The world's first wiki where authorship really matters (Nature Genetics, 2008). Due credit and reputation for authors. Imagine a global collaborative knowledge base for original thoughts. Search thousands of articles and collaborate with scientists around the globe.

wikigene or wiki gene protein drug chemical gene disease author authorship tracking collaborative publishing evolutionary knowledge reputation system wiki2.0 global collaboration genes proteins drugs chemicals diseases compound
Hoffmann, R. A wiki for the life sciences where authorship matters. Nature Genetics (2008)
 
 
 

Dexamethasone blocking effects on mu- and delta-opioid-induced seizures involves kappa-opioid activity in the rabbit.

Previous data indicate that intracerebroventricular administration of agonists for mu- and delta-opioid receptors induces limbic seizures in rats, but no data are reported in rabbits. We found that the mu- and delta-opioid peptides [D-Ala(2)-N,Me-Phe(4)-Gly(5)-ol]enkephalin (DAMGO), beta-endorphin and deltorphin II, induced EEG non-convulsive hippocampal seizures, and changes in hippocampal background EEG, physical parameters and overt behaviour after central administration. Dexamethasone pre-treatment prevented DAMGO-, deltorphin II- and beta-endorphin-induced seizures as well as changes in background EEG, physical parameters and overt behaviour induced by mu-opioid agonists. Dexamethasone antagonism on opioid action was blocked by pre-treatment with a protein synthesis inhibitor, cycloheximide or by the kappa-opioid antagonist nor-binaltorphimine. Our data suggest that dexamethasone influences opioid actions at mu- and delta-receptors via a protein synthesis mechanism involving kappa-opioid receptors.[1]

References

  1. Dexamethasone blocking effects on mu- and delta-opioid-induced seizures involves kappa-opioid activity in the rabbit. Di Giannuario, A., Pieretti, S., Sagratella, S., Loizzo, A. Neuropsychobiology (2001) [Pubmed]
 
WikiGenes - Universities