Current perspectives on the therapeutic utility of VR1 antagonists.


This review gives a brief overview of the expression patterns, molecular pharmacology and physiological roles of the vanilloid receptor 1 (VR1). Particular emphasis is given to the therapeutic utility of VR1 modulators. Small molecule agonists of VR1, including capsaicin and RTX, are currently utilized for a number of clinical syndromes, including… (More)