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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29161255/neurogenic-mediators-contribute-to-local-edema-induced-by-micrurus-lemniscatus-venom
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Luciana Lyra Casais-E-Silva, Catarina Teixeira
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Micrurus is one of the four snake genera of medical importance in Brazil. Coral snakes have a broad geographic distribution from the southern United States to Argentina. Micrurine envenomation is characterized by neurotoxic symptoms leading to dyspnea and death. Moreover, various local manifestations, including edema formation, have been described in patients bitten by different species of Micrurus. Thus, we investigated the ability of Micrurus lemniscatus venom (MLV) to induce local edema...
November 21, 2017: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29159769/diversity-effect-of-capsaicin-on-different-types-of-skeletal-muscle
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Gan Zhou, Lina Wang, Yaqiong Xu, Kelin Yang, Lv Luo, Leshan Wang, Yongxiang Li, Jiawen Wang, Gang Shu, Songbo Wang, Ping Gao, Xiaotong Zhu, Qianyun Xi, Jiajie Sun, Yongliang Zhang, Qingyan Jiang
Capsaicin is a major pungent content in green and red peppers which are widely used as spice, and capsaicin may activate different receptors. To determine whether capsaicin has different effects on different types of skeletal muscle, we applied different concentrations (0, 0.01, and 0.02%) of capsaicin in the normal diet and conducted a four-week experiment on Sprague-Dawley rats. The fiber type composition, glucose metabolism enzyme activity, and different signaling molecules' expressions of receptors were detected...
November 20, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149827/therapeutic-applications-of-capsaicin-in-upper-airways
#3
Carlo Cavaliere, Simonetta Masieri, Franco Cavaliere
Capsaicin (8-methyl-N-vanillyl-6-nonenamide) is the substance responsible of the irritation caused by the contact of chili peppers with the skin or mucous membranes. This protoalkaloid acts by stimulating the transient receptor potential cation channel subfamily V member 1 (TRPV1), which is mainly expressed by nociceptive fibers of peripheral sensory neurons, but is also present in the central nervous system, and in some non-neuronal cells. Following the initial, intense neuronal excitation, a brief refractory period occurs...
November 17, 2017: Current Drug Targets
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149168/airway-expression-of-transient-receptor-potential-trp-vanniloid-1-and-ankyrin-1-channels-is-not-increased-in-patients-with-idiopathic-pulmonary-fibrosis
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Nicola-Xan Hutchinson, Allen Gibbs, Amanda Tonks, Benjamin D Hope-Gill
Dry cough is a common symptom described in patients with Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF) and impairs quality of life. The exact mechanisms causing cough in IPF remain unclear, however evidence suggests altered cough neurophysiology and sensitisation plays a role; IPF patients have an enhanced cough reflex sensitivity to inhaled capsaicin. The Transient Receptor Potential Vanniloid-1 channel (TRPV-1) has a role in the cough reflex and airway expression is increased in patients with chronic cough. The Ankyrin-1 receptor (TRPA-1) is often co-expressed...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135018/chronic-prurigo-of-nodular-type-a-review
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Claudia Zeidler, Athanasios Tsianakas, Manuel Pereira, Hartmut Ständer, Gil Yosipovitch, Sonja Ständer
Prurigo nodularis (PN) is a subtype of chronic prurigo presenting single to multiple symmetrically distributed, hyperkeratotic and intensively itching papules and nodules. PN evolves along with chronic pruritus in the context of diverse dermatological, systemic, neurological or psychiatric conditions. Permanent scratching is possibly a major trigger of PN, although its exact pathophysiology remains unclear. Current state-of-the-art therapy for PN consists of topical steroids, capsaicin, calcineurin inhibitors, ultraviolet (UV) therapy, systemic administration of gabapentinoids, μ-opioid receptor antagonists, antidepressants or immunosuppressants...
August 23, 2017: Acta Dermato-venereologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132924/impact-of-capsaicin-an-active-component-of-chili-pepper-on-pathogenic-chlamydial-growth-chlamydia-trachomatis-and-chlamydia-pneumoniae-in-immortal-human-epithelial-hela-cells
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Kazuya Yamakawa, Junji Matsuo, Torahiko Okubo, Shinji Nakamura, Hiroyuki Yamaguchi
Chlamydia trachomatis is the leading cause of sexually transmitted infections worldwide. Capsaicin, a component of chili pepper, which can stimulate actin remodeling via capsaicin receptor TRPV1 (transient receptor potential vanilloid 1) and anti-inflammatory effects via PPARγ (peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor-γ) and LXRα (liver X receptor α), is a potential candidate to control chlamydial growth in host cells. We examined whether capsaicin could inhibit C. trachomatis growth in immortal human epithelial HeLa cells...
