Publications

▪    Shaffer, A.D., Ball, C.L., Robbins, M.T., Ness, T.J. and Randich, A.  (2011).  Effects of acute adult and early-in-life bladder inflammation on bladder neuropeptides in adult female rats.  BMC Urology, 11, 18-25.

▪    Robbins, M.T., DeBerry, J., Randich, A., and Ness, T.J.  (2011).  Footshock stress differentially affects two subpopulations of spinal dorsal horn neurons to urinary bladder distension in rats.  Brain Research, 1386, 118-126.

▪    Robbins, M.T., Mebane, H., Shaffer, A.D., Ball, C.L., and Ness, T.J.  (2010).  Effect of estrogen on bladder nociception in rats.  Journal of Urology, 183, 1201-1205.

▪    DeBerry, J., Randich, A., Shaffer, A.D., Robbins, M.T. and Ness, T.J.  (2010). Neonatal bladder inflammation produces functional changes and alters neuropeptide content in bladders of adult female rats.  Journal of Pain, 11, 247-255.

▪    Black, L.V., Ness, T.J., and Robbins, M.T.  (2009).  Effects of oxytocin and prolactin on stress-induced bladder hypersensitivity in female rats.  Journal of Pain,10, 1065-1072.

▪    Wesselmann, U., Baranowski, A. P., Börjesson, M., Curran, N. C., Czakanski, P. P., Giamberardino, M. A., Ness, T. J., Robbins, M. T., and Traub, R.J.  (2009). Emerging therapies and novel approaches to visceral pain.  Drug Discovery Today: Therapeutic Strategies, 6, 89-95.

▪    Robbins, M.T. and Ness TJ.  (2008).  Footshock-induced urinary bladder hyperalgesia: role of spinal corticotrophin-releasing factor receptors.  Journal of Pain, 9, 991-998.

▪    DeBerry, J., Ness, T.J., Robbins, M.T. and Randich, A.  (2007). Inflammation-induced enhancement of the visceromotor reflex to urinary bladder distention: modulation by endogenous opioids and the effects of early-in-life experience with bladder inflammation.  Journal of Pain, 8, 914-23.

▪    Robbins, M.T., DeBerry, J., and Ness, T.J.  (2007).  Chronic psychological stress enhances nociceptive processing in the urinary bladder in high-anxiety rats.  Physiology and Behavior, 91: 544-550.

▪    Robbins, M.T., Uzzell, T.W., Aly, S., and Ness, T.J.  (2006).  Characterization of thalamic neuronal responses to urinary bladder distention, including the effect of acute spinal lesions in the rat.  Journal of Pain, 7: 218-224.

▪    Guo, W., Robbins, M.T., Wei, F., Zou, S., Dubner, R., and Ren, K.  (2006).  Supraspinal brain-derived neurotrophic factor signaling: a novel mechanism for descending pain facilitation.  Journal of Neuroscience, 26: 126-137.

▪    Robbins, M.T., Uzzell, T.W., Aly, S., and Ness, T.J.  (2005).  Visceral nociceptive input to the area of the medullary lateral reticular nucleus ascends in the lateral spinal cord.  Neuroscience Letters, 381: 329-333.

▪    Guan, Y., Guo, W., Robbins, M.T., Dubner, R., and Ren, K.  (2004).  Changes in AMPA receptor phosphorylation in the rostral ventromedial medulla after inflammatory hyperalgesia in rats.  Neuroscience Letters, 366: 201-205.

▪    Guo, W., Wei, F., Zou, S., Robbins, M.T., Sugiyo, S., Ikeda, T., Tu, J.C., Worley, P.F., Dubner, R.,and Ren, K.  (2004).  Group I metabotropic glutamate receptor NMDA receptor coupling and signaling cascade mediate spinal dorsal horn NMDA receptor 2B tyrosine phosphorylation associated with inflammatory hyperalgesia.  Journal of Neuroscience, 24: 9161-9173.

▪    Randich, A., Chandler, P.C., Mebane, H., Turnbach, M.E., Meller, S.T., Kelm, G.R., and Cox, J.E.  (2004).  Jejunal administration of linoleic acid increases activity of neurons in the paraventricular nucleus of the hypothalamus.  American Journal of Physiology - Regulatory, Integrative and Comparative Physiology, 286: R166-R173.

▪    Mebane, H., Turnbach, M.E., and Randich, A.  (2003).  Spinal EP receptor mediating prostaglandin E2-induced mechanical hyperalgesia, thermal hyperalgesia, and touch-evoked allodynia in rats.  Journal of Pain, 4: 392-399.

▪    Turnbach, M.E. and Randich, A.  (2002).  The role of spinal neurokinin-1 and glutamate receptors in hyperalgesia and allodynia induced by prostaglandin E2 or zymosan in the rat.  Pain, 97: 127-137.

▪    Turnbach, M.E., Spraggins, D.S., and Randich, A.  (2002) Spinal administration of prostaglandin E2 or prostaglandin F2a primarily produces mechanical hyperalgesia that is mediated by nociceptive specific spinal dorsal horn neurons.  Pain, 97: 33-45.

▪    Turnbach, M.E. and Randich, A.  (2001) The effect of spinal and systemic administration of indomethacin on zymosan-induced edema, mechanical hyperalgesia and thermal hyperalgesia.  Journal of Pain, 2: 25-35.

▪    Spraggins, D.S., Turnbach, M.E., and Randich, A.  (2001) Effects of glutamate receptor antagonists on spinal dorsal horn neurons during zymosan-induced inflammation in rats.  Journal of Pain, 2: 12-24.