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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330489/decoding-hind-limb-kinematics-from-neuronal-activity-of-the-dorsal-horn-neurons-using-multiple-level-learning-algorithm
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Hamed Yeganegi, Yaser Fathi, Abbas Erfanian
Decoding continuous hind limb joint angles from sensory recordings of neural system provides a feedback for closed-loop control of hind limb movement using functional electrical stimulation. So far, many attempts have been done to extract sensory information from dorsal root ganglia and sensory nerves. In this work, we examine decoding joint angles trajectories from the single-electrode extracellular recording of dorsal horn gray matter of the spinal cord during passive limb movement in anesthetized cats. In this study, a processing framework based on ensemble learning approach is propose to combine firing rate (FR) and interspike interval (ISI) information of the neuronal activity...
January 12, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329908/anatomical-evidence-for-lateral-hypothalamic-innervation-of-the-pontine-a7-catecholamine-cell-group-in-rat
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Janean E Holden, Monica A Wagner, Brady L Reeves
Substantial behavioral evidence exists to support the idea that the lateral hypothalamus (LH) makes axonal connection with spinally-projecting noradrenergic neurons of the A7 catecholamine cell group in the pons. Through this putative projection, the LH modulates nociception via α1- and α2-adrenoceptors in the dorsal horn. We used double-label immunocytochemistry to demonstrate that axons from the LH labeled with the anterograde tracer biotinylated dextran amine (BDA) appose tyrosine hydroxylase-immunoreactive (TH-ir) neuron profiles in the A7 area...
January 9, 2018: Neuroscience Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329586/il-33-st2-signaling-contributes-to-radicular-pain-by-modulating-mapk-and-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-activation-and-inflammatory-mediator-expression-in-the-spinal-cord-in-rat-models-of-noncompressive-lumber-disk-herniation
#3
Si-Jian Huang, Jian-Qin Yan, Hui Luo, Lu-Yao Zhou, Jian-Gang Luo
BACKGROUND: Immune and inflammatory responses occurring in the spinal cord play a pivotal role in the progression of radicular pain caused by intervertebral disk herniation. Interleukin-33 (IL-33) orchestrates inflammatory responses in a wide range of inflammatory and autoimmune disorders of the nervous system. Thus, the purpose of this study is to investigate the expression of IL-33 and its receptor ST2 in the dorsal spinal cord and to elucidate whether the inhibition of spinal IL-33 expression significantly attenuates pain-related behaviors in rat models of noncompressive lumbar disc herniation...
January 12, 2018: Journal of Neuroinflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29318854/-effect-of-electroacupuncture-on-intracellular-calcium-ion-concentration-and-expression-of-calcium-calmodulin-dependent-protein-kinase-%C3%A2-in-lumbar-spinal-cord-in-rats-with-neuropathic-pain
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Xin-Tian Wu, Wei Liang, Li-Ping Yan, Ling-Ling Wang, Cheng Ma
OBJECTIVE: To observe the changes of intracellular calcium ([Ca2+]i) concentration and expression of calcium/calmodulin dependent protein kinaseⅡ (CaMKⅡ) in spinal dorsal horn neurons of spared nerve injury (SNI) rats, so as to explore its mechanisms underlying improvement of neuropathic pain. METHODS: One hundred and ten SD rats were randomly divided into 5 groups: sham control, model, EA, AP-5 and L-NAME groups. The sham group underwent only a simple separation of the sciatic nerve but without ligation and abscission...
December 25, 2017: Zhen Ci Yan Jiu, Acupuncture Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29313211/up-regulation-of-cx3cl1-via-stat3-contributes-to-smir-induced-chronic-postsurgical-pain
#5
Yijia Shen, Dai Li, Bo Li, Peng Xi, Yun Zhang, Youshui Jiang, Yehao Xu, Hui Chen, Yuanchang Xiong
Chronic postsurgical pain (CPSP) often occurs after surgery and has a strong impact on patients' daily lives. However, the underlying mechanism of CPSP remains unknown. Here, we used a skin/muscle incision and retraction (SMIR) model to investigate the role of CX3CL1 in SMIR-induced pain and its underlying mechanism. We found that up-regulation of CX3CL1 in the spinal dorsal horn contributed to SMIR-induced mechanical allodynia. The use of a CX3CL1-neutralizing antibody to block CX3CL1 attenuated mechanical allodynia induced by SMIR surgery...
