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Monthly Archives: June 2013

Separation of Pain and Itch: Natriuretic Polypeptide B

Still controversial, the very idea of “itch neurons” functioning separately from “pain neurons” has furthered the case with the recent discovery of the neurotransmitter Natriuretic Polypeptide B (nppb). In a recent publication in the journal Science, Santosh Mishra and Mark Hoon have expanded the argument for individual pain and itch circuitry by displaying the expression of this polypeptide […]