Contact: Karl Leif Bates
Caption: A compound derived from the DHA in fish oil -- Protectin D1 (PD1/NPD1) -- offers protection from nerve trauma-induced neuropathic pain by preventing neuronal and glial hyperactivity in the spinal cord. Glial cells, when activated, produce proinflammatory cytokines that may further damage the nerve cells.
Credit: Ru-Rong Ji and Zhen-Zhong Xu, Duke University Medical Center
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