January 8, 2018: Neurochemical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29311559/injured-adult-motor-and-sensory-axons-regenerate-into-appropriate-organotypic-domains-of-neural-progenitor-grafts
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Jennifer N Dulin, Andrew F Adler, Hiromi Kumamaru, Gunnar H D Poplawski, Corinne Lee-Kubli, Hans Strobl, Daniel Gibbs, Ken Kadoya, James W Fawcett, Paul Lu, Mark H Tuszynski
Neural progenitor cell (NPC) transplantation has high therapeutic potential in neurological disorders. Functional restoration may depend on the formation of reciprocal connections between host and graft. While it has been reported that axons extending out of neural grafts in the brain form contacts onto phenotypically appropriate host target regions, it is not known whether adult, injured host axons regenerating into NPC grafts also form appropriate connections. We report that spinal cord NPCs grafted into the injured adult rat spinal cord self-assemble organotypic, dorsal horn-like domains...
January 8, 2018: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29286067/changes-in-microrna-expression-in-the-brachial-plexus-avulsion-model-of-neuropathic-pain
#7
Yuzhou Liu, Le Wang, Jie Lao, Xin Zhao
The present study aimed to perform microRNA (miRNA/miR) expression profiling of the thalamus (T), the anterior cingulate (AC), the dorsal horn of the spinal cord (DHSC) and the blood (B) in post‑complete brachial plexus avulsion (CBPA) pain model, and analyze biological functions. Neuropathic pain was induced in Sprague‑Dawley rats by CBPA. Animal behavioral tests were performed to differentiate the pain and control groups. DHSC, T, AC and B tissues were collected from the two groups for miRNA array analysis...
December 19, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29251644/pharmacodynamics-and-pharmacokinetics-of-lidocaine-in-a-rodent-model-of-diabetic-neuropathy
#8
Werner Ten Hoope, Markus W Hollmann, Kora de Bruin, Hein J Verberne, Arie O Verkerk, Hanno L Tan, Camiel Verhamme, Janneke Horn, Marcel Rigaud, Susanne Picardi, Philipp Lirk
BACKGROUND: Clinical and experimental data show that peripheral nerve blocks last longer in the presence of diabetic neuropathy. This may occur because diabetic nerve fibers are more sensitive to local anesthetics or because the local anesthetic concentration decreases more slowly in the diabetic nerve. The aim of this study was to investigate both hypotheses in a rodent model of neuropathy secondary to type 2 diabetes. METHODS: We performed a series of sciatic nerve block experiments in 25 Zucker Diabetic Fatty rats aged 20 weeks with a neuropathy component confirmed by neurophysiology and control rats...
December 15, 2017: Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29229703/orai1-plays-a-crucial-role-in-central-sensitization-by-modulating-neuronal-excitability
#9
Yannong Dou, Jingsheng Xia, Ruby Gao, Xinghua Gao, Frances M Munoz, Dongyu Wei, Yuzhen Tian, James E Barrett, Seena Ajit, Olimpia Meucci, James W Putney, Yue Dai, Huijuan Hu
Pathological pain is a common and debilitating condition that is often poorly managed. Central sensitization is an important mechanism underlying pathological pain. However, candidate molecules involved in central sensitization remain unclear. Store-operated calcium channels (SOCs) mediate important calcium signals in non-excitable and excitable cells. SOCs have been implicated in a wide variety of human pathophysiological conditions including immunodeficiency, occlusive vascular diseases and cancer. However, the role of SOCs in central nervous system (CNS) disorders has been relatively unexplored...
December 11, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29229559/axons-of-individual-dorsal-horn-neurons-bifurcated-to-project-in-both-the-anterolateral-and-the-postsynaptic-dorsal-column-systems
#10
M Condés-Lara, G Martínez-Lorenzana, G Rojas-Piloni, I Tello-García, A Manzano-García, E Rubio-Beltran, A González-Hernández
Sensory information stimulates receptors of somatosensory system neurons generating a signal that codifies the characteristics of peripheral stimulation. This information reaches the spinal cord and is relayed to supra-spinal structures through two main systems: the postsynaptic dorsal column-medial lemniscal (DC-ML) and the anterolateral (AL) systems. From the classical point of view, the DC-ML has an ipsilateral ascending pathway to the Gracilis (GRA) or Cuneate (CUN) nuclei and the AL has a contralateral ascending pathway to the ventral posterolateral (VPL) thalamic nucleus...
