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Curr Biol. 2014 May 19;24(10):R384-6. doi: 10.1016/j.cub.2014.04.011.

Evolution: the advantage of 'maladaptive' pain plasticity.

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1
University of Texas at Dallas, School of Behavior and Brain Sciences, Dallas, TX, USA. Electronic address: Theodore.price@utdallas.edu.
2
University of Texas at Dallas, School of Behavior and Brain Sciences, Dallas, TX, USA; University of Arizona School of Medicine, Department of Pharmacology, Tucson, AZ, USA. Electronic address: Gregory.dussor1@utdallas.edu.

Abstract

Following injury, nociceptive systems become sensitized, leading to heightened pain perception. The evolutionary reason for this phenomenon has been hard to pinpoint. A study in squid now suggests that nociceptive sensitization enhances survival from predators.

PMID:
24845663
PMCID:
PMC4295114
DOI:
10.1016/j.cub.2014.04.011
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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