1. Shepherd A.J., and Mohapatra D.P. (2018).  Attenuation of un-evoked mechanical and cold pain hypersensitivity associated with experimental neuropathy in mice by Angiotensin II type-2 receptor antagonism.  Anesthesia & Analgesia. In Press - doi: 10.1213/ANE.0000000000003857.

  1. Shepherd A.J., Mickle A.D., Karlsson P., Golden J.P., Mack M.R., Halabi C.M., de Kloet A.D., Samineni V.K., Kim B.S., Krause E.G., Gereau IVth R.W., and Mohapatra D.P. (2018).  Macrophage angiotensin II type 2 receptor triggers neuropathic pain.  Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA Aug 6 pii: 201721815. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1721815115.

  1. Shepherd A.J., Copits B., Mickle A.D., Karlsson P., Kadunganattil S., Haroutounian S., Tadinada S.M., de Kloet A.D., Valtcheva M.V., McIlvried L.A., Sheahan T.D., Jain S., Ray P., Usachev Y.M., Dussor G., Krause E.G., Price T.J., Gereau IVth R.W., and Mohapatra D.P. (2018).  Angiotensin II triggers peripheral macrophage-to-sensory neuron redox crosstalk to elicit pain.  Journal of Neuroscience Vol. 38(32):7032-7057. 

  1. Shepherd A.J., Cloud M.E., Cao Y.-Q., and Mohapatra D.P. (2018).  Deficits in burrowing behaviors are associated with mouse models of neuropathic but not inflammatory pain or migraine.  Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience  Vol. 12: 124. doi: 10.3389/fnbeh.2018.00124.

  1. Shepherd A.J., Mickle, A.D., McIlvried L.A., Gereau IVth R.W., and Mohapatra D.P. (2018).  Parathyroid hormone-related peptide activates and modulates TRPV1 channel in human DRG neurons.  European Journal of Pain  Vol. 22(9):1685-1690. doi: 10.1002/ejp.1251, 2018.

  1. Matt L., Kim K., Hergarden A.C., Patriarchi T., Malik Z.A., Park D.K., Chowdhury D., Buonarati O.R., Henderson P.B., Goekcek Sarac C., Zhang Y, Mohapatra D., Horne M.C., Ames J.B., and Hell J.W. (2018). α-Actinin anchors PSD-95 at postsynaptic sites. Neuron Vol. 78: 483-497.

  1. Shepherd A.J.*, Mickle, A.D.*, Kadunganattil S.*, Hu H., and Mohapatra D.P. (2018).  Parathyroid hormone-related peptide elicits peripheral TRPV1-dependent mechanical hypersensitivity.  Frontiers in Cellular Neuroscience  Vol. 12 (article-38): 1-14.  *Equal contribution.

  2. Shepherd A.J. and Mohapatra D.P. (2018).  Pharmacological validation of voluntary gait and mechanical sensitivity assays associated with inflammatory and neuropathic pain in mice.  Neuropharmacology  Vol. 130: 18-29.



  1. Sheahan T.D., Siuda E.R., Bruchas M.R., Shepherd A.J., Mohapatra D.P., Gereau IVth R.W., and Golden, J.P. (2017).  Inflammation and injury minimally affect mouse voluntary behaviors proposed as indicators of pain. Neurobiology of Pain Vol. 2:1-12. 

  2. Meacham K., Shepherd A.J., Mohapatra D.P., and Haroutounian S. (2017).  Neuropathic pain: central vs. peripheral mechanisms. Current Pain and Headache Reports Vol. 21(6):28.



  1. Mickle A.D.*, Shepherd A.J.*, and Mohapatra D.P. (2016).  Nociceptive TRP channels: sensory detectors and transducers in multiple pain pathologies. Pharmaceuticals Vol. 9(4): pii:E72.  *Equal contribution.

  1. Shutov L., Warwick C.A., Shi X., Gnanasekaran A., Shepherd A.J., Mohapatra D.P., Woodruff T.M., Clark, D.J., and Usachev Y.M. (2016).  The complement system component C5a produces thermal hyperalgesia via macrophage-to-nociceptor signaling that requires NGF and TRPV1.  Journal of Neuroscience Vol. 38(18):4993-5002.

