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Schmelz M. Quantitative sensory test correlates with neuropathy, not with pain. Pain. 2018;159(3):409-10.

Obreja O, Rukwied R, Nagler L, Schmidt M, Schmelz M, and Namer B. Nerve growth factor locally sensitizes nociceptors in human skin. Pain. 2018;159(3):416-26.

Meyer NH, Gibbs B, Schmelz M, Homey B, and Raap U. [Neurophysiology of atopic pruritus]. Der Hautarzt; Zeitschrift fur Dermatologie, Venerologie, und verwandte Gebiete. 2018.


Zeng Y, Hahn S, Stokes J, Hoffman EA, Schmelz M, Proytcheva M, Chernoff J, and Katsanis E. Pak2 regulates myeloid-derived suppressor cell development in mice. Blood Adv. 2017;1(22):1923-33.

Vogel C, Rukwied R, Stockinger L, Schley M, Schmelz M, Schleinzer W, and Konrad C. Functional Characterization of At-Level Hypersensitivity in Patients With Spinal Cord Injury. The journal of pain : official journal of the American Pain Society. 2017;18(1):66-78.

Stumpf A, Pfleiderer B, Schneider G, Heuft G, Schmelz M, Phan NQ, Stander S, and Burgmer M. Distraction From Itch Shows Brainstem Activation Without Reduction in Experimental Itch Sensation. Acta dermato-venereologica. 2017;97(9):1074-80.

Schmelz M. [Q14 pain medicine in medical studies: glass half full or half empty?]. Schmerz. 2017;31(4):343-4.

Schmelz M. [Chronic pain: interaction between somatic and psychological factors (F45.41)]. Schmerz. 2017;31(6):551-2.

Reichert O, Fleming T, Neufang G, Schmelz M, Genth H, Kaever V, Wenck H, Stab F, Terstegen L, Kolbe L, et al. Impaired glyoxalase activity is associated with reduced expression of neurotrophic factors and pro-inflammatory processes in diabetic skin cells. Experimental dermatology. 2017;26(1):44-50.

Nawroth PP, Bendszus M, Pham M, Jende J, Heiland S, Ries S, Schumann C, Schmelz M, Schuh-Hofer S, Treede RD, et al. The quest for more research on painful diabetic neuropathy. Neuroscience. 2017.

Namer B, Orstavik K, Schmidt R, Mair N, Kleggetveit IP, Zeidler M, Martha T, Jorum E, Schmelz M, Kalpachidou T, et al. Changes in Ionic Conductance Signature of Nociceptive Neurons Underlying Fabry Disease Phenotype. Front Neurol. 2017;8(335.

Kokotis P, Schmelz M, Papagianni AE, Zambelis T, and Karandreas N. Decreased Axon Flare Reaction to Electrical Stimulation in Patients With Chronic Demyelinating Inflammatory Polyneuropathy. Journal of clinical neurophysiology : official publication of the American Electroencephalographic Society. 2017;34(2):101-6.

Klein AH, Vyshnevska A, Hartke TV, De Col R, Mankowski JL, Turnquist B, Bosmans F, Reeh PW, Schmelz M, Carr RW, et al. Sodium Channel Nav1.8 Underlies TTX-Resistant Axonal Action Potential Conduction in Somatosensory C-Fibers of Distal Cutaneous Nerves. J Neurosci. 2017;37(20):5204-14.

Helas T, Sagafos D, Kleggetveit IP, Quiding H, Jonsson B, Segerdahl M, Zhang Z, Salter H, Schmelz M, and Jorum E. Pain thresholds, supra-threshold pain and lidocaine sensitivity in patients with erythromelalgia, including the I848Tmutation in NaV 1.7. European journal of pain (London, England). 2017;21(8):1316-25.

Gonzalez-Rodriguez S, Quadir MA, Gupta S, Walker KA, Zhang X, Spahn V, Labuz D, Rodriguez-Gaztelumendi A, Schmelz M, Joseph J, et al. Polyglycerol-opioid conjugate produces analgesia devoid of side effects. Elife. 2017;6

Carstens E, Schmelz M, Hunter HJA, Lerner EA, Misery L, Steinhoff M, Yosipovitch G, and Stander S. FRT - FONDATION RENE TOURAINE: An International Foundation For Dermatology. Experimental dermatology. 2017;26(10):972-85.


Steinhoff M, Schmelz M, and Schauber J. Facial Erythema of Rosacea - Aetiology, Different Pathophysiologies and Treatment Options. Acta dermato-venereologica. 2016;96(5):579-86.

Sagafos D, Kleggetveit IP, Helas T, Schmidt R, Minde J, Namer B, Schmelz M, and Jorum E. Single-Fiber Recordings of Nociceptive Fibers in Patients With HSAN Type V With Congenital Insensitivity to Pain. The Clinical journal of pain. 2016;32(7):636-42.

Raap U, Papakonstantinou E, Metz M, Lippert U, and Schmelz M. [Update on the cutaneous neurobiology of pruritus]. Der Hautarzt; Zeitschrift fur Dermatologie, Venerologie, und verwandte Gebiete. 2016;67(8):595-600.

Murdolo G, Piroddi M, Tortoioli C, Bartolini D, Schmelz M, Luchetti F, Canonico B, Papa S, Zerbinati C, Iuliano L, et al. Free Radical-derived Oxysterols: Novel Adipokines Modulating Adipogenic Differentiation of Adipose Precursor Cells. The Journal of clinical endocrinology and metabolism. 2016;101(12):4974-83.

