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Animal Studies

2019 Oct 25

J Neuroinflammation



Activated spinal astrocytes contribute to the later phase of carrageenan-induced prostatitis pain.


Deng G-C, Lu M, Zhao Y-Y, Yuan Y, Chen G
J Neuroinflammation. 2019 Oct 25; 16(1):189.
PMID: 31653262.


Prostatodynia is the main symptom of chronic prostatitis and the main reason that patients go to the hospital for treatment. Although a variety of factors, including inflammatory immune response, nervous system sensitization, and psychological factors, have been shown to play important roles in the induction and development of chronic pain in prostatitis, the underlying cause of chronic prostatodynia maintenance in prostatitis patients remains unclear.