γ-hydroxybutyrate (GHB)-induced Respiratory Depression: Combined Receptor-transporter Inhibition Therapy for Treatment in GHB Overdose

Overdose of & γ;-hydroxybutyrate (GHB) frequently causes respiratory depression, occasionally resulting in death; however, little is known about the dose-response relationship or effects of potential overdose treatment strategies on GHB-inducedrespiratory depression. In these studies, the parameters of respiratory rate, tidal volume, and minute volume were measured using whole-body plethysmography in rats administered GHB.  

Discovery of a Highly Active Ligand of Human Pregnane x Receptor: A Case Study from Pharmacophore Modeling and Virtual Screening to In Vivo Biological Activity

The human pregnane X receptor (hPXR) is a nuclear receptor that regulates the expression of phase I and II drug-metabolizing enzymes as well as that of drug transporters. In addition, this receptor plays a critical role in cholesterol homeostasis and in protecting tissues from potentially toxic endobiotics. hPXR is activated by a broad spectrum of … Continued

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