Spicy Immunity: Pain to Gain

Nathachit Limjunyawong, Xinzhong Dong

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The skin is densely innervated with nociceptive neurons specialized in detecting noxious and painful stimuli. In a recent issue of Cell, Cohen et al. report that activation of cutaneous nociceptive neurons leads to a nerve-reflex action that is sufficient to provide a danger signal that triggers regional immunity to fight a microbial challenge.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)426-428
Number of pages3
Issue number3
StatePublished - Sep 17 2019

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Immunology and Allergy
  • Immunology
  • Infectious Diseases


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