Shifting to translational research on postoperative pain and its chronification

P. Forget, R. Deumens

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In this issue of Anesthesiology, Liu et al. report on the relevance of a serine protease, cathepsin G, for postoperative pain.1 With their work, these authors place cathepsin G in a long list of proteins that have been identified as being with altered expression profiles in relation to pathological pain. Up to now, the clinical and, thus, translational value of most of these proteins has remained poor as bridges between animal and human research have been notably lacking.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)745-756
Number of pages12
Publication statusPublished - 31 Oct 2015


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