Lydia W. Tai

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A differential role of endothelin-1 (ET-1) in pain processing has recently been suggested. However, the function of central ET-1 in neuropathic pain (NP) has not been fully elucidated to date. We report here the action of endogenous central ET-1 in sciatic nerve ligation-induced NP (SNL-NP) in a transgenic animal model that over-expresses ET-1 in the(More)
We previously demonstrated that endogenous endothelin-1 (ET-1) inhibits pathological pain in a transgenic mouse model with astrocyte-specific ET-1 overexpression (GET-1 mice); however, the underlying mechanism is unclear. ET-1 regulates excitatory amino acid transporter-2 (EAAT-2), a predominant subtype of glutamate transporters that plays critical role in(More)
BACKGROUND Spinal cord stimulation (SCS) has been shown to be effective in the management of certain neuropathic pain conditions, however, the underlying mechanisms are incompletely understood. In this study, we investigated repetitive SCS in a rodent neuropathic pain model, revealing long-lasting and incremental attenuation of hyperalgesia and a mechanism(More)
Endothelin-1 (ET-1) predominates in the endothelin family effectively in vascular tone control, mitogenesis, and neuromodulation. Its receptors are widespread in the central nervous system (CNS) associated with endogenous pain control, suggesting an important role of ET-1 in central pain processing. This study aimed to evaluate the effect of central ET-1 on(More)
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