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Thus in neuropathic states cheap 500mg ampicillin otc, pain after nerve injury, morphine analgesia can be reduced (but can still be effective) and tactics other than dose-escalation to circumvent this will be briefly discussed in Chapter 21. Finally, there is little or no clinical evidence that morphine causes psychological dependence or drug-seeking behaviour, tolerance or problematic respiratory depression in patients. The reason is likely to be that the actions of morphine and the context of its use in a person in pain are neurobiologically quite different from the effects of opioids in street use. TACHYKININS These are a family of peptides which include substance P, isolated in 1931 but only sequenced in 1971. This peptide has been extensively studied since it was the first major peptide to be extracted from brain but only now are useful antagonists becoming available. Two closely related peptides were then isolated from mammalian tissues and can be added to a number of other tachykinins, many of which are found in amphibians. The name tachykinins originated from the vasoactive effects of substance P but the nomenclature has been resolved into calling the three major mammalian peptides substance P, neurokinin A (NKA) and neurokinin B (NKB) with the corresponding receptors being numbered 1 to 3. The order of potencies at the three receptors as follows: 260 NEUROTRANSMITTERS, DRUGS AND BRAIN FUNCTION NK1 receptor: SP 4 NKA 4 NKB NK2 receptor: NKA 4 NKB 4 SP NK3 receptor: NKB 4 NKA 4 SP The peptides have the following amino-acid sequences: SP: Arg±Pro±Lys±Pro±Gln±Gln±Phe±Phe±Gly±Leu±Met NKA: His±Lys±Thr±Asp±Ser±Phe±Val±Gly±Leu±Met NKB: Asp±Met±His±Asp±Phe±Phe±Val±Gly±Leu±Met A single gene gives rise to substance P but it can be produced from three different mRNAs derived from alternative splicing (a, b and g prepro-tachykinins). Neurokinin A has the same gene and shares two of the same mRNAs as substance P whereas neurokinin B has a different gene. High levels of the tachykinins are found in many parts of the CNS including the caudate, nucleus accumbens, olfactory bulb, colliculus and spinal cord. Early indications suggest that the peptide and its receptor play important roles in pain (see Chapter 21), inflammation and possibly stress, emesis, anxiety, depression and reward. This is generally backed up by studies with antagonists, although some of the early NK1 receptor antagonists lacked specificity and several blocked calcium channels. Coupling of the receptors is very similar with all three coupling to Gq and increasing IP3/DAG and in a number of neuronal systems it has been shown that the receptors produce slow depolarising responses via the closing of potassium channels.

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