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Functional characterization of a mouse model for central post-stroke pain.

Gritsch S, Bali K, Kuner R, Vardeh D (2016) Functional characterization of a mouse model for central post-stroke pain. Mol Pain 12:1744806916629049. doi: 10.1177/1744806916629049

Summary: While clinical evidence has pointed toward central pain pathway dysfunction in central post-stroke pain (CPSP), the underlying mechanisms have not been defined. In this work the authors created a mouse model of CPSP through lesions of the thalamic ventral posterolateral nucleus. In order to examine the role of neurokinin-1 receptor-expressing (NK1R) neurons in lamina I/III of the spinal cord in the development and maintenance of CPSP the authors administered 1 ╬╝mol intrathecal injections of SSP-SAP (Cat. #IT-11). Saporin (Cat. #PR-01) was used as a control. While the NK1R+ neurons in the spinal cord were not involved in establishing CPSP, the data indicate that sensory changes in the mice are comparable to those observed in human patients with CPSP.

Related Products: SSP-SAP (Cat. #IT-11), Saporin (Cat. #PR-01)

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