Huang J, Polgár E, Solinski HJ, Mishra SK, Tseng P-Y, Iwagaki N, Boyle KA, Dickie AC, Kriegbaum MC, Wildner H, Zeilhofer HU, Watanabe M, Riddell JS, Todd AJ, & Hoon MA. Circuit Dissection of the Role of Somatostatin in Itch and Pain. (2018). Nature Neuroscience.
Objective: To determine the role of somatostatin in itch and pain.
Summary: Results define the neural circuit underlying somatostatin-induced itch and characterize a contrasting antinociceptive role for the peptide.
Dose: Ablation of Npr1- and GRPR-expressing spinal cord interneurons was accomplished by intrathecal (segment L3/4) injection of Nppb-SAP (4 μg/10 μL) and Bombesin-SAP (2.5 μg) respectively.
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