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Hydrogen sulfide (H₂S), a gasotransmitter, facilitates pain sensation by targeting Ca(v)3.2 T-type calcium channels. The H₂S/Ca(v)3.2 pathway appears to play a role in the maintenance of surgically evoked neuropathic pain. Given evidence that chemotherapy-induced neuropathic pain is blocked by ethosuximide, known to block T-type calcium channels, we(More)
Seventy to eighty percent of all anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries are due to non-contact injury mechanisms. It has been reported that the majority of injuries due to single leg landing come from valgus positioning of the lower leg. Preventing valgus positioning during single leg landing is expected to help reduce the number of ACL injuries. We(More)
A perimeter was constructed, using red light-emitting diodes by remodeling a Foerster's perimeter, to test three time-dependent visual functions, ie, double flash resolution (DFR), which is the time threshold of double flash separation, critical flicker fusion frequency (CFF), which is the threshold of flicker separation and perceptual delay (PD), which is(More)
5-Methoxy-N,N-dimethyltryptamine (5-MeODMT) and 1-(2,5-dimethoxy-4-iodophenyl)-2-aminopropane (DOI) facilitate motoneuron excitability through 5-HT1C/5-HT2 receptors in rats. Using spinal cord slices prepared from adult rats, we recorded unitary cell discharges, evoked by local stimulation of the adjacent site, extracellularly in the motor nuclei of the(More)
Free-running blood corticosterone rhythms were examined between the 4th and 9th postnatal week in blinded rat pups optically enucleated on day 1. The pups were born of mother rats having a free-running rhythm under constant illumination conditions and then were put under two separate illumination conditions (light - dark cycle and dark - light cycle) under(More)
Somatostatin and gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) concentrations were evaluated in the brain of kindled rats treated chronically with carbamazepine and valproic acid. Kindled seizures were almost completely blocked by treatment with carbamazepine, whereas the effect of valproic acid was partial, suppressing only generalized seizures. The duration of(More)
The G alpha subunits of the G(12) family of heterotrimeric guanine nucleotide-binding proteins (G proteins), defined by G alpha(12) and G alpha(13), have many cellular functions in common, including stimulation of stress fiber formation and focal adhesion assembly via the small GTPase RhoA activation. We and others previously showed that G alpha(12) and G(More)
Visit-to-visit blood pressure (BP) variability is an important predictor of stroke. However, which antihypertensive drug combination is better at reducing visit-to-visit BP variability and therefore at reducing stroke incidence remains uncertain. We have previously reported that the dihydropyridine calcium channel blocker benidipine combined with a(More)