New Insights on Neuronal Nicotinic Acetylcholine Receptors as Targets for Pain and Inflammation: A Focus on alpha 7 nAChRs


Bagdas D., GÜRÜN M. S. , Flood P., Papke R. L. , Damaj M. I.

CURRENT NEUROPHARMACOLOGY, vol.16, no.4, pp.415-425, 2018 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Review
  • Volume: 16 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Doi Number: 10.2174/1570159x15666170818102108
  • Title of Journal : CURRENT NEUROPHARMACOLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.415-425

Abstract

Background: Nicotine and nicotinic acetylcholine receptors (nAChRs) have been explored for the past three decades as targets for pain control. The aim of this review is to introduce readers particularly to alpha 7 nAChRs in a perspective of pain and its modulation.