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Selection of essential publications 1966-2002 in English

Journal Articles

Braun, M., R.F. Schmidt and M. Zimmermann: Facilitation at the frog neuromuscular junction during and after repetitive stimulation.
Pflügers Arch. ges. Physiol. 287, 41-55 (1966).

Schmidt, R.F., W. Trautwein and M. Zimmermann: Dorsal root potentials evoked by natural stimulation of cutaneous afferents.
Nature (Lond.) 212, 522-523 (1966).

Zimmermann, M.: Dorsal root potentials after C-fiber stimulation.
Science 160, 896-898 (1968).

Jänig, W., R.F. Schmidt and M. Zimmermann: Two specific pathways to the central afferent terminals of phasic and tonic mechanoreceptors.
Exp. Brain Res. 6, 116-129 (1968).

Jänig, W. and M. Zimmermann: Presynaptic depolarization of myelinated afferent fibres evoked by stimulation of cutaneous C-fibres.
J. Physiol. (Lond.) 214, 29-50 (1971).

Gregor, M. and  M. Zimmermann: Characteristics of spinal neurons responding to cutaneous myelin-ated and unmyelinated fibres.
J. Physiol. (Lond.) 221, 555-576 (1972).

Beck, P.W., H.O. Handwerker, M. Zimmermann: Nervous outflow from the cat's foot during noxious radiant heat stimulation.
Brain Res. 67, 373-386 (1974).

Handwerker, H.O., A. Iggo, M. Zimmermann: Segmental and supraspinal actions on dorsal horn neurons responding to noxious and non-noxious stimuli.
Pain 1, 147-165 (1975).

Zimmermann, M.: Encoding in dorsal horn interneurons receiving noxious and non-noxious afferents.
J. Physiol. (Paris) 73, 221-232 (1977).

Aitkin, L.M., H. Dickhaus, W. Schult and  M. Zimmermann: External nucleus of inferior colliculus: auditory and spinal somatosensory afferents and their interactions.
J. Neurophysiol. 41, 837-847 (1978).

Carstens, E., I. Tulloch, W. Zieglgänsberger and  M. Zimmermann: Presynaptic excitability changes in-duced by morphine in single cutaneous afferent C- and A-fibers.
Pflügers Arch.-Eur. J. Physiol. 379, 143-147 (1979).

Carstens, E., T. Yokota and  M. Zimmermann: Inhibition of spinal neuronal responses to noxious skin heating by stimulation of mesencephalic periaqueductal gray in the cat.
J. Neurophysiol. 42, 558-568 (1979).

Klumpp, D. and  M. Zimmermann: Irreversible differential block of A- and C-fibres following local nerve heating in the cat.
J. Physiol. (Lond.) 298, 471-482 (1980).

Carstens, E., D. Klumpp and  M. Zimmermann: Time course and effective sites for inhibition from midbrain periaqueductal gray of spinal dorsal horn neuronal responses to cutaneous stimuli in the cat.
Exp. Brain Res. 38, 425-430 (1980).

Carstens, E., D. Klumpp, M. Zimmermann: Differential inhibitory effects of medial and lateral midbrain stimulation on spinal neuronal discharges to noxious skin heating in the cat.
J. Neurophysiol. 43, 332-342 (1980).

Carstens, E., H. Bihl, D.R.F. Irvine and  M. Zimmermann: Descending inhibition from medial and lateral midbrain of spinal dorsal horn neuronal re-sponses to noxious and non-noxious cutaneous stimuli in the cat.
J. Neurophysiol. 45, 1029-1042 (1981).

Carstens, E., D. Klumpp, M. Randic and  M. Zimmermann: Effect of iontophoretically applied 5-hydroxytryptamine on the excitability of single primary afferent C- and A-fibers in the cat spinal cord.
Brain Res. 220, 151-158 (1981).

Randic, M., E. Carstens, M. Zimmermann and  D. Klumpp: Dual effects of substance P on the excitability of single cutaneous primary afferent C- and A-fibers in the cat spinal cord.
Brain Res. 233, 389-393 (1982).

Zimmermann, M.: Introduction - Electrical stimulation of the human brain.
Human Neurobiol. 1, 227-229 (1982).

Zimmermann, M.: Ethical guidelines for investigations of experimental pain in conscious animals.
Pain 16, 109-110 (1983).

Dodt, H.U., D. Forke and  M. Zimmermann: Persisting selective block of unmyelinated fibers in cutaneous nerves of the cat by distilled water.
Neurosci. Lett. 35, 203-207 (1983).

Brinkhus, H.B. and  M. Zimmermann: Characteristics of spinal dorsal horn neurons after partial chronic deafferentation by dorsal root transection.
Pain 15, 221-236 (1983).

Dodt, H.U., G.R. Strichartz and M. Zimmermann: Phenol solutions differentially block conduction in cutaneous nerve fibers of the cat.
Neurosci. Lett. 42, 323-327 (1983).

Gebhart, G.F., J. Sandkühler, J.G. Thalhammer and  M. Zimmermann: Quantitative comparison of inhibition in spinal cord of nociceptive information by stimulation in periaqueductal gray or nucleus raphe magnus of the cat.
J. Neurophysiol. 50, 1433-1445 (1983).

Gebhart, G.F., J. Sandkühler, J.G. Thalhammer and  M. Zimmermann: Inhibition of spinal nociceptive information by stimulation in midbrain of the cat is blocked by lidocaine microinjected in nucleus raphe magnus and medullary reticular formation.
J. Neurophysiol. 50, 1446-1459 (1983).

Gebhart, G.F., J. Sandkühler, J.G. Thalhammer,  M. Zimmermann: Inhibition in spinal cord of nociceptive information by electrical stimulation and morphine microinjection at identical sites in midbrain of the cat.
J. Neurophysiol. 51, 75-89 (1984).

