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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29656686/lipopolysaccharide-from-rhodobacter-sphaeroides-tlr4-antagonist-attenuates-hypersensitivity-and-modulates-nociceptive-factors
#1
Agnieszka M Jurga, Ewelina Rojewska, Wioletta Makuch, Joanna Mika
CONTEXT: Accumulating evidence has demonstrated that Toll-like receptors (TLRs), especially TLR4 localized on microglia/macrophages, may play a significant role in nociception. OBJECTIVE: We examine the role of TLR4 in a neuropathic pain model. Using behavioural/biochemical methods, we examined the influence of TLR4 antagonist on levels of hypersensitivity and nociceptive factors whose contribution to neuropathy development has been confirmed. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Behavioural (von Frey's/cold plate) tests were performed with Wistar male rats after intrathecal administration of a TLR4 antagonist (LPS-RS ULTRAPURE (LPS-RSU), 20 μG: lipopolysaccharide from Rhodobacter sphaeroides, InvivoGen, San Diego, CA) 16 H and 1 h before chronic constriction injury (cci) to the sciatic nerve and then daily for 7 d...
December 2018: Pharmaceutical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29653184/estrogen-alleviates-neuropathic-pain-induced-after-spinal-cord-injury-by-inhibiting-microglia-and-astrocyte-activation
#2
Jee Youn Lee, Hae Young Choi, Bong Gun Ju, Tae Young Yune
Neuropathic pain after spinal cord injury (SCI) is developed in about 80% of SCI patients and there is no efficient therapeutic drug to alleviate SCI-induced neuropathic pain. Here we examined the effect of estrogen on SCI-induced neuropathic pain at below-level and its effect on neuroinflammation as underlying mechanisms. Neuropathic pain is developed at late phase after SCI and a single dose of 17β-estradiol (100, 300 μg/kg) were administered to rats with neuropathic pain after SCI through intravenous injection...
April 10, 2018: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29618972/an-inflammation-centric-view-of-neurological-disease-beyond-the-neuron
#3
REVIEW
Stephen D Skaper, Laura Facci, Morena Zusso, Pietro Giusti
Inflammation is a complex biological response fundamental to how the body deals with injury and infection to eliminate the initial cause of cell injury and effect repair. Unlike a normally beneficial acute inflammatory response, chronic inflammation can lead to tissue damage and ultimately its destruction, and often results from an inappropriate immune response. Inflammation in the nervous system ("neuroinflammation"), especially when prolonged, can be particularly injurious. While inflammation per se may not cause disease, it contributes importantly to disease pathogenesis across both the peripheral (neuropathic pain, fibromyalgia) and central [e...
2018: Frontiers in Cellular Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29616392/pain-relieving-effectiveness-of-co-treatment-with-local-tramadol-and-systemic-minocycline-in-carrageenan-induced-inflammatory-pain-model
#4
Tufan Mert, Emel Sahin, Selma Yaman, Mehmet Sahin
In this study, we tested our working hypothesis that inhibiting the activation of microglia by systemic minocycline treatments can decrease the dosage of local tramadol injection in inflammatory pain. This study was therefore aimed to evaluate the actions of intraplantarly injected tramadol, intraperitoneally injected minocycline, or their combined treatments on the inflammation-induced hypernociception (thermal hyperalgesia, mechanical allodynia), edema, and pro- and anti-inflammatory cytokine levels of paw and spinal cord tissues in a rat model of carrageenan-induced hindpaw inflammation...
April 3, 2018: Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29614835/botulinum-toxin-type-a-a-modulator-of-spinal-neuron-glia-interactions-under-neuropathic-pain-conditions
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REVIEW
Ewelina Rojewska, Anna Piotrowska, Katarzyna Popiolek-Barczyk, Joanna Mika
Neuropathic pain represents a significant clinical problem because it is a chronic condition often refractory to available therapy. Therefore, there is still a strong need for new analgesics. Botulinum neurotoxin A (BoNT/A) is used to treat a variety of clinical diseases associated with pain. Glia are in continuous bi-directional communication with neurons to direct the formation and refinement of synaptic connectivity. This review addresses the effects of BoNT/A on the relationship between glia and neurons under neuropathic pain...
