Xiao-Yan Zhu

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The pathogenesis of neuropathic pain remains largely unknown. Epigenetic mechanisms may play a major role in regulating expression of pro- or antinociceptive genes. DNA methylation is a major epigenetic mechanism in vertebrates, and methyl- CpG-binding protein 2 (MeCP2) is directly involved in methylation-mediated gene silencing. To determine how changes in(More)
p300 and its homolog cyclic AMP response element binding protein (CBP) are coactivators that were identified to participate in many biological processes including neural development and cognition. Their roles within the rodent spinal cord have not been reported systematically; in this study, their spatiotemporal distribution in the spinal cord of adult rat(More)
BACKGROUND Neuropathic pain is detrimental to human health; however, its pathogenesis still remains largely unknown. Overexpression of pain-associated genes and increased nociceptive somato-sensitivity are well observed in neuropathic pain. The importance of epigenetic mechanisms in regulating the expression of pro- or anti-nociceptive genes has been(More)
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