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Type: Journal article
Title: Identifying the ion channels responsible for signaling gastro-intestinal based pain
Author: Brierley, S.
Hughes, P.
Harrington, A.
Rychkov, G.
Blackshaw, L.
Citation: Pharmaceuticals, 2010; 3(9):2768-2798
Publisher: Molecular Diversity Preservation International
Issue Date: 2010
ISSN: 1424-8247
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Stuart M. Brierley, Patrick A. Hughes, Andrea M. Harrington, Grigori Y. Rychkov and L. Ashley Blackshaw
Abstract: We are normally unaware of the complex signalling events which continuously occur within our internal organs. Most of us only become cognisant when sensations of hunger, fullness, urgency or gas arise. However, for patients with organic and functional bowel disorders pain is an unpleasant and often debilitating reminder. Furthermore, chronic pain still represents a large unmet need for clinical treatment. Consequently, chronic pain has a considerable economic impact on health care systems and the afflicted individuals. In order to address this need we must understand how symptoms are generated within the gut, the molecular pathways responsible for generating these signals and how this process changes in disease states.
Keywords: TRPA1
NaV and KV channels
visceral pain
Rights: © 2010 by the authors; licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland. This article is an open access article distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution license (
DOI: 10.3390/ph3092768
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