If you are one of the millions of people on this planet who suffers from itching you may be pleased to read that scientists at Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, have identified the first itch sensation gene. This discovery, say the researchers, may well lead to new treatments which target itchiness precisely - providing relief from severe and chronic itching.
The itch gene is Gastrin-Releasing Peptide Receptor (GRPS), a code for a receptor found in a tiny population of spinal cord nerve cells where pain and itch signals are sent from the skin to the brain.

Itch Gene Found - Could Lead To New Treatments That Target Itching


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