Publications

Refereed Journal Articles

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 Full list of Dr. Feng’s journal publications at Pubmed and Google Scholar

  1. Gan RZ, Feng B, Sun Q. (2004) Three-dimensional finite element modeling of human ear for sound transmission. Annals of Biomedical Engineering; 32:847-859
  2. Feng B, Gan RZ. (2004) Lumped parametric model of human ear for sound transmission. Biomechanics and Modeling in Mechanobiology; 3:33-47.
  3. Gan RZ, Sun Q, Feng B. (2006) Wood MW. Acoustic-structural coupled finite element analysis for sound transmission in human ear-Pressure distributions. Medical Engineering & Physics; 28:395-404.
  4. Li BY, Feng B, Tsu HY, Schild JH. (2007) Unmyelinated visceral afferents exhibit frequency dependent action potential broadening while myelinated visceral afferents do not. Neuroscience Letters; 421:62-66.
  5. Feng B, Li BY, Nauman EA, Schild JH. (2007) Theoretical and electrophysiological evidence for axial loading about aortic baroreceptor nerve terminals in rat. American Journal of Physiology; 293:H3659-H3672.
  6. Wladyka CL, Feng B, Glazebrook PA, Schild JH, Kunze DL. (2008) The KCNQ/M-current modulates arterial baroreceptor function at the sensory terminal in rats. The Journal of Physiology (London); 586:795-802.
  7. Li BY, Qiao GF, Feng B, Zhao RB, Lu YJ, Schild JH. (2008) Sexual dimorphism in aortic baroreceptor and vagal afferents in rat: electrophysiological and neuroanatomical evidence. American Journal of Physiology; 295:R1301-R1310.
  8. Shinoda M, Feng B, Gebhart GF. (2009) Peripheral and central P2X3 receptor contributions to colon mechanosensitivity and hypersensitivity in the mouse. Gastroenterology; 137(6):2096-104.
  9. Brumovsky PR, Feng B, Xu L, McCarthy CJ, Gebhart GF. (2009) Cystitis increases colorectal afferent sensitivity in the mouse. American Journal of Physiology; 297:G1250-G1258.
  10. Feng B*, Brumovsky PR, Gebhart GF. (2010) Differential roles of stretch-sensitive pelvic nerve afferents innervating mouse distal colon and rectum American Journal of Physiology; 298(3):G402-G409.
  11. Feng B*, Gebhart GF. (2011) Characterization of silent afferents in the pelvic and splanchnic innervations of the mouse colorectum. American Journal of Physiology; 300(1):G170-G180.
  12. Tanaka T, Shinoda M, Feng B, Albers KM, Gebhart GF. (2011) Modulation of visceral hypersensitivity by glial cell line-derived neurotrophic factor (GDNF) family receptor alpha-3 in colorectal afferents. American Journal of Physiology; 300(3):G418-G424.
  13. Feng B*, La JH, Schwartz ES, Tanaka T, McMurray TP, Gebhart GF. (2012) Long-term sensitization of mechano-sensitive and -insensitive afferents in mice with persistent colorectal hypersensitivity. American Journal of Physiology; 302(7):G676-G683.
  14. Feng B, La JH, Schwartz ES, Gebhart GF. (2012) Irritable bowel syndrome: methods, mechanisms, and pathophysiology. Neural and neuro-immune mechanisms of visceral hypersensitivity in irritable bowel syndrome (review). American Journal of Physiology; 302(10):G1085-G1098.
  15. Feng B*, La JH, Tanaka T, Schwartz ES, McMurray TP, Gebhart GF. (2012) Altered colorectal afferent functions associated with TNBS-induced visceral hypersensitivity in mice. American Journal of Physiology; 303(7):G817-24.
  16. La JH, Feng B, Schwartz ES, Brumovsky PR, Gebhart GF. (2012) Luminal hypertonicity and acidity modulate colorectal afferents and induce persistent visceral hypersensitivity. American Journal of Physiology; 303(7):G802-9.
  17. Feng B*, Kiyatkin ME, La JH, Ge P, Solinga R, Silos-Santiago A, Gebhart GF. (2013) Activation of guanylate cyclase C attenuates stretch responses and sensitization of mouse colorectal afferents. The Journal of Neuroscience; 33(23):9831-9.
  18. Kiyatkin ME, Feng B, Schwartz ES, Gebhart GF. (2013) Combined genetic and pharmacological inhibition of TRPV1 and P2X3 attenuates colorectal hypersensitivity and afferent sensitization. American Journal of Physiology; 305(9):G638-48.
  19. Feng B*, Gebhart GF. (2015) In vitro functional characterization of mouse colorectal afferent endings. Journal of visualized experiments, (95), e52310, doi:10.3791/52310.
  20. Zhu Y, Feng B, Schwartz ES, Gebhart GF, Prescott SA (2015) Novel method to assess axonal excitability using channelrhodopsin-based photoactivation. Journal of Neurophysiology; 113(7):2242-9.
  21. Feng B*, Zhu Y, La JH, Gebhart GF. (2015) Experimental and computational evidence for an essential role of NaV1.6 in spike initiation at stretch-sensitive colorectal afferent endings. Journal of Neurophysiology; 113(7):2618-34.
  22. La JH, Feng B, Kaji K, Schwartz ES, Gebhart GF. (2015) Roles of isolectin B4-binding afferents in colorectal mechanical nociception. Pain; 157(2):348-54.
  23. Shaffer AD, Feng B, La JH, Joyce SC, Gebhart GF. (2016) A novel role for follistatin in hypersensitivity following cystitis. Neurourology and Urodynamics; 36(2):286-292.
  24. Feng B*, Joyce SC, Gebhart GF. (2016) Optogenetic activation of mechanically-insensitive afferents in mouse colorectum reveals chemosensitivity. American Journal of Physiology; 310(10):G790-8.
  25. Schwartz ES, La JH, Young EE, Feng B, Joyce SC, Gebhart GF. (2016) Chronic prostatitis induces urinary bladder hypersensitivity and sensitizes bladder afferents in the mouse. Journal of Urology; 196(3):892-901.
  26. Chen L, Ilham SJ, Feng B*. (2017) Pharmacological approach for managing pain in irritable bowel syndrome; a review article. Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine; 7(2):e42747.
  27. Chen L, Ilham SJ, Guo T, Emadi S, Feng B*. (2017) In vitro multichannel single-unit recordings of action potentials from mouse sciatic nerve. Biomedical Physics and Engineering Express (under review).

