Abdus-Saboor Lab

Schwark R, Ogundare S Weinreb C, Sheng P, Foster W, Toussaint A, Chang P, Tsai W, Comfere M, Arnold A, Guadagnino A, McCloskey D, Schaffer E, Rajan K, Datta SR, Abdus-Saboor I. Behavioral fingerprinting of the naked mole-rat uncovers signatures of eusociality and social touch. bioRxiv (2024) doi:

Upadhyay A, Gradwell M, Vajtay T, Conner J, Sayal AA, Azadegan C, Patel KR, Thackray JK, Bohic M, Imai F, Ogundare S, Yoshida Y, Abdus-Saboor I, Azim E, Abraira V. The dorsal column nuclei scales mechanical allodynia during neuropathic pain. bioRxiv (2024) doi:

Liu D, Rahman M, Johnson A, Tsutsui-Kimura I, Pena N, Talay M, Logeman BL, Finkbeiner S, Choi S, Capo-Battaglia A, Abdus-Saboor I, Ginty DD, Uchida N, Watabe-Uchida M, Dulac C. A hypothalamic circuit underlying the dynamic control of social homeostasis. bioRxiv (2023) doi:

Inclan-Rico JM, Napuri C, Lin C, Hung LY, Ferguson A, Wu Q, Pastore CF, Stephenson A, Femoe U, Rossi HL, Reed D, Luo W, Abdus-Saboor I, Herbert DR. MrgprA3 neurons selectively control myeloid-derived IL-33 for IL-17 dependent cutaneous immunity. Research square preprint (2023)

Elias L, Succi I, Schaffler M, Foster W, Gradwell M, Bohic M, Fushiki A, Upadhyay A, Ejoh L, Schwark R, Frazer R, Bistis B, Burke J, Saltz V, Boyce J, Jhumka A, Costa R, Abraira V, Abdus-Saboor I. Touch neurons underlying dopaminergic pleasurable touch and sexual receptivity. Cell 186, 577–590 (2023).

Research highlights on Elias et al.

Bohic M, Pattison L, Jhumka A, Rossi H, Thackray J, Ricci M, Foster W, Ogundare S, Twomey C, Hilton H, Arnold J, Mossazghi N, Yttri E, Tischfield, MA, Smith ESJ, Abdus-Saboor I.*, Abraira V*. Mapping the neuroethological signatures of pain, analgesia, and recovery in mice. Neuron 111(18):2811-2830 (2023)

Research highlight on Bohic et al.  MacDonald & Chesler. Painspotting. Neuron 111, 18: 2773-2774 (2023)

Bashkirova EV, Klimpert N, Monahan K, Campbell CE, Osinski J, Tan L, Schieren I, Pourmorady A, Stecky B, Barnea G, Xie XS, Abdus-Saboor I, Shykind BM, Marlin BJ, Gronostajski RM, Fleischmann A, Lomvardas S. Opposing, spatially-determined epigenetic forces impose restrictions on stochastic olfactory receptor choice. eLife 12:RP87445 (2023)

Anissa Jhumka, Abdus-Saboor I. Next generation behavioral sequencing for advancing pain quantification. Curr Opin in Neurobiol. 76:102598 (2022). review

Elias LJ, Abdus-Saboor I. Bridging skin, brain, and behavior to understand pleasurable social touch. Curr Opin in Neurobiol. 73:102527 (2022) review

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. bioRxiv (2022) doi:

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).

Burdge J, Jhumka ZA, Bravo I, Abdus-Saboor I. Taking a deep breath: How a brainstem pathway integrates pain and breathing. Neuron 2;110(5):739-741 (2022). preview

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).

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). review

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).

Schaffler M, Elias L, Abdus-Saboor I. Mechanisms of tactile sensory phenotypes in autism: current understanding, and future directions for research. Curr Psychiatry Rep. 5;21(12):134 (2019). review

Ishmail’s postdoc work

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).

Ishmail’s doctoral work

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).