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The calcium-activated chloride channel anoctamin 1 acts as a heat sensor in nociceptive neurons
Nociceptors are a subset of small primary afferent neurons that respond to noxious chemical, thermal and mechanical stimuli. Ion channels in nociceptors respond differently to noxious stimuli andExpand
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A Critical Role of Toll-like Receptor 2 in Nerve Injury-induced Spinal Cord Glial Cell Activation and Pain Hypersensitivity*
The activation of spinal cord glial cells has been implicated in the development of neuropathic pain upon peripheral nerve injury. The molecular mechanisms underlying glial cell activation, however,Expand
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Identification of Farnesyl Pyrophosphate and N-Arachidonylglycine as Endogenous Ligands for GPR92*
A series of small compounds acting at the orphan G protein-coupled receptor GPR92 were screened using a signaling pathway-specific reporter assay system. Lipid-derived molecules including farnesylExpand
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TRPV1 in GABAergic Interneurons Mediates Neuropathic Mechanical Allodynia and Disinhibition of the Nociceptive Circuitry in the Spinal Cord
Neuropathic pain and allodynia may arise from sensitization of central circuits. We report a mechanism of disinhibition-based central sensitization resulting from long-term depression (LTD) ofExpand
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Intrathecal Injection of the &sfgr;1 Receptor Antagonist BD1047 Blocks Both Mechanical Allodynia and Increases in Spinal NR1 Expression during the Induction Phase of Rodent Neuropathic Pain
Background: Selective blockade of spinal &sfgr;1 receptors (Sig-1R) suppresses nociceptive behaviors in the mouse formalin test. The current study was designed to verify whether intrathecal Sig-1RExpand
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Complete Freund’s Adjuvant-Induced Intervertebral Discitis as an Animal Model for Discogenic Low Back Pain
BACKGROUND: Although numerous animal models for low back pain associated with intervertebral disk (IVD) degeneration have been proposed, insufficient data have been provided to make any conclusionsExpand
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Effects of sympathectomy on a rat model of peripheral neuropathy
&NA; The aim of this study was to determine the effects of sympathectomy on our previously developed animal model for neuropathic pain. The neuropathy was produced by a unilateral tight ligation ofExpand
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Contributions of injured and intact afferents to neuropathic pain in an experimental rat model
&NA; This study was conducted to determine the contribution of peripheral inputs from injured and intact afferent fibers to behavioral signs of neuropathic pain, using a previously developedExpand
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T-type Ca2+ channels as therapeutic targets in the nervous system.
Low-voltage-activated calcium channels, also known as T-type calcium channels, are widely expressed in various types of neurons. In contrast to high-voltage-activated calcium channels which can beExpand
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Membrane-Delimited Coupling of TRPV1 and mGluR5 on Presynaptic Terminals of Nociceptive Neurons
  • Y. Kim, C. Park, +7 authors S. Oh
  • Chemistry, Medicine
  • The Journal of Neuroscience
  • 12 August 2009
Transient receptor potential vanilloid subtype 1 (TRPV1) and metabotropic glutamate receptor 5 (mGluR5) located on peripheral sensory terminals have been shown to play critical roles in theExpand
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