Transformative R01 Program

HARNESSING ECTONUCLEOTIDASES TO TREAT CHRONIC PAIN

HARNESSING ECTONUCLEOTIDASES TO TREAT CHRONIC PAIN

​Ectonucleotidases are enzymes that convert ATP to adenosine. This spinal cord section was stained histochemically for ectonucleotidases. Intense staining is found in a region of the spinal cord where nociceptive neurons relay pain signals to the brain.