Brain Res Bull 2021 Apr 22;172:120-128. Epub 2021 Apr 22.
Laboratory of Food and Physiological Sciences, Department of Life and Food Sciences, School of Life and Environmental Sciences, Azabu University, 1-17-71, Fuchinobe, Chuo-ku, Sagamihara, Kanagawa 252-5201, Japan. Electronic address:
A modulatory role has been reported for the isoflavone, genistein, on voltage-gated Na channels in the trigeminal ganglion in vitro. However, the acute effects of genistein in vivo, particularly on nociceptive transmission in the trigeminal system, remain to be determined. The aim of the present study was to examine whether acute local genistein administration to rats attenuates the excitability of wide-dynamic range (WDR) spinal trigeminal nucleus caudalis (SpVc) neurons in response to nociceptive and non-nociceptive mechanical stimulation in vivo. Read More