Trine Hjornevik

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Tomographic neuroimaging techniques allow visualization of functionally and structurally specific signals in the mouse and rat brain. The interpretation of the image data relies on accurate determination of anatomical location, which is frequently obstructed by the lack of structural information in the data sets. Positron emission tomography (PET) generally(More)
It has been suggested that spinal cord long-term potentiation (LTP) may contribute to hypersensitivity and hyperalgesia. We have investigated if noxious stimulus-induced spinal cord LTP might have a long lasting effect on supraspinal neuronal activity. First, we verified that spinal LTP was induced by electrical high frequency stimuli (HFS) conditioning(More)
The recent development in radiosynthesis of the 11C-carbamate function increases the potential of [11C]GR103545, which for the last decade has been regarded as promising for imaging the kappa-opioid receptor (κ-OR) with PET. In the present study, [11C]GR103545 was evaluated in awake rhesus macaques. Separate investigations were performed to clarify the OR(More)
Anatomical standardization (also called spatial normalization) of positron emission tomography (PET) small animal brain images is required to make statistical comparisons across individuals. Frequently, PET images are co-registered to an individual MR or CT image of the same subject in order to transform the functional images to an anatomical space. In the(More)
INTRODUCTION Neuronal events leading to development of long-term potentiation (LTP) in the nociceptive pathways may be a cellular mechanism underlying hyperalgesia. In the present study, we examine if induction of spinal LTP may be associated with functional changes in the supraspinal opioidergic system. The opioid receptors (ORs) play a key role in(More)
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