Landmann G, Stockinger L, Lustenberger C, Schmelz M, and Rukwied R. Effects of Current Density on Nociceptor Activation Upon Electrical Stimulation in Humans. Pain practice : the official journal of World Institute of Pain. 2016;16(3):273-81.

Landmann G, Lustenberger C, Schleinzer W, Schmelz M, Stockinger L, and Rukwied R. Short lasting transient effects of a capsaicin 8% patch on nociceptor activation in humans. European journal of pain (London, England). 2016;20(9):1443-53.

Kokotis P, Schmelz M, Papagianni AE, Zambelis T, and Karandreas N. Impaired function of C-nociceptors in chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyradiculopathy indicated by electrically induced axon flare reflex. Journal of clinical neurophysiology : official publication of the American Electroencephalographic Society. 2016.

Kokotis P, Schmelz M, Kostouros E, Karandreas N, and Dimopoulos MA. Oxaliplatin-Induced Neuropathy: A Long-Term Clinical and Neurophysiologic Follow-Up Study. Clinical colorectal cancer. 2016;15(3):e133-40.

Kleggetveit IP, Schmidt R, Namer B, Salter H, Helas T, Schmelz M, and Jorum E. Pathological nociceptors in two patients with erythromelalgia-like symptoms and rare genetic Nav 1.9 variants. Brain and behavior. 2016;6(10):e00528.

Kist AM, Sagafos D, Rush AM, Neacsu C, Eberhardt E, Schmidt R, Lunden LK, Orstavik K, Kaluza L, Meents J, et al. SCN10A Mutation in a Patient with Erythromelalgia Enhances C-Fiber Activity Dependent Slowing. PloS one. 2016;11(9):e0161789.

Fryk E, Sundelin JP, Strindberg L, Pereira MJ, Federici M, Marx N, Nystrom FH, Schmelz M, Svensson PA, Eriksson JW, et al. Microdialysis and proteomics of subcutaneous interstitial fluid reveals increased galectin-1 in type 2 diabetes patients. Metabolism: clinical and experimental. 2016;65(7):998-1006.

Dusch M, van der Ham J, Weinkauf B, Benrath J, Rukwied R, Ringkamp M, Schmelz M, Treede RD, and Baumgartner U. Laser-evoked potentials mediated by mechano-insensitive nociceptors in human skin. European journal of pain (London, England). 2016;20(5):845-54.


Zeilhofer HU, and Schmelz M. Local anesthetics take a central action in analgesia. Pain. 2015;156(9):1579-80.

Weinkauf B, Obreja O, Schmelz M, and Rukwied R. Differential time course of NGF-induced hyperalgesia to heat versus mechanical and electrical stimulation in human skin. European journal of pain (London, England). 2015;19(6):789-96.

Weinkauf B, Dusch M, van der Ham J, Benrath J, Ringkamp M, Schmelz M, and Rukwied R. Mechano-sensitive nociceptors are required to detect heat pain thresholds and cowhage itch in human skin. European journal of pain (London, England). 2015.

Weinkauf B, Deising S, Obreja O, Hoheisel U, Mense S, Schmelz M, and Rukwied R. Comparison of nerve growth factor-induced sensitization pattern in lumbar and tibial muscle and fascia. Muscle Nerve. 2015;52(2):265-72.

Tigerholm J, Petersson ME, Obreja O, Eberhardt E, Namer B, Weidner C, Lampert A, Carr RW, Schmelz M, and Fransen E. C-fiber recovery cycle supernormality depends on ion concentration and ion channel permeability. Biophys J. 2015;108(5):1057-71.

Schmelz M. Itch and pain differences and commonalities. Handb Exp Pharmacol. 2015;227(285-301.
Schmelz M. Neurophysiology and itch pathways. Handb Exp Pharmacol. 2015;226(39-55.

Schmelz M. Nociceptors in the skin: fire-raisers to be kept at bay? Experimental dermatology. 2015.
Reichert O, Kolbe L, Terstegen L, Staeb F, Wenck H, Schmelz M, Genth H, Kaever V, Roggenkamp D, and Neufang G. UV radiation induces CXCL5 expression in human skin. Experimental dermatology. 2015;24(4):309-12.

Namer B, Schick M, Kleggetveit IP, Orstavik K, Schmidt R, Jorum E, Torebjork E, Handwerker H, and Schmelz M. Differential sensitization of silent nociceptors to low pH stimulation by prostaglandin E2 in human volunteers. European journal of pain (London, England). 2015;19(2):159-66.

Namer B, Orstavik K, Schmidt R, Kleggetveit IP, Weidner C, Mork C, Kvernebo MS, Kvernebo K, Salter H, Carr TH, et al. Specific changes in conduction velocity recovery cycles of single nociceptors in a patient with erythromelalgia with the I848T gain-of-function mutation of Nav1.7. Pain. 2015;156(9):1637-46.

Jonas R, Klusch A, Schmelz M, Petersen M, and Carr RW. Assessment of TTX-s and TTX-r Action Potential Conduction along Neurites of NGF and GDNF Cultured Porcine DRG Somata. PloS one. 2015;10(9):e0139107.


The Karl Feuerstein foundation professorship was endowed by the Daimler fund in memory of Karl Feuerstein, Chair of the Daimler Benz general works council from 1989 to 1999. The Feuerstein Chair was appointed inaugurally to Prof. Martin Schmelz on 15 November, 2002.