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'Painkiller' Gene Turned Off in Mice


Science & Tech  (tags: mice, gene, pain, enzyme, c-Kit, painkiller )

Eduardo
- 2317 days ago - newscientist.com
Chilli peppers activate an enzyme called c-Kit. Getting rid of c-Kit increases pain tolerance in mice, while stimulating it lowers the level at which heat becomes painful. This could lead to the development of painkillers that work by blocking the enzyme.



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