Du, H.-J., L.M. Kitahata, J.G. Thalhammer and  M. Zimmermann: Inhibition of nociceptive neuronal responses in the cat's spinal dorsal horn by electrical stimulation and morphine microinjection in nucleus raphe magnus.
Pain 19, 249-257 (1984).

Strichartz, G. and  M. Zimmermann: An explanation for pain originating from tourniquets during regional anesthesia.
Regional Anesthesia 9, 44-45 (1984).

Dickhaus, H., G. Pauser and  M. Zimmermann: Tonic descending inhibition affects intensity coding of nociceptive responses of spinal dorsal horn neurones in the cat.
Pain 23, 145-158 (1985).

Sanders, K.H., M. Zimmermann: Mechanoreceptors in rat glabrous skin: Redevelopment of function after nerve crush.
J. Neurophysiol. 55, 644-659 (1986).

Siegel, J., C.R. Morton, J. Sandkühler, H.-M. Xiao and M. Zimmermann: Spinal neuronal inhibition and EEG synchrony by electrical stimulation in sub-cortical forebrain regions of the cat.
Exp. Brain Res. 62, 363-372 (1986).

Helme, R.D., G.-M. Koschorke and M. Zimmermann: Immunoreactive substance P release from skin nerves in the rat by noxious thermal stimulation.
Neurosci. Lett. 63, 295-299 (1986).

Morton, C.R., B. Maisch and M. Zimmermann: Calcitonin: brainstem microinjection but not systemic administration inhibits spinal nociceptive transmis-sion in the cat.
Brain Res. 372, 149-154 (1986)

Zimmermann, M.: Behavioural investigations of pain in animals.
In: Agriculture. Assessing pain in farm animals. Ed. by I.J.H. Duncan and V. Molony. pp. 16-29. Commission of the European Communities (ECSC), Brussels, Luxembourg 1986.

Korzeniewska, E., H.B. Brinkhus and M. Zimmermann: Activities of single neurons in midbrain and thalamus of cats during conditioned nocifensive behavior.
Pain 26, 313-327 (1986).

Zimmermann, M.: Ethical considerations in relation to pain in animal experimentation.
Acta Physiol. Scand. 128, suppl. 554, 221-233 (1986).

Sandkühler, J., B. Maisch and M. Zimmermann: Raphe magnus-induced descending inhibition of spinal nociceptive neurons is mediated through contralateral spinal pathways in the cat.
Neurosci. Lett. 76, 168-172 (1987).

Morton, C.R., B. Maisch and M. Zimmermann: Diffuse noxious inhibitory controls of lumbar spinal neurons involve a supraspinal loop in the cat.
Brain Res. 410, 347-352 (1987).

Sandkühler, J., B. Maisch and M. Zimmermann: The use of local anaesthetic microinjections to identi-fy central pathways: a quantitative evaluation of the time course and extent of the neuronal block.
Exp. Brain Res. 68, 168-178 (1987).

Sandkühler, J., Q.-G. Fu and M. Zimmermann: Spinal pathways mediating tonic or stimulation-produced descending inhibition from the periaque-ductal gray or nucleus raphe magnus are separate in the cat.
J. Neurophysiol. 58, 327-341 (1987).

Carstens, E., H. Gilly, H. Schreiber and M. Zimmermann: Effects of midbrain stimulation and iontophoretic application of serotonin, noradrenaline, morphine and GABA onelectrical thresholds of afferent C- and A-fibre terminals in cat spinal cord.
Neuroscience 21, 395-406 (1987).

White, D.M., P. Ehrhard, M. Hardung, D.K. Meyer, M. Zimmermann, U. Otten: Substance P modulates the release of locally synthesised nerve growth factor from rat saphenous nerve neuroma.
Naunyn-Schmiedeberg's Arch. Pharmacol. 336, 587-590 (1987).

Sandkühler, J., Q.-G. Fu, C. Helmchen and M. Zimmermann: Pentobarbital, in subanesthetic doses, depresses spinal transmission of nociceptive infor-mation but does not affect stimulation-produced descending inhibition in the cat.
Pain 31, 381-390 (1987).

Morton, C.R., H.-J. Du, H.-M. Xiao, B. Maisch and  M. Zimmermann: Inhibition of nociceptive responses of lumbar dorsal horn neurones by remote noxious afferent stimulation in the cat.
Pain 34, 75-83 (1988).

White, D.M. and  M. Zimmermann: The bradykinin-induced release of substance P from nerve fibre endings in the rat saphenous nerve neuroma is not related to electrophysiological excitation.
Neurosci. Lett. 92, 108-113 (1988).

Sandkühler, J., C. Helmchen, Q.-G. Fu and M. Zimmermann: Inhibition of spinal nociceptive neu-rons by excitation of cell bodies or fibers of passage at various brainstem sites in the cat.
Neurosci. Lett. 93, 67-72 (1988).

Carstens, E., B. Stelzer and M. Zimmermann: Microinjections of glutamate or morphine at coincident midbrain sites have  different effects on nocicep-tive dorsal horn neurons in the cat.
Neurosci. Lett. 95, 185-191 (1988).

Fu, Q.-G., E. Carstens, B. Stelzer and M. Zimmermann: B vitamins suppress spinal dorsal horn nociceptive neurons in the cat.
Neurosci. Lett. 95, 192-197 (1988).

Hartung, M., J. Leah and M. Zimmermann: The excitation of cutaneous nerve endings in a neuroma by capsaicin.
Brain Res. 499, 363-366 (1989).

White, D.M., J.D. Leah and M. Zimmermann: The localization and release of substance P and calcitonin gene-related peptide at nerve fibre endings in rat cutaneous nerve neuroma.
Brain Res. 503, 198-204 (1989).

Welk, E., J.D. Leah and M. Zimmermann: Characteristics of A- and C-fibers ending in a sensory nerve neuroma in the rat.
J. Neurophysiol. 63, 759-766 (1990).

