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Handwerker H, Jørum E, Schady W, LaMotte R, Schmelz M. Erik Torebjörk, MD
PhD, Professor of Clinical Pain Research 1939-2021 Forerunner and lead researcher of human nociceptor research. Eur J Pain. 2022 Feb;26(2):275-279.


Ständer S, Sun YG, Schmelz M. Editorial: Pruritus Medicine. Front Med
(Lausanne). 2021 Sep 28;8:763667.

Schmelz M. How Do Neurons Signal Itch? Front Med (Lausanne). 2021 Mar

Schmelz M. Reply to Vollert et al. Pain. 2021 Apr 1;162(4):1274-1275.

Vollert J, Schmelz M. Reply to Bordeleau et al. Pain. 2021 Nov

Solinski, H.J., R. Rukwied, and M. Schmelz. 2021.
Microinjection of pruritogens in NGF-sensitized human skin. Sci Rep. 2021 Nov
2; 11:21490.

Papotto N, Reithofer S, Baumert K, Carr R, Möhrlen F, Frings S. Olfactory
stimulation Inhibits Nociceptive Signal Processing at the Input Stage of the
Central Trigeminal System. Neuroscience. 2021 Dec 15;479:35-47

Schmelz M. What can we learn from the failure of quantitative sensory
testing? Pain. 2021 Mar 1;162(3):663-664.

Meijs S, Schmelz M, Meilin S, Jensen W. A systematic review of porcine
models in translational pain research. Lab Anim (NY). 2021 Nov;50(11):313-326.

Bali KK, Gandla J, Rangel DR, Castaldi L, Mouritzen P, Agarwal N, Schmelz M,
Heppenstall P, Kuner R. A genome-wide screen reveals microRNAs in peripheral
sensory neurons driving painful diabetic neuropathy. Pain. 2021 May

Bonalume V, Caffino L, Castelnovo LF, Faroni A, Liu S, Hu J, Milanese M,
Bonanno G, Sohns K, Hoffmann T, De Col R, Schmelz M, Fumagalli F, Magnaghi V,
Carr R. Axonal GABA<sub>A</sub> stabilizes excitability in unmyelinated sensory
axons secondary to NKCC1 activity. J Physiol. 2021 Sep;599(17):4065-4084.

Klein A, Solinski HJ, Malewicz NM, Ieong HF, Sypek EI, Shimada SG, Hartke TV,
Wooten M, Wu G, Dong X, Hoon MA, LaMotte RH, Ringkamp M. Pruriception and
neuronal coding in nociceptor subtypes in human and nonhuman primates. Elife.
2021 Apr 23;10:e64506.

Werland F, Hirth M, Rukwied R, Ringkamp M, Turnquist B, Jorum E, Namer B,
Schmelz M, Obreja O. Maximum axonal following frequency separates classes of
cutaneous unmyelinated nociceptors in the pig. J Physiol. 2021

Schnakenberg M, Thomas C, Schmelz M, Rukwied R. Nerve growth factor
sensitizes nociceptors to C-fibre selective supra-threshold electrical stimuli
in human skin. Eur J Pain. 2021 Feb;25(2):385-397.

Werland F, de Col R, Hirth M, Turnquist B, Schmelz M, Obreja O. Mechanical
sensitization, increased axonal excitability, and spontaneous activity in
C-nociceptors after ultraviolet B irradiation in pig skin. Pain. 2021 Jul

Bonalume V, Caffino L, Castelnovo LF, Faroni A, Liu S, Hu J, Milanese M,
Bonanno G, Sohns K, Hoffmann T, De Col R, Schmelz M, Fumagalli F, Magnaghi V,
Carr R. Axonal GABA<sub>A</sub> stabilizes excitability in unmyelinated sensory
axons secondary to NKCC1 activity. J Physiol. 2021 Sep;599(17):4065-4084.

Fryk E, Olausson J, Mossberg K, Strindberg L, Schmelz M, Brogren H, Gan LM,
Piazza S, Provenzani A, Becattini B, Lind L, Solinas G, Jansson PA.
Hyperinsulinemia and insulin resistance in the obese may develop as part of a
homeostatic response to elevated free fatty acids: A mechanistic case-control
and a population-based cohort study. EBioMedicine. 2021 Mar;65:103264.

