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Papers: 22 Feb 2020 - 28 Feb 2020

Animal Studies, Pharmacology/Drug Development


2020 Feb 20


Enhanced post-traumatic headache-like behaviors and diminished contribution of peripheral CGRP in female rats following a mild closed head injury.


Females are thought to have increased risk of developing post-traumatic headache following a traumatic head injury or concussion. However, the processes underlying this susceptibility remain unclear. We previously demonstrated the development of post-traumatic headache-like pain behaviors in a male rat model of mild closed head injury, along with the ability of sumatriptan and an anti-calcitonin-gene-related peptide monoclonal antibody to ameliorate these behaviors. Here, we conducted a follow-up study to explore the development of post-traumatic headache-like behaviors and the effectiveness of these headache therapies in females subjected to the same head trauma protocol.