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GABAB receptors and pain

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Original languageEnglish
JournalNeuropharmacology
Early online date11 May 2017
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Accepted/In press10 May 2017
E-pub ahead of print11 May 2017

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Abstract

Over the past three decades the research on GABAB receptor biology and pharmacology in pain processing has been a fascinating experience. Norman Bowery's fundamental discovery of the existence of the GABAB receptor has led the way to the definition of GABAB molecular mechanisms; patterns of receptor expression in the peripheral and central nervous system; GABAB modulatory functions within the pain pathways. We are now harnessing this acquired knowledge to develop innovative approaches to the therapeutic management of chronic pain through allosteric modulation of the GABAB. Norman's legacy would be ultimately fulfilled by the development of novel analgesics that activate the GABAB receptor.

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