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PubMed 1655162


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Title: N-methyl-D-aspartic acid (NMDA) receptor antagonist MK-801 blocks non-opioid stress-induced analgesia. I. Comparison of opiate receptor-deficient and opiate receptor-rich strains of mice.

Authors: P Marek, G G Page, S Ben-Eliyahu, J C Liebeskind

Journal, date & volume: Brain Res., 1991 Jun 14 , 551, 293-6

PubMed link: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/1655162


Abstract
The effects of the specific N-methyl-D-aspartic acid (NMDA) receptor antagonist MK-801 (0.075 mg/kg), and the specific opiate receptor antagonist naloxone (10 mg/kg), on swim stress-induced analgesia (SSIA) were studied in opiate receptor-deficient (CXBK) and opiate receptor-rich (CXBH) mice. Animals were subjected to forced swimming, and analgesia was assessed using the hot-plate test. In CXBK mice SSIA was blocked by MK-801 but was completely insensitive to naloxone. In CXBH mice SSIA was partially attenuated both by naloxone and MK-801, and it was nearly abolished by a combination of these drugs. Morphine analgesia (10 mg/kg) was abolished by naloxone but completely unaffected by MK-801 in CXBH mice. These findings suggest that the NMDA receptor is critically involved in the non-opioid component of SSIA.