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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29684385/upregulation-of-ca-v-3-2-t-type-calcium-channels-in-adjacent-intact-l4-dorsal-root-ganglion-neurons-in-neuropathic-pain-rats-with-l5-spinal-nerve-ligation
#1
Qing-Ying Liu, Wen Chen, Shuang Cui, Fei-Fei Liao, Ming Yi, Feng-Yu Liu, You Wan
Besides the injured peripheral dorsal root ganglion (DRG) neurons, the adjacent intact DRG neurons also have important roles in neuropathic pain. Ion channels including Cav 3.2 T-type calcium channel in the DRG neurons are important in the development of neuropathic pain. In the present study, we aimed to examine the expression of Cav 3.2 T-type calcium channels in the intact DRG neurons in neuropathic pain. A neuropathic pain model of rat with lumbar 5 (L5) spinal nerve ligation (SNL) was established, in which the L4 DRG was separated from the axotomized L5 DRG, and the molecular, morphological and electrophysiological changes of Cav 3...
April 20, 2018: Neuroscience Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29679543/retrograde-influences-of-scg-axotomy-on-uninjured-preganglionic-neurons
#2
Sean M Gannon, Kiel Hawk, Brian F Walsh, Aminata Coulibaly, Lori G Isaacson
There is evidence that neuronal injury can affect uninjured neurons in the same neural circuit. The overall goal of this study was to understand the effects of peripheral nerve injury on uninjured neurons located in the central nervous system (CNS). As a model, we examined whether axotomy (transection of postganglionic axons) of the superior cervical ganglion (SCG) affected the uninjured, preganglionic neurons that innervate the SCG. At 7 days post-injury a reduction in choline acetyltransferase (ChAT) and synaptophysin immunoreactivity in the SCG, both markers for preganglionic axons, was observed, and this reduction persisted at 8 and 12 weeks post-injury...
April 18, 2018: Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29677029/kindlin-1-regulates-astrocyte-activation-and-pain-sensitivity-in-rats-with-neuropathic-pain
#3
Baisong Zhao, Yongying Pan, Haiping Xu, Xingrong Song
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Astrocyte activation has been implicated in the pathogenesis of neuropathic pain, but the involvement of kindlin-1 in astrocyte activation and neuropathic pain has not yet been illustrated. Using a chronic constriction injury (CCI) rat model of neuropathic pain, we investigated the expression levels of kindlin-1 during neuropathic pain and the influences of kindlin-1 on regulating pain sensitivity. METHODS: Neuropathic pain was induced in rats by CCI of the sciatic nerve...
April 19, 2018: Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29673859/orofacial-neuropathic-pain-reduces-spontaneous-burrowing-behavior-in-rats
#4
K Deseure, G Hans
It was recently reported that spontaneous burrowing behavior is decreased after tibial nerve transection, spinal nerve transection and partial sciatic nerve ligation. It was proposed that spontaneous burrowing could be used as a measure of the impact of neuropathic pain after peripheral nerve injury. It has remained unclear whether the reduction in burrowing behavior is caused directly by pain or hypersensitivity in the affected limbs, making it more difficult to perform burrowing, or by a pain induced decrease in the general wellbeing, thus reducing the motivation to burrow...
April 16, 2018: Physiology & Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29660342/investigation-of-trpv1-loss-of-function-phenotypes-in-trpv1-leu206stop-mice-generated-by-n-ethyl-n-nitrosourea-mutagenesis
#5
Thomas Christoph, Babette Kögel, Klaus Schiene, Thomas Peters, Wolfgang Schröder
N-ethyl-N-nitrosourea (ENU) random mutagenesis was used to generate a mouse model for the analysis of the transient receptor potential vanilloid 1 (TRPV1) cation channel. A transversion from T→A in exon 4 led to a Leu206Stop mutation generating a loss-of-function mutant. The TRPV1 agonist capsaicin was used to analyze functional and nociceptive parameters in vitro and in vivo in TRPV1 Leu206Stop mice and congenic C3HeB/FeJ controls. Capsaicin-induced [Ca2+ ]i changes in small diameter DRG neurons were significantly diminished in TRPV1 Leu206Stop mice and administration of capsaicin induced neither hypothermia nor nocifensive behaviour in vivo...
