Inhibition of dynorphin-converting enzymes prolongs the antinociceptive effect of intrathecally administered dynorphin in the mouse formalin test.

The effects of peptidase inhibitors on the antinociceptive induced by intrathecally (i.t.) administered by dynorphin A and dynorphin B in the mouse formalin test were examined. When administered i.t. 5 min before the injection of 0.5% formalin solution into the dorsal surface of a hindpaw, dynorphin A (0.5-2 nmol) and dynorphin B (2-8 nmol) produced a dose… CONTINUE READING