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Selected Publications

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Nature, 577(7792):676-681, 2020


Hyperactivation of sympathetic nerves drives depletion of melanocyte stem cells.

Zhang B, Ma S, Rachmin I, He M, Baral P, Choi S, Goncalves W, Shwartz Y, Fast EV, Su Y, Zon LI, Regev A, Buenrostro JD, Cunha TM, Chiu IM, Fisher DE, Hsu Y.

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Cell 180, 33–49, 2020


Gut-innervating nociceptor neurons regulate Peyer's patch microfold cells and SFB levels to mediate Salmonella host defense.

Lai NY, Musser MA*, Pinho-Ribeiro FA*, Baral P*, Jacobson A*, Ma P, Potts DE, Chen Z, Paik D, Soualhi S, Yan Y, Misra A, Goldstein K, Lagomarsino VN, Nordstrom A, Sivanathan KN, Wallrapp A, Kuchroo VK, Nowarski R, Starnbach MN, Shi H, Surana NK, An D, Wu C, Huh JR, Rao M, Chiu IM

​* contributed equally

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Nature Reviews Immunology, 19(7):433-447, 2019


Pain and immunity: implications for host defence

*Baral P, Udit S, Chiu IM.  

*Selected for journal cover: Touching a Nerve. Nature Reviews Immunology. 2019, July issue

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Blood, 133(12):1335-1345, 2019


CXCL1 regulates neutrophil homeostasis in pneumonia-derived sepsis caused by Streptococcus pneumoniae serotype 3.

Paudel S, Baral P, Ghimire L, Bergeron S, Jin L, DeCorte JA, Le JT, Cai S, Jeyaseelan S.

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Nature Medicine, (4):417-426, 2018


Nociceptor sensory neurons suppress neutrophil and γδ T cell responses in bacterial lung infections and lethal pneumonia.

Baral P, Umans BD, Li L, Wallrapp A, Bist M, Kirschbaum T, Wei Y, Zhou Y, Kuchroo VK, Burkett PR, Yipp BG, Liberles SD, Chiu IM.  

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Nature Communications, 9(1):37, 2018


Staphylococcus aureus produces pain through pore-forming toxins and neuronal TRPV1 that is silenced by QX-314.

Blake KJ, Baral P, Voisin T, Lubkin A, Pinho-Ribeiro FA, Adams KL, Roberson DP, Ma YC, Otto M, Woolf CJ, Torres VJ, Chiu IM.  

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Nature, 549(7672):351-356, 2017


The neuropeptide NMU amplifies ILC2-driven allergic lung inflammation

Wallrapp A, Riesenfeld SJ, Burkett PR, Abdulnour RE, Nyman J, Dionne D, Hofree M, Cuoco MS, Rodman C, Farouq D, Haas BJ, Tickle TL, Trombetta JJ, Baral P, Klose CSN, Mahlakõiv T, Artis D, Rozenblatt-Rosen O, Chiu IM, Levy BD, Kowalczyk MS, Regev A, Kuchroo VK.  

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Cell Host and Microbe, 19(6):755-9, 2016


Pain and Itch: Beneficial or Harmful to Antimicrobial Defense? 

Baral P, Mills K, Pinho-Ribeiro FA, Chiu IM. 

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American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, 190(7):722-32, 2014


Divergent functions of Toll-like receptors during bacterial lung infections. 

Baral P, Batra S, Zemans RL, Downey GP, Jeyaseelan S.

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