April 13, 2018: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29656686/lipopolysaccharide-from-rhodobacter-sphaeroides-tlr4-antagonist-attenuates-hypersensitivity-and-modulates-nociceptive-factors
#6
Agnieszka M Jurga, Ewelina Rojewska, Wioletta Makuch, Joanna Mika
CONTEXT: Accumulating evidence has demonstrated that Toll-like receptors (TLRs), especially TLR4 localized on microglia/macrophages, may play a significant role in nociception. OBJECTIVE: We examine the role of TLR4 in a neuropathic pain model. Using behavioural/biochemical methods, we examined the influence of TLR4 antagonist on levels of hypersensitivity and nociceptive factors whose contribution to neuropathy development has been confirmed. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Behavioural (von Frey's/cold plate) tests were performed with Wistar male rats after intrathecal administration of a TLR4 antagonist (LPS-RS ULTRAPURE (LPS-RSU), 20 μG: lipopolysaccharide from Rhodobacter sphaeroides, InvivoGen, San Diego, CA) 16 H and 1 h before chronic constriction injury (cci) to the sciatic nerve and then daily for 7 d...
December 2018: Pharmaceutical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29652785/clinical-prediction-rule-for-heterotopic-ossification-of-the-hip-in-patients-with-spinal-cord-injury
#7
Eduardo M Suero, Mustafa Citak
STUDY DESIGN: Case-control study; clinical prediction rule. OBJECTIVE: To construct and internally validate a clinical prediction rule to identify patients at high risk of developing heterotopic ossification (HO) after spinal cord injury (SCI). SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: HO after SCI can lead to loss of joint mobility, loss of function, peripheral nerve entrapment, and pressure sores. HO is usually diagnosed based on clinical symptoms, as no laboratory tests are yet available to identify patients with early HO formation...
April 12, 2018: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29651947/transplantation-of-bdnf-gene-recombinant-mesenchymal-stem-cells-and-adhesive-peptide-modified-hydrogel-scaffold-for-spinal-cord-repair
#8
Li-Ming Li, Ling-Ling Huang, Xin-Chi Jiang, Jia-Chen Chen, Hong-Wei OuYang, Jian-Qing Gao
Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) are promising candidates for nerve tissue engineering. Brain derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) secreted by MSCs can function to increase neural differentiation and relieve inflammation response. Gene transfection technology is an efficient strategy to increase the secretion levels of cytokines and enhance cellular functions. However, transfection and in vivo gene expression of environmentally sensitive stem cells have been one of the most challenging subjects due to the requirement in both safety and transfection efficiency...
April 13, 2018: Current Gene Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29629880/influence-of-nerve-cuff-channel-count-and-implantation-site-on-the-separability-of-afferent-eng
#9
Ana Carolina Pinto da Silveira, Emma Brunton, Sally Spendiff, Kianoush Nazarpour
Recording of neural signals from intact peripheral nerves in patients with spinal cord injury or stroke survivors offers the possibility for the development of closed-loop sensorimotor prostheses. Nerve cuffs have been found to provide stable recordings from peripheral nerves for prolonged periods of time. However, questions remain over the design and positioning of nerve cuffs such that the separability of neural data recorded from the peripheral nerves is improved.
 
 Approach. Afferent electroneurographic (ENG) signals were recorded with nerve cuffs placed on the sciatic nerve of rats in response to various mechanical stimuli to the hindpaw...
April 9, 2018: Journal of Neural Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29628771/activation-of-spinal-dorsal-horn-p2y-13-receptors-can-promote-the-expression-of-il-1%C3%AE-and-il-6-in-rats-with-diabetic-neuropathic-pain
#10
Rui Zhou, Tao Xu, XiaoHong Liu, YuanShou Chen, DeYing Kong, Hong Tian, Mingxia Yue, Dujuan Huang, Junwei Zeng
Objective: The dorsal horn P2Y13 receptor is involved in the development of pain behavior induced by peripheral nerve injury. It is unclear whether the expression of proinflammatory cytokines interleukin (IL)-1β and IL-6 at the spinal dorsal horn are influenced after the activation of P2Y13 receptor in rats with diabetic neuropathic pain (DNP). Methods: A rat model of type 1 DNP was induced by intraperitoneal injection of streptozotocin (STZ). We examined the expression of P2Y13 receptor, Iba-1, IL-1β, IL-6, JAK2, STAT3, pTyr1336 , and pTyr1472 NR2B in rat spinal dorsal horn...
