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標題: Acute anal stretch inhibits NMDA-dependent pelvic-urethra reflex potentiation via spinal GABAergic inhibition in anesthetized rats
作者: Chen, S.L.
Huang, Y.H.
Kao, Y.L.
Chen, G.D.
Cheng, C.L.
Peng, H.Y.
Liao, J.M.
Huang, P.C.
Tsai, S.J.
Lin, T.B.
關鍵字: spinal cord;voiding dysfunction;glutamate;bicuculline;hydroxysaclofen;lower urinary-tract;gaba-b receptors;intrathecal baclofen;descending;facilitation;presynaptic inhibition;clinical-significance;micturition;reflex;sphincter stretch;pontine tegmentum;pudendal nerve
Project: American Journal of Physiology-Renal Physiology
期刊/報告no:: American Journal of Physiology-Renal Physiology, Volume 295, Issue 4, Page(s) F923-F931.
The impact of acute anal stretch on the pelvic-urethra reflex potentiation was examined in urethane-anesthetized rats by recording the external urethra sphincter electromyogram activity evoked by the pelvic afferent stimulation. Test stimulation (1 stimulation/30 s) evoked a baseline reflex activity with a single action potential that was abolished by gallamine (5 mg/kg iv). On the other hand, the repetitive stimulation (1 stimulation/1 s) induced spinal reflex potentiation (SRP) that was attenuated by intrathecal 6-cyano-7-nitroquinoxaline- 2,4-dione (a glutamatergic alpha-amino-3-hydroxy-5-methyl- 4-isoxazoleproprionat receptor antagonist, 100 mu M, 10 mu l) and D-2-amino-5-phosphonovalerate [a glutamatergic N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA) antagonist, 100 mu M, 10 mu l]. Acute anal stretch using a mosquito clamp with a distance of 4 mm exhibited no effect, whereas distances of 8 mm attenuated and 12 mm abolished the repetitive stimulation-induced SRP. Intrathecal NMDA (100 mu M, 10 mu l) reversed the abolition on SRP caused by anal stretch. On the other hand, pretreated bicuculline [gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) A receptor antagonist, 100 mu M, 10 mu l] but not hydroxysaclofen (GABA(B) receptor antagonist) counteracted the abolition on the repetitive stimulation-induced SRP caused by the anal stretch. All of the results suggested that anal stretch may be used as an adjunct to assist voiding dysfunction in patients with overactive urethra sphincter and that GABAergic neurotransmission is important in the neural mechanisms underlying external urethra sphincter activity inhibited by anal stretch.
ISSN: 1931-857X
DOI: 10.1152/ajprenal.90254.2008
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