[Involvement of nitric oxide in itch-scratch response of NC mice].


NC mice, a model for atopic dermatitis, showed scratching behavior when kept under conventional environment. The scratching behavior of NC mice was suppressed by distraction or by the administration of naltrexone (1 mg/kg, s.c.), an opioid antagonist. These results suggest that such scratching behavior is itch-associated response. The itch-associated… (More)


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