Selected Publications

Jacob E. Rysted and Zhihong Lin and Grant C. Walters and Adam J. Rauckhorst and Maria Noterman and Guanghao Liu and Eric B. Taylor and Stefan Strack and Yuriy M. Usachev.: Distinct properties of Ca2+ efflux from brain, heart and liver mitochondria: The effects of Na+, Li+ and the mitochondrial Na+/Ca2+ exchange inhibitor CGP37157. Cell Calcium, Volume 96, Issue , 6/1/2021, Page(s) 102382, DOI: 10.1016/j.ceca.2021.102382

Alex L. Keyes and Young-cho Kim and Peter J. Bosch and Yuriy M. Usachev and Georgina M. Aldridge.: Stay or go? Neuronal activity in medial frontal cortex during a voluntary tactile preference task in head-fixed mice. Cell Calcium, Volume 96, Issue , 6/1/2021, Page(s) 102388, DOI: 10.1016/j.ceca.2021.102388

Jensen-Cody S.O., Flippo K.H., Claflin K.E., Yavuz Y., Sapouckey S.A., Walters G.C., Usachev Y.M., Atasoy D., Gillum M.P., Potthoff M.J.: FGF21 Signals to Glutamatergic Neurons in the Ventromedial Hypothalamus to Suppress Carbohydrate Intake. Cell Metabolism, Volume 32, Issue 2, 8/4/2020, Page(s) 273-286.e6, DOI: 10.1016/j.cmet.2020.06.008

Warwick C.A., Shutov L.P., Shepherd A.J., Mohapatra D.P. and Usachev Y.M. (2019) Mechanisms underlying mechanical sensitization induced by complement C5a: the roles of macrophages, TRPV1 and CGRP receptors. Pain, 160: 702-711. PMID: 30507785.

Flippo K.H., Gnanasekaran A., Perkins G.A., Ajmal A., Merrill R.A., Dickey A.S., Taylor S.S., McKnight G.S., Chauhan A.K., *Usachev Y.M. and *Strack S. (2018) AKAP1 protects from cerebral ischemic stroke by inhibiting Drp1-depednent mitochondrial fission. Journal of Neuroscience 38:8233-8242. PMCID: PMC6146498 *Corresponding authors

Shutov L.P., Warwick C.A., Shi X., Gnanasekaran A. Shepherd A.J., Mohapatra D.P., Woodruff T.M., Clark J.D. 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, 36: 5055-5070. PMID: 27147658. **This article was selected as “Paper of the week” by Pain Research Forum ( and was recommended by Faculty1000 as being of special significance.

Inagaki, A., Frank C.A., Usachev Y.M., Benveniste M., Lee A (2014). Pharmacological correction of gating defects in the voltage-gated Cav1.2 Ca2+ channel due to a familial hemiplegic migraine mutation. Neuron 81: 91-102. PMCID: PMC3678036

Kim M.-S., Shutov L.P., Gnanasekaran A., Lin Z., Rysted J.E., Ulrich J.D. and Usachev Y.M. (2014) Nerve growth factor (NGF) regulates activity of the transcription factor NFAT in neurons via the phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase (PI3K)-Akt-glycogen synthase kinase 3b (GSK3b) pathway. Journal of Biological Chemistry 289: 31349-31360. PMID: 17485565

Shutov, L.P., Kim M.-S., Houlihan P.R., Medvedeva Y.V. and Usachev Y.M (2013) Mitochondria and plasma membrane Ca2+ -ATPase (PMCA) control presynaptic clearance in capsaicin-sensitive rat sensory neurons. Journal of Physiology 591: 2443-2462, 2013. PMCID: PMC3678036. **This article was selected as “Paper of the week” by Pain Research Forum (

Ulrich, J. D., Kim M.-S., Houlihan P.R., Shutov L.P., Mohapatra D.P., Strack S., and Usachev Y.M. (2012) Distinct activation properties of the nuclear factor of activated T-cells (NFAT) isoforms NFATc3 and NFATc4 in neurons. Journal of Biological Chemistry 287:37594-37609. PMCID: PMC3488037.  **This article was selected by JBC as “Paper of the week”

Kim M.-S. and Usachev Y.M. (2009) Mitochondrial Ca2+ cycling facilitates activation of the transcription factor NFAT in sensory neurons. Journal of Neuroscience 29:12101-12114. PMCID: PMC2805078

Schnizler K., Shutov L.P., Van Kanegan M.J., Merrill M.A., Nichols B., McKnight G.S., Strack S., Hell J.W. and Usachev Y.M. (2008) PKA Anchoring via AKAP150 is Essential for TRPV1 Modulation by Forskolin and Prostaglandin E2 in Mouse Sensory Neurons. Journal of Neuroscience 28:4904-4917. PMCID: PMC2641040

Medvedeva Y.V., Kim M.-S. and Usachev Y.M. (2008):Mechanisms of prolonged presynaptic Ca2+ signaling and glutamate release induced by TRPV1 activation in rat sensory neurons. Journal of Neuroscience 28:5295-5311. PMCID: PMC2694046. **This article was featured in the “This week in the journal” section, and was highlighted in EurekAlert, an online global news service operated by AAAS, and selected for Faculty of 1000 Biology.

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