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Masseter Muscle

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  • Denervation of the masseter muscle of rats by unilateral superior cervical ganglionectomy markedly diminished tissue norepinephrine and epinephrine levels but had no effect on masseter PNMT or NMT levels [7].
  • Our results thus confirm previous histochemical data and demonstrate that the masseter muscle displays a pattern of myosin and tropomyosin isoform transitions different to that previously described in trunk and limb muscles [8].
  • Masseter muscle glucose uptake was not significantly altered over a wide range of ascorbate or dehydroascorbate concentrations in the injectate [9].
  • Local injection of CGRP antagonist directly into the masseter muscle prior to CFA produced similar, but less pronounced, effects [10].
  • The present results suggest that injection of 1.0M glutamate into the masseter muscle may provide a useful experimental method to test sensitization and efficacy of peripheral EAA receptor antagonists in human subjects [11].

Chemical compound and disease context of Masseter Muscle


Biological context of Masseter Muscle


Anatomical context of Masseter Muscle


Associations of Masseter Muscle with chemical compounds

  • 5-HT in one of three randomized concentrations (10(-3), 10(-5), 10(-7) M) or isotonic saline was then injected into either of the two masseter muscles in a double-blind manner [2].
  • In this open, uncontrolled trial, 20 patients with upper trapezius muscle trigger point pain and ipsilateral masseter muscle pain received a single trigger point injection of 2% lidocaine solution (without epinephrine) in the upper trapezius muscle [26].
  • In random order 5% hypertonic or 0.9% isotonic saline was infused into the left masseter muscle for 15 min [27].
  • In ten healthy subjects we recorded the subjective ratings of the perioral laser stimulation and the trigeminal LEPs and LSP before, during and after homotopic experimental tonic muscle (infusion of hypertonic saline into the masseter muscle) and tonic skin pain (topical application of capsaicin to the cheek) [28].
  • First, we demonstrated that different algesic chemicals, mustard oil (20%), formalin (3%) or hypertonic saline (5%) injected in the mid-region of the masseter muscle effectively elicited the hindpaw shaking behavior [29].

