Involvement of the bed nucleus of the stria terminalis in the negative affective component of visceral and somatic pain in rats

Satoshi Deyama, Takayuki Nakagawa, Shuji Kaneko, Takashi Uehara, Masabumi Minami

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Abstract

Using a conditioned place paradigm, we examined the involvement of the bed nucleus of the stria terminalis (BST) in the negative affective component of visceral and somatic pain induced by intraperitoneal acetic acid and intraplantar formalin injections, respectively, in rats. Bilateral BST lesions suppressed both the acetic acid- and formalin-induced conditioned place aversion, suggesting the crucial role of the BST in the negative affective component of visceral and somatic pain.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)367-371
Number of pages5
JournalBehavioural Brain Research
Volume176
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 25 2007
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • Aversion
  • Bed nucleus of the stria terminalis (BST)
  • Emotion
  • Extended amygdala
  • Nociceptive behavior
  • Pain

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Behavioral Neuroscience

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