Carstens, E., J. Leah, J. Lechner and M. Zimmermann: Demonstration of extensive brainstem projections to medial and lateral thalamus and hypo-thalamus in the rat.
Neuroscience 35, 609-626 (1990).

Gillardon, F., I. Morano and M. Zimmermann: Ultraviolet irradiation of the skin attenuates calcitonin gene-related peptide mRNA expression in rat dorsal root ganglion cells.
Neurosci. Lett. 124, 144-147 (1991).

Herdegen, T., J.D. Leah, A. Manisali, R. Bravo and M. Zimmermann: c-Jun-like immunoreactivity in the CNS of the adult rat: Basal and transynaptically induced expression of an immediate-early gene.
Neuroscience 41, 643-654 (1991).

Gillardon, F., I. Morano, U. Ganten and M. Zimmermann: Regulation of calcitonin gene-related peptide mRNA expression in the hearts of spontaneously hypertensive rats by testosterone.
Neurosci. Lett. 125, 77-80 (1991).

Herdegen, T., T. Tölle, R. Bravo, W. Zieglgänsberger, M. Zimmermann: Sequential expression of JUN B, JUN D and FOS B proteins in rat spinal neurons: cascade of transcriptional operations during nociception.
Neurosci. Lett. 129, 221-224 (1991).

Herdegen, T., C. Fiallos-Estrada, W. Schmid, R. Bravo and M. Zimmermann: Transcription factors c-JUN, JUN D and CREB but not FOS and KROX-24, are differentially regulated in axotomized neurons following transection of rat sciatic nerve.
Mol. Brain Res. 14, 155-165 (1992)

Gillardon, F., R.J. Wiesner and M. Zimmermann: Expression of the junD proto-oncogene in the rat spinal cord and skin following noxious cutaneous ultraviolet irradiation.
Neurosci. Lett. 136, 87-90 (1992).

Herdegen, T., C. Fiallos-Estrada, W. Schmid, R. Bravo and M. Zimmermann: The transcription factor CREB, but not immediate-early gene encoded proteins, is expressed in activated microglia of lumbar spinal cord following sciatic nerve transection in the rat.
Neurosci. Lett. 142, 57-61 (1992).

Leah, J.D., J. Sandkühler, T. Herdegen, A. Murashov and M. Zimmermann: Potentiated expression of Fos protein in the rat spinal cord following bilateral noxious cutaneous stimulation.
Neuroscience 48, 525-532 (1992).

Herdegen, T., C.E. Fiallos-Estrada, R. Bravo and M. Zimmermann: Colocalisation and covariation of c-JUN transcription factor with galanin in primary afferent neurons and with CGRP in spinal moto-neurons following transection of rat sciatic nerve.
Mol. Brain Res. 17, 147-154 (1993).

Lechner, J., J.D. Leah and M. Zimmermann: Brainstem peptidergic neurons projecting to the medial and lateral thalamus and zona incerta in the rat.
Brain Res. 603, 47-56 (1993).

Fiallos-Estrada, C.E., W. Kummer, B. Mayer, R. Bravo, M. Zimmermann and T. Herdegen: Long-lasting increase of nitric oxide synthase immuno-reactivity, NADPH-diaphorase reaction and c-JUN co-expression in rat dorsal root ganglion neurons following sciatic nerve transection.
Neurosci. Lett. 150, 169-173 (1993).

Herdegen, T., M. Bastmeyer, M. Bähr, C. Stürmer, R. Bravo and M. Zimmermann: Expression of JUN, KROX, and CREB transcription factors in goldfish and rat retinal ganglion cells following optic nerve lesion is related to axonal sprouting.
J. Neurobiol. 24, 528-543 (1993).

Herdegen, T., J. Sandkühler, P. Gass, M. Kiessling, R. Bravo and M. Zimmermann: JUN, FOS, KROX, and CREB transcription factor proteins in the rat cortex: basal expression and induction by spreading despression and epileptic seizures.
J. Comp. Neurol. 333, 271-288 (1993)

Herdegen, T., M. Kiessling, S. Bele, R. Bravo, M. Zimmermann and P. Gass: The Krox-20 tran-scription factor in the rat central and peripheral nervous systems: novel expression pattern of an immediate early gene-encoded protein.
Neuroscience 57, 41-52 (1993).

Herdegen, T., S. Brecht, B. Mayer, J. Leah, W. Kummer, R. Bravo and M. Zimmermann: Long-lasting expression of JUN and KROX transcription factors and nitric oxide synthase in intrinsic neurons of the rat brain following axotomy.
J. Neurosci. 13, 4130-4145 (1993).

Tölle, T.R., T. Herdegen, J. Schadrack, R. Bravo and M. Zimmermann: Application of morphine prior to noxious stimulation differentially modulates expression of Fos, Jun and Krox-24 proteins in rat spinal cord neurons.
Neuroscience 58, 305-321 (1994).

Herdegen, T., S. Rüdiger, B. Mayer, R. Bravo and M. Zimmermann: Expression of nitric oxide synthase and colocalisation with Jun, Fos and Krox transcription factors in spinal cord neurons following noxious stimulation of the rat hindpaw.
Mol. Brain Res. 22, 245-258 (1994).

Gillardon, F., H. Wickert and M. Zimmermann: Differential expression of bcl-2 and bax mRNA in axotomized dorsal root ganglia of young and adult rats.
Eur. J. Neurosci. 6, 1641-1644 (1994).

Gillardon, F., C. Eschenfelder, E. Uhlmann, W. Hartschuh and M. Zimmermann: Differential regulation of c-fos, fosB, c-jun, junB, bcl-2 and bax expression in rat skin following single or chronic ultraviolet irradiation and in vivo modulation by antisense oligodeoxynucleotide superfusion.
Oncogene 9, 3219-3225 (1994).

Brecht, S., P. Gass, F. Anton, R. Bravo, M. Zimmermann and T. Herdegen: Induction of c-Jun and suppression of CREB transcription factor proteins in axotomized neurons of substantia nigra and covariation with tyrosine hydroxylase.
Mol. Cell. Neurosci. 5, 431-441 (1994).

