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Ectopic discharge in Aβ afferents as a source of neuropathic pain

Overview of attention for article published in Experimental Brain Research, February 2009
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Title
Ectopic discharge in Aβ afferents as a source of neuropathic pain
Published in
Experimental Brain Research, February 2009
DOI 10.1007/s00221-009-1724-6
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Authors

Marshall Devor

Abstract

Ectopic discharge in axotomized dorsal root ganglion neurons is a key driver of neuropathic pain. However, the bulk of this activity is generated and carried centrally in large diameter myelinated Abeta afferents, a cell type that normally signals touch and vibration sense. Evidence is considered suggesting that following axotomy, Abeta afferents undergo a change in their electrical characteristics and also in the neurotransmitter complement that they express. This dual phenotypic switching renders them capable of (1) directly driving postsynaptic pain signaling pathways in the spinal cord, and (2) triggering and maintaining central sensitization.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 3 3%
Spain 1 <1%
Chile 1 <1%
Portugal 1 <1%
Iran, Islamic Republic of 1 <1%
Colombia 1 <1%
Canada 1 <1%
Unknown 96 91%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 25 24%
Student > Ph. D. Student 24 23%
Student > Bachelor 15 14%
Student > Master 11 10%
Student > Doctoral Student 7 7%
Other 23 22%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 36 34%
Medicine and Dentistry 24 23%
Neuroscience 14 13%
Unspecified 9 9%
Engineering 7 7%
Other 15 14%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 4. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 11 June 2013.
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#3,194,122
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Outputs from Experimental Brain Research
#439
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Outputs of similar age
#30,225
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Outputs of similar age from Experimental Brain Research
#5
of 40 outputs
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