A number of studies have reported that exposure to stress provoked behavioural changes, including analgesia, in rodents. Differences have been observed in these responses to different types of stress and a link between hormones and neurotransmitters proposed. We studied the effect of acute noise stress on nociception and the possible changes in the serotonergic and opioidergic systems in young mice of both sexes. Naloxone pretreatment was also investigated. Noise stress was produced by a sound source, nociception was measured by the hot-plate test and binding characteristics were evaluated by a radioligand binding technique using membrane preparation from the total frontal cortex. Acute noise stress provoked an antinociceptive effect, associated with an increase in plasma corticosterone levels, a decrease in the number of 5-HT2 receptors in stressed male and female mice and a decrease in the number of mu receptors in both sexes. The behavioural and biochemical effects were antagonized by 1 mg/kg of naloxone. Acute noise stress behaves like other types of stress on nociception. The opioidergic system seems to be involved in this behaviour but also the serotonergic system may play a role. Sex differences were detected in the number of 5-HT2 and mu receptors between male and female mice not subjected to stress, while the percentage decrease in 5-HT2 and mu receptors did not differ significantly between the two sexes.
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|Data di pubblicazione:||2005|
|Titolo:||Acute noise stress analgesia in relation to 5-HT2 and mu-opioid receptor changes in the frontal cortex of young mice|
|Autori:||G. Vitale; R. Arletti; M. Sandrini|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||Articolo su rivista|
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