This study examined the possible peripheral activity of eel calcitonin in the modulation of the response to noxious pressure on inflamed paws in rats (Randall and Selitto test). The intraplantar injection of eel calcitonin (20-200 ng/rat) but not the subcutaneous administration (200 ng and 2 micrograms/rat, s.c.), was able to significantly inhibit hyperalgesia induced by intraplantar injection of carrageenin. The development of oedema on the other hand was not inhibited. The intraplantar administration of eel calcitonin (200 ng/rat) in a non-inflamed paw did not modify paw pressure thresholds. Eel calcitonin (200 ng/rat, intraplantar, i.pl.) was also able to elicit an antinociceptive effect on formalin-induced hyperalgesia, both when the peptide was injected before or after (60 min) formalin. This effect, at difference with morphine (80 micrograms/rat, i.pl.), was not blocked by naloxone (10 micrograms/rat, i.pl.). These results demonstrate the local antinociceptive effect of eel calcitonin in inflammatory pain and might indicate a new way of using calcitonin in the control of pain.
Antinociceptive activity of eel calcitonin, injected into the inflamed paw in rats / F. Guidobono, C. Netti, P. Villani, P. Bettica, A. Pecile. - In: NEUROPHARMACOLOGY. - ISSN 0028-3908. - 30:12A(1991 Dec), pp. 1275-1278.
|Titolo:||Antinociceptive activity of eel calcitonin, injected into the inflamed paw in rats|
GUIDOBONO CAVALCHINI, FRANCESCA (Primo)
|Parole Chiave:||Rats, Inbred Strains; Rats; Carrageenan; Calcitonin; Animals; Foot; Edema; Analgesics; Injections; Male; Naloxone; Inflammation|
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore BIO/14 - Farmacologia|
|Data di pubblicazione:||dic-1991|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/0028-3908(91)90023-5|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su periodico|