Scratching after Stroking and Poking: A Spinal Circuit Underlying Mechanical Itch.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

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.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Wang, Z; Donnelly, CR; Ji, R-R

Published Date

  • September 25, 2019

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 103 / 6

Start / End Page

  • 952 - 954

PubMed ID

  • 31557456

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1097-4199

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.neuron.2019.09.009


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States