J Pharmacol Sci 2021 May 7;146(1):33-39. Epub 2021 Jan 7.
Laboratory of Pharmacology, School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Kitasato University, 5-9-1 Shirokane, Minato-ku, Tokyo 108-8641, Japan; Medicinal Research Laboratories, School of Pharmacy, Kitasato University, 5-9-1 Shirokane, Minato-ku, Tokyo 108-8641, Japan. Electronic address:
Gabapentinoids such as gabapentin and pregabalin, which bind specifically to the αδ subunit of voltage-gated Ca channels, are used for first-line treatment of neuropathic pain. Here, we examined the analgesic effect of mirogabalin besilate (referred to simply as mirogabalin), a novel gabapentinoid, focusing on its action on the spinal cord and the descending noradrenergic pain inhibitory system. When administered systemically (10 and 30 mg/kg, intraperitoneally (i. Read More