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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29150945/development-of-an-in-vivo-mouse-model-of-discogenic-low-back-pain
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Changgui Shi, Vaskar Das, Xin Li, Ranjan Kc, Sujun Qiu, InSug O-Sullivan, Richard L Ripper, Jeffrey S Kroin, Fackson Mwale, Atiyayein A Wallace, Bingqian Zhu, Lan Zhao, Andre J van Wijnen, Mingliang Ji, Jun Lu, Gina Votta-Velis, Wen Yuan, Hee-Jeong Im
Discogenic Low back pain (DLBP) is extremely common and costly. Effective treatments are lacking due to DLBP's unknown pathogenesis. Currently, there are no in vivo mouse models of DLBP, which restricts research in this field. The aim of this study was to establish a reliable DLBP model in mouse that captures the pathological changes in the disc and allows longitudinal pain testing. The model was generated by puncturing the mouse lumbar discs (L4/5, L5/6, and L6/S1) and removing the nucleus pulposus using a microscalpel under the microscope...
November 18, 2017: Journal of Cellular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149236/mutations-affecting-glycinergic-neurotransmission-in-hyperekplexia-increase-pain-sensitivity
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Pascal Henri Vuilleumier, Raphael Fritsche, Jürg Schliessbach, Bernhard Schmitt, Lars Arendt-Nielsen, Hanns Ulrich Zeilhofer, Michele Curatolo
Inhibitory interneurons in the spinal cord use glycine and GABA for fast inhibitory neurotransmission. While there is abundant research on these inhibitory pain pathways in animal models, their relevance in humans remains unclear, largely due to the limited possibility to manipulate selectively these pathways in humans. Hyperekplexia is a rare human disease that is caused by loss-of-function mutations in genes encoding for glycine receptors and glycine transporters. In the present study, we tested whether hyperekplexia patients display altered pain perception or central pain modulation compared with healthy subjects...
November 15, 2017: Brain: a Journal of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146243/current-progress-and-challenges-of-nanoparticle-based-therapeutics-in-pain-management
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REVIEW
Vanesa Andreu, Manuel Arruebo
Pain is a widespread and growing health problem worldwide that exerts a considerable social and economic impact on both patients and healthcare systems and, therefore, on society in general. Although current treatment modalities include a wide variety of pharmacological and non-pharmacological approaches, due to the complexity of pain and individual differences in clinical response these options are not always effective in mitigating and relieving pain. In addition, some pain drugs such as non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), local anesthetics and opioids show several unfavorable side effects...
November 13, 2017: Journal of Controlled Release: Official Journal of the Controlled Release Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142423/bioactive-turmerosaccharides-from-curcuma-longa-extract-nr-inf-02-potential-ameliorating-effect-on-osteoarthritis-pain
#4
Bharathi Bethapudi, Sasikumar Murugan, Ramanaiah Illuri, Deepak Mundkinajeddu, Chandrasekaran Chinampudur Velusami
Background: Curcuma longa has long history of medicinal use in Ayurveda. A unique product NR-INF-02 was prepared from C. longa that was standardized to contain turmerosaccharides. Objective: The present study investigated the effect of turmerosaccharides rich fraction of NR-INF-02 on monosodium iodoacetate (MIA)-induced OA pain animal model that mimics human OA. Further, the analgesic effect of turmerosaccharides rich fraction was compared to turmerosaccharides less fraction of NR-INF-02...
October 2017: Pharmacognosy Magazine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137981/umbilical-cord-derived-mesenchymal-stem-cells-alleviated-inflammation-and-inhibited-apoptosis-in-interstitial-cystitis-via-akt-mtor-signaling-pathway
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Juncong Xie, Bolong Liu, Jialiang Chen, Yuancheng Xu, Hailun Zhan, Fei Yang, Wenbiao Li, Xiangfu Zhou
Interstitial cystitis (IC) is a bladder syndrome characterized by pelvic pain and urinary frequency without infection or other identifiable pathology. There are no effective treatments to cure IC. This study investigated the effects of human umbilical cord-derived mesenchymal stem cells (UC-MSCs) injection on IC rat model. Furthermore, we used a coculture system to find the possible molecular mechanism on the human uroepithelial cells (SV-HUC-1), which was the cell model of IC. A rat model of IC was established via systemic injection with cyclophosphamide (CYP) and a cell model of IC was induced by being exposed to tumor necrosis factor (TNF)-α (10 ng/ml)...