Gillardon, F., H. Beck, E. Uhlmann, T. Herdegen, J. Sandkühler, A. Peyman, M. Zimmermann: Inhibition of c-Fos protein expression in rat spinal cord by antisense oligodeoxynucleotide superfusion.
Eur. J. Neurosci. 6, 880-884 (1994).

Wollnik, F., W. Brysch,  E. Uhlmann,  F. Gillardon, R. Bravo, M. Zimmermann, K.H. Schlingensiepen and T. Herdegen: Block of c-Fos and JunB expression by antisense oligonucleotides inhibits light-induced phase shifts of the mammalian circadian clock.
Eur. J. Neurosci. 7, 388-393 (1995).

Herdegen, T., K. Kovary, A. Buhl, R. Bravo, M. Zimmermann and P. Gass: Basal expression of the inducible transcription factors c-Jun, JunB, JunD, c-Fos, FosB, and Krox-24 in the adult rat brain.
J. Comp. Neurol. 354, 39-56 (1995).

Gillardon, F., M. Zimmermann and E. Uhlmann: Expression of c-Fos and c-Jun in the cornea, lens, and retina after ultraviolet irradiation of the rat eye and effects of topical antisense oligodeoxynucleo-tides.
Brit. J. Ophthalmol. 79, 277-281 (1995).

Benrath, J., C. Eschenfelder, M. Zimmermann, F. Gillardon: Calcitonin gene-related peptide, substance P and nitric oxide are involved in cutaneous inflammation following ultraviolet irradiation.
Eur. J. Pharmacol. Environ. Toxicol. Pharmacol. Section 293, 87-96 (1995)

Gillardon, F., I. Moll, S. Michel, J. Benrath, E. Weihe and M. Zimmermann: Calcitonin gene-related peptide and nitric oxide are involved in ultraviolet radiation-induced immunosuppression.
Eur. J. Pharmacol., Environ. Toxicol. Pharmacol. Section 293, 395-400 (1995).

Gillardon, F., H. Wickert and M. Zimmermann: Up-regulation of bax and down-regulation of bcl-2 is associated with kainate-induced apoptosis in mouse brain.
Neurosci. Lett. 192, 85-88 (1995).

Eschenfelder, C.C., J. Benrath, M. Zimmermann and F. Gillardon: Involvement of substance P in ultraviolet irradiation-induced inflammation in rat skin.
Eur. J. Neurosci. 7, 1520-1526 (1995).

Gillardon, F., Ch. Eschenfelder, R.A. Rush and M. Zimmermann: Increase in neuronal Jun immunoreactivity and epidermal NGF levels following UV exposure of rat skin.
NeuroReport 6, 1322-1324 (1995).

Gillardon, F., J. Bäuerle, U. Grüsser-Cornehls and M. Zimmermann: DNA fragmentation and activation of c-Jun in the cerebellum of mutant mice (weaver, Purkinje cell degeneration).
NeuroReport 6, 1766-1768 (1995).

Benrath, J., M. Zimmermann and F. Gillardon: Substance P and nitric oxide mediate wound healing of ultraviolet photodamaged rat skin: evidence for an effect of nitric oxide on keratinocyte proliferation.
Neurosci. Lett. 200, 17-20 (1995).

Gillardon, F., J. Bäurle, H. Wickert, U. Grüsser-Cornehls and M. Zimmermann: Differential regula-tion of bcl-2, bax, c-fos, junB, and krox-24 expression in the cerebellum of Purkinje cell degeneration mutant mice.
J. Neurosci. Res. 41, 708-715 (1995).

Hassouna, I., H. Wickert, M. Zimmermann and F. Gillardon: Increase in bax expression in substantia nigra following 1-methyl-4-phenyl-1,2,3,6 tetrahydropyridine (MPTP) treatment of mice.
Neurosci. Lett. 204, 85-88 (1996).

Gillardon, F., T. Skutella, E. Uhlmann, F. Holsboer, M. Zimmermann and C. Behl: Activation of c-Fos contributes to amyloid ß-peptide-induced neurotoxicity.
Brain Res. 706, 169-172 (1996).

Gillardon, F., M . Zimmermann, E. Uhlmann, S. Krajewski, J.C. Reed and L. Klimaschewski: Antisense oligodeoxynucleotides to bax mRNA promote survival of rat sympathetic neurons in culture.
J. Neurosci. Res. 43, 726-734 (1996).

Gillardon, F., C. Lenz, W. Kuschinsky and M. Zimmermann: Evidence for apoptotic cell death in the choroid plexus following focal cerebral ischemia.
Neurosci. Lett. 207, 113-116 (1996).

Hassouna, I., H. Wickert, I. El-Elaimy, M. Zimmermann and T. Herdegen: Systemic applica-tion of pyrethroid insecticides evokes differential expression of c-Fos and c-Jun proteins in rat brain.
NeuroToxicology 17, 415-432 (1996).

Gillardon, F., C. Lenz, K.F. Waschke, S. Krajewski, J.C. Reed, M. Zimmermann and W. Kuschinsky: Altered expression of Bcl-2, Bcl-X, Bax, and c-Fos colocalizes with DNA fragmentation and ischemic cell damage following middle cerebral artery occlusion in rats.
Mol. Brain Res. 40, 254-260 (1996).

Gillardon, F., L. Klimaschewski, H. Wickert, S. Krajewski, J.C. Reed and M. Zimmermann: Expres-sion pattern of candidate cell death effector proteins Bax, Bcl-2. Bcl-X, and c-Jun in sensory and motor neurons following sciatic nerve transection in the rat.
Brain Res. 739, 244-250 (1996).

