Molecular source of sunburn pain is identified

08/6/2013 | HealthDay News

The molecule TRPV4 in the outer layers of skin cells plays a key role in sunburn pain and redness, according to Duke University researchers who tested skin samples from humans and mice. The study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences found blocking the molecule reduced sunburn pain and suggested it could be used to develop new treatments for pain.

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