List of Publications

  • S. Ma, A.E. Dubin, L.O. Romero, M. Loud, A. Salazar*, S. Chu*, N. Klier*, S. Masri*, Y. Zhang, Y. Wang, A.T. Chesler, K.A. Wilkinson, V. Vasquez, K.L. Marshall, A. Patapoutian. (2023). Excessive mechanotransduction in sensory neurons causes joint contractures. Science 379 (6628): 201-206. Doi: 10.1126/science.add3598.
  • C.M. Espino, C.M. Lewis, S. Ortiz*, M.S. Dalal, K.M. Wells, D.A. O’Neil, K.A. Wilkinson, T.N. Griffith (2022). NaV1.1 in mammalian sensory neurons is required for normal motor behaviors. eLife, 11:e79917. PMC9640190
  • K.A. Wilkinson (2022). Molecular Determinants of mechanosensation in the muscle spindle. Current Opinion in Neurobiology, 74. Available online 4/14/22,
  • K. Than#, E. Kim#, C. Navarro#, S. Chu*, N. Klier*, A. Occiano*, S. Ortiz*, A. Salazar*, S.R. Valdespino*, N.K. Villegas*, K.A. Wilkinson* (2021). Vesicle-Released Glutamate is Necessary to Maintain Muscle Spindle Afferent Excitability but Not Dynamic Sensitivity in Adult Mice. J Physiol, First published 3/22/21.
  •             Accompanying Perspectives Article: G.S. Bewick & R.W. Banks (2021). Spindles are doin’ it for themselves: Glutamatergic autoexcitation in muscle spindles. J Physiol, First published 4/19/21.
  • G.L. Nguyen#, S. Putnam#, M. Haile*, Z. Raza*, M. Bremer., & K.A. Wilkinson (2019). Diet‐induced obesity decreases rate‐dependent depression in the Hoffmann’s reflex in adult mice. Physiological reports, 7(20), e14271. PMC6818099.
  • L. Gerwin, C. Haupt, K. A. Wilkinson, and S. Kröger. (2019). Acetylcholine receptors in the equatorial region of intrafusal muscle fibers modulate mouse muscle spindle sensitivity. J Physiol, 597: 1993-2006. PMC6441882.
  • D. Zaytseva*, A. Allawala*, J.A. Franco*, S. Putnam#, A. M. Abtahie*, N. Bubalo*, C.R. Criddle*, T.A. Nguyen#, P. Nguyen*, S. Padmanabhan*, P. Sanghera*, T. Abramson, M. Bremer, K.A. Wilkinson. (2018) Lipopolysaccharide‐induced inflammation does not alter muscle spindle afferent mechanosensation or sensory integration in the spinal cord of adult mice. Physiological Reports 6 (17), 2018, e13812,
  • L.S. Elahi#, K.N. Shamai#, A. M. Abtahie*, A.M. Cai*, S. Padmanabhan*, M. Bremer, K.A. Wilkinson. (2018) Diet induced obesity alters muscle spindle afferent function in adult mice. PLoS ONE 13(5): e0196832.

*Denotes undergraduate research       #Denotes masters student researcher

A full list of Katie Wilkinson’s publications can be found here.