Polymodality in Nociceptive Neurons: Experimental Models of Chemotransduction

  • Carlos Belmonte
  • Juana Gallar
  • Laura G. Lopez-Briones
  • Miguel A. Pozo
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (volume 79)


Transduction of chemical changes in the environment is present in all levels of living organisms, from protozoa to man. In bacteria, chemotransduction mediates a modification of flagellar motion that biases the individual cell’s random displacement, leading to an accumulation if the chemical cue is an attractant or to a dispersion in the case of a repellent. Likewise, in metazoans chemotransduction is involved in chemical detection of nutrients and mates, and triggers also behavioral mechanisms to approach or escape the stimulus72.


Sensory Neuron Chemical Stimulus Neurogenic Inflammation Nociceptive Neuron Stepwise Heating 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Carlos Belmonte
    • 1
  • Juana Gallar
    • 1
  • Laura G. Lopez-Briones
    • 1
  • Miguel A. Pozo
    • 1
  1. 1.Departamento de Fisiologia and Instituto de NeurocienciasUniversidad de AlicanteAlicanteSpain

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