Increasing evidence suggests an association between gene expression and clinical pain. Epigenetic modifications are the main modulators of gene expression or protein translation in response to environmental stimuli and pathophysiological conditions. Preclinical and clinical studies indicate that epigenetic modifications could also impact the development of pain, the transition from acute to chronic pain, and the maintenance hereof.

Original languageEnglish
JournalScandinavian Journal of Pain
Issue number4
Pages (from-to)664-666
Number of pages3
Publication statusPublished - 26 Oct 2022

Bibliographical note

Research funding: The Center for Neuroplasticity and Pain (CNAP) is supported by the Danish National Research Foundation (DNRF121). Center for Mathematical Modeling of Knee Osteoarthritis (MathKOA), Department of Material
and Production, Faculty of Engineering and Science, Aalborg University.

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  • Chronic Pain/genetics
  • Epigenesis, Genetic/genetics
  • Epigenomics
  • Humans
  • Pain Threshold
  • epigenetic modifications
  • microRNA
  • epigenetic of pain


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