Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pain.2004.08.009
Title: Intracerebroventricular injection of phospholipases A 2 inhibitors modulates allodynia after facial carrageenan injection in mice
Authors: Yeo, J.-F. 
Ong, W.-Y.
Ling, S.-F.
Farooqui, A.A.
Keywords: Allodynia
Carrageenan
Central vs peripheral effect
Inflammatory pain
Intracerebroventricular
Phospholipase A 2
Issue Date: 2004
Source: Yeo, J.-F.,Ong, W.-Y.,Ling, S.-F.,Farooqui, A.A. (2004). Intracerebroventricular injection of phospholipases A 2 inhibitors modulates allodynia after facial carrageenan injection in mice. Pain 112 (1-2) : 148-155. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pain.2004.08.009
Abstract: The present study was carried out, using inhibitors to secretory phospholipase A 2 (sPLA 2, 12-epi-scalaradial), cytosolic phospholipase A 2 (cPLA 2, AACOCF 3), or calcium-independent phospholipase A 2 (iPLA 2, bromoenol lactone), to compare possible contributions of central nervous PLA 2 isoforms to the development of allodynia after facial carrageenan injection in mice. C57BL/6J (B6) mice showed increased responses to facial stimulation using a von Frey hair (1 g force), at 8 h, 1 day, and 3 days after facial carrageenan injection. On the other hand, BALB/c mice did not show increased responses at any of the time points. In both B6 and BALB/c mice, intracerebroventricular injection of inhibitors to each of the three PLA 2 isoforms significantly reduced responses to von Frey hair stimulation at 8 h and 1 day after facial carrageenan injection, but at 3 days after injection, only the sPLA 2 inhibitor had an effect. Since BALB/c mice did not show increased responses after facial carrageenan injection, the reduction in responses actually indicates that there is loss of normal sensitivity to von Frey hair stimulation after intracerebroventricular injection of each of these inhibitors, in this strain of mice. The effects of PLA 2 inhibitors are unlikely to be due simply to inhibition of arachidonic acid generation, since intracerebroventricular injection of arachidonic acid also had an anti-nociceptive effect. The above results support an important role of central nervous PLA 2s in neurotransmission and pain transmission. © 2004 International Association for the Study of Pain. Published by Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
Source Title: Pain
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/46598
ISSN: 03043959
DOI: 10.1016/j.pain.2004.08.009
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