Craig W Stevens

Summary

Affiliation: Oklahoma State University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Bioinformatics and evolution of vertebrate nociceptin and opioid receptors
    Craig W Stevens
    Department of Pharmacology and Physiology, Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences, Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA Electronic address
    Vitam Horm 97:57-94. 2015
  2. pmc Pharmacological characterization of LPS and opioid interactions at the toll-like receptor 4
    C W Stevens
    Department of Pharmacology and Physiology, Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences, Tulsa, OK 74107, USA
    Br J Pharmacol 168:1421-9. 2013
  3. pmc Analgesia in amphibians: preclinical studies and clinical applications
    Craig W Stevens
    Department of Pharmacology and Physiology, Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences, 1111 West 17th Street, Tulsa, OK 74107, USA
    Vet Clin North Am Exot Anim Pract 14:33-44. 2011
  4. pmc Cloning and bioinformatics of amphibian mu, delta, kappa, and nociceptin opioid receptors expressed in brain tissue: evidence for opioid receptor divergence in mammals
    Craig W Stevens
    Department of Pharmacology and Physiology, Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences, Tulsa, OK 74107, USA
    Neurosci Lett 419:189-94. 2007
  5. pmc The evolution of vertebrate opioid receptors
    Craig W Stevens
    Department of Pharmacology and Physiology, Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences, Tulsa, OK, USA
    Front Biosci (Landmark Ed) 14:1247-69. 2009
  6. pmc Nociceptin produces antinociception after spinal administration in amphibians
    Craig W Stevens
    Department of Pharmacology and Physiology, Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine, Tulsa, OK 74107 1898, USA
    Pharmacol Biochem Behav 91:436-40. 2009
  7. pmc Systemic and spinal administration of the mu opioid, remifentanil, produces antinociception in amphibians
    Shekher Mohan
    Department of Pharmacology and Physiology, Oklahoma State University, Center for Health Sciences, 1111 West 17th Street, Tulsa, OK 74107, USA
    Eur J Pharmacol 534:89-94. 2006
  8. pmc Beta-funaltrexamine inhibits inducible nitric-oxide synthase expression in human astroglial cells
    Randall L Davis
    Department of Pharmacology Physiology, Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences, 1111 West 17th Street, Tulsa, OK 74107, USA
    J Neuroimmune Pharmacol 3:150-3. 2008
  9. pmc Xendorphin B1, a novel opioid-like peptide determined from a Xenopus laevis brain cDNA library, produces opioid antinociception after spinal administration in amphibians
    Craig W Stevens
    Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine, Tulsa, OK, USA
    Brain Res Bull 71:628-32. 2007
  10. pmc A pharmacological comparison of the cloned frog and human mu opioid receptors reveals differences in opioid affinity and function
    Chris M Brasel
    Dept of Pharmacology and Physiology, OSU Center for Health Sciences, Tulsa, OK 74107 1898, USA
    Eur J Pharmacol 599:36-43. 2008

Research Grants

  1. FUNCTIONAL EVOLUTION OF OPIOID RECEPTORS
    Craig Stevens; Fiscal Year: 2007

Collaborators

  • Randall L Davis
  • Geza Toth
  • Gregory W Sawyer
  • David R Wallace
  • Joe Y Chang
  • Uma Raju
  • Anupama Munshi
  • Zhongxing Liao
  • Shekher Mohan
  • Ritsuko Komaki
  • Zhen Zhang
  • Jing Jin
  • Sheikh M Ismail
  • Thomas Guerrero
  • James D Cox
  • Chris M Brasel
  • David C Rice
  • Ara A Vaporciyan
  • Linus Ho
  • Jaffer Ajani
  • Stephen Swisher
  • Pamela Allen
  • James Yao
  • Thomas A Buchholz
  • Roy Smythe
  • William A Brock
  • Leslie C Newman
  • Udaya DeSilva
  • H Helen Liu
  • Kenneth M Forster
  • Mary F McAleer
  • Melenda D Jeter
  • Arlene Correa
  • W Roy Smythe
  • Melenda Jeter
  • Melanda Jeter
  • Joe Putnam
  • Ara Vaporciyan
  • Michael Story
  • Pamela K Allen
  • Joe B Putnam
  • Garret Walsh
  • Stephen G Swisher
  • Luka Milas
  • Sheela Prithivirajsingh
  • Jaffer A Ajani
  • James C Yao
  • Howard D Thames
  • Michael D Story
  • Monica Puppi
  • Garrett L Walsh
  • Jack Roth
  • Raymond E Meyn
  • Jack A Roth
  • Steven S Sands

