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Gut Microbiota Mediates the Preventive Effects of Dietary Capsaicin Against Depression-Like Behavior Induced by Lipopolysaccharide in Mice.

Front Cell Infect Microbiol 2021 27;11:627608. Epub 2021 Apr 27.

Department of Pharmacognosy, School of Pharmacy, China Medical University, Shenyang, China.

Capsaicin (CAP) is an active ingredient in chili pepper that is frequently consumed. It exerts various pharmacological activities, and also has potential effects on mental illness. However, its mechanism of antidepressant effects is still unclear. Read More

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Capsaicin protects cardiomyocytes against lipopolysaccharide-induced damage via 14-3-3γ-mediated autophagy augmentation.

Front Pharmacol 2021 27;12:659015. Epub 2021 Apr 27.

Institute of Cardiovascular Diseases, Jiangxi Academy of Clinical Medical Sciences, The First Affiliated Hospital of Nanchang University, Nanchang, China.

The myocardium is susceptible to lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-induced damage in sepsis, and cardiac dysfunction is a leading cause of mortality in patients with sepsis. The changes in cardiomyocyte autophagy in sepsis and the effects and mechanism of action of capsaicin (Cap) remain unclear. The potential pathway of 14-3-3γ-dependent autophagy and the effects and mechanisms of Cap were studied in LPS-induced injury to primary cultured neonatal rat cardiomyocytes. Read More

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A preliminary prospective observational study of the effectiveness of high-concentration capsaicin cutaneous patch in the management of chronic post-surgical neuropathic pain.

Ir J Med Sci 2021 May 13. Epub 2021 May 13.

Department of Anaesthesiology and Pain Medicine, St. James's Hospital, Dublin, Ireland.

Introduction: Chronic post-surgical neuropathic pain is difficult to treat. Topically applied analgesics provide an alternative to systemic therapy in localised neuropathic pain syndromes. The aim of this study was to prospectively assess whether 8% capsaicin is effective in surgically induced neuropathic pain. Read More

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Activation of spinal dorsal horn astrocytes by noxious stimuli involves descending noradrenergic signaling.

Mol Brain 2021 May 10;14(1):79. Epub 2021 May 10.

Department of Molecular and System Pharmacology, Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Kyushu University, 3-1-1 Maidashi, Higashi-ku, Fukuoka, 812-8582, Japan.

Astrocytes are critical regulators of neuronal function in the central nervous system (CNS). We have previously shown that astrocytes in the spinal dorsal horn (SDH) have increased intracellular Ca levels following intraplantar injection of the noxious irritant, formalin. However, the underlying mechanisms remain unknown. Read More

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Plant Metabolites Drive Different Responses in Caterpillars of Two Closely Related Species.

Front Physiol 2021 21;12:662978. Epub 2021 Apr 21.

The Institute of Chemical Ecology and College of Plant Protection, Henan Agricultural University, Zhengzhou, China.

The host acceptances of insects can be determined largely by detecting plant metabolites using insect taste. In the present study, we investigated the gustatory sensitivity and feeding behaviors of two closely related caterpillars, the generalist (Hübner) and the specialist (Guenée), to different plant metabolites by using the single sensillum recording technique and the dual-choice assay, aiming to explore the contribution of plant metabolites to the difference of diet breadth between the two species. The results depicted that the feeding patterns of caterpillars for both plant primary and secondary metabolites were significantly different between the two species. Read More

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Effects of ethephon on ethephon residue and quality properties of chili pepper during pre-harvest ripening.

J Food Sci Technol 2021 Jun 18;58(6):2098-2108. Epub 2020 Aug 18.

College of Food Science, Southwest University, 2 Tiansheng Road, Beibei, Chongqing, 400715 People's Republic of China.

The application of ethephon was investigated to examine its effects on both ethephon residue and quality properties of chili peppers during pre-harvest ripening with the goal of facilitating maximum commercial harvest along with improving color and flavor. A single ethephon treatment significantly increased * and * values and capsanthin concentration, while decreased total chlorophyll contents. Moreover, ethephon treatment induced significant promotion of capsaicin synthesis and reduction of soluble sugar content. Read More

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[Involvement of Pirt /TRPV1 signaling in acupuncture-induced reduction of visceral hypersensitivity in diarrhea-predominant irritable bowel syndrome rats].

Zhen Ci Yan Jiu 2021 Apr;46(4):278-83

School of Acupuncture-moxibustion and Tuina, Chengdu University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Chengdu 610075, China.

