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More than scratching the surface: recent progress in brain mechanisms underlying itch and scratch.

Liu X, Miao XH, Liu T (2020) More than scratching the surface: recent progress in brain mechanisms underlying itch and scratch. Neurosci Bull 36(1):85-88. doi: 10.1007/s12264-019-00352-1

Summary: The discovery of descending neural circuitry to drive the itch-scratching cycle may provide potential therapeutic targets in the central nervous system for the management of chronic itch.

Usage: To ablate the spinal GRPR+ neurons, mice were intrathecally injected with Bombesin-SAP or Blank-SAP (400 ng/5 mL).

See: Gao ZR et al. Tac1-Expressing Neurons in the Periaqueductal Gray Facilitate the Itch-Scratching Cycle via Descending Regulation. Neuron 101(1):45-59.e9, 2019.

Related Products: Bombesin-SAP (Cat. #IT-40)

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