1. Duan B #, Cheng L#, Ma Q#. (2017) Spinal circuits transmitting mechanical pain and itch (invited review). Neurosci Bull (2017) May 8. doi: 10.1007/s12264-017-0136-z. #. Corresponding author.
  2. Cheng L*, Duan B*, Huang TW*, Zhang Y, Chen YY, Britz O, Garcia-Campmany L, Ren XY, Vong L, Lowell BB, Goulding M, Wang Y, Ma Q. (2017) Identification of spinal circuits required to transmit dynamic mechanical pain. Nat Neurosci (in press) (*co-first author)
  3. Bourane S*, Duan B*, Koch S, Dalet A, Britz A, Garcia-Campmany L, Kim E, Cheng L, Ghosh A, Ma Q, Goulding M. Gate control of mechanical itch by a subpopulation of spinal cord interneurons. Science, 350(6260):550-4. (2015) (*co-first author)
  4. Lou S, Pan X, Huang T, Duan B, Yang FC, Yang J, Xiong M, Liu Y, Ma Q. Incoherent feed-forward regulatory loops control segregation of C-mechanoreceptors, nociceptors, and pruriceptors. J Neurosci. 35(13):5317-29. (2015)
  5. Duan B*, Cheng L*, Bourane S, Britz O, Padilla C, Garcia-Campmany L, Krashes M, Knowlton W, Velasquez T, Ren X, Ross SE, Lowell BB, Wang Y, Goulding M, Ma Q. Identification of spinal circuits transmitting and gating mechanical pain. Cell. 159(6):1417-32. (2014) (*co-first author)
  6. Roberson DP, Gudes S, Sprague JM, Patoski HA, Robson VK, Blasl F, Duan B, Oh SB, Bean BP, Ma Q, Binshtok AM, Woolf CJ. Activity-dependent silencing reveals functionally distinct itch-generating sensory neurons. Nat Neurosci.16(7):910-8. (2013)
  7. Zeng WZ, Liu DS, Duan B, Song XL, Wang X, Wei D, Jiang W, Zhu MX, Li Y, Xu TL. Molecular mechanism of constitutive endocytosis of Acid-sensing ion channel 1a and its protective function in acidosis-induced neuronal death. J Neurosci. 33(16):7066-78. (2013)
  8. Lou S*, Duan B*, Vong L, Lowell BB, Ma Q. Runx1 Controls Terminal Morphology and Mechanosensitivity of VGLUT3-expressing C-Mechanoreceptors. J Neurosci. 33(3):870-82. (2013) (*co-first author)
  9. Duan B*, Liu DS*, Huang Y, Zeng WZ, Wang X, Yu H, Zhu MX, Chen ZY, Xu TL. PI3-kinase/Akt pathway-regulated membrane insertion of acid-sensing ion channel 1a underlies BDNF-induced pain hypersensitivity. J Neurosci. 32(18):6351-63. (2012) (*co-first author)
  10. Hu R, Duan B, Wang D, Yu Y, Li W, Luo H, Lu P, Lin J, Zhu G, Wan Q, Feng H. Role of acid-sensing ion channel 1a in the secondary damage of traumatic spinal cord injury. Ann Surg. 254(2):353-62. (2011)
  11. Duan B*, Wang YZ*, Yang T, Chu XP, Yu Y, Huang Y, Cao H, Hansen J, Simon RP, Zhu MX, Xiong ZG, Xu TL. Extracellular spermine exacerbates ischemic neuronal injury through sensitization of ASIC1a channels to extracellular acidosis. J Neurosci. 31(6):2101-12. (2011) (*co-first author)
  12. Liu Y, Abdel Samad O, Zhang L, Duan B, Tong Q, Lopes C, Ji RR, Lowell BB, Ma Q. VGLUT2-dependent glutamate release from nociceptors is required to sense pain and suppress itch. Neuron 68(3):543-56. (2010)
  13. Du W, Huang J, Yao H, Zhou K, Duan B, Wang Y. Inhibition of TRPC6 degradation suppresses ischemic brain damage in rats. J Clin Invest. 120(10):3480-92. (2010)
  14. Tong Z, Luo W, Wang Y, Yang F, Han Y, Li H, Luo H, Duan B, Xu T, Maoying Q, Tan H, Wang J, Zhao H, Liu F, Wan Y. Tumor tissue-derived formaldehyde and acidic microenvironment synergistically induce bone cancer pain. PLoS One 5(4):e10234. (2009)
  15. Xu TL, Duan B. Calcium-permeable acid-sensing ion channel in nociceptive plasticity: a new target for pain control. Prog Neurobiol. 87(3):171-80. (2009) (Review)
  16. Duan B*, Wu LJ*, Yu YQ, Ding Y, Jing L, Xu L, Chen J, Xu TL. Upregulation of acid-sensing ion channel ASIC1a in spinal dorsal horn neurons contributes to inflammatory pain hypersensitivity. J Neurosci. 27(41):11139-48. (2007) (*co-first author)
  17. Wang W*, Duan B*, Xu H, Xu L, Xu TL. Calcium-permeable acid-sensing ion channel is a molecular target of neurotoxic metal ion lead. J Biol Chem. 281(5):2497-2505. (2006) (*co-first author)
  18. Gao J, Duan B, Wang DG, Deng XH, Zhang GY, Xu L, Xu TL. Coupling between NMDA receptor and acid-sensing ion channel contributes to ischemic neuronal death. Neuron 48(4):635-46. (2005)
  19. Wu LJ, Duan B, Mei YD, Gao J, Chen JG, Zhuo M, Xu L, Wu M, Xu TL. Characterization of acid-sensing ion channels in dorsal horn neurons of rat spinal cord. J Biol Chem. 279(42):43716-24. (2004)