December 8, 2017: Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29229558/enhanced-activities-of-%C3%AE-subunit-containing-gabaa-receptors-blocked-spinal-long-term-potentiation-and-attenuated-formalin-induced-spontaneous-pain
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Jiang-Ping Liu, Yong-Tao He, Xing-Lian Duan, Zhan-Wei Suo, Xian Yang, Xiao-Dong Hu
The δ subunit-containing γ-Aminobutyric acid type A receptors (δ-GABAARs) are located at extrasynaptic sites and persistently active in the control of neuronal excitability. Here we recorded primary afferent C fiber-evoked field potentials in the superficial dorsal horn of rat spinal cords in vivo, and investigated the possible influence of δ-GABAARs activities on nociceptive synaptic transmission. We found that δ-GABAARs-preferring agonist THIP, when topically applied onto spinal cord dorsum, inhibited the basal synaptic responses in a dose-dependent manner...
December 8, 2017: Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29226878/asic1a-contributes-to-the-symptom-of-pain-in-a-rat-model-of-chronic-prostatitis
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Song Fan, Zong-Yao Hao, Li Zhang, Jun Zhou, Yi-Fei Zhang, Shen Tai, Xian-Sheng Zhang, Chao-Zhao Liang
This study aims to validate our hypothesis that acid-sensing ion channels (ASICs) may contribute to the symptom of pain in patients with chronic prostatitis (CP). We first established a CP rat model, then isolated the L5-S2 spinal dorsal horn neurons for further studies. ASIC1a was knocked down and its effects on the expression of neurogenic inflammation-related factors in the dorsal horn neurons of rat spinal cord were evaluated. The effect of ASIC1a on the Ca2+ ion concentration in the dorsal horn neurons of rat spinal cord was measured by the intracellular calcium ([Ca2+]i) intensity...
December 8, 2017: Asian Journal of Andrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29225571/heterogenic-distribution-of-aromatic-l-amino-acid-decarboxylase-neurons-in-the-rat-spinal-cord
#13
Li-Qun Ren, Meng Chen, Hans Hultborn, Sen Guo, Yifan Zhang, Mengliang Zhang
Aromatic L-amino acid decarboxylase (AADC) is an essential enzyme in the synthesis of serotonin, dopamine, and certain trace amines and is present in a variety of organs including the brain and spinal cord. It is previously reported that in mammalian spinal cord AADC cells (called D-cells) were largely confined to a region around the central canal and that they do not produce monoamines. To date, there has not been a detailed description of their distribution and morphology in mammals. In the present study this issue is systematically investigated using immunohistochemistry...
2017: Frontiers in Integrative Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29196315/phosphorylated-ccaat-enhancer-binding-protein-%C3%AE-contributes-to-rat-hiv-related-neuropathic-pain-in-vitro-and-in-vivo-studies
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Hyun Yi, Shue Liu, Yuta Kashiwagi, Daigo Ikegami, Wan Huang, Hirotsugu Kanda, Takafumi Iida, Ching-Hang Liu, Keiya Takahashi, David A Lubarsky, Shuanglin Hao
Chronic pain is increasingly recognized as an important comorbidity of HIV-infected patients, however, the exact molecular mechanisms of HIV-related pain are still elusive. CCAAT/enhancer binding proteins (C/EBPs) are expressed in various tissues, including the central nervous system. C/EBPβ, one of C/EBPs is involved in the progression of HIV/AIDS, but the exact role of C/EBPβ and its upstream factors are not clear in HIV pain state. Here, we used a neuropathic pain model of perineural HIV envelope glycoprotein gp120 application onto the rat sciatic nerve to test the role of phosphorylated C/EBPβ (pC/EBPβ) and its upstream pathway in the spinal cord dorsal horn (SCDH)...
December 1, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29196027/cancer-chemotherapy-in-early-life-significantly-alters-the-maturation-of-pain-processing
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G J Hathway, Emily Murphy, Joseph Lloyd, Charles Greenspon, R P Hulse
Advances in paediatric cancer treatment have led to a ten year survival rate greater than 75%. Platinum-based chemotherapies (e.g.cisplatin) induce peripheral sensory neuropathy in adult and paedriatric cancer patients. The period from birth through to adulthood represents a period of maturation within nociceptive systems. Here we investigated how cisplatin impacts upon postnatal maturation of nociceptive systems. Neonatal Wistar rats (Postnatal day (P) 7) were injected (i.p.) daily with either vehicle (PBS) or cisplatin (1mg/kg) for five consecutive days...
