Dupuytren Research Group Blog

Gene Expression in Dupuytren’s

If Dupuytren’s is inherited, what are the genes involved? Difficult question. Every cell in a person’s body has the same genes, but every cell is not the same. The differences

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ß-catenin, Wnt and Dupuytren’s

Ultimately, Dupuytren’s has to do with cell signalling: normal cells are somehow instructed (“signalled”) to become abnormal, and adjacent cells interact with each other in a progression of abnormal changes.

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Stretching may provoke Dupuytren’s

The relationships between mechanical forces and the biochemistry of Dupuytren’s are only recently being sorted out. Clinically, Dupuytren’s activity responds to changes in mechanical stresses: active nodules soften in response

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