Group I metabotropic glutamate receptor-induced Ca(2+)-gradients in rat superficial spinal dorsal horn neurons.

Abstract

Here, we investigated changes in the free cytosolic Ca(2+) concentration ([Ca(2+)](i)), induced by the pharmacological activation of metabotropic glutamate receptors (mGluRs), in nociceptive neurons of the superficial spinal dorsal horn. Microfluorometric Ca(2+) measurements with fura-2 in a lumbar spinal cord slice preparation from young rats were used… (More)

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