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Papers: 30 Dec 2023 - 5 Jan 2024


Front Comput Neurosci



A modelling study to dissect the potential role of voltage-gated ion channels in activity-dependent conduction velocity changes as identified in small fiber neuropathy patients.


Maxion A, Kutafina E, Dohrn MF, Sacré P, Lampert A, Tigerholm J, Namer B


Patients with small fiber neuropathy (SFN) suffer from neuropathic pain, which is still a therapeutic problem. Changed activation patterns of mechano-insensitive peripheral nerve fibers (CMi) could cause neuropathic pain. However, there is sparse knowledge about mechanisms leading to CMi dysfunction since it is difficult to dissect specific molecular mechanisms in humans. We used an model to elucidate molecular causes of CMi dysfunction as observed in single nerve fiber recordings (microneurography) of SFN patients.