Scratching after Stroking and Poking: A Spinal Circuit Underlying Mechanical Itch.
Mechanical itch is a desire to scratch due to light mechanical stimuli. In this issue of Neuron, Pan et al. (2019) identify a feedforward inhibition circuit in the spinal cord dorsal horn that processes mechanical itch as well as spontaneous itch.
Wang, Z; Donnelly, CR; Ji, R-R
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