Solinski HJ, Rukwied R. Electrically Evoked Itch in Human Subjects. Front Med
(Lausanne). 2021 Jan 20;7:627617.


Schmelz M, Ständer S. Pruritusmedizin – Austausch der Disziplinen [Pruritus
medicine-interdisciplinary exchange]. Hautarzt. 2020 Jul;71(7):485-486. German.

Behrendt M, Gruss F, Enzeroth R, Dembla S, Zhao S, Crassous PA, Mohr F, Nys
M, Louros N, Gallardo R, Zorzini V, Wagner D, Economou A, Rousseau F,
Schymkowitz J, Philipp SE, Rohacs T, Ulens C, Oberwinkler J. The structural
basis for an on-off switch controlling Gβγ-mediated inhibition of TRPM3
channels. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2020 Nov 17;117(46):29090-29100.

Ständer S, Schmelz M. Neuropathischer Pruritus [Neuropathic pruritus].
Schmerz. 2020 Dec;34(6):525-535. German. doi: 10.1007/s00482-020-00502-9. Epub
2020 Oct 6.

Agarwal N, Taberner FJ, Rangel Rojas D, Moroni M, Omberbasic D, Njoo C,
Andrieux A, Gupta P, Bali KK, Herpel E, Faghihi F, Fleming T, Dejean A, Lechner
SG, Nawroth PP, Lewin GR, Kuner R. SUMOylation of Enzymes and Ion Channels in
Sensory Neurons Protects against Metabolic Dysfunction, Neuropathy, and Sensory
Loss in Diabetes. Neuron. 2020 Sep 23;107(6):1141-1159.

Schmelz M. Pruritus – ein weiter Weg von der Neurophysiologie zur Klinik
[Pruritus-a long journey from neurophysiology to the clinic]. Hautarzt. 2020
Jul;71(7):487-492. German.

Jonas R, Prato V, Lechner SG, Groen G, Obreja O, Werland F, Rukwied R,
Klusch A, Petersen M, Carr RW, Schmelz M. TTX-Resistant Sodium Channels
Functionally Separate Silent From Polymodal C-nociceptors. Front Cell Neurosci.
2020 Feb 7;14:13.

Liu H, Andoh J, Lyu Y, Milde C, Desch S, Zidda F, Schmelz M, Curio G, Flor
H. Peripheral input and phantom limb pain: A somatosensory event-related
potential study. Eur J Pain. 2020 Aug;24(7):1314-1329.

Rukwied R, Schnakenberg M, Solinkski HJ, Schmelz M, Weisshaar E.
Transcutaneous Slowly Depolarizing Currents Elicit Pruritus in Patients with
Atopic Dermatitis. Acta Derm Venereol. 2020 Oct 28;100(17):adv00302.

Jonas R, Namer B, Schnakenberg M, Soares S, Pakalniskis J, Carr R, Schmelz
M, Rukwied R
. Sympathetic efferent neurons are less sensitive than nociceptors
to 4 Hz sinusoidal stimulation. Eur J Pain. 2020 Jan;24(1):122-133.

Rukwied R, Thomas C, Obreja O, Werland F, Kleggetveit IP, Jorum E, Carr RW,
Namer B, Schmelz M. Slow depolarizing stimuli differentially activate
mechanosensitive and silent C nociceptors in human and pig skin. Pain.
2020 Sep1;161(9):2119-2128.

Bonalume V, Caffino L, Castelnovo LF, Faroni A, Giavarini F, Liu S, Caruso
D, Schmelz M, Fumagalli F, Carr RW, Magnaghi V. Schwann Cell Autocrine and
Paracrine Regulatory Mechanisms, Mediated by Allopregnanolone and BDNF, Modulate
PKCε in Peripheral Sensory Neurons. Cells. 2020 Aug 11;9(8):1874.

Kokotis P, Manios E, Schmelz M, Fotiou D, Dialoupi I, Gavriatopoulou M,
Roussou M, Lykka A, Dimopoulos MA, Kastritis E. Involvement of small nerve
fibres and autonomic nervous system in AL amyloidosis: comprehensive
characteristics and clinical implications. Amyloid. 2020 Jun;27(2):103-110.

