I am a
Home I AM A Search Login

Papers of the Week

Papers: 26 Dec 2020 - 1 Jan 2021

Animal Studies


2020 Dec 21

J Allergy Clin Immunol

Tick peptides evoke itch by activating MrgprC11/X1 to sensitize TRPV1 in pruriceptors.


Li X, Yang H, Han Y, Yin S, Shen B, Wu Y, Li W, Cao Z
J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2020 Dec 21.
PMID: 33358893.


Tick bites severely threaten human health because they allow the transmission of many deadly pathogens, including viruses, bacteria, protozoa and helminths. Pruritus is a leading symptom of tick bites, but its molecular and neural bases remain elusive.