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Three hours after intraplantar carrageenin (6 mg/150 microliters) Fos-like immunoreactivity was predominantly observed in the superficial and deep laminae of the L4-L5 segments of the dorsal horn of the spinal cord in the rat. The total number of Fos-like immunoreactive neurons was equally divided between the superficial (laminae I-II) and deep laminae(More)
1. Intraplantar injection of formalin (5%, 100 microliters in saline) was associated with a high level of spinal c-Fos immunoreactivity and a peripheral paw and ankle edema, as assessed at 3 h after formalin administration. For the two experimental series, the control number of formalin-evoked Fos-like immunoreactive (Fos-LI) neurons were 174 +/- 6 and 193(More)
This study evaluated the effects of systemic indomethacin on carrageenin evoked c-Fos expression in rat lumbar spinal cord neurons. Fos-like immunoreactivity was not observed after the intraplantar injection of the control vehicle saline. 2 h after administration of carrageenin (6 mg/150 microliters) into the hind limb, Fos-like immunoreactive neurons were(More)
The effect of intravenous 7-nitro-indazole (7NI), a selective inhibitor of neuronal nitric oxide synthase, on intraplantar formalin evoked spinal expression of c-Fos was studied. The spinal expression of c-Fos in the superficial laminae of the dorsal horn was not significantly altered by 7NI. In contrast formalin evoked c-Fos expression in the deep laminae(More)
The way we grasp an object varies depending on how we want to use that object, and this knowledge can be used to predict the object-related behavior of others. In this study, we assessed the neural correlates that determine the action intention of another person based on observed prehensile movements. Fourteen right-handed volunteers watched video clips of(More)
This study evaluated Fos-like immunoreactivity in lumbar spinal cord neurons following intense cold stimulation and then the modifications induced by opioid administration. Under urethane anaesthesia, the rat's right foot was stimulated by holding it in a regulated temperature bath at 15, 10, 0, -10, -15, -17.5 or -20 degrees C. There was no or little(More)
This study assesses the anti-inflammatory/analgesic effects of ketoprofen a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug, using the method of c-Fos immunoreactivity at the spinal cord level in two models of noxious stimulation: carrageenan-induced inflammatory pain or acute noxious heat. Ketoprofen was pre-administered intravenously or orally 25 min before an(More)
We have assessed the effects of intraplantar local anaesthetics (bupivacaine and lignocaine) on carrageenan-induced oedema, mechanical allodynia and spinal c-fos protein expression. Mechanical allodynia was evaluated using the vocalization threshold to paw pressure (VTPP) every 30 min until 60, 180 or 240 min after administration of carrageenan. Peripheral(More)
BACKGROUND After intraplantar injection of carrageenin, peripheral inflammation and spinal c-Fos expression are extensive, with the latter being sensitive to both large doses of morphine or N-methyl-D-aspartate receptor antagonism. The authors investigated the effects of coadministered morphine and (+)-HA966, a functional antagonist at the glycine site of(More)
1. We have studied the effects of intraplantar administration of the same doses of morphine on intraplantar carrageenin (6 mg 150 microliters-1 of saline) and noxious heat (52 degrees C for 15 s) induced spinal c-Fos expression and inflammation. 2. Intraplantar carrageenin, in awake rats, induced numerous Fos-like immunoreactive (Fos-LI) neurones in the(More)