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We examined the relation between ectopic afferent firing and tactile allodynia in the Chung model of neuropathic pain. Transection of the L5 spinal nerve in rats triggered a sharp, four- to six-fold increase in the spontaneous ectopic discharge recorded in vivo in sensory axons in the ipsilateral L5 dorsal root (DR). The increase, which was not yet apparent(More)
Primary sensory neurons with myelinated axons were examined in vitro in excised whole lumbar dorsal root ganglia (DRGs) taken from adult rats up to 9 days after tight ligation and transection of the L(5) spinal nerve (Chung model of neuropathic pain). Properties of subthreshold membrane potential oscillations, and of repetitive spike discharge, were(More)
This study aimed to explore the modulatory effect of substance P (SP) on the current response mediated by N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA) receptor in rat primary sensory neurons and its time course using whole-cell patch clamp technique. The majority of neurons (179/213, 84.0%) examined were sensitive to NMDA (0.1-1000 microM) with an inward current, and a(More)