On January 14, Seena Ajit, Drexel University College of Medicine, Philadelphia, US, gave a talk on the emerging role of microRNAs in pain. After her talk, there was a panel discussion featuring:
- Ru-Rong Ji, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, US
- Andrea Nackley, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, US
- Claudia Sommer, University of Würzburg, Germany
- Kiran Kumar Bali, Heidelberg University, Germany (moderator)
Watch the webinar recording below.
Topics addressed by Ajit during her talk included the following:
- Potential utility of circulating microRNAs as biomarkers in patient stratification and in predicting treatment response in the context of complex regional pain syndrome and ketamine therapy
- MicroRNA changes in blood in rodent models of neuropathic and inflammatory pain, and pathway analysis
- Mechanistic studies focusing on individual microRNAs altered in circulation to obtain insights on underlying molecular mechanisms
- Exosome biology and the role of circulating microRNAs as signaling molecules and therapeutic agents
“Circulating MicroRNAs as Biomarkers, Therapeutic Targets, and Signaling Molecules” is the fourth in a new series of PRF webinars supported by Genentech and MedImmune, with additional site support from other PRF sponsors. All webinars and other site content on PRF are editorially independent; all editorial decisions are made solely by the PRF editors. See previous PRF webinars here.