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· Albarran, E., Sun, Y., Liu, Y., Raju, K., Dong, A., Li, Y., Wang, S., Sudhof, T. C.*, & Ding, J. B.* (2021). Postsynaptic synucleins mediate vesicular exocytosis of endocannabinoids. bioRxiv, 2021.2010.2004.462870. [Full Text] [PDF]

· Sheu, S.-H.*, Upadhyayula, S., Dupuy, V., Pang, S., Lemire, A. L., Walpita, D., Pasolli, H. A., Deng, F., Wan, J., Wang, L., Houser, J., Sanchez-Martinez, S., Brauchi, S. E., Banala, S., Freeman, M., Xu, C. S., Kirchhausen, T., Hess, H. F., Lavis, L., Li, Y.-L., Chaumont-Dubel, S., & Clapham, D. E.* (2021). A serotonergic axon-cilium synapse drives nuclear signaling to maintain chromatin accessibility. bioRxiv,, 2021.2009.2027.461878. [Full Text] [PDF]

· Herenbrink, C. K.#, Støier, J. F.#, Reith, W. D., Dagra, A., Cuadrado Gregorek, M. A., Li, Y., Tian, L., Gether, U., & Herborg, F.* (2021). Multimodal Detection of Dopamine by Sniffer Cells Expressing Genetically Encoded Fluorescence Sensors. bioRxiv, 2021.2009.2016.460471 [Full Text] [PDF]

· Stahl, A., Noyes, N. C., Boto, T., Jing, M., Zeng, J., King, L. B., Li, Y., Davis, R. L., & Tomchik, S. M.* (2021). Associative learning drives longitudinally-graded presynaptic plasticity of neurotransmitter release along axonal compartments. bioRxiv,, 2021.2006.2008.447536. [Full Text] [PDF]

· Dai, B.*, Sun, F., Kuang, A., Li, Y., & Lin, D.* (2021). Dopamine release in nucleus accumbens core during social behaviors in mice. bioRxiv, 2021.06.22.449478. [Full Text] [PDF]

· Han, J., Nam, E., Yoon, J., Qian, T., Li, Y., Lee, S.-H.*, & Lim, M. H.* (2021). Functional Switching of a Native Neuropeptide Through Interactions with Pathogenic Factors in Dementia. ChemRxiv, [Full Text] [PDF]

· Robert, B., Kimchi, E. Y., Watanabe, Y., Chakoma, T., Jing, M., Li, Y., & Polley, D. B. (2021). A functional topography within the cholinergic basal forebrain for processing sensory cues associated with reward and punishment. bioRxiv, 2021.04.16.439895. [Full Text] [PDF]

· Koh, W., Park, M., Chun, Y. E., Lee, J., Shim, H. S., Park, M. G., Kim, S., Kang, H., Oh, S.-J., Woo, J., Chun, H., Lee, S., Hong, J., Feng, J., Li, Y., Ryu, H., Cho, J., & Lee, C. J.* (2021). Astrocytes render memory flexible. bioRxiv, 2021.03.25.436945. [Full Text] [PDF]

· Wu, Z.*, He, K., Chen, Y., Li, H., Pan, S., Li, B., Liu, T., Wang, H., Du, J., Jing, M., & Li, Y.* (2021). An ultrasensitive GRAB sensor for detecting extracellular ATP in vitro and in vivo. bioRxiv, 2021.02.24.432680. [Full Text] [PDF]

· Lohani, S.#, Moberly, A. H.#, Benisty, H., Landa, B., Jing, M., Li, Y., Higley, M. J.*, & Cardin, J. A.* (2020). Dual color mesoscopic imaging reveals spatiotemporally heterogeneous coordination of cholinergic and neocortical activity. bioRxiv, 2020.12.09.418632. [Full Text] [PDF]

· Gallo, E. F.*, Greenwald, J., Teboul, E., Martyniuk, K. M., Li, Y., Javitch, J. A., Balsam, P. D. & Kellendonk C.* (2020). Dopamine D2 receptors modulate the cholinergic pause and inhibitory learning. bioRxiv, 2020.09.07.284612. [Full Text] [PDF]

· Kjaerby, C.#*, Andersen, M.#, Hauglund, N., Ding, F., Wang, W., Xu, Q., Deng, S., Kang, N., Peng, S., Sun, Q., Dall, C., Jørgensen, K. P., Feng, J., Li, Y. , Weikop, P., Hirase, H.& Nedergaard, M.* (2020). Dynamic fluctuations of the locus coeruleus-norepinephrine system underlie sleep state transitions. bioRxiv, 2020.09.01.274977. [Full Text] [PDF]

