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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089079/repeated-subarachnoid-administrations-of-autologous-mesenchymal-stromal-cells-supported-in-autologous-plasma-improve-quality-of-life-in-patients-suffering-incomplete-spinal-cord-injury
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Jesús Vaquero, Mercedes Zurita, Miguel A Rico, Celia Bonilla, Concepción Aguayo, Cecilia Fernández, Noemí Tapiador, Marta Sevilla, Carlos Morejón, Jesús Montilla, Francisco Martínez, Esperanza Marín, Salvador Bustamante, David Vázquez, Joaquín Carballido, Alicia Rodríguez, Paula Martínez, Coral García, Mercedes Ovejero, Marta V Fernández
BACKGROUND AIMS: Cell therapy with mesenchymal stromal cells (MSCs) offers new hope for patients suffering from spinal cord injury (SCI). METHODS: Ten patients with established incomplete SCI received four subarachnoid administrations of 30 × 10(6) autologous bone marrow MSCs, supported in autologous plasma, at months 1, 4, 7 and 10 of the study, and were followed until the month 12. Urodynamic, neurophysiological and neuroimaging studies were performed at months 6 and 12, and compared with basal studies...
January 6, 2017: Cytotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088201/anti-allodynic-effect-of-buja-in-a-rat-model-of-oxaliplatin-induced-peripheral-neuropathy-via-spinal-astrocytes-and-pro-inflammatory-cytokines-suppression
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Yongjae Jung, Ji Hwan Lee, Woojin Kim, Sang Hyub Yoon, Sun Kwang Kim
BACKGROUND: Oxaliplatin, a widely used anticancer drug against metastatic colorectal cancer, can induce acute peripheral neuropathy, which is characterized by cold and mechanical allodynia. Activation of glial cells (e.g. astrocytes and microglia) and increase of pro-inflammatory cytokines (e.g. IL-1β and TNF-α) in the spinal cord play a crucial role in the pathogenesis of neuropathic pain. Our previous study demonstrated that Gyejigachulbu-Tang (GBT), a herbal complex formula, alleviates oxaliplatin-induced neuropathic pain in rats by suppressing spinal glial activation...
January 14, 2017: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079752/changes-in-dorsal-root-ganglion-gene-expression-in-response-to-spinal-cord-stimulation
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Dana M Tilley, David L Cedeño, Courtney A Kelley, Margaret DeMaegd, Ramsin Benyamin, Ricardo Vallejo
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Spinal cord stimulation (SCS) has been shown to influence pain-related genes in the spinal cord directly under the stimulating electrodes. There is limited information regarding changes occurring at the dorsal root ganglion (DRG). This study evaluates gene expression in the DRG in response to SCS therapy. METHODS: Rats were randomized into experimental or control groups (n = 6 per group). Experimental animals underwent spared-nerve injury, implantation of lead, and continuous SCS (72 hours)...
January 11, 2017: Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine
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/28063958/prevention-of-chronic-post-thoracotomy-pain-in-rats-by-intrathecal-resolvin-d1-and-d2-effectiveness-of-perioperative-and-delayed-drug-delivery
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Jeffery Chi-Fei Wang, Gary R Strichartz
: Thoracotomy results in a high frequency of chronic post-operative pain. Resolvins are endogenous molecules, synthesized and released by activated immune cells, effective against inflammatory and neuropathic pain. Different resolvins have differential actions on selective neuronal and glial receptors and enzymes. This paper examines the ability of intrathecal Resolvin D1 (RvD1) and Resolvin D2 (RvD2) to reduce chronic post-thoracotomy pain in rats. Thoracotomy, involving intercostal incision and rib retraction, resulted in a decrease in the mechanical force threshold to induce nocifensive behavior, an enlargement of the pain-sensitive area, and an increase in the fraction of rats showing nocifensive behavior, all for at least 5 weeks...
