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Epigenetic Mechanisms of Neuropathic Pain

发布日期:2017-05-08    浏览次数:

北京大学神经科学研究所学术报告

 

Epigenetic Mechanisms of Neuropathic Pain

 

 

报告人:TAO Yuanxiang(陶元祥)

                Department of Anesthesiology, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

 

报告摘要:

Neuropathic pain resulting from peripheral nerve injury is a long-term, debilitating condition affecting the quality of daily-life of over 50 million American people. It is hard to treat in part due to incompletely understanding nerve injury-induced changes in gene transcription and translation in first-order sensory neurons of dorsal root ganglion (DRG). The epigenetic modification including DNA methylation and histone methylation/acetylation gates gene expression. Recent work has shown that peripheral nerve injury altered histone H3 methylation and the DNA methylation of some pain-related gene promoters. These alterations contribute to neuropathic pain genesis and maintenance through participation in nerve injury-induced changes in gene expression in the injured DRG. We summarize the current knowledge and progress in epigenetic research in neuropathic pain and discuss then potential role of epigenetic modifications as therapeutic antinociceptive targets for neuropathic pain management.

 

主持人:张勇研究员

时间:2017522日(周一)16:30-17:30

地点:神科所会议室(北医中心楼一层北侧)