Central and peripheral expression of neurokinin-1 and neurokinin-3 receptor and substance P-encoding messenger RNAs: peripheral regulation during formalin-induced inflammation and lack of neurokinin receptor expression in primary afferent sensory neurons.


The neurokinin-1 receptor and its tachykinin neuropeptide ligand substance P are associated with the mediation of nociception. Substance P released from primary afferent sensory neurons activates neurokinin receptors on both central and peripheral targets that mediate specific aspects of central sensitization and inflammatory function; however, an… (More)


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