Washington, Feb. 10 a new study has revealed that psychedelic drugs, (R) Doi, can help prevent the development of asthma. Research led by Charles Nichols, PhD, Associate Professor of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics at the New Orleans School of Medicine LSU Health, found that a psychedelic drug, (R) Doi, prevents the development of allergic asthma in a model mouse.
The effects are powerful and effective at a concentration of 50-100 times less than it would influence behavior. Dr. Nichols said that these drugs are known only by their effects on the brain and have shown for the first time was that they are also effective in the treatment of physiological disease outside the brain, a new and exciting role for this class of drugs. (Read: onion seeds: a natural remedy for asthma )
This was not only a significant advance in the field of study of serotonin and psychiatric drugs, but it was a breakthrough in the field of asthma as well and have identified a mechanism completely new anti-inflammatory for the treatment of asthma clinic that could one day be administered in an inhaler or a daily pill, he added even more. (Ie: 10 asthma symptoms to know )
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Earlier, the laboratory of Dr. Nichols found that activation of serotonin 5-HT2A produces potent psychedelic antiinflammatory activity in the tissues of blood vessels and intestine. From this, the researchers identified a drug that they thought would be effective against inflammatory disease of asthma.
They found that administration of (R) Doi blocked lung inflammation, mucus overproduction and airway hyperresponsiveness of the airways and turned off certain key genes in the lung involved in the immune response that blocked the development together allergic asthma in their mouse model. The research is published in the American Journal of Physiology – Lung Cellular and Molecular Physiology . (Read: New identified target that can lead to potential therapies for asthma )
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