Education

Undergraduate
(2013), Biochemistry
Graduate School
(2013), Neuroscience

Publications

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Nerve injury induces glial cell line-derived neurotrophic factor (GDNF) expression in Schwann cells through purinergic signaling and the PKC-PKD pathway.
Xu P, Rosen KM, Hedstrom K, Rey O, Guha S, Hart C, Corfas G Glia 2013 Jul 61 7 1029-40
Double deletion of melanocortin 4 receptors and SAPAP3 corrects compulsive behavior and obesity in mice.
Xu P, Grueter BA, Britt JK, McDaniel L, Huntington PJ, Hodge R, Tran S, Mason BL, Lee C, Vong L, Lowell BB, Malenka RC, Lutter M, Pieper AA Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. 2013 Jun 110 26 10759-64
Neuroprotective efficacy of aminopropyl carbazoles in a mouse model of Parkinson disease.
De Jesús-Cortés H, Xu P, Drawbridge J, Estill SJ, Huntington P, Tran S, Britt J, Tesla R, Morlock L, Naidoo J, Melito LM, Wang G, Williams NS, Ready JM, McKnight SL, Pieper AA Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. 2012 Oct 109 42 17010-5
Neuroprotective efficacy of aminopropyl carbazoles in a mouse model of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.
Tesla R, Wolf HP, Xu P, Drawbridge J, Estill SJ, Huntington P, McDaniel L, Knobbe W, Burket A, Tran S, Starwalt R, Morlock L, Naidoo J, Williams NS, Ready JM, McKnight SL, Pieper AA Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. 2012 Oct 109 42 17016-21
Activin acutely sensitizes dorsal root ganglion neurons and induces hyperalgesia via PKC-mediated potentiation of transient receptor potential vanilloid I.
Zhu W, Xu P, Cuascut FX, Hall AK, Oxford GS J. Neurosci. 2007 Dec 27 50 13770-80
Activin acts with nerve growth factor to regulate calcitonin gene-related peptide mRNA in sensory neurons.
Xu P, Hall AK Neuroscience 2007 Dec 150 3 665-74
The role of activin in neuropeptide induction and pain sensation.
Xu P, Hall AK Dev. Biol. 2006 Nov 299 2 303-9
Activin induces tactile allodynia and increases calcitonin gene-related peptide after peripheral inflammation.
Xu P, Van Slambrouck C, Berti-Mattera L, Hall AK J. Neurosci. 2005 Oct 25 40 9227-35
Wounds increase activin in skin and a vasoactive neuropeptide in sensory ganglia.
Cruise BA, Xu P, Hall AK Dev. Biol. 2004 Jul 271 1 1-10

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • Society of Neuroscience (2003)