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Dissecting the contribution of knee joint NGF to spinal nociceptive sensitization in a model of OA pain in the rat

Sagar, Devi Rani; Nwosu, Lilian Ngozi; Walsh, David A.; Chapman, Victoria

Authors

Devi Rani Sagar

Lilian Ngozi Nwosu mbxlnn@nottingham.ac.uk

David A. Walsh



Abstract

Objective: Although analgesic approaches targeting nerve growth factor (NGF) for the treatment of osteoarthritis (OA) pain remain of clinical interest, neurophysiological mechanisms by which NGF contribute to OA pain remain unclear. We investigated the impact of local elevation of knee joint NGF on knee joint, vs remote (hindpaw), evoked responses of spinal neurones in a rodent model of OA pain.
Design: In vivo spinal electrophysiology was carried out in anaesthetised rats with established pain behaviour and joint pathology following intra-articular injection of monosodium iodoacetate (MIA), vs injection of saline. Neuronal responses to knee joint extension and flexion, mechanical punctate stimulation of the peripheral receptive fields over the knee and at a remote site (ipsilateral hind paw) were studied before, and following, intra-articular injection of NGF (10 mg/50 ml) or saline.
Results: MIA-injected rats exhibited significant local (knee joint) and remote (lowered hindpaw withdrawal thresholds) changes in pain behaviour, and joint pathology. Intra-articular injection of NGF significantly (P

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date Jun 30, 2015
Journal Osteoarthritis and Cartilage
Print ISSN 1063-4584
Electronic ISSN 1522-9653
Publisher Elsevier
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 23
Issue 6
APA6 Citation Sagar, D. R., Nwosu, L. N., Walsh, D. A., & Chapman, V. (2015). Dissecting the contribution of knee joint NGF to spinal nociceptive sensitization in a model of OA pain in the rat. Osteoarthritis and Cartilage, 23(6), https://doi.org/10.1016/j.joca.2015.01.010
DOI https://doi.org/10.1016/j.joca.2015.01.010
Publisher URL https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1063458415000230
Copyright Statement Copyright information regarding this work can be found at the following address: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0

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