AMU faculty speaks on ‘Contribution of Glial Derived Factors in Pain Mechanism’


Aligarh : Prof Shaista Afroz, Chairperson, Department of Prosthodontics and Dental Material, Dr Z A Dental College (ZADC), Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) provided an understanding of the contribution of glia to pathological pain and neuroprotection, and how the protective, anti-inflammatory actions of glia are being harnessed to develop new drug targets for neuropathic pain control.

She was giving a presentation on ‘Contribution of Glial Derived Factors in Pain Mechanism’ in the symposium on ‘Neuronal Soluble Factors as Key Messengers in Orofacial Pain Pathology’ held during the ‘100th IADR/5th Asia Pacific Region General Session and Exhibition’, China.

As an invited expert speaker in the symposium sponsored by Neuroscience Group/Network of International Association of Dental Research, Prof Shaista discussed the participation of neuroimmune communication in orofacial pain transmission.

The symposium also had luminaries from Japan, USA and other countries.