Revealed – How sodium affects your brain

January 14, 2014 4:06 PM

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They have now discovered how sodium influences the signalling of opioid receptors – a major class of brain cell receptors – paving the way for new therapies to treat a host of brain-related conditions.

‘It opens the door to understand opioid-related drugs to treat pain and mood disorders, among others,’ said lead author Gustavo Fenalti, a postdoctoral fellow at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) in California, US.

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