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ID 25915
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Tang, He-Bin
Li, Yu-Sang
Miyano, Kanako
subject
Dorsal root ganglion neuron
Neurokinin-1 receptor
Phosphorylation of transient receptor potential vanilloid receptor subtype 1
Substance P release
NDC
Medical sciences
abstract
The present study was conducted to determine whether the activation of neurokinin-1 receptor (NK-1R) by its agonist (GR73632) enhances the capsaicin-evoked substance P (SP) release using a radioimmunoassay. A pre-exposure to GR73632 enhanced the capsaicin-evoked SP release in a time- and dose-dependent manner. The augmentation of capsaicin-evoked SP release by GR73632 was completely inhibited by pharmacological blockade of NK-1R or transient receptor potential vanilloid receptor subtype 1 (TRPV1), and was partially attenuated by the inhibition of either protein kinase C (PKC), cyclooxygenase (COX) or phospholipase C (PLC), p38 or p42/44 mitogen-activated protein (MAP) kinase, but not protein kinase A. This augmentation of SP release was further increased by inhibition of c-Jun NH2-terminal kinase. A short-term (10 min) exposure to GR73632 resulted in an increase in the TRPV1 phosphorylation. The increase in the TRPV1 phosphorylated forms induced by a 60-min exposure to GR73632 was completely abolished by the inhibition of either PKC, COX or PLC, p38 or p42/44 MAP kinases. Immunocytochemistry study demonstrated that the NK-1R and TRPV1 were mainly co-expressed in the small-sized neurons. These findings suggest that the activation of NK-1R by its agonist, by sensitizing the TRPV1 through the PKC phosphorylation of TRPV1, may play a role in the enhancement of the capsaicin-evoked SP release from cultured rat DRG neurons.
journal title
Neuropharmacology
volume
Volume 55
issue
Issue 8
start page
1405
end page
1411
date of issued
2008-12
publisher
Pergamon-Elsevier Science Ltd.
issn
0028-3908
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language
eng
nii type
Journal Article
HU type
Journal Articles
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application/pdf
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rights
Copyright (c) 2009 Elsevier B.V.
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department
Graduate School of Biomedical Science