L-Lysine as the Molecule Influencing Selective Brain Activity in Pain-Induced Behavior of Rats
AbstractLysine-rich proteins are some of the most important proteins of neurons and it has become necessary to investigate the possible role of L-lysine as a brain functioning regulator. The purpose of our study is to identify the characteristics and the mechanisms of L-lysine effects on the different types of pain-induced behavior in the stimulation of tail and foot-shock models in 210 adult male Wistar rats. L-lysine was administered in intraperitoneal or intracerebroventricular injections in doses of 0.15–50.0 µg/kg. When a tail is irritated, L-lysine was found to enhance pain sensitivity and affective defense after both intraperitoneal and intracerebroventricular administration. In the case of unavoidable painful irritation of a pair of rats with both types of L-lysine administration, there was no direct correlation of the severity of pain with defensive reactions and outbursts of aggression. This indicates a more complex integration of the activity of brain structures in this situation of animal interaction, which was confirmed by the results of the direct amino acid action on the periventricular brain structures. Our findings show that L-lysine influences the selective brain activity in dependence on the biological significance of pain-induced behavior. View Full-Text
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Severyanova, L.A.; Lazarenko, V.A.; Plotnikov, D.V.; Dolgintsev, M.E.; Kriukov, A.A. L-Lysine as the Molecule Influencing Selective Brain Activity in Pain-Induced Behavior of Rats. Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2019, 20, 1899.
Severyanova LA, Lazarenko VA, Plotnikov DV, Dolgintsev ME, Kriukov AA. L-Lysine as the Molecule Influencing Selective Brain Activity in Pain-Induced Behavior of Rats. International Journal of Molecular Sciences. 2019; 20(8):1899.Chicago/Turabian Style
Severyanova, Liudmila A.; Lazarenko, Victor A.; Plotnikov, Dmitry V.; Dolgintsev, Maxim E.; Kriukov, Alexey A. 2019. "L-Lysine as the Molecule Influencing Selective Brain Activity in Pain-Induced Behavior of Rats." Int. J. Mol. Sci. 20, no. 8: 1899.
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