NE-19550 and NE-21610, antinociceptive capsaicin analogues: studies on nociceptive fibres of the neonatal rat tail in vitro

Eur J Pharmacol. 1990 Jun 8;181(3):289-93. doi: 10.1016/0014-2999(90)90091-j.


When applied to peripheral fibres in a neonatal rat tail/spinal cord preparation in vitro, capsaicin (0.2-50 microM) induced an activation, selective desensitization and reduced responses to other noxious stimuli (heat, bradykinin). Similar concentrations of the antinociceptive analogues NE-19550 and NE-21610, did not affect peripheral fibre responsiveness but induced cross desensitization to capsaicin. At 500 microM both analogues produced similar effects to capsaicin. Capsaicin analogues may induce analgesia without initial activation of nociceptors.

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Animals, Newborn / physiology
  • Anti-Inflammatory Agents, Non-Steroidal / pharmacology*
  • Capsaicin / analogs & derivatives*
  • Capsaicin / pharmacology
  • Hot Temperature
  • In Vitro Techniques
  • Neurons / drug effects
  • Neurons / metabolism*
  • Nociceptors / drug effects*
  • Peripheral Nerves / drug effects
  • Rats
  • Spinal Cord / cytology
  • Tail / innervation


  • Anti-Inflammatory Agents, Non-Steroidal
  • NE 21610
  • olvanil
  • Capsaicin