Luda Diatchenko, M.D., Ph.D. (Russian State Medical University)

Collaborator


2012-present
 

Dr. Luda Diatchenko is the Canada Excellence Research Chair in Human Pain Genetics at McGill University. Luda has access to most of the large human pain cohorts worldwide being used for gene discovery. Luda and Jeff have and are continuing to collaborate to find and explain the role of genes in pain, and they are increasingly trading each other's molecular and behavioural expertise, respectively.

  • Sorge, R.E., Trang, T., Dorfman, R., Smith, S.B., Beggs, S., Ritchie, J., Austin, J.-S., Zaykin, D.V., Vander Meulen, H., Costigan, M., Herbert, T.A., Yarkoni-Abitbul, M., Tichauer, D., Livneh, J., Gershon, E., Zheng, M., Tan, K., John, S.L., Slade, G.D., Jordan, J., Woolf, C.J., Peltz, G., Maixner, W., Diatchenko, L., Seltzer, Z., Salter, M.W. and Mogil, J.S.  Genetically determined P2X7 receptor pore formation regulates variability in chronic pain sensitivity.  Nat. Med., 18:595-599, 2012.
  • Tsao, D., Wieskopf, J.S., Rashid, N., Sorge, R.E., Redler, R.L., Segall, S.K., Mogil, J.S., Maixner, W., Dokholyan, N.V., and Diatchenko, L.  Serotonin-induced hypersensitivity via inhibition of catechol-O-methyltransferase activity.  Mol. Pain, 8:25, 2012.
  • Belfer, I., Segall, S.K., Lariviere, W.R., Smith, S.B., Dai, F., Slade, G.G., Rashid, N.U., Mogil, J.S., Campbell, C.M., Edwards, R.R., Liu, Q., Bair, E., Maixner, W., and Diatchenko, L.  Pain modality- and sex-specific effects of COMT functional variants.    Pain, 154:1368-1376, 2013.
  • Wieskopf, J.S., Mathur, J., Limapichat, W., Post, M.R., Al-Qazzaz, M., Sorge, R.E., Martin, L.J., Zaykin, D.V., Smith, S.B., Freitas, K., Austin, J.-S., Dai, F., Zhang, J., Marcovitz, J., Tuttle, A.H., Slepian, P.M., Clarke, S., Drenan, R.M., Janes, J., Al Sharari, S., Segall, S.K., Aasvang, E.K., Lai, W., Bittner, R., Richards, C.I., Slade, G.D., Kehlet, H., Walker, J., Maskos, U., Changeux, J.-P., Devor, M., Maixner, W., Diatchenko, L., Belfer, I., Dougherty, D.A., Su, A.I., Lummis, S.C.R., Damaj, M.I., Lester, H.A., Patapoutian, A., and Mogil, J.S.  The nicotinic α6 subunit gene determines variability in chronic pain sensitivity via cross-inhibition of P2X2/3 receptors.  Sci. Transl. Med., 7:287ra72, 2015.
  • Segall, S.K., Shabalina, S.A., Meloto, C.B., Wen, X., Gauthier, J., Wiltshire, T., Cunningham, D., Tarantino, L., Tohyama, S., Martin, L.J., Mogil, J.S., and Diatchenko, L.  Molecular genetic mechanisms of allelic specific regulation of murine Comt expression.  Pain, 156:1965-1977, 2015.
  • Martin, L.J., Piltonen, M.H., Gauthier, J., Convertino, M., Acland, E.L., Dokholyan, N.V., Mogil, J.S., Diatchenko, L., and Maixner, W.  Differences in the antinociceptive effects and binding properties of propranolol and bupranolol enantiomers.  J. Pain, 16:1321-1333, 2015.
  • Samoshkin, A., Convertino, M., Viet, C.T., Wieskopf, J.S., Marcovitz, J., Patel, P., Stone, L., Maixner, W., Mogil, J.S., Schmidt, B.L., Dokholyan, N.V., and Diatchenko, L.  Structural and functional interaction between six transmembrane μ-opioid receptor isoform and β2-adrenoceptors.  Sci. Rep., 5:18198, 2015.
  • Parisien, M., Khoury, S., Chabot-Dore, A.-J., Sotocinal, S.G., Slade, G.D., Smith, S.B., Fillingim, R.B., Ohrbach, R., Greenspan, J.D., Maixner, W., Mogil, J.S., Belfer, I., and Diatchenko, L.  Effect of human genetic variability on gene transcription in dorsal root ganglia and association with pain phenotypes.  Cell Rep., 19:1940-1952, 2017.
  • Martin, L.J., Smith, S.B., Khoutorsky, A., Magnussen, C.A., Samoshkin, A., Sorge, R.E., Cho, C., Yosefpour, N., Sivaselvachandran, S., Tohyama, S., Cole, T., Khong, T.M., Mir, E., Gibson, D.G., Wieskopf, J.S., Sotocinal, S.G., Austin, J.-S., Meloto, C.B., Gitt, J.H., Gkogkas, C., Sonenberg, N., Greenspan, J., Fillingim, R.B., Ohrbach, R., Slade, G.D., Knott, C., Dubner, R., Nackley, A.G., Ribeiro-da-Silva, A., Neely, G.G., Maixner, W., Zaykin, D.V., Mogil, J.S.*, and Diatchenko, L.*  Epiregulin and EGFR interactions are involved in pain processing.  J. Clin. Invest., 127:3353-3363, 2017.   (*co-corresponding authors) 
  • Rosen, S.F., Ham, B., Drouin, S., Boachie, N., Chabot-Dore, A.-J., Austin, J.-S., Diatchenko, L., and Mogil, J.S.  T cell mediation of pregnancy analgesia affecting chronic pain in mice.  J. Neurosci., 37:9819-9827, 2017.


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