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Abstract Title:

Dimethyl Trisulfide Diminishes Traumatic Neuropathic Pain Acting on TRPA1 Receptors in Mice.

Abstract Source:

Int J Mol Sci. 2021 Mar 25 ;22(7). Epub 2021 Mar 25. PMID: 33806000

Abstract Author(s):

Ágnes Dombi, Csenge Sánta, István Z Bátai, Viktória Kormos, Angéla Kecskés, Valéria Tékus, Krisztina Pohóczky, Kata Bölcskei, Erika Pintér, Gábor Pozsgai

Article Affiliation:

Ágnes Dombi


Pharmacotherapy of neuropathic pain is still challenging. Our earlier work indicated an analgesic effect of dimethyl trisulfide (DMTS), which was mediated by somatostatin released from nociceptor nerve endings acting on SSTreceptors. Somatostatin release occurred due to TRPA1 ion channel activation. In the present study, we investigated the effect of DMTS in neuropathic pain evoked by partial ligation of the sciatic nerve in mice. Expression of the mRNA ofin murine dorsal-root-ganglion neurons was detected by RNAscope. Involvement of TRPA1 ion channels and SSTreceptors was tested with gene-deleted animals. Macrophage activity at the site of the nerve lesion was determined by lucigenin bioluminescence. Density and activation of microglia in the spinal cord dorsal horn was verified by immunohistochemistry and image analysis.mRNA is expressed in peptidergic and non-peptidergic neurons in the dorsal root ganglion. DMTS ameliorated neuropathic pain inandWT mice, but not in KO ones. DMTS had no effect on macrophage activity around the damaged nerve. Microglial density in the dorsal horn was reduced by DMTS independently from TRPA1. No effect on microglial activation was detected. DMTS might offer a novel therapeutic opportunity in the complementary treatment of neuropathic pain.

Study Type : Animal Study

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