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Combined Glia Inhibition and Opioid Receptor Agonism Afford Highly Potent Analgesics without Tolerance

Akgun, E., Lunzer, M. M. & Portoghese, P. S., Apr 17 2019, In : ACS Chemical Neuroscience. 10, 4, p. 2004-2011 8 p.

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Opioid Receptors
Neuroglia
Astrocytes
Neurons
Analgesics

Stereochemistry and innate immune recognition: (+)-norbinaltorphimine targets myeloid differentiation protein 2 and inhibits toll-like receptor 4 signaling

Zhang, X., Peng, Y., Grace, P. M., Metcalf, M. D., Kwilasz, A. J., Wang, Y., Zhang, T., Wu, S., Selfridge, B. R., Portoghese, P. S., Rice, K. C., Watkins, L. R., Hutchinson, M. R. & Wang, X., Aug 1 2019, In : FASEB journal : official publication of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology. 33, 8, p. 9577-9587 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Stereochemistry
Toll-Like Receptor 4
Naltrexone
Proteins
Stereoselectivity
2018
1 Citation (Scopus)
Open Access
mu Opioid Receptor
Arthritis
Opioid Analgesics
Pain
Morphine
3 Citations (Scopus)

Bivalent ligand MCC22 potently attenuates nociception in a murine model of sickle cell disease

Cataldo, G., Lunzer, M. M., Olson, J., Akgun, E., Belcher, J. D., Vercellotti, G. M., Portoghese, P. S. & Simone, D. A., Jul 1 2018, In : Pain. 159, 7, p. 1382-1391 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Nociception
Sickle Cell Anemia
Ligands
Pain
Morphine
2017
8 Citations (Scopus)

Bivalent ligand that activates mu opioid receptor and antagonizes mGluR5 receptor reduces neuropathic pain in mice

Peterson, C. D., Kitto, K. F., Akgun, E., Lunzer, M. M., Riedl, M. S., Vulchanova, L., Wilcox, G. L., Portoghese, P. S. & Fairbanks, C. A., Jan 1 2017, In : Pain. 158, 12, p. 2431-2441 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Metabotropic Glutamate 5 Receptor
Oxymorphone
mu Opioid Receptor
Neuralgia
Ligands
10 Citations (Scopus)

Heteromer Induction: An Approach to Unique Pharmacology?

Portoghese, P. S., Akgun, E. & Lunzer, M. M., Mar 15 2017, In : ACS Chemical Neuroscience. 8, 3, p. 426-428 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Pharmacology
Ligands
Opioid Receptors
Opioid Analgesics
2016

Modulation of musculoskeletal hyperalgesia by brown adipose tissue activity in mice

Angelis, E. M. G. D., Abdelhamid, R. E., Nunez, M. G., Kissel, C. L., Kovacs, K. J., Portoghese, P. S. & Larson, A. A., Aug 19 2016, In : Pain. 157, 11, p. 2561-2570 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Brown Adipose Tissue
Hyperalgesia
Thermogenesis
Rose Bengal
Adrenergic Agonists
2015
24 Citations (Scopus)

Inhibition of inflammatory and neuropathic pain by targeting a Mu opioid receptor/chemokine receptor5 heteromer (MOR-CCR5)

Akgun, E., Javed, M. I., Lunzer, M. M., Powers, M. D., Sham, Y. Y., Watanabe, Y. & Portoghese, P. S., Nov 12 2015, In : Journal of Medicinal Chemistry. 58, 21, p. 8647-8657 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

mu Opioid Receptor
Neuralgia
Chemokines
Chronic Pain
Morphine