Novel approaches to pain relief using venom-derived peptides.

  title={Novel approaches to pain relief using venom-derived peptides.},
  author={Ron C. Hogg},
  journal={Current medicinal chemistry},
  volume={13 26},
  • Ron C. Hogg
  • Published 2006 in Current medicinal chemistry
More than one and a half billion people worldwide suffer from moderate to severe chronic pain, the National Institute of Health estimates that pain costs health services approximately 100 billion US Dollar annually. Existing drugs for the treatment of pain are often associated with serious side effects and rapid development of tolerance, thus, there is a need for new, more selective, molecules. Ion channels play an important role throughout the pain response, from nociception via transient… CONTINUE READING