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Fig. 9 | Molecular Brain

Fig. 9

From: Upregulation of Beta4 subunit of BKCa channels in the anterior cingulate cortex contributes to mechanical allodynia associated anxiety-like behaviors

Fig. 9

Effects of activating BKCa channels in the ACC on neuropathic pain and anxiety-like behaviors. a, A schematic diagram of microinjection and the behavioral experiment. b, Bilateral microinjection of NS1619 (10 μM, 0.5 μL) into the ACC reversed the time in the open arms and the open arm entries in mCCD rats on day 7 after surgery. c, Rats infused with NS1619 spent more time in the central areas in open field test in mCCD rats compared with ACSF-treated animals. There was no significant difference in the total distance travelled within the open field for 15 min among mCCD and sham rats (sham + ACSF: n = 6, sham +NS1619: n = 6, mCCD + ACSF: n = 6, mCCD +NS1619: n = 6). d, The pain threshold of the injured hind paw (left) and contralateral feet (right), after bilateral microinjection of NS1619 into the ACC on day 7 after surgery. #p < 0.05, ##p < 0.01 compared with that of mCCD with ACSF group

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