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2020 May 29

Asian Spine J

Evaluation of the Effect of (S)-3,4-Dicarboxyphenylglycine as a Metabotropic Glutamate Receptors Subtype 8 Agonist on Thermal Nociception Following Central Neuropathic Pain.


In this study, we decided to change the activity of periaqueductal gray (PAG)'s metabotropic glutamate receptors subtype 8 (mGluR8) by means of its specific agonist, (S)-3,4-dicarboxyphenylglycine (DCPG), and by knock downing it with mGluR8 siRNA. We then evaluated the changes in animal pain threshold levels in the face of painful thermal stimuli (thermal hyperalgesia).