Piezo2 And Pain - Is There A Role For Piezo2 In Mechanically Induced Bone Pain?

Grant number: 1138756 | Funding period: 2018 - 2020

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Abstract

Pain associated with bone marrow edema, osteoarthritis, bone cancer and fracture puts a significant burden on individuals, society, and the health care system in Australia. A dominant feature of these includes mechanical disturbances of the bone, and this is a trigger for the pain. In this study, we will determine if a newly discovered mechanically gated ion channel (Piezo2) is a key contributor to mechanically induced bone pain and could be a target for development of drugs to treat it.