Neuroscientist finds new player in chronic pain: 5 observations

Written by Megan Wood | April 04, 2016 | Print  |

Ted Price, PhD, of University of Texas Dallas, discovered a neurological mechanism that impacts pain reduction, according to Medical Xpress. Pain published the findings.

Here are five observations:

 

1. Dr. Price found neurologin-2, synaptic adhesion molecules, contributes to chronic pain.

 

2. He studied certain biochemical reactions that reduce neurological activity.

 

3. Neurologin-2 contributes to GABAergic plasticity, which is process in which neurotransmitter GABA loses its inhibitory activity. This process can intensify chronic pain.

 

4. Dr. Price said his findings further explain why the GABAergic system doesn't work well in certain people.

 

5. In addition, it offers another explanation as to what drives the GABAergic system.

 

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