Bradykinin microinjection in the paratrigeminal nucleus triggers neuronal discharge in the rat rostroventrolateral reticular nucleus

Bradykinin microinjection in the paratrigeminal nucleus triggers neuronal discharge in the rat rostroventrolateral reticular nucleus

Autor Caous, C. A. Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Balan, A. Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Lindsey, C. J. Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Instituição Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP)
Resumo A small collection of neurons in the dorsal lateral medulla, the paratrigeminal nucleus (Pa5), projects directly to the rostroventrolateral reticular nucleus (RVL). Bradykinin (BK) microinjections in the Pa5 produce marked pressor responses. Also, the Pa5 is believed to be a component of the neuronal substrates of the somatosensory response and the baroreflex arc. Considering the developing interest in the functional physiology of the Pa5, the present study was designed to characterize RVL neuronal activity in response to BK microinjections in the Pa5 as well as to phenylephrine-induced blood pressure increases in freely behaving rats. of the 46 discriminated RVL neurons, 82% responded with a 180% mean increase in firing rate after BK application to the paratrigeminal nucleus, before the onset of the blood pressure increase. Thirty (79%) of the RVL BK-excited neurons were baroreceptor-inhibited units that responded with a 30% decrease in firing rate in response to a phenylephrine-produced increase of blood pressure. Twenty-seven (71%) units of the latter population displayed cardiac-cycle-locked rhythmic activity. the findings demonstrate a BK-stimulated functional connection between the Pa5 and RVL that may represent the neural pathway in the BK-mediated pressor response. This pathway may be relevant to baroreflex mechanisms since it relates to cardiovascular pressure-sensitive neurons.
Palavra-chave bradykinin
arterial blood pressure
ensemble neuron recording
RVL
baroreflex
Idioma Inglês
Data de publicação 2004-07-01
Publicado em Canadian Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology. Ottawa: Natl Research Council Canada, v. 82, n. 7, p. 485-492, 2004.
ISSN 0008-4212 (Sherpa/Romeo, fator de impacto)
Publicador Natl Research Council Canada
Extensão 485-492
Fonte http://dx.doi.org/10.1139/Y04-088
Direito de acesso Acesso aberto Open Access
Tipo Artigo
Web of Science WOS:000224091600007
Endereço permanente http://repositorio.unifesp.br/handle/11600/27808

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