Wiley RG (2000) Neuropeptide-toxin conjugates in pain research and treatment. (Review). Reg Anesth Pain Med 25(5):546-548. doi: 10.1053/rapm.2000.8457
Summary: Several lines of evidence indicate dorsal horn neurons that respond to substance P (SP) play a role in nociception. Wiley discusses the attributes of SP-SAP (Cat. #IT-07), a targeted toxin that eliminates cells expressing the neurokinin-1 receptor. Animals treated with this material using a lumbar intrathecal injection show a decrease in both hyperalgesia and allodynia in several pain models. The success of SP-SAP indicates that other neuropeptides, hormones, and growth factors would be useful as targeted toxins.
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