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Probenecid, an inhibitor of the Pannexin-1 channel, can inhibit the activation of inflammasomes. Our studies indicated that probenecid can alleviate inflammation by blocking Pannexin-1 channels to inhibit the expression of caspase-1 and IL-1β and exerts neuroprotective effects in rats with SCI.

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Probenecid can increase the survival of motor neurons, which resulted in tissue repair and improved locomotor function in the injured spinal cord.

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This page is a summary of: Neuroprotective Effects of the Pannexin-1 Channel Inhibitor: Probenecid on Spinal Cord Injury in Rats, Frontiers in Molecular Neuroscience, May 2022, Frontiers, DOI: 10.3389/fnmol.2022.848185.
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