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Mu and delta opioid receptors on nociceptors attenuate mechanical hyperalgesia in rat.

Joseph EK, Levine JD (2010) Mu and delta opioid receptors on nociceptors attenuate mechanical hyperalgesia in rat. Neuroscience 171(1):344-350. doi: 10.1016/j.neuroscience.2010.08.035

Summary: In this work the authors analyzed nociceptor populations mediating mechanical hyperalgesia in the rat. Rats received 3.2 µg of IB4-SAP (Cat. #IT-10) into the subarachnoid space between the L4 and L5 vertebrae. Hyperalgesia due to the administration of NGF was inhibited by DAMGO and SNC even in lesioned animals. These data indicate that most nociceptor populations are involved in mechanical hyperalgesia, and that the mu opioid and delta opioid receptors are co-expressed on some TrkA-positive nociceptors.

Related Products: IB4-SAP (Cat. #IT-10)