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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27891703/an-investigation-into-the-inhibitory-function-of-serotonin-in-diffuse-noxious-inhibitory-controls-in-the-neuropathic-rat
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K Bannister, S Lockwood, L Goncalves, R Patel, A H Dickenson
BACKGROUND: Following neuropathy α2-adrenoceptor-mediated diffuse noxious inhibitory controls (DNIC), whereby a noxious conditioning stimulus inhibits the activity of spinal wide dynamic range (WDR) neurons, are abolished, and spinal 5-HT7 receptor densities are increased. Here, we manipulate spinal 5-HT content in spinal nerve ligated (SNL) animals and investigate which 5-HT receptor mediated actions predominate. METHODS: Using in vivo electrophysiology we recorded WDR neuronal responses to von frey filaments applied to the hind paw before, and concurrent to, a noxious ear pinch (the conditioning stimulus) in isoflurane-anaesthetised rats...
November 28, 2016: European Journal of Pain: EJP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27864110/antinociceptive-activity-and-mechanism-of-action-of-hydroalcoholic-extract-and-dichloromethane-fraction-of-amphilophium-crucigerum-seeds-in-mice
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Samira Dal Toé De Prá, Paula Ronsani Ferro, Alessandra Marcon Milioli, Flávia Karine Rigo, Orlando Justo Chipindo, Camila Camponogara, Rosana Casoti, Melânia Palermo Manfron, Sara Marchesan de Oliveira, Juliano Ferreira, Gabriela Trevisan
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: The medicinal plant generally known as monkey's comb (Amphilophium crucigerum) has been popularly described for the treatment of neuropathic and inflammatory pain, specially seeds preparations. AIM OF THE STUDY: The goal of the present study was to evaluate the antinociceptive effect of the crude extract (Crd) and dichloromethane fraction (Dcm) of A. crucigerum seeds, and investigate the involvement of transient receptor potential vanilloid 1 (TRPV1) receptor in this effect...
November 15, 2016: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27857218/tet1-dependent-epigenetic-modification-of-bdnf-expression-in-dorsal-horn-neurons-mediates-neuropathic-pain-in-rats
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Ming-Chun Hsieh, Cheng-Yuan Lai, Yu-Cheng Ho, Hsueh-Hsiao Wang, Jen-Kun Cheng, Yat-Pang Chau, Hsien-Yu Peng
Ten-eleven translocation methylcytosine dioxygenase 1 (Tet1) mediates the conversion of 5-methylcytosine (5 mC) to 5-hydroxymethylcytosine (5 hmC), hence promoting DNA demethylation. Although recent studies have linked the DNA demethylation of specific genes to pain hypersensitivity, the role of spinal Tet1-dependent DNA demethylation in nociception hypersensitivity development remains elusive. Here, we report correlated with behavioral allodynia, spinal nerve ligation (SNL) upregulated Tet1 expression in dorsal horn neurons that hydroxylate 5 mC to 5 hmC at CpG dinucleotides in the bdnf promoter to promote spinal BDNF expression at day 7 after operation...
November 18, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27818163/down-regulation-of-zinc-transporter-1-in-astrocytes-induces-neuropathic-pain-via-the-brain-derived-neurotrophic-factor-k-cl-co-transporter-2-signaling-pathway-in-the-mouse-spinal-cord
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Tomoya Kitayama, Katsuya Morita, Naoyo Motoyama, Toshihiro Dohi
We previously demonstrated, using a DNA microarray analysis, the down-regulated expression of the slc30a1 gene (zinc transporter 1, ZnT1) in a neuropathic pain model induced by partial sciatic nerve ligation (PSNL). Zinc is an essential trace mineral that plays important roles in physiological functions, and ZnT1 modulates intracellular zinc levels. In the present study, we examined the effects of the down-regulation of the ZnT1 gene in the spinal cord on tactile allodynia. The knockdown (KD) of ZnT1 by the intrathecal administration of siRNA against ZnT1 to mice induced allodynia, a characteristic syndrome of neuropathic pain, which persisted for at least one month...
November 3, 2016: Neurochemistry International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27798354/low-frequency-stimulation-of-group-iii-and-iv-hind-limb-afferents-evokes-reflex-pressor-responses-in-decerebrate-rats
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Jonathan E Harms, Steven W Copp, Marc P Kaufman
Contraction of freely perfused hind limb muscles in decerebrate rats evokes the exercise pressor reflex, resulting in sympathetic activation and increased blood pressure. This reflex is propagated along mechanically sensitive group III and metabolically sensitive group IV afferent nerve fibers. Recent research by our laboratory has focused on the exaggeration of the exercise pressor reflex in decerebrate rats with simulated peripheral artery disease, which was induced by ligating the femoral artery for 72 h before the start of the experiment...
