Opioid and chemokine receptor crosstalk: a promising target for pain therapy?


Chemokines and opioids are important regulators of immune, inflammatory and neuronal responses in peripheral and central pain pathways. Recent studies have provided insights into the functional interactions between chemokine receptors and opioid receptors, and their role in pain modulation. In this Progress article, we discuss how crosstalk between these two systems might provide a molecular and cellular framework for the development of novel analgesic therapies for the management of acute and/or chronic pain.

DOI: 10.1038/nrn3858

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@article{Parsadaniantz2015OpioidAC, title={Opioid and chemokine receptor crosstalk: a promising target for pain therapy?}, author={St{\'e}phane M{\'e}lik Parsadaniantz and Cyril Rivat and William H Rost{\`e}ne and Annabelle R{\'e}aux-Le Goazigo}, journal={Nature Reviews Neuroscience}, year={2015}, volume={16}, pages={69-78} }