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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036889/single-administration-of-melatonin-modulates-the-nitroxidergic-system-at-the-peripheral-level-and-reduces-thermal-nociceptive-hypersensitivity-in-neuropathic-rats
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Elisa Borsani, Barbara Buffoli, Veronica Bonazza, Russel J Reiter, Rita Rezzani, Luigi F Rodella
Neuropathic pain is a severe condition with unsatisfactory treatments. Melatonin, an indolamine, seems to be a promising molecule suitable for this purpose due to its well-known anti-inflammatory, analgesic, and antioxidant effects, as well as its modulation of the nitroxidergic system. Nevertheless, the data on its mechanism of action and potentialities are currently insufficient in this pathology, especially at the peripheral level. Thus, this work evaluated the effect of a single administration of melatonin in an established mononeuropathy pain model that monitors the behaviour and the changes in the nitroxidergic system in dorsal root ganglia and skin, which are affected by nervous impairment...
October 14, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29035918/dopaminergic-mechanisms-in-periaqueductal-gray-mediated-antinociception
#2
Glaucia Tobaldini, Rafael A Reis, Natalia F Sardi, Mayla K Lazzarim, Dabna H Tomim, Marcelo M S Lima, Luana Fischer
As important as perceiving pain is the ability to modulate this perception in some contextual salient situations. The periaqueductal gray (PAG) is perhaps the most important site of endogenous pain modulation; however, little is known about dopaminergic mechanisms underlying PAG-mediated antinociception. In this study, we used a pharmacological approach to evaluate this subject. We found that µ-opioid receptor-induced antinociception (DAMGO, 0.3 μg) from PAG was blocked by the coadministration of either D1-like or D2-like dopaminergic antagonists (SCH23390, 2, 4, and 6 μg or raclopride, 2 and 4 μg, respectively) both in the tail-flick and in the mechanical paw-withdrawal test...
October 13, 2017: Behavioural Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29035916/observe-to-get-pain-relief-current-evidence-and-potential-mechanisms-of-socially-learned-pain-modulation
#3
Lieven A Schenk, Samuel R Krimmel, Luana Colloca
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 2017: Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29035314/animal-toxins-providing-insights-into-trpv1-activation-mechanism
#4
REVIEW
Matan Geron, Adina Hazan, Avi Priel
Beyond providing evolutionary advantages, venoms offer unique research tools, as they were developed to target functionally important proteins and pathways. As a key pain receptor in the nociceptive pathway, transient receptor potential vanilloid 1 (TRPV1) of the TRP superfamily has been shown to be a target for several toxins, as a way of producing pain to deter predators. Importantly, TRPV1 is involved in thermoregulation, inflammation, and acute nociception. As such, toxins provide tools to understand TRPV1 activation and modulation, a critical step in advancing pain research and the development of novel analgesics...
October 16, 2017: Toxins
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29033604/chronic-pain-and-adult-hippocampal-neurogenesis-translational-implications-from-preclinical-studies
#5
Mariagrazia Grilli
Adult hippocampal neurogenesis (ahNG) occurs in the human brain. Adult generated neurons have been proposed to functionally contribute to relevant hippocampal functions such as learning and memory, mood regulation, and stress response. Learning, environmental enrichment, and physical exercise exert positive effects on ahNG. In parallel, these proneurogenic stimuli have been shown to ameliorate cognitive performance and/or depressive-like behavior in animal models. Conversely, aging, social isolation, and chronic stress exert negative effects on ahNG...
2017: Journal of Pain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29033299/unpredictable-pain-timings-lead-to-greater-pain-when-people-are-highly-intolerant-of-uncertainty
#6
Clémence Bélanger, Bernard Blais Morin, Andréanne Brousseau, Nicolas Gagné, Anne Tremblay, Kathya Daigle, Philippe Goffaux, Guillaume Léonard
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Many psychological factors are known to influence pain perception. Among them, intolerance of uncertainty (IU) may play a key modulating role in situations where uncertainty prevails, especially uncertainty regarding the timing of painful events. The objective of this study was to explore the impact of individual differences in IU on pain perception during predictable and unpredictable stimulation timings. We hypothesized that people with high IU, as opposed to those with low IU, would perceive more pain when the timing of painful stimulations cannot be predicted, as compared to when they can...
