Imperial College London

DrKenjiOkuse

Faculty of Natural SciencesDepartment of Life Sciences

Senior Lecturer
 
 
 
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Contact

 

+44 (0)20 7594 5742k.okuse Website

 
 
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Location

 

407Sir Ernst Chain BuildingSouth Kensington Campus

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Summary

 

Summary

Research in our laboratory focuses on the molecular mechanism of pain pathways. We employ primary cultures of sensory neurons and macrophages, live cell imaging, and molecular biology.

1. Roles of neuropeptide VGF and its receptor in neuropathic pain.

2. Roles of macrophages in hyper-excitation of sensory neurons.

3. The mechanism of hypersensitisation of sensory neurons in chronic pain conditions.

 

 

Visualising action potential propagation

Visualising action potential propagation

Publications