Craig W. Stevens, PhD

Professor of Pharmacology

  • 2230 Citations
  • 29 h-Index
1983 …2019

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Research Output

2019

Anti-inflammatory effects of fentanyl and morphine on LPS-induced TLR4 neuroinflammatory signaling

Figueroa-Hall, L., Stevens, C. W. & Randall, D., 8 Nov 2019, In : Oklahoma State Medical Proceedings. 1, 6

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
2017
8 Scopus citations
2015

Bioinformatics and Evolution of Vertebrate Nociceptin and Opioid Receptors

Stevens, C. W., 1 Jan 2015, Vitamins and Hormones. Academic Press Inc., p. 57-94 38 p. (Vitamins and Hormones; vol. 97).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

6 Scopus citations

Single Amino Acid Variation Underlies Species-Specific Sensitivity to Amphibian Skin-Derived Opioid-like Peptides

Vardy, E., Sassano, M. F., Rennekamp, A. J., Kroeze, W. K., Mosier, P. D., Westkaemper, R. B., Stevens, C. W., Katritch, V., Stevens, R. C., Peterson, R. T. & Roth, B. L., 20 Jun 2015, In : Chemistry and Biology. 22, 6, p. 764-775 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

7 Scopus citations
8 Scopus citations
2014
2013

Pharmacological characterization of LPS and opioid interactions at the toll-like receptor 4

Stevens, C. W., Aravind, S., Das, S. & Davis, R. L., 1 Mar 2013, In : British Journal of Pharmacology. 168, 6, p. 1421-1429 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

52 Scopus citations

β-Funaltrexamine inhibits chemokine (CXCL10) expression in normal human astrocytes

Davis, R. L., Das, S., Buck, D. J. & Stevens, C. W., 1 Mar 2013, In : Neurochemistry International. 62, 4, p. 478-485 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

3 Scopus citations
2011

Alternative models for pain research: A translational, non-mammalian model with an ethical advantage

Stevens, C. W., 1 Feb 2011, Translational Neuroscience in Animal Research: Advancement, Challenges, and Research Ethics. Nova Science Publishers, Inc., p. 3-27 25 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

1 Scopus citations

Analgesia in amphibians: Preclinical studies and clinical applications

Stevens, C. W., 1 Jan 2011, In : Veterinary Clinics of North America - Exotic Animal Practice. 14, 1, p. 33-44 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

17 Scopus citations

Deciphering the evolution of G protein-coupled receptors in vertebrates

Stevens, C. W., 4 Aug 2011, Methods for the Discovery and Characterization of G Protein-Coupled Receptors. Stevens, C. W. (ed.). p. 71-102 32 p. (Neuromethods; vol. 60).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

1 Scopus citations
2010
13 Scopus citations
2009

Nociceptin produces antinociception after spinal administration in amphibians

Stevens, C. W., Martin, K. K. & Stahlheber, B. W., 1 Jan 2009, In : Pharmacology Biochemistry and Behavior. 91, 3, p. 436-440 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

12 Scopus citations

The evolution of vertebrate opioid receptors

Stevens, C. W., 1 Jan 2009, In : Frontiers in Bioscience. 14, 4, p. 1247-1269 23 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

46 Scopus citations
2008

Evolution and faith: Empathy is misplaced

Stevens, C. W., 9 May 2008, In : Science. 320, 5877, 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalLetter

Nonmammalian models for the study of pain

Stevens, C. W., 1 Dec 2008, Source Book of Models for Biomedical Research. Humana Press, p. 341-352 12 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

10 Scopus citations

β-funaltrexamine inhibits inducible nitric-oxide synthase expression in human astroglial cells

Davis, R. L., Buck, D. J., Saffarian, N., Mohan, S., DeSilva, U., Fernando, S. C. & Stevens, C. W., Sep 2008, In : Journal of Neuroimmune Pharmacology. 3, 3, p. 150-153 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

