The Björkqvist foundation has awarded FM Carita Sallomy a study grant for her Docotral thesis. The Björkqvist Foundation is a local foundation that fumds resaearchers from Kangasala. The grant was awarded for Sallomy’s studoes that are aiming to identify the binding site of stilbenoid-like TRPA1 antagonists and utilize this knowledge into the design of novel TRPA1 attenuators.
TRPA1 is an ion channel expressed in sensory nerves. It has been shown to play an key role in several pathophysiological events e.g. in pain sensation, migraine and inflammation. The project aims to development of novel painkiller for neuropathic pain.