Publications

  1. brainDessem D, Lovering RM. Repeated muscle injury as a presumptive trigger for chronic masticatory muscle pain. Pain Res Treat. 2011;2011:647967. Epub 2011 Jun 12. PMCID: PMC3195998
  2. Dessem D. Physiological, morphological and neurochemical characterization of neurons modulated by movement. J Vis Exp. 2011 Apr 21;(50).
  3. Dessem D. IL-6, cyclooxygenase in muscle pain. Pain. 2011 Jan;152(1):238. Epub 2010 Nov 26.
  4. Dessem D, Ambalavanar R, Evancho M, Moutanni A, Yallampalli C, Bai G. Eccentric muscle contraction and stretching evoke mechanical hyperalgesia and modulate CGRP and P2X(3) expression in a functionally relevant manner. Pain. 2010 May;149(2):284-95. Epub 2010 Mar 5. PMCID: PMC2860684
  5. Bai G, Ambalavanar R, Wei D, Dessem D. Downregulation of selective microRNAs in trigeminal ganglion neurons following inflammatory muscle pain. Mol Pain. 2007 Jun 8;3:15. PMCID: PMC1896151
  6. Dessem D, Moritani M, Ambalavanar R. Nociceptive craniofacial muscle primary afferent neurons synapse in both the rostral and caudal brain stem. J Neurophysiol. 2007 Jul;98(1):214-23. Epub 2007 May 9.
  7. Masri R, Ro JY, Dessem D, Capra N. Classification of muscle spindle afferents innervating the masseter muscle in rats. Arch Oral Biol. 2006 Sep;51(9):740-7. Epub 2006 Apr 17.
  8. Ambalavanar R, Moutanni A, Dessem D. Inflammation of craniofacial muscle induces widespread mechanical allodynia. Neurosci Lett. 2006 May 22;399(3):249-54. Epub 2006 Feb 28.
  9. Ambalavanar R, Moritani M, Moutanni A, Gangula P, Yallampalli C, Dessem D. Deep tissue inflammation upregulates neuropeptides and evokes nociceptive behaviors which are modulated by a neuropeptide antagonist. Pain. 2006 Jan;120(1-2):53-68. Epub 2005 Dec 13.
  10. Ambalavanar R, Moritani M, Dessem D. Trigeminal P2X3 receptor expression differs from dorsal root ganglion and is modulated by deep tissue inflammation. Pain. 2005 Oct;117(3):280-91.
  11. Ambalavanar R, Moritani M, Haines A, Hilton T, Dessem D. Chemical phenotypes of muscle and cutaneous afferent neurons in the rat trigeminal ganglion. J Comp Neurol. 2003 May 26;460(2):167-79.