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Chronic compression of the dorsal root ganglion (CCD) was produced in adult rats by implanting a stainless steel rod unilaterally into the intervertebral foramen, one rod at L(4) and another at L(5). Two additional groups of rats received either a sham surgery or an acute injury consisting of a transient compression of the ganglion. Withdrawal of the(More)
A set of 184 recombinant inbred lines (RILs) derived from soybean vars. Kefeng No.1 x Nannong 1138-2 was used to construct a genetic linkage map. The two parents exhibit contrasting characteristics for most of the traits that were mapped. Using restricted fragment length polymorphisms (RFLPs), simple sequence repeats (SSRs) and expressed sequence tags(More)
Pain and hyperalgesia can occur when the dorsal root ganglion (DRG) and its roots are deformed mechanically in association with injuries or diseases of the spine. To evaluate the electrophysiological changes that contribute to this sensory pathology, intracellular recordings were obtained in vitro from DRGs that had received a chronic mechanical compression(More)
The E proteins of mammals, and the related Daughterless (DA) protein of Drosophila, are ubiquitously expressed helix-loop-helix (HLH) transcription factors that play a role in many developmental processes. We report here the characterization of a related C. elegans protein, CeE/DA, which has a dynamic and restricted distribution during development. CeE/DA(More)
A method for patch-clamp recording from intact dorsal root ganglion (DRG) cells in rat is described. The L4 and L5 DRGs with sciatic nerve attached were excised from rats (10-15 days old) and placed in a recording chamber after removing the ganglion sheath and dissolving the connective tissue with dilute collagenase. The somata of individual cells were(More)
SOX2 (Sex-determining region Y (SRY)-Box2) has important functions during embryonic development and is involved in cancer stem cell (CSC) maintenance, in which it impairs cell growth and tumorigenicity. However, the function of SOX2 in pancreatic cancer cells is unclear. The objective of this study was to analyze SOX2 expression in human pancreatic tumors(More)
We characterize one transcription factor of DRE-binding proteins (TaDREB1) that was isolated from a drought-induced cDNA library of wheat (Triticum aestivum L.). TaDREB1 contains one conserved EREBP/AP2 domain, and shows similarity with Arabidopsis thaliana DREB family members in both overall amino-acid sequences and the secondary structure arrangement(More)
Pain reduces itch-a commonly known effect of scratching the skin. Experimentally produced itch from histamine is sometimes accompanied by secondary sensations of pain. The present study investigated the effects of eliminating this pain, by means of a local anesthetic, on the itch and the enhanced mechanically evoked itch and pain that occur after an(More)
Axotomy increases the excitability of dorsal root ganglion cells with unmyelinated axons. J. Neurophysiol. 78: 2790-2794, 1997. To better understand the neuronal mechanism of neuropathic pain, the effect of axotomy on the excitability of dorsal root ganglion (DRG) cells with unmyelinated axons (C cells) was investigated. Whole cell patch-clamp recordings(More)
The rat L(5) dorsal root ganglion (DRG) was chronically compressed by inserting a hollow perforated rod into the intervertebral foramen. The DRG was constantly perfused through the hollow rod with either lidocaine or normal saline delivered by a subcutaneous osmotic pump. Behavioral evidence for neuropathic pain after DRG compression involved measuring the(More)