2018: Journal of Pain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29627918/protective-effect-of-moderate-exogenous-electric-field-stimulation-on-activating-netrin-1-dcc-expression-against-mechanical-stretch-induced-injury-in-spinal-cord-neurons
#11
Meili Liu, Chuanwei Yin, Zhengtai Jia, Kun Li, Zhifa Zhang, Yuchen Zhao, Xianghui Gong, Xiaoyu Liu, Ping Li, Yubo Fan
Nerve cells detect and respond to electric field stimulation and extrinsic chemical guidance cues during development and regeneration; therefore, the development and optimization of an approach for functional neuronal regeneration are necessary for a nerve injury. In this study, we proposed using electric field stimulation to repair a nerve injury triggered by serious mechanical stretch loading. A device that provides continuous mechanical stretch and constant electric field stimulation was designed. Primary dissociated spinal cord neurons were stimulated by mechanical stretch (tensile strain 2...
April 7, 2018: Neurotoxicity Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29627342/blockade-of-%C3%AE-2-adrenergic-or-metabotropic-glutamate-receptors-induces-glutamate-release-in-the-locus-coeruleus-to-activate-descending-inhibition-in-rats-with-chronic-neuropathic-hypersensitivity
#12
Ken-Ichiro Hayashida, Masafumi Kimuram, James C Eisenach
Locus coeruleus (LC)-spinal noradrenergic projections are important to endogenous analgesic mechanisms and can be activated by local glutamate signaling in the LC. The current study examined the local glutamatergic, GABAergic, and noradrenergic influences on glutamate release in the LC and noradrenergic descending inhibition in rats 6 weeks after spinal nerve ligation (SNL). Intra-LC injection of the α2 adrenoceptor antagonist idazoxan or the group 2 metabotropic glutamate receptor (mGluR) antagonist (RS)-α-Methyl-4-tetrazolylphenylglycine (MTPG) increased withdrawal thresholds in SNL animals and this was reversed by the blockade of α-amino-3-hydroxy-5-methyl- 4-isoxazolepropionic acid (AMPA) receptors in the LC or α2-adrenoceptors in the spinal cord, but not in normal animals...
April 5, 2018: Neuroscience Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29627247/use-of-on-farm-emergency-slaughter-for-dairy-cows-in-british-columbia
#13
Katherine E Koralesky, David Fraser
On-farm emergency slaughter (OFES), whereby inspection, stunning, and bleeding occur on the farm before the carcass is transported to a slaughterhouse, is permitted in some jurisdictions as a means to avoid inhumane transportation while salvaging meat from injured animals. However, OFES is controversial and its use for dairy cows has been little studied. Inspection documents for 812 dairy cows were examined to identify how OFES was used for dairy cows in British Columbia, Canada, over 16.5 mo. Producers used OFES for dairy cows aged 1 to 13 yr (median of 4 yr)...
April 4, 2018: Journal of Dairy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29623937/efficacy-of-chitosan-and-sodium-alginate-scaffolds-for-repair-of-spinal-cord-injury-in-rats
#14
Zi-Ang Yao, Feng-Jia Chen, Hong-Li Cui, Tong Lin, Na Guo, Hai-Ge Wu
Spinal cord injury results in the loss of motor and sensory pathways and spontaneous regeneration of adult mammalian spinal cord neurons is limited. Chitosan and sodium alginate have good biocompatibility, biodegradability, and are suitable to assist the recovery of damaged tissues, such as skin, bone and nerve. Chitosan scaffolds, sodium alginate scaffolds and chitosan-sodium alginate scaffolds were separately transplanted into rats with spinal cord hemisection. Basso-Beattie-Bresnahan locomotor rating scale scores and electrophysiological results showed that chitosan scaffolds promoted recovery of locomotor capacity and nerve transduction of the experimental rats...
March 2018: Neural Regeneration Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29620141/jmjd6-exerts-function-in-neuropathic-pain-by-regulating-nf%C3%A2-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-following-peripheral-nerve-injury-in-rats
#15
Cen Wen, Mengyuan Xu, Cheng Mo, Zhigang Cheng, Qulian Guo, Xiaoyan Zhu
Treatment of neuropathic pain (NPP) continues to be a major challenge, and the underlying mechanisms remain to be elucidated. Previous studies have demonstrated that histone methylation is important in synaptic plasticity of the nervous system and may affect nuclear factor‑κB (NF‑κB) signaling through epigenetic mechanisms. The present study aimed to investigate the role of Jumonji C domain 6 (JMJD6), a histone demethylase, in a chronic constriction injury (CCI) model of NPP. On the third day post‑CCI surgery, a JMJD6 overexpressing lentiviral vector (LV‑JMJD6) was intrathecally injected in the rats...
