Yeshwant S. Bakhle

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A few years after the foundation of the British Pharmacological Society, monoamine oxidase (MAO) was recognized as an enzyme of crucial interest to pharmacologists because it catalyzed the major inactivation pathway for the catecholamine neurotransmitters, noradrenaline, adrenaline and dopamine (and, later, 5-hydroxytryptamine, as well). Within the next(More)
Celecoxib is a selective inhibitor of cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2) and blocks prostaglandin (PG) biosynthesis associated with inflammatory conditions. In a model of peripherally induced inflammatory pain in rats, celecoxib, given systemically, induced a state of hypoalgesia where the nociceptive threshold was raised above basal values, an effect not observed(More)
1. It is well-established that inhibitors of cyclo-oxygenase (COX) and hence of prostaglandin (PG) biosynthesis reverse inflammatory hyperalgesia and oedema in both human and animal models of inflammatory pain. 2. Paw oedema and hyperalgesia in rats were induced by injecting carrageenan (250 micro g paw(-1)) into a hindpaw. Both inflammatory responses were(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS In this study we analyzed the mechanisms underlying celecoxib-induced analgesia in a model of inflammatory pain in rats, using the intracerebroventricular (i.c.v.) administration of selective opioid and cannabinoid antagonists. METHODS AND RESULTS Analgesic effects of celecoxib were prevented by selective μ-(β-funaltrexamine) and(More)
The effects of tumour cells (Colon 26) on the development and response of new blood vessels to different vasoconstrictors (platelet activating factor; PAF, endothelin-1, angiotensin II, adrenalin and 5-hydroxytryptamine) have been investigated. Sponge implants in mice were used to host tumour cells while washout of 133Xe was employed to assess local blood(More)
In the current study, carrageenan (CG; 100–1000 μg/site) was injected intraorally in the cheeks of Holtzman or Wistar rats to evaluate the consequences of administration of a non-immunogenic stimulus in the orofacial region. Subsequent inflammation was measured as oedema (increased thickness of the cheek wall using digital calipers), relative to the other(More)
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