The aim of this thesis was to investigate the involvement of glial cell line-derived neurotrophic factor (GDNF) in spinal pain transmission. In Chapter 1 some recent developments regarding the organization of the nociceptive system are discussed, followed by a description of the involvement of neurotrophic factors in sensory transmission. This information provides the necessary background for the interpretation of the findings in the chapters to follow.

Sillevis Smitt, Prof. Dr. P.A.E., Zeeuw, Prof. Dr. C.I. de
P.A.E. Sillevis Smitt (Peter) , C.I. de Zeeuw (Chris)
Erasmus University Rotterdam
Erasmus MC: University Medical Center Rotterdam

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