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Medial plantar nerve ligation as a novel model of neuropathic pain in mice: pharmacological and molecular characterization

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Autor(es):
Sant'Anna, Morena B. [1] ; Kusuda, Ricardo [1] ; Bozzo, Tiago A. [1] ; Bassi, Gabriel S. [1, 2] ; Alves-Filho, Jose C. [1] ; Cunha, Fernando Q. [1] ; Ferreira, Sergio H. [1] ; Souza, Guilherme R. [1] ; Cunha, Thiago M. [1]
Número total de Autores: 9
Afiliação do(s) autor(es):
[1] Univ Sao Paulo, Ribeirao Preto Med Sch, Dept Pharmacol, BR-05508 Sao Paulo - Brazil
[2] Univ Sao Paulo, Ribeirao Preto Med Sch, Graduat Program Basic & Apply Immunol, Sao Paulo - Brazil
Número total de Afiliações: 2
Tipo de documento: Artigo Científico
Fonte: SCIENTIFIC REPORTS; v. 6, MAY 27 2016.
Citações Web of Science: 6
Resumo

Peripheral neuropathic pain is a consequence of an injury/disease of the peripheral nerves. The mechanisms involved in its pathophysiology are not entirely understood. To better understand the mechanisms involved in the development of peripheral nerve injury-induced neuropathic pain, more experimental models are required. Here, we developed a novel peripheral neuropathic pain model in mice by using a minimally invasive surgery and medial plantar nerve ligation (MPNL). After MPNL, mechanical allodynia was established, and mice quickly recovered from the surgery without any significant motor impairment. MPNL causes an increased expression of ATF-3 in the sensory neurons. At 14 days after surgery, gabapentin was capable of reversing the mechanical allodynia, whereas anti-inflammatory drugs and opioids were ineffective. MPNL-induced neuropathic pain was mediated by glial cells activation and the production of TNF-alpha and IL-6 in the spinal cord. These results indicate MPNL as a reasonable animal model for the study of peripheral neuropathic pain, presenting analgesic pharmacological predictivity to clinically used drugs. The results also showed molecular phenotypic changes similar to other peripheral neuropathic pain models, with the advantage of a lack of motor impairment. These features indicate that MPNL might be more appropriate for the study of neuropathic pain than classical models. (AU)

Processo FAPESP: 13/08216-2 - CPDI - Centro de Pesquisa em Doenças Inflamatórias
Beneficiário:Fernando de Queiroz Cunha
Linha de fomento: Auxílio à Pesquisa - Centros de Pesquisa, Inovação e Difusão - CEPIDs
Processo FAPESP: 11/19670-0 - Mecanismos envolvidos na fisiopatologia da artrite reumatóide, dor e sepse
Beneficiário:Fernando de Queiroz Cunha
Linha de fomento: Auxílio à Pesquisa - Temático