TY - CHAP A1 - Mani Indiana Funez A2 - Fabiane Hiratsuka Veiga de Souza A3 - José Eduardo Pandossio A4 - Paulo Gustavo Barboni Dantas Nascimento ED1 - Gabriela Da Silva Xavier Y1 - 2012-06-05 PY - 2012 T1 - Protein Kinases and Pain N2 - Proteins are the work horses of the cell. As regulators of protein function, protein kinases are involved in the control of cellular functions via intricate signalling pathways, allowing for fine tuning of physiological functions. This book is a collaborative effort, with contribution from experts in their respective fields, reflecting the spirit of collaboration - across disciplines and borders - that exists in modern science. Here, we review the existing literature and, on occasions, provide novel data on the function of protein kinases in various systems. We also discuss the implications of these findings in the context of disease, treatment, and drug development. BT - Protein Kinases SP - Ch. 21 UR - https://doi.org/10.5772/38139 DO - 10.5772/38139 SN - PB - IntechOpen CY - Rijeka Y2 - 2021-09-17 ER -