About the Authors

G. Gregory Neely

Contributed equally to this work with: G. Gregory Neely, Shuan Rao, Michael Costigan

g.neely@garvan.org.au

Affiliations Neuroscience Program, Garvan Institute of Medical Research, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, School of Biotechnology and Biomolecular Sciences, University of New South Wales, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Shuan Rao

Contributed equally to this work with: G. Gregory Neely, Shuan Rao, Michael Costigan

Affiliation IMBA, Institute of Molecular Biotechnology of the Austrian Academy of Sciences, Vienna, Austria

Michael Costigan

Contributed equally to this work with: G. Gregory Neely, Shuan Rao, Michael Costigan

Affiliation F. M. Kirby Program in Neurobiology, Children's Hospital Boston and Department of Neurobiology, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

Norbert Mair

Affiliation Division of Physiology, Department of Physiology and Medical Physics, Innsbruck Medical University, Innsbruck, Austria

Ildiko Racz

Affiliation Laboratory of Molecular Neurobiology, Department of Psychiatry, University of Bonn, Bonn, Germany

Giedre Milinkeviciute

Affiliation Neuroscience Program, Garvan Institute of Medical Research, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Arabella Meixner

Affiliation IMBA, Institute of Molecular Biotechnology of the Austrian Academy of Sciences, Vienna, Austria

Swetha Nayanala

Affiliation Strand Life Sciences, Bangalore, India

Robert S. Griffin

Affiliation Department of Anesthesia and Critical Care, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

Inna Belfer

Affiliation Molecular Epidemiology of Pain Program, Department of Anaesthesiology, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States of America

Feng Dai

Affiliations Molecular Epidemiology of Pain Program, Department of Anaesthesiology, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States of America, Yale Center for Analytical Sciences, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, United States of America

Shad Smith

Affiliation Center for Neurosensory Disorders, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States of America

Luda Diatchenko

Affiliation Center for Neurosensory Disorders, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States of America

Stefano Marengo

Affiliation Molecular Biotechnology Center, Department of Genetics, Biology, and Biochemistry, University of Torino, Torino, Italy

Bernhard J. Haubner

Affiliation IMBA, Institute of Molecular Biotechnology of the Austrian Academy of Sciences, Vienna, Austria

Maria Novatchkova

Affiliation IMBA, Institute of Molecular Biotechnology of the Austrian Academy of Sciences, Vienna, Austria

Dustin Gibson

Affiliation Center for Neurosensory Disorders, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States of America

William Maixner

Affiliation Center for Neurosensory Disorders, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States of America

J. Andrew Pospisilik

Affiliation Max Planck Institute of Immunobiology, Freiburg, Germany

Emilio Hirsch

Affiliation Molecular Biotechnology Center, Department of Genetics, Biology, and Biochemistry, University of Torino, Torino, Italy

Ian Q. Whishaw

Affiliation NeuroDetective, Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada

Andreas Zimmer

Affiliation Laboratory of Molecular Neurobiology, Department of Psychiatry, University of Bonn, Bonn, Germany

Vaijayanti Gupta

Affiliation Strand Life Sciences, Bangalore, India

Junko Sasaki

Affiliation Department of Medical Biology, Akita University Graduate School of Medicine, Akita, Japan

Yasunori Kanaho

Affiliation Department of Physiological Chemistry, Graduate School of Comprehensive Human Sciences and Institute of Basic Medical Sciences, University of Tsukuba, Tsukuba, Japan

Takehiko Sasaki

Affiliations Department of Medical Biology, Akita University Graduate School of Medicine, Akita, Japan, Research Center for Biosignal, Akita University, Akita, Japan

Michaela Kress

Affiliation Division of Physiology, Department of Physiology and Medical Physics, Innsbruck Medical University, Innsbruck, Austria

Clifford J. Woolf

Affiliation F. M. Kirby Program in Neurobiology, Children's Hospital Boston and Department of Neurobiology, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

Josef M. Penninger

Affiliation IMBA, Institute of Molecular Biotechnology of the Austrian Academy of Sciences, Vienna, Austria

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: JMP GGN NM MK AZ MC RSG IB FD SS LD DG WM CJW EH. Performed the experiments: GGN SR MC AM TS JAP NM MK IR AZ IQW RSG IB FD SS LD DG WM SM BJH YK. Analyzed the data: MN VG SN MC IB FD SS LD DG WM. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: EH JS TS. Wrote the paper: GGN JMP GM.