October 2016: Physiological Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27766191/vertebral-column-resection-for-kyphoscoliosis-in-a-patient-with-ehlers-danlos-syndrome-an-intraoperative-neurophysiological-monitoring-alert
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Faisal R Jahangiri, Sami Al Eissa, Samir Sayegh, Fahad Al Helal, Shomoukh A Al-Sharif, Monerah M Annaim, Sheryar Muhammad, Tanweer Aziz
A 16-year-old male patient with Ehler-Danlos syndrome (EDS) and a back deformity since birth presented with severe kyphoscoliosis. The patient was neurologically intact but had respiratory and cardiac insufficiencies. A two-stage vertebral column resection (VCR) at T9-T10 with multiple level fusion with multimodality intraoperative neurophysiological monitoring (IONM) was planned.  During the first stage, pedicle screws were placed at multiple spinal levels above and below the VCR level. Upper and lower somatosensory evoked potentials (SSEP), transcranial electrical motor evoked potentials (TCeMEP), and electromyography were monitored continuously and showed no significant changes...
August 31, 2016: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27765616/chronic-intrathecal-infusion-of-t-type-calcium-channel-blockers-attenuates-cav3-2-upregulation-in-nerve-ligated-rats
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Sheng-Jie Shiue, Chi-Hsu Wang, Tao-Yeuan Wang, Yi-Chun Chen, Jen-Kun Cheng
OBJECTIVE: T-type channel (TCC) CaV3.2 plays a pivotal role in pain transmission. In this study, we examined the effects of intrathecal TCC blockers on CaV3.2 expression in a L5/6 spinal nerve ligation (SNL) pain model. The neurotoxicity of TCC blockers were also evaluated. METHODS: Male Sprague-Dawley rats (200-250 g) were used for right L5/6 SNL to induce neuropathic pain. Intrathecal infusion of saline or TCC blockers [mibefradil (0.7 μg/h) or ethosuximide (60 μg/h)] was started after surgery for 7 days...
October 17, 2016: Acta Anaesthesiologica Taiwanica: Official Journal of the Taiwan Society of Anesthesiologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27683228/microvesicles-shed-from-microglia-activated-by-the-p2x7-p38-pathway-are-involved-in-neuropathic-pain-induced-by-spinal-nerve-ligation-in-rats
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Jian Li, Xiangnan Li, Xin Jiang, Mei Yang, Rui Yang, Geoffrey Burnstock, Zhenghua Xiang, Hongbin Yuan
Microglia are critical in the pathogenesis of neuropathic pain. In this study, we investigated the role of microvesicles (MVs) in neuropathic pain induced by spinal nerve ligation (SNL) in rats. First, we found that MVs shed from microglia were increased in the cerebrospinal fluid and dorsal horn of the spinal cord after SNL. Next, MVs significantly reduced paw withdrawal threshold (PWT) and paw withdrawal latency (PWL). In addition, the P2X7-p38 pathway was related to the bleb of MVs after SNL. Interleukin (IL)-1β was found to be significantly upregulated in the package of MVs, and PWT and PWL increased following inhibition with shRNA-IL-1β...
September 28, 2016: Purinergic Signalling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27671501/hmg-coa-synthase-isoenzymes-1-and-2-localize-to-satellite-glial-cells-in-dorsal-root-ganglia-and-are-differentially-regulated-by-peripheral-nerve-injury
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Fei Wang, Hongfei Xiang, Gregory Fischer, Zhen Liu, Matthew J Dupont, Quinn H Hogan, Hongwei Yu
In dorsal root ganglia (DRG), satellite glial cells (SGCs) tightly ensheathe the somata of primary sensory neurons to form functional sensory units. SGCs are identified by their flattened and irregular morphology and expression of a variety of specific marker proteins. In this report, we present evidence that the 3-hydroxy-3-methylglutaryl coenzyme A synthase isoenzymes 1 and 2 (HMGCS1 and HMGCS2) are abundantly expressed in SGCs. Immunolabeling with the validated antibodies revealed that both HMGCS1 and HMGCS2 are highly colabeled with a selection of SGC markers, including GS, GFAP, Kir4...
September 23, 2016: Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27663259/increasing-spinal-5-ht2a-receptor-responsiveness-mediates-anti-allodynic-effect-and-potentiates-fluoxetine-efficacy-in-neuropathic-rats-evidence-for-gaba-release
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Amandine Dupuis, Anne-Sophie Wattiez, Jérémy Pinguet, Damien Richard, Frédéric Libert, Maryse Chalus, Youssef Aissouni, Benoit Sion, Denis Ardid, Philippe Marin, Alain Eschalier, Christine Courteix
Antidepressants are one of the first line treatments for neuropathic pain but their use is limited by the incidence and severity of side effects of tricyclics and the weak effectiveness of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs). Serotonin type 2A (5-HT2A) receptors interact with PDZ proteins that regulate their functionality and SSRI efficacy to alleviate pain. We investigated whether an interfering peptide (TAT-2ASCV) disrupting the interaction between 5-HT2A receptors and associated PDZ proteins would improve the treatment of traumatic neuropathic allodynia...
