Wang Y, Mu X, Liu Y, Zhang X, Wu A, Yue Y (2011) NK-1-receptor-mediated lesion of spinal post-synaptic dorsal column neurons might improve intractable visceral pain of cancer origin. Med Hypotheses 76(1):102-104. doi: 10.1016/j.mehy.2010.08.042
Summary: There is evidence that spinal post-synaptic dorsal column neurons begin to express neurokinin-1 receptors after visceral stimulation. The authors discuss using this expression profile to target SSP-SAP (Cat. #IT-11) to these neurons and eliminate them. This use of ‘molecular neurosurgery’ may be a replacement for traditional neurosurgery for the treatment of cancer-related visceral pain.
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