A role for nociceptive, myelinated nerve fibers in itch sensation.


Despite its clinical importance, the underlying neural mechanisms of itch sensation are poorly understood. In many diseases, pruritus is not effectively treated with antihistamines, indicating the involvement of nonhistaminergic mechanisms. To investigate the role of small myelinated afferents in nonhistaminergic itch, we tested, in psychophysical studies… (More)
DOI: 10.1523/JNEUROSCI.3005-11.2011


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@article{Ringkamp2011ARF, title={A role for nociceptive, myelinated nerve fibers in itch sensation.}, author={Matthias Ringkamp and Raf Jan-Filip Schepers and Steven G. Shimada and Lisa M. Johanek and Timothy V. Hartke and Jasenka Borzan and Beom Sang Shim and Robert H Lamotte and Richard A. Meyer}, journal={The Journal of neuroscience : the official journal of the Society for Neuroscience}, year={2011}, volume={31 42}, pages={14841-9} }