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An amygdala-to-cingulate cortex circuit for conflicting choices in chronic pain.

Chronic pain is a complex experience with multifaceted behavioral manifestations, often leading to pain avoidance at the expense of reward approach. How pain facilitates avoidance in situations with mixed outcomes is […]

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Gut microbiota dysbiosis alters chronic pain behaviors in a humanized transgenic mouse model of sickle cell disease.

Pain is the most common symptom experienced by patients with sickle cell disease (SCD) throughout their lives and is the main cause of hospitalization. Despite the progress that has been […]

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Evaluation of trans- and cis-4-[18F]fluorogabapentin for brain PET imaging.

Gabapentin, a selective ligand for the α2δ subunit of voltage-dependent calcium channels, is an anticonvulsant medication used in the treatment of neuropathic pain, focal epilepsy and other neurological conditions. We […]

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Loss of ATP-sensitive channel expression and function decreases opioid sensitivity in a mouse model of type 2 diabetes.

During diabetes, β-cell dysfunction due to loss of potassium channels sensitive to ATP, known as K channels occurs progressively over time contributing to hyperglycemia. K channels are additionally present in […]

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Preclinical study in a postoperative pain model to investigate the action of ketamine, lidocaine, and ascorbic acid in reversing fentanyl-induced, non-glutamate-dependent hyperalgesia.

Opioid-induced hyperalgesia (OIH) is a paradoxical phenomenon in which exposure to opioids can increase sensitivity to painful stimuli. Currently, several drugs have been used in an attempt to prevent OIH. […]

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Animal models of interstitial cystitis/bladder pain syndrome.

Interstitial Cystitis/Bladder Pain Syndrome (IC/BPS) is a chronic disorder characterized by pelvic and/or bladder pain, along with lower urinary tract symptoms that have a significant impact on an individual’s quality […]

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Opposing effects on descending control of nociception by mu and kappa opioid receptors in the anterior cingulate cortex.

The efficiency of descending pain modulation, commonly assessed with the conditioned pain modulation (CPM) procedure, is diminished in patients with chronic pain. We hypothesized that the efficiency of pain modulation […]

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CoREST1 in primary sensory neurons regulates neuropathic pain in male mice.

Epigenetic regulation is implicated in the neurogenesis of neuropathic pain. The repressor element 1 (RE1) silencing transcription factor (REST) corepressor (CoREST) proteins function as corepressors in the REST complex and/or […]

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Contactless photoplethysmography for assessment of small fiber neuropathy.

Chronic pain is a prevalent condition affecting approximately one-fifth of the global population, with significant impacts on quality of life and work productivity. Small fiber neuropathies are a common cause […]

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A cholinergic circuit that relieves pain despite opioid tolerance.

Chronic pain is a tremendous burden for afflicted individuals and society. Although opioids effectively relieve pain, significant adverse outcomes limit their utility and efficacy. To investigate alternate pain control mechanisms, […]

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