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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073317/activation-of-kcnq-channels-suppresses-spontaneous-activity-in-drg-neurons-and-reduces-chronic-pain-after-spinal-cord-injury
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Zizhen Wu, Lin Li, Fuhua Xie, Junhui Du, Yan Zuo, Jeffrey A Frost, Susan M Carlton, Edgar T Walters, Qing Yang
A majority of people who have sustained spinal cord injury (SCI) experience chronic pain after injury, and this pain is highly resistant to available treatments. Contusive SCI in rats at T10 results in hyperexcitability of primary sensory neurons, which contributes to chronic pain. KCNQ channels are widely expressed in nociceptive dorsal root ganglion (DRG) neurons, are important for controlling their excitability, and their activation has proven effective in reducing pain in peripheral nerve injury and inflammation models...
January 10, 2017: Journal of Neurotrauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28072466/chronic-pain-and-impaired-glial-glutamate-transporter-function-in-lupus-prone-mice-are-ameliorated-by-blocking-csf-1-receptors
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Xisheng Yan, Dylan W Maixner, Fen Li, Han-Rong Weng
Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is a multi-organ disease of unknown etiology in which the normal immune responses are directed against the body's own healthy tissues. Patients with SLE often suffer from chronic pain. Currently, no animal studies have been reported about the mechanisms underlying pain in SLE. In this study, the development of chronic pain in MRL lupus-prone (MRL/lpr) mice, a well-established lupus mouse model, was characterized for the first time. We found that female MRL/lpr mice developed thermal hyperalgesia at the age of 13 weeks, and mechanical allodynia at the age of 16 weeks...
January 10, 2017: Journal of Neurochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069919/calpain-mediated-proteolysis-of-talin-and-fak-regulates-adhesion-dynamics-necessary-for-axon-guidance
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Patrick C Kerstein, Kevin M Patel, Timothy M Gomez
: Guidance of axons to their proper synaptic target sites requires spatially and temporally precise modulation of biochemical signals within growth cones. Ionic calcium (Ca(2+)) is an essential signal for axon guidance that mediates opposing affects on growth cone motility. The diverse effects of Ca(2+) arise from the precise localization of Ca(2+) signals into microdomains containing specific Ca(2+) effectors. For example, differences in the mechanical and chemical composition of the underlying substrata elicit local Ca(2+) signals within growth cone filopodia that regulate axon guidance through activation of the protease calpain...
January 9, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069497/a-modified-collagen-scaffold-facilitates-endogenous-neurogenesis-for-acute-spinal-cord-injury-repair
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Caixia Fan, Xing Li, Zhifeng Xiao, Yannan Zhao, Hui Liang, Bin Wang, Sufang Han, Xiaoran Li, Bai Xu, Nuo Wang, Sumei Liu, Weiwei Xue, Jianwu Dai
Due to irreversible neuronal loss and glial scar deposition, spinal cord injury (SCI) ultimately results in permanent neurological dysfunction. Neuronal regeneration of neural stem cells (NSCs) residing in the spinal cord could be an ideal strategy for replenishing the lost neurons and restore function. However, many myelin-associated inhibitors in the SCI microenvironment limit the ability of spinal cord NSCs to regenerate into neurons. Here, a linearly ordered collagen scaffold was used to prevent scar deposition, guide nerve regeneration and carry drugs to neutralize the inhibitory molecules...
January 6, 2017: Acta Biomaterialia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28067707/dural-puncture-epidural-technique-improves-labor-analgesia-quality-with-fewer-side-effects-compared-with-epidural-and-combined-spinal-epidural-techniques-a-randomized-clinical-trial
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Anthony Chau, Carolina Bibbo, Chuan-Chin Huang, Kelly G Elterman, Eric C Cappiello, Julian N Robinson, Lawrence C Tsen
BACKGROUND: The dural puncture epidural (DPE) technique is a modification of the combined spinal epidural (CSE) technique, where a dural perforation is created from a spinal needle but intrathecal medication administration is withheld. The DPE technique has been shown to improve caudal spread of analgesia compared with epidural (EPL) technique without the side effects observed with the CSE technique. We hypothesized that the onset of labor analgesia would follow this order: CSE > DPE > EPL techniques...