November 11, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29136948/gastroprotective-effect-and-mode-of-action-of-methanol-extract-of-sphenodesme-involucrata-var-paniculata-c-b-clarke-munir-lamiaceae-leaves-on-experimental-gastric-ulcer-models
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Puthanpura Sasidharan Sreeja, Karuppusamy Arunachalam, Sathyanarayanan Saikumar, Muniyandi Kasipandi, Sivaraj Dhivya, Rajan Murugan, Thangaraj Parimelazhagan
Sphenodesme involucrata var. paniculata (C. B. Clarke) Munir, endemic to South Asia, is used by tribal for alleviation from abdominal disorders, inflammation and body pain. However, the gastroprotective properties of this species have not yet been studied. The leaves of S. involucrata were extracted by Soxhlet extraction using different solvents successively and the extracts were analyzed for antioxidant and anti-Helicobacter pylori activities using different in vitro assays. The chemical composition of methanol extract of S...
November 9, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135456/probiotics-and-their-use-in-inflammatory-bowel-disease
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Muhammad Amer, Muhammad Nadeem, Saeed Ur Rashid Nazir, Maira Fakhar, Fatima Abid, Qurat-Ul Ain, Elliyah Asif
Context • Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis result in similar gastrointestinal (GI) symptoms, including pain, diarrhea, stools with mucus or blood, and ulceration or tissue damage within the alimentary canal. Gut microbiota play a crucial role in triggering, maintaining, and exacerbating inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Probiotics might help to rebalance the gut flora in a positive way, shifting from pro- to anti-inflammatory. Objectives • The study intended to investigate the safety and use of probiotics and the biological effects of probiotic bacteria on IBD...
November 14, 2017: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29130237/in-situ-forming-oxidised-hyaluronic-acid-adipic-acid-dihydrazide-hydrogel-for-prevention-of-epidural-fibrosis-after-laminectomy
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M H Hu, K C Yang, Y H Sun, Y C Chen, S H Yang, F H Lin
Post-operative epidural fibrosis is a biological response after laminectomy that may lead to clinical symptoms, such as radicular pain. An ideal material for prevention of epidural fibrosis should be able to inhibit fibroblast adhesions and reduce formation of scar tissue. An injectable hydrogel would be the material of choice for this purpose, since it could fill an irregular surgical defect completely, gelate in situ and be delivered in a minimally-invasive manner. The objective of this study was to evaluate, in vitro and in vivo, the cytocompatibility and anti-adhesive effect of an oxidised hyaluronic acid/adipic acid dihydrazide (oxi-HA/ADH) hydrogel...
November 13, 2017: European Cells & Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29130055/gene-therapy-with-hsv-encoding-p55tnfr-gene-for-hiv-neuropathic-pain-an-evidence-based-mini-review
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Hirotsugu Kanda, Shue Liu, Megumi Kanao, Hyun Yi, Takafumi Iida, Wan Huang, Takayuki Kunisawa, David A Lubarsky, Shuanglin Hao
While effective antiretroviral treatment makes human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-related death decreased dramatically, neuropathic pain becomes one of the most common complications in patients with HIV/acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS). The exact mechanisms of HIV-related neuropathic pain are not well understood yet, and no effective therapy is for HIV-pain. Evidence has shown that proinflammatory factors (e.g., tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNFα)) released from glia, are critical to contributing to chronic pain...
2017: Translational Perioperative and Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29126856/nlx-112-a-highly-selective-5-ht1a-receptor-agonist-effects-on-body-temperature-and-plasma-corticosterone-levels-in-rats
#10
A Newman-Tancredi, R Depoortère, E Carilla-Durand, J P Tarayre, M Kleven, W Koek, L Bardin, M A Varney
NLX-112 (a.k.a. F13640 or befiradol), exhibits nanomolar affinity, exceptional selectivity and high agonist efficacy at 5-hydroxytryptamine 5-HT1A receptors. It possesses marked activity in a variety of animal models of depression, pain and L-DOPA-induced dyskinesia. However, its influence on translational biomarkers of central 5-HT1A receptor activation has not been previously described. Here, we report on the activity, in rats, of NLX-112 to increase plasma corticosterone levels and produce hypothermia, two responses which are also elicited by 5-HT1A receptor agonists in humans...