Book Chapters

  1. Feng B, Gebhart GF. Visceral mechanoreceptors. In Encyclopedia of Pain, 2nd Ed., (Schmidt RF and Gebhart GF, Eds.), Springer-Verlag, Berlin, Heidelberg, 2013; 4170-4174.
  2. Gebhart GF, Feng B. Sensitization of visceral nociceptors. In Encyclopedia of Pain, 2nd Ed., (Schmidt RF and Gebhart GF, Eds.), Springer-Verlag, Berlin, Heidelberg, 2013; 3464-3468.

 

Conference Publications & Abstracts

  1. Feng B, Gan RZ. (2002) A lumped-parameter mechanical model of human ear for sound transmission. Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology – Proceedings 2002, Vol. 1, 267-268.
  2. Masters OE, Feng B, Gan RZ. (2003) In vitro biomechanical study of sheep tendons for ACL replacement surgery. XXIII Oklahoma AIAA/ASME Symposium.
  3. Feng B, Gan RZ. (2003) Physical model of human auditoria peripherals. XXIII Oklahoma AIAA/ASME Symposium.
  4. Feng B, Gan RZ. (2003) Physical model of human middle ear. Proceedings of the Biomedical Engineering Society 2003 Annual Fall Meeting, 1.P1.6, Oct 1 – 4, Nashville, TN.
  5. Gan RZ, Feng B, Huang G, Lu H. (2003) Measurement of Viscoelastic Properties of Tympanic Membrane (Eardrum). Proceedings of the Biomedical Engineering Society 2003 Annual Fall Meeting, 1.1.3, Oct 1 – 4, Nashville, TN.
  6. Gan RZ, Feng B. (2004) Acoustic-structural coupled analysis for sound transmission from external ear canal to middle ear. Proceeding of the Biomedical Engineering Society 2004 Annual Fall Meeting, 1.1.3, Oct 13 -16, Philadelphia, PA.
  7. Gan RZ, Feng B, Nakmali D, Wood MW. (2004) Effects of middle ear suspensoryligaments on acoustic-mechanical transmission in human ear. Association for Research in Otolaryngology (ARO) – Midwinter Meeting, Vol. 27: 823.
  8. Gan, RZ, Feng B, Cheng T. (2005) Tympanic membrane and middle ear system vibration modes predicted by 3-dimentional finite element model. Association for Research in Otolaryngology (ARO) – Midwinter Meeting, Vol. 28: 931.
  9. Feng B, Nauman EA, Schild JH. (2007) A finite element model of rat aortic arch for mechanical analysis about baroreceptor nerve terminals. Proceedings of the Biomedical Engineering Society 2007 Annual Fall Meeting, P6.25, Sept 26 – 29, Los Angeles, CA.
  10. Feng B*, Gebhart GF. (2009) Silent afferents in the pelvic nerve innervation of the mouse colon. Gastroenterology; 136(5) suppl.1 Page A-723. (Digestive Disease Week, May 30 – June 4, Chicago, IL)
  11. Feng B, Robinson DR, Brumovsky PR, Gebhart GF. (2009) In vitro and in vivo characterization of mouse colorectal mechanosensation. Proceedings of the Biomedical Engineering Society 2009 Annual Fall Meeting, PS 8A-154, Oct 7 – 10, Pittsburgh, PA.
  12. Feng B, Gebhart GF. (2009) mechanically insensitive afferents in pelvic and splanchnic nerve innervation of the mouse colon. Neuroscience Meeting Planner, 655.22/AA15, Chicago, IL: Society for Neuroscience 2009.
  13. Zhong F, Feng B, Gebhart GF, Bielefeldt K. (2010) Mechanically insensitive afferents innervating the mouse stomach. Gastroenterology, 138(5) suppl.1 Page S-280. (Digestive Disease Week, May 1 – 6, New Orleans, LA)
  14. Feng B, Gebhart GF. (2010) Mechano-sensitive and -insensitive afferents in the pelvic and splanchnic nerve innervations of the mouse colorectum. 13th WORLD CONGRESS ON PAIN by International Association for the Study of Pain, PW 318, Aug 29 – Sept 2, Montréal, Canada.
  15. Tanaka T, Shinoda M, Feng B, Albers KM, Gebhart GF. (2010) Modulation of visceral hypersensitivity by glial cell line-derived neurotrophic factor (GDNF) family receptor alpha-3 in colon afferents. 13th WORLD CONGRESS ON PAIN by International Association for the Study of Pain, PW 316, Aug 29 – Sept 2, Montréal, Canada.
  16. La JH, Feng B, Brumovsky PR, Tanaka T, Gebhart GF. (2010) Intraluminal hypertonicity with mild acidity induces colorectal hypersensitivity in mice. Neuroscience Meeting Planner, 682.14/UU6, San Diego, CA: Society for Neuroscience 2010.