January 4, 2017: Journal of Pain: Official Journal of the American Pain Society
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/28032743/sustained-local-release-of-ngf-from-a-chitosan-sericin-composite-scaffold-for-treating-chronic-nerve-compression
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Lei Zhang, Wen Yang, Kaixiong Tao, Yu Song, Hongjian Xie, Jian Wang, Xiaolin Li, Xiaoming Shuai, Jinbo Gao, Panpan Chang, Guobin Wang, Zheng Wang, Lin Wang
Chronic nerve compression (CNC), such as carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS), is a common cause of peripheral nerve dysfunction and chronic peripheral nerve pain. Current available treatments for CNC are ineffective as they usually aim to alleviate symptoms at the acute phase with limited capability towards restoring injured nerve function. New approaches for effective recovery of CNC injury are highly desired. Here we report for the first time a tissue-engineered approach for the repair of CNC. A genipin cross-linked chitosan-sericin 3D scaffold for delivering nerve growth factor (NGF) was designed and fabricated...
December 29, 2016: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28031222/the-chemokine-cxcl12-mediates-the-anti-amyloidogenic-action-of-painless-human-nerve-growth-factor
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Simona Capsoni, Francesca Malerba, Nicola Maria Carucci, Caterina Rizzi, Chiara Criscuolo, Nicola Origlia, Mariantonietta Calvello, Alessandro Viegi, Giovanni Meli, Antonino Cattaneo
Nerve growth factor is a therapeutic candidate for Alzheimer's disease. Due to its pain-inducing activity, in current clinical trials nerve growth factor is delivered locally into the brain by neurosurgery, but data on the efficacy of local nerve growth factor delivery in decreasing amyloid-β deposition are not available. To reduce the nerve growth factor pain-inducing side effects, thus avoiding the need for local brain injection, we developed human painless nerve growth factor (hNGFp), inspired by the human genetic disease hereditary sensory and autonomic neuropathy type V...
January 2017: Brain: a Journal of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28030475/spinal-intracellular-metabotropic-glutamate-receptor-5-mglur5-contributes-to-pain-and-c-fos-expression-in-a-rat-model-of-inflammatory-pain
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Kathleen Vincent, Shu Fan Wang, André Laferrière, Naresh Kumar, Terence J Coderre
Metabotropic glutamate receptor 5 (mGluR5) is an excitatory G-protein coupled receptor present in the spinal cord dorsal horn (SCDH) where it has a well-established role in pain. In addition to its traditional location on the cytoplasmic membrane, recent evidence shows that these receptors are present intracellularly on the nuclear membrane in the SCDH and are implicated in neuropathic pain. Nuclear mGluR5 is a functional receptor that binds glutamate entering the cell through the neuronal glutamate transporter (GT) EAAT3 and activates transcription factor c-fos, whereas plasma membrane mGluR5 is responsible for c-jun activation...
December 26, 2016: Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28027922/the-protective-effect-of-resveratrol-in-the-transmission-of-neuropathic-pain-mediated-by-the-p2x7-receptor-in-the-dorsal-root-ganglia
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Jinyan Xie, Shuangmei Liu, Bing Wu, Guilin Li, Shenqiang Rao, Lifang Zou, Zhihua Yi, Chunping Zhang, Tianyu Jia, Shanhong Zhao, Günther Schmalzing, Ralf Hausmann, Hong Nie, Guodong Li, Shangdong Liang
The P2X7 receptor mediates afferent nerve activation and is related to chronic neuropathic pain. Resveratrol (RES) has also been reported to exhibit anti-inflammatory effects. In this study, we investigated the neuroprotective effect of RES on the transmission of neuropathic pain mediated by the P2X7 receptor. The P2X7 mRNA and protein expression levels in L4-L5 dorsal root ganglia (DRG)s of the chronic constriction injury (CCI) group were significantly higher than those observed in the Ctrl + NS, Sham + RES and Sham groups...
