Piezo2 channel-Merkel cell signaling modulates the conversion of touch to itch.

Feng J, Luo J, Yang P, Du J, Kim BS, Hu H. Science. 2018 May 4;360(6388):530-533. PMID: 29724954.

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Non-canonical Opioid Signaling Inhibits Itch Transmission in the Spinal Cord of Mice.

Munanairi A, Liu XY, Barry DM, Yang Q, Yin JB, Jin H, Li H, Meng QT, Peng JH, Wu ZY, Yin J, Zhou XY, Wan L, Mo P, Kim S, Huo FQ, Jeffry J, Li YQ, Bardoni R, Bruchas MR, Chen ZF. Cell Report. 2018 Apr 17;23(3):866-877. PMID: 29669290

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Conopeptides promote itch through human itch receptor hMgprX1

Espino SS, Robinson SD, Safavi-Hemami H, Gajewiak J, Yang W, Olivera BM, Liu Q. Conopeptides promote itch through human itch receptor hMgprX1. Toxicon. 2018 Nov;154:28-34. doi: 10.1016/j.toxicon.2018.09.002. Epub 2018 Sep…

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Anatomical and functional dichotomy of ocular itch and pain

Huang CC, Yang W, Guo C, Jiang H, Li F, Xiao M, Davidson S, Yu G, Duan B, Huang T, Huang AJW, Liu Q (corresponding author). Anatomical and functional dichotomy…

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Transient receptor potential vanilloid 4-expressing macrophages and keratinocytes contribute differentially to allergic and nonallergic chronic itch

Luo J, Feng J, Yu G, Yang P, Mack MR, Du J, Yu W, Qian A, Zhang Y, Liu S, Yin S, Xu A, Cheng J, Liu Q, O'Neil RG,…

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Spinal Mechanisms of Itch Transmission

Barry DM, Munanairi A, Chen ZF. Neurosci Bull. 2018 Feb;34(1):156-164. PMID: 28365862.

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