Selected Publications

Ghasemlou N, Chiu IM, Julien JP, Woolf CJ. CD11b+Ly6G- myeloid cells mediate mechanical inflammatory pain hypersensitivity. Proc Natl Acad Sci 2015; doi:10.1073/pnas.1501372112. 

Gilron I, Ghasemlou N. Chronobiology of chronic pain: focus on diurnal rhythmicity of neuropathic pain. Curr Opin Support Palliat Care 2014; 8:429-436.

Chiu IM, Heesters B, Ghasemlou N, von Hehn CA, Wainger B, Zhao F, Tran J, Strominger A, Muralidharan S, Horswill A, Bubeck Wardenburg J, Carroll M, Hwang SW, Woolf CJ. Bacteria produce pain by direct activation of nociceptors. Nature 2013; 501:52-57.

David S, Zarruk J, Ghasemlou N. Inflammatory pathways in spinal cord injury. Int Rev Neurobiol 2012; 106:127-152.

Cobos EJ, Ghasemlou N, Araldi D, Segal D, Duong K, Woolf CJ. Inflammation-induced decrease in voluntary wheel running in mice: A nonreflexive test for evaluating inflammatory pain and analgesia. Pain 2012; 153:876-878.

Bouhy D, Ghasemlou N, Lively S, Redensek A, Rathore KI, Schlichter LC, David S. Inhibition of the Ca²⁺-dependent K⁺ channel, KCNN4/KCa3.1, improves tissue protection and locomotor recovery after spinal cord injury. J Neurosci 2011; 31:16298-16308.

Ma CH, Omura T*, Cobos EJ*, Latremoliere A*, Ghasemlou N*, Brenner GJ, van Veen E, Barrett L, Sawada T, Gao F, Coppola G, Gertler F, Costigan M, Geschwind D, Woolf CJ. Accelerating axonal growth promotes motor recovery after peripheral nerve injury in mice. J. Clin. Invest. 2011; 121:4332-4347. *co-authors

Lopez-Vales R, Ghasemlou N, Redensek A, Kerr BJ, Barbayianni E, Antonopoulou G, Baskakis C, Rathore KI, Constantinou-Kokotou V, Stephens D, Shimizu T, Dennis EA, Kokotos G, David S.  Phospholipase A2 Superfamily Members Play Divergent Roles After Spinal Cord Injury. FASEB J 2011; 25:4240-4252.

Ghasemlou N, Lopez-Vales R, Lachance C, Thuraisingam T, Gaestel M, Radzioch D, David S. MAPK-activated protein kinase 2 contributes to secondary damage after spinal cord injury. J. Neurosci. 2010; 30:13750-13759.

Ghasemlou N, Bouhy D, Yang J, Lopez-Vales R, Haber M, Thuraisingam T, He G, Radzioch D, Ding A, David S. Beneficial effects of secretory leukocyte protease inhibitor after spinal cord injury. BRAIN 2010; 133:126-138.

Ghasemlou N, Jeong SY, Lacroix S, David S. T cells contribute to lysophosphatidylcholine-induced macrophage activation and demyelination in the CNS. GLIA 2007; 55:294-302.

Ghasemlou N, Kerr BJ, David S. Tissue displacement and impact force are important contributors to outcome after spinal cord contusion injury. Exp Neurol 2005;196:9-17. [Commentary in Exp. Neurol.]