BDNF-induced facilitation of afferent-evoked responses in lamina II neurons is reduced after neonatal spinal cord contusion injury.


We previously reported that brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF), a pronociceptive neurotransmitter, induces synaptic facilitation of excitatory postsynaptic current (EPSC) in lamina II neurons of neonatal rats up to P14 in a N-methyl-d-aspartate (NMDA) receptor-dependent manner. Here we used the patch-clamp technique to study synaptic and NMDA-evoked… (More)

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