Inflammation induced sensory nerve growth and pain hypersensitivity requires the N-type calcium channel Cav2.2. Saumitra Pitake, Leah Middleton, Ishmail Abdus-Saboor, Santosh Mishra. Frontiers in Neuroscience 13, 1-13 (2019). PDF

Development of a mouse pain scale using sub-second behavioral mapping and statistical modeling. Ishmail Abdus-Saboor*, Nathan Fried*, Mark Lay, Kathryn Swanson, Justin Burdge, Jessica Jones, Peter Dong, Weihua Cai, Xinying Guo, Yuan-Xiang Tao, Roman Fischer, John Bethea, Minghong Ma, Xinzhong Dong, Long Ding, Wenqin Luo. Cell Reports 28, 1623-1634 (2019). PDF

Sparse genetic tracing reveals regionally specific functional organization of mammalian nociceptors. William Olson, Ishmail Abdus-Saboor*, Lian Cui* , Justin Burdge, Tobias Raabe, Minghong Ma, and Wenqin Luo. eLife 6:e29507 (2017). PDF

Identification of early RET+ deep dorsal spinal cord interneurons in gating pain. Lian Cui*, Xuerong Miao*, Lingli Liang, Ishmail Abdus-Saboor, William Olson, Michael Fleming, Minghong Ma ,Yuanxiang Tao, Wenqin Luo. Neuron 91, 1–17 (2016).  PDF

An expression refinement process ensures singular odorant receptor gene choice. Ishmail Abdus-Saboor, Muhammad Al-Nufal, Maha Agha, M. Ruinart de Brimont, Alexander Fleischmann, Benjamin Shykind. Current Biology 26, 1083–90 (2016). PDF

Setting limits: maintaining order in a large gene family. Ishmail Abdus-Saboor, Alexander Fleischmann, Benjamin Shykind. Transcription 5:e28978 (2014). PDF

Functional interrogation of an odorant receptor locus reveals multiple axes of transcriptional regulationAlexander Fleischmann, Ishmail Abdus-Saboor, Atef Sayed, Benjamin Shykind. PLoS Biology 11(5):e1001568 (2013). PDF

The Nkx5/Hmx homeodomain protein MLS-2 is required for proper tube cell shape in the C.elegans excretory system. Ishmail Abdus-Saboor, Craig Stone, John I. Murray, Meera Sundaram. Developmental Biology 366, 298–307 (2012). PDF

Notch and Ras promote sequential steps of excretory tube development in C.elegans. Ishmail Abdus-Saboor*, Vincent P. Mancuso*, John I. Murray, Katherine Palozola, Carolyn Norris, David Hall, Kelly Howell, Kai Huang, Meera V. Sundaram. Development 138, 3545–3555 (2011). Research Highlight in Nature Reviews Molecular Cell Biology 12, 549 (2011).  PDF

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Evoked and spontaneous pain assessment during tooth pulp injury. Heather Lynn Rossi, Lily Pachanin See, William Foster, Saumitra Pitake, Jennifer Gibbs, Brian Schmidt, Claire H. Mitchell, Ishmail Abdus-Saboor. bioRxiv (2019)

High-Speed Imaging of Paw Withdrawal Reflex to Objectively Assess Pain State in Mice. Ishmail Abdus-Saboor, Nathan T. Fried,  Mark Lay, Peter Dong, Justin Burdge, Ming Lu, Minghong Ma,  Xinzhong Dong,  Long Ding, Wenqin Luo. bioRxiv (2018)