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Papers: 2 Feb 2019 - 8 Feb 2019

Animal Studies


J Pain Res


Contribution of GABAergic modulation in DRGs to electroacupuncture analgesia in incisional neck pain rats.


Qiao L, Yang Y S, Liu J, Zhu J, Tan L H, Shi Y N, Zhu B, Rong P
J Pain Res. 2019; 12:405-416.
PMID: 30705606.


Acupuncture therapy is effective for relieving postoperative pain. Our previous study showed that electroacupuncture (EA) at Futu (LI18) and Hegu (LI4)-Neiguan (PC6) could alleviate incisional neck pain, which was related with its effect in upregulating γ-aminobutyric acid (GABA) expression in cervical (C3-6) dorsal root ganglions (DRGs); but whether its receptor subsets GABAα2R and GABAR1 in C3-6 DRGs are involved in EA analgesia or not, it remains unknown.