Neurobiology of Disease


Date: May 5, 2010 (Wednesday)
Time: 10:30 a.m.
Theme: Maladaptive Plasticity (Pain)
Module: Overview
Session: Molecular approaches to chronic pain.
Instructor: Allan Basbaum (UCSF)
Description: Allan Basbaum from UCSF will present an overview of chronic pain and its mechanisms.
Study questions:
  1. What is "first" pain and "second" pain?
  2. What are the components of what Basbaum calls the "inflammatory soup"?
  3. What mechanisms does Basbaum discuss as mechanisms for central sensitization?
  1. Basbaum AI, Bautista DM, Scherrer G, Julius D (2009) Cellular and molecular mechanisms of pain. Cell 139:267-284.
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