Gillardon, F., J. Vogel, S. Hein, M. Zimmermann und E. Uhlmann: Inhibition of carrageenan-induced spinal c-Fos activation by systemically administered c-fos antisense oligodeoxynucleotides may be facilitated by local opening of the blood-spinal cord barrier.
J. Neurosci. Res. 47, 582-589 (1997).

Morton, C.R., J. Siegel, H.-M. Xiao and M. Zimmermann: Modulation of cutaneous nociceptor activity by electrical stimulation in the brain stem does not inhibit the nociceptive excitation of dorsal horn neurons.
Pain 71, 65-70 (1997).

Störmer, S., H.J. Gerner, W. Grüninger, K. Metzmacher, S. Föllinger, Ch. Wienke, W. Aldinger, N. Walker, M. Zimmermann and V. Paeslack: Chronic pain/dysaesthesiae (P/D) in spinal cord injury (SCI) patients: results of a multicentre study.
Spinal Cord 35, 446-455 (1997).

Herdegen, T., A. Blume, T. Buschmann, E. Georgakopoulos, C. Winter, W. Schmid, T.F. Hsieh, M. Zimmermann and P. Gass: Expression of activating transcription factor-2, serum response factor and cAMP/Ca response element binding protein in the adult rat brain following generalized seizures, nerve fibre lesion and ultraviolet irradiation.
Neuroscience 81, 199-212 (1997).

Brecht, S., T. Buschmann, S. Grimm, M. Zimmermann and T. Herdegen: Persisting expression of galanin in axotomized mamillary and septal neurons of adult rats labeled for c-Jun and NADPH-diaphorase.
Mol. Brain Res. 48, 7-16 (1997).

Braun, N., C. Lenz, F. Gillardon, M. Zimmermann and H. Zimmermann: Focal cerebral ischemia enhances glial expression of ecto-5’-nucleotidase.
Brain Res. 766, 213-226 (1997).

Gillardon, F., B. Böttiger, B. Schmitz, M. Zimmermann and K.-A. Hossmann: Activation of CPP-32 protease in hippocampal neurons following ischemia and epilepsy.
Mol. Brain Res. 50, 16-22 (1997).

Aloisi, A.M., M. Zimmermann, T. Herdegen: Sex-dependent effects of formalin and restraint on C-fos expression in the septum and hippocampus on the rat.
Neuroscience 81, 951-958 (1997).

Hsieh, T.F., S. Simler, M. Vergnes, P. Gass, C. Marescaux, S.J. Wiegand, M. Zimmermann and T. Herdegen: BDNF restores the expression of Jun and Fos inducible transcription factors in the rat brain following repetitive electroconvulsive seizures.
Exp. Neurol. 149, 161-174 (1998).

Buschmann, T., A. Martin-Villalba, J.D. Kocsis, S.G. Waxman, M. Zimmermann and T. Herdegen:
Expression of JUN, FOS and ATF-2 proteins in axotomized explanted and cultured adult rat dorsal root ganglia.
Neuroscience 84, 163-176 (1998).

Beer, J., K. Mielke, M. Zipp, M. Zimmermann and T. Herdegen: Expression of c-jun, junB, c-fos, fra-1 and fra-2 mRNA in the rat brain following seizure activity and axotomy.
Brain Res. 794, 255-266 (1998).

Winter, C., J. Schenkel, M Zimmermann and T. Herdegen: MAP kinase phosphatase 1 is expressed and enhanced by FK506 in surviving mamillary, but not degenerating nigral neurons following axotomy.
Brain Res. 801, 198-205 (1998).

Azkue, J.J., M. Zimmermann, T.-F. Hsieh, T. Herdegen: Peripheral nerve insult induces NMDA receptor-mediated, delayed degeneration in spinal neurons.
Eur. J. Neurosci. 10, 2204-2206 (1998).

Liu, X.G., C.R. Morton, J.J. Azkue, M. Zimmermann and J. Sandkühler: Long-term depression of C-fibre-evoked spinal field potentials by stimulation of primary afferent A-delta-fibres in the adult rat.
Eur. J. Neurosci. 10, 3069-3075 (1998).

Martin-Villalba, A., C. Winter, S. Brecht, T. Buschmann, M. Zimmermann and T. Herdegen: Rapid and long-lasting suppression of the ATF-2 transcription factor is a common response to neuronal injury.
Brain Res. Mol. Brain Res. 62, 158-166 (1998).

Wickert, H., K. Zaar, A. Grauer, M. John, M. Zimmermann and F. Gillardon: Differential induction of proto-oncogene expression and cell death in ocular tissues following ultraviolet irradiation of the rat eye.
Br. J. Ophthalmol. 83, 1-5 (1999).

Winter C., J. Schenkel, E. Bürger, C. Eickmeier, M. Zimmermann, T. Herdegen: The immunophilin ligand FK506, but not GPI-1046, protects against neuronal death and inhibits c-Jun expression in the substantia nigra pars compacta following transection of the rat medial forebrain bundle.
Neuroscience 95, 753-762 (2000)

Winter, C., C. Weiss, A. Martin-Villalba, M. Zimmermann, J. Schenkel: JunB and Bcl-2 overexpression results in protection against cell death of nigral neurons following axotomy.
Brain Res Mol Brain Res. 104, 194-202 (2002)

Review Articles

Zimmermann, M.: Neurophysiology of Nociception.
In: International Review of Physiology, Neuro-physiology II, Vol. 10. Ed. by R. Porter. pp. 179-221. University Park Press, Baltimore 1976

Zimmermann, M.: Peripheral and central nervous mechanisms of nociception, pain, and pain therapy: facts and hypotheses.
In: Advances in Pain Research and Therapy, Vol. 3. Ed. by J.J. Bonica, J.C. Liebeskind, D.G. Albe-Fessard. pp. 3-32. Raven Press, New York 1979.

Zimmermann, M.: Neurobiological concepts of pain, ist assessment and therapy.
In: Pain measurement in man. Ed. by B. Bromm. pp. 15-35. Elsevier, Amsterdam, New York, Oxford 1984.

