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  1. Yang Y, Cui Y, Sang K, Dong Y, Ni Z, Ma S, Hu H*. Ketamine blocks bursting in the lateral habenula to rapidly relieve depression. Nature. 2018 Feb 15; 554: 317-22.  

  2. Cui Y, Yang Y, Ni Z, Dong Y, Sang K, Cai G, Foncelle A, Ma S, Sang K, Tang S, Li Y, Shen Y, Berry H, Wu S, Hu H*. Astroglial Kir4.1 in the lateral habenula drives neuronal bursts in depression. Nature, 2018 Feb 15; 554: 323-27.  

  3. Cao W, Lin S, Xia QQ, Du YL, Yang Q, Zhang MY, Lu YQ, Xu JY*, Luo JH*. Gamma Oscillation Dysfunction in mPFC Leads to Social Deficits in Neuroligin 3 R451C Knock in Mice. Neuron. 2018 Mar; 97(25):1253-60.   

  4. Yue XM, Zhao J, Li X, Zhang H, Duan D, Zhang XY, Zou WJ, Xue YD, Sheng Y, Zhang T, Yang Q, Luo JH, Duan SM, Xiao R*, Kang LJ*. TMC proteins modulate membrane excitability through a background sodium-leak conductance. Neuron. 2018 Feb 7;97(3):571-585. 

  5. Guo F*, M Holla, M Diaz,and M Rosbash*. A Circadian Output Circuit Controls Sleep-Wake Arousal in Drosophila. Neuron.2018 Sep 27. 

  6. Yang F§*, Xiao X§, BH. Lee§, S. Vu, Yang W, V. Yarov-Yarovoy and Zheng J*.The conformational wave in capsaicin activation of transient receptor potential vanilloid 1 ion channel. Nature Communications.2018 Jul 23; 9(1):2879.  (* co-corresponding authors; § equal contribution)

  7. Wang JJ, Lv XY, Wu Y, Xu T, Jiao MF, Yang RS, Li X, Chen M, Yan TG, Chen CW, Dong WF, Yang W, Zhuo M, Chen T, Luo JH*, and Qiu S*.Postsynaptic RIM1 modulates synaptic function by facilitating membrane delivery of recycling NMDARs in hippocampal neurons. Nature Communications. 2018 Jun 11; 9:2267   

  8. Samuel M. Cohen, Benjamin Suutar, He XZ , Wang Y , Sandrine Sanchez, Natasha N. Tirko, Nataniel J. Mandelberg, Caitlin Mullins, Zhou GJ , Wang SQ , Ilona Kats, Alejandro Salah, Richard W. Tsien* &Ma H*.Calmodulin shuttling mediates cytonuclear signaling to trigger experience-dependent transcription and memory.Nature Communications.2018 Jun 22; 9:2451 

  9. Wenjuan Zou#, Jiajun Fu#, Haining Zhang#, Kang Du, Wenming Huang, Junwei Yu, Shitian Li, Yuedan Fan, Howard A. Baylis, Shangbang Gao, Rui Xiao, Wei Ji*, Lijun Kang* and Tao Xu*. Decoding the intensity of sensory input by two glutamate receptors in one C. elegans interneuron.Nature Communications. 2018 Oct 17;9(1):4311.

  10. Fan ZX and Hu H*. Medial Prefrontal Cortex Excitation/Inhibition Balance and Schizophrenia-like Behaviors Regulated by Thalamic Inputs to Interneurons. Biological Psychiatry. 2018, 83(8): 630-631. 

  11. Han YL, Li BW, Yin TT, Xu C, Rose Ombati, Luo L, Xia YJ, Xu LZ, Zheng J, Zhang YP, Yang F*, Wang GD*, Yang SL*, Lai R*,Molecular mechanism of the tree shrew’s insensitivity to spiciness. Plos Biology. 2018 June; in press. 

  12. Zhang M, Li X, Zheng H, Wen X, Chen S, Ye J, Tang S, Yao F, Li Y*, Yan Z.Brv1 is required for Drosophila larvae to sense gentle touch. Cell Rep. 2018 Apr 3;23(1):23-31.  

  13. Cao SX†, Zhang Y†, Hu XY, Hong B, Sun P, He HY, Geng HY, Bao AM, Duan SM, Yang JM, Gao TM, Lian H*,Li XM*. ErbB4 deletion in noradrenergic neurons in the locus coeruleus induces mania-like behavior via elevated catecholamines. eLife. 2018 Sep 4;7. pii: e39907. 

  14. Hu TT, Wang RR, Tang YY#, Wu YX, Yu J , Hou WW, Lou GD, Zhou YD, Zhang SH*, Chen Z.TLR4 deficiency abrogated widespread tactile allodynia, but not widespread thermal hyperalgesia and trigeminal neuropathic pain after partial infraorbital nerve transection. Pain. 2018 Feb; 159: 273-283.  

