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2024 Jan 28

Neurochem Res


Transient Receptor Potential Channels: Multiple Modulators of Peripheral Neuropathic Pain in Several Rodent Models.


Xu S, Wang Y


Neuropathic pain, a prevalent chronic condition in clinical settings, has attracted widespread societal attention. This condition is characterized by a persistent pain state accompanied by affective and cognitive disruptions, significantly impacting patients’ quality of life. However, current clinical therapies fall short of addressing its complexity. Thus, exploring the underlying molecular mechanism of neuropathic pain and identifying potential targets for intervention is highly warranted. The transient receptor potential (TRP) receptors, a class of widely distributed channel proteins, in the nervous system, play a crucial role in sensory signaling, cellular calcium regulation, and developmental influences. TRP ion channels are also responsible for various sensory responses including heat, cold, pain, and stress. This review highlights recent advances in understanding TRPs in various rodent models of neuropathic pain, aiming to uncover potential therapeutic targets for clinical management.