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Regional Center for Neurosensory Disorders


The Regional Center for Neurosensory Disorders is comprised of internationally-recognized faculty members who maintain active research programs across multidisciplinary interests. Our researchers publish their findings in peer-reviewed journals across a broad spectrum of biomedical and life sciences.

We have included a list of relevant references organized by publication year and, thereafter, alphabetically by first author. Where available, we have also included a link to the abstract that is publically available on PubMed Central, an online digital archive serviced by the U. S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health.

2010 Publications

Bukowska M, Essick GK, Trulsson M. Functional properties of low-threshold mechanoreceptive afferents in the human labial mucosa. Exp Brain Res. 2010 Feb;201(1):59-64. Epub 2009 Sep 22. [Abstract]

Cevidanes LH, Hajati AK, Paniagua B, Lim PF, Walker DG, Palconet G, Nackley AG, Styner M, Ludlow JB, Zhu H, Phillips C. Quantification of condylar resorption in temporomandibular joint osteoarthritis. Oral Surg Oral Med Oral Pathol Oral Radiol Endod. 2010 Jul;110(1):110-7. Epub 2010 Apr 9. PMCID: PMC2900430 [Abstract]

Costigan M, Belfer I, Griffin RS, Dai F, Barrett LB, Coppola G, Wu T, Kiselycznyk C, Poddar M, Lu Y, Diatchenko L, Smith S, Cobos EJ, Zaykin D, Allchorne A, Shen PH, Nikolajsen L, Karppinen J, Mannikko M, Kelempisioti A, Goldman D, Maixner W, Geschwind DH, Max MB, Seltzer Z, Woolf CJ. Multiple chronic pain states are associated with a common amino acid-changing allele in KCNS1. Brain. 2010 Sep;133(9):2519-27. Epub 2010 Aug 18. PMCID: PMC2929335 [Abstract]

Essick GK, McGlone F, Dancer C, Fabricant D, Ragin Y, Phillips N, Jones T, Guest S. Quantitative assessment of pleasant touch. Neurosci Biobehav Rev. 2010 Feb;34(2):192-203. Epub 2009 Feb 21. [Abstract]

Gris P, Cheng P, Pierson J, Maixner W, Diatchenko L. Molecular Assays for Characterization of Alternatively Spliced Isoforms of the Mu Opioid Receptor (MOR). Methods Mol Biol. 2010;617:421-35. [Abstract]

Gris P, Gauthier J, Cheng P, Gibson DG, Gris D, Laur O, Pierson J, Wentworth S, Nackley AG, Maixner W, Diatchenko L. A Novel alternatively spliced isoform of the mu-opioid receptor: functional antagonism. Mol Pain. 2010 Jun 2;6(1):33. PMCID: PMC2894766. [Abstract]

Heymen S, Maixner W, Whitehead WE, Klatzkin RR, Mechlin B, Light KC. Central processing of noxious somatic stimuli in patients with irritable bowel syndrome compared with healthy controls. Clin J Pain. 2010 Feb;26(2):104-9. [Abstract]

Jensen KB, Petzke F, Carville S, Fransson P, Marcus H, Williams SC, Choy E, Mainguy Y, Gracely R, Ingvar M, Kosek E. Anxiety and depressive symptoms in Fibromyalgia are related to low health esteem but not to pain sensitivity or cerebral processing of pain. Arthritis Rheum. 2010 Nov;62(11):3488-95, 2010 Jul 8. [Epub ahead of print]. [Abstract]

Levy RL, Langer SL, Walker LS, Romano JM, Christie DL, Youssef N, DuPen MM, Feld AD, Ballard SA, Welsh EM, Jeffery RW, Young M, Coffey MJ, Whitehead WE. Cognitive-behavioral therapy for children with functional abdominal pain and their parents decreases pain and other symptoms. Am J Gastroenterol. 2010 Apr;105(4):946-56. Epub 2010 Mar 9. [Abstract]

Lim PF, Smith S, Bhalang K, Slade GD, Maixner W. Development of temporomandibular disorders is associated with greater bodily pain experience. Clin J Pain. 2010 Feb;26(2):116-20. PubMed Central PMCID: PMC2811336. [Abstract]

Moana-Filho EJ, Nixdorf DR, Bereiter DA, John MT, Harel N.Evaluation of a magnetic resonance-compatible dentoalveolar tactile stimulus device. BMC Neurosci. 2010 Oct 28;11(1):142. [Epub ahead of print] [Abstract]

