c-fos and CRF receptor gene transcription in the brain of acetic acid-induced somato-visceral pain in rats.


We aimed to characterize neuronal and corticotrophin-releasing (CRF) pathways in a model of somato-visceral pain in rats. Male rats received an intraperitoneal (i.p.) injection of either vehicle (controls) or acetic acid (AA) and were sacrificed 1, 2, 3, 4, or 6 h later. Coronal frozen sections of the brain were cut and mRNAs encoding the rat c-fos, CRF(1… (More)