Special Issue "Molecular Mechanisms of Pain"
A special issue of International Journal of Molecular Sciences (ISSN 1422-0067). This special issue belongs to the section "Molecular Pathology, Diagnostics, and Therapeutics".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 January 2019).
Thermal, mechanical and chemical painful stimuli reach the nervous system and change it. Short- as well as long-lasting pain activate both the peripheral and central nervous system components of pain transmission pathways. All these components exhibit plasticity, i.e., changes that persist. The short-term consequences of this are hyperalgesia and allodynia, while chronic pain is a long-term consequence. A huge number of molecular mechanisms have been described to explain these changes, and many of these are different between male and female subjects. New genes, old hormones, and novel drugs have recently been added to the pain modulation picture. In this Special Issue, new and old schemas will be presented to update a serious health problem.
Dr. Anna Maria Aloisi
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- Pain pathways
- Sex differences
- Gonadal hormones
- Gene expression