PubMed 25323897

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Automatically associated channels: TRP , TRPV , TRPV1

Title: Increase of TRPV1-immunoreactivity in dorsal root ganglia neurons innervating the femur in a rat model of osteoporosis.

Authors: Kensuke Yoshino, Miyako Suzuki, Yuya Kawarai, Yoshihiro Sakuma, Gen Inoue, Sumihisa Orita, Kazuyo Yamauchi, Yasuchika Aoki, Tetsuhiro Ishikawa, Masayuki Miyagi, Hiroto Kamoda, Gou Kubota, Yasuhiro Oikawa, Kazuhide Inage, Takeshi Sainoh, Jun Sato, Junichi Nakamura, Tomoaki Toyone, Kazuhisa Takahashi, Seiji Ohtori

Journal, date & volume: Yonsei Med. J., 2014 Nov , 55, 1600-5

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Transient receptor potential vanilloid 1 (TRPV1) is a ligand-gated nonselective cation channel, which can be activated by capsaicin and other noxious stimuli. Recently, an association between bone pain and TRPV1 has been reported. However, the influence of osteoporosis on TRPV1 in the sensory system innervating the femur has not been reported.TRPV1-immunoreactive (ir) in dorsal root ganglia (DRG) neurons labeled with neurotracer [Fluoro-Gold (FG)] innervating the femurs of Sprague Dawley rats were examined in control, sham, and ovariectomized (OVX) rats. We evaluated osteoporosis in the femurs and compared the proportion of TRPV1-ir DRG neurons innervating femur between the 3 groups of rats.OVX rats showed osteoporotic cancellous bone in the femur. FG labeled neurons were distributed from L1 to L6 DRG, but there was no significant difference in the proportion of labeled neurons between the 3 groups (p>0.05). The proportions of FG labeled TRPV1-ir DRG neurons were 1.7%, 1.7%, and 2.8% of DRG neurons innervating the femur, in control, sham-operated, and OVX rats, respectively. The proportion of TRPV1-ir neurons in DRG innervating the femur in OVX rats was significantly higher than that in control and sham-operated rats (p<0.05).Under physiological conditions, DRG neurons innervating femurs in rats contain TRPV1. Osteoporosis increases the numbers of TRPV1-ir neurons in DRG innervating osteoporotic femurs in rats. These findings suggest that TRPV1 may have a role in sensory perception of osteoporotic femurs.