April 2, 2018: Toxins
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29614704/constitutively-reduced-sensory-capacity-promotes-better-recovery-after-spinal-cord-injury-sci-in-blind-rats-of-the-dystrophic-rcs-strain
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Svenja Rink, Habib Bendella, Kurdin Alsolivany, Carolin Meyer, Aliona Woehler, Ramona Jansen, Zeynep Isik, Gregor Stein, Sina Wennmachers, Makoto Nakamura, Doychin N Angelov
BACKGROUND: We compared functional, electrophysiological and morphological parameters after SCI in two groups of rats Sprague Dawley (SD) rats with normal vision and blind rats from a SD-substrain "Royal College of Surgeons" (SD/RCS) who lose their photoreceptor cells after birth due to a genetic defect in the retinal pigment epithelium. For these animals skin-, intramuscular-, and tendon receptors are major available means to resolve spatial information. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to check whether increased sensitivity in SD/RCS rats would promote an improved recovery after SCI...
March 25, 2018: Restorative Neurology and Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29596830/liposome-encapsulated-clodronate-specifically-depletes-spinal-microglia-and-reduces-initial-neuropathic-pain
#7
Yi-Rui Wang, Xiao-Fang Mao, Hai-Yun Wu, Yong-Xiang Wang
Liposome-encapsulated clodronate (LEC) is a specific depletor of macrophages. Our study characterized the LEC depletory effects, given intrathecally, on spinal microglia and assessed its effects on initiation and maintenance of neuropathic pain. Measured by using the MTT assay, LEC treatment specifically inhibited cell viability of cultured primary microglia, but not astrocytes or neurons, from neonatal rats, with an IC50 of 43 μg/mL. In spinal nerve ligation-induced neuropathic rats, pretreatment (1 day but not 5 days earlier) with intrathecal LEC specifically depleted microglia (but not astrocytes or neurons) in both contralateral and ipsilateral dorsal horns by the same degree (63% vs...
March 28, 2018: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29594972/a-pharmacological-rationale-to-reduce-the-incidence-of-opioid-induced-tolerance-and-hyperalgesia-a-review
#8
REVIEW
Giustino Varrassi, Mariella Fusco, Stephen D Skaper, Daniele Battelli, Panagiotis Zis, Stefano Coaccioli, Maria Caterina Pace, Antonella Paladini
Chronic pain is an important health and social problem. Misuse and abuse of opioids in chronic non-cancer pain management seem to be a huge problem, in some countries. This could probably affect the normal use of such analgesics in patients in need of them. Basic and clinical researches should find the solution to mitigate the potential damage. Dysregulation of mast cell and microglia activation plays an important role in the pathogenesis and management of chronic pain. Persistent mast cell activation sensitizes nociceptors and initiates central nervous system inflammatory processes, involving microglial cell activation and sensitization of spinal somatosensory neurons...
March 28, 2018: Pain and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29587798/inhibition-of-peripheral-macrophages-by-nicotinic-acetylcholine-receptor-agonists-suppresses-spinal-microglial-activation-and-neuropathic-pain-in-mice-with-peripheral-nerve-injury
#9
Norikazu Kiguchi, Daichi Kobayashi, Fumihiro Saika, Shinsuke Matsuzaki, Shiroh Kishioka
BACKGROUND: Neuro-immune interaction underlies chronic neuroinflammation and aberrant sensory processing resulting in neuropathic pain. Despite the pathological significance of both neuroinflammation-driven peripheral sensitization and spinal sensitization, the functional relationship between these two distinct events has not been understood. METHODS: In this study, we determined whether inhibition of inflammatory macrophages by administration of α4β2 nicotinic acetylcholine receptor (nAChR) agonists improves neuropathic pain and affects microglial activation in the spinal dorsal horn (SDH) in mice following partial sciatic nerve ligation (PSL)...
March 27, 2018: Journal of Neuroinflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29568892/effect-of-electro-acupuncture-on-the-bdnf-trkb-pathway-in-the-spinal-cord-of-cci-rats
#10
Wen-Zhan Tu, Si-Si Li, Xia Jiang, Xin-Ru Qian, Guan-Hu Yang, Peng-Peng Gu, Bin Lu, Song-He Jiang
Microglia, which comprise a sensor for pathological events in the central nervous system, may be triggered by nerve injury and transformed from a quiescent state into an activated state; ionised calcium binding adaptor molecule 1 (Iba1) is a sensitive marker associated with activated microglia. Accumulated evidence suggests that spinal activated microglia and the brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF)-tyrosine kinase receptor B (TrkB) signalling pathway play major roles in the production and development of neuropathic pain...
