Heather N Wenk

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Acid-sensing ion channel 3 (ASIC3) is highly expressed on sensory neurons that innervate heart and skeletal muscle and, therefore, is proposed to detect lactic acidosis and to transduce angina and muscle ischemic pain. A difficulty with this idea is that ASIC3 rapidly desensitizes. How can a desensitizing ion channel mediate a persisting sensation such as(More)
The majority of patients in pain clinics are treated for muscle pain yet methods to study it in animals are relatively weak compared to methods to study skin pain. Here we describe an in vitro muscle-nerve preparation and model of muscle ischemia and contractile fatigue in mice. Timed muscle contraction is electrically evoked, while single unit activity of(More)
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