Xiaowei Chen

Neuroscience & Pharmacology

Involvement of purinergic P2X and P2Y2 receptors in urinary bladder sensation


My research project is focused on purinergic P2X and P2Y receptors in bladder sensory neurons, which are thought to play important roles in visceral pain pathway. I am using patch clamp, immunohistochemistry, and RT-PCR to study purinergic receptors function in dorsal root ganglia bladder neurons. Both wild type and bladder inflammation animals are used to study P2X and P2Y receptor in bladder function and painful bladder disorders.

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Chen X
Zhejiang, China
BS, University of Science and Technology of China
Gerald Gebhart