  1. Gupte R.P., Kadunganattil S., Shepherd A.J., Merrill R.A., Planer W., Bruchas M., Strack S., and Mohapatra D.P. (2016).  Convergent Phosphomodulation of the major neuronal dendritic potassium channel Kv4.2 by pituitary adenylate cyclase-activating polypeptide.  Neuropharmacology  Vol. 101:291-308.

  2. Rossi H.L., Broadhurst K.A., Luu A.S.-K., Lara O., Kothari S., Mohapatra D.P., and Recober A. (2016).  Abnormal trigeminal sensory processing in obese mice.  Pain  Vol. 157(1):235-246.



  1. Mickle A.D., Shepherd A.J., Loo L., and Mohapatra D.P. (2015). Induction of thermal and mechanical hypersensitivity by parathyroid hormone-related peptide (PTHrP) through upregulation of TRPV1 function and trafficking.  Pain Vol. 156(9): 1620-1636.

  2. Mickle A.D.*, Shepherd A.J.*, and Mohapatra D.P. (2015). Sensory TRP Channels: The key transducers of nociception and pain. In “Molecular and Cell Biology of Pain”, Progress in Molecular Biology and Translational Science.  Vol. 131: 73-118*Equal contribution.



  1. Borges G.R., Morgan D.A., Ketsawatsomkron P., Mickle A.D., Thompson A.P., Cassell M.D., Mohapatra D.P., Rahmouni K., and Sigmund C.D. (2014). Interference with peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor-γ in vascular smooth muscle causes baroreflex impairment and autonomic dysfunctionHypertension.  Vol. 64(3): 590-596.

  2. Decker A.R., McNeill M.S., Lambert A.M., Overton J.D., Chen Y.C., Lorca R.A., Johnson N.A., Brockerhoff S.E., Mohapatra D.P., MacArthur H., Panula P., Masino M.A., Runnels L.W., and Cornell RA (2014). Abnormal differentiation of dopaminergic neurons in zebrafish trpm7 mutant larvae impairs development of the motor pattern.  Developmental Biology.  Vol. 386(2): 428-439.




  1. Shepherd A.J., Loo L., and Mohapatra D.P. (2013). Chemokine co-receptor CCR5/CXCR4-dependent modulation of Kv2.1 channel confers acute neuroprotection to HIV-1 glycoprotein gp120.  PLoS One.  Vol. 8(9): e76698.

  2. Sowers L.P., Mouw, T.J., Ferguson, P.J., Wemmie J.A., Mohapatra D.P., and Bassuk A.G. (2013). The non-canonical Wnt ligand Wnt5a rescues morphological deficits in Prickle2-deficient hippocampal neurons.  Molecular Psychiatry.  Vol. 18(10): 1049.


  4. Sowers L.P., Loo L., Wu Y., Campbell E., Ulrich J.D., Wu S., Paemka L., Wassink T., Meyer K., Bing X., El-Shanti H., Usachev Y.M., Ueno N., Manak J.R., Shepherd A.J., Ferguson P.J., Darbro B.W., Richerson G.B., Mohapatra D.P., Wemmie J.A., and Bassuk A.G. (2013). Disruption of the non-canonical Wnt gene PRICKLE2 leads to autism-like behaviors with evidence for hippocampal synaptic dysfunction.  Molecular Psychiatry.  Vol. 18(10): 1077-1089.


  6. Hall D.D., Dai S., Tseng P.Y., Malik Z., Nguyen M., Matt L., Schnizler K., Shepherd A.J., Mohapatra D.P., Tsuruta F., Dolmetsch R.E., Christel C.J., Lee A., Burette A., Weinberg R.J., Hell J.W. (2013). Competition between α-actinin and Ca²⁺-calmodulin controls surface retention of the L-type Ca²⁺ channel Cav1.2.  Neuron.  Vol. 78(3): 483-497.




  1. Shepherd A.J., Loo L., Gupte R.P., Mickle A.D., and Mohapatra D.P. (2012). Distinct modifications in Kv2.1 channel via chemokine receptor CXCR4 regulate neuronal survival-death dynamics.  Journal of Neuroscience.  Vol. 32(49): 17725-17739.

