During development the C57BL/6 and DBA/2 mouse strains present morphological variations in cholinergic forebrain structures correlated with different behavioral reactivities to cholinergic agents. The present research assessed that these strain-dependent differences are also present in cholinergic-mediated analgesia. The administration of oxotremorine (0.0025, 0.005 and 0.01 mg/kg) to 30- and 60-day-old C57 and DBA mice resulted in dose- age- and strain-dependent analgesia. In particular oxotremorine is more effective in DBA/2 than in C57BL/6 mice and the latter strain showed a significant decrease of analgesic response in adulthood.
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Developmental Brain Research|
|Publication status||Published - Sept 1 1989|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Developmental Biology
- Developmental Neuroscience