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Characterization of traumatic spinal cord injury model in relation to neuropathic pain in the rat

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Batista, Chary Marquez [1] ; Mariano, Eric Domingos [1] ; Onuchic, Fernando [1] ; Dale, Camila Squarzoni [2] ; dos Santos, Gustavo Bispo [3] ; Cristante, Alexandre Fogaca [3] ; Otoch, Jose Pinhata [4] ; Teixeir, Manoel Jacobsen [1] ; Morgalla, Matthias [5] ; Lepski, Guilherme [6, 5, 7]
Total Authors: 10
[1] Univ Sao Paulo, Sch Med, Dept Neurol, Sao Paulo - Brazil
[2] Univ Sao Paulo, Inst Biomed Sci, Sao Paulo - Brazil
[3] Univ Sao Paulo, Sch Med, Dept Orthoped & Traumatol, Sao Paulo - Brazil
[4] Univ Sao Paulo, Sch Med, Dept Surg, Sao Paulo - Brazil
[5] Eberhard Karls Univ Tubingen, Dept Neurosurg, Tubingen - Germany
[6] Univ Sao Paulo, Sch Med, Dept Psychiat, Sao Paulo - Brazil
[7] Univ Sao Paulo, Dept Psychiat, Room 4220, 4th Floor, Av Dr Arnaldo, 455, BR-01246903 Sao Paulo - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 7
Document type: Journal article
Source: SOMATOSENSORY AND MOTOR RESEARCH; v. 36, n. 1, p. 14-23, JAN 2 2019.
Web of Science Citations: 2

Purpose/aim: Neuropathic pain following spinal cord injury (SCI) has a tremendous impact on patient's quality of life, and frequently is the most limiting aspect of the disease. In view of the severity of this condition and the absence of effective treatments, the establishment of a reliable animal model that reproduces neuropathic pain after injury is crucial for a better understanding of the pathophysiology and for the development of new therapeutic strategies. Thus, the objective of the present study was to standardize the traumatic SCI model in relation to neuropathic pain.Materials and methods: Wistar rats were submitted to SCI of mild intensity (pendulum height 12.5mm) or moderate intensity (pendulum height 25mm) using the New York University Impactor equipment. Behavioural assessment was performed during 8weeks. Thereafter, spinal cords were processed for immunohistochemistry.Results: The animals of the moderate injury group in comparison with mild injury had a greater motor function deficit, worse mechanical allodynia, and latter bladder recovery; moreover, histological analysis revealed more extensive lesions with lower neuronal population.Conclusions: Our study suggests that moderate SCI causes a progressive and long-lasting painful condition (at least 8weeks), in addition to motor impairment, and thus represents a reliable animal model for the study of chronic neuropathic pain after SCI. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 15/02154-0 - Assessment of neuropathic pain and sensorimotor function after stem cell transplantation in animal model of spinal cord injury
Grantee:Chary Ely Martin Marquez Batista
Support Opportunities: Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate
FAPESP's process: 13/12056-0 - Myelopathic pain treatment by transplantation of neural progenitors in animal model of spinal cord injury
Grantee:Guilherme Alves Lepski
Support Opportunities: Regular Research Grants