Upregulation of Ca(v)3.2 T-type calcium channels targeted by endogenous hydrogen sulfide contributes to maintenance of neuropathic pain.

Abstract

Hydrogen sulfide (H(2)S) formed from l-cysteine by multiple enzymes including cystathionine-gamma-lyase (CSE) is now considered a gasotransmitter in the mammalian body. Our previous studies have shown that H(2)S activates/sensitizes Ca(v)3.2 T-type Ca(2+) channels, leading to facilitation of somatic and visceral nociception, and that CSE-derived endogenous… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.pain.2010.04.022

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