November 28, 2017: Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29181332/intravenous-midazolam-as-more-effective-than-propofol-for-preventing-pruritus-after-intrathecal-sufentanil-in-surgical-patients-a-randomized-blinded-trial
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Jalil Makarem, Seyed Mohammad Mireskandari, Afshin Jafarzadeh, Laya Rahbar Nikoukar, Sara Aghaii
Background: Pruritus is a troublesome side effect of intrathecal opioids. Midazolam can reinforce GABA-mediated inhibition of the medullary dorsal horn neurons, and thus theoretically has potential to suppress opioid-induced pruritus. Objectives: This prospective double-blinded randomized trial aimed at comparing the effects of propofol, midazolam, and a combination of the two on the prevention of pruritus induced by intrathecal sufentanil. Methods: Eighty-four patients undergoing spinal anesthesia with 3 mL hyperbaric bupivacaine 0...
June 2017: Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29171435/central-projections-and-connections-of-lumbar-primary-afferent-fibers-in-adult-rats-effectively-revealed-using-texas-red-dextran-amine-tracing
#17
Shi-de Lin, Tao Tang, Ting-Bao Zhao, Shao-Jun Liu
Signals from lumbar primary afferent fibers are important for modulating locomotion of the hind-limbs. However, silver impregnation techniques, autoradiography, wheat germ agglutinin-horseradish peroxidase and cholera toxin B subunit-horseradish peroxidase cannot image the central projections and connections of the dorsal root in detail. Thus, we injected 3-kDa Texas red-dextran amine into the proximal trunks of L4 dorsal roots in adult rats. Confocal microscopy results revealed that numerous labeled arborizations and varicosities extended to the dorsal horn from T12-S4, to Clarke's column from T10-L2, and to the ventral horn from L1-5...
October 2017: Neural Regeneration Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29169960/oxytocin-inhibits-the-rat-medullary-dorsal-horn-sp5c-c1-nociceptive-transmission-through-ot-but-not-v1a-receptors
#18
Enrique García-Boll, Guadalupe Martínez-Lorenzana, Miguel Condés-Lara, Abimael González-Hernández
The medullary dorsal horn (MDH or Sp5c/C1 region) plays a key role modulating the nociceptive input arriving from craniofacial structures. Some reports suggest that oxytocin could play a role modulating the nociceptive input at the MDH level, but no study has properly tested this hypothesis. Using an electrophysiological and pharmacological approach, the present study aimed to determine the effect of oxytocin on the nociceptive signaling in the MDH and the receptor involved. In sevoflurane, anesthetized rats, we performed electrophysiological unitary recordings of second order neurons at the MDH region responding to peripheral nociceptive-evoked responses of the first branch (V1; ophthalmic) of the trigeminal nerve...
November 20, 2017: Neuropharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29167404/a-critical-role-for-dopamine-d5-receptors-in-pain-chronicity-in-male-mice
#19
Salim Megat, Stephanie Shiers, Jamie K Moy, Paulino Barragan-Iglesias, Grishma Pradhan, Rebecca P Seal, Gregory Dussor, Theodore J Price
Dopaminergic modulation of spinal cord plasticity has long been recognized but circuits affected by this system and the precise receptor subtypes involved in this modulation have not been defined. Dopaminergic modulation from the A11 nucleus of the hypothalamus contributes to plasticity in a model of chronic pain called hyperalgesic priming. Here we tested the hypothesis that the key receptor subtype mediating this effect is the D5 receptor (D5R). We find that a spinally-directed lesion of dopaminergic neurons reverses hyperalgesic priming in both sexes and that a D1/D5 antagonist transiently inhibits neuropathic pain...
November 22, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29164752/spinal-cord-stimulation-with-conventional-clinical-and-higher-frequencies-on-activity-and-responses-of-spinal-neurons-to-noxious-stimuli-an-animal-study
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Shiying Li, Jay P Farber, Bengt Linderoth, Jiande Chen, Robert D Foreman
OBJECTIVES: Spinal cord stimulation (SCS) at both conventional and higher frequencies may effectively reduce pain, but optimal parameters need to be established. This study investigated how SCS at different frequencies and pulse widths acutely modulates nociceptive activity of wide dynamic range (WDR) and high threshold (HT) dorsal horn neurons in rats at a stimulus amplitude that influences both local circuits and dorsal column fibers. MATERIALS AND METHODS: L2 -L3 and L6 -S2 spinal segments were exposed for SCS and spinal neuronal recordings, respectively...
November 22, 2017: Neuromodulation: Journal of the International Neuromodulation Society
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