H J Kurtz

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Selective antagonists of N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA) excitatory amino acid (EAA) receptors have been shown to protect against dynorphin-A (DYN)-induced paralysis and neurotoxicity in the spinal cord. To test the hypothesis that either DYN-induced paralysis or neurotoxicity involves an enhanced release of EAAs, we used microdialysis to monitor aspartate(More)
Nociceptive primary afferent C-fibers express a subset of glutamate receptors that are sensitive to kainic acid. Thus, we tested the possibility that activation of these receptors alters nociception. Intraperitoneal (i.p.) injection of kainic acid induced a persistent thermal hyperalgesia, when tested using the hot plate (mice) and tail flick (mice and(More)
Subcutaneously administered kainic acid (KA) in the rat results in brain damage accompanied by a behavioral response characterized by wet dog shakes (WDS), seizures and brain damage, an effect that is potentiated by opioids. Based on the potentiative effect of the N-terminus of substance P (SP) on the ability of KA to induce behavioral responses in mice, we(More)
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