Sonia Boccalon

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Nociception in laboratory animals appears to be influenced by physical or emotional stressors. Nevertheless, the reported data are not univocal. Discrepancies seem to be caused by some kind of stress model and/or by the timing of stressor application. The aim of the present work is to study the influence of chronic application of a well-controlled and(More)
Diurnal variations in tonic pain reactions have been described in mice tested in Spring, but the underlying mechanisms are still unknown. We tested the potential role of melatonin, a key hormone in the control of neuro-endocrine circadian rhythms. The experiments were performed in male CBA/J mice housed under controlled temperature, humidity, and light(More)
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