Lysophosphatidic acid-induced, pertussis toxin-sensitive nociception through a substance P release from peripheral nerve endings in mice

Katarina Renbäck, Makoto Inoue, Hiroshi Ueda

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Abstract

The intraplantar injection of lysophosphatidic acid (LPA) at doses of 0.1-100 pmol into the hind limb of mice showed dose-dependent nociceptive flexor responses. Repeated challenges of LPA at 100 pmol every 5 min showed constant responses at least for 30 min. The prior application of pertussis toxin (PTX) at a dose of 10 ng markedly reduced the following LPA (100 pmol) actions. In addition, the intraplantar application of CP-99994 (1 pmol), a substance P (NK1) receptor antagonist, but not CP-100263 (1 pmol), an inactive derivative, also markedly reduced the LPA responses. These findings suggest that LPA has a nociception-producing activity on sensory neurons through G(i/o) activation and substance P release from nociceptor endings.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)59-61
Number of pages3
JournalNeuroscience Letters
Volume270
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 23 1999
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Lysophosphatidic acid
  • Pertussis toxin
  • Polymodal nociceptor
  • Substance P

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuroscience(all)

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