Food for thought about the immune drivers of gut pain

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Pain evolved to alert us to and protect us from actual or potential tissue damage. There are three common forms: nociceptive pain, which is associated with the detection of damaging stimuli; inflammatory pain, associated with inflammation or infection; and chronic pain, which is a maladaptive, long-term form of pain. Writing in Nature, Aguilera-Lizarraga et al. report evidence from mice and humans indicating a previously unknown mechanism that contributes to chronic gut pain...
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)41-43
Number of pages3
Issue number7844
Publication statusPublished - 4 Feb 2021


  • Immunology
  • Medical research
  • Microbiology


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