Genes, enzymes and Dupuytren’s: the alphabet name game.
A proteinase is an enzyme which breaks down proteins. Metalloproteinases (MPs) are proteinases with a molecular structure and function involves a metal atom, usually zinc. Matrix Metalloproteinases (MMPs) are MPs
There is one published report of Dupuytren’s being cured, fingers suddenly straightened, under the influence of the psychedelic drug LSD (full text: http://www.dupuytrenfoundation.org/DupPDFs/1966_Solursh_1417.pdf). Is this true? Probably not. LSD is
Collagenase (Xiaflex) has been approved by the FDA for treatment of Dupuytren’s contracture, after years of intensive laboratory and clinical trials. Collagenase enzymatic fasciotomy is more similar to needle fasciotomy