Throughout the last decade, research has uncovered associations between pain and epigenetic alterations caused by environmental factors. Specifically, studies have demonstrated correlations between pain conditions and altered DNA methylation patterns. Thus, DNA methylation has been revealed as a possible modulator or contributor to pain conditions, providing a potential therapeutic target for treatment by DNA methylation modification. To develop such treatments, it is necessary to clarify a wide number of aspects on how DNA methylation affects pain perception; first and foremost, the temporal dynamics. The objective of the present review is to provide an overview of current knowledge on temporal dynamics of DNA methylation in response to pain, and to investigate if a timeframe can be established based on the data of currently published studies.

Time course of DNA methylation in pain conditions: From experimental models to humans / Møller Johansen, Lonnie; Gerra, Maria Carla; Arendt-Nielsen, Lars. - In: EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF PAIN. - ISSN 1532-2149. - 25:2(2021), pp. 296-312. [10.1002/ejp.1674]

Time course of DNA methylation in pain conditions: From experimental models to humans

Gerra, Maria Carla;
2021-01-01

Abstract

Throughout the last decade, research has uncovered associations between pain and epigenetic alterations caused by environmental factors. Specifically, studies have demonstrated correlations between pain conditions and altered DNA methylation patterns. Thus, DNA methylation has been revealed as a possible modulator or contributor to pain conditions, providing a potential therapeutic target for treatment by DNA methylation modification. To develop such treatments, it is necessary to clarify a wide number of aspects on how DNA methylation affects pain perception; first and foremost, the temporal dynamics. The objective of the present review is to provide an overview of current knowledge on temporal dynamics of DNA methylation in response to pain, and to investigate if a timeframe can be established based on the data of currently published studies.
2021
Time course of DNA methylation in pain conditions: From experimental models to humans / Møller Johansen, Lonnie; Gerra, Maria Carla; Arendt-Nielsen, Lars. - In: EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF PAIN. - ISSN 1532-2149. - 25:2(2021), pp. 296-312. [10.1002/ejp.1674]
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