Sökning: "dorsal horn"
Visar resultat 1 - 5 av 46 avhandlingar innehållade orden dorsal horn.
Sammanfattning : Pain and itch are two distinct sensations, but the fundamental question of how our nervous system distinguishes the processing and encoding of their related information is still far to be clearly delineated. At the spinal cord level, evidences have pointed out specific groups of neurons expressing the gastrin releasing peptide (Grp) and its receptor (Grpr) as responsible for carrying specifically itch-related information. LÄS MER
2. Immunocytochemical studies of excitatory amino acid neurotransmitters and transporters in the spinal cord and nucleus submedius
Sammanfattning : The amino acid glutamate is today regarded as the main fast excitatory neurotransmitter in the central nervous system and a large body of evidence support that glutamate serves as a neurotransmitter in primary afferent terminals in the spinal cord. Previous evidence also suggests that the closely related amino acid aspartate may serve a similar role in some primary afferent terminals. LÄS MER
3. On cholecystokinin-opioid interaction in the spinal dorsal horn following peripheral nerve injury and inflammation
Sammanfattning : The peptide cholecystokinin (CCK) antagonizes opioid-induced analgesia. Conversely, antagonists of CCK receptors enhance the analgesic effect of opioids. Together, these results support a role for CCK as an anti-opioid peptide in pain mechanisms. LÄS MER
Sammanfattning : Nerve injury and tissue inflammation may lead to exaggerated responses to both noxious stimuli (hyperalgesia) and innocuous stimuli (allodynia). Altered release pattems of neurotransmitters in the dorsal hom of the spinal cord have been suggested to contribute to hyperalgesia and allodynia. LÄS MER
5. Modulation of pain by immune factors : A study on interferon-g and its receptor in nociceptive transmission
Sammanfattning : Immune cytokines have been implicated as important neuromodulators, contributing to neuronal plasticity both in the adult and developing nervous system. In addition, they have been assigned a potential role in the generation of pathological pain, which may occur as a severe symptom following disease states in the nervous system. LÄS MER