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Descending facilitation from the brainstem determines behavioural and neuronal hypersensitivity following nerve injury and efficacy of pregabalin.

Bee LA, Dickenson AH (2008) Descending facilitation from the brainstem determines behavioural and neuronal hypersensitivity following nerve injury and efficacy of pregabalin. Pain 140:209-223. doi: 10.1016/j.pain.2008.08.008

Summary: ´╗┐Rostral ventromedial medulla (RVM) facilitatory On cells are thought to be involved in the mechanisms that control chronic pain. Dermorphin-SAP (Cat. #IT-12, 3 pmol injected into the RVM of rats) was used to examine how mu-opioid receptor expressing facilitatory cells fit into this circuit. Saporin (Cat. #PR-01) was used as a control. The results show that activity in the RVM may influence the outcome of nerve injury.

Related Products: Dermorphin-SAP / MOR-SAP (Cat. #IT-12), Saporin (Cat. #PR-01)

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