Recent publications

Najjar SA, BM Davis and KM Albers. 2020. Epithelial-neuronal communication: Implications for visceral pain signaling. Trends in Neurosciences. pii: S0166-2236(20)30001-1. doi: 10.1016/j.tins.2019.12.007. Review. PMID:31983457.

Zhang S, TN Edwards, VK Chaudhri, J Wu, JA Cohen, T Hirai, NR, EGS, PY Zhou, BD McNeil, YY, HR Koerber, TL Sumpter, AC Poholek, BM Davis, KM Albers, H Singh and D Kaplan. 2021. Nonpeptidergic neurons suppress mast cells via glutamate to maintain skin homeostasis. Cell. Apr 15;184(8):2151-2166.e16. doi: 10.1016/j.cell.2021.03.002. PMID: 33765440.

Najjar SA, LL Ejoh, E Loeza-Alcocer, BS Edwards, KM Smith-Edwards, AY Epouhe, MS Gold, BM Davis and KM Albers. 2021. Optogenetic inhibition of colon epithelium reduces hypersensitivity in a mouse model of inflammatory bowel disease. PAIN 162:1126-1134. PMID: 33048854.

Margiotta JF, KM Smith-Edwards, A Kolanoski, BM Davis, KM Albers and MJ Howard. 2021. Synaptic components, function and modulation characterized by GCaMP6f Ca2+ imaging in cholinergic myenteric ganglion neurons. Front Physiol 2021 Vol. 12 Pages 652714. PMCID: PMC8365335 DOI: 10.3389/fphys.2021.652714.

Najjar SA and KM Albers. 2021. Pain in IBD: Optogenetic strategies for study of neural-epithelial signaling. Crohn’s and Colitis 360  Volume 3, Issue 3, July 2021, otab040,

Epouhe A, M Ritter Jones, SA Najjar, JA Cohen, DH Kaplan, HR Koerber and KM Albers. 2022. Use of optogenetics for study of skin-nerve communication. In Contemporary approaches to the study of pain: from molecules to neural networks. Editor, R Seal. Springer Nature. Humana Press. DOI : 10.1007/978-1-0716-2039-7.

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Differential Regulation of Bladder Pain and Voiding Function by Sensory Afferent Populations Revealed by Selective Optogenetic Activation
DeBerry, J. J., V. K. Samineni, B. A. Copits, C. J. Sullivan, S. K. Vogt, K. M. Albers, B. M. Davis and R. W. Gereau Iv (2018)Front Integr Neurosci 12: 5.
Cutaneous neurturin overexpression alters mechanical, thermal, and cold responsiveness in physiologically identified primary afferents

Jankowski, M. P., K. M. Baumbauer, T. Wang, K. M. Albers, B. M. Davis and H. R. Koerber (2017)J Neurophysiol 117(3): 1258-1265.

Can Stopping Nerves, Stop Cancer?
Saloman, J. L., K. M. Albers, A. D. Rhim and B. M. Davis (2016).  Trends Neurosci 39(12): 880-889.
Keratinocytes as modulators of sensory afferent firing.
Ritter-Jones, M., S. Najjar and K. M. Albers (2016).  Pain157(4): 786-787.
Mechanism, assessment and management of pain in chronic pancreatitis: Recommendations of a multidisciplinary study group.
Anderson, M. A., V. Akshintala, K. M. Albers, S. T. Amann, I. Belfer, R. Brand, S. Chari, G. Cote, B. M. Davis, L. Frulloni, A. Gelrud, N. Guda, A. Humar, R. A. Liddle, A. Slivka, R. S. Gupta, E. Szigethy, J. Talluri, W. Wassef, C. M. Wilcox, J. Windsor, D. Yadav and D. C. Whitcomb (2016).

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 Ablation of sensory neurons in a genetic model of pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma slows initiation and progression of cancer. Saloman, J.L., K.M. Albers, D. Li, D.J. Hartman, H.C. Crawford, E.A. Muha, A.D. Rhim, and B.M. Davis. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A, 2016; 113(11): 3078-3083.

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Mechanism, assessment and management of pain in chronic pancreatitis: Recommendations of a multidisciplinary study group.
Anderson, M.A., V. Akshintala, K.M. Albers, S.T. Amann, I. Belfer, R. Brand, S. Chari, G. Cote, B.M. Davis, L. Frulloni, A. Gelrud, N. Guda, A. Humar, R.A. Liddle, A. Slivka, R.S. Gupta, E. Szigethy, J. Talluri, W. Wassef, C.M. Wilcox, J. Windsor, D. Yadav, and D.C. Whitcomb, Pancreatology, 2016; 16(1): 83-94.
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Keratinocytes can modulate and directly initiate nociceptive responses.
Baumbauer, K.M., J.J. DeBerry, P.C. Adelman, R.H. Miller, J. Hachisuka, K.H. Lee, S.E. Ross, H.R. Koerber, B.M. Davis, and K.M. Albers. Elife, 2015; 4.
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Artemin Immunotherapy Is Effective in Preventing and Reversing Cystitis-Induced Bladder Hyperalgesia via TRPA1 Regulation.
DeBerry, J.J., J.L. Saloman, B.K. Dragoo, K.M. Albers, and B.M. Davis, J Pain, 2015; 16(7): 628-636.
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Artemin growth factor increases nicotinic cholinergic receptor subunit expression and activity in nociceptive sensory neurons.
Albers, K.M., X.L. Zhang, C.M. Diges, E.S. Schwartz, C.I. Yang, B.M. Davis, and M.S. Gold, Mol Pain, 2014; 10: 31.
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Neuroplastic changes occur early in the development of pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma.
Stopczynski, R.E., D.P. Normolle, D.J. Hartman, H. Ying, J.J. DeBerry, K. Bielefeldt, A.D. Rhim, R.A. DePinho, K.M. Albers, and B.M. Davis, Cancer Res, 2014; 74(6): 1718-1727.
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TRPV1 and TRPA1 antagonists prevent the transition of acute to chronic inflammation and pain in chronic pancreatitis.
Schwartz, E.S., J.H. La, N.N. Scheff, B.M. Davis, K.M. Albers, and G.F. Gebhart, J Neurosci, 2013; 33(13): 5603-5611.
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Neurturin overexpression in skin enhances expression of TRPM8 in cutaneous sensory neurons and leads to behavioral sensitivity to cool and menthol.
Wang, T., X. Jing, J.J. DeBerry, E.S. Schwartz, D.C. Molliver, K.M. Albers, and B.M. Davis, J Neurosci, 2013; 33(5): 2060-2070.
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TRAF family member-associated NF-kappa B activator (TANK) expression increases in injured sensory neurons and is transcriptionally regulated by Sox11.
Salerno, K.M., X. Jing, C.M. Diges, B.M. Davis, and K.M. Albers, Neuroscience, 2013; 231: 28-37.
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