March 13, 2018: International Journal of Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29568261/8-o-acetyl-shanzhiside-methylester-from-lamiophlomis-rotata-reduces-neuropathic-pain-by-inhibiting-the-erk-tnf-%C3%AE-pathway-in-spinal-astrocytes
#11
Wei Zhang, Yang Bai, Yu Qiao, Jian Wang, Meng-Ying Li, Jing-Wen Wang, Na Jia, Tao Chen, Yun-Qing Li, Ai-Dong Wen
Lamiophlomis rotata ( L. rotata ; Benth.) Kudo is an effective traditional herb in the clinical treatment of chronic pain syndromes in China. 8-O-acetyl shanzhiside methylester (8-OaS), a chief component in L. rotata , possesses potent immunosuppressive activities and favorable analgesic effects. This study was proposed to compare the analgesic effects of 8-OaS with those of lidocaine and ketamine in a spinal nerve ligation (SNL) model by behavioral tests, and then investigated its effects upon the expression of spinal glial fibrillary acidic protein (GFAP), phosphorylated extracellular regulated protein kinases (pERK) and tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-α) via immunofluorescence staining and western blot analyses...
2018: Frontiers in Cellular Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29558662/orientin-and-neuropathic-pain-in-rats-with-spinal-nerve-ligation
#12
Dongdong Guo, Xinyi Hu, Haojie Zhang, Chenghua Lu, Guangwei Cui, Xingjing Luo
Neuropathic pain affects patients worldwide. The therapeutic effects of current methods are still poor. This study was performed to investigate the neuro-protective effect of orientin in rats with spinal nerve ligation (SNL). In this study, the paw mechanical withdrawal threshold (PWT) and the paw thermal withdrawal latency (PWL) behavioral assays indicated that orientin alleviated the warm and mechanical allodynia in rats with SNL. The enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) showed that orientin suppressed the levels of pro-inflammatory cytokines interleukin-6 (IL-6), interleukin-1β (IL-1β), and tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNF-α) and increased the levels of anti-inflammatory cytokine interleukin-10 (IL-10)...
March 17, 2018: International Immunopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29548992/vegfr2-promotes-central-endothelial-activation-and-the-spread-of-pain-in-inflammatory-arthritis
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Nicholas Beazley-Long, Catherine Elizabeth Moss, William Robert Ashby, Samuel Marcus Bestall, Fatimah Almahasneh, Alexandra Margaret Durrant, Andrew Vaughan Benest, Zoe Blackley, Kurt Ballmer-Hofer, Masanori Hirashima, Richard Phillip Hulse, David Owen Bates, Lucy Frances Donaldson
Chronic pain can develop in response to conditions such as inflammatory arthritis. The central mechanisms underlying the development and maintenance of chronic pain in humans are not well elucidated although there is evidence for a role of microglia and astrocytes. However in pre-clinical models of pain, including models of inflammatory arthritis, there is a wealth of evidence indicating roles for pathological glial reactivity within the CNS. In the spinal dorsal horn of rats with painful inflammatory arthritis we found both a significant increase in CD11b+ microglia-like cells and GFAP+ astrocytes associated with blood vessels, and the number of activated blood vessels expressing the adhesion molecule ICAM-1, indicating potential glio-vascular activation...
March 13, 2018: Brain, Behavior, and Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29546785/targeting-macrophage-and-microglia-activation-with-colony-stimulating-factor-1-receptor-inhibitor-is-an-effective-strategy-to-treat-injury-triggered-neuropathic-pain
#14
SeungHwan Lee, Xiang Qun Shi, Anni Fan, Brian West, Ji Zhang
Introduction Neuropathic pain is a debilitating condition. The importance of neuroimmune interactions in neuropathic pain has been evidenced by the involvement of different immune cells in peripheral and central sensitization of pathological pain. Macrophages and microglia are the most abundant immune cells activated in injured nerves and spinal cord, respectively. Several lines of evidence showed that macrophage/microglia survival, activation, proliferation, and differentiation require the involvement of macrophage-colony stimulating factor...
January 2018: Molecular Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29534847/neuregulin1-modulation-of-experimental-autoimmune-encephalomyelitis-eae
#15
Elise Allender, Harvinderjeet Deol, Sarah Schram, Kathleen J Maheras, Alexander Gow, Eleanor H Simpson, Fei Song
Neuregulin1 (NRG1) is a differentiation factor that regulates glial development, survival, synaptogenesis, axoglial interactions, and microglial activation. We previously reported that a targeted NRG1 antagonist (HBD-S-H4) given intrathecally, reduces inflammatory microglial activation in a spinal cord pain model and a neurodegenerative disease mouse model in vivo, suggesting that it may have effects in neuroninflammatory and neuronal disorders. We hypothesized that expression of HBD-S-H4 in the central nervous system (CNS) could reduce disease severity in experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis (EAE), a widely used animal model for multiple sclerosis (MS)...