Objective: To observe the effect of electroacupuncture (EA) on the expression of Pirt (a regulator of TRPV1) in the dorsal root ganglia (DRG) and transient receptor potential vanilloid 1 (TRPV1, a molecular sensor of noxious heat and capsaicin) in the colonic mucosa in rats suffering from diarrhea-predominant irritable bowel syndrome (IBS-D), so as to explore its mechanisms underlying alleviation of visceral hypersensitivity of IBS-D.

Methods: Forty SD rats (half male and half female) were randomly assigned to control, model, EA, and medication groups by lottery, with 10 rats in each group. The IBS-D model was established by chronic unpredictable mild stress (CUMS) and gavage of senna soaking fluid. Read More

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Orexinergic descending inhibitory pathway mediates linalool odor-induced analgesia in mice.

Sci Rep 2021 Apr 29;11(1):9224. Epub 2021 Apr 29.

Department of Physiology, Graduate School of Medical and Dental Sciences, Kagoshima University, Kagoshima, 890-8544, Japan.

Linalool odor exposure induces an analgesic effect in mice. This effect disappeared in the anosmic model mice, indicating that olfactory input evoked by linalool odor triggered this effect. Furthermore, hypothalamic orexinergic neurons play a pivotal role in this effect. Read More

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Two New -Alkanoyl-5-Hydroxytryptamides with Relevant Antinociceptive Activity.

Biomedicines 2021 Apr 22;9(5). Epub 2021 Apr 22.

Laboratório de Farmacologia da Dor e da Inflamação, Instituto de Ciências Biomédicas, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro 21941-902, Brazil.

In this work, we describe a new route for the synthesis and the antinociceptive effects of two new -alkanoyl-5-hydroxytryptamides (named C-5HT and C-5HT). The antinociceptive activities were evaluated using well-known models of thermal-induced (reaction to a heated plate, the hot plate model) or chemical-induced (licking response to paw injection of formalin, capsaicin, or glutamate) nociception. The mechanism of action for C-5HT and C-5HT was evaluated using naloxone (opioid receptor antagonist, 1 mg/kg), atropine (muscarinic receptor antagonist, 1 mg/kg), AM251 (cannabinoid CB1 receptor antagonist, 1 mg/kg), or ondansetron (5-HT3 serotoninergic receptor antagonist, 0. Read More

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Involvement of Opioid System and TRPM8/TRPA1 Channels in the Antinociceptive Effect of .

Biomolecules 2021 Apr 17;11(4). Epub 2021 Apr 17.

Laboratory of Autoimmunity and Immunopharmacology (LAIF), Department of Health Sciences, Campus Araranguá, Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina, Araranguá 88906-072, Brazil.

is a "super-food" and has attracted researchers' attention due to its anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and analgesic properties. Herein, we investigated the antinociceptive effects of in different rodent behavior models of inflammatory pain. Male Swiss mice were treated with (3-300 mg/kg, p. Read More

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Capsaicin 8% patch Qutenza and other current treatments for neuropathic pain in chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy (CIPN).

Curr Opin Support Palliat Care 2021 Jun;15(2):125-131

Division of Neurology, Imperial College London, Hammersmith Hospital, London, UK.

Purpose Of Review: Current oral treatments for neuropathic pain associated with chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy (CIPN) have limited clinical efficacy, and undesirable side-effects. Topically delivered treatments have the advantage of avoiding CNS side-effects, while relieving pain. We have reviewed treatments of neuropathic pain associated with CIPN, focusing on the Capsaicin 8% patch, which can provide pain relief for up to 3 months or longer after a single 30-60-min application. Read More

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Role of Primary Afferents in Arthritis Induced Spinal Microglial Reactivity.

Front Immunol 2021 7;12:626884. Epub 2021 Apr 7.

Comparative Biology and Experimental Medicine, University of Calgary, Calgary, AB, Canada.

Increased afferent input resulting from painful injury augments the activity of central nociceptive circuits both neuron-neuron and neuron-glia interactions. Microglia, resident immune cells of the central nervous system (CNS), play a crucial role in the pathogenesis of chronic pain. This study provides a framework for understanding how peripheral joint injury signals the CNS to engage spinal microglial responses. Read More

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The Calcium-Activated Chloride Channel TMEM16A is Inhibitied by Liquiritigenin.

Front Pharmacol 2021 8;12:628968. Epub 2021 Apr 8.

Department of Physiology, Showa University School of Medicine, Tokyo, Japan.

