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Papers: 23 May 2020 - 29 May 2020

Animal Studies

2020 May 23

Eur J Pain

Alterations in SUMOylation of the hyperpolarization-activated cyclic nucleotide gated ion channel 2 during persistent inflammation.



Unilateral injection of Complete Freund's Adjuvant (CFA) into the intra-plantar surface of the rodent hindpaw elicits chronic inflammation and hyperalgesia in the ipsilateral hindlimb. Mechanisms contributing to this hyperalgesia may act over multiple time courses and can include changes in ion channel expression and post-translational SUMOylation. Hyperpolarization-activated, cyclic nucleotide-gated (HCN) channels mediate the hyperpolarization-activated current, I . An HCN2-mediated increase in C-nociceptor I contributes to mechanical hyperalgesia in the CFA model of inflammatory pain. Changes in HCN2 post-translational SUMOylation and protein expression have not been systematically documented for a given DRG throughout the time course of inflammation.