John R Traynor
Edward F Domino Research Professor of Pharmacology
Professor of Pharmacology
Professor of Medicinal Chemistry
College of Pharmacy
Associate Chair for Research
Department of Pharmacology
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John R Traynor
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    • Journal Article
      Application of Mixed-Solvent Molecular Dynamics Simulations for Prediction of Allosteric Sites on G Protein-Coupled Receptors.
      Chan WKB, Carlson HA, Traynor JR. Mol Pharmacol, 2023 May; 103 (5): 274 - 285. DOI:10.1124/molpharm.122.000612
      PMID: 36868791
    • Journal Article
      Opioid research in the time of the opioid crisis.
      Traynor JR, Moron JA. Br J Pharmacol, 2023 Apr; 180 (7): 793 - 796. DOI:10.1111/bph.16043
      PMID: 36813266
    • Journal Article
      Delta Opioid Receptor-Mediated Antidepressant-Like Effects of Diprenorphine in Mice.
      Olson KM, Hillhouse TM, Burgess GE, West JL, Hallahan JE, Dripps IJ, Ladetto AG, Rice KC, Jutkiewicz EM, Traynor JR. J Pharmacol Exp Ther, 2023 Mar; 384 (3): 343 - 352. DOI:10.1124/jpet.122.001182
      PMID: 36456196
    • Journal Article
      PACAP and acetylcholine cause distinct Ca2+ signals and secretory responses in chromaffin cells.
      Morales A, Mohan R, Chen X, Coffman BL, Bendahmane M, Watch L, West JL, Bakshi S, Traynor JR, Giovannucci DR, Kammermeier PJ, Axelrod D, Currie KPM, Smrcka AV, Anantharam A. J Gen Physiol, 2023 Feb 6; 155 (2): DOI:10.1085/jgp.202213180
      PMID: 36538657
    • Journal Article
      Nitro-benzylideneoxymorphone, a bifunctional mu and delta opioid receptor ligand with high mu opioid receptor efficacy.
      Olson KM, Devereaux AL, Chatterjee P, Saldaña-Shumaker SL, Shafer A, Plotkin A, Kandasamy R, MacKerell AD, Traynor JR, Cunningham CW. Front Pharmacol, 2023 14: 1230053 DOI:10.3389/fphar.2023.1230053
      PMID: 37469877
    • Journal Article
      Opioid Antagonists from the Orvinol Series as Potential Reversal Agents for Opioid Overdose.
      Disney A, Olson KM, Shafer AM, Moore SC, Anand JP, Traynor JR, Husbands SM. ACS Chem Neurosci, 2022 Nov 2; 13 (21): 3108 - 3117. DOI:10.1021/acschemneuro.2c00464
      PMID: 36223082
    • Journal Article
      Finding the Perfect Fit: Conformational Biosensors to Determine the Efficacy of GPCR Ligands.
      Olson KM, Campbell A, Alt A, Traynor JR. ACS Pharmacol Transl Sci, 2022 Sep 9; 5 (9): 694 - 709. DOI:10.1021/acsptsci.1c00256
      PMID: 36110374
    • Journal Article
      OREX-1038: a potential new treatment for pain with low abuse liability and limited adverse effects.
      Gerak LR, Maguire DR, Cami-Kobeci G, Olson KM, Traynor JR, Husbands SM, France CP, Acevedo L, Belli B, Flynn P. Behav Pharmacol, 2022 Sep 1; 33 (6): 377 - 394. DOI:10.1097/FBP.0000000000000684
      PMID: 35947066
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    Dr. John Traynor is one of 17 University of Michigan faculty members named 2022 AAAS Fellows.