Measuring Impact of Activity and Concussion on Neuropathic Pain and Cgrp Expression in Adolescent Rats

Lindsay Ferguson, PhD

AHSAM 2020 - Poster session
Published on July 17, 2020

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Key messages

  • Exercise seems to decrease cGRP expression, a protein as a potential marker for migraine, but increase pain threshold. Adolescent “rathletes” may be more susceptible to neuropathic pain compared to sedentary adults.
  • Adolescent rathletes may be more susceptible to neuropathic pain compared to adults.
  • The mechanism for pain sensitivity does not seem to correlate with brain stem cGRP expression.
  • Podcast by Lindsay Ferguson, PhD

Key messages

  • Exercise seems to decrease cGRP expression, a protein as a potential marker for migraine, but increase pain threshold. Adolescent “rathletes” may be more susceptible to neuropathic pain compared to sedentary adults.
  • Adolescent rathletes may be more susceptible to neuropathic pain compared to adults.
  • The mechanism for pain sensitivity does not seem to correlate with brain stem cGRP expression.

Podcast by Lindsay Ferguson, PhD

Lindsay Ferguson, PhD
Post doctoral fellow
UCLA
LOS ANGELES, California

 

Lindsay Ferguson, PhD - a 2nd year post-doctoral fellow at the University of California Los Angeles in the lab of Mayumi Prins. My research focuses on how sex and exercise effect recover from repeat mild traumatic brain injury. We recently published a review article on vulnerabilities to repeat traumatic brain injury (https://doi.org/10.1016/j.expneurol.2019.01.012)

Prior to that I received my Bachelor of Science in Physiology from Michigan State University (East Lansing, MI)
Master of Science in Biology at DePaul University (Chicago, IL)
PhD in Behavioral Psychology at the University of Texas at Austin (Austin, Texas)

Lindsay Ferguson, PhD: I do not have any relevant financial / non-financial relationships with any proprietary interests.

 



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