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Papers: 13 Apr 2019 - 19 Apr 2019

Animal Studies

2019 Apr 13

J Neuroinflammation



Activation of GPR40 produces mechanical antiallodynia via the spinal glial interleukin-10/β-endorphin pathway.


Mao X-F, Wu H-Y, Tang X-Q, Ali U, Liu H, Wang Y-X
J Neuroinflammation. 2019 Apr 13; 16(1):84.
PMID: 30981281.


The G protein-coupled receptor 40 (GPR40), broadly expressed in various tissues such as the spinal cord, exerts multiple physiological functions including pain regulation. This study aimed to elucidate the mechanisms underlying GPR40 activation-induced antinociception in neuropathic pain, particularly related to the spinal glial expression of IL-10 and subsequent β-endorphin.