Alexandros Kokotos Weill Cornell Medicine
8 protocols

Mohammed Mostafizur Rahman Harvard University
3 protocols

Oneil Bhalala Baker Institute
53 protocols

Linlin Sun
  • Post-Doc, Linlin Sun
Research focus
  • Neuroscience
  • autism, pain, sensory circuit


PhD, Peking University, 2013

Lab information

Guang Yang


1. Sun, L. #, J. Y. Zhao#, X. Gu#, L. Liang, S. Wu, K. Mo, J. Feng, W. Guo, J. Zhang, A. Bekker, X. Zhao, E. J. Nestler and Y. X. Tao (2017). "Nerve injury-induced epigenetic silencing of opioid receptors controlled by DNMT3a in primary afferent neurons." Pain 158(6): 1153-1165. # co-first author.
2. Sun, L., B. M. Lutz and Y. X. Tao (2016). "The CRISPR/Cas9 system for gene editing and its potential application in pain research." Transl Perioper Pain Med 1(3): 22-33.
3. Sun, L. #, Hu, L. #, Li, Y. # and Cui, C. (2013). "Mesoaccumbens dopamine signaling alteration underlies behavioral transition from tolerance to sensitization to morphine rewarding properties during morphine withdrawal." Brain Struct Funct 219(5): 1755-1771. # co-first author.
4. Li, Z. #, X. Gu #, L. Sun #, S. Wu, L. Liang, J. Cao, B. M. Lutz, A. Bekker, W. Zhang and Y. X. Tao (2015). "Dorsal root ganglion myeloid zinc finger protein 1 contributes to neuropathic pain after peripheral nerve trauma." Pain 156(4): 711-721. # co-first authors
5. Cichon, J., Sun, L. and Yang, G. (2018). Spared Nerve Injury Model of Neuropathic Pain in Mice. Bio-protocol 8(6): e2777.
6. Wang, N., F. Ge, C. Cui, Y. Li, X. Sun, L. Sun, X. Wang, S. Liu, H. Zhang, Y. Liu, M. Jia and M. Yang (2017). "Role of Glutamatergic Projections from the Ventral CA1 to Infralimbic Cortex in Context-Induced Reinstatement of Heroin Seeking." Neuropsychopharmacology.
7. Zhao, J. Y., L. Liang, X. Gu, Z. Li, S. Wu, L. Sun, F. E. Atianjoh, J. Feng, K. Mo, S. Jia, B. M. Lutz, A. Bekker, E. J. Nestler and Y. X. Tao (2017). "DNA methyltransferase DNMT3a contributes to neuropathic pain by repressing Kcna2 in primary afferent neurons." Nat Commun 8: 14712.
8. Xu, J. T., L. Sun, B. M. Lutz, A. Bekker and Y. X. Tao (2016) "Intrathecal rapamycin attenuates morphine-induced analgesic tolerance and hyperalgesia in rats with neuropathic pain." Transl Perioper Pain Med 2(2): 27-34.
9. Li, Y. J., X. J. Ping, C. Qi, F. Shen, L. L. Sun, X. W. Sun, F. F. Ge, G. G. Xing and C. L. Cui (2015). "Re-exposure to morphine-associated context facilitated long-term potentiation in the vSUB-NAc glutamatergic pathway via GluN2B-containing receptor activation." Addict Biol 22(2): 435-445.
10. Lv, X. F., L. L. Sun, C. L. Cui and J. S. Han (2015). "NAc Shell Arc/Arg3.1 Protein Mediates Reconsolidation of Morphine CPP by Increased GluR1 Cell Surface Expression: Activation of ERK-Coupled CREB is Required." Int J Neuropsychopharmacol 18(9).
11. Hu, L., N. N. Chu, L. L. Sun, R. Zhang, J. S. Han and C. L. Cui (2009). "Electroacupuncture treatment reverses morphine-induced physiological changes in dopaminergic neurons within the ventral tegmental area." Addict Biol 14(4): 431-437.

Book Chapter
Sun, L., B. M. Lutz and Y. X. Tao (2016). "Contribution of Spinal Cord mTORC1 to Chronic Opioid Tolerance and Hyperalgesia." Book: Neuropathology of Drug Addictions and Substance Misuse (Vol. 3, pp. 482-489). Publisher: Elsevier Inc.
2 Protocols reviewed
Sciatic Nerve Cut and Repair Using Fibrin Glue in Adult Mice
Authors:  Erica T. Akhter, Travis M. Rotterman, Arthur W. English and Francisco J. Alvarez, date: 09/20/2019, view: 43, Q&A: 0
Peripheral nerve injury (PNI) is an excellent model for studying neural responses to injury and elucidating the mechanisms that can facilitate axon regeneration. As such, several animal models have been employed to study regenerative mechanisms ...
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Whisker Nuisance Test: A Valuable Tool to Assess Tactile Hypersensitivity in Mice
Authors:  Luigi Balasco, Gabriele Chelini, Yuri Bozzi and Giovanni Provenzano, date: 08/20/2019, view: 269, Q&A: 0
Abnormal response to tactile stimulation, described as both hyper- and hypo-reactivity, is a common sensory impairment in multiple neuropsychiatric disorders. The neural bases of tactile sensitivity remain so far unknown. In the last years, animal ...
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