Central serotonergic neurons are differentially required for opioid analgesia but not for morphine tolerance or morphine reward.

Zhao ZQ, Gao YJ, Sun YG, Zhao CS, Gereau RW., and Chen ZF. (2007) Central serotonergic neurons are differentially required for opioid analgesia but not for morphine tolerance or…

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Molecular genetic visualization of a rare subset of unmyelinated sensory neurons that may detect gentle touch

 Liu Q, Vrontou S, Rice FL, et al. Nature Neuroscience 2007; 10: 946-8.

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Gastrin-releasing peptide receptor mediates the itch sensation in the spinal cord.

Sun YG, and Chen ZF. (2007) Gastrin-releasing peptide receptor mediates the itch sensation in the spinal cord. Nature 448(7154): 700-703. PMID: 17653196

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Development of the mesencephalic trigeminal nucleus requires a paired homeodomain transcription factor, Drg11.

Wang CZ, Shi M, Yang LL, Yang RQ,Luo ZG, Jacquin MF, Chen ZF, and Ding YQ. (2007) Development of the mesencephalic trigeminal nucleus requires a paired homeodomain transcription factor,…

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Inhibitory neuromuscular transmission mediated by the P2Y1 purinergic receptor in guinea pig small intestine.

Wang GD, Wang XY, Hu H, Liu S, Gao N, Fang X, Xia Y, Wood JD (2007). Inhibitory neuromuscular transmission mediated by the P2Y1 purinergic receptor in guinea pig small…

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Mice lacking central serotonergic neurons show enhanced inflammatory pain and an impaired analgesic response to antidepressant drugs.

Zhao ZQ, Chiechio S, Sun YG, Zhang KH, Zhao CS, Scott M, Johnson R., Deneris E., Renner K., Gereau RW., and Chen ZF.(2007) Mice lacking central serotonergic neurons show…

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Caenorhabditis elegans TRPA-1 functions in mechanosensation.

Kindt KS*, Viswanath V*, Macpherson L, Quast K, Hu H, Patapoutian A, Schafer WR (2007). Caenorhabditis elegans TRPA-1 functions in mechanosensation. Nat Neurosci 10(5): 568-577. PMID: 17450139 

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Stimulation of adenosine A1 and A2A receptors by AMP in the submucosal plexus of guinea pig small intestine.

Gao N, Hu H, Liu S, Gao C, Xia Y, Wood JD (2007). Stimulation of adenosine A1 and A2A receptors by AMP in the submucosal plexus of guinea pig small…

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Lmx1b is essential for Fgf8 and Wnt1 expression in the isthmic organizer during tectum and cerebellum development in mice.

Guo C, Qiu HY, Huang Y, Chen HX, Yang RQ, Chen SD, Johnson R.L., Chen ZF, and Ding YQ. (2007) Lmx1b is essential for Fgf8 and Wnt1 expression in…

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