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Important pain transducers of noxious stimuli are small- and medium-diameter sensory neurons that express transient receptor vanilloid-1 (TRPV1) channels and/or adenosine triphosphate (ATP)-gated P2X3 receptors whose activity is upregulated by endogenous neuropeptides in acute and chronic pain models. Little is known about the role of endogenous modulators(More)
BACKGROUND ATP-gated P2X3 receptors are important transducers of nociceptive stimuli and are almost exclusively expressed by sensory ganglion neurons. In mouse trigeminal ganglion (TG), P2X3 receptor function is unexpectedly enhanced by pharmacological block of natriuretic peptide receptor-A (NPR-A), outlining a potential inhibitory role of endogenous(More)
Protein kinase C blocker chelerythrine prevented the increase in quantal content of single and rhythmic evoked end-plate potentials after disinhibition of L-type Ca2+-channels with paxillin. Phorbol ester increased quantal content of single end-plate potentials and changed rhythmic activity of mouse motor synapses. The effects of phorbol ester were to a(More)
Ligands that selectively block P2X3 receptors localized on nociceptive sensory fibres may be useful for the treatment of chronic pain conditions including neuropathic pain, migraine, and inflammatory pain. With the aim at exploring the suitability of adenine moiety as a scaffold for the development of antagonists of this receptor, a series of(More)
Blocking membrane currents evoked by the activation of purinergic P2X3 receptors localized on nociceptive neurons represents a promising strategy for the development of agents useful for the treatment of chronic pain conditions. Among compounds endowed with such antagonistic action, 2′,3′-O-(2,4,6-trinitrophenyl)-ATP (TNP-ATP) is an ATP analogue, whose(More)
BACKGROUND On trigeminal ganglion neurons, pain-sensing P2X3 receptors are constitutively inhibited by brain natriuretic peptide via its natriuretic peptide receptor-A. This inhibition is associated with increased P2X3 serine phosphorylation and receptor redistribution to non-lipid raft membrane compartments. The natriuretic peptide receptor-A antagonist(More)
Blocker of presynaptic protein kinase C isoforms, GF109203X, reduced quantal content of single and rhythmic evoked end-plate potentials. The increase in quantal content of single potentials under the effect of 4- aminopyridine was neutralized by 75% under the effect of L-type Ca2+-channel blocker nitrendipine and completely returned to the control level(More)
Purinergic P2X3 receptors (P2X3Rs) play an important role in pain pathologies, including migraine. In trigeminal neurons, P2X3Rs are constitutively downregulated by endogenous brain natriuretic peptide (BNP). In a mouse knock-in (KI) model of familial hemiplegic migraine type-1 with upregulated calcium CaV2.1 channel function, trigeminal neurons exhibit(More)
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