selected publications

bioRxiv preprints under review or in revision

Schaffler M, Johnson M, Hing B, Kahler P, Hultman I, Srivastava S, Arnold J, Blendy J, Hultman R, Abdus-Saboor I. A critical role for touch neurons in a skin-brain pathway for stress resilience.

Elias L, Schaffler M, Succi I, Foster W, Gradwell M, Bohic M, Ejoh L, Abraira V, Abdus-Saboor I. Identification of touch neurons underlying dopaminergic pleasurable touch and sexual receptivity. 

Bohic M., Pattison L., Jhumka A., Rossi H., Thackray J., Ricci M., Foster W., Arnold J., Mossazghi N., Yttri E., Tischfield, M.A., Smith E.S.J., Abdus-Saboor I.*, Abraira V*. Mapping the signatures of inflammatory pain and its relief.  (*joint corresponding authors)

Peer-reviewed articles

Toussaint A, Foster W, Jones JM, Kaufmann S, Wachira M, Hughes R, Bongiovanni AR, Famularo ST, Dunham B, Schwark R, Karbalaei R, Dressler C, Bavley CC, Fried NT, Wimmer M, Abdus-Saboor I. Chronic paternal morphine exposure increases sensitivity to morphine-derived pain relief in male progeny. Science Advances eabk2425 (2022).

Elias LJ,Abdus-Saboor I. Bridging skin, brain, and behavior to understand pleasurable social touch. Current Opinion in Neurobiology 73:102527 (2022).

Burdge J, Anissa Jhumka, Bravo I, Abdus-Saboor I. Taking a deep breath: How a brainstem pathway integrates pain and breathing. Neuron (2022)

Jones J.M., Foster W., Twomey C.R., Burdge J., Ahmed O.M., Pereira T.D., Wojick J.A., Corder G., Plotkin J.B., Abdus-Saboor I. A machine-vision approach for automated pain measurement at millisecond timescales. eLife 9:e57258 (2020).

Rossi HL, See LP, Foster W, Pitake S, Gibbs J, Schmidt B, Mitchell CH, Abdus-Saboor I.  Evoked and spontaneous pain assessment in a dental pulp injury model. Scientific Reports 17;10(1):2759 (2020).

Fried NT, Chamessian A, Zylka MJ, Abdus-Saboor I. Improving pain assessment in mice and rats with advanced videography and computational approaches. Pain 161(7):1420-1424 (2020).

Abdus-Saboor I, Fried N.T., Lay M., Burdge J., Swanson K., Fischer R., Jones J., Dong P., Cai W., Guo X., Tao Y.X., Bethea J., Ma M., Dong X., Ding L., Luo W. Development of a mouse pain scale using sub-second behavioral mapping and statistical modeling. Cell Reports 6;28(6):1623-1634 (2019).

Olson W., Abdus-Saboor I., Cui L., Burdge J., Raabe T., Ma M., Luo W.  Sparse genetic tracing reveals regionally specific functional organization of mammalian nociceptors. eLife 12;6:e29507 (2017).

Cui L., Miao X., Liang L., Abdus-Saboor I., Olson W., Fleming M.S., Ma M., Tao Y.X., Luo W.  Identification of early RET+ deep dorsal spinal cord interneurons in gating pain.  Neuron 91, 1–17 (2016).

Abdus-Saboor I., Al Nufal M.J., Agha M.V., Ruinart de Brimont M., Fleischmann A., Shykind B.M.  An expression refinement process ensures singular odorant receptor gene choice. Current Biology 26, 1083–90 (2016).

Fleischmann A., Abdus-Saboor I., Sayed A., Shykind B.  Functional interrogation of an odorant receptor locus reveals multiple axes of transcriptional regulation. PLoS Biology 11(5):e1001568 (2013).

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

Abdus-Saboor I., Mancuso V.P., Murray J.I., Palozola K., Norris C., Hall D.H., Howell K., Huang K., Sundaram M.V.  Notch and Ras promote sequential steps of excretory tube development in C.elegans Development 138, 3545–3555(2011).