December 24, 2016: Neurochemistry International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28011263/prenatal-alcohol-exposure-potentiates-chronic-neuropathic-pain-spinal-glial-and-immune-cell-activation-and-alters-sciatic-nerve-and-drg-cytokine-levels
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Shahani Noor, Joshua J Sanchez, Arden G Vanderwall, Melody S Sun, Jessie R Maxwell, Suzy Davies, Lauren L Jantzie, Timothy R Petersen, Daniel D Savage, Erin D Milligan
A growing body of evidence indicates that prenatal alcohol exposure (PAE) may predispose individuals to secondary medical disabilities later in life. Animal models of PAE reveal neuroimmune sequelae such as elevated brain astrocyte and microglial activation with corresponding region-specific changes in immune signaling molecules such as cytokines and chemokines. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effects of moderate PAE on the development and maintenance of allodynia induced by chronic constriction injury (CCI) of the sciatic nerve in adult male rat offspring...
December 20, 2016: Brain, Behavior, and Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27994888/a-rare-malignant-peripheral-nerve-sheath-tumor-of-the-maxilla-mimicking-a-periapical-lesion
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José Alcides Arruda, Pamella Álvares, Luciano Silva, Alexandrino Pereira Dos Santos Neto, Cleomar Donizeth Rodrigues, Antônio Caubi, Marcia Silveira, Sandra Sayão, Ana Paula Sobral
Malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumor is a malignant neoplasm that is rarely found in the oral cavity. About 50% of this tumor occurs in patients with neurofibromatosis type I and comprises approximately 10% of all soft tissue sarcomas of head and neck region. Intraosseous malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumor of the maxilla is rare. This article is the first to address malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumor of the maxilla presenting as a periapical radiolucency on nonvital endodontically treated teeth in the English medical literature...
2016: Case Reports in Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27984159/spectroscopy-markers-of-suicidal-risk-and-mental-pain-in-depressed-patients
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Fabrice Jollant, Jamie Near, Gustavo Turecki, Stéphane Richard-Devantoy
OBJECTIVE: Suicidal behavior has been associated with structural and functional impairments in neuroimaging studies, mainly localized in the prefrontal cortex. However, little is known of the in vivo biochemical alterations that could be markers of suicidal risk. METHODS: Proton magnetic resonance spectroscopy was used to measure at-rest levels of 9 metabolites (glutamate, glutamine, glutathione, GABA, N-acetylaspartate (NAA), N-acetylaspartylglutamate, myo-inositol, aspartate, total choline), in the right dorsal prefrontal cortex of 25 unmedicated depressed patients, including 15 with a history of suicidal behavior, and 33 healthy controls...
October 27, 2016: Progress in Neuro-psychopharmacology & Biological Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27974216/reversible-induction-of-pain-hypersensitivity-following-optogenetic-stimulation-of-spinal-astrocytes
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Youngpyo Nam, Jae-Hong Kim, Jong-Heon Kim, Mithilesh Kumar Jha, Ji Young Jung, Maan-Gee Lee, In-Sun Choi, Il-Sung Jang, Dong Gun Lim, Sung-Hun Hwang, Hee-Jung Cho, Kyoungho Suk
While glial activation is an integral part of pain pathogenesis, the existence of a causal relationship between glia and pain processing has yet to be demonstrated in vivo. Here, we have investigated whether the activation of spinal astrocytes could directly evoke pain hypersensitivity in vivo via the use of optogenetic techniques. Optogenetic stimulation of channelrhopdopsin-2 (ChR)-expressing spinal astrocytes induced pain hypersensitivity in a reversible and time-dependent manner, which was accompanied by glial activation, NR1 phosphorylation, ATP release, and the production of proalgesic mediators...
December 13, 2016: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27956715/intravenous-administration-of-substance-p-attenuates-mechanical-allodynia-following-nerve-injury-by-regulating-neuropathic-pain-related-factors
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Eunkyung Chung, Tae Gyoon Yoon, Sumin Kim, Moonkyu Kang, Hyun Jeong Kim, Youngsook Son
This study aimed to investigate the analgesic effect of substance P (SP) in an animal model of neuropathic pain. An experimental model of neuropathic pain, the chronic constriction injury (CCI) model, was established using ICR mice. An intravenous (i.v.) injection of SP (1 nmole/kg) was administered to the mice to examine the analgesic effects of systemic SP on neuropathic pain. Behavioral testing and immunostaining was performed following treatment of the CCI model with SP. SP attenuated mechanical allodynia in a time-dependent manner, beginning at 1 h following administration, peaking at 1 day post-injection, and decaying by 3 days post-injection...
