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Bacteria get on your nerves

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During infection, the inflammatory immune response can cause pain by activating nociceptor neurons. A bacterial pathogen also seems to stimulatepain directly, modulating the immune response in its favour. See Article p.52

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Figure 1: Immune-related functions of peripheral nociceptors.

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Nizet, V., Yaksh, T. Bacteria get on your nerves. Nature 501, 43–44 (2013).

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