PubMed 22785020

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Automatically associated channels: Cav3.2 , TRP , TRPA , TRPA1

Title: Colonic hydrogen sulfide-induced visceral pain and referred hyperalgesia involve activation of both Ca(v)3.2 and TRPA1 channels in mice.

Authors: Maho Tsubota-Matsunami, Yumi Noguchi, Yasumasa Okawa, Fumiko Sekiguchi, Atsufumi Kawabata

Journal, date & volume: J. Pharmacol. Sci., 2012 , 119, 293-6

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Luminal hydrogen sulfide (H(2)S), a gasotransmitter, causes colonic pain / referred hyperalgesia in mice, most probably via activation of T-type Ca(2+) channels. Here we analyzed the mechanisms for H(2)S-induced facilitation of colonic pain signals. Intracolonic administration of NaHS, an H(2)S donor, evoked visceral pain-like nociceptive behavior and referred hyperalgesia in mice, an effect abolished by NNC 55-0396, a selective T-type Ca(2+)-channel blocker, or by knockdown of Ca(v)3.2. AP18, a TRPA1 blocker, also prevented the NaHS-induced colonic pain and referred hyperalgesia. These findings demonstrate that H(2)S-induced colonic pain and referred hyperalgesia require activation of both Ca(v)3.2 and TRPA1 channels in mice.