Neuropathic pain arises as a direct consequence of a lesion or disease affecting the peripheral somatosensory system. It may be associated with allodynia and increased pain sensitivity. Few studies correlated neuropathic pain with nerve morphology and myelin proteins expression. Our aim was to test if neuropathic pain is related to nerve degeneration, speculating whether the modulation of peripheral GABA-B receptors may promote nerve regeneration and decrease neuropathic pain. We used the partial sciatic ligation- (PSL-) induced neuropathic model. The biochemical, morphological, and behavioural outcomes of sciatic nerve were analysed following GABA-B ligands treatments. Simultaneous 7-days coadministration of baclofen (10 mg/kg) and CGP56433 (3 mg/kg) alters tactile hypersensitivity. Concomitantly, specific changes of peripheral nerve morphology, nerve structure, and myelin proteins (P0 and PMP22) expression were observed. Nerve macrophage recruitment decreased and step coordination was improved. The PSL-induced changes in nociception correlate with altered nerve morphology and myelin protein expression. Peripheral synergic effects, via GABA-B receptor activation, promote nerve regeneration and likely ameliorate neuropathic pain.
Nerve regenerative effects of GABA-B ligands in a model of neuropathic pain / V. Magnaghi, L.F. Castelnovo, A. Faroni, E. Cavalli, L. Caffino, A. Colciago, P. Procacci, G. Pajardi. - In: BIOMED RESEARCH INTERNATIONAL. - ISSN 2314-6133. - 2014(2014 Jul 15), pp. 368678.1-368678.13.
|Titolo:||Nerve regenerative effects of GABA-B ligands in a model of neuropathic pain|
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore BIO/09 - Fisiologia|
Settore MED/19 - Chirurgia Plastica
Settore BIO/17 - Istologia
Settore MED/04 - Patologia Generale
Settore MED/13 - Endocrinologia
|Data di pubblicazione:||15-lug-2014|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2014/368678|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su periodico|