14 Scopus citations
2007
29 Scopus citations

The opioid antagonist, β-funaltrexamine, inhibits chemokine expression in human astroglial cells

Davis, R. L., Buck, D. J., Saffarian, N. & Stevens, C. W., 1 May 2007, In : Journal of Neuroimmunology. 186, 1-2, p. 141-149 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

23 Scopus citations
10 Scopus citations
2006

Systemic and spinal administration of the mu opioid, remifentanil, produces antinociception in amphibians

Mohan, S. & Stevens, C. W., 18 Mar 2006, In : European Journal of Pharmacology. 534, 1-3, p. 89-94 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

12 Scopus citations
2005

Relationship between symptoms and disordered continence mechanisms in women with idiopathic faecal incontinence

Bharucha, A. O., Fletcher, J. G., Harper, C. M., Hough, D., Daube, J. R., Stevens, C., Seide, B., Riederer, S. J. & Zinsmeister, A. R., 1 Apr 2005, In : Gut. 54, 4, p. 546-555 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

173 Scopus citations
2004
52 Scopus citations
2003

A Mouse Isn't a Rat, but What's the Big Deal?

Stevens, C. W., Cox, J., Portnoy, L. & Morgan, E. W., 1 Oct 2003, In : Lab animal. 32, 9, p. 17-20 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalShort survey

A mouse isn't a rat, but what's the big deal? Lighten up!

Stevens, C., 1 Oct 2003, In : Lab animal. 32, 9, p. 17-18 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalComment/debate

2002

Characterization of μ, κ, and δ opioid binding in amphibian whole brain tissue homogenates

Newman, L. C., Sands, S. S., Wallace, D. R. & Stevens, C. W., 6 Apr 2002, In : Journal of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics. 301, 1, p. 364-370 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

36 Scopus citations
2001

Testing and Comparison of Non-Opioid Analgesics in Amphibians

Stevens, C. W., Maciver, D. N. & Newman, L. C., 1 Dec 2001, In : Contemporary Topics in Laboratory Animal Science. 40, 4, p. 23-27 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

29 Scopus citations
2000

Selective opioid agonist and antagonist competition for [3H]-naloxone binding in amphibian spinal cord

Newman, L. C., Wallace, D. R. & Stevens, C. W., 24 Nov 2000, In : Brain Research. 884, 1-2, p. 184-191 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

22 Scopus citations

Selective opioid receptor agonist and antagonist displacement of [3H]naloxone binding in amphibian brain

Newman, L. C., Wallace, D. R. & Stevens, C. W., 2 Jun 2000, In : European Journal of Pharmacology. 397, 2-3, p. 255-262 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

19 Scopus citations
1999
9 Scopus citations

Spinal administration of selective opioid antagonists in amphibians: Evidence for an opioid unireceptor

Stevens, C. W. & Newman, L. C., 29 Jan 1999, In : Life Sciences. 64, 10, p. PL125-PL130

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

21 Scopus citations
1997

Spinal μ, δ and κ opioids alter chemical, mechanical and thermal sensitivities in amphibians

Willenbring, S. & Stevens, C. W., 24 Oct 1997, In : Life Sciences. 61, 22, p. 2167-2176 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

14 Scopus citations
33 Scopus citations
1996
46 Scopus citations

Spinal administration of adrenergic agents produces analgesia in amphibians

Stevens, C. W. & Brenner, G. M., 5 Dec 1996, In : European Journal of Pharmacology. 316, 2-3, p. 205-210 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

35 Scopus citations
1995

Analgesia produced by immobilization stress and an enkephalinase inhibitor in amphibians

Stevens, C. W., Sangha, S. & Ogg, B. G., Aug 1995, In : Pharmacology, Biochemistry and Behavior. 51, 4, p. 675-680 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

23 Scopus citations

Changes of opioid binding density in the rat spinal cord following unilateral dorsal rhizotomy