December 16, 2016: Biomolecules & Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27941941/potentiation-of-amitriptyline-anti-hyperalgesic-like-action-by-astroglial-connexin-43-inhibition-in-neuropathic-rats
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Tiffany Jeanson, Adeline Duchêne, Damien Richard, Sylvie Bourgoin, Christèle Picoli, Pascal Ezan, Franck Mouthon, Christian Giaume, Michel Hamon, Mathieu Charvériat
Antidepressants, prescribed as first line treatment of neuropathic pain, have a limited efficacy and poorly tolerated side effects. Because recent studies pointed out the implication of astroglial connexins (Cx) in both neuropathic pain and antidepressive treatment, we investigated whether their blockade by mefloquine could modulate the action of the tricyclic antidepressant amitriptyline. Using primary cultures, we found that both mefloquine and amitriptyline inhibited Cx43-containing gap junctions, and that the drug combination acted synergically...
December 12, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27934764/gliogenic-ltp-spreads-widely-in-nociceptive-pathways
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M T Kronschläger, R Drdla-Schutting, M Gassner, S D Honsek, H L Teuchmann, J Sandkühler
Learning and memory formation involve long-term potentiation (LTP) of synaptic strength. A fundamental feature of LTP induction in the brain is the need for coincident pre- and postsynaptic activity. This restricts LTP expression to activated synapses only (homosynaptic LTP) and leads to its input specificity. In the spinal cord, we discovered a fundamentally different form of LTP that is induced by glial cell activation and mediated by diffusible, extracellular messengers, including d-serine and tumor necrosis factor (TNF), and that travel long distances via the cerebrospinal fluid, thereby affecting susceptible synapses at remote sites...
December 2, 2016: Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27934739/glial-cells-contribute-to-pain
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Peter Stern
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December 2, 2016: Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919822/astrocyte-contributes-to-pain-development-via-mmp2-jnk1-2-signaling-in-a-mouse-model-of-complex-regional-pain-syndrome
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Guogang Tian, Xin Luo, Chaoliang Tang, Xiang Cheng, Sookja Kim Chung, Zhengyuan Xia, Chi Wai Cheung, Qulian Guo
BACKGROUND: The activation of spinal glial cells (astrocyte and microglia) is reported in patient with complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS). However, the roles of spinal glial activities in the pathophysiology of CRPS are unclear. Here, we explored the roles of spinal astrocyte and microglia and the molecular mechanisms underlying CRPS using a mouse model of chronic post-ischemia pain (CPIP). RESULTS: CPIP injury increased the level of glial fibrillary acidic protein (GFAP, reactive astrocyte biomarker), but had no significant impact on ionized calcium binding adaptor molecule 1 (IBA1, reactive microglia biomarker), in the ipsilateral dorsal horn on post-injury day (PID) 3 when the pain threshold started to reduce significantly...
December 2, 2016: Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27915062/rosette-forming-glioneuronal-tumor-originating-from-the-spinal-cord-report-of-2-cases-and-literature-review
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Lian Duan, Yunkun Zhang, Weilun Fu, Sumin Geng
Rosette-forming glioneuronal tumor (RGNT) is a recently recognized and rarely encountered tumor occurring in the fourth ventricle. RGNT was first described as a new entity for the distinct clinicopathologic features by Komori et.al. in 2002. Histologically, it is composed of 2 distinct features: a glial component, resembling pilocytic astrocytoma, and a neurocytic component forming neurocytic rosettes and/or perivascular rosettes. We report 2 extremely rare cases of RGNT arising from the spinal cord, which were misdiagnosed as ependymoma and astrocytoma preoperatively...
November 30, 2016: World Neurosurgery
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