Zimmermann, M.: Central nervous mechanisms modulating pain-related information: Do they become deficient after lesions of the peripheral or central nervous system?
In: Pain and Central Nervous System Disease: The Central Pain Syndromes. Ed. by  K.L. Casey, pp. 183-199. Raven Press, New York 1991.

Zimmermann, M.: Sensibilita al dolore del feto: aspetti neuro- psicofisiologici e comportamentali.
Algos 8, 16-25 (1991).

Zimmermann, M., T. Herdegen: Control of gene transcription by Jun and Fos proteins in the nervous system. - Beneficial or harmful molecular mechanisms of neuronal response to noxious stimulation?
American Pain Society (APS) Journal 3, 33-48 (1994)

Zimmermann, M.: Pathobiology of neuropathic pain. Review.
Eur. J. Pharmacology 429, 23-37 (2001)

Books and Special Journal Volumes

Siegfried, J. and  M. Zimmermann (Eds.): Phantom and Stump Pain. pp. 1-185. Springer-Verlag, Berlin, Heidelberg, New York 1981.

Zimmermann, M. (Ed.): Electrical stimulation of the human brain.
Human Neurobiol. 1, 227-283 (1982).

Zimmermann, M. and D.M. Long (Eds.): Antipyretic analgesic therapy. Current Worldwide Status.
Amer. J. Med. 75, 1-139 (1983).

Zimmermann, M., P. Drings and  G. Wagner (Eds.): Pain in the Cancer Patient. Pathogenesis, Diagnosis and Therapy. pp. 1-230. Springer-Verlag, Berlin, Heidelberg, New York, Tokyo 1984.

Zimmermann, M. und  H.O. Handwerker (Hrsg.): Schmerz. Konzepte und ärztliches Handeln. S. 1-271. Springer-Verlag, Berlin, Heidelberg, New York, Tokyo 1984.

Zimmermann, M. und H. Seemann: Der Schmerz - Ein vernachlässigtes Gebiet der Medizin? Defizite und Zukunftsperspektiven in der Bundesrepublik Deutschland. S. 1-213. Springer-Verlag, Berlin, Heidelberg, New York, London, Paris, Tokyo 1986.

Gerbershagen, H.U. and M. Zimmermann (Eds.): B-Vitamins in Pain. pp. 1-60. pmi Verlag GmbH, Frankfurt 1988.

Zimmermann, M. e H.O. Handwerker (Ed.): Il Dolore. Lineamenti e prassi medica. Fogliazza Editore, Milano 1988.

Zimmermann, M. und H. Arnau (Hrsg.): Schmerztherapeutische Versorgung von Tumorpatienten.
S. 1-78. Schattauer-Verlag Stuttgart, New York 1994.

Carli, G., M. Zimmermann (Eds): Towards  the Neurobiology of Chronic Pain.
Progress in Brain Research, Vol. 110. 278 pp. Elsevier Science B.V., Amsterdam 1996.

Zimmermann, M. e H. Arnau (Eds.): Terapia del dolore nel paziente neoplastico. pp.1-64. Momento Medico Verlag, Salerno 1997.

Zimmermann, M. (Ed.): Sustained release morphine microgranules in continuous pain control.
Clinical Drug Investigation, suppl. 1, Vol. 14, pp. 1-61. Adis International Ltd. Auckland 1997.

Book Articles

Zimmermann, M. and  H.O. Handwerker: Total afferent inflow and  dorsal horn activity upon radiant heat stimulation to the cat's footpad.
In: Pain. Advances in Neurology, Vol.4. Ed. by J.J. Bonica. pp. 29-33. Raven Press, New York 1974.

Zimmermann, M.: Cutaneous C fibers: Peripheral Properties and Central Connections.
In: The Somatosensory System. Ed. by H.H. Kornhuber. pp. 45-53. Georg Thieme Publishers, Stuttgart 1975.

Dickhaus, H., M. Zimmermann and  Y. Zotterman: Neurophysiological investigation of the development of heat nociceptors in regenerating cutaneous nerves of the cat.
In: Advances in Pain Research and Therapy, Vol. 1. Ed. by J.J. Bonica. pp. 63-65. Raven Press, New York 1976.

Zimmermann, M.: Mechanoreceptors of the glabrous skin and tactile acuity.
In: Studies in Neurophysiology presented to A.K. McIntyre. Ed. by P. Porter. pp. 267-289. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge 1978.

Zimmermann, M.: Physiological mechanisms of chronic pain.
In: Pain and Society. Ed. by H.W. Kosterlitz and L.Y. Terenius. pp. 283-298. Verlag Chemie, Weinheim, Deerfield Beach, Basel 1980.

Zimmermann, M.: Touch and pain - facts and concepts, old and new.
In: Physiology - Past, Present & Future. A symposium in honor of Yngve Zotterman. Ed. by D. Anderson. pp. 19-33. Pergamon Press, Oxford, New York, Toronto, Sydney, Paris, Frankfurt 1980

Zimmermann, M.: Ethical considerations in relation to pain in animal experimentation.
In: Biomedical research involving animals. Ed. by Z. Bankowski and  N. Howard-Jones. pp. 132-139. Council for International Organizations of Medical Sciences, Geneva 1984

Zimmermann, M.: Descending control of somatosensory transmission in the spinal dorsal horn of the cat.
In: Development, Organization, and Processing in Somatosensory Pathways. Neurology and Neurobiology, Vol. 14. Ed. by  M. Rowe and W.D. Willis Jr. pp. 355-365. Alan R. Liss Inc., New York 1985.

Zimmermann, M.: Book review on: Protection of Human Research Subjects. Ed. by D.M. Maloney. Plenum Press, New York, London 1984
Pain 23, 402-403 (1985).

Zimmermann, M.: Functional characteristics of sensory fibres in regenerating cutaneous nerves.
In: Clinical Neurophysiology in Peripheral Neuro-pathies. Ed. by P.J. Delwaide and  A. Gorio. pp. 41-56. Elsevier, Amsterdam, New York, Oxford 1985.