Davids M, Guérin B, Klein V, Schmelz M, Schad LR, Wald LL. Optimizing
selective stimulation of peripheral nerves with arrays of coils or surface
electrodes using a linear peripheral nerve stimulation metric. J Neural Eng.
2020 Jan 14;17(1):016029.


Yosipovitch G, Misery L, Proksch E, Metz M, Ständer S, Schmelz M. Skin Barrier Damage
and Itch: Review of Mechanisms, Topical Management and Future Directions. Acta Derm
Venereol. 2019 Dec 1;99(13):1201-1209.

Subhash S, Kalmbach N, Wegner F, Petri S, Glomb T, Dittrich-Breiholz O, Huang
C, Bali KK, Kunz WS, Samii A, Bertalanffy H, Kanduri C, Kar S. Transcriptome-
wide Profiling of Cerebral Cavernous Malformations Patients Reveal Important
Long noncoding RNA molecular signatures. Sci Rep. 2019 Dec 3;9(1):18203.

Schwarz ML, Reisig G, Schütte A, Becker K, Serba S, Forsch E, Thier S,
Fickert S, Lenz T, Weiß C, Hetjens S, Bludau F, Bothe F, Richter W, Schneider-
Wald B. Report on a large animal study with Göttingen Minipigs where regenerates
and controls for articular cartilage were created in a large number. Focus on
the conditions of the operated stifle joints and suggestions for standardized
procedures. PLoS One. 2019 Dec 26;14(12):e0224996.

Schmelz M, Mantyh P, Malfait AM, Farrar J, Yaksh T, Tive L, Viktrup L. Nerve
growth factor antibody for the treatment of osteoarthritis pain and chronic low-
back pain: mechanism of action in the context of efficacy and safety. Pain. 2019

Steinhoff M, Oaklander AL, Szabó IL, Ständer S, Schmelz M. Neuropathic itch.
Pain. 2019 May;160 Suppl 1:S11-S16.

Schmelz M. Itch Processing in the Skin. Front Med (Lausanne). 2019 Jul
19;6:167. doi: 10.3389/fmed.2019.00167.

Dusch M, Schmelz M. Erythromelalgie: rote Haut und Schmerz [Erythromelalgia:
skin redness and pain]. Schmerz. 2019 Oct;33(5):475-490. German.

Maurer M, Papotto N, Sertel-Nakajima J, Schueler M, De Col R, Möhrlen F,
Messlinger K, Frings S, Carr RW. Photoactivation of olfactory sensory neurons
does not affect action potential conduction in individual trigeminal sensory
axons innervating the rodent nasal cavity. PLoS One. 2019 Aug 14;14(8).

Baumann KY, Church MK, Clough GF, Quist SR, Schmelz M, Skov PS, Anderson CD,
Tannert LK, Giménez-Arnau AM, Frischbutter S, Scheffel J, Maurer M. Skin
microdialysis: methods, applications and future opportunities-an EAACI position
paper. Clin Transl Allergy. 2019 Apr 10;9:24.

Kostidou E, Schmelz M, Hasemaki N, Kokotis P. Objective Methods for Breast
Sensibility Testing. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2019 Feb;143(2):398-404.

Schmelz M, Häuser W, Hoch E, Petzke F, Sommer C. Cannabisbasierte
Arzneimittel : Expertenkonsens gegen systematische Übersichtsarbeiten?
[Cannabis-based drugs : Don't pit clinical experience and systematic reviews
against each other]. Schmerz. 2019 Apr;33(2):97-99. German.

Tsianakas A, Nippe N, Hamper CM, Cordes AF, Zeidler C, Schmelz M, Ständer S.
Exploratory Study of Intracutaneous Histamine Stimulation in Patient Populations
with Chronic Pruritus. Acta Derm Venereol. 2019 Mar 1;99(3):291-297.

Pereira MP, Agelopoulos K, Köllner J, Neufang G, Schmelz M, Ständer S.
Selective Nerve Fibre Activation in Patients with Generalized Chronic Pruritus:
Hint for Central Sensitization? Acta Derm Venereol. 2019 Oct 1;99(11):1009-1015.

Solinski HJ, Dranchak P, Oliphant E, Gu X, Earnest TW, Braisted J, Inglese J,
Hoon MA. Inhibition of natriuretic peptide receptor 1 reduces itch in mice. Sci
Transl Med. 2019 Jul 10;11(500):eaav5464.

