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Nicotinic acetylcholine receptors (AChR) belong to a family of proteins that form ligand-gated transmembrane ion channels. They are involved in the fast transmission of signals between cells and the control of intercellular communication in the nervous system. A variety of therapeutic agents and abused drugs, including cocaine, inhibit the AChR and(More)
Recent evidence suggests that the P2X(7) receptor may play a role in the pathophysiology of preclinical models of pain and inflammation. Therefore, pharmacological agents that target this receptor may potentially have clinical utility as anti-inflammatory and analgesic therapy. We investigated and characterized the previously reported P2X(7) antagonist(More)
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