Mei-Chuan Ko, Ph.D.Wake Forest School of Medicine

Mei-Chuan Ko, Ph.D.


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Academic: 336-713-5466 | Department: 336-716-2011


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Education & Training

  • B.S., Nat'l Cheng-Chi Univ, 1993
  • M.A., University of Michigan/Ann Arbor, 1996
  • Ph.D., University of Michigan/Ann Arbor, 1998


  • Int'L Union For Scientific Stu
  • Am Soc for Pharm & Exper Ther
  • Coll on Probs of Drug Dependen
  • Intl Forum for Study of Itch
Mei-Chuan Ko, Ph.D.

Mei-Chuan Ko, Ph.D.

Professor, Physiology & Pharmacology
Center for Comparative Medicine Research

Research Interests

drugs/therapeutic agents pharm, neurosciences/behavior, pain, substance abuse

Contact Information

Academic: 336-713-5466 | Department: 336-716-2011


Recent Publications

Ding H, Hayashida K, Suto T, Sukhtankar DD, Kimura M, Mendenhall V, Ko MC. Supraspinal actions of nociceptin/orphanin FQ, morphine and substance P in regulating pain and itch in non-human primates. Br J Pharmacol. 2015;172(13):3302-3312.

Ko MC. Neuraxial opioid-induced itch and its pharmacological antagonism. Handb Exp Pharmacol. 2015;226():315-335.

Ding H, Cami-Kobeci G, Husbands S, Ko M. Bifunctional MOP/NOP receptor agonist, BU10038, as a strong and safe analgesic in monkeys [abstract]. J Pain. 2015;16(4 Suppl 1):S59.

Sukhtankar DD, Lee H, Rice KC, Ko MC. Differential effects of opioid-related ligands and NSAIDs in nonhuman primate models of acute and inflammatory pain. Psychopharmacology (Berl). 2014;231(7):1377-1387.

Schroder W, Lambert DG, Ko MC, Koch T. Functional plasticity of the N/OFQ-NOP receptor system determines analgesic properties of NOP receptor agonists. Br J Pharmacol. 2014;171(16):3777-3800.

Lee H, Ko MC. Inhibitory effects of dynorphin-A on spinally administered beta-endorphin-and GRP-induced scratching in nonhuman primates [abstract]. Acta Derm Venereol. 2013;93(5):609.

Sukhtankar DD, Ko MC. Selective role of spinal gastrin-releasing peptide receptor in regulation of itch neurotransmission in mice [abstract]. Acta Derm Venereol. 2013;93(5):625.

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