January 5, 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28062917/the-enteric-nervous-system-and-the-musculature-of-the-colon-are-altered-in-patients-with-spina-bifida-and-spinal-cord-injury
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Marjanne den Braber-Ymker, Martin Lammens, Michel J A M van Putten, Iris D Nagtegaal
Neurogenic bowel dysfunction occurs in a large percentage of adult patients with spina bifida (SB) and spinal cord injury (SCI), significantly affecting their quality of life. Although bowel motility is autonomously regulated by the enteric nervous system (ENS), disruption of the modulation of the ENS by extrinsic innervation as present in many patients with SB and SCI might lead to motility disorders. In order to gain insight in the pathophysiology, we studied histological changes of the neuromuscular structures in the colon of SB and SCI patients...
January 6, 2017: Virchows Archiv: An International Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28059686/the-role-of-spinal-thrombin-through-protease-activated-receptor-1-in-hyperalgesia-after-neural-injury
#7
Jenell R Smith, Beth A Winkelstein
OBJECTIVE Painful neuropathic injuries induce blood-spinal cord barrier (BSCB) breakdown, allowing pro-inflammatory serum molecules to cross the BSCB, which contributes to nociception. The goal of these studies was to determine whether the blood-borne serine protease thrombin also crosses a permeable BSCB, contributing to nociception through its activation of protease-activated receptor-1 (PAR1). METHODS A 15-minute C-7 nerve root compression, which induces BSCB breakdown and painful behaviors by Day 1, was administered in the rat (n = 10); sham operation (n = 11) and a 3-minute compression (n = 10) that does not induce sensitivity were administered as controls...
January 6, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery. Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28057061/congenital-infection-with-atypical-porcine-pestivirus-appv-is-associated-with-disease-and-viral-persistence
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Lukas Schwarz, Christiane Riedel, Sandra Högler, Leonie J Sinn, Thomas Voglmayr, Bettina Wöchtl, Nora Dinhopl, Barbara Rebel-Bauder, Herbert Weissenböck, Andrea Ladinig, Till Rümenapf, Benjamin Lamp
In 2013, several Austrian piglet-producing farms recorded outbreaks of action-related repetitive myoclonia in newborn piglets ("shaking piglets"). Malnutrition was seen in numerous piglets as a complication of this tremor syndrome. Overall piglet mortality was increased and the number of weaned piglets per sow decreased by more than 10% due to this outbreak. Histological examination of the CNS of affected piglets revealed moderate hypomyelination of the white substance in cerebellum and spinal cord. We detected a recently discovered pestivirus, termed atypical porcine pestivirus (APPV) in all these cases by RT-PCR...
January 6, 2017: Veterinary Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28053243/descending-antinociception-induced-by-secondary-somatosensory-cortex-stimulation-in-experimental-neuropathy-role-of-the-medullospinal-serotonergic-pathway
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Boriss Sagalajev, Hanna Viisanen, Hong Wei, Antti Pertovaara
Stimulation of the secondary somatosensory cortex (S2) has attenuated pain in humans and inflammatory nociception in animals. Here we studied S2 stimulation-induced antinociception and its underlying mechanisms in an experimental animal model of neuropathy induced by spinal nerve ligation (SNL). Effect of S2 stimulation on heat-evoked limb withdrawal latency was assessed in lightly anesthetized rats that were divided into three groups based on prior surgery and monofilament testing before induction of anesthesia: i) Sham operated group, ii-iii) (mechanically) hypersensitive and non-hypersensitive SNL groups...
January 4, 2017: Journal of Neurophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28051832/fast-glycorrhachia-and-cerebrospinal-fluid-protein-as-predictors-of-sensory-block-in-anesthesia-with-subarachnoid-ropivacaine
#10
S Collini, F Troisi, F Pacella, P Merlin, S De Sio, E Pacella
BACKGROUND: Identify if glycorrhachia and cerebrospinal fluid protein could influence the time of sensory block to T10, the duration and the metameric block's level, after a standard dose of Ropivacaine. METHODS: 80 patients, ASA I - III undergoing to transurethral prostate resection with spinal anesthesia in a prospected open study were recruited. A 0.2 ml liquor's sample was taken; glycorrhachia, by glycemic stix and CSF protein, by urinary stix, were got, before Ropivacaine 0...
