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Qin Liu

Assistant Professor
Washington University School of Medicine
United States of America

Qin Liu


Assistant Professor Anesthesiology Neuroscience

Research Interest

somatosensation, itch, primary sensory neurons, G protein-coupled receptors


  • Liu Q*, Weng HJ*, Patel KN*, Tang Z, Bai H, and Dong X. The distinct roles of two GPCRs, MrgprC11 and PAR2, in itch and hyperalgesia. Science Signaling 2011: 4(181): ra45 *Denotes equal contribution (Cover article).

  • Liu Q, Sikand P, Ma C, Tang Z, Han L, Li Z, Sun S, LaMotte R, and Dong X. Mechanisms of itch evokedby beta-alanine. The Journal of Neuroscience. 2012; 32(42):14532-7. PMCID: PMC3491570

  • Han L, Ma C, Liu Q, et al. A subpopulation of nociceptors specifically linked to itch. Nature Neuroscience. 2013;16(2):174-82. PMID: 23263443

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