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2024 Mar 01

Eur J Pharmacol


Inhibition of spinal BRD4 alleviates pyroptosis and M1 microglia polarization via STING-IRF3 pathway in morphine-tolerant rats.


Jia X, Ju J, Li Z, Peng X, Wang J, Gao F


Morphine tolerance has been a challenging medical issue. Neuroinflammation is considered as a critical mechanism for the development of morphine tolerance. Bromodomain-containing protein 4 (BRD4), a key regulator in cell damage and inflammation, participates in the development of chronic pain. However, whether BRD4 is involved in morphine tolerance and the underlying mechanisms remain unknown.