PubMed 25892657

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Automatically associated channels: TRP , TRPA , TRPA1

Title: Artemin Immunotherapy Is Effective in Preventing and Reversing Cystitis-Induced Bladder Hyperalgesia via TRPA1 Regulation.

Authors: Jennifer J Deberry, Jami L Saloman, Brian K Dragoo, Kathryn M Albers, Brian M Davis

Journal, date & volume: J Pain, 2015 Jul , 16, 628-36

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Injury- or disease-induced artemin (ARTN) signaling can sensitize primary afferents and contribute to persistent pain. We demonstrate that administration of an ARTN neutralizing antibody, anti-artemin (α-ARTN), can block the development of, and reverse already established, bladder hyperalgesia associated with cyclophosphamide-induced cystitis in mice. We further demonstrate that α-ARTN therapy blocks upregulation of TRPA1, an ion channel contributing to persistent bladder pain during cyclophosphamide-induced cystitis, and decreases phospho-ERK1/2 immunoreactivity in regions of the spinal cord receiving bladder afferent input. Thus, α-ARTN is a promising novel therapeutic approach for treatment of bladder hyperalgesia that may be associated with interstitial cystitis/painful bladder syndrome, as well as cystitis associated with antitumor or immunosuppressive cyclophosphamide therapy.α-ARTN therapy effectively prevented and reversed ongoing bladder hyperalgesia in an animal model of cystitis, indicating its potential as an efficacious treatment strategy for ongoing bladder pain associated with interstitial cystitis/painful bladder syndrome.