  17. Feng B, La JH, Tanaka T, Gebhart GF. (2010) Silent afferents and colorectal hypersensitivity. Neuroscience Meeting Planner, 682.19/VV3, San Diego, CA: Society for Neuroscience 2010.
  18. Kiyatkin ME, Feng B, Gebhart GF. (2011) TRPV1 and P2X3 are important mediators of mechanotransduction and sensitization in colorectal primary afferents. Neuroscience Meeting Planner, 494.06, Washington, DC: Society for Neuroscience 2011.
  19. La JH, Feng B, Schwartz ES, Gebhart GF. (2011) Intracolonic hypertonicity with mild acidity sensitizes mechanically-insensitive visceral afferents and induces persistent colorectal hypersensitivity in the mouse. Neuroscience Meeting Planner, 494.07, Washington, DC: Society for Neuroscience 2011.
  20. Feng B, Kiyatkin ME, La JH, Gebhart GF. (2012) Cyclic guanylate monophosphate (cGMP) attenuates responses and sensitization of mouse colorectal afferents. Gastroenterology, 142(5) suppl.1 Page S-698. (Digestive Disease Week, May 19 – 22, San Diego, CA).
  21. Feng B, La JH, Tanaka T, Gebhart GF. (2012)  Altered colorectal afferent functions associated with TNBS-induced visceral hypersensitivity in mice. 14th WORLD CONGRESS ON PAIN by International Association for the Study of Pain, PH 411, Aug 27 – 31, Milan, Italy.
  22. Kiyatkin ME, Feng B, Schwartz ES, Gebhart GF. (2012) Contribution of TrpV1 and P2X3 to mechanosensation in colorectal primary afferents in naïve and sensitized states. 14th WORLD CONGRESS ON PAIN by International Association for the Study of Pain, PH 416, Aug 27 – 31, Milan, Italy.
  23. Feng B, Kiyatkin ME, La JH, Gebhart GF. (2012) Activation of guanylate cyclase C receptors attenuates peripheral drive from mouse colorectal afferents. Neuroscience Meeting Planner, 473.17/HH7, New Orleans, LA: Society for Neuroscience 2012.
  24. Feng B, Gebhart GF. (2013) A computational model of mouse stretch-sensitive colorectal afferents. Neuroscience Meeting Planner, 643.06/JJ13, San Diego, CA: Society for Neuroscience 2013.
  25. Schwartz ES, Young EE, Feng B, Gebhart GF (2014) Prostatitis induces bladder hypersensitivity via neural cross-talk. Neuroscience Meeting Planner, 628.06/GG14, Washington, DC: Society for Neuroscience 2014.
  26. Feng B, Zhu Y, La JH, Gebhart GF. (2014) Experimental and computational evidence for essential roles of NaV1.6 in spike initiation at stretch-sensitive colorectal afferent endings. 15th WORLD CONGRESS ON PAIN by International Association for the Study of Pain, PT062, Oct 6 – 11, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
  27. Schwartz ES, La JH, Young EE, Feng B, Joyce S, Gebhart GF. (2015) Chronic prostatitis induces urinary bladder hypersensitivity and sensitizes bladder afferents in the mouse. 34th Annual Scientific Meeting of the American Pain Society, Palm Springs, Ca, May 13-16, 2015.
  28. Feng B, Gebhart GF. (2015) Studying mechanically-insensitive colorectal afferents via optogenetic activation of sensory nerve terminals. (Digestive Disease Week, May 16 – 19, Washington, DC)
  29. Feng B, Gebhart GF. (2015) Optogenetic activation of mechanically-insensitive colorectal afferent nerve terminals. Overcoming Barriers to the Translation of Pain Research (June 11 – 12, Pittsburgh, PA)
  30. Feng B (2015) Computational Modeling of Neural Excitability at Colorectal Afferent Endings and Somata. Proceeding of the Biomedical Engineering Society 2015 Annual Fall Meeting, OP-Sat-1-9, Oct 7-11, Tampa, FL
  31. Feng B (2016) Optogenetic activation of mechanically-insensitive afferents in mouse colorectum reveals chemosensitivity. 11th NIH Annual Pain Consortium Symposium, May 31 – June 1, Washington, DC
  32. Chen L, Abbiati A, Gallerani TJ, Kneeshaw CS, Gonzales C, Feng B. (2016) In Vitro Multichannel Single-unit Recordings of Action Potentials from Mouse Sciatic Nerve. Proceedings of the Biomedical Engineering Society 2016 Annual Fall Meeting, Oct 5 – 9, Minnesota, MN

