Yan-Juan Pan

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Arginine vasopressin (AVP), a nonapeptide posterior hormone of the pituitary, is mainly synthesized and secreted in the hypothalamic paraventricular nucleus (PVN) and supraoptic nucleus (SON). Large numbers of studies have reported that AVP plays a role in depression. The present study was to investigate by which level, brain or periphery, AVP affects the(More)
Our previous study has demonstrated that the hypothalamic supraoptic nucleus (SON) plays a role in pain modulation. Oxytocin (OXT) and arginine vasopressin (AVP) are the important hormones synthesized and secreted by the SON. The experiment was designed to investigate which hormone was relating with the antinociceptive role of the SON in the rat. The(More)
Oxytocin (OXT), a nonapeptide hormone of posterior pituitary, reaches the central nervous system from systemic blood circulation with a difficulty because of the blood-brain barrier (BBB). The interest has been expressed in the use of the nasal route for delivery of OXT to the brain directly, exploiting the olfactory pathway. Our previous study has(More)
Periaqueductal gray (PAG) plays a very important role in pain modulation through endogenous opiate peptides including leucine-enkephalin (L-Ek), methionine-enkephalin (M-Ek), β-endorphin (β-Ep) and dynorphin A(1-13) (DynA(1-13)). Our pervious study has demonstrated that intra-PAG injection of oxytocin (OXT) increases the pain threshold, and local(More)
Our previous work has demonstrated that arginine vasopressin (AVP) plays a role in pain modulation. The present study investigated which kinds of neuropeptides and neurotransmitters in central nervous system might be involved in AVP antinociceptive role in the rat. The results showed that (1) intraventricular injection (icv) of V1 receptor antagonist(More)
Our previous studies have demonstrated that oxytocin (OXT) in the central nervous system plays a role in pain modulation. Many studies have found that caudate nucleus (CdN) enriches OXT and OXT receptors by the methods of historadioautograph and gene expression. The communication was designed to investigate OXT effect in the rat CdN on pain modulation. The(More)
The pharmacokinetics (PK) of ordinary tablets and sustained release capsules of diltiazem hydrochloride in human clinical trials had been studied. The PK of diltiazem hydrochloride delay-onset sustained-release pellet capsules, a new dosage form, has not been reported, although it is very important to clinical use. In this paper, we investigated the PK of(More)
Arginine vasopressin (AVP), which is synthesized and secreted in the hypothalamic paraventricular nucleus (PVN), is the most important bioactive substance in the pain modulation. Our pervious study had shown that AVP plays an important role in pain modulation in caudate nucleus (CdN). The experiment was designed to investigate the source of AVP in CdN by(More)
Psychological stress is strain affecting the intangible self, caused by problems in adaptation, perception, and emotions. Previous studies have demonstrated that arginine vasopressin (AVP) plays an important role in psychological stress. The goal of present study was to investigate the interaction between AVP release and cardiovascular functions by(More)
Studies have demonstrated that oxytocin (OXT) plays important roles in pain modulation in the central nervous system, and there are OXT receptors in the periaqueductal grey (PAG). The experiment was designed to investigate the effect of OXT in the PAG on antinociception. The results showed that (1) intra-PAG injection of OXT increased the pain threshold,(More)