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New cellular target for treating neuropathic pain

Summary: A team of scientists examining the mechanisms of neuropathy, or chronic pain due to nerve damage, after spinal cord injury (SCI) have identified a new role for a protein in the mouse nervous system that is associated with post-SCI pain, suggesting a new cellular target for developing and testing treatments for neuropathy. 

Wu J, Renn CL, Faden AI, Dorsey SG. 2013. TrkB.T1 Contributes to Neuropathic Pain after Spinal Cord Injury through Regulation of Cell Cycle Pathways. J Neurosci. 2013 Jul 24;33(30):12447-63. PMID: 23884949

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