 

Invited talks

  1. “Electrical and Mechanical Behaviors of Rat Aortic Baroreceptors – Computational modeling and in vitro experimental study,” Summer Seminar Series, Purdue University, Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering. West Lafayette, IN, July 18, 2005.
  2. “Electrical and Mechanical Behaviors of Rat Aortic Baroreceptors,” University of California, Department of Anesthesiology, Los Angeles, CA, Department of, Nov 30, 2007.
  3. “Electrical and Mechanical Behaviors of Rat Aortic Baroreceptors,” Northwestern University, Department of Neurobiology, Evanston, IL. May 9, 2008.
  4. “Silent Afferents and Visceral Hypersensitivity,” Neuron @ Noon seminar, University of Pittsburgh, Department of Neurobiology, Pittsburgh, PA, April 13, 2010.
  5. “Sherrington’s Last Stand: Did the Term “Nociceptor” Outlive Its Utility?” 30th Annual Scientific Meeting of the American Pain Society, Austin, TX, May 19, 2011.
  6. “Visceral Pain and Management: a Neuronal and Biomechanical Approach,” University of Connecticut, Biomedical Engineering Department, Storrs, CT, May 14, 2014.
  7. “Visceral Pain and Management: a Neural Engineering and Neuromodulation Approach,” BME Seminar Series, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT, Sept 11, 2015.
  8. “Computational Modeling of Neural Excitability at Colorectal Afferent Endings and Somata,” Biomedical Engineering Society 2015 Annual Fall Meeting, Tampa, FL, Oct 10, 2015.
  9. “Visceral Pain and Hypersensitivity, an Experimental and Computational Approach,” Queen Mary UniversityWingate Institute of Neurogastroenterology, London, UK, Dec 5, 2016.
  10. “Role of Afferent Sensitization in Visceral Pain and Hypersensitivity,” University of Alabama, Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine, Birmingham, AL, April 4, 2017.

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