Akiyama T, Tominaga M, Takamori K, Carstens M, Carstens E (2014) Role of spinal bombesin-responsive neurons in nonhistaminergic itch. J Neurophysiol 112:2283-2289. doi: 10.1152/jn.00409.2014
Summary: Recent papers have demonstrated that pruritogen-evoked scratching behavior is reduced or eliminated by intrathecal injection of Bombesin-SAP (Cat. #IT-40). In this work the authors build on those data by investigating if spinal neurons that are responsive to pruritogens administered intradermally are also responsive to a spinal infusion of bombesin. Through the use of intradermal chloroquine injections, spinal superfusion of bombesin, and noxious pinch, the overlap of neurons processing itch and nociception was examined. The results demonstrate that chloroquine- and bombesin-sensitive neurons are involved in the transmission of itch, and that these are a separate neuronal population from those involved in nociception.
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