Genes and epigenetic processes as prospective pain targets

  title={Genes and epigenetic processes as prospective pain targets},
  author={Megan Crow and Franziska Denk and Stephen B. McMahon},
  booktitle={Genome Medicine},
Chronic pain affects approximately one in five adults, resulting in a greatly reduced quality of life and a higher risk of developing co-morbidities such as depression. Available treatments often provide inadequate pain relief, but it is hoped that through deeper understanding of the molecular mechanisms underlying chronic pain states we can discover new and improved therapies. Although genetic research has flourished over the past decade and has identified many key genes in pain processing… CONTINUE READING