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Yong Zhang


Zhang, Yong (HSC)
Research Assistant Professor

Department of:

College Of Pharmacy/Pharmaceutical Sciences -Research Assistant Professor

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Research Projects:

"Modulation of Inflammatory Mechanisms Underlying Chronic Pain of PTSD and TBI; Prevention and Treatment
Mechanisms Underlying Insulin Resistance, Obesity and PTSD co-morbidity.
Neuroinflammatory Mechanisms Drive Traumatic Stress-associated Pain Hypersensitivity

Selected Publications:

Te Effect of Sustained Supraspinal Nociceptin/Orphanin FQ Administration on Nociceptive Sensitivity and NOP Receptor Activity and Expression in vivo
2014    Donica CL, Simpson-Durand CD, Zhang Y and Standifer KM
Sex differences in the nociceptin/orphanin FQ system in rat spinal cord following chronic morphine treatment
2012    Zhang Y, Donica CL, Standifer KM
Post-blast Treatment with Nociceptin/Orphanin FQ Peptide (NOP) Receptor Antagonist Reduces Brain Ingury-induced Hypoxia and Signaling Protein in Vestibulomotor-related Brain Regions
   Awwad HO, Simpson-Durand C, Gonzalez LP, Tompkins P, Zhang Y, Lerner M, Brackett DJ, Sherry DM, Awasthi V, Stanififer KM
Scientifc Reoports
Nociceptin/Orphanin FQ Peptide Receptor Antagonist, JTC-801, Reverses Pain and Anxiety Symptoms in a Rat Model of PTSD.
   Zhang Y, Simpson-Durand CD and Standifer KM
Br. J. Pharmacol
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