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  1. Effects on muscle pain by intramuscular injection of granisetron in patients with fibromyalgia. Ernberg, M., Lundeberg, T., Kopp, S. Pain (2003) [Pubmed]
  2. Pain and allodynia/hyperalgesia induced by intramuscular injection of serotonin in patients with fibromyalgia and healthy individuals. Ernberg, M., Lundeberg, T., Kopp, S. Pain (2000) [Pubmed]
  3. Halothane and temperature interact to increase succinylcholine-induced jaw contracture in the rat. Storella, R.J., Keykhah, M.M., Rosenberg, H. Anesthesiology (1993) [Pubmed]
  4. In vitro interaction between halothane and succinylcholine in human skeletal muscle: implications for malignant hyperthermia and masseter muscle rigidity. Fletcher, J.E., Rosenberg, H. Anesthesiology (1985) [Pubmed]
  5. Isolated masseter muscle spasm and increased creatine kinase without malignant hyperthermia susceptibility or other myopathies. Kaplan, R.F., Rushing, E. Anesthesiology (1992) [Pubmed]
  6. The effects of an occlusal splint on the electromyographic activities of the temporal and masseter muscles during maximal clenching in patients with a habit of nocturnal bruxism and signs and symptoms of craniomandibular disorders. Holmgren, K., Sheikholeslam, A., Riise, C., Kopp, S. Journal of oral rehabilitation. (1990) [Pubmed]
  7. Cardiac epinephrine synthesis. Regulation by a glucocorticoid. Kennedy, B., Ziegler, M.G. Circulation (1991) [Pubmed]
  8. Transition of myosin isozymes during development of human masseter muscle. Persistence of developmental isoforms during postnatal stage. Soussi-Yanicostas, N., Barbet, J.P., Laurent-Winter, C., Barton, P., Butler-Browne, G.S. Development (1990) [Pubmed]
  9. Effect of ascorbate and dehydroascorbate on tissue uptake of glucose. Mooradian, A.D. Diabetes (1987) [Pubmed]
  10. Deep tissue inflammation upregulates neuropeptides and evokes nociceptive behaviors which are modulated by a neuropeptide antagonist. Ambalavanar, R., Moritani, M., Moutanni, A., Gangula, P., Yallampalli, C., Dessem, D. Pain (2006) [Pubmed]
  11. Glutamate-evoked pain and mechanical allodynia in the human masseter muscle. Svensson, P., Cairns, B.E., Wang, K., Hu, J.W., Graven-Nielsen, T., Arendt-Nielsen, L., Sessle, B.J. Pain (2003) [Pubmed]
  12. Masseter muscle rigidity associated with glycine1306-to-alanine mutation in the adult muscle sodium channel alpha-subunit gene. Vita, G.M., Olckers, A., Jedlicka, A.E., George, A.L., Heiman-Patterson, T., Rosenberg, H., Fletcher, J.E., Levitt, R.C. Anesthesiology (1995) [Pubmed]
  13. Transforming growth factor betas are upregulated in the rat masseter muscle hypertrophied by clenbuterol, a beta2 adrenergic agonist. Akutsu, S., Shimada, A., Yamane, A. Br. J. Pharmacol. (2006) [Pubmed]
  14. Role of the infraorbital nerve in retrieving behavior in lactating rats. Kenyon, P., Cronin, P., Keeble, S. Behav. Neurosci. (1983) [Pubmed]
  15. Capsaicin-induced muscle hyperalgesia in the exercised and non-exercised human masseter muscle. Arima, T., Svensson, P., Arendt-Nielsen, L. Journal of orofacial pain. (2000) [Pubmed]
  16. Sex differences in rabbit masseter motoneuron firing behavior. English, A.W., Widmer, C.G. J. Neurobiol. (2003) [Pubmed]
  17. Regulation of cardiac and skeletal muscle protein synthesis by individual branched-chain amino acids in neonatal pigs. Escobar, J., Frank, J.W., Suryawan, A., Nguyen, H.V., Kimball, S.R., Jefferson, L.S., Davis, T.A. Am. J. Physiol. Endocrinol. Metab. (2006) [Pubmed]
  18. Effect of ibuprofen on isometric contractions and associated pain of the human masseter muscle. Christensen, L.V. American journal of orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics : official publication of the American Association of Orthodontists, its constituent societies, and the American Board of Orthodontics. (1987) [Pubmed]
  19. The onset of neuromuscular block at the masseter muscle as a predictor of optimal intubating conditions with rocuronium. De Mey, J.C., De Baerdemaeker, L., De Laat, M., Rolly, G. European journal of anaesthesiology. (1999) [Pubmed]
  20. Influence of experimental interfering occlusal contacts on the activity of the anterior temporal and masseter muscles during mastication. Riise, C., Sheikholeslam, A. Journal of oral rehabilitation. (1984) [Pubmed]
  21. The role of peripheral 5HT2A and 5HT1A receptors on the orofacial formalin test in rats with persistent temporomandibular joint inflammation. Okamoto, K., Imbe, H., Tashiro, A., Kimura, A., Donishi, T., Tamai, Y., Senba, E. Neuroscience (2005) [Pubmed]
  22. Skeletal sarcoplasmic reticulum dysfunction induced by reactive oxygen intermediates derived from photoactivated rose bengal. Ishibashi, T., Lee, C.I., Okabe, E. J. Pharmacol. Exp. Ther. (1996) [Pubmed]
  23. Dantrolene counteracts the masseter muscle damage induced by artificial occlusal wear: studies in a rat model. Bani, D., Bergamini, M. J. Dent. Res. (2001) [Pubmed]
  24. Morphologic and biochemical changes of the masseter muscles induced by occlusal wear: studies in a rat model. Bani, D., Bani, T., Bergamini, M. J. Dent. Res. (1999) [Pubmed]
  25. In vitro human masseter muscle hypersensitivity: a possible explanation for increase in masseter tone. Adnet, P.J., Reyford, H., Tavernier, B.M., Etchrivi, T., Krivosic, I., Krivosic-Horber, R., Haudecoeur, G. J. Appl. Physiol. (1996) [Pubmed]
  26. Reduction of pain and EMG activity in the masseter region by trapezius trigger point injection. Carlson, C.R., Okeson, J.P., Falace, D.A., Nitz, A.J., Lindroth, J.E. Pain (1993) [Pubmed]
  27. Modulation of exteroceptive suppression periods in human jaw-closing muscles by local and remote experimental muscle pain. Wang, K., Svensson, P., Arendt-Nielsen, L. Pain (1999) [Pubmed]
  28. Modulation of trigeminal laser evoked potentials and laser silent periods by homotopical experimental pain. Romaniello, A., Arendt-Nielsen, L., Cruccu, G., Svensson, P. Pain (2002) [Pubmed]
  29. Development of a behavioral assessment of craniofacial muscle pain in lightly anesthetized rats. Ro, J.Y., Capra, N., Masri, R. Pain (2003) [Pubmed]
  30. The involvement of brain-derived neurotrophic factor in the pattern generator of mastication. Okayasu, I., Yamada, Y., Maeda, T., Yoshida, N., Koga, Y., Oi, K. Brain Res. (2004) [Pubmed]
  31. Myosin heavy chain isoforms of the murine masseter muscle during pre- and post-natal development. Usami, A., Abe, S., Ide, Y. Anatomia, histologia, embryologia. (2003) [Pubmed]
  32. Masticatory function and properties of masseter muscle fibers in microphthalmic (mi/mi) mice during postnatal development. Doi, T., Abe, S., Ide, Y. Ann. Anat. (2003) [Pubmed]
  33. Abundant expression of myosin heavy-chain IIB RNA in a subset of human masseter muscle fibres. Horton, M.J., Brandon, C.A., Morris, T.J., Braun, T.W., Yaw, K.M., Sciote, J.J. Arch. Oral Biol. (2001) [Pubmed]
  34. Change from a hard to soft diet alters the expression of insulin-like growth factors, their receptors, and binding proteins in association with atrophy in adult mouse masseter muscle. Urushiyama, T., Akutsu, S., Miyazaki, J., Fukui, T., Diekwisch, T.G., Yamane, A. Cell Tissue Res. (2004) [Pubmed]
  35. Succinylcholine metabolite succinic acid alters steady state activation in muscle sodium channels. Haeseler, G., Petzold, J., Hecker, H., Würz, A., Dengler, R., Piepenbrock, S., Leuwer, M. Anesthesiology (2000) [Pubmed]
  36. Cortical potentials associated with voluntary mandibular movements. Yoshida, K., Kaji, R., Hamano, T., Kohara, N., Kimura, J., Shibasaki, H., Iizuka, T. J. Dent. Res. (2000) [Pubmed]
  37. Possible involvement of histamine in muscular fatigue in temporomandibular disorders: animal and human studies. Watanabe, M., Tabata, T., Huh, J.I., Inai, T., Tsuboi, A., Sasaki, K., Endo, Y. J. Dent. Res. (1999) [Pubmed]
  38. Nociceptive masseter inhibitory reflexes evoked by laser radiant heat and electrical stimuli. Ellrich, J., Hopf, H.C., Treede, R.D. Brain Res. (1997) [Pubmed]
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