March 10, 2018: Journal of Neuroimmunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29533386/sustained-and-repeated-mouth-opening-leads-to-development-of-painful-temporomandibular-disorders-involving-macrophage-microglia-activation-in-mice
#16
Guan Yun Frances Wang, Xiang Qun Shi, Wenjia Wu, Maria Gueorguieva, Mu Yang, Ji Zhang
Temporomandibular disorder (TMD) is a set of heterogeneous musculoskeletal conditions involving the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) and/or the masticatory muscles. Up to 33% of the population has had at least one symptom of TMD with 5-10% of them requiring treatment. Common symptoms include limited jaw movement, joint sound, and pain in the orofacial area. Once TMD becomes chronic, it can be debilitating with comorbidities that greatly reduce one's overall quality of life. However, the underlying mechanism of TMD is unclear due to the multicausative nature of the disease...
March 12, 2018: Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29530713/dreadded-microglia-in-pain-implications-for-spinal-inflammatory-signaling-in-male-rats
#17
Peter M Grace, Xiaohui Wang, Keith A Strand, Michael V Baratta, Yingning Zhang, Erika L Galer, Hang Yin, Steven F Maier, Linda R Watkins
The absence of selective pharmacological tools is a major barrier to the in vivo study of microglia. To address this issue, we developed a Gq - and Gi -coupled Designer Receptor Exclusively Activated by a Designer Drug (DREADD) to enable selective stimulation or inhibition of microglia, respectively. DREADDs under a CD68 (microglia/macrophage) promoter were intrathecally transfected via an AAV9 vector. Naïve male rats intrathecally transfected with Gq (stimulatory) DREADDs exhibited significant allodynia following intrathecal administration of the DREADD-selective ligand clozapine-N-oxide (CNO), which was abolished by intrathecal interleukin-1 receptor antagonist...
March 9, 2018: Experimental Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29506535/nitrosative-damage-during-retrovirus-infection-induced-neuropathic-pain
#18
Priyanka Chauhan, Wen S Sheng, Shuxian Hu, Sujata Prasad, James R Lokensgard
BACKGROUND: Peripheral neuropathy is currently the most common neurological complication in HIV-infected individuals, occurring in 35-50% of patients undergoing combination anti-retroviral therapy. Data have shown that distal symmetric polyneuropathy develops in mice by 6 weeks following infection with the LP-BM5 retrovirus mixture. Previous work from our laboratory has demonstrated that glial cells modulate antiviral T-cell effector responses through the programmed death (PD)-1: PD-L1 pathway, thereby limiting the deleterious consequences of unrestrained neuroinflammation...
March 5, 2018: Journal of Neuroinflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29486776/tlr4-mediated-autophagic-impairment-contributes-to-neuropathic-pain-in-chronic-constriction-injury-mice
#19
Yibo Piao, Do Hyeong Gwon, Dong-Wook Kang, Tae Woong Hwang, Nara Shin, Hyeok Hee Kwon, Hyo Jung Shin, Yuhua Yin, Jwa-Jin Kim, Jinpyo Hong, Hyun-Woo Kim, Yonghyun Kim, Sang Ryong Kim, Sang-Ha Oh, Dong Woon Kim
Neuropathic pain is a complex, chronic pain state characterized by hyperalgesia, allodynia, and spontaneous pain. Accumulating evidence has indicated that the microglial Toll-like receptor 4 (TLR4) and autophagy are implicated in neurodegenerative diseases, but their relationship and role in neuropathic pain remain unclear. In this study, we examined TLR4 and its association with autophagic activity using a chronic constriction injury (CCI)-induced neuropathic pain model in wild-type (WT) and TLR4-knockout (KO) mice...
February 27, 2018: Molecular Brain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29483815/platelet-rich-plasma-injection-in-burn-scar-areas-alleviates-neuropathic-scar-pain
#20
Shu-Hung Huang, Sheng-Hua Wu, Su-Shin Lee, Yun-Nan Lin, Chee-Yin Chai, Chung-Sheng Lai, Hui-Min David Wang
Objective: No effective treatments have yet been developed for burn-induced neuropathic pain. Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) has been reported to ameliorate various types of inflammation pain. However, the effect of PRP on burn-induced neuropathic pain is unclear. Methods: Burn-induced neuropathic pain Sprague-Dawley rat model was confirmed using a mechanical response test 4 weeks after the burn injuries were sustained, following which PRP was injected in the scar area. The rats were divided into four groups (n = 6) as following: Group A, Sham; Group B, Sham + PRP; Group C, Burn; and Group D, Burn + PRP...
2018: International Journal of Medical Sciences
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