October 12, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29032483/regulation-of-cardiac-voltage-gated-sodium-channel-by-kinases-roles-of-protein-kinases-a-and-c
#7
Ademuyiwa S Aromolaran, Mohamed Chahine, Mohamed Boutjdir
In the heart, voltage-gated sodium (Nav) channel (Nav1.5) is defined by its pore-forming α-subunit and its auxiliary β-subunits, both of which are important for its critical contribution to the initiation and maintenance of the cardiac action potential (AP) that underlie normal heart rhythm. The physiological relevance of Nav1.5 is further marked by the fact that inherited or congenital mutations in Nav1.5 channel gene SCN5A lead to altered functional expression (including expression, trafficking, and current density), and are generally manifested in the form of distinct cardiac arrhythmic events, epilepsy, neuropathic pain, migraine, and neuromuscular disorders...
October 15, 2017: Handbook of Experimental Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29031589/implicit-evaluations-and-physiological-threat-responses-in-people-with-persistent-low-back-pain-and-fear-of-bending
#8
J P Caneiro, Peter O'Sullivan, Anne Smith, G Lorimer Moseley, Ottmar V Lipp
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Pain and protective behaviour are dependent on implicit evaluations of danger to the body. However, current assessment of perceived danger relies on self-report, on information of which the person is aware and willing to disclose. To overcome this limitation, attempts have been made to investigate implicit evaluation of movement-related threatening images in people with persistent low back pain (PLBP) and pain-related fear. Lack of specificity of the sample and stimuli limited those explorations...
October 11, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29031510/pain-and-consciousness
#9
REVIEW
Luis Garcia-Larrea, Hélène Bastuji
The aversive experience we call "pain" results from the coordinated activation of multiple brain areas, commonly described as a "pain matrix". This is not a fixed arrangement of structures but rather a fluid system composed of several interacting networks: A 'nociceptive matrix' includes regions receiving input from ascending nociceptive systems, and ensures the bodily characteristics of physical pain. A further set of structures receiving secondary input supports the 'salience' attributes of noxious stimuli, triggers top-down cognitive controls, and -most importantly- ensures the passage from pre-conscious nociception to conscious pain...
October 11, 2017: Progress in Neuro-psychopharmacology & Biological Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29030455/optimal-deep-brain-stimulation-site-and-target-connectivity-for-chronic-cluster-headache
#10
Harith Akram, Sarah Miller, Susie Lagrata, Marwan Hariz, John Ashburner, Tim Behrens, Manjit Matharu, Ludvic Zrinzo
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the mechanism of action of deep brain stimulation for refractory chronic cluster headache and the optimal target within the ventral tegmental area. METHODS: Seven patients with refractory chronic cluster headache underwent high spatial and angular resolution diffusion MRI preoperatively. MRI-guided and MRI-verified electrode implantation was performed unilaterally in 5 patients and bilaterally in 2. Volumes of tissue activation were generated around active lead contacts with a finite-element model...
October 13, 2017: Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29028742/intraoperative-esmolol-as-an-adjunct-for-perioperative-opioid-and-postoperative-pain-reduction-a-systematic-review-meta-analysis-and-meta-regression
#11
Amanda M Gelineau, Michael R King, Karim S Ladha, Sara M Burns, Timothy Houle, T Anthony Anderson
BACKGROUND: Esmolol is an ultrashort β-1 receptor antagonist. Recent studies suggest a role for esmolol in pain response modulation. The authors performed a meta-analysis to determine if the intraoperative use of esmolol reduces opioid consumption or pain scores. METHODS: PubMed, Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials, pubget, and Google Scholar were searched. Studies were included if they were randomized, placebo- or opioid-controlled trials written in English, and performed on patients 18 years of age or older...
