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Adult brain activation in response to pain is changed by neonatal painful stimulation according to sex: A manganese-enhanced MRI study

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Malheiros, Jackeline M. [1] ; Andreeta, Mariane B. [2] ; Polli, Roberson S. [3] ; Paiva, Fernando F. [4] ; Tannus, Alberto [4] ; Guinsburg, Ruth [5] ; Covolan, Luciene [1]
Total Authors: 7
[1] Univ Fed Sao Paulo, Dept Fisiol, Sao Paulo - Brazil
[2] Univ Sao Paulo, Inst Fis Sao Carlos, Sao Carlos - Brazil
[3] Univ Fed Sao Paulo, Inst Ciencia & Tecnol, Sao Jose Dos Campos - Brazil
[4] Univ Sao Paulo, Inst Fis Sao Carlos, Ctr Imagens & Espectroscopia Vivo Ressonancia Mag, Sao Carlos - Brazil
[5] Univ Fed Sao Paulo, Dept Pediat, Disciplina Pediat Neonatal, Sao Paulo - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 5
Document type: Journal article
Source: European Journal of Neuroscience; v. 53, n. 2 SEP 2020.
Web of Science Citations: 0

Although it is known that nociceptive stimulation in the first postnatal week in rats is useful to model preterm pain, resulting in activation of specific brain areas, as assessed in vivo using manganese-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging (MEMRI), little is known about its long-term effects and sex specificity. Here we aimed to investigate whether inflammatory pain induced in male and female adult rats modify the pattern of brain activation between animals subjected or not to neonatal pain. For this, Complete Freund's adjuvant (CFA) was injected into the left hind paw of rat pups on postnatal day 1 (P1) or P8 to induce inflammatory response. During adulthood, CFA-treated and control animals were injected with CFA 1 hr prior MRI. MEMRI has the ability to enhance the contrast of selective brain structures in response to a specific stimulus, as the pain. MEMRI responses were consistent with activation of nociceptive pathways and these responses were reduced in animals treated with CFA on P1, but increased in animals treated on P8, mainly in the female group. In agreement, P8 female group showed exacerbated responses in the thermal nociceptive test. Using MEMRI, we conclude that the natural ability of adult rats to recognize and react to pain exposition is modified by neonatal painful exposition, mainly among females. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 15/09888-0 - Effects of inflammatory nociceptive stimulation in newborn rats: behavioral and neurobiological changes and behavioral consequences in adulthood
Grantee:Luciene Covolan
Support Opportunities: Regular Research Grants
FAPESP's process: 05/56663-1 - Magnetic resonance imaging and in vivo spectroscopy center for animal model studies
Grantee:Alberto Tannús
Support Opportunities: Inter-institutional Cooperation in Support of Brain Research (CINAPCE) - Thematic Grants