Zimmermann, M.: Behavioral investigations of pain in animals.
In: 2nd European Symposium on Poultry Welfare. Ed. by R.M. Wegner. pp. 28-38. Federal Agricultural Research Centre, Braunschweig-Völkenrode 1985.

Zimmermann, M.: Fundamentals of sensory and motor functions of the spinal cord.
In: Spinal cord monitoring. Ed. by J. Schramm and  S.J. Jones. pp. 3-15. Springer-Verlag, Berlin, Heidelberg 1985.

Zimmermann, M.: Supraspinal control of nociceptive sensory transmission in the spinal cord.
In: Current Trends in Pain Research and Therapy. Basic Mechanisms and Clinical Applications. Ed. by K.N. Sharma and U. Nayar. pp. 45-50. Pauls Press by Everyman's, New Delhi 1985.

Zimmermann, M.: Book review on: Antidromic Vasodilatation and Neurogenic Inflam-mation. Ed. by L.A. Chahl and J. Szolcsanyi. Akademiai Kiado, Budapest 1984.
Neurosci. Lett. 63, 202-203 (1986).

Zimmermann, M., G.-M. Koschorke and K. Sanders: Response characteristics of fibers in regenerating and regenerated cutaneous nerves in cat and rat.
In: Effects of injury on trigeminal and spinal somatosensory systems. Neurology and Neuro-biology, Vol. 30. Ed. by L.M. Pubols and B.J. Sessle. pp. 93-106. Alan R.  Liss Inc., New York 1987.

Zimmermann, M. and  R.A. Westerman: Partial deafferentation of the spinal dorsal horn does not induce changes of synaptic connectivity as revealed by recording cord dorsum potentials in adult and newborn cats.
In: Effects of injury on trigeminal and spinal somatosensory systems. Neurology and Neuro-biology, Vol. 30. Ed. by L.M. Pubols and B.J. Sessle. pp. 495-498. Alan R.  Liss Inc., New York 1987.

Zimmermann, M.: Trends and perspectives in pain research and therapy.
In: Recent Advances in Anaesthesia, Pain, Intensive Care and Emergency. Ed. by A.P.I.C.E. pp. 29-41. Istituto Policattedra di Anestesia, Trieste 1987.

Zimmermann, M.: Pathophysiology of cancer pain and mechanisms of its treatment.
In: Cancer Campaign. Experimental Neurooncology, Brain Tumor and Pain Therapy, Vol. 10. Ed. by E. Grundmann. pp. 293-302. Gustav Fischer Verlag, Stuttgart, New York 1987.

Zimmermann, M. and G.-M. Koschorke: Chemosensitivity of nerve sprouts in experimental neuroma of cutaneous nerves of the cat.
In: Fine Afferent Nerve Fibers and Pain. Ed.by R.F. Schmidt, H.-G. Schaible and C. Vahle-Hinz. pp. 105-113. VCH Verlagsgesellschaft, Weinheim 1987.

Zimmermann, M.: Preface
In: Classical German Contributions to Pain Research. Deutschsprachige Klassiker der Schmerzforschung. Ed. by H.O. Handwerker und K. Brune.
S. 5. Gesellschaft zum Studium des Schmerzes für Deutschland, Österreich und die Schweiz, Heidelberg 1987.

Zimmermann, M.: Control por el tallo cerebral de la transmission sensorial medular relacionada con el dolor: estudios neurofisiologicos en el gato.
In: Dolor. Ed. by F.J. Molina. pp. 50-59. Cientifica Interamericana, Buenos Aires 1988.

Zimmermann, M.: Possibilities for B-vitamins to modulate basic biological mechanisms involved in pain.
In: B-Vitamins in Pain. Ed. by H.U. Gerbershagen and M. Zimmermann. pp. 1-8. pmi Verlag GmbH, Frankfurt 1988.

Leah, J., G.-M. Koschorke, E. Welk and M. Zimmermann: The expression of sensory receptors on regenerating and regenerated cutaneous C fibres.
In: Transduction and cellular mechanisms in sensory receptors. Progress in Brain Research, Vol.74. Ed. by W. Hamann and A. Iggo. pp. 341-348. Elsevier, Amsterdam, New York, Oxford 1988.

White, D.M. and M. Zimmermann: Changes in the content and release of substance P and calcitonin gene-related peptide in rat cutaneous nerve neuroma.
In: Proceedings of the Vth World Congress on Pain. Pain Research and Clinical Management, Vol. 3. Ed. by R. Dubner,  G.F. Gebhart and M. Bond. pp. 109-113. Elsevier Science Publishers, Amsterdam, New York, Oxford 1988.

Sandkühler, J. and M. Zimmermann: Neuronal effects of controlled superfusion of the spinal cord with monoaminergic receptor antagonists in the cat.
In: Pain Modulation. Progress in Brain Research, Vol. 77. Ed. by H.L. Fields and J.-M. Besson. pp. 321-327. Elsevier, Amsterdam, New York, Oxford 1988.

Zimmermann, M.: Physiological mechanisms of pain in the musculo-skeletal system.
In: Muscle Spasms and Pain. Ed. by M. Emre and H. Mathies, pp. 7-17. The Parthenon Publishing Group, Casterton Hall, Carnforth, Lancs 1988.

Zimmermann, M.: Neurofisiologia e psico-fisiologia del dolore nei bambini.
In: Seminari Sul Dolore, Vol. 1. Ed. by M. Tiengo. S. 7-16. Universita di Milano Centro Studi Sull' Anal-gesia, Milano 1989.

Zimmermann, M.: Dolore e disestesia successivi a trauma di un nervo: caratteristiche di risposta di fibre nervose cutanee in via di rigenera-zione e rigenerate.
In: Seminari Sul Dolore, Vol. 1. Ed. by M. Tiengo. S. 17-34. Universita di Milano Centro Studi Sull' Analgesia, Milano 1989.