October 11, 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29027903/functional-dichotomy-in-spinal-vs-prefrontal-projecting-locus-coeruleus-modules-splits-descending-noradrenergic-analgesia-from-ascending-aversion-and-anxiety-in-rats
#12
Stefan Hirschberg, Yong Li, Andrew Randall, Eric J Kremer, Anthony E Pickering
The locus coeruleus (LC) projects throughout the brain and spinal cord and is the major source of central noradrenaline. It remains unclear whether the LC acts functionally as a single global effector or as discrete modules. Specifically, while spinal-projections from LC neurons can exert analgesic actions, it is not known whether they can act independently of ascending LC projections. Using viral vectors taken up at axon terminals, we expressed chemogenetic actuators selectively in LC neurons with spinal (LC:(SC)) or prefrontal cortex (LC:(PFC)) projections...
October 13, 2017: ELife
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29027440/-analysis-on-composition-principles-of-tibetan-medicine-containing-terminalia-chebula-by-data-mining
#13
Wen-Juan Yang, Yong-Zhong Zeweng, Yi Zhang, Zang-Jia Geng, Jia Nie
This study using traditional Chinese medicine inheritance support software(TCMISS) to analyze the prescription rules of Tibetan medicine containing Terminalia chebula in the Encyclopedia of Chinese Medicine-Tibetan Medicine, Tibetan Medicine Composition Preparation of Modern Research and Clinical Application and Common Interpretation of Tibetan Medicine and so on. TCMISS(V2.5) was used to build a prescription database of Tibetan medicine containing T. chebula.The software statistical statement module, association rules and improved mutual information method and other data mining technologies were adopted to analyze the common herbs, combination rules and core combination of prescriptions containing T...
March 2017: Zhongguo Zhong Yao za Zhi, Zhongguo Zhongyao Zazhi, China Journal of Chinese Materia Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29026686/pain-prediction-from-ecg-in-vascular-surgery
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Tricia Adjei, Wilhelm Von Rosenberg, Valentin Goverdovsky, Katarzyna Powezka, Usman Jaffer, Danilo P Mandic
Varicose vein surgeries are routine outpatient procedures, which are often performed under local anaesthesia. The use of local anaesthesia both minimises the risk to patients and is cost effective, however, a number of patients still experience pain during surgery. Surgical teams must therefore decide to administer either a general or local anaesthetic based on their subjective qualitative assessment of patient anxiety and sensitivity to pain, without any means to objectively validate their decision. To this end, we develop a 3-D polynomial surface fit, of physiological metrics and numerical pain ratings from patients, in order to model the link between the modulation of cardiovascular responses and pain in varicose vein surgeries...
2017: IEEE Journal of Translational Engineering in Health and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29026603/downregulation-of-mucosal-mast-cell-activation-and-immune-response-in-diarrhoea-irritable-bowel-syndrome-by-oral-disodium-cromoglycate-a-pilot-study
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Beatriz Lobo, Laura Ramos, Cristina Martínez, Mar Guilarte, Ana M González-Castro, Carmen Alonso-Cotoner, Marc Pigrau, Inés de Torres, Bruno K Rodiño-Janeiro, Eloisa Salvo-Romero, Marina Fortea, Cristina Pardo-Camacho, Danila Guagnozzi, Fernando Azpiroz, Javier Santos, María Vicario
BACKGROUND AND GOAL: Diarrhoea-predominant irritable bowel syndrome (IBS-D) exhibits intestinal innate immune and mucosal mast cell (MC) activation. MC stabilisers have been shown to improve IBS symptoms but the mechanism is unclear. Our primary aim was to investigate the effect of oral disodium cromoglycate (DSCG) on jejunal MC activation and specific innate immune signalling pathways in IBS-D, and secondarily, its potential clinical benefit. STUDY: Mucosal MC activation (by ultrastructural changes, tryptase release and gene expression) and innate immune signalling (by protein and gene expression) were quantified in jejunal biopsies from healthy (HS; n = 16) and IBS-D subjects after six months of either treatment with DSCG (600 mg/day, IBS-D-DSCG group; n = 18) or without treatment (IBS-D-NT group; n = 25)...