  15. Zhang B, Wang WW, Zhang ZJ, Hu YL, Meng F, Wang F, Lou HF, Zhu LY, Godbout Roseline, Duan SM, Gao ZH*. Alternative Splicing of Disabled-1 Controls Multipolar -to-Bipolar Transition of Migrating Neurons in the Neocortex. Cerebral Cortex.2018 Oct 01;28(10):3457-3467. 

  16. Zhou L, Zhou L, Su LD, Cao SL, Xie YJ, Wang N, Shao CY, Wang YN, Zhou JH, Cowell John K, Shen Y*.Celecoxib ameliorates seizure susceptibility in autosomal dominant lateral temporal epilepsy.Journal of Neuroscience.2018Mar 28;38(13)3346-3357.   

  17. Guo L, Chen YX, Hu YT, Wu XY, He Y, Wu JL, Huang ML, Mason M, Bao AM*. Sex hormones affect acute and chronic stress responses in sexually dimorphic patterns: Consequences for depression models.Psychoneuroendocrinology. 2018 May 21;95:34-42.

  18. Yu JY, Fang P, Wang C, Wang XX, Li K, Gong Q, Luo BY, Wang XD*.Dorsal CA1 interneurons contribute to acute stress-induced spatial memory deficits. Neuropharmacology. 2018 Apr 5; 135; 474-486.  

  19. Cheng J, Wang J, Ma X, Ullah R, Shen Y*, Zhou YD*. Anterior paraventricular thalamus to nucleus accumbens projection is involved in feeding behavior in a novel environment. Frontiers in Molecular Neuroscience, 11: 202, 2018. 

  20. Chen J, He Y, Wu Y, Zhou H, Su LD, Li WN, Olsen RW, Liang J, Zhou YD*, Shen Y*. Single ethanol withdrawal regulates extrasynaptic δ-GABAA receptors via PKCδ activation. Frontiers in Molecular Neuroscience, 11: 141, 2018.

  21. Wang Y, Liang J, Chen L, Shen Y, Zhao J, Xu C, Wu X, Cheng H, Ying X, Guo Y, Wang S, Zhou Y, Wang Y*, Chen Z*. Pharmaco-genetic therapeutics targeting parvalbumin neurons attenuate temporal lobe epilepsy.Neurobiology of disease. 2018,117:149-160.


  1. Luo Y, Yu X, Ma C, Luo J, Yang W*. Identification of a Novel EF-Loop in the N-terminus of TRPM2 Channel Involved in Calcium Sensitivity. Frontiers in pharmacology, 2018Jun 4, 9:581.
  2. Gong Q, Su YA, Wu C, Si TM, Jan M. Deussing, Mathias V. Schmidt, and Wang XD*. Chronic Stress Reduces Nectin-1 mRNA Levels and Disrupts Dendritic Spine Plasticity in the Adult Mouse Perirhinal Cortex. Frontiers in Cellular Neuroscience. 2018 Mar 13; 12(67) doi: 10.3389/fncel.2018.00067  
  3. Tian KW, Zhang YY, Jiang H, Han S*. Intravenous C16 and angiopoietin-1 improve the efficacy of placenta-derived mesenchymal stem cell therapy for EAE. Sci Rep. 2018 Mar 15;8(1):4649. doi: 10.1038/s41598-018-22867-9. 
  4. Zhang YY, Tian KW, Jiang H, Wang BB, and Han S*.Combination Treatment of C16 Peptide and Angiopoietin-1 Alleviates Neuromyelitis Optica in an Experimental Model. Mediators of Inflammation, 2018 Feb 18;14: 4187347.   
  5. Bao AM*, Swaab DF. The art of matching brain tissue from patients and controls for postmortem research. Handb Clin Neurol. 2018;150:197-217. 
  6. Su YT, Gu MY, Chu X, Feng X, Yu YQ*. Whole-Brain Mapping of the Direct Inputs to and Axonal Projections from GABAergic Neurons in the Parafacial Zone. Neuroscience Bulletin. 2018. Mar 20. doi: 10.1007/s12264-018-0216-8.   
  7. Lin L, Lin H, Bai S, Zheng L*, Zhang X*. Bone marrow mesenchymal stem cells (BMSCs) improved functional recovery of spinal cord injury partly by promoting axonal regeneration. Neurochem Int. 2018 May;115:80-84. 
  8. Li K, Shen S, Ji YT, Li XY, Zhang LS, Wang XD*.Melatonin augments the effects of fluoxetine on depression-like behavior and hippocampal BDNF-TrkB signaling. Neuroscience Bulletin.  2018 Apr, 34(2): 303-311. 
  9. Chen LH, Cheng DX, Chu JC, Zhang T, Dong ZE, Lou HF, Zhu LY, Liu YJ *.A novel method to image macropinocytosis in vivo. Front Neurosci. 2018 May 15; 12:324.  
  10. Fei Y, Zhu D, Sun Y, Gong C, Huang S, Gong Z*.Repeated Failure in Reward Pursuit Alters Innate Drosophila Larval Behaviors. Neuroscience bulletin .2018 Jun 27.