April 3, 2018: International Journal of Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29615686/lentiviral-vector-delivery-of-short-hairpin-rna-to-ngr1-promotes-nerve-regeneration-and-locomotor-recovery-in-injured-rat-spinal-cord
#16
Xiaoyang Zhao, Zhiming Peng, Lingli Long, Ningning Chen, Haichong Zheng, David Y B Deng, Yong Wan
Nogo receptor 1 (NgR1) is a high-affinity receptor of myelin-associated inhibitors (MAIs), and suppresses neurogenesis. Lentiviral vector are commonly used to alter the expression of targeted genes. However, little is known about the potential function of lentiviral vector harboring NgR1 shRNA (LV-NgR1 shRNA) on neurogenesis in spinal cord injury (SCI). In this study, the rats were randomly divided into three groups: including the LN (LV-NgR1 shRNA injection), LC (LV-control shRNA injection) and Sham (laminectomy only)...
April 3, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29614705/identification-of-a-resilient-mouse-facial-motoneuron-population-following-target-disconnection-by-injury-or-disease
#17
Deborah O Setter, Melissa M Haulcomb, Taylor Beahrs, Rena M Meadows, Nicole D Schartz, Sara K Custer, Virginia M Sanders, Kathryn J Jones
BACKGROUND: When nerve transection is performed on adult rodents, a substantial population of neurons survives short-term disconnection from target, and the immune system supports this neuronal survival, however long-term survival remains unknown. Understanding the effects of permanent axotomy on cell body survival is important as target disconnection is the first pathological occurrence in fatal motoneuron diseases such as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and spinal muscular atrophy (SMA)...
March 25, 2018: Restorative Neurology and Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29614704/constitutively-reduced-sensory-capacity-promotes-better-recovery-after-spinal-cord-injury-sci-in-blind-rats-of-the-dystrophic-rcs-strain
#18
Svenja Rink, Habib Bendella, Kurdin Alsolivany, Carolin Meyer, Aliona Woehler, Ramona Jansen, Zeynep Isik, Gregor Stein, Sina Wennmachers, Makoto Nakamura, Doychin N Angelov
BACKGROUND: We compared functional, electrophysiological and morphological parameters after SCI in two groups of rats Sprague Dawley (SD) rats with normal vision and blind rats from a SD-substrain "Royal College of Surgeons" (SD/RCS) who lose their photoreceptor cells after birth due to a genetic defect in the retinal pigment epithelium. For these animals skin-, intramuscular-, and tendon receptors are major available means to resolve spatial information. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to check whether increased sensitivity in SD/RCS rats would promote an improved recovery after SCI...
March 25, 2018: Restorative Neurology and Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29611789/superficial-branch-of-the-radial-nerve-injury-a-case-for-conscious-perioperative-arterial-cannulation
#19
John Hickman, Ahmed Chekairi
We present a case of an injury to the superficial branch of the radial nerve following unconscious radial artery cannulation in a 57-year-old gentleman for revision of lumbar spinal fusion. Nerve damage is a rare complication of this commonly used technique; whilst usually self-limiting, it can lead to a significant under-reported burden of morbidity on our patients. We discuss current norms of practice, questioning the safety of unconscious arterial cannulation, and suggest that, where possible, it should be performed in the conscious patient to minimise the risk of this rare complication...
April 2018: Journal of Perioperative Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29608038/physical-therapy-needs-for-patients-with-physical-function-injuries-post-earthquake-disasters-a-systematic-review-of-chinese-and-western-literature
#20
Hao Li, John Nyland, Katrina Kuban, Justin Givens
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Over the last 500 years, the most earthquakes with 10,000 or more fatalities and the most overall fatalities have occurred in China. Physical therapists must develop a better understanding of the patient and injury types that they are likely to treat post-earthquake disasters. This systematic review of Chinese and Western literature identified the primary patients treated by physical therapists post-earthquake disasters for injuries that negatively impacted physical function, activity, and participation...
April 2, 2018: Physiotherapy Research International: the Journal for Researchers and Clinicians in Physical Therapy
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