November 2016: La Clinica Terapeutica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28050087/successful-use-of-unilateral-spinal-block-after-failed-epidural-block-in-a-patient-with-severe-aortic-stenosis
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Naresh Dhawan, Vipul K Sharma, Rajeev Nair
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 2016: Medical Journal, Armed Forces India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28047921/su-f-t-504-non-divergent-planning-method-for-craniospinal-irradiation
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N Sperling, J Bogue, E Parsai
PURPOSE: Traditional Craniospinal Irradiation (CSI) planning techniques require careful field placement to allow optimal divergence and field overlap at depth, and measurement of skin gap. The result of this is a necessary field overlap resulting in dose heterogeneity in the spinal canal. A novel, nondivergent field matching method has been developed to allow simple treatment planning and delivery without the need to measure skin gap. METHODS: The CSI patient was simulated in the prone, and a plan was developed...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28040125/preoperative-measurement-of-maternal-abdominal-circumference-relates-the-initial-sensory-block-level-of-spinal-anesthesia-for-cesarean-section-an-observational-study
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Chi-Hang Kuok, Chung-Hsin Huang, Pei-Shan Tsai, Yuan-Pi Ko, Wei-Shih Lee, Yung-Wei Hsu, Fang-Yu Hung
OBJECTIVE: Lumbosacral cerebrospinal fluid volume is decreased as the enlarging uterus compresses the inferior vena cava during pregnancy. A subsequent greater cephalad spread of sensory blockade is observed. Gravid uterus plays a crucial role in affecting the spinal anesthesia level. We hypothesized that maternal abdominal circumference can reflect compressive effect of the uterus and investigated the relationship between abdominal circumference and the level of sensory blockade, and incidence of hypotension following spinal anesthesia with hyperbaric bupivacaine in term parturients...
December 2016: Taiwanese Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28039043/cathepsin-s-in-the-spinal-microglia-contributes-to-remifentanil-induced-hyperalgesia-in-rats
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L Ye, L Xiao, S Y Yang, J J Duan, Y Chen, Y Cui, Y Chen
Cysteine protease cathepsin S (CatS) expressed by spinal microglia has been shown to play a critical role in nerve injury and inflammation-induced chronic pain. However, whether microglial CatS contributes to remifentanil-induced acute hyperalgesia remains unstudied. In the present study, intravenous remifentanil infusion induced a significant increase in the expression of premature and mature form of CatS in the activated microglia in the spinal cord. Spinal delivery of irreversible CatS inhibitor LHVS reduced hyperalgesia, attenuated activation of spinal microglia and blocked phosphorylation of N-methyl-d-aspartate (NMDA) receptor NR1 subunit induced by remifentanil...
December 28, 2016: Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28039041/spinal-activation-of-alpha7-nicotinic-acetylcholine-receptor-attenuates-posttraumatic-stress-disorder-related-chronic-pain-via-suppression-of-glial-activation
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Rao Sun, Wei Zhang, Jinhua Bo, Zuoxia Zhang, Yishan Lei, Wenwen Huo, Yue Liu, Zhengliang Ma, Xiaoping Gu
The high prevalence of chronic pain in posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) individuals has been widely reported by clinical studies, which emphasized an urgent need to uncover the underlying mechanisms and identify potential therapeutic targets. Recent studies suggested that targeting activated glia and their pro-inflammatory products may provide a novel and effective therapy for the stress-related pain. In this study, we investigated whether activation of alpha-7 nicotinic acetylcholine receptor (α7 nAChR), a novel anti-inflammatory target, could attenuate PTSD-related chronic pain...
