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Kalirin-7 contributes to type 2 diabetic neuropathic pain via the postsynaptic density-95/N-methyl-D-aspartate receptor 2B-dependent N-methyl-D-aspartate receptor 2B phosphorylation in the spinal cord in rats.



Diabetic neuropathic pain (DNP) is one of the common complications in type 2 Diabetes Mellitus (DM) patients. However, molecular mechanisms in underlying diabetic neuropathic pain are still poorly understood. Kalirin-7, a multifunctional Rho GDP/GTP exchange factor, located at the excitatory synapses, was reported to modulate the neuronal cytoskeleton. Therefore, in this study, we explored the effects of Kalirin-7 on type 2 diabetic neuropathic pain and the mechanisms in spinal cord in rats.