Detail Information

Publications23

  1. doi request reprint Bioinformatics and evolution of vertebrate nociceptin and opioid receptors
    Craig W Stevens
    Department of Pharmacology and Physiology, Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences, Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA Electronic address
    Vitam Horm 97:57-94. 2015
    ....
  2. pmc Pharmacological characterization of LPS and opioid interactions at the toll-like receptor 4
    C W Stevens
    Department of Pharmacology and Physiology, Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences, Tulsa, OK 74107, USA
    Br J Pharmacol 168:1421-9. 2013
    ..To test this hypothesis, we characterized LPS and opioid effects on TLR4 signalling in reporter cells...
  3. pmc Analgesia in amphibians: preclinical studies and clinical applications
    Craig W Stevens
    Department of Pharmacology and Physiology, Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences, 1111 West 17th Street, Tulsa, OK 74107, USA
    Vet Clin North Am Exot Anim Pract 14:33-44. 2011
    ..Recommended opioid and nonopioid analgesics are summarized, and practical recommendations made for their clinical use...
  4. pmc Cloning and bioinformatics of amphibian mu, delta, kappa, and nociceptin opioid receptors expressed in brain tissue: evidence for opioid receptor divergence in mammals
    Craig W Stevens
    Department of Pharmacology and Physiology, Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences, Tulsa, OK 74107, USA
    Neurosci Lett 419:189-94. 2007
    ..Additionally, phylogenetic analysis supports the hypothesis that the family of opioid receptor proteins are coded by four genes that arose from two gene duplications of a single ancestral opioid receptor gene...
  5. pmc The evolution of vertebrate opioid receptors
    Craig W Stevens
    Department of Pharmacology and Physiology, Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences, Tulsa, OK, USA
    Front Biosci (Landmark Ed) 14:1247-69. 2009
    ..Results indicate that opioid receptors arose by gene duplication, that there is a vector of opioid receptor divergence, and that MOR shows evidence of rapid evolution...
  6. pmc Nociceptin produces antinociception after spinal administration in amphibians
    Craig W Stevens
    Department of Pharmacology and Physiology, Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine, Tulsa, OK 74107 1898, USA
    Pharmacol Biochem Behav 91:436-40. 2009
    ..Considered with previous findings, these behavioral data supports a role for nociceptin inhibition of spinal nociception in amphibians and perhaps all vertebrates...
  7. pmc Systemic and spinal administration of the mu opioid, remifentanil, produces antinociception in amphibians
    Shekher Mohan
    Department of Pharmacology and Physiology, Oklahoma State University, Center for Health Sciences, 1111 West 17th Street, Tulsa, OK 74107, USA
    Eur J Pharmacol 534:89-94. 2006
    ..1 nmol/g and 3.2 nmol/animal respectively. The relative antinociceptive potency of remifentanil compared to other opioids administered to amphibians is similar to that found in mammalian models...
  8. pmc Beta-funaltrexamine inhibits inducible nitric-oxide synthase expression in human astroglial cells
    Randall L Davis
    Department of Pharmacology Physiology, Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences, 1111 West 17th Street, Tulsa, OK 74107, USA
    J Neuroimmune Pharmacol 3:150-3. 2008
    ..Further characterization of the novel, anti-inflammatory actions of beta-FNA may provide insights for pharmacologic strategies to treat or prevent brain pathologies associated with neuroinflammation...
  9. pmc Xendorphin B1, a novel opioid-like peptide determined from a Xenopus laevis brain cDNA library, produces opioid antinociception after spinal administration in amphibians
    Craig W Stevens
    Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine, Tulsa, OK, USA
    Brain Res Bull 71:628-32. 2007
    ..This is the first report of the in vivo characterization of a non-mammalian prodynorphin-derived peptide and suggests that xendorphin peptides may play a role in the modulation of noxious information in vertebrates...
  10. pmc A pharmacological comparison of the cloned frog and human mu opioid receptors reveals differences in opioid affinity and function
    Chris M Brasel
    Dept of Pharmacology and Physiology, OSU Center for Health Sciences, Tulsa, OK 74107 1898, USA
    Eur J Pharmacol 599:36-43. 2008
    ..In summary, this study supports an ongoing effort to better understand how vertebrate evolution has shaped opioid receptor properties and function...
  11. pmc Β-funaltrexamine inhibits chemokine (CXCL10) expression in normal human astrocytes
    Randall L Davis
    Department of Pharmacology Physiology, Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences, Tulsa, OK 74107, United States
    Neurochem Int 62:478-85. 2013
    ..In conjunction with future investigations, these novel findings are expected to provide insights into the development of safe and effective treatments for neuroinflammation...
  12. pmc Dual regulation of mu opioid receptors in SK-N-SH neuroblastoma cells by morphine and interleukin-1β: evidence for opioid-immune crosstalk
    Shekher Mohan
    Department of Pharmacology and Physiology, Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences, 1111 West 17 th Street, Tulsa, OK 74107, USA
    J Neuroimmunol 227:26-34. 2010
    ..Immune-opioid crosstalk was examined by IL-1β and morphine co-treatment. These data are the first to show dual regulation of MOR in neuroblastoma cells...
  13. pmc The opioid antagonist, beta-funaltrexamine, inhibits chemokine expression in human astroglial cells
    Randall L Davis
