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Richard J Traub, PhD

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Neural & Pain Sciences



  • Ji, Y., Murphy, A.Z. and Traub, R.J. Estrogen modulates the visceromotor reflex and responses of spinal dorsal horn neurons to colorectal stimulation in the rat. J. Neurosci., 23: 3908-3915, 2003.

  • Traub, R.J. Sensitization in visceral pain and hyperalgesia. Seminars in Pain Medicine 1:150-158, 2003.

  • Gold, M.S. and Traub, R.J. Cutaneous and colonic rat DRG neurons differ with respect to both baseline and PGE2-induced changes in passive and active electrophysiological properties. J. Neurophysiol. 91:2524-2531, 2004.

  • Ji. Y., Tang, B. and Traub, R.J. Modulatory effects of estrogen and progesterone on colorectal hyperalgesia in the rat, Pain 117: 433–442, 2005.

  • Wang, G., Tang, B. and Traub, R.J. Differential processing of noxious colonic input by thoracolumbar and lumbosacral dorsal horn neurons in the rat. J. Neurophysiol., 94:3788-3794, 2005.

  • Christianson, J.A., Traub, R.J. and Davis, B.M. Differences in spinal distribution and neurochemical phenotype of colonic afferents in mouse and rat. J Comp. Neurol., 494:246-259, 2005.

  • Wang, X., Traub, R.J. and Murphy, A.Z. Persistent pain model reveals sex difference in morphine potency, Am. J. Physiology, 291: R300-306, 2006.

  • Ji. Y., Murphy, A.Z. and Traub, R.J. Sex differences in morphine induced analgesia of visceral pain are supraspinally and peripherally mediated. Am. J. Physiology, 291: R307-314, 2006.

  • Ji. Y., Murphy, A.Z. and Traub, R.J. Estrogen modulation of morphine analgesia of visceral pain in female rats is supraspinally and peripherally mediated. J. Pain, 8: 494-502, 2007.

  • Wang, G., Tang, B. and Traub, R.J. Pelvic nerve modulation of thoracolumbar spinal neuron processing of colorectal input in the rat. Gastroenterology, 133:1544-1553, 2007. PMID: 17916357.

  • Greenspan, J.D., Craft, R.M., Leresche, L., Arendt-Nielsen, L., Berkley, K.J., Fillingim, R.B., Gold, M.S., Holdcroft, A., Lautenbacher, S., Mayer, E.A., Mogil, J.S., Murphy, A.Z. and Traub, R.J. the Consensus Working Group of the Sex, Gender, and Pain SIG of the IASP. Studying sex and gender differences in pain and analgesia: A consensus report. Pain, 132: S26-S45, 2007. PMID: 17964077.

  • Tang, B., Ji, Y. and Traub, R.J. Estrogen alters spinal NMDA receptor activity via a PKA signaling pathway in a visceral pain model in the rat. Pain, 137:540-549, 2008. Epub 2008 Feb 20, PMID: 18068901.

  • Ji, Y., Tang, B. and Traub, R.J. The visceromotor response to colorectal distention fluctuates with the estrous cycle in rats. Neuroscience, 154:1562-7, 2008. Epub 2008 May 7 . PMID: 18550290.

  • Traub, R.J., Tang, B., Ji, Y., Pandya, S., Yfantis, H. and Sun, Y. A Rat Model of Chronic Post-Inflammatory Visceral Pain Induced by Deoxycholic Acid. Gastroenterology, 135:2075-2083, 2008. Epub 2008. PMID: 19000677.

  • Renn, C.L., Leitch, C.C., Lessans, S., Rhee, P., McGuire, W.C., Smith, B.A., Traub, R.J. and Dorsey, S.G. Brain-derived neurotrophic factor modulates antiretroviral-induced mechanical allodynia in the mouse. J Neurosci Res., 89(10):1551-65, 2011.

  • Cao, D.Y., Ji, Y., Tang, B. and Traub, R.J.  Estrogen Receptor β Activation Is Antinociceptive in a Model of Visceral Pain in the Rat. Pain, 13(7):685-94, 2012.