Inhibition of the P2X4 protein receptor in sensory neurons decreases sensitivity to touch, a new study reports. The findings could have implications for the development of new topical treatments for psoriasis and dermatitis.
Researchers convert adult skin cells into neural crest cells without any genetic modification.
Researchers investigated how the nervous system interacts with the immune system to cause the inflammation and itching associated with eczema. The findings could lead to new treatment options for eczema sufferers.