November 7, 2017: Pharmacology, Biochemistry, and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29126777/graded-photochemical-spinal-cord-injury-results-in-chronic-hyperalgesia-and-depression-like-behaviour-but-no-anxiety-exacerbation-in-female-balb-c-mice
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Pere Boadas-Vaello, Judit Homs, Marta Portero-Tresserra, Beltrán Álvarez-Pérez, Meritxell Deulofeu, Enrique Verdú
Neuropathic pain (NP) is present in 40-to-50% of spinal cord injured patients. It tends to chronicity and correlates with lower quality-of-life. Moreover, the role of NP in the eventual exacerbation of anxiety- and depression-like behaviours during its development and chronification in genetically susceptible individuals remains unclear. Thus, although solely few animal models are available, new specific models are needed to complete the array of chances to assay new therapeutic strategies with the aim of treating chronic NT and its associated mood disorders...
November 7, 2017: Neuroscience Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29117254/link-n-the-missing-link-towards-intervertebral-disc-repair-is-species-specific
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Frances C Bach, Lisanne T Laagland, Michael P Grant, Laura B Creemers, Keita Ito, Björn P Meij, Fackson Mwale, Marianna A Tryfonidou
INTRODUCTION: Degeneration of the intervertebral disc (IVD) is a frequent cause for back pain in humans and dogs. Link-N stabilizes proteoglycan aggregates in cartilaginous tissues and exerts growth factor-like effects. The human variant of Link-N facilitates IVD regeneration in several species in vitro by inducing Smad1 signaling, but it is not clear whether this is species specific. Dogs with IVD disease could possibly benefit from Link-N treatment, but Link-N has not been tested on canine IVD cells...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29115388/antinociceptive-effect-of-valeriana-fauriei-regulates-bdnf-signaling-in-an-animal-model-of-fibromyalgia
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Hwayoung Lee, Jiyun Im, Hansol Won, Jun Young Kim, Hyung-Ki Kim, Jun-Tack Kwon, Young Ock Kim, Sanghyun Lee, Ik-Hyun Cho, Sang Won Lee, Hak-Jae Kim
The genus Valeriana has been widely used in popular medicine for centuries, to treat sleep disorders, anxiety, epilepsy and insomnia. Recent studies have focused on the novel pharmacological effects of Valeriana fauriei Briq. (VF) species. Previous studies have attempted to determine the pharmacological functions of Valeriana in various human diseases, particularly with regards to its neuroprotective effects, and its ability to reduce pain and stress. The present study constructed an animal model of fibromyalgia (FM), which was induced by intermittent cold stress with slight modification...
October 20, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29113923/effects-of-spinal-non-viral-interleukin-10-gene-therapy-formulated-with-d-mannose-in-neuropathic-interleukin-10-deficient-mice-behavioral-characterization-mrna-and-protein-analysis-in-pain-relevant-tissues
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Arden G Vanderwall, Shahani Noor, Melody S Sun, Jacob E Sanchez, Xuexian O Yang, Lauren L Jantzie, Nikolaos Mellios, Erin D Milligan
Studies show that spinal (intrathecal; i.t.) interleukin-10 (IL-10) gene therapy reverses neuropathic pain in animal models, and co-administration with the mannose receptor (MR; CD206) ligand d-mannose (DM) greatly improves therapeutic efficacy. However, the actions of endogenous IL-10 may be required for enduring pain control observed following i.t. IL-10 gene therapy, potentially narrowing the application of this non-viral transgene delivery approach. Here, we show that i.t. application of naked plasmid DNA expressing the IL-10 transgene co-injected with DM (DM/pDNA-IL-10) for the treatment of peripheral neuropathic pain in IL-10 deficient (IL-10 KO) mice results in a profound and prolonged bilateral pain suppression...
November 4, 2017: Brain, Behavior, and Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29107672/lovastatin-inhibits-visceral-allodynia-and-increased-colonic-permeability-induced-by-lipopolysaccharide-or-repeated-water-avoidance-stress-in-rats
#15
Tsukasa Nozu, Saori Miyagishi, Shima Kumei, Rintaro Nozu, Kaoru Takakusaki, Toshikatsu Okumura
Statins have been reported to block inflammatory somatic pain and have an anti-cytokine property. Lipopolysaccharide (LPS) or repeated water avoidance stress (WAS) induces visceral hypersensitivity and increases gut permeability in rats, which are mediated through proinflammatory cytokine-dependent pathways. Since visceral hypersensitivity with increased gut permeability plays a crucial role in the pathophysiology of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), these above animal models are considered to simulate IBS. We hypothesized that lovastatin improves symptoms in the patients with IBS by attenuating these visceral changes...
