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Endogenous cannabinoids and peripheral cannabinoid CB2 receptors (CB2Rs) are involved in the antinociceptive effect of electroacupuncture (EA) on inflammatory pain. However, it is not clear how CB2R activation contributes to the antinociceptive effect of EA. The major proinflammatory cytokines, such as tumour necrosis factor-α (TNF-α), interleukin-1β(More)
Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) are ubiquitous environmental contaminants which decrease serum thyroxine (T4) concentrations. We have previously demonstrated that neonatal hypothyroidism in the rat increases Sertoli cell numbers, adult testis weight, and daily sperm production (DSP). The aim of this study was to determine if neonatal PCB treatment(More)
Transient neonatal hypothyroidism in the rat causes prolonged Sertoli cell proliferation, delayed Sertoli cell maturation, and increased adult Sertoli cell number, testis weight, and sperm production. Conversely, neonatal hyperthyroidism decreases Sertoli cell proliferation and ultimate testis size. This suggests that thyroid hormones might normally(More)
The characterization and localization of binding sites for endothelin-1 (ET-1) labeled with iodine 125I were investigated in homogenized tissues and sections of Harder's glands of normal rabbits. The membrane of Harder's glands was harvested and incubated with 125I-ET-1 (0.25-1 nmol/L) in 20 +/- 4 mg of protein per 0.25 mL at 37 degrees C for 90 min in the(More)
Immunohistochemistry and in vitro autoradiographic techniques were used to investigate the localization of endothelin (ET)-like immunoreactivity and [125I]ET-1 binding sites in sections of ocular tissues of normal rabbits. ET-like immunoreactivity was localized to the corneal endothelium and the pre-epithelial layer of the cornea, which was specifically(More)
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