Pain 2021 May 10. Epub 2021 May 10.
Division of Cell Signaling, National Institute for Physiological Sciences, National Institutes of Natural Sciences (NIPS), Okazaki, 444-8787 Japan Thermal Biology Group, Exploratory Research Center on Life and Living Systems (ExCELLS), National Institutes of Natural Sciences, Okazaki, 444-8787 Japan Department of Physiological Sciences, School of Life Science, SOKENDAI (The Graduate University for Advanced Studies), Okazaki, 444-8787 Japan Faculty of Engineering Science, Kansai University, Osaka 564-8680, Japan Department of Applied Pharmacology, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Toyama, Toyama, 930-0194 Japan.
Abstract: Arthropods are the largest group of living organisms and among them, mosquitoes spread parasites and viruses causing deathly diseases. They can spread easily these pathogens because of their painless skin piercing. Although the lack of pain is mainly due to the thinness of their fascicle, it is possible that mosquito saliva, which is discharged during their piercing, might contribute. Read More