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2022 Sep 17

Brain Res Bull

Inhibitory effects of antibiotic-induced gut microbiota depletion on acute itch behavior in mice.


Zhang Q, Li T, Niu J, Xiao J, Zhang M, Zhang R, Chen D, Shi Y, Zhang X, Hu X, Yu B, Feng J, Fang Q
Brain Res Bull. 2022 Sep 17.
PMID: 36126873.


The gut microbiota is known to be associated with the regulation of many neurological diseases and behaviors, including chronic pain. However, it is unclear whether the gut microbiota is critical to the itch sensation. In this study, we investigated the effects of gut microbiota depletion on acute itch.