Discovery of HCN2 Gene may Pave the Way for Better Chronic Pain Management

by Savitha C Muppala on  September 10, 2011 at 10:22 PM Research News
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Chronic pain poses a huge challenge to treat, but the recent discovery of a gene which regulates prolonged pain, can actually be a blessing in the treatment of pain.
Discovery of HCN2 Gene may Pave the Way for Better Chronic Pain Management
Discovery of HCN2 Gene may Pave the Way for Better Chronic Pain Management

The recent study among scientists has led to a better understanding of the HCN2 gene, present in nerve endings and its part played in pain management. This discovery renews hope of enabling more effective pain relievers.

This study has also shown that blocking this gene or removing it can completely get rid of neuropathic pain.



Source: Medindia

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