November 10, 2017: Journal of Infection and Chemotherapy: Official Journal of the Japan Society of Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131694/role-of-neuron-glial-interaction-mediated-by-il-1%C3%AE-in-ectopic-tooth-pain
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H Komiya, K Shimizu, N Noma, Y Tsuboi, K Honda, K Kanno, K Ohara, M Shinoda, B Ogiso, K Iwata
Although many reports have demonstrated that ectopic pain develops in the orofacial region following tooth pulp inflammation, which often causes misdiagnosis and inappropriate treatment for patients with pulpitis, the precise mechanism remains unknown. In the present study, we hypothesized that the functional interaction between satellite glial cells and neurons mediated by interleukin 1β (IL-1β) in the trigeminal ganglion (TG) is involved in ectopic orofacial pain associated with tooth pulp inflammation...
November 1, 2017: Journal of Dental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29130364/fluorescent-labeling-and-2-photon-imaging-of-mouse-tooth-pulp-nociceptors
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A Kadala, P Sotelo-Hitschfeld, Z Ahmad, P Tripal, B Schmid, A Mueller, L Bernal, Z Winter, S Brauchi, U Lohbauer, K Messlinger, J K Lennerz, K Zimmermann
Retrograde fluorescent labeling of dental primary afferent neurons (DPANs) has been described in rats through crystalline fluorescent DiI, while in the mouse, this technique was achieved with only Fluoro-Gold, a neurotoxic fluorescent dye with membrane penetration characteristics superior to the carbocyanine dyes. We reevaluated this technique in the rat with the aim to transfer it to the mouse because comprehensive physiologic studies require access to the mouse as a model organism. Using conventional immunohistochemistry, we assessed in rats and mice the speed of axonal dye transport from the application site to the trigeminal ganglion, the numbers of stained DPANs, and the fluorescence intensity via 1) conventional crystalline DiI and 2) a novel DiI formulation with improved penetration properties and staining efficiency...
November 1, 2017: Journal of Dental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29129206/differential-cytotoxicity-and-intracellular-calcium-signalling-following-activation-of-the-calcium-permeable-ion-channels-trpv1-and-trpa1
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Thomas Stueber, Mirjam J Eberhardt, Yaki Caspi, Shaya Lev, Alexander Binshtok, Andreas Leffler
Several members of the transient receptor channel (TRP) family can mediate a calcium-dependent cytotoxicity. In sensory neurons, vanilloids like capsaicin induce neurotoxicity by activating TRPV1. The closely related ion channel TRPA1 is also activated by irritants, but it is unclear if and how TRPA1 mediates cell death. In the present study we explored cytotoxicity and intracellular calcium signalling resulting from activation of TRPV1 and TRPA1, either heterologously expressed in HEK 293 cells or in native mouse dorsal root ganglion (DRG) neurons...
December 2017: Cell Calcium
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29118020/viscerosensory-input-drives-angiotensin-ii-type-1a-receptor-expressing-neurons-in-the-solitary-tract-nucleus
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David A Carter, Haoyao Guo, Angela A Connelly, Jaspreet K Bassi, Angelina Y Fong, Andrew Mark Allen, Stuart James McDougall
Homeostatic regulation of visceral organ function requires integrated processing of neural and neurohormonal sensory signals. The nucleus of the solitary tract (NTS) is the primary sensory nucleus for cranial visceral sensory afferents. Angiotensin II (Ang II) is known to modulate peripheral visceral reflexes, in part, by activating Ang II type 1A receptors (AT1AR) in the NTS. AT1AR-expressing NTS neurons occur throughout the NTS with a defined sub-nuclear distribution and most of these neurons are depolarized by Ang II...