Stevens, C. W. & Seybold, V. S., 31 Jul 1995, In : Brain Research. 687, 1-2, p. 53-62 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

30 Scopus citations

Thermal, mechanical and chemical peripheral sensation in amphibians: Opioid and adrenergic effects

Willenbring, S. & Stevens, C. W., 1 Dec 1995, In : Life Sciences. 58, 2, p. 125-133 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

35 Scopus citations
1994

Analgesic potency of alpha adrenergic agents after systemic administration in amphibians

Brenner, G. M., Klopp, A. J., Deason, L. L. & Stevens, C. W., 1 Jan 1994, In : Journal of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics. 270, 2, p. 540-545 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

42 Scopus citations

Analgesic potency of mu and kappa opioids after systemic administration in amphibians

Stevens, C. W., Klopp, A. J. & Facello, J. A., 1 Jan 1994, In : Journal of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics. 269, 3, p. 1086-1093 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

52 Scopus citations

Perspectives on opioid tolerance from basic research: Behavioural studies after spinal administration in rodents

Stevens, C. W., 1 Jan 1994, In : Cancer Surveys. 21, p. 25-47 23 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

14 Scopus citations
1993

Time course and magnitude of tolerance to the analgesic effects of systemic morphine in amphibians

Stevens, C. W. & Kirkendall, K., 1 Jan 1993, In : Life Sciences. 52, 15, p. PL-111-PL-116

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

20 Scopus citations
1992

Alternatives to the use of mammals for pain research

Stevens, C. W., 1992, In : Life Sciences. 50, 13, p. 901-912 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

53 Scopus citations

Funds for young investigators [2]

Stevens, C. W., 1 Jan 1992, In : Science. 255, 5041, 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalLetter

Studies of morphine and D-ala2-D-leu5-enkephalin (DADLE) cross-tolerance after continuous intrathecal infusion in the rat

Stevens, C. W. & Yaksh, T. L., 1 Jan 1992, In : Anesthesiology. 76, 4, p. 596-603 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

30 Scopus citations
1991

Bilateral and differential changes in spinal mu, delta and kappa opioid binding in rats with a painful, unilateral neuropathy

Stevens, C., Kajander, K. C., Bennett, G. J. & Seybold, V. S., 1 Jan 1991, In : Pain. 46, 3, p. 315-326 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

103 Scopus citations

Biochemical characterization and regional quantification of μ, δ and κ opioid binding sites in rat spinal cord

Stevens, C., Lacey, C. B., Miller, K., Elde, R. P. & Seybold, V. S., 31 May 1991, In : Brain Research. 550, 1, p. 77-85 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

75 Scopus citations
1990

Autoradiographic evidence for down regulation of mu- and delta-opioid receptor after chronic D-Ala2, D-Leu5-enkephalin treatment in rats

Tao, P. L., Stevens, C. W., Seybold, V. S. & Loh, H. H., 1 Jan 1990, New leads in opioid research: proceedings of the International Narcotics Research Conference. ICS914. Van Ree, J. M., Mulder, A. H., Wiegant, V. M., Van Wimersma Greidanus, T. B., Van Ree, J. M., Mulder, A. H., Wiegant, V. M. & Van Wimersma Greidanus, T. B. (eds.). Elsevier Science Publishers B.V., 1 p. (New leads in opioid research: proceedings of the International Narcotics Research Conference. ICS914).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Interaction of intrathecal morphine and ST-91 on antinociception in the rat: Dose-response analysis, antagonism and clearance

Monasky, M. S., Zinsmeister, A. R., Stevens, C. & Yaksh, T. L., 1 Jan 1990, In : Journal of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics. 254, 2, p. 383-392 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

72 Scopus citations

Interaction of midazolam and morphine in the spinal cord of the rat

Yanez, A., Sabbe, M. B., Stevens, C. & Yaksh, T. L., 1 Jan 1990, In : Neuropharmacology. 29, 4, p. 359-364 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

78 Scopus citations