December 28, 2016: Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28034782/spinal-trpc6-channels-contributes-to-morphine-induced-antinociceptive-tolerance-and-hyperalgesia-in-rats
#16
Hua Jin, Ying-Tong Sun, Guang-Qiong Guo, Da-Lin Chen, Yu-Jin Li, Gao-Peng Xiao, Xin-Nan Li
The chronic administration of opioids results in the development of morphine analgesic tolerance and withdrawl-induced hyperalgesia, which limits their clinical utility in pain treatment. However, the cellular mechanisms underlying opioid-induced tolerance and hyperalgesia are not fully understood. The transient receptor potential canonical channel TRPC6 is important for brain development and function, as it regulates cytosolic, endoplasmic reticulum, and mitochondrial Ca(2+) levels in neural cells. Here, we report that TRPC6 expression in the spinal cord was up-regulated after chronic morphine treatment...
December 26, 2016: Neuroscience Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28031332/regulator-of-g-protein-signaling-10-rgs10-expression-is-transcriptionally-silenced-in-activated-microglia-by-histone-deacetylase-activity
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Mohammed Alqinyah, Nagini Maganti, Mourad W Ali, Ruchi Yadav, Mei Gao, Han-Rong Weng, Susanna F Greer, Shelley B Hooks
RGS10 has emerged as a key regulator of pro-inflammatory cytokine production in microglia, functioning as an important neuroprotective factor. While RGS10 is normally expressed in microglia at high levels, expression is silenced in vitro following activation of TLR4 receptor. Given the ability of RGS10 to regulate inflammatory signaling, dynamic regulation of RGS10 levels in microglia may be an important mechanism to tune inflammatory responses. The goals of the current study were to confirm that RGS10 is suppressed in an in vivo inflammatory model of microglial activation and to determine the mechanism for activation-dependent silencing of Rgs10 expression in microglia...
December 28, 2016: Molecular Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28027400/elevated-intracellular-na-concentrations-in-developing-spinal-neurons
#18
Casie Lindsly, Carlos Gonzalez-Islas, Peter Wenner
Over 25 years ago it was first reported that intracellular chloride levels (Cl(-)in ) were higher in developing neurons than in maturity. This finding has had significant implications for understanding the excitability of developing networks and recognizing the underlying causes of hyperexcitability associated with disease and neural injury. While there is some evidence that intracellular sodium levels (Na(+)in ) change during the development of non-neural cells, it has largely been assumed that Na(+)in is the same in developing and mature neurons...
December 27, 2016: Journal of Neurochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28026887/combined-spinal-epidural-anesthesia-with-hypobaric-ropivacaine-in-sitting-position-significantly-increases-the-incidence-of-hypotension-in-parturients-undergoing-cesarean-section
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Zhendong Xu, Fuyi Shen, Yueqi Zhang, Yiyi Tao, Xiubing Chen, Zhiqiang Liu
AIM: Maternal position during induction of combined spinal-epidural anesthesia (CSEA) may affect hemodynamics and block characteristics. This study aimed to assess whether the sitting position is more likely to induce hypotension and higher block level than the lateral position in CSEA with hypobaric ropivacaine. METHODS: Ninety American Society of Anesthesiologists physical status I and II parturients undergoing elective cesarean section were randomized into three groups: the sitting, left-lateral, and right-lateral position groups...
December 27, 2016: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28024908/hyp-17-a-novel-voltage-gated-sodium-channel-blocker-relieves-inflammatory-and-neuropathic-pain-in-rats
#20
Jee Youn Lee, Yoo Lim Kam, Jungae Oh, Dong Hyun Kim, Jin-Sung Choi, Hae Young Choi, Sungmin Han, Inchan Youn, Hea-Young Park Choo, Tae Young Yune
Clinical and experimental studies suggest that voltage-gated sodium channels (VGSCs) play a key role in the pathogenesis of neuropathic pain and that blocking agents against these channels can be potentially therapeutic. In the current study, we investigated whether a novel compound, (-)-2-Amino-1-(4-((4-chlorophenyl)(phenyl)methyl)piperazin-1-yl)-propan-1-one(HYP-17), binds to VGSCs and evaluated its inhibitory effect on Na(+) currents of the rat dorsal root ganglia (DRG) sensory neurons and its analgesic effect on inflammatory and neuropathic pain...
December 24, 2016: Pharmacology, Biochemistry, and Behavior
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