November 8, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Regulatory, Integrative and Comparative Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29117570/oxytocin-modulates-nociception-as-an-agonist-of-pain-sensing-trpv1
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Yelena Nersesyan, Lusine Demirkhanyan, Deny Cabezas-Bratesco, Victoria Oakes, Ricardo Kusuda, Tyler Dawson, Xiaohui Sun, Chike Cao, Alejandro Martin Cohen, Bharath Chelluboina, Krishna Kumar Veeravalli, Katharina Zimmermann, Carmen Domene, Sebastian Brauchi, Eleonora Zakharian
Oxytocin is a hormone with various actions. Oxytocin-containing parvocellular neurons project to the brainstem and spinal cord. Oxytocin release from these neurons suppresses nociception of inflammatory pain, the molecular mechanism of which remains unclear. Here, we report that the noxious stimulus receptor TRPV1 is an ionotropic oxytocin receptor. Oxytocin elicits TRPV1 activity in native and heterologous expression systems, regardless of the presence of the classical oxytocin receptor. In TRPV1 knockout mice, DRG neurons exhibit reduced oxytocin sensitivity relative to controls, and oxytocin injections significantly attenuate capsaicin-induced nociception in in vivo experiments...
November 7, 2017: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29112508/estrogen-modulates-corneal-nociception-and-maintains-corneal-homeostasis-in-rat-eye
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Vinod Kumar, Vishma Pratap Sur, Rajdeep Guha, Aditya Konar, Sarbani Hazra
PURPOSE: To evaluate the role of estrogen in corneal nociception, its influence on lacrimal secretion, and development of dry eye. METHODS: Ovariectomy was performed in normal healthy female rats (OVX). Estrogen replacement was performed in a population of these rats (OVX+E). Tests for dry eye and corneal sensitivity were performed and compared with rats in proestrus (PRO) as controls. Gene expression of neuropeptides such as substance P, calcitonin gene receptor-like protein (CGRP), estrogen receptor α, TRPV1, and TRPM8 was evaluated in the cornea and trigeminal ganglion...
November 6, 2017: Cornea
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29107209/phkv-a-toxin-isolated-from-the-spider-venom-induces-antinociception-by-inhibition-of-cholinesterase-activating-cholinergic-system
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Flavia Karine Rigo, Mateus Fortes Rossato, Gabriela Trevisan, Samira Dal-Toé De Prá, Rafael Porto Ineu, Mariane Bernardo Duarte, Célio José de Castro Junior, Juliano Ferreira, Marcus Vinicius Gomez
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Cholinergic agents cause antinociception by mimicking the release of acetylcholine (ACh) from spinal cholinergic nerves. PhKv is a peptide isolated from the venom of the armed spider Phoneutria nigriventer. It has an antiarrythmogenic activity that involves the enhanced release of acetylcholine. The aim of this study was to investigate whether PhKv had an antinociceptive action in mice. METHODS: Male albino Swiss mice (25-35g) were used in this study...
October 26, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29102918/non-steroidal-anti-inflammatory-drugs-attenuate-agonist-evoked-activation-of-transient-receptor-potential-channels
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M G Tsagareli, I Nozadze, N Tsiklauri, G Gurtskaia
Transient receptor potential (TRP) cation channels are the largest group of sensory detector proteins expressed in the nerve terminals of many receptors including nociceptors, and are activated by temperature and chemicals that elicit hot or cold sensations. Antagonists of these channels are likely promising targets for new analgesic drugs at the peripheral and central levels. Because some non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are structural analogs of prostaglandins and NSAIDs attenuate heat nociception and mechanical allodynia in models of inflammatory and neuropathic pain, we investigated whether three widely used NSAIDs (diclofenac, ketorolac, and xefocam) affect thermal and mechanical hyperalgesia following the activation of TRPA1 and TRPV1 channels...
November 2, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29100756/trpv1-alterations-in-urinary-bladder-dysfunction-in-a-rat-model-of-stz-induced-diabetes
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Bizhan R Sharopov, Kseniya L Gulak, Igor B Philyppov, Anna V Sotkis, Yaroslav M Shuba
AIMS: More than half of diabetic patients experience voiding disorder termed diabetic urinary bladder dysfunction (DBD). Here we have investigated how the alterations in transient receptor potential vanilloid 1 (TRPV1) ion channel expressed in bladder-innervating afferents may contribute to DBD pathogenesis. MAIN METHODS: The rat model of streptozotocin (STZ)-induced diabetes was used. The functional profile of TRPV1 in retrogradely labeled afferent, bladder-innervating dorsal root ganglia (DRG) neurons was examined using patch clamp...
