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Anesthesiology

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Judy Strong, PhD

Research Associate Professor

Education/Credentials
  • B.S.: Brandeis Univ.
  • Ph.D.: Yale Univ.

Contact Information
  • Medical Sciences Building
  • Room MSB 3257
  • 231 Albert Sabin Way
  • Cincinnati, Ohio 45267
  • Office 513-558-4194
  • Fax 513-558-0995
  • Email judith.strong@uc.edu

Peer Reviewed Publications

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Xie, W. Tan, Z., Barbosa, C., Strong, J. A., Cummins, T. R., and Zhang, J.-M 2016. Upregulation of the sodium channel NaVβ4 subunit and its contributions to mechanical hypersensitivity and neuronal hyperexcitability in a rat model of radicular pain induced by local DRG inflammation Pain , 157 , 879-91

Xie, W., Chen, S., Strong, J. A., Li, A.-L., Lewkowich, I. P. and Zhang, J.-M. 2016. Localized sympathectomy reduces mechanical hypersensitivity by restoring normal immune homeostasis in rat models of inflammatory pain J. Neurosci , 36 , 8712-25

Barbosa, C., Tan, Z.Y., Wang, R., Xie, W., Strong, J. A., Patel, R. R., Vasko, M. R., Zhang, J.-M and Cummins, T. R. 2015. Navβ4 regulates fast resurgent sodium currents and excitability in sensory neurons. Molecular Pain, 11 , 60

Chen, S., Xie, W., Strong, J. A., Jiang, J. and Zhang, J.-M 2015. Sciatic endometriosis induces mechanical hypersensitivity, segmental nerve damage, and robust local inflammation in rats European Journal of Pain, 20 , 1044-57

Xie, W., Strong, J.A. and Zhang, J.-M. 2015. Local knockdown of the NaV1.6 sodium channel reduces pain behaviors, sensory neuron excitability, and sympathetic sprouting in rat models of neuropathic pain. Neuroscience, 291 , 317-330

Ye, L., Xie, W., Strong, J.A. and Zhang, J.-M. 2014. Blocking the mineralocorticoid receptor improves effectiveness of steroid treatment for low back pain in rats Anesthesiology, 121 , 632-43

Xie, W., Strong, J.A., Ye, L., Mao, J.-X., and Zhang, J.-M 2013. Knockdown of sodium channel NaV1.6 blocks mechanical pain and abnormal bursting activity of afferent neurons in inflamed sensory ganglia Pain, 154 , 1170-1180

Dong, F., Du, Y.-R., Xie, W., Strong, J.A., He, X.-J., and Zhang, J.-M. 2012. Increased function of the TRPV1 channel in small sensory neurons after local inflammation or in vitro exposure to the pro-inflammatory cytokine GRO/KC Neuroscience Bulletin , 28 , 155-164

Dong, F., Xie, W., Strong, J.A., and Zhang, J.-M 2012. Mineralocorticoid receptor blocker eplerenone reduces pain behaviors in vivo and decreases excitability in small diameter sensory neurons from local inflamed DRG in vitro. Anesthesiology, 117 , 1102-12

Dong, F.; Du, Y.-R.; Xie, W.; Strong, J. A.; He, X.-J.; Zhang, J.-M. 2012. Increased function of the TRPV1 channel in small sensory neurons after local inflammation or in vitro exposure to the pro-inflammatory cytokine GRO/KC Neurosci Bull, 28 7 , 155-164

Strong, J. A.; Xie, W; Coyle, D.E.; Zhang, J. M. 2012. Microarray analysis of rat sensory ganglia after local inflammation implicates novel cytokines in pain PLoS One, 7 7 , e40779

Strong, J.A., Xie, W., Coyle, D.E., and Zhang, J.-M. 2012. Microarray analysis of rat sensory ganglia after local inflammation implicates novel cytokines in pain. PloS One, , e40779

Xie, W., Strong, J.A., Kays, J., Nicol, G.D. and Zhang, J-M 2012. Knockdown of the sphingosine-1-phosphate receptor S1PR1 reduces pain behaviors induced by local inflammation of the rat sensory ganglion Neuroscience Letters , 515 , 61-65

Xie, W.; Strong, J. A.; Kim, D.; Shahrestani, S.; Zhang, J. M. 2012. Bursting activity in myelinated sensory neurons plays a key role in pain behavior induced by localized inflammation of the rat sensory ganglion Neuroscience, 206 7 , 212-223

Xie, W.; Strong, J. A.; Kays, J.; Nicol, G. D.; Zhang, J. M. 2012. Knockdown of the sphingosine-1-phosphate receptor S1PR1reduces pain behaviors induced by local inflammation of the rat sensory ganglion Neurosci Lett, 515 1 , 61-5

