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Spinal NK-1 receptor-expressing neurons and descending pathways support fentanyl-induced pain hypersensitivity in a rat model of postoperative pain.

Rivat C, Vera-Portocarrero LP, Ibrahim MM, Mata HP, Stagg NJ, De Felice M, Porreca F, Malan TP (2009) Spinal NK-1 receptor-expressing neurons and descending pathways support fentanyl-induced pain hypersensitivity in a rat model of postoperative pain. Eur J Neurosci 29:727-737. doi: 10.1111/j.1460-9568.2009.06616.x

Summary: ´╗┐Opioids activate hyperalgesia and allodynia. The authors test the hypothesis that NK-1 receptor-containing ascending pathways play a role in sensitivity to fentanyl. Rats received an intrathecal injection of SP-SAP (Cat. #IT-07), and controls received saporin (Cat. #PR-01). The data indicate that these ascending pathways have a role in fentanyl-induced hyperalgesia.

Related Products: SP-SAP (Cat. #IT-07), Saporin (Cat. #PR-01)

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