Spinal dopaminergic D1 and D5 receptors contribute to reserpine-induced fibromyalgia-like pain in rats.
Invitamos a leer el artículo: “Spinal dopaminergic D1 and D5 receptors contribute to reserpine-induced fibromyalgia-like pain in rats”, en la que colaboró el Doctor Vinicio Granados Soto, Investigador de Cinvestav Sede Sur
Autores: Yarim Elideth De la Luz Cuellar, Erick Josué Rodríguez Palma, Úrzula Franco Enzástiga, Myrna Déciga Campos, Francisco Mercado, Vinicio Granados Soto
Felicitamos al estudiantado y profesorado que contribuyeron en esta investigación por su arduo trabajo.
Abstract: Fibromyalgia is a complex pain syndrome without a precise etiology. Reduced monoamines levels in serum and cerebrospinal fluid in fibromyalgia patients has been reported and could lead to a dysfunction of descending pain modulatory system producing the painful syndrome. This study evaluated the role of D1-like dopamine receptors in the reserpine-induced fibromyalgia-like pain model in female Wistar rats. Reserpine-treated animals were intrathecally injected with different dopamine receptors agonists and antagonists, and small interfering RNAs (siRNAs) against D1 and D5 receptor subtypes. Withdrawal and muscle pressure thresholds were assessed with von Frey filaments and the Randall-Selitto test, respectively. Expression of D1-like receptors in lumbar spinal cord and dorsal root ganglion was determined using real time polymerase chain reaction (qPCR). Reserpine induced tactile allodynia and muscle hyperalgesia. Intrathecal dopamine and D1-like receptor agonist SKF-38393 induced nociceptive hypersensitivity in naïve rats, whilst this effect was prevented by the D1-like receptor antagonist SCH-23390. Moreover, SCH-23390 induced a sex-dependent antiallodynic effect in reserpine-treated rats. Furthermore, transient silencing of D1 and D5 receptors significantly reduced reserpine-induced hypersensitivity in female rats. Reserpine slightly increased mRNA D5 receptor expression in dorsal spinal cord, but not in DRG. This work provides new insights about the involvement of the spinal dopaminergic D1/D5 receptors in reserpine-induced hypersensitivity in rats.
Keywords: Dopamine receptors, Fibromyalgia, PainReserpine