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THE EFFECTS OF SANDOSTATIN AND SOMATOSTATIN ON NOCICEPTIVE TRANSMISSION IN THE DORSAL HORN OF THE RAT SPINAL-CORD

CHAPMAN, V; DICKENSON, AH; (1992) THE EFFECTS OF SANDOSTATIN AND SOMATOSTATIN ON NOCICEPTIVE TRANSMISSION IN THE DORSAL HORN OF THE RAT SPINAL-CORD. NEUROPEPTIDES , 23 (3) 147 - 152.

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Abstract

The role of somatostatin and a stable analogue, sandostatin (Octreotide), on the responses of spinal cord neurones in vivo was investigated in the rat. Electrical C-fibre stimulation was used as a model of acute nociception and the response to subcutaneous formalin was used as a model of longer term events. Intrathecal pre-treatment with sandostatin and somatostatin did not alter the C-fibre response, wind up or Abeta responses of the cells. However, intrathecal pre-treatment with sandostatin and somatostatin inhibited both the first and second phases of the formalin response dose dependently. Thus, sandostatin (20 mug) and somatostatin (150 mug) inhibited the first phase (66 +/- 12% inhibition and 52 +/- 13% respectively) and second phase (91 +/- 2% inhibition and 39 +/- 16% inhibition respectively). The second phase of the formalin response was more sensitive to somatostatin and sandostatin than the first. Sandostatin was approximately 400 times more potent than somatostatin on the second phase of the response.Subcutaneous sandostatin (100 mg/kg) significantly inhibited both the first and second phase of the formalin response whereas the local peripheral administration of sandostatin (20 mug) only inhibited the second phase of the formalin response.

Type: Article
Title: THE EFFECTS OF SANDOSTATIN AND SOMATOSTATIN ON NOCICEPTIVE TRANSMISSION IN THE DORSAL HORN OF THE RAT SPINAL-CORD
Keywords: INTRATHECAL SOMATOSTATIN, SUBSTANCE-P, EPIDURAL SOMATOSTATIN, NEURONS, PAIN, ANTINOCICEPTION
UCL classification: UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Life Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Life Sciences > Div of Biosciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Life Sciences > Div of Biosciences > Neuro, Physiology and Pharmacology
URI: http://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/132304
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