T-type channels are important contributors to the initiation and the maintenance of chronic pain states. Blocking T-type channels is therefore a possible therapeutic strategy for relieving pain. Here, we report the Cav3.2 T-type channel blocking action of a previously reported small organic molecule, KYS-05090S. This compound was able to reduce transiently expressed Cav3.2 currents with low micromolar affinity and mediated a hyperpolarizing shift in half-inactivation potential. KYS-05090S was then tested in models of acute and neuropathic pain. KYS-05090S (10 μg/10 μl delivered intrathecally) significantly reduced acute pain induced by formalin in both the tonic and inflammatory phases. Its antinociceptive effect was not observed when delivered to Cav3.2 null-mice revealing a Cav3.2-dependent mechanism. KYS-05090S also reduced neuropathic pain in a model of partial sciatic nerve injury. Those results indicate that KYS-05090S mediates a potent analgesic effect in inflammatory and neuropathic pain through T-type channel modulation, suggesting that its scaffold could be explored as a new class of analgesic compounds.
|Titolo:||Effect of the T-type channel blocker KYS-05090S in mouse models of acute and neuropathic pain|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2016|
|Tipologia:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|