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Targeted ablation of mesenteric projecting sympathetic neurons reduces the hemodynamic response to pain in conscious spinal cord transected rats.

Lujan HL, Palani G, Peduzzi J, Dicarlo SE (2010) Targeted ablation of mesenteric projecting sympathetic neurons reduces the hemodynamic response to pain in conscious spinal cord transected rats. Am J Physiol Regul Integr Comp Physiol 298(5):R1358-1365. doi: 10.1152/ajpregu.00755.2009

Summary: Autonomic dysreflexia is a life-threatening hypertension as a result of a spinal cord injury above thoracic level 6. The authors investigated whether reduction of sympathetic activity can reduce the severity of this condition. Rats received 13.5 µg injections of CTB-SAP (Cat. #IT-14) into the celiac ganglion resulting in ablation of mesenteric projecting sympathetic neurons. Lesioned animals displayed a reduced pressor response to pain after spinal cord transection, to some extent ameliorating autonomic dysreflexia.

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