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A specific anthrax toxin can silence pain

Publicado em 29 dezembro 2021
Anthrax has a scary reputation. Widely known to cause serious lung infections in humans and unsightly, albeit painless, skin lesions in livestock and people, the anthrax bacterium has even been used as a weapon of terror. Now the findings of a new study suggest the dreaded microbe also has unexpected beneficial potential — one of its toxins can silence multiple types of pain in animals. The research reveals that this specific anthrax toxin works to alter signaling in pain-sensing [...]