October 2017: United European Gastroenterology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29026331/poorly-controlled-postoperative-pain-prevalence-consequences-and-prevention
#16
REVIEW
Tong J Gan
This review provides an overview of the clinical issue of poorly controlled postoperative pain and therapeutic approaches that may help to address this common unresolved health-care challenge. Postoperative pain is not adequately managed in greater than 80% of patients in the US, although rates vary depending on such factors as type of surgery performed, analgesic/anesthetic intervention used, and time elapsed after surgery. Poorly controlled acute postoperative pain is associated with increased morbidity, functional and quality-of-life impairment, delayed recovery time, prolonged duration of opioid use, and higher health-care costs...
2017: Journal of Pain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29025923/plasticity-of-signaling-by-spinal-estrogen-receptor-alpha-kappa-opioid-receptor-and-mglurs-over-the-rat-reproductive-cycle-regulates-spinal-endomorphin-2-antinociception-relevance-of-endogenous-biased-agonism
#17
Nai-Jiang Liu, Vijaya Murugaiyan, Emiliya M Storman, Stephen A Schnell, Arjun Kumar, Martin W Wessendorf, Alan R Gintzler
We previously showed that intrathecal application of endomorphin 2 [EM2; the highly specific endogenous mu-opioid receptor (MOR) ligand] induces antinociception that varies with stage of the rat estrous cycle -- minimal during diestrus and prominent during proestrus. Earlier studies, however, did not identify proestrus-activated signaling strategies that enable spinal EM2 antinociception. We now report that in female rats, increased spinal dynorphin release and kappa-opioid receptor (KOR) signaling, as well as the emergence of glutamate-activated mGluR1 signaling, are critical to the transition from an EM2 non-responsive (during diestrus) to an analgesically responsive state (during proestrus)...
October 12, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29025860/negative-regulation-of-trpa1-by-amp-activated-protein-kinase-in-primary-sensory-neurons-as-a-potential-mechanism-of-painful-diabetic-neuropathy
#18
Shenglan Wang, Kimiko Kobayashi, Yoko Kogure, Hiroki Yamanaka, Satoshi Yamamoto, Hideshi Yagi, Koichi Noguchi, Yi Dai
AMP activated protein kinase (AMPK) is a widely expressed intracellular energy sensor that monitors and modulates energy expenditure. Transient receptor potential ankyrin 1 (TRPA1) channel is a widely recognized chemical and thermal sensor that plays vital roles in pain transduction. Here, we discovered a functional link between AMPK and TRPA1 in dorsal root ganglion (DRG) neurons, in which AMPK activation rapidly resulted in downregulation of membrane-associated TRPA1 and its channel activity within minutes...
October 12, 2017: Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29025685/generalization-of-learned-pain-modulation-depends-on-explicit-learning
#19
Leonie Koban, Daniel Kusko, Tor D Wager
The experience of pain is strongly influenced by contextual and socio-affective factors, including learning from previous experiences. Pain is typically perceived as more intense when preceded by a conditioned cue (CSHIGH) that has previously been associated with higher pain intensities, compared to cues associated with lower intensities (CSLOW). In three studies (total N=134), we tested whether this learned pain modulation generalizes to perceptually similar cues (Studies 1 and 2) and conceptually similar cues (Study 3)...
October 9, 2017: Acta Psychologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29025038/selective-progesterone-receptor-modulators-for-fertility-preservation-in-women-with-symptomatic-uterine-fibroids
#20
Mohamed Ali, Ayman Al-Hendy
Uterine Fibroids (UF, AKA: leiomyoma) are the most important benign neoplastic threat to women's health, with costs up to hundreds of billions of health care dollars worldwide. UF caused-morbidities exert a tremendous health toll, impacting the quality of life of women of all ethnicities, especially women of color. Clinical presentations include heavy vaginal bleeding, pelvic pain, bulk symptoms, subfertility, and obstetric complications. Current management strategies heavily lean towards surgical procedures, nonetheless the choice of treatment is generally subject to patient's age and her desire to preserve future fertility...
August 28, 2017: Biology of Reproduction
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