Substance P1-7 induces antihyperalgesia in diabetic mice through a mechanism involving the naloxone-sensitive sigma receptors
2010 (English)In: European Journal of Pharmacology, ISSN 0014-2999, E-ISSN 1879-0712, Vol. 626, no 2-3, 250-255 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
We have recently explored the role of the tachykinin substance P neuroactive fragment substance P1-7 in the mediation of anti-inflammatory effects using a blister model in the rat paw (Wiktelius et al., 2006). We observed that this heptapeptide induced a dose-dependent inhibitory effect on the substance P-induced response, which was reversible by the non-selective opioid receptor antagonist naloxone. In the present study, we examined the ability of substance P1-7 to induce antihyperalgesic effects in streptozotocin-induced diabetic mice. We found that the substance P fragment strongly and dose-dependently produced antihyperalgesia in diabetic mice. This effect was reversed by naloxone but not by the selective opioid receptor antagonist beta-funaltrexamine, naltrindole or nor-binaltorphimine. selective for the mu-, delta- or kappa-Opioid receptor, respectively. In addition, the anti hyperalgesic effect induced by substance P1-7 was partly reversed by a sigma(1) receptor agonist (+)-pentazocine. but not a a, receptor antagonist BD1047 ([2-(3,4-dichlorophenyl) ethyl]-N-methyl-2-(diamino)ethylamine), suggesting that involvement of the naloxone-sensitive sigma-receptor for the action of the SP related heptapeptides. These results suggest that hyperalgesia in diabetic mice may be, in part, due to the enhanced endogenous sigma(1) receptor systems in the spinal cord.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2010. Vol. 626, no 2-3, 250-255 p.
Antihyperalgesia, Substance P fragment substance P1-7, Opioid receptor, Naloxone, Sigma-receptor, Diabetic (mouse)
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-138034DOI: 10.1016/j.ejphar.2009.10.006ISI: 000274090800021PubMedID: 19836387OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-138034DiVA: diva2:378787