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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.

2012 Publications

Ahn DK, Doutova EA, McNaughton K, Light AR, Närhi M, Maixner W. Functional Properties of Tooth Pulp Neurons Responding to Thermal Stimulation. J Dent Res. 2012 Apr;91(4):401-6. Epub 2012 Jan 17. PMCID: PMC3310754 [Abstract]

Ambrose KR, Gracely RH, Glass JM. Fibromyalgia dyscognition: concepts and issues. Reumatismo. 2012 Sep 28;64(4):206-15. [Abstract]

Cascio CJ, Moana-Filho EJ, Guest S, Nebel MB, Weisner J, Baranek GT, Essick GK. Perceptual and neural response to affective tactile texture stimulation in adults with autism spectrum disorders. Autism Res. 2012 Aug;5(4):231-44. [Abstract]

Ceko M, Bushnell MC, Gracely RH. Neurobiology underlying fibromyalgia symptoms. Pain Res Treat. 2012;2012:585419. Epub 2011 Oct 27. PMCID: PMC3205654 [Abstract]

Chen H, Slade G, Lim PF, Miller V, Maixner W, Diatchenko L. Relationship between temporomandibular disorders, widespread palpation tenderness, and multiple pain conditions: a case-control study. J Pain. 2012 Oct;13(10):1016-27. [Abstract]

Diers M, Yilmaz P, Rance M, Thieme K, Gracely RH, Rolko C, Schley MT, Kiessling U, Wang H, Flor H. Treatment-related changes in brain activation in patients with fibromyalgia syndrome. Exp Brain Res. 2012 May;218(4):619-28. Epub 2012 Mar 17. [Abstract]

Gerstner GE, Gracely RH, Deebajah A, Ichesco E, Quintero A, Clauw DJ, Sundgren PC. Posterior insular molecular changes in myofascial pain. J Dent Res. 2012 May;91(5):485-90. Epub 2012 Mar 26. PMCID: PMC3327733 [Abstract]

Gracely RH, Ceko M, Bushnell MC. Fibromyalgia and depression. Pain Res Treat. 2012;2012:486590. Epub 2011 Nov 19. PMCID: PMC3236322 [Abstract]

Holden JK, Nguyen RH, Francisco EM, Zhang Z, Dennis RG, Tommerdahl M. A novel device for the study of somatosensory information processing. J Neurosci Methods. 2012 Mar 15;204(2):215-20. Epub 2011 Dec 4. [Abstract]

Jensen KB, Loitoile R, Kosek E, Petzke F, Carville S, Fransson P, Marcus H, Williams SC, Choy E, Mainguy Y, Vitton O, Gracely RH, Gollub R, Ingvar M, Kong J. Patients with fibromyalgia display less functional connectivity in the brain's pain inhibitory network. Mol Pain. 2012 Apr 26;8:32. PMCID: PMC3404927 [Abstract]

Lee J, Woo J, Favorov O, Tommerdahl M, Lee CJ, Whitsel B. Columnar distribution of activity dependent gabaergic depolarization in sensorimotor cortical neurons. Mol Brain. 2012 Sep 24;5(1):33. [Epub ahead of print] [Abstract]

Maclean EW, Palsson OS, Turner MJ, Whitehead WE. Development and validation of new disease-specific measures of somatization and comorbidity in IBS. J Psychosom Res. 2012 Nov;73(5):351-5. [Abstract]

McGlone F, Olausson H, Boyle JA, Jones-Gotman M, Dancer C, Guest S, Essick G. Touching and feeling: differences in pleasant touch processing between glabrous and hairy skin in humans. Eur J Neurosci. 2012 Jun;35(11):1782-8. [Abstract]

Molsberger AF, Manickavasagan J, Abholz HH, Maixner WB, Endres HG. Acupuncture points are large fields: The fuzziness of acupuncture point localization by doctors in practice. Eur J Pain. 2012 Oct;16(9):1264-70. [Abstract]

Orrey DC, Bortsov AV, Hoskins JM, Shupp JW, Jones SW, Cicuto BJ, Hwang J, Jordan MH, Holmes JH, Haith LR, Roane BM, Diatchenko L, Cairns BA, McLean SA. Catechol-O-Methyltransferase Genotype Predicts Pain Severity in Hospitalized Burn Patients. J Burn Care Res. 2012 Jul;33(4):518-23. PMCID: PMC3319634 [Abstract]

Sanders AE, Maixner W, Nackley AG, Diatchenko L, By K, Miller VE, Slade GD. Excess Risk of Temporomandibular Disorder Associated With Cigarette Smoking in Young Adults. J Pain. 2012 Jan;13(1):21-31. Epub 2011 Oct 26. PMCID: PMC3249502 [Abstract]

Segall SK, Maixner W, Belfer I, Wiltshire T, Seltzer Z, Diatchenko L. Janus molecule I: dichotomous effects of COMT in neuropathic vs nociceptive pain modalities. CNS Neurol Disord Drug Targets. 2012 May;11(3):222-35. [Abstract]

Slade GD, Sanders AE, By K. Role of allostatic load in sociodemographic patterns of pain prevalence in the U.S. population. J Pain. 2012 Jul;13(7):666-75. Epub 2012 Jun 5. [Abstract]

Smith S, Maixner D, Fillingim R, Slade G, Gracely R, Ambrose K, Zaykin D, Hyde C, John S, Tan K, Maixner W, Diatchenko L. Large candidate gene association study reveals genetic risk factors and therapeutic targets for fibromyalgia. Arthritis Rheum. 2012 Feb;64(2):584-93. PMCID: PMC3237946 [Abstract]

Sorge RE, Trang T, Dorfman R, Smith SB, Beggs S, Ritchie J, Austin JS, Zaykin DV, Vander Meulen H, Costigan M, Herbert TA, Yarkoni-Abitbul M, Tichauer D, Livneh J, Gershon E, Zheng M, Tan K, John SL, Slade GD, Jordan J, Woolf CJ, Peltz G, Maixner W, Diatchenko L, Seltzer Z, Salter MW, Mogil JS. Genetically determined P2X7 receptor pore formation regulates variability in chronic pain sensitivity. Nat Med. 2012 Mar 25;18(4):595-9. PMCID: PMC3350463 [Abstract]

Tsao D, Wieskopf JS, Rashid N, Sorge RE, Redler RL, Segall SK, Mogil JS, Maixner W, Dokholyan NV, Diatchenko L. Serotonin-Induced Hypersensitivity via Inhibition of Catechol O-Methyltransferase Activity. Mol Pain. 2012 Apr 13;8(1):25. [Abstract]

van Tilburg MA, Whitehead WE. New paradigm for studying genetic contributions to irritable bowel syndrome. Dig Dis Sci. 2012 Oct;57(10):2484-6. PMCID: PMC3468322 No abstract available.

Zolnoun D, Bair E, Essick G, Gracely R, Goyal V, Maixner W. Reliability and reproducibility of novel methodology for assessment of pressure pain sensitivity in pelvis. J Pain. 2012 Sep;13(9):910-20. [Abstract]

Last Modified: 04/25/2012