  2. Ulrich J.D., Kim M.S., Houlihan P.R., Shutov L.P., Mohapatra D.P., Strack S., and Usachev Y.M. (2012). Distinct distinct activation properties of the nuclear factor of activated T-cells (NFAT) isoforms NFATc3 and NFATc4 in neurons. Journal of Biological Chemistry.  Vol. 287(45): 37594-37609.


  4. Loo L., Shepherd A.J., Mickle A.D., Lorca R.A., Shutov L., Usachev Y.M., and Mohapatra D.P. (2012). The C-type natriuretic peptide induces thermal hyperalgesia through a non-canonical Gβγ-dependent modulation of TRPV1 channel.  Journal of Neuroscience.  Vol. 32(35): 11942-11955.


  6. Walder R.Y., Radhakrishnan R., Loo L., Rasmussen L.A., Mohapatra D.P., Wilson S., and Sluka K.A. (2012). TRPV1 is important for mechanical and heat sensitivity in uninjured animals and development of heat hyperalgesia after muscle inflammation.  Pain.  Vol. 153(8): 1664-1672.


  8. Bocksteins E., Labro A.J., Snyders D.J., and Mohapatra D.P. (2012). The electrically silent Kv6.4 subunit confers hyperpolarized gating charge movement in Kv2.1/Kv6.4 heterotetrametic channels.  PLoS One. Vol. 7(5): e37143.


  10. Shepherd A.J., and Mohapatra D.P. (2012). Tissue preparation and immunostaining of mouse sensory nerve fibers     innervating skin and limb bones.  Journal of Visualized Experiments.  Vol. 59, e3485.


  12. Maity B., Stewart A., Yang J., Loo L., Sheff D., Shepherd A.J., Mohapatra D.P., and Fisher R.A. (2012). Regulator of G-protein Signaling 6 (RGS6) ensures coordination of motor movement by modulating GABAB receptor signaling.  Journal of Biological Chemistry.  Vol. 287(7): 4972-4981.


  14. Bocksteins E., Shepherd A.J., Mohapatra D.P., and Snyders D.J. (2012). Immunostaining of cell lines and neurons -key concepts and potential pitfalls. In “Immunocytochemistry”, Hesam Dehghani Ed., ISBN 978-953-308-18-9.



  1. Yang J., Huang J., Maity B., Gao Z., Lorca R.A., Gudmundsson H., Li J., Stewart A., Swaminathan P.D., Ibeawuchi S.-R., Shepherd A.J., Chen C.-K., Kutschke W., Mohler P., Mohapatra D.P., Anderson M.E., and Fisher R.A. (2010). RGS6, a modulator of parasympathetic activation in heart.  Circulation Research. Vol. 107(11): 1345-1349.


  1. Kalashnikova E., Lorca R.A., Kaur I., Barisone G.A., Li B., Ishimaru T., Trimmer J.S., Mohapatra D.P., and Diaz E. (2010). SynDIG1: a novel activity-regulated AMPA receptor interacting transmembrane protein that regulates excitatory synapse development.  Neuron.  Vol. 65(1): 80-93.

PI’s prior publications from his postdoctoral and Ph.D. research work:


  1. Mohapatra D.P., Misonou H., Pan S.-J., Held J.E., Surmeier D.J., and Trimmer J.S. (2009). Regulation of intrinsic excitability in hippocampal neurons by activity-dependent modulation of the Kv2.1 potassium channel.  Channels.  Vol. 3(1): 46-56.

  2. Mohapatra D.P., Siino, D.F., and Trimmer J.S. (2008). Interdomain cytoplasmic interactions govern the intracellular trafficking, gating, and modulation of the Kv2.1 channel.  Journal of Neuroscience.  Vol. 28(19): 4982-4994.

  3. Vacher H.*, Mohapatra D.P.*, and Trimmer J.S. (2008). Localization and targeting of voltage-gated ion channels in mammalian central neurons.  Physiological Reviews.  Vol. 88: 133-174. *Equal contribution.

