How sensory signals are detected: Structure function relationships in peripheral sensory nerve terminals
Peripherally located small diameter sensory nerve terminals are critical for coding pain and changes in temperature, but our current lack of understanding of how they work limits our ability to target specific therapies associated with these sensory modalities. This study uses a combination of electrophysiological recording, neuroanatomical tracing, immunohistochemistry and high resolution confocal microscopy to provide new insights into how sensory signals are transformed into action potentials in sensory nerve terminals that code for pain and changes in temperature.
Nicole Kerr, Research Assistant
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