September 20, 2016: Pharmacological Research: the Official Journal of the Italian Pharmacological Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27641318/effects-of-tianeptine-on-the-development-and-maintenance-of-mechanical-allodynia-in-a-rat-model-of-neuropathic-pain
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Bong Ha Heo, Jae Yun Shin, Keun Suk Park, Hyung Gon Lee, Jeong Il Choi, Myung Ha Yoon, Woong Mo Kim
We validate the analgesic efficacy of tianeptine by different administration routes and timing in a rat model of neuropathic pain. Neuropathic pain was induced by ligating the L5 and L6 spinal nerves in male Sprague-Dawley rats, and mechanical allodynia was assessed using von Frey filaments. The effects of orally administered tianeptine and pretreatment with tianeptine (intrathecally or intraperitoneally) on mechanical allodynia were assessed. Oral and preemptive intrathecal administration of tianeptine significantly increased the paw withdrawal threshold but preemptive intraperitoneal administration did not...
October 28, 2016: Neuroscience Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27629721/spinal-fbxo3-dependent-fbxl2-ubiquitination-of-active-zone-protein-rim1%C3%AE-mediates-neuropathic-allodynia-through-cav2-2-activation
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Cheng-Yuan Lai, Yu-Cheng Ho, Ming-Chun Hsieh, Hsueh-Hsiao Wang, Jen-Kun Cheng, Yat-Pang Chau, Hsien-Yu Peng
UNLABELLED: Spinal plasticity, a key process mediating neuropathic pain development, requires ubiquitination-dependent protein turnover. Presynaptic active zone proteins have a crucial role in regulating vesicle exocytosis, which is essential for synaptic plasticity. Nevertheless, the mechanism for ubiquitination-regulated turnover of presynaptic active zone proteins in the progression of spinal plasticity-associated neuropathic pain remains unclear. Here, after research involving Sprague Dawley rats, we reported that spinal nerve ligation (SNL), in addition to causing allodynia, enhances the Rab3-interactive molecule-1α (RIM1α), a major active zone protein presumed to regulate neural plasticity, specifically in the synaptic plasma membranes (SPMs) of the ipsilateral dorsal horn...
September 14, 2016: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27622550/the-antinociceptive-properties-of-the-corydalis-yanhusuo-extract
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Lien Wang, Yan Zhang, Zhiwei Wang, Nian Gong, Tae Dong Kweon, Benjamin Vo, Chaoran Wang, Xiuli Zhang, Jae Yoon Chung, Amal Alachkar, Xinmiao Liang, David Z Luo, Olivier Civelli
Corydalis yanhusuo. W.T. extracts (YHS) are widely used for the treatment of pain and inflammation. There are a few studies that assessed the effects of YHS in pain assays; however, none of these studies has systematically compared its activities in the different pain animal modes namely: acute, inflammatory and chronic pain. Furthermore, little is known about the mechanism of YHS activity in these assays. The aim of this study was to systematically evaluate the antinociceptive properties of YHS by testing it in four standardized pain assays and to investigate its mechanism...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27619237/discovery-of-stable-non-opioid-dynorphin-a-analogues-interacting-at-the-bradykinin-receptors-for-the-treatment-of-neuropathic-pain
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Sara M Hall, Lindsay LeBaron, Cyf Ramos-Colon, Chaoling Qu, Jennifer Yanhua Xie, Frank Porreca, Josephine Lai, Yeon Sun Lee, Victor J Hruby
Dynorphin A (Dyn A) is a unique endogenous ligand that possesses well-known neuroinhibitory effects via opioid receptors with a preference for the kappa receptor but also neuroexcitatory effects, which cause hyperalgesia. We have shown that the neuroexcitatory effects are mediated through bradykinin (BK) receptors and that intrathecal (i.th.) administration of our lead ligand 1, [des-Arg(7)]-Dyn A-(4-11), which shows good binding affinity (IC50 = 150 nM) at the BK receptors, blocks Dyn A-induced hyperalgesia in naïve animals and reverses thermal and tactile hypersensitivities in a dose-dependent manner in nerve-injured animals...
September 27, 2016: ACS Chemical Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27616424/the-control-of-alternative-splicing-by-srsf1-in-myelinated-afferents-contributes-to-the-development-of-neuropathic-pain
#15
Richard P Hulse, Robert A R Drake, David O Bates, Lucy F Donaldson
Neuropathic pain results from neuroplasticity in nociceptive neuronal networks. Here we demonstrate that control of alternative pre-mRNA splicing, through the splice factor serine-arginine splice factor 1 (SRSF1), is integral to the processing of nociceptive information in the spinal cord. Neuropathic pain develops following a partial saphenous nerve ligation injury, at which time SRSF1 is activated in damaged myelinated primary afferent neurons, with minimal found in small diameter (IB4 positive) dorsal root ganglia neurons...