Li, J. Y.; Xie, W.; Strong, J. A.; Guo, Q. L.; Zhang, J. M. 2011. Mechanical hypersensitivity, sympathetic sprouting, and glial activation are attenuated by local injection of corticosteroid near the lumbar ganglion in a rat model of neuropathic pain Reg Anesth Pain Med, 36 1 , 56-62

Xie, W.; Strong, J. A.; Mao, J.; Zhang, J. M. 2011. Highly localized interactions between sensory neurons and sprouting sympathetic fibers observed in a transgenic tyrosine hydroxylase reporter mouse Mol Pain, 7 7 , 53

Xie, W.; Strong, J. A.; Zhang, J. M. 2010. Increased excitability and spontaneous activity of rat sensory neurons following in vitro stimulation of sympathetic fiber sprouts in the isolated dorsal root ganglion Pain, 151 2 , 447-59

Xie, W.; Strong, J. A.; Zhang, J. M. 2009. Early blockade of injured primary sensory afferents reduces glial cell activation in two rat neuropathic pain models Neuroscience, 160 4 , 847-857

Yang, R. H.; Strong, J. A.; Zhang, J. M. 2009. NF-kappaB mediated enhancement of potassium currents by the chemokine CXCL1/growth related oncogene in small diameter rat sensory neurons Mol Pain, 5 2 , 26

Wang, J. G.; Strong, J. A.; Xie, W.; Yang, R. H.; Coyle, D. E.; Wick, D. M.; Dorsey, E. D.; Zhang, J. M. 2008. The chemokine CXCL1/growth related oncogene increases sodium currents and neuronal excitability in small diameter sensory neurons Mol Pain, 4 5 , 38

Xie, W.; Strong, J. A.; Zhang, J-M 2008. Sympathetic nerve sprouting is closely related to the pattern of spontaneous activity in axotomized DRG neurons Sheng Li Xue Bao, 759 5 , 2

Zhang, J. M.; Strong, J. A. 2008. Recent evidence for activity-dependent initiation of sympathetic sprouting and neuropathic pain Sheng Li Xue Bao, 60 5 , 617-27

Li, H.; Xie, W.; Strong, J. A.; Zhang, J.-M. 2007. Systemic antiinflammatory corticosteroid reduces mechanical pain behavior, sympathetic sprouting, and elevation of proinflammatory cytokines in a rat model of neuropathic pain Anesthesiology, 107 3 , 469-77

Wang, J. G.; Strong, J. A.; Xie, W.; Zhang, J. -M. 2007. Local inflammation in rat dorsal root ganglion alters excitability and ion currents in small-diameter sensory neurons Anesthesiology, 107 2 , 322-32

Xie, W.; Strong, J. A.; Li, H.; Zhang, J. -M. 2007. Sympathetic sprouting near sensory neurons after nerve injury occurs preferentially on spontaneously active cells and is reduced by early nerve block J Neurophysiol, 97 1 , 492-502

Wang, J.; Strong, J.A.; Zhang, J.-M. 2006. Localized inflammation alters excitability and ion currents in rat sensory neurons J Neurophysiol, 31 1 , 492-502

Xie, W. R.; Deng, H.; Li, H.; Bowen, T. L.; Strong, J. A.; Zhang, J. -M. 2006. Robust increase of cutaneous sensitivity, cytokine production and sympathetic sprouting in rats with localized inflammatory irritation of the spinal ganglia Neuroscience, 142 3 , 809-822

Wang, X.; Zhang, Y.; Kong, L.; Xie, Z.; Lin, Z.; Guo, N.; Strong, J. A.; Meij, J. T.; Zhao, Z.; Jing, N.; Yu, L. 2005. RSEP1 is a novel gene with functional involvement in neuropathic pain behaviour Neuroscience, 22 5 , 1090-6

Xie, W.; Strong, J. A.; Meij, J. T.; Zhang, J. -M.; Yu, L. 2005. Neuropathic pain: Early spontaneous afferent activity is the trigger Pain, 116 3 , 243-56

Zheng, W.; Xie, W.; Zhang, J.; Strong, J. A.; Wang, L.; Yu, L.; Xu, M.; Lu, L. 2003. Function of gamma-aminobutyric acid receptor/channel rho 1 subunits in spinal cord J Biol Chem, 278 48 , 48321-9

Bond, C.; LaForge, K. S.; Tian, M.; Melia, D.; Zhang, S.; Borg, L.; Gong, J.; Schluger, J.; Strong, J. A.; Leal, S. M.; Tischfield, J. A.; Kreek, M. J.; Yu, L. 1998. Single-nucleotide polymorphism in the human mu opioid receptor gene alters beta-endorphin binding and activity: possible implications for opiate addiction Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A, 95 16 , 9608-13