October 28, 2017: European Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29107326/adult-hippocampal-neurogenesis-in-neuropathic-pain-and-alkyl-glycerol-ethers-treatment
#16
Anna A Tyrtyshnaia, Igor V Manzhulo, Ruslan M Sultanov, Ekaterina V Ermolenko
Neuropathic pain manifested by a number of sensory symptoms is often accompanied by disorders of higher nervous activity, such as memory impairment, depression, anxiety, anhedonia, etc. This emphasizes the involvement of supraspinal structures including the hippocampus in neuropathic pain pathogenesis. In the present study, we focused on the impact of chronic neuropathic pain on hippocampal neurogenesis and microglial state. In addition, we test the effect of alkyl glycerol ethers on hippocampal neuronal and microglial plasticity as well as behavioral parameters...
October 26, 2017: Acta Histochemica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29105592/biologic-annulus-fibrosus-repair-a-review-of-preclinical-in-vivo-investigations
#17
Stephen Rogers Sloan, Marianne Lintz, Ibrahim Hussain, Roger Härtl, Lawrence J Bonassar
Lower back pain, the leading cause of workplace absences and disability, is often attributed to intervertebral disc (IVD) degeneration in which nucleus pulposus (NP) herniates through lesions in the annulus fibrosus (AF) and impinges on the spinal cord and surrounding nerves. Surgeons remove extruded NP via discectomy when indicated by local/radicular pain supported by radiographic evidence, however current interventions do not alter the underlying disease or seal the AF. The reported rates of recurrent herniation or pain following discectomy cases range from 5-25%, which has pushed spine research in recent years towards annular repair and closure strategies...
November 4, 2017: Tissue Engineering. Part B, Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29102743/novel-designs-and-paradigms-to-study-the-placebo-response-in-gastroenterology
#18
REVIEW
Paul Enck, Younbyoung Chae, Sigrid Elsenbruch
The investigation of the placebo and the nocebo effect and their mechanisms has a rather short history of less than 20 years, especially in gastroenterology, and only the last 5 years have resulted in substantial improvement of understanding. Placebo refers to symptom improvement following a treatment, nocebo to the opposite, symptom worsening. Among the factors driving this progress are traditional psychological models derived from learning (conditioning) theory bridging into clinical science, new animal models to investigate the pharmacology of placebo analgesia, and novel study designs to overcome limitations of traditional randomized and placebo-controlled study designs in drug testing...
October 26, 2017: Current Opinion in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29100502/efficacy-of-nerve-growth-factor-antibody-in-a-knee-osteoarthritis-pain-model-in-mice
#19
Masayuki Miyagi, Tetsuhiro Ishikawa, Hiroto Kamoda, Miyako Suzuki, Gen Inoue, Yoshihiro Sakuma, Yasuhiro Oikawa, Sumihisa Orita, Kentaro Uchida, Kazuhisa Takahashi, Masashi Takaso, Seiji Ohtori
BACKGROUND: Nerve growth factor (NGF) is not only an important factor in nerve growth but also a major contributor to the production of inflammation. It has been reported that inhibiting NGF could reduce several types of pain in several animal models. Here, we aimed to clarify the efficacy of NGF antibody in a knee osteoarthritis (OA) pain model in mice. METHOD: Six-week-old male C57BR/J mice were used (n = 30). Ten mice comprised the control group, which received saline injection into the right knee joints; the other 20 mice comprised the experimental group, which received monoiodoacetate (MIA) injection into the right knee joints...
November 3, 2017: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29099857/knockout-of-apolipoprotein-e-in-rabbit-promotes-premature-intervertebral-disc-degeneration-a-new-in-vivo-model-for-therapeutic-approaches-of-spinal-disc-disorders
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Anja Beierfuß, Hermann Dietrich, Christian Kremser, Monika Hunjadi, Andreas Ritsch, Thomas Rülicke, Claudius Thomé, Demissew Shenegelegn Mern
Intervertebral disc (IVD) degeneration that accelerates the loss of disc structural and functional integrities is recognized as one of the major factors of chronic back pain. Cardiovascular risk factors, such as deficits of apolipoproteins that elevate the levels of cholesterol and triglycerides, are considered critical for the progress of atherosclerosis; notably in the abdominal aorta and its lumbar branching arteries that supply lumbar vertebrae and IVDs. Obstruction of the lumbar arteries by atherosclerosis is presumed to promote lumbar disc degeneration and low back pain...
2017: PloS One
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