Faculty mentor: Michael McIntosh
A common complication of Oxaliplatin, a chemotherapy drug, is neuropathic pain. Neuropathic pain is often treated with opioid medications, however this can lead to drug addiction and overdose. This study aims to determine if excising the gene region responsible for producing the 𝛼9 nicotinic acetylcholine receptor, a cellular receptor involved in producing neuropathic pain sensations, is an effective treatment for neuropathic pain in Cre(+/-) C57Bl6J mice.
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