Dr. Wei Publications

  1. brainOkubo M, Castro A, Guo W, Zou S, Ren K, Wei F, Keller A, Dubner R. (2013) Transition to persistent orofacial pain after nerve injury involves supraspinal serotonin mechanisms. J Neurosci 33(12):5152-61. PMCID: PMC3640487
  2. Chai B, Guo W, Wei F, Dubner R, Ren K. (2012) Trigeminal-rostral ventromedial medulla circuitry is involved in orofacial hyperalgesia contralateral to tissue injury. Mol Pain 8:78. PMCID: PMC3484042

  3. Wei F, Gu M, Chu YX. (2012) New tricks for an old slug: descending serotonergic system in pain. Sheng Li Xue Bao 64(5):520-30.

  4. Yang K, Takeuchi K, Wei F, Dubner R, Ren K. (2011) Activation of group I mGlu receptors contributes to facilitation of NMDA receptor membrane current in spinal dorsal horn neurons after hind paw inflammation in rats. Eur J Pharmacol 670(2-3):509-18. PMCID: PMC3220411

  5. Wei F, Dubner R, Zou S, Ren K, Bai G, Wei D, Guo W. (2010) Molecular depletion of descending serotonin unmasks its novel facilitatory role in the development of persistent pain. J Neurosci 30(25):8624-36. PMCID: PMC2902253

  6. Shimizu K, Guo W, Wang H, Zou S, LaGraize SC, Iwata K, Wei F, Dubner R, Ren K. (2009) Differential involvement of trigeminal transition zone and laminated subnucleus caudalis in orofacial deep and cutaneous hyperalgesia: the effects of interleukin-10 and glial inhibitors. Mol Pain. 21;5:75. PMCID: PMC2806354

  7. Wei F, Zhuo M. (2008) Activation of Erk in the anterior cingulate cortex during the induction and expression of chronic pain. Mol Pain 23;4:28. doi: 10.1186/1744-8069-4-28. PMCID: PMC2503974

  8. Wei F, Guo W, Zou S, Ren K, Dubner R. (2008) Supraspinal glial-neuronal interactions contribute to descending pain facilitation. J Neurosci 28:10482-10495.

  9. Guo W, Wang H, Watanabe M, Shimizu K, Zou S, LaGraize SC, Wei F, Dubner R, Ren K. (2007) Glial-cytokine-neuronal interactions underlying the mechanisms of persistent pain. J Neurosci 27:6006-6018.

  10. Wei F, Guo W, Robbins MT, Zou S, Dubner R, Ren K. (2006) Supraspinal brain-derived neurotrophic factor signaling: a novel mechanism for descending pain facilitation. J Neurosci 26:126-137.

  11. Wei F, Wang GD, Zhang C, Shokat KM, Wang H, Tsien JZ, Liauw J, Zhuo M. (2006) Forebrain overexpression of CaMKII abolishes cingulate long term depression and reduces mechanical allodynia and thermal hyperalgesia. Mol Pain 2:21-33.

  12. Wei F, Vadakkan KI, Toyoda H, Wu LJ, Zhao MG, Xu H, Shum FW, Jia YH, Zhuo M. (2006) Calcium calmodulin- stimulated adenylyl cyclases contribute to activation of extracellular signal-regulated kinase in spinal dorsal horn neurons in adult rats and mice. J Neurosci 26:851-861.

  13. Guo W, Wei F, Zou S-P, Sugiyo S, Ikeda T, Meredith T. Robbins, Tu J-C, Worley PF, Dubner R, Ren K. (2004) Group I metabotropic glutamate receptor NMDA receptor coupling and signaling cascade mediate spinal dorsal horn NMDA receptor 2B tyrosine phosphorylation associated with inflammatory hyperalgesia. J Neurosci 24:9161-9173.

  14. Wei F. Xia XM. Tang J. Ao H. Ko S. Liauw J. Qiu CS and Zhuo M. (2003) Calmodulin regulates synaptic plasticity in the anterior cingulate cortex and behavioral responses: a microelectroporation study in adult rodents. J Neurosci 23:8402-8409.

  15. Wei F. Qiu CS. Kim SJ. Muglia LM. Maas J. Pineda VV. Xu HM. Chen ZF. Storm DR. Muglia LJ and Zhuo M. (2002) Elimination of inflammation-related allodynia in mice lacking calmodulin-stimulated adenylyl cyclases. Neuron 36: 713-726.

  16. Wei F. Qiu CS. Liauw J. Robinson DA. Ho N. Chatila T. and Zhuo M. (2002) Calcium-calmodulin dependent kinase IV is required for fear memory. Nature Neurosci 5: 573-579.

  17. Wei F. Wang GD. Kerchner GA. Kim SJ. and Zhuo M. (2001) Genetic enhancement of inflammatory pain by forebrain NR2B overexpression. Nature Neurosci 4: 164-169.

  18. Wei F. Xu ZC. Qu Z. Milbrant J. and Zhuo M. (2000) Role of Egr1 in hippocampus synaptic enhancement induced by tetanic stimulation and amputation. J Cell Biol 149: 1325-1333.

  19. Wei F. Li P. and Zhuo M. (1999) Loss of synaptic depression in mammalian anterior cingulate cortex after amputation. J Neurosci . 19: 9346-9354.