News & Views | Published:

Needling adenosine receptors for pain relief

Nature Neuroscience volume 13, pages 783784 (2010) | Download Citation

Acupuncture entails stimulating discrete points on the body with needles to alleviate pain. A study in this issue finds that local activation of adenosine A1 receptors in mice contributes to the anti-nociceptive effects of acupuncture.

Access optionsAccess options

Rent or Buy article

Get time limited or full article access on ReadCube.

from$8.99

All prices are NET prices.

References

  1. 1.

    Prog. Neurobiol. 85, 355–375 (2008).

  2. 2.

    et al. Nat. Neurosci. 13, 883–888 (2010).

  3. 3.

    , , , & Brain Res. Rev. 60, 24–35 (2009).

  4. 4.

    & Curr. Opin. Investig. Drugs 6, 65–75 (2005).

  5. 5.

    Handb. Exp. Pharmacol. 177, 309–328 (2007).

  6. 6.

    , & J. Neurosci. 15, 8031–8038 (1995).

  7. 7.

    & Am. J. Chin. Med. 37, 1–18 (2009).

  8. 8.

    , & Handb. Exp. Pharmacol. 193, 25–58 (2009).

  9. 9.

    & Nat. Rev. Drug Discov. 5, 247–264 (2006).

  10. 10.

    Br. J. Anaesth. 101, 32–39 (2008).

  11. 11.

    Novartis Found. Symp. 276, 113–28 (2006).

  12. 12.

    et al. Neuron 60, 111–122 (2008).

  13. 13.

    , & J. Neurosci. 30, 2235–2244 (2010).

  14. 14.

    , & Anesth. Analg. 106, 611–21 (2008).

  15. 15.

    , & Zhen Ci Yan Jiu 19, 59–62, 54 (1994).

Download references

Author information

Affiliations

  1. The author is in the Center for Learning and Memory, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas, USA.

    • Mark J Zylka

Authors

  1. Search for Mark J Zylka in:

Competing interests

The author declares no competing financial interests.

Corresponding author

Correspondence to Mark J Zylka.

About this article

Publication history

Published

DOI

https://doi.org/10.1038/nn0710-783

Further reading

Newsletter Get the most important science stories of the day, free in your inbox. Sign up for Nature Briefing