Thursday, September 18, 2008

Rat Sensory Neurons and NK-1

A publication featuring our Neurokinin-1 (NK 1) Receptor just crossed my radar. It is authored by our friend, Dr. Matt Ramer.

Matt and his team at University of British Columbia study primary sensory nerve cells (neurons), which are responsible for the transmission of somatic (bodily) sensations such as touch, pain, hot, cold and so on from the periphery (skin, muscles and viscera) to the central nervous system (CNS, spinal cord and brain). His research extends to therapeutic potential of neurotrophins on regeneration in spinal cord injury and deafferentation pain.

In the past several years, he has generouly shared NT-3 and BDNF IHC data with us.

Here's a link to the publication:

Matt Ramer. Anatomical and functional characterization of neuropil in the gracile fasciculus. The Journal of Comparative Neurology. 10.1002/cne.21785.

Featured Reagent
Neurokinin-1 (NK 1) Receptor

Other Reagents to Consider:
Neurokinin-1 (NK 1) Human (RA25003)
Neurokinin-3 (NK 3) (RA25002)
Substance P (GP14103)
proNeurokinin B (RA25008)
All Neuropeptides
All Pain and Inflammation

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