    Department of Pharmacology Physiology, Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences, 1111 W 17th Street, Tulsa, Oklahoma 74107, USA
    J Neuroimmunol 186:141-9. 2007
    ..Understanding the mechanism by which chemokine expression is suppressed, particularly by the opioid antagonist, beta-FNA, may provide insights into the development of safe and effective treatments for neuroinflammation...
  14. pmc Opioid research in amphibians: an alternative pain model yielding insights on the evolution of opioid receptors
    Craig W Stevens
    Department of Pharmacology and Physiology, College of Osteopathic Medicine, Center for Health Sciences, Oklahoma State University, 1111 West 17th Street, Tulsa, OK 74107 1898, USA
    Brain Res Brain Res Rev 46:204-15. 2004
    ..Finally, novel bioinformatics analyses suggest that conserved extracellular receptor domains determine the type selectivity of vertebrate opioid receptors...
  15. doi request reprint The opioid antagonist, β-funaltrexamine, inhibits lipopolysaccharide-induced neuroinflammation and reduces sickness behavior in mice
    Randall L Davis
    Department of Pharmacology Physiology, Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences, 1111 W 17 th Street, Tulsa, OK 74107, United States Electronic address
    Physiol Behav . 2017
    ..The reduction in sickness behavior may be in part due to decreased chemokine expression in the brain; further examination of the anti-inflammatory and neuroprotective effects of β-FNA is warranted...
  16. pmc The opioid antagonist, β-funaltrexamine, inhibits NF-κB signaling and chemokine expression in human astrocytes and in mice
    Randall L Davis
    Department of Pharmacology Physiology, Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences, Tulsa, OK 74107, USA Electronic address
    Eur J Pharmacol 762:193-201. 2015
    ..These findings suggest that β-FNA exerts an anti-inflammatory action in vitro and in vivo that is MOR-independent and possibly due to the alkylating ability of β-FNA. ..
  17. pmc Characterization of mu, kappa, and delta opioid binding in amphibian whole brain tissue homogenates
    Leslie C Newman
    Department of Pharmacology and Physiology, Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine, Tulsa, Oklahoma 74107, USA
    J Pharmacol Exp Ther 301:364-70. 2002
    ..The present data suggest that mu, kappa, and delta opioid radioligands bind to distinct opioid receptors in amphibians that are surprisingly similar to those found in mammalian brain...
  18. ncbi request reprint Dose-dependent pulmonary toxicity after postoperative intensity-modulated radiotherapy for malignant pleural mesothelioma
    David C Rice
    Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 69:350-7. 2007
    ..To determine the incidence of fatal pulmonary events after extrapleural pneumonectomy and hemithoracic intensity-modulated radiotherapy (IMRT) for malignant pleural mesothelioma...
  19. ncbi request reprint Dose-response relationship in locoregional control for patients with stage II-III esophageal cancer treated with concurrent chemotherapy and radiotherapy
    Zhen Zhang
    Department of Radiation Oncology, Shanghai Fudan University, Shanghai Medical University, Shanghai Cancer Hospital, Shanghai, People s Republic of China
    Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 61:656-64. 2005
    ..To evaluate the correlation between radiation dose and locoregional control (LRC) for patients with Stage II-III unresectable esophageal cancer treated with concurrent chemotherapy and radiotherapy...
  20. ncbi request reprint Esophagectomy after concurrent chemoradiotherapy improves locoregional control in clinical stage II or III esophageal cancer patients
    Zhongxing Liao
    Department of Radiation Oncology, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 60:1484-93. 2004
    ..To evaluate the effect of surgical resection on the outcome of patients with clinical Stage II or III cancer of the esophagus treated with concurrent chemoradiotherapy...
  21. ncbi request reprint Radiosensitivity is predicted by DNA end-binding complex density, but not by nuclear levels of band components
    Sheikh M Ismail
    Department of Experimental Radiation Oncology, University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, 1515 Holcombe Boulevard, Unit 97, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Radiother Oncol 72:325-32. 2004
    ..The goal of this study was first to identify the protein components of band-A and to determine if the protein levels of band-A components would correlate with band-A density and radiosensitivity...
  22. ncbi request reprint Induction chemotherapy improved outcomes of patients with resectable esophageal cancer who received chemoradiotherapy followed by surgery
    Jing Jin
    Department of Radiation Oncology, Cancer Hospital, Peking Union Medical College and Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences, Beijing, People s Republic of China
    Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 60:427-36. 2004
    ..To investigate the effect of induction chemotherapy (CHT) before trimodality therapy on the outcome of patients with resectable cancer of the esophagus...
  23. ncbi request reprint Predicting radiosensitivity using DNA end-binding complex analysis
    Sheikh M Ismail
    Department of Experimental Radiation Oncology, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    Clin Cancer Res 10:1226-34. 2004
    ..45). These data indicate that DNA-EBC analysis may be a practical, clinically relevant predictor of tumor and primary cell radiosensitivity...

Research Grants1

  1. FUNCTIONAL EVOLUTION OF OPIOID RECEPTORS
    Craig Stevens; Fiscal Year: 2007
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