Mei-Chuan Ko, PhD

Mei-Chuan Ko, PhD - Selected Publications

Published articles in PubMed

Schröder W. Lambert DG. Ko MC. Koch T. (2014)
Functional plasticity of the N/OFQ-NOP receptor system determines analgesic properties of NOP receptor agonists. British Journal of Pharmacology 171(16):3777-3800.  

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

Molinari S. Camarda V. Rizzi A. Marzola G. Salvadori S. Marzola E. Molinari P. McDonald J. Ko MC. Lambert DG. Calo’ G. Guerrini R. (2013)[Dmt1]N/OFQ(1-13)-NH2, a potent nociceptin/orphanin FQ and opioid receptor universal agonist. British Journal of Pharmacology 168(1):151-162.  

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.


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