Contact: Karl Bates
Caption: An antibody that specifically blocks the NaV1.7 voltage-gated sodium channel and suppresses pain in mice has surprisingly been found to also suppress itching in mice, even though pain and itch sensations usually follow different paths.
Credit: Illustration: Seok-Yong Lee and Ben Chung, Duke University
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