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Yongqiang Gao, Ph.D.


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  1. Liu T, Berta T, Xu ZZ, Park CK, Zhang L, Lü N, Liu Q, Liu Y, Gao YJ, Liu YC, Ma Q, Dong X, Ji RR. TLR3 deficiency impairs spinal cord synaptic transmission, central sensitization, and pruritus in mice. J Clin Invest. 2012 Jun; 122(6):2195-207. PMID: 22565312; PMCID: PMC3366391.
    Citations: 76     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
  2. Liu T, Gao YJ, Ji RR. Emerging role of Toll-like receptors in the control of pain and itch. Neurosci Bull. 2012 Apr; 28(2):131-44. PMID: 22466124.
    Citations: 139     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
  3. Huang L, Gao YJ, Wang J, Strichartz G. Shifts in cell-type expression accompany a diminishing role of spinal p38-mapkinase activation over time during prolonged postoperative pain. Anesthesiology. 2011 Dec; 115(6):1281-90. PMID: 21975276; PMCID: PMC3226852.
    Citations: 9     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
  4. Gao YJ, Zhang L, Ji RR. Spinal injection of TNF-a-activated astrocytes produces persistent pain symptom mechanical allodynia by releasing monocyte chemoattractant protein-1. Glia. 2010 Nov 15; 58(15):1871-80. PMID: 20737477.
    Citations: 56     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
  5. Gao YJ, Ji RR. Targeting astrocyte signaling for chronic pain. Neurotherapeutics. 2010 Oct; 7(4):482-93. PMID: 20880510.
    Citations: 169     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
  6. Gao YJ, Ji RR. Light touch induces ERK activation in superficial dorsal horn neurons after inflammation: involvement of spinal astrocytes and JNK signaling in touch-evoked central sensitization and mechanical allodynia. J Neurochem. 2010 Oct; 115(2):505-14. PMID: 20722971.
    Citations: 31     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
  7. Zeng Q, Yang Z, Gao YJ, Yuan H, Cui K, Shi Y, Wang H, Huang X, Wong ST, Wang Y, Kesari S, Ji RR, Xu X. Treating triple-negative breast cancer by a combination of rapamycin and cyclophosphamide: an in vivo bioluminescence imaging study. Eur J Cancer. 2010 Apr; 46(6):1132-43. PMID: 20156674.
    Citations: 12     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
  8. Gao YJ, Xu ZZ, Liu YC, Wen YR, Decosterd I, Ji RR. The c-Jun N-terminal kinase 1 (JNK1) in spinal astrocytes is required for the maintenance of bilateral mechanical allodynia under a persistent inflammatory pain condition. Pain. 2010 Feb; 148(2):309-319. PMID: 20022176.
    Citations: 69     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
  9. Gao YJ, Ji RR. Chemokines, neuronal-glial interactions, and central processing of neuropathic pain. Pharmacol Ther. 2010 Apr; 126(1):56-68. PMID: 20117131.
    Citations: 226     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
  10. Suter MR, Berta T, Gao YJ, Decosterd I, Ji RR. Large A-fiber activity is required for microglial proliferation and p38 MAPK activation in the spinal cord: different effects of resiniferatoxin and bupivacaine on spinal microglial changes after spared nerve injury. Mol Pain. 2009 Sep 22; 5:53. PMID: 19772627.
    Citations: 48     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
  11. Gao YJ, Cheng JK, Zeng Q, Xu ZZ, Decosterd I, Xu X, Ji RR. Selective inhibition of JNK with a peptide inhibitor attenuates pain hypersensitivity and tumor growth in a mouse skin cancer pain model. Exp Neurol. 2009 Sep; 219(1):146-55. PMID: 19445931.
    Citations: 31     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
  12. Gao YJ, Zhang L, Samad OA, Suter MR, Yasuhiko K, Xu ZZ, Park JY, Lind AL, Ma Q, Ji RR. JNK-induced MCP-1 production in spinal cord astrocytes contributes to central sensitization and neuropathic pain. J Neurosci. 2009 Apr 01; 29(13):4096-108. PMID: 19339605.
    Citations: 253     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
  13. Gao YJ, Ji RR. c-Fos and pERK, which is a better marker for neuronal activation and central sensitization after noxious stimulation and tissue injury? Open Pain J. 2009 Jan 01; 2:11-17. PMID: 19898681.
    Citations: 139     
  14. Gao YJ, Ji RR. Activation of JNK pathway in persistent pain. Neurosci Lett. 2008 Jun 06; 437(3):180-3. PMID: 18455869.
    Citations: 56     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
  15. Kawasaki Y, Xu ZZ, Wang X, Park JY, Zhuang ZY, Tan PH, Gao YJ, Roy K, Corfas G, Lo EH, Ji RR. Distinct roles of matrix metalloproteases in the early- and late-phase development of neuropathic pain. Nat Med. 2008 Mar; 14(3):331-6. PMID: 18264108.
    Citations: 309     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
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