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    Post Chronic Pain 'On/Off' Switch

    U.S. researchers say they've identified a protein in nerve cells that acts as a kind of gatekeeper for chronic pain.
    This enzyme, called protein kinase G (PKG), is turned on and activated in response to injury or inflammation. Once activated, PKG triggers other processes that generate pain messages that are sent to the brain. As long as PKG is switched on, pain persists. Turning PKG off relieves pain.
    To read the whole article, click here: Scientists Spot Chronic Pain 'On/Off' Switch - Yahoo! News


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    Last edited by Dr. Mike; 3.10.08 at 6:49 PM. Reason: Fixed the link

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    Post Re: Chronic Pain 'On/Off' Switch

    Sorry, the page you requested was not found.
    The story or page you were trying to access may have expired.
    The link did not work

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    Re: Chronic Pain 'On/Off' Switch

    Sorry Paxie. All fixed. I found a new link to the article.

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    Re: Chronic Pain 'On/Off' Switch

    Thanks Dr. Mike!

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