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2024 Mar 21

Mol Pain


Neurotropin® ameliorates chronic pain associated with scar formation in a mouse model: A gene expression analysis of the inflammatory response.


Zhou X, Iida H, Li Y, Ota A, Zhuo L, Nobuhara R, Terajima Y, Naiki M, Reddi AH, Kimata K, Ushida T


Scar formation after trauma and surgery involves an inflammatory response and can lead to the development of chronic pain. Neurotropin® (NTP) is a nonprotein extract from inflamed skin of rabbits inoculated with vaccinia virus and has been widely used for the treatment of chronic pain. However, the in vivo effects of NTP on painful scar formation have not been determined. To investigate the molecular mechanisms underlying the effects of NTP on the inflammatory response, we evaluated gene expression in the scar tissues and dorsal root ganglions (DRGs) of mice administered NTP and control mice.