  4. Mohapatra D.P., Park, K.-S., and Trimmer J.S. (2007). Dynamic Regulation of the voltage-gated Kv2.1 potassium channel by multisite phosphorylation. Biochemical Society Transactions.  Vol. 35(5): 1064-1068. 

  5. Mohapatra D.P., Vacher H., and Trimmer J.S. (2007). The surprising catch of a voltage-gated potassium channel in a neuronal SNARE.  Science’s STKE (Currently Science Signaling).  Vol. 393: pe37. 

  6. Park K.-S., Mohapatra D.P., and Trimmer, J.S. (2007). Proteomic analyses of Kv2.1 channel phosphorylation sites determining cell background specific differences in function. Channels.  Vol. 1(2): 59-61. 

  7. Vacher H., Mohapatra D.P., Misonou H., and Trimmer J.S. (2007). Regulation of Kv1 channel trafficking by the mamba snake neurotoxin dendrotoxin K.  FASEB Journal.  Vol. 21(3): 906-914. 

  8. Leffler A., Reiprich A., Mohapatra D.P., and Nau C. (2007). Use-dependent block by lidocaine but not amitriptyline is more pronounced in tetrodotoxin (TTX)-resistant Nav1.8 than in TTX-sensitive Na channels.  Journal of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics.  Vol. 320(1): 354-364. 

  9. Misonou H., Menegola M., Mohapatra D.P., Guy L.K., Park K.-S., and Trimmer J.S. (2006). Bidirectional activity-dependent regulation of neuronal ion channel phosphorylation.  Journal of Neuroscience.  Vol. 26(52): 13505-13514. 

  10. Park K.-S.*, Mohapatra D.P.*, Misonou H., and Trimmer J.S. (2006). Graded regulation of the Kv2.1 potassium channel by variable phosphorylation.  Science.  Vol. 313(5789): 976-979. *Equal contribution. 

  11. Mohapatra D.P., and Trimmer J.S. (2006). The Kv2.1 C-terminus can autonomously transfer Kv2.1-like phosphorylation-dependent localization, voltage-dependent gating and muscarinic modulation to diverse Kv channels.  Journal of Neuroscience.  Vol. 26(2): 685-695.

  12. Misonou H., Mohapatra D.P., Menegola M., and Trimmer J.S. (2005). Calcium- and metabolic state-dependent modulation of the voltage-dependent Kv2.1 channel regulates neuronal excitability in response to ischemia.  Journal of Neuroscience.  Vol. 25(48): 11184-11193.

  13. Misonou H., Mohapatra D.P., and Trimmer J.S. (2005). Kv2.1: a voltage-gated K channel critical to dynamic control of neuronal excitability.  Neurotoxicology.  Vol. 26(5): 743-752.

  14. Mohapatra D.P., and Nau C. (2005). Regulation of Ca²⁺-dependent desensitization in the vanilloid receptor TRPV1 by calcineurin and cAMP-dependent protein kinase.  Journal of Biological Chemistry.  Vol. 280(14): 13424-13432.

  15. Misonou H., Mohapatra D.P., Park, E.W., Leung V., Zhen D., Misonou K., Anderson A.E., Trimmer J.S. (2004). Regulation of ion channel localization and phosphorylation by neuronal activity. Nature Neuroscience.  Vol. 7(7): 711-718.

  16. Mohapatra D.P., and Nau C. (2003). Desensitization of capsaicin-activated currents in the vanilloid receptor TRPV1 is decreased by the cyclic AMP-dependent protein kinase pathway.  Journal of Biological Chemistry.  Vol. 278(50): 50080-50090.

  17. Mohapatra D.P., Wang S.-Y., Wang G.-K., and Nau C. (2003). A tyrosine residue in TM6 of the vanilloid receptor TRPV1 involved in desensitization and calcium permeability of capsaicin-activated currents. Molecular and Cellular Neuroscience.  Vol. 23(2): 314-324.

  18. Singh S., Mohapatra D.P., and Sivakumar R. (2000). Successful replacement of fetal calf serum with human urine for in vitro culture of Leishmania donovaniJournal of Communicable Diseases.  Vol. 32(4): 289-294.