December 2016: Neurobiology of Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27597970/a-comparison-of-surgical-invasions-for-spinal-nerve-ligation-with-or-without-paraspinal-muscle-removal-in-a-rat-neuropathic-pain-model
#16
Yi-Gang Huang, Qing Zhang, Hao Wu, Chang-Qing Zhang
L5 spinal nerve ligation (SNL) in rats is one of the most popular models for studying neuropathic pain because of its high reproducibility. During the surgery, a part of the L5 paraspinal muscle is usually removed, which produces extra trauma and may potentially affect the physiological processes involved in neuropathic pain. To reduce the surgical trauma, the paraspinal muscle retraction was developed for exposure of the spinal nerve. The current study was aimed at comparing the surgical invasions between the L5 SNL models with paraspinal muscle removal or retraction...
2016: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27589093/activation-of-cannabinoid-cb1-receptor-contributes-to-suppression-of-spinal-nociceptive-transmission-and-inhibition-of-mechanical-hypersensitivity-by-a%C3%AE-fiber-stimulation
#17
Fei Yang, Qian Xu, Bin Shu, Vinod Tiwari, Shao-Qiu He, Louis P Vera-Portocarrero, Xinzhong Dong, Bengt Linderoth, Srinivasa N Raja, Yun Wang, Yun Guan
Activation of Aβ-fibers is an intrinsic feature of spinal cord stimulation (SCS) pain therapy. Cannabinoid receptor type 1 (CB1) is important to neuronal plasticity and pain modulation, but its role in SCS-induced pain inhibition remains unclear. In this study, we showed that CB1 receptors are expressed in both excitatory and inhibitory interneurons in substantia gelatinosa (SG). Patch-clamp recording of the evoked excitatory postsynaptic currents (eEPSCs) in mice after spinal nerve ligation (SNL) showed that electrical stimulation of Aβ-fibers (Aβ-ES) using clinical SCS-like parameters (50 Hz, 0...
November 2016: Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27577933/bullatine-a-stimulates-spinal-microglial-dynorphin-a-expression-to-produce-anti-hypersensitivity-in-a-variety-of-rat-pain-models
#18
Qian Huang, Xiao-Fang Mao, Hai-Yun Wu, Teng-Fei Li, Ming-Li Sun, Hao Liu, Yong-Xiang Wang
BACKGROUND: Aconiti brachypodi Radix (Xue-shang-yi-zhi-hao) has been prescribed to manage chronic pain, arthritis, and traumatic injuries. Bullatine A, a C20-diterpenoid alkaloid, is one of its principle effective compounds. This study aimed to investigate the anti-hypersensitivity of bullatine A in a variety of rat pain models and explore its mechanisms of action. METHODS: Rat neuropathic pain, inflammatory pain, diabetic neuropathic pain, and bone cancer pain models were used...
2016: Journal of Neuroinflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27563413/age-related-differences-in-neuropathic-pain-behavior-and-spinal-microglial-activity-after-l5-spinal-nerve-ligation-in-male-rats
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Hossein Zeinali, Homa Manaheji, Jalal Zaringhalam, Zahra Bahari, Samad Nazemi, Mehdi Sadeghi
INTRODUCTION: Several studies have reported the involvement of age-related changes in the development of neuropathic pain behaviors. However, limited data are available on the role of age in establishing and maintaining chronic neuropathic pain after peripheral nerve injury. METHODS: In the present study, we examined age-related neuropathic behavior among rats in 4 age groups: pups (4 weeks old; weight, 60-80 g), juvenile rats (6 weeks old; weight, 120-140 g), and mature rats (10-12 weeks old; weight, 200-250 g)...
July 2016: Basic and Clinical Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27548047/hedonic-and-motivational-responses-to-food-reward-are-unchanged-in-rats-with-neuropathic-pain
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Alec Okun, David L McKinzie, Jeffrey M Witkin, Bethany Remeniuk, Omar Husein, Scott D Gleason, Janice Oyarzo, Edita Navratilova, Brian McElroy, Stephen Cowen, Jeffrey D Kennedy, Frank Porreca
Rewards influence responses to acute painful stimuli, but the relationship of chronic pain to hedonic or motivational aspects of reward is not well understood. We independently evaluated hedonic qualities of sweet or bitter tastants and motivation to seek food reward in rats with experimental neuropathic pain induced by L5/6 spinal nerve ligation. Hedonic response was measured by implantation of intraoral catheters to allow passive delivery of liquid solutions, and "liking/disliking" responses were scored according to a facial reactivity scale...
December 2016: Pain
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