The transmembrane 16 (TMEM16) family contains 10 subtypes, and the function of each protein is different. TMEM16A is a calcium-activated chloride channel involved in physiological and pathological situations. Liquiritigenin is an aglycone derived from , and it is generated via the metabolism of enterobacterial flora. Read More

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Nociceptive receptors are expressed differently in trigeminal nociception after lingual nerve injury and unilateral external carotid artery occlusion in rats.

Arch Oral Biol 2021 Apr 16;126:105128. Epub 2021 Apr 16.

Faculty of Medicine, King Mongkut's Institute of Technology Ladkrabang, Bangkok, Thailand.

Objectives: To investigate the different changes in nociceptive activity between two animal models of trigeminal neuropathic pain: unilateral external carotid artery ischemic reperfusion and lingual nerve crush in rats.

Design: In this study, changes in nociceptive activity were investigated in unilateral external carotid artery ischemic reperfusion and lingual nerve crush models of trigeminal neuropathic pain in rats. Field excitatory postsynaptic potentials (fEPSPs) evoked by capsaicin application on the tongue of rats were recorded in the trigeminal nucleus caudalis. Read More

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Small Fiber Functionality in Patients with Diabetic Neuropathic Pain.

Pain Med 2021 Apr 21. Epub 2021 Apr 21.

Baskent University, Program of Computer Engineering, Ankara, Turkey.

Objectives: Diabetic neuropathic pain is associated with small fiber neuropathy. We aimed to assess the functionality of small fibers in patients with diabetes by using a practical method.

Design: Patients with impaired glucose tolerance (IGT), diabetic neuropathic pain (DNP), type II diabetes mellitus without neuropathic pain, and healthy control were included. Read More

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Anti-nociceptive effects of oxytocin receptor modulation in healthy volunteers-A randomized, double-blinded, placebo-controlled study.

Eur J Pain 2021 Apr 21. Epub 2021 Apr 21.

Center for Sensory-Motor Interaction, Department of Health Science and Technology, Aalborg University, Aalborg, Denmark.

Background: There is increasing evidence for oxytocin as a neurotransmitter in spinal nociceptive processes. Hypothalamic oxytocinergic neurons project to the spinal dorsal horn, where they activate GABA-ergic inhibitory interneurons. The present study tested whether the long-acting oxytocin-analogue carbetocin has anti-nociceptive effects in multi-modal experimental pain in humans. Read More

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α7 Nicotinic Acetylcholine Receptor Agonists Regulate Inflammation and Growth Hormone Resistance in Sepsis.

Shock 2021 Apr 13. Epub 2021 Apr 13.

Departments of Surgery, State University of New York (SUNY), Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, New York, USA.

Abstract: During sepsis the normal induction of circulating insulin-like growth factor-I (IGF-I) by growth hormone (GH) action on liver is attenuated, a phenomenon called hepatic GH resistance. Hepatic GH resistance can be caused by cytokine-mediated activation of the NF-κB pathway which interferes with normal GH-signaling. The afferent and efferent fibers of the vagus nerve are integral to the cholinergic anti-inflammatory pathway (CAP) which attenuates hepatic TNFα production by activating the α7 nicotinic acetylcholine receptor (α7nAChR). Read More

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Petasin and isopetasin reduce CGRP release from trigeminal afferents indicating an inhibitory effect on TRPA1 and TRPV1 receptor channels.

J Headache Pain 2021 Apr 13;22(1):23. Epub 2021 Apr 13.

Institute of Physiology and Pathophysiology, Friedrich-Alexander-University of Erlangen-Nürnberg, Universitätsstraße 17, 91054, Erlangen, Germany.

Background: Butterbur root extract with its active ingredients petasin and isopetasin has been used in the prophylactic treatment of migraine for years, while its sites of action are not completely clear. Calcitonin gene-related peptide (CGRP) is known as a biomarker and promoting factor of migraine. We set out to investigate the impact of petasins on the CGRP release from trigeminal afferents induced by activation of the calcium conducting transient receptor potential channels (TRPs) of the subtypes TRPA1 and TRPV1. Read More

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Effects of CGRP-Primed Dental Pulp Stem Cells on Trigeminal Sensory Neurons.

J Dent Res 2021 Apr 10:220345211004872. Epub 2021 Apr 10.

Department of Restorative Dentistry and Biomaterials Sciences, Harvard School of Dental Medicine, Boston, MA, USA.

