Neurobiology of Disease


Date: May 7, 2010 (Friday)
Time: 10:30 a.m.
Theme: Maladaptive Plasticity (Pain)
Module: Overview
Session: Journal Club
Instructor: Gary Westbrook
Description: This session will discuss two recent papers on the role of specific ion channels in the nociceptor neurons.
Study questions: None
  1. Cox JJ, Reimann F, Nicholas AK, et al (2006) An SCN9A channelopathy causes congenital inability to experience pain. Nature 444:894-898.
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  2. Abrahamsen B, Zhao J, Asante CO, et al (2008) The cell and molecular basis of mechanical, cold, and inflammatory pain. Science 321:702-705.
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