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PubMed 25282877


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Automatically associated channels: TRP , TRPV , TRPV1



Title: [Advance in studies on TRPV1 and analgesic effect of traditional Chinese medicines].

Authors: Xiao-Li Liu, Cui Lv, Wen-sheng Zhang

Journal, date & volume: Zhongguo Zhong Yao Za Zhi, 2014 May , 39, 1757-60

PubMed link: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25282877


Abstract
Transient receptor potential vanilloid 1 (TRPV1) is a non-selective positive ion channel that is mainly expressed in sensory neurons and a member of transient receptor potential (TRP) family. The receptor could be activated by mechanical irritation, chemical irritation or endogenous ligand to mediate pains and cause injury to body functions. Traditional Chinese medicine believes that the mechanism of pain is that "stagnation leads to pain". Specifically, both of the contracture and tautness caused by cold and the blood stasis could result in blood impassability and pain. Most of traditional Chinese medicines for clearing heat and removing toxicity have the anti-inflammatory effect, while those for warming interior, and promoting blood circulation to remove blood stasis have the effect in smoothening blood vessels. Therefore, either with the anti-inflammatory effect or the effect in smoothening blood vessels, traditional Chinese medicines for clearing heat and removing toxicity, warming interior, and promoting blood circulation have the analgesic effect In this paper, the authors summarize the analgesic effect of the above three traditional Chinese medicines, with TRPV1 as the target.