Dental pulp stem cells (DPSCs) are important in tooth physiology, contributing to development, repair, regeneration, and immunomodulatory processes. However, their role in inflammatory mechanisms underlying pulpitis is not well understood. We evaluated the influence of DPSCs stimulated with calcitonin gene-related peptide (CGRP), a proinflammatory neuropeptide, on the expression of mediators released from DPSCs and the effect of these mediators on sensory neuron activity. Read More

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Mode-selective inhibitory effects of eugenol on the mouse TRPV1 channel.

Biochem Biophys Res Commun 2021 Jun 8;556:156-162. Epub 2021 Apr 8.

Division of Molecular Pharmacology and Cell Biophysics, Department of Disease Management Dentistry, Graduate School of Dentistry, Tohoku University, Sendai, 980-8575, Japan.

The transient receptor potential vanilloid 1 (TRPV1) channel is a polymodal receptor in sensory nerves and involved in pain sensation. TRPV1 has at least three distinct activation modes that are selectively induced by different stimuli capsaicin, noxious heat, and protons. Although many mode-selective TRPV1 antagonists have been developed for their anticipated analgesic effects, there have been few successful reports because of adverse effects due to burn injuries and hyperthermia. Read More

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Suppression of apoptosis in vascular endothelial cell, the promising way for natural medicines to treat atherosclerosis.

Pharmacol Res 2021 Apr 7;168:105599. Epub 2021 Apr 7.

School of Pharmacy, Chengdu University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, No. 1166, Liutai Avenue, Chengdu 611137, PR China. Electronic address:

Atherosclerosis, a chronic multifactorial disease, is closely related to the development of cardiovascular diseases and is one of the predominant causes of death worldwide. Normal vascular endothelial cells play an important role in maintaining vascular homeostasis and inhibiting atherosclerosis by regulating vascular tension, preventing thrombosis and regulating inflammation. Currently, accumulating evidence has revealed that endothelial cell apoptosis is the first step of atherosclerosis. Read More

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Surfactant cocamide monoethanolamide causes eye irritation by activating nociceptor TRPV1.

Br J Pharmacol 2021 Apr 10. Epub 2021 Apr 10.

State Key Laboratory of Natural Medicines and Department of TCM pharmacology, School of Traditional Pharmacy, China Pharmaceutical University, Nanjing, Jiangsu, China, 211198.

Background And Purpose: Cocamide monoethanolamide (CMEA) is commonly used as a surfactant-foam booster in cosmetic formulations. Upon contact with the eye or other sensitive skin areas, CMEA elicits sting and lasting irritation. We hypothesized a specific molecular interaction with TRPV1 by which CMEA caused eye irritation. Read More

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Evaluation of Antinociceptive Profile of Chalcone Derivative (3-(2,5-dimethoxyphenyl)-1-(5-methylfuran-2-yl) prop-2-en-1-one (DMPF-1) .

J Pharm Bioallied Sci 2020 Nov 5;12(Suppl 2):S711-S717. Epub 2020 Nov 5.

Department of Biomedical Sciences, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Selangor, Malaysia.

Introduction: Pain is a major global health issue, where its pharmacotherapy prompts unwanted side effects; hence, the development of effective alternative compounds from natural derivatives with lesser side effects is clinically needed. Chalcone; the precursors of flavonoid, and its derivatives have been widely investigated due to its pharmacological properties.

Objective: This study addressed the therapeutic effect of 3-(2,5-dimethoxyphenyl)-1-(5-methyl furan-2-yl) prop-2-en-1-one (DMPF-1); synthetic chalcone derivative, on antinociceptive activity . Read More

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November 2020

Icariin ameliorates partial sciatic nerve ligation induced neuropathic pain in rats: an evidence of in silico and in vivo studies.

J Pharm Pharmacol 2021 Apr 3. Epub 2021 Apr 3.

Division of Pharmacology, Institute of Pharmaceutical Technology, Sri Padmavathi Mahila Visvavidyalayam, Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh, India.

Objectives: Neuropathic pain (NP) is a chronic inflammation of the sciatic nerve, associated with complex pathophysiological events like neuronal ectopic discharge with changes in neurotransmitters, growth factors, receptors/ion channels including N-methyl-d-aspartate receptors, Transient receptor cation channels, Voltage-gated calcium channels. All these events eventually lead to inflammation and apoptosis of the sciatic nerve in NP. Icariin (ICA), a natural flavonoid is well known for its anti-inflammatory potential. Read More

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Co-Delivery of Curcumin and Capsaicin by Dual-Targeting Liposomes for Inhibition of aHSC-Induced Drug Resistance and Metastasis.

