Major roles of prostanoid receptors IP and EP3 in endotoxin-induced enhancement of pain perception

Citation
A. Ueno et al., Major roles of prostanoid receptors IP and EP3 in endotoxin-induced enhancement of pain perception, BIOCH PHARM, 62(2), 2001, pp. 157-160
Citations number
16
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Pharmacology & Toxicology
Journal title
BIOCHEMICAL PHARMACOLOGY
ISSN journal
0006-2952 → ACNP
Volume
62
Issue
2
Year of publication
2001
Pages
157 - 160
Database
ISI
SICI code
0006-2952(20010715)62:2<157:MROPRI>2.0.ZU;2-F
Abstract
To know the roles of prostaglandin I (IP) and prostaglandin E (EP) receptor s in pain perception, we compared the acetic acid-induced writhing response in mice deficient in prostaglandin receptors, i.e. IP, EP1, EP2, EP3, or E P4, with or without lipopolysaccharide (LPS) pretreatment. Without LPS pret reatment, IP-receptor deficient mice showed a significantly smaller number of responses, as previously reported, whereas mice deficient in any of the EP-receptor subtypes showed a number of writhings similar to those of wild- type mice. When mice were pretreated with LPS for 24 hr to induce cyclooxyg enase-2 expression, the wild-type as well as EP1-, EP2-, or EP4-receptor-de ficient mice showed a similar enhanced writhing response, whereas IP- and E P3-receptor-deficient mice had a significantly less enhanced number of writ hings. Three results indicate that IP and EP, are the major prostaglandin r eceptors mediating the enhanced acetic acid-induced writhing response in mi ce pre-exposed to LPS, i.e. in endotoxin-enhanced inflammatory nociception. (C) 2001 Elsevier Science Inc. All rights reserved.