October 31, 2017: Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29100528/silica-nanoparticles-inhibit-the-cation-channel-trpv4-in-airway-epithelial-cells
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Alicia Sanchez, Julio L Alvarez, Kateryna Demydenko, Carole Jung, Yeranddy A Alpizar, Julio Alvarez-Collazo, Stevan M Cokic, Miguel A Valverde, Peter H Hoet, Karel Talavera
BACKGROUND: Silica nanoparticles (SiNPs) have numerous beneficial properties and are extensively used in cosmetics and food industries as anti-caking, densifying and hydrophobic agents. However, the increasing exposure levels experienced by the general population and the ability of SiNPs to penetrate cells and tissues have raised concerns about possible toxic effects of this material. Although SiNPs are known to affect the function of the airway epithelium, the molecular targets of these particles remain largely unknown...
November 3, 2017: Particle and Fibre Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29089436/protease-mediated-suppression-of-drg-neuron-excitability-by-commensal-bacteria
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Jessica L Sessenwein, Corey C Baker, Sabindra Pradhananga, Megan E Maitland, Elaine O Petrof, Emma Allen-Vercoe, Curtis Noordhof, David E Reed, Stephen J Vanner, Alan E Lomax
Peripheral pain signaling reflects a balance of pro and anti-nociceptive influences; the contribution by the gastrointestinal (GI) microbiota to this balance has received little attention. Disorders such as inflammatory bowel disease and irritable bowel syndrome are associated with exaggerated visceral nociceptive actions that may involve altered microbial signaling, particularly given the evidence for bacterial dysbiosis. Thus, we tested whether a community of commensal GI bacteria derived from a healthy human donor (microbial ecosystem therapeutics; MET-1) can affect the excitability of male mouse dorsal root ganglion (DRG) neurons...
October 31, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29079432/peripheral-nerve-injury-induced-rearrangement-of-neural-circuit-in-the-spinal-dorsal-horn-revealed-by-cross-correlation-analysis
#18
Yu Takemura, Shunsaku Kobayashi, Eiko Kato, Shigeki Yamaguchi, Yuuichi Hori
Peripheral nerve injury often induces abnormal pain states, such as hyperalgesia and allodynia. In this study, we attempted to elucidate how neurons are synaptically integrated into the neuronal circuitry in the spinal dorsal horn and how synaptic connectivity patterns among dorsal horn neurons are altered by peripheral nerve injury. Experiments were performed on 6-8-week-old ICR mice. Partial sciatic nerve ligation was performed. Transverse slices of the lumbar spinal cord were prepared. Spike activities were simultaneously recorded from multiple neurons in the superficial dorsal horn (SDH) using a multi-electrode array system, and cross-correlograms between spike trains of neuron pairs were constructed...
October 24, 2017: Neuroscience Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29071457/evaluation-of-cebranopadol-a-dually-acting-nociceptin-orphanin-fq-and-opioid-receptor-agonist-in-mouse-models-of-acute-tonic-and-chemotherapy-induced-neuropathic-pain
#19
Kinga Sałat, Anna Furgała, Robert Sałat
BACKGROUND: Cebranopadol (a.k.a. GRT-6005) is a dually acting nociceptin/orphanin FQ and opioid receptor agonist that has been recently developed in Phase 2 clinical trials for painful diabetic neuropathy or cancer pain. It also showed analgesic properties in various rat models of pain and had a better safety profile as compared to equi-analgesic doses of morphine. Since antinociceptive properties of cebranopadol have been studied mainly in rat models, in the present study, we assessed analgesic activity of subcutaneous cebranopadol (10 mg/kg) in various mouse pain models...
October 25, 2017: Inflammopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29063438/atopic-dermatitis-managing-the-itch
#20
William S Farmer, Kalyani S Marathe
Atopic dermatitis has a substantial impact on sleep, appearance, psychological well-being, and other qualities of life. The visual appearance of lichenification, cheilitis, hyperpigmentation, ichthyosis, and erythema can be socially stigmatizing, and treatment of these symptoms is challenging. In managing pruritus in patients, practitioners should assess and document pruritus through questionnaires at each routine visit. Initially, practitioners should advise patients to employ non-pharmaceutical treatments such as emollients with wet wraps, elimination of triggers, changing scratching habits, and psychological interventions...
2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
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