ACS Appl Mater Interfaces 2021 Apr 5;13(14):16019-16035. Epub 2021 Apr 5.

School of Bioscience and Technology, Weifang Medical University, Weifang 261053, P. R. China.

Recent research studies have shown that the low survival rate of liver cancer is due to drug resistance and metastasis. In the tumor microenvironment (TME), activated hepatic stellate cells (aHSCs) have been proven to favor the development of liver cancer. Hence, the combination therapy dual-targeting aHSCs and tumor cells might be an effective strategy for treatment of liver cancer. Read More

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, and Pharmacodynamic Characterization of Novel Analgesic Drug Candidate Somatostatin SST Receptor Agonists.

Front Pharmacol 2020 27;11:601887. Epub 2021 Jan 27.

Department of Pharmacology and Pharmacotherapy, Medical School, University of Pécs, Pécs, Hungary.

Somatostatin released from the capsaicin-sensitive sensory nerves mediates analgesic and anti-inflammatory effects via its receptor subtype 4 (SST) without influencing endocrine functions. Therefore, SST is considered to be a novel target for drug development in pain, especially chronic neuropathy which is a great unmet medical need. Here, we examined the binding, SST-linked G protein activation and β-arrestin activation on stable SST expressing cells and the effects of our novel pyrrolo-pyrimidine molecules (20, 100, 500, 1,000, 2,000 µg·kg) on partial sciatic nerve ligation-induced traumatic mononeuropathic pain model in mice. Read More

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January 2021

A novel visceral pain model of uterine cervix inflammation in rat.

Eur J Pharmacol 2021 Jun 31;900:174080. Epub 2021 Mar 31.

Department of Anesthesia, Women's Hospital, Zhejiang University School of Medicine, Hangzhou, China. Electronic address:

Treatment of visceral pain originating from the uterine cervix is a substantial clinical problem. The underlying mechanisms of such visceral pain remain unclear mainly due to a lack of reliable model. This study aimed to develop and evaluate the performance of a rat model of pain induced by uterine cervix inflammation. Read More

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Ca Signalling Induced by NGF Identifies a Subset of Capsaicin-Excitable Neurons Displaying Enhanced Chemo-Nociception in Dorsal Root Ganglion Explants from Adult Mouse.

Int J Mol Sci 2021 Mar 4;22(5). Epub 2021 Mar 4.

International Centre for Neurotherapeutics, Dublin City University, Collins Avenue, D09 V209 Dublin, Ireland.

Nociceptors sense hazards via plasmalemmal cation channels, including transient receptor potential vanilloid 1 (TRPV1). Nerve growth factor (NGF) sensitises TRPV1 to capsaicin (CAPS), modulates nociceptor excitability and induces thermal hyperalgesia, but cellular mechanisms remain unclear. Confocal microscopy was used to image changes in intracellular Ca concentration ([Ca]) across neuronal populations in dorsal root ganglia (DRG) explants from adult mice, which express a fluorescent reporter in their sensory neurons. Read More

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Decursin Alleviates Mechanical Allodynia in a Paclitaxel-Induced Neuropathic Pain Mouse Model.

Cells 2021 Mar 4;10(3). Epub 2021 Mar 4.

Center for Nutraceutical and Pharmaceutical Materials, Myongji University, Yongin 17058, Korea.

Chemotherapy-induced neuropathic pain (CINP) is a severe adverse effect of platinum- and taxane-derived anticancer drugs. The pathophysiology of CINP includes damage to neuronal networks and dysregulation of signal transduction due to abnormal Ca levels. Therefore, methods that aid the recovery of neuronal networks could represent a potential treatment for CINP. Read More

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Remedia Sternutatoria over the Centuries: TRP Mediation.

Molecules 2021 Mar 15;26(6). Epub 2021 Mar 15.

Department of Pharmacology, College of Medicine and Health Sciences, Khalifa University of Science and Technology, Abu Dhabi 127788, United Arab Emirates.

Sneezing (sternutatio) is a poorly understood polysynaptic physiologic reflex phenomenon. Sneezing has exerted a strange fascination on humans throughout history, and induced sneezing was widely used by physicians for therapeutic purposes, on the assumption that sneezing eliminates noxious factors from the body, mainly from the head. The present contribution examines the various mixtures used for inducing sneezes (remedia sternutatoria) over the centuries. Read More

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