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Breakthroughs In Pain at McKnight Brain Institute


New research from the McKnight Brain Institute of the University of Florida explores how S-palmitoylation, a reversible lipid modification, affects the function of NaV1.7 channels, which play a key role in pain sensation. Researchers discovered that NaV1.7 channels are modified by S-palmitoylation and identified two specific sites (cysteine 1126 and cysteine 1152) that influence the channel’s properties.

The findings from the results shown in both rat and human subjects suggest that S-palmitoylation plays a significant role in regulating NaV1.7 activity and opens up possibilities for developing new pain treatments by targeting S-palmitoylation in NaV1.7 channels!

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New Dean at UTD!


Congratulations to PRICE affiliate Adam J. Woods who will be leaving University of Florida to serve as the next Dean of The University of Texas at Dallas School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences!