Goshajinkigan reduces bortezomib-induced mechanical allodynia in rats: Possible involvement of kappa opioid receptor.

Abstract

In the present study, we investigated the effect of a Kampo medicine Goshajinkigan (GJG) on the bortezomib-induced mechanical allodynia in von Frey test in rats. The single administration of tramadol (10 mg/kg), GJG (1.0 g/kg) and its component processed Aconiti tuber (0.1 g/kg) significantly reversed the reduction in withdrawal threshold by bortezomib. These effects were abolished by the intrathecal injection of nor-binaltorphimine (10 μg/body), kappa opioid receptor antagonist. These findings suggest that kappa opioid receptor is involved in the effect of GJG on the bortezomib-induced mechanical allodynia.

DOI: 10.1016/j.jphs.2015.09.004

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@article{Higuchi2015GoshajinkiganRB, title={Goshajinkigan reduces bortezomib-induced mechanical allodynia in rats: Possible involvement of kappa opioid receptor.}, author={Hitomi Higuchi and Shota Yamamoto and Soichiro Ushio and Takehiro Kawashiri and Nobuaki Egashira}, journal={Journal of pharmacological sciences}, year={2015}, volume={129 3}, pages={196-9} }