Meents JE, Bressan E, Sontag S, Foerster A, Hautvast P, Rösseler C, Hampl M,
Schüler H, Goetzke R, Le TKC, Kleggetveit IP, Le Cann K, Kerth C, Rush AM,
Rogers M, Kohl Z, Schmelz M, Wagner W, Jørum E, Namer B, Winner B, Zenke M,
Lampert A. The role of Nav1.7 in human nociceptors: insights from human induced
pluripotent stem cell-derived sensory neurons of erythromelalgia patients. Pain.
2019 Jun;160(6):1327-1341.

Hidding J, Agelopoulos K, Pereira MP, Conrad H, Hatt H, Lotts T, Osada N,
Pogatzki-Zahn E, Schmelz M, Ständer S. Sensory Qualities Point to Different
Structural and Functional Skin Patterns in Chronic Pruritus Patients.
A Translational Explorative Study. Acta Derm Venereol. 2019 Jun 1;99(7):668-674.

Behrendt M. Transient receptor potential channels in the context of
nociception and pain - recent insights into TRPM3 properties and function. Biol
Chem. 2019 Jun 26;400(7):917-926.

Solinski HJ, Kriegbaum MC, Tseng PY, Earnest TW, Gu X, Barik A, Chesler AT,
Hoon MA. Nppb Neurons Are Sensors of Mast Cell-Induced Itch. Cell Rep. 2019 Mar

Carr R, Frings S. Neuropeptides in sensory signal processing. Cell Tissue
Res. 2019 Jan;375(1):217-225.


Steinhoff M, Schmelz M, Szabó IL, Oaklander AL. Clinical presentation,
management, and pathophysiology of neuropathic itch. Lancet Neurol. 2018

Meyer NH, Gibbs B, Schmelz M, Homey B, Raap U. Neurophysiologie des
atopischen Pruritus [Neurophysiology of atopic pruritus]. Hautarzt. 2018
Mar;69(3):204-209. German.

Pereira MP, Agelopoulos K, Kremer AE, Schmelz M. Aktuelles zur Neurobiologie
von Pruritus [New findings regarding the neurobiology of pruritus]. Hautarzt.
2018 Aug;69(8):620-625. German.

Schmelz M. Quantitative sensory test correlates with neuropathy, not with
pain. Pain. 2018 Mar;159(3):409-410.

Obreja O, Rukwied R, Nagler L, Schmidt M, Schmelz M, Namer B. Nerve growth
factor locally sensitizes nociceptors in human skin. Pain. 2018

Jonas R, Namer B, Stockinger L, Chisholm K, Schnakenberg M, Landmann G,
Kucharczyk M, Konrad C, Schmidt R, Carr R, McMahon S, Schmelz M, Rukwied R.
Tuning in C-nociceptors to reveal mechanisms in chronic neuropathic pain. Ann
Neurol. 2018 May;83(5):945-957.

Sauerstein K, Liebelt J, Namer B, Schmidt R, Rukwied R, Schmelz M. Low-
Frequency Stimulation of Silent Nociceptors Induces Secondary Mechanical
Hyperalgesia in Human Skin. Neuroscience. 2018
Sep 1;387:4-12. doi:10.1016/j.neuroscience.2018.03.006. Epub 2018 Mar 15.

Klusch A, Gorzelanny C, Reeh PW, Schmelz M, Petersen M, Sauer SK. Local NGF
and GDNF levels modulate morphology and function of porcine DRG neurites, In
Vitro. PLoS One. 2018 Sep 27;13(9):e0203215.

Huang J, Polgár E, Solinski HJ, Mishra SK, Tseng PY, Iwagaki N, Boyle KA,
Dickie AC, Kriegbaum MC, Wildner H, Zeilhofer HU, Watanabe M, Riddell JS, Todd
AJ, Hoon MA. Author Correction: Circuit dissection of the role of somatostatin
in itch and pain. Nat Neurosci. 2018 Jun;21(6):894.

Agarwal N, Helmstädter J, Rojas DR, Bali KK, Gangadharan V, Kuner R. Evoked
hypoalgesia is accompanied by tonic pain and immune cell infiltration in the
dorsal root ganglia at late stages of diabetic neuropathy in mice. Mol Pain.
2018 Jan-Dec;14:1744806918817975.


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.