Glia in the skin activate pain responses

  title={Glia in the skin activate pain responses},
  author={Ryan A Doan and Kelly R Monk},
  pages={641 - 642}
A newly discovered cell type forms a network that senses painful stimuli The ability to rapidly perceive and react to damaging stimuli is essential for survival. In the vertebrate nervous system, specialized neural crest–derived sensory neurons in the skin, called nociceptors, detect and send signals to the brain after potentially harmful encounters. The cell bodies and axons of these nociceptors are associated with glia, non-neuronal cells that perform myriad functions in the nervous system… 
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