Shigenari Kimoto

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Ectopic pain in other orofacial regions develops with local inflammation in separated orofacial structures. However, the basis for the spreading of pain to adjacent orofacial areas after local inflammation is still unknown. In the present study, we determined if the P2X(3) receptor (P2X(3)R) was associated with altered mechanical sensitivity of the whisker(More)
It is well known that exposure to maternal separation (MS) in early life causes plastic changes in the nervous system in adulthood, occasionally resulting in ubiquitous chronic pain. However, the pathogenic mechanisms of pain hypersensitivity remain unclear. Here, the authors examined the involvement of corticosterone in orofacial mechanical(More)
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