Man-Kyo Chung, DMD, PhD


Man-Kyo Chung, DMD, PhD

Associate Professor, Department of Pain and Neural Sciences


Research interests

Ion chanels in nociceptors


Transient receptor potential channels


Molecular mechanisms of tooth pain


Peripheral mechanisms of craniofacial muscle pain

Research approaches


cellular physiology

molecular biology


mouse genetics


ORCID ID:  mchung


  1. Chung M.K., Lee J., Joseph J., Saloman J.L., Ro J.Y. : Peripheral Group I metabotropic glutamate receptor activation leads to muscle mechanical hyperalgesia through TRPV1 phosphorylation in the rat. J Pain, 16:67-76, 2015.
  2. Joseph J., Wang S., Lee J. Ro J.Y., Chung M.K.* : Carboxy terminal domain of transient receptor potential vanilloid 1 contains distinct segments differentially involved in capsaicin- and heat-induced desensitization. J Biol Chem, 288:35690-35702, 2013.
  3. Wang S., Joseph J., Ro J.Y. Chung M.K. *: Modality-specific mechanisms of PKC-induced hypersensitivity of TRPV1: S800 is a polymodal sensitization site. Pain 1156:931-941, 2015.
  4. Wang S., Lee J., Ro J.Y., Chung M.K. : Warmth suppresses and desensitizes damage-sensing ion channel TRPA1, Mol Pain, 8:22, 2012.
  5. Chung M.K., Lee J., Duraes G., Ro J.Y.: Lipopolysaccharide-induced pulpitis up-regulates TRPV1 in trigeminal ganglia, J Dent Res, 90: 1103-1107, 2011.