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2024 Mar 14

J Headache Pain




Calcitonin receptor, calcitonin gene-related peptide and amylin distribution in C1/2 dorsal root ganglia.


Rees TA, Tasma Z, Garelja ML, O'Carroll SJ, Walker CS, Hay DL


The upper cervical dorsal root ganglia (DRG) are important for the transmission of sensory information associated with the back of the head and neck, contributing to head pain. Calcitonin receptor (CTR)-based receptors, such as the amylin 1 (AMY) receptor, and ligands, calcitonin gene-related peptide (CGRP) and amylin, have been linked to migraine and pain. However, the contribution of this system to nociception involving the cervical DRG is unclear. Therefore, this study aimed to determine the relative distribution of the CTR, CGRP, and amylin in upper cervical DRG.