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TRANSIENT RECEPTOR POTENTIAL ION CHANNELS IN PRIMARY SENSORY NEURONS AS TARGETS FOR NOVEL ANALGESICS

Urban, Laszlo and Nagy, Istvan and Andreou, Annan and Sousa-Valente, Joao (2014) TRANSIENT RECEPTOR POTENTIAL ION CHANNELS IN PRIMARY SENSORY NEURONS AS TARGETS FOR NOVEL ANALGESICS. British Journal of Pharmacology, 171 (10). pp. 2508-2527. ISSN 00071188

Abstract

The last decade has witnessed an explosion in novel findings relating to the molecules involved in mediating the sensation of pain in human beings. Transient receptor potential ion channels emerged as the greatest group of molecules involved in the transduction of various physical stimuli into neuronal signals in primary sensory neurons as well as in the development of pain. Here, we review the role of transient receptor potential ion channels in primary sensory neurons in the development of pain associated with peripheral pathologies and possible strategies to translate pre-clinical data into the development of effective new analgesics. Based on available evidence, we argue that nociception-related TRP channels on primary sensory neurons provide highly valuable targets for the development of novel analgesics and that, in order to reduce possible undesirable side-effects, novel analgesics should prevent the translocation from the cytoplasm to the cell membrane and the sensitisation of the channels rather than blocking the channel pore or binding sites for exogenous or endogenous activators.

Item Type: Article
Date Deposited: 26 Apr 2016 23:46
Last Modified: 04 Jul 2016 23:45
URI: https://oak.novartis.com/id/eprint/20252

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