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Summary: C-fiber nociceptors have been divided into NGF and GDNF classes. Here the authors examined the function of an isolectin B4-binding subpopulation of these nocicepetors. Rats received 40 ng of IB4-SAP (Cat. #IT-10) into the intrathecal space between the fifth and sixth lumbar vertebrae. The results demonstrate that GDNF sensitizes IB4+ C-fiber nociceptors and causes mechanical hyperalgesia.
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