Nackley AG, Diatchenko L. Assessing Potential Functionality of Catechol-O-methyltransferase (COMT) Polymorphisms Associated with Pain Sensitivity and Temporomandibular Joint Disorders. Methods Mol Biol. 2010;617:375-93. [Abstract]

Nebel MB, Folger S, Tommerdahl M, Hollins M, McGlone F, Essick G. Temporomandibular Disorder Modifies Cortical Response to Tactile Stimulation. J Pain. 2010 May 10. [Epub ahead of print]. PMCID: PMC2943972 [Abstract]

Neely GG, Hess A, Costigan M, Keene AC, Goulas S, Langeslag M, Griffin RS, Belfer I, Dai F, Smith SB, Diatchenko L, Gupta V, Xia CP, Amann S, Kreitz S, Heindl-Erdmann C, Wolz S, Ly CV, Arora S, Sarangi R, Dan D, Novatchkova M, Rosenzweig M, Gibson DG, Truong D, Schramek D, Zoranovic T, Cronin SJ, Angjeli B, Brune K, Dietzl G, Maixner W, Meixner A, Thomas W, Pospisilik JA, Alenius M, Kress M, Subramaniam S, Garrity PA, Bellen HJ, Woolf CJ, Penninger JM. A Genome-wide Drosophila Screen for Heat Nociception Identifies α2δ3 as an Evolutionarily Conserved Pain Gene. Cell. 2010 Nov 12;143(4):628-38. PMCID: PMC3040441[Abstract]

Reimann F, Cox JJ, Belfer I, Diatchenko L, Zaykin DV, McHale DP, Drenth JP, Dai F, Wheeler J, Sanders F, Wood L, Wu TX, Karppinen J, Nikolajsen L, Mannikko M, Max MB, Kiselycznyk C, Poddar M, Te Morsche RH, Smith S, Gibson D, Kelempisioti A, Maixner W, Gribble FM, Woods CG. Pain perception is altered by a nucleotide polymorphism in SCN9A. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2010 Mar 16;107(11):5148-53. Epub 2010 Mar 8. PubMed Central PMCID: PMC2841869. [Abstract]

Segall S, Nackley AG, Diatchenko L, Lariviere WR, Lu X, Marron JS, Grabowski-Boase L, Walker JR, Slade G, Gauthier J, Bailey JS, Steffy BM, Maynard TM, Tarantino LM, Wiltshire T. Comt1 Genotype and Expression Predicts Anxiety and Nociceptive Sensitivity in Inbred Strains of Mice. Genes Brain Behav. 2010 Nov;9(8):933-946. 2010 Jul 23. [Epub ahead of print].PMCID: PMC2975805 [Abstract]

Tchivileva IE, Lim PF, Smith SB, Slade GD, Diatchenko L, McLean SA, Maixner W. Effect of catechol-O-methyltransferase polymorphism on response to propranolol therapy in chronic musculoskeletal pain: a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, crossover pilot study. Pharmacogenet Genomics. 2010 Apr;20(4):239-48. PMCID: PMC2876724 [Abstract]

Tommerdahl M, Favorov OV, Whitsel BL. Dynamic representations of the somatosensory cortex. Neurosci Biobehav Rev. 2010 Feb;34(2):160-70. Epub 2009 Sep 2. [Abstract]

Trulsson M, Essick GK. Sensations evoked by microstimulation of single mechanoreceptive afferents innervating the human face and mouth. J Neurophysiol. 2010, 103:1741-1747. Epub 2010 Feb 3. [Abstract]

Weinland SR, Morris CB, Dalton C, Hu Y, Whitehead WE, Toner BB, Diamant N,L eserman J, Bangdiwala SI, Drossman DA. Cognitive factors affect treatment response to medical and psychological treatments in functional bowel disorders. Am J Gastroenterol. 2010 Jun;105(6):1397-406. Epub 2010 Jan 19. [Abstract]

Whitehead WE, Drossman DA. Validation of symptom-based diagnostic criteria for irritable bowel syndrome: A critical review. Am J Gastroenterol. 2010 Apr;105(4):814-20; quiz 813, 821. Epub 2010 Feb 23. Review. [Abstract]

Whitsel BL, Favorov OV, Li Y, Lee J, Quibrera PM, Tommerdahl M. Nociceptive afferent activity alters the SI RA neuron response to mechanical skin stimulation. Cereb Cortex. 2010 Dec;20(12):2900-15. Epub 2010 Mar 22. PMCID: PMC2978241 [Abstract]

Last Modified: 04/25/2012