PubMed 24165728

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Automatically associated channels: Nav1 , Nav1.9

Title: No pain, more gain.

Authors: James J Cox, John N Wood

Journal, date & volume: Nat. Genet., 2013 Nov , 45, 1271-2

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A new study shows that a specific mutation in SCN11A, which encodes the Nav1.9 voltage-gated sodium channel, underlies a human disorder characterized by insensitivity to pain. This finding provides fresh insights into human pain perception and suggests a new avenue for the development of analgesic drugs.