Zimmermann, M.: Neuronal mechanisms in-volved in pain of the musculoskeletal system with emphasis on back pain.
In: Acute Back Pain: Current Concepts and Treat-ment. 2nd Eur. Congr. Back Pain. Ed. by M.I.V. Jayson. pp. 26-35. Pennine Press, Bollington 1989.

Zimmermann, M.: Pain mechanisms and mediators in osteoarthritis.
In: Seminars in Arthritis and Rheumatism, Vol. 18,  No. 4, suppl. 2, 22-29 (1989).

Leah, J.D., T. Herdegen and M. Zimmermann: Physiological and pharmacological induction of c-fos protein immunoreactivity in superficial dorsal horn neurones.
In: Processing of Sensory Information in the Superficial Dorsal Horn of the Spinal Cord. Ed. by F. Cervero, G.J. Bennett and P.M. Headley. pp. 307-310. Plenum Press, New York 1989

Zimmermann, M., G.D. Bartoszyk, D. Bonke, I. Jurna and A. Wild: Antinociceptive properties of pyridoxine.
In: Vitamin B6. Ed. by K. Dakshinamurti. pp. 219-230. Annals N.Y. Acad. Science, Vol. 585, New York 1990.

Herdegen, T., J.D. Leah, T. Walker, B. Basler, R. Bravo and M. Zimmermann: Noxious stimulation induces molecular genetic events in neurons of the central nervous system: expression of immediate-early gene encoded proteins.
In: Proceedings of the VIth World Congress on Pain. Pain Research and Clinical Management, Vol. 4.  Ed. by M.R. Bond, J.E. Charlton and C.J. Woolf. pp. 325-330. Elsevier Science Publishers, Amsterdam, New York, Oxford  1991.  

Zimmermann, M.: Basic neurophysiological mechanisms of pain and pain therapy.
In: The Lumbar Spine and Back Pain. Ed. by M.I.V. Jayson. pp. 43-59.Churchill Livingstone, Edinburgh, London, Madrid, Melbourne, New York, Tokyo 1992.

Zimmermann, M.: Ethical constraints in pain research.
In: Animal Pain: ethical and scientific perspectives. Proc. of a conference at Barossa Valley (Adelaide). Ed. by T.R. Kuchel, M. Rose, J. Burrell. pp. 13-18. Australian Council on the Care of Animals in Re-search and Teaching (ACCART), Glen Osmond 1992.

Gillardon, F., H. Schröck, I. Morano and  M . Zimmermann: Long-term increase in CGRP levels in rat spinal dorsal horn following skin ultraviolet irra-diation. A mechanism of sunburn pain?
In: Calcitonin gene-related peptide. Ed. by Y. Tache, P. Holzer, M. Rosenfeld. pp. 493-496. Annals N.Y. Acad. Science, Vol. 657, New York 1992.

Zimmermann, M.: Transcription control in the nervous system - a molecular mechanism of pain chronicity?
In: Migraine: Basic Mechanisms and Treatment. Ed. by A. Lehmenkühler, K.-H. Grotemeyer and F. Tegtmeier. pp. 23-39. Urban & Schwarzenberg Ver-lag München, Baltimore 1993.

Zimmermann, M.: Immediate-early genes in the nervous system - molecular steps in hyperalgesia and chronic pain?
In: New Trends in Referred Pain and Hyperalgesia. Pain Research and Clinical Management, Vol. 7. Ed. by L. Vecchiet, D. Albe-Fessard and U. Lindblom. pp. 119-126. Elsevier Science Publishers, Amsterdam, London, New York, Tokyo 1993.

Zimmermann, M.: Basic neurophysiological mechanisms of pain and pain control.
In: Spinal cord stimulation. Hrsg. S. Horsch, L. Claeys. S. 3-18. Steinkopff Verlag Darmstadt 1994.

Herdegen, T. and M. Zimmermann: Expression of JUN, FOS and KROX transcription factor proteins in the rat nervous system reflects molecular genetic changes in neurons during pathophysiological events.
In: Neuropeptides, Nociception, and Pain. Ed. by T. Hökfelt, H.-G. Schaible and R.F. Schmidt. pp. 349-384. Chapman & Hall GmbH Weinheim 1994.

Herdegen, T. and M. Zimmermann: Expression of c-Jun and JunD transcription factors represent specific changes in neuronal gene expression following axotomy.
In: Neural Regeneration. Progress in Brain Research, Vol. 103. Ed. by F.J. Seil. pp. 153-171. Elsevier, Amsterdam, New York, Oxford 1994.

Herdegen, T., S. Brecht, C.E. Fiallos-Estrada, H. Wickert, F. Gillardon, S. Voss, R. Bravo and M. Zimmermann: A novel face of immediate-early genes: transcriptional operations dominated by c-Jun and Jun D proteins in neurons following axotomy and during regenerative efforts.
In: Immediate-Early Genes in the Central Nervous System. Ed. by T.R. Tölle, J. Schadrack and W. Zieglgänsberger. pp. 78-103. Springer-Verlag, Berlin, Heidelberg, New York 1995.

Zimmermann, M.: Fisiopatologia del dolore.
In: Guarire dal dolore. Ed. by M. Tiengo and M. Zoppi. S. 21-62. Biblioteca Universale Rizzoli, Milano 1995.

Herdegen, T. and M. Zimmermann: Immediate early genes (IEGs) encoding for inducible transcrip-tion factors (ITFs) and neuropeptides in the nervous system: functional network for long-term plasticity and pain.
In: Neuropeptides in the spinal cord. Progress in Brain Research, Vol. 104. Eds. by F. Nyberg, H.S. Sharma and Z. Wiesenfeld-Hallin. pp. 299-321. Elsevier Amsterdam, Lausanne, New York, Oxford, Shannon, Tokyo 1995.

 

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