W. C. Ferreira

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Although in vitro studies have shown that nicotinic acid inhibits some aspects of the inflammatory response, a reduced number of in vivo studies have investigated this activity. To the best of our knowledge, the effects induced by nicotinic acid in models of nociceptive and inflammatory pain are not known. Per os (p.o.) administration of nicotinic acid(More)
While the role of 5-hydroxytryptamine (5-HT, serotonin) in the nociceptive processing has been widely investigated in the central nervous system, information regarding its role in peripheral tissues is still lacking. Noteworthy, 5-HT induces phenotypic changes of nociceptors and peripheral injection induces pain in humans and nociceptive response in(More)
Although there is evidence for the anti-inflammatory activity of nicotinamide, there is no evaluation of its effects in models of nociceptive and inflammatory pain. In addition, there is no information about the potential anti-inflammatory and antinociceptive activities of the nicotinamide isomers, picolinamide and isonicotinamide. Per os (p.o.)(More)
The research on sex differences in nociception and antinociception as well as sex and gender differences in pain and analgesia is a maturing field. There is a vast literature showing experimental and clinical pain suppressive effects induced by minocycline, especially in inflammatory pain. However, as far as we know, possible qualitative or quantitative sex(More)
Nicorandil (2-nicotinamide ethyl nitrate), an antianginal drug characterized by the coupling of nicotinamide with a nitric oxide (NO) donor, activates guanylyl cyclase and opens ATP-dependent K(+) channels. In the present study, we investigated the effects induced by per os (p.o.) administration of nicorandil (12.5, 25 or 50 mg/kg) or equimolar doses(More)
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