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    Selected Publications: Wu Lab

    1. Zhang HY, Gao M, Liu QR, Bi GH, Li X, Yang HJ, Gardner EL, Wu J, Xi ZX. Cannabinoid CB2 receptors modulate midbrain dopamine neuronal activity and dopamine-related behavior in mice. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2014 Nov 18;111(46):E5007-15.
    2. Liu Q, Xie X,Lukas RJ, St John PA, Wu J. A novel nicotinic mechanism underlies β-amyloid-induced neuronal hyperexcitation. J Neurosci. 2013 Apr 24;33(17):7253-63.
    3. Zhang D, Gao M, Xu D, Shi WX, Gutkin BS, Steffensen SC,Lukas RJ, Wu J. Impact of prefrontal cortex in nicotine-induced excitation of ventral tegmental area dopamine neurons in anesthetized rats. J Neurosci. 2012 Sep 5;32(36):12366-75.
    4. Yang K, Buhlman L, Khan GM, Nichols RA, Jin G, McIntosh JM, Whiteaker P,Lukas RJ, Wu J. Functional nicotinic acetylcholine receptors containing α6 subunits are on GABAergic neuronal boutons adherent to ventral tegmental area dopamine neurons. J Neurosci. 2011 Feb 16;31(7):2537-48.
    5. Li G, Yang K, Zheng C, Liu Q, Chang Y, Kerrigan JF, Wu J. Functional rundown of gamma-aminobutyric acid(A) receptors in human hypothalamic hamartomas. Ann Neurol. 2011 Apr;69(4):664-72.
    6. Gao M, Jin Y, Yang K, Zhang D,Lukas RJ, Wu J. Mechanisms involved in systemic nicotine-induced glutamatergic synaptic plasticity on dopamine neurons in the ventral tegmental area. J Neurosci. 2010 Oct 13;30(41):13814-25.
    7. Liu Q, Huang Y, Xue F, Simard A, DeChon J, Li G, Zhang J, Lucero L, Wang M, Sierks M, Hu G, Chang Y,Lukas RJ, Wu J. A novel nicotinic acetylcholine receptor subtype in basal forebrain cholinergic neurons with high sensitivity to amyloid peptides. J Neurosci. 2009 Jan 28;29(4):918-29.
    8. Wu J, Xu L, Kim DY, Rho JM, St John PA, Lue LF, Coons S, Ellsworth K, Nowak L, Johnson E, Rekate H, Kerrigan JF. Electrophysiological properties of human hypothalamic hamartomas. Ann Neurol. 2005 Sep;58(3):371-82.
    9. Wu J, Kuo YP, George AA, Xu L, Hu J,Lukas RJ. beta-Amyloid directly inhibits human alpha4beta2-nicotinic acetylcholine receptors heterologously expressed in human SH-EP1 cells. J Biol Chem. 2004 Sep 3;279(36):37842-51.
    10. Wu J,Fisher RS. Hyperthermic spreading depressions in the immature rat hippocampal slice. J Neurophysiol. 2000 Sep;84(3):1355-60.

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