic systematics. The sample consists of 877 homobasidiomycete taxa and includes approximately one tenth (ca. 700 species) of the known number of species of gilled mushrooms that were traditionally classified in the order Agaricales. About 1000(More)
The pharmacological properties of brain cannabinoid receptors were investigated in brains of 35 day-old chickens, since little is known about the avian cannabinoid system. The cannabinoid1 receptor-selective antagonist ligand [3H]SR 141716A bound to chicken brain membranes with K(D) and Bmax values of 0.92+/-0.28 nM and 790+/-58 fmol/mg protein,(More)
Since the discovery of anandamide in 1992, our knowledge of the endocannabinoid system and its physiological effects has increased greatly, not the least as a result of the availability of compounds affecting endocannabinoid function. In the present review, the pharmacology of the endocannabinoid system is discussed. At present, there are no compounds(More)
Cannabinoids, as a result of their ability to activate cannabinoid CB1 receptors, have been shown to possess neuroprotective properties in vivo. In vitro studies into neuroprotective effects mediated by CB1 receptors have in general used primary neuronal cultures derived from embryonic rodents. In the present study, we have investigated whether embryonic(More)
BACKGROUND The lack of reference sequences from well-identified mycorrhizal fungi often poses a challenge to the inference of taxonomic affiliation of sequences from environmental samples, and many environmental sequences are thus left unidentified. Such unidentified sequences belonging to the widely distributed ectomycorrhizal fungal genus Inocybe(More)
We have investigated the effect of soman-induced seizures on rat brain levels of nitrogen oxides (NOx) and lipid peroxidation (LPO) 30 min and 24 h after intoxication. Following administration of soman (90 microg/kg s.c.), acetylcholinesterase activity was reduced to <10% of control after 30 min, whereas some de novo synthesis had occurred after 24 h.(More)
Exposure of chick telencephalon neurons in serum-free primary culture to glutamate produced a concentration-dependent cell toxicity as seen by an increase in lactate dehydrogenase (LDH) release that was blocked by the N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA) receptor antagonist dizocilpine and was reduced by preincubation with the cholinergic agonist carbachol.(More)
Compounds blocking the uptake of the endogenous cannabinoid anandamide (AEA) have been used to explore the functions of the endogenous cannabinoid system in the CNS both in vivo and in vitro. In this study, the effects of four commonly used acyl-based uptake inhibitors [N-(4-hydroxyphenyl)arachidonylamide (AM404), N-(4-hydroxy-2-methylphenyl) arachidonoyl(More)
Although primary neuronal cell cultures, usually obtained from embryonic or early postnatal rodents, have been used in vitro to study the neural cannabinoid signalling system, development of cell lines with neural properties exhibiting native expression of cannabinoid receptors is desirable. This study was undertaken to investigate the expression of CB1 and(More)
BACKGROUND There is good evidence in the literature that the cannabinoid system is disturbed in colorectal cancer. In the present study, we have investigated whether CB(1) receptor immunoreactive intensity (CB(1)IR intensity) is associated with disease severity and outcome. METHODOLOGY/PRINCIPAL FINDINGS CB(1)IR was assessed in formalin-fixed,(More)