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Effects of the endogenous lipid N-oleoyldopamine (OLDA) were analyzed on the rTRPV1-expressing HT1080 human fibrosarcoma cell line (HT5-1), on cultured rat trigeminal neurons, on the noxious heat threshold of rats and on nocifensive behavior of TRPV1 knockout mice. The EC(50) of capsaicin and OLDA on (45)Ca accumulation of rTRPV1-expressing HT5-1 cells was(More)
The inflammatory actions of xylene, an aromatic irritant and sensitizing agent, were described to be predominantly neurogenic in the rat, but the mechanism and the role of the Transient Receptor Potential Vanilloid 1 (TRPV1) capsaicin receptor localized on a subpopulation of sensory nerves has not been elucidated. This paper characterizes the involvement of(More)
Capsaicin, the pungent ingredient of chilli peppers has become a "hot" topic in neuroscience with yearly publications over half thousand papers. It is outlined in this survey how this exciting Hungarian research field emerged from almost complete ignorance. From the initial observation of the phenomenon of "capsaicin desensitization", a long-lasting(More)
Capsaicin acts specifically on a subset of primary afferent sensory neurons to open cation-selective ion channels, probably by interacting directly with a membrane receptor-ion channel complex. Another plant product--resiniferatoxin--has structural similarities to capsaicin and opens the same channels, but is up to 10,000 times as potent.(More)
Pituitary adenylate cyclase-activating polypeptide-38 (PACAP-38) and its receptors (PAC1 and VPAC) have been shown in the spinal dorsal horn, dorsal root ganglia and sensory nerve terminals. Data concerning the role of PACAP in central pain transmission are controversial and we have recently published its divergent peripheral effects on nociceptive(More)
Capsaicin, after initial stimulation, induced a long-lasting insensitivity to chemical pain stimuli without reducing the sensitivity to mechanical pain. The effect was peripheral as shown by recording action potentials from sensory nerves. In order to throw light on the receptors responsible for chemogenic pain, the specificity of the capsaicin effect was(More)
Data concerning the effect of static magnetic field (SMF) on nociceptive processes are contradictory in the literature probably due to differences in species, characteristics of the magnetic fields, and duration of the exposure. The aim of the present series of experiments was to elucidate the action of acute full-body exposure of mice to a special SMF(More)
1. The effect of antidromic stimulation of the sensory fibres of the sciatic nerve on inflammatory plasma extravasation in various tissues and on cutaneous vasodilatation elicited in distant parts of the body was investigated in rats pretreated with guanethidine (8 mg kg(-1), i.p.) and pipecuronium (200 microg kg(-1), i.v.). 2. Antidromic sciatic nerve(More)