Chronic administration of the selective P2X3, P2X2/3 receptor antagonist, A-317491, transiently attenuates cancer-induced bone pain in mice
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The purinergic P2X3 and P2X2/3 receptors are in the peripheral nervous system almost exclusively confined to afferent sensory neurons, where they are found both at peripheral and central synapses. The P2X3 receptor is implicated in both neuropathic and inflammatory pain. However, the role of the P2X3 receptor in chronic cancer-induced bone pain is less known. Here we investigated the effect of systemic acute and chronic administration of the selective P2X3, P2X2/3 receptor antagonist (5-[[[(3-Phenoxyphenyl)methyl][(1S)-1,2,3,4-tetrahydro-1-naphthalenyl]amino]carbonyl]-1,2,4-benzenetricarboxylic acid sodium salt hydrate) (A-317491) in a murine model of cancer-induced bone pain. Chronic administration of A-317491 (30µmol/kgs.c., b.i.d.) resulted in a transient attenuation of pain related behaviours in the early stage of the bone cancer model, but had no effect in the late and more progressed stage of bone cancer. Also, acute administration of A-317491 (100µmol/kgs.c.) had no effect in the progressed stage of the bone cancer pain model. Thus, systemically administered A-317491 did not demonstrate a robust effect in the present mouse model of cancer-induced bone pain.
|Journal||European Journal of Pharmacology|
|Number of pages||8|
|Publication status||Published - 2012|