Suk Rae Choi

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1. The antinociceptive effect of morphine (25 micrograms) administered into the 3rd ventricle was significantly attenuated in streptozotocin-induced diabetic rats as measured by the tail-flick assay. 2. The release of serotonin (5-HT; 5-hydroxytryptamine) from the spinal cord caused by intraventricular injection of morphine (25 micrograms) was significantly(More)
The effect of nicotine injected intrathecally (i.t.) on the inhibition of the tail-flick response induced by morphine, beta-endorphin, D-Pen2,5-enkephalin (DPDPE), or [(trans-3,4-dichloro-N-methyl-N-[2-(1-pyrrolidinyl)cyclohexyl] benzeocetamide)] (U50,488H) administered i.t. was studied in ICR mice. The i.t. injection of nicotine alone at doses from 1 to 12(More)
The effect of nicotine administered supraspinally on antinociception induced by supraspinally administered opioids was examined in ICR mice. The intracerebroventricular (i.c.v.) injection of nicotine alone at doses from 1 to 12 micrograms produced only a minimal inhibition of the tail-flick response. Morphine (0.2 micrograms), beta-endorphin (0.1(More)
The present study was designed to determine if spinal calcium channels, calmodulin, and calcium/calmodulin-dependent protein kinase II were involved in the production of antinociception induced by cold water swimming stress (CWSS). The effects of intrathecal (i.t.) injection of nimodipine, omega-conotoxin GVIA, calmidazolium, or (S)-5-isoquinolinesulfonic(More)
Pterygium is a proliferative disease. Recent research has reported that stem cells are involved in the pathogenesis of various proliferative diseases, including solid tumors and diabetic proliferate vitreoretinopathy. In previous literature, we hypothesized that adult stem cells originated from bone marrow were involved in the pathogenesis of pterygium. We(More)
We previously reported that beta-endorphin and morphine administered supraspinally produce antinociception by activating different descending pain-inhibitory systems. To determine the role of spinal calcium channels, calmodulin and calcium/calmodulin-dependent protein kinase II in the production of antinociception induced by morphine,(More)
The present study was designed to investigate the modulatory effects of blockade of spinal GABAA and GABAB receptors on antinociception induced by supraspinally administered mu- and epsilon-opioid receptor agonists. The effects of intrathecal (i.t.) injections with GABAA and GABAB receptor antagonists, SR 95531(More)
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