Tabitha Galindo, DPT ‘19, Dr. Reyna, and Dr. Weyer Publish Review on TRP Channels

Third-year physical therapy student Tabitha Galindo ‘19, in collaboration with faculty, recently published "Evidence for Transient Receptor Potential (TRP) Channel Contribution to Arthritis Pain and Pathogenesis," a review summarizing the relevant data supporting a role for various TRP channels in arthritis pain and pathogenesis and the current state of pharmacological efforts to ameliorate arthritis symptoms in patient populations.  Co-authors include assistant professor Dr. Jose Reyna and adjunct faculty Dr. Andy Weyer (senior author and research mentor).  Dr. Weyer, who was previously a core faculty member at Pacific, is currently at the City College of San Francisco and continues to support our program by teaching Rehabilitation Neuroscience I and II to first year students. 

This peer-reviewed open access article was written for a special issue of Pharmaceuticals, which is now publishing its second collection of reviews on TRP channels and intends to make this collection  ("Volume 2: Unlocking the potential") available as an eBook. New research on the postulated role of TRP channels as therapeutic targets is being published daily; this article reviews recent preclinical and clinical data, which strongly supports a role for various TRP channels, especially TRPA1 and TRPV1, in osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and gout.

Pharmaceuticals is a journal of medicinal chemistry and related drug sciences that is published quarterly.  This journal has a CiteScore of 4.20 and is indexed in PubMed, Embase, and Scopus. 

Tabitha Galindo (’19), Dr. Weyer, and Dr. Reyna.

Pictures from left to right: Tabitha Galindo ’19, Dr. Weyer, and Dr. Reyna. 

Dec. 19, 2018