Mei-Chuan Ko, PhD

Mei-Chuan Ko, PhD - Selected Publications

Published articles in PubMed 

Sukhtankar DD. Ko MC. (2013)
Physiological function of gastrin-releasing peptide and neuromedin B receptors in regulating itch scratching behavior in the spinal cord of mice. PLoS ONE 8(6):e67422. 

Sukhtankar DD. Zaveri NT. Husbands SM. Ko MC. (2013)
Effects of spinally administered bifunctional nociceptin/orphanin FQ peptide receptor/m-opioid receptor ligands in mouse models of neuropathic and inflammatory pain. Journal of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics 346(1):11-22. 

Lin AP. Ko MC. (2013)
The therapeutic potential of nociceptin/orphanin FQ receptor agonists as analgesics without abuse liability. ACS Chemical Neuroscience 4(2):214-224.

Ko MC. Husbands SM. (2013)
Research and Development of Opioid-Related Ligands (Editors: MC Ko & SM Husbands). ACS Symposium Series, volume 1131, American Chemical Society/ACS Publications, Washington DC, USA (Distributed in print by Oxford University Press, Inc.). ISBN13: 978-0841227828.

Cremeans CM. Gruley E. Kyle DJ. Ko MC. (2012)
Roles of m-opioid receptors and nociceptin/orphanin FQ peptide receptors in buprenorphine-induced physiological responses in monkeys. Journal of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics 343(1):72-81. 

Su PY. Ko MC. (2011)
The role of central gastrin-releasing peptide and neuromedin B receptors in the modulation of scratching behavior in rats. Journal of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics 337(3):822-829. 

Collins GT. Carey KA. Narasimhan D. Nichols J. Berlin AA. Lukacs NW. Sunahara RK.Woods JH. Ko MC. (2011)
Amelioration of the cardiovascular effects of cocaine in rhesus monkeys by a long-acting mutant form of cocaine esterase. Neuropsychopharmacology 36(5):1047-1059. 

Hu E. Calo' G. Guerrini R. Ko MC. (2010)
Long lasting antinociceptive spinal effects in primates of the novel nociceptin/orphanin FQ receptor agonist UFP-112. Pain 148(1):107-113. 

Ko MC. Woods JH. Fantegrossi WE. Galuska CM. Wichmann J. Prinssen EP. (2009)
Behavioral effects of a synthetic agonist selective for nociceptin/orphanin FQ peptide receptors in monkeys. Neuropsychopharmacology 34(9):2088-2096.

Ko MC. Husbands SM. (2009)
Effects of atypical kappa opioid receptor agonists on intrathecal morphine-induced itch and analgesia in primates. Journal of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics 328(1):193-200. 

Ko MC. Naughton NN. (2009)
Antinociceptive effects of nociceptin/orphanin FQ administered intrathecally in monkeys. Journal of Pain 10(5):509-516.

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