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Molecular and neural basis of contagious itch behavior in mice

Yu Y-Q, Barry DM, Hao Y, Liu X-T, Chen Z-F (2017) Molecular and neural basis of contagious itch behavior in mice. Science 355:1072. doi: 10.1126/science.aak9748

Summary: The authors selectively ablated the SCN gastrin-releasing peptide receptor (GRPR) neurons using Bombesin-SAP (Cat. #IT-40), a peptide-conjugated toxin that kills GRPR neurons in the spinal cord. After bilateral injection of Bombesin-SAP into the SCN, immunohistochemistry showed that Bombesin-SAP injection resulted in ablation of SCN GRPR+ neurons.

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