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Pharmacology/Drug Development

2022 Oct 04

J Neuroinflammation



Inhibition of Schwann cell pannexin 1 attenuates neuropathic pain through the suppression of inflammatory responses.


Wang Q, Li H-Y, Ling Z-M, Chen G, Wei Z-Y
J Neuroinflammation. 2022 Oct 04; 19(1):244.
PMID: 36195881.


Neuropathic pain is still a challenge for clinical treatment as a result of the comprehensive pathogenesis. Although emerging evidence demonstrates the pivotal role of glial cells in regulating neuropathic pain, the role of Schwann cells and their underlying mechanisms still need to be uncovered. Pannexin 1 (Panx 1), an important membrane channel for the release of ATP and inflammatory cytokines, as well as its activation in central glial cells, contributes to pain development. Here, we hypothesized that Schwann cell Panx 1 participates in the regulation of neuroinflammation and contributes to neuropathic pain.