· Hamilos, A. E., Spedicato, G. Hong, Y., Sun, F., Li, Y. & Assad, J. A.* (2020). Dynamic dopaminergic activity controls the timing of self-timed movement. bioRxiv, 2020.05.13.094904. [Full Text] [PDF]

· Wu, Z., Cui, Y., Wang, H., Song, K., Yuan, Z., Dong, A., Wu, H., Wan, Y., Pan, S., Peng, W., Jing, M., Xu, M., Luo, M. & Li, Y. * (2020). A GRAB sensor reveals activity-dependent non-vesicular somatodendritic adenosine release. bioRxiv, 2020.05.04.075564. [Full Text] [PDF]

· Sturgill, J. F., Hegedus, P., Li, S. J., Chevy, Q, Siebels, A., Jing, M., Li, Y., Hangya, B.* & Kepecs, A.*(2020). Basal forebrain-derived acetylcholine encodes valence-free reinforcement prediction error. bioRxiv, 2020.02.17.953141. [Full Text] [PDF]

Main Research Articles

· Dong, A., He, K., Dudok, B., Farrell, J. S., Guan, W., Liput, D. J., Puhl, H. L., Cai, R., Wang, H., Duan, J., Albarran, E., Ding, J., Lovinger, D. M., Li, B., Soltesz, I., & Li, Y.*. (2021). A fluorescent sensor for spatiotemporally resolved imaging of endocannabinoid dynamics in vivo. Nature Biotechnology., [Full Text] [PDF]
See also BioRxiv

· Qian, C., Wu, Z., Sun, R., Yu, H., Zeng, J., Rao, Y., & Li, Y. *. (2021). Localization, proteomics, and metabolite profiling reveal a putative vesicular transporter for UDP-glucose. eLife, [Full Text] [PDF]
See also BioRxiv

· Wan, J., Peng, W., Li, X., Qian, T., Song, K., Zeng, J., Deng, F., Hao, S., Feng,J., Zhang, P., Zhang, Y., Zou, J., Pan, S., Shin, M., Venton, B. J., Zhu, J. J., Jing, M., Xu, M., Li, Y.*.(2021). A genetically encoded sensor for measuring serotonin dynamics. Nature Neuroscience, [Full Text] [PDF]
See also BioRxiv

· Sun, F.#, Zhou, J.#, Dai, B.#, Qian, T., Zeng, J., Li, X., Zhuo, Y., Zhang, Y., Wang, Y., Qian, C., Tan, K., Feng, J., Dong, H., Lin, D.*, Cui, G.*, & Li, Y.*.(2020). Next-generation GRAB sensors for monitoring dopaminergic activity in vivo. Nature Methods, [Full Text] [PDF]

· Jing, M.*, Li, Y., Zeng, J., Huang, P., Skirzewski, M., Kljakic, O., Peng, W., Qian, T., Tan, K., Wu, R., Zhang, S., Pan, S., Xu, M., Li, H., Saksida, L. M., Prado, V. F., Bussey, T., Prado, M. A. M., Chen, L., Cheng, H., Li, Y.*.(2020). An optimized acetylcholine sensor for monitoring in vivo cholinergic activity. Nature Methods, [Full Text] [PDF]

· Yu, H., Zhao, T., Liu, S., Wu, Q., Johnson, O., Wu, Z., Zhuang, Z., Shi, Y., He, R., Yang, Y., Sun, J., Wang, X., Xu, H., Zeng, Z., Lei, X., Luo, W.* & Li, Y.*. (2019). MRGPRX4 is a bile acid receptor for human cholestatic itch. eLife, 8, e48431. [Full Text] [PDF]

· Feng, J., Zhang, C., Lischinsky, J. E., Jing, M., Zhou, J., Wang, H., Zhang, Y., Dong, A., Wu, Z., Wu, H., Chen, W., Zhang, P., Zou, J., Hires, S. A., Zhu, J. J., Cui, G., Lin, D., Du, J. & Li, Y.* (2019). A genetically encoded fluorescent sensor for rapid and specific in vivo detection of norepinephrine. Neuron, 102(4), 745-761. [Full Text] [PDF]

· Wu, Z.#, Feng, J.#, Jing, M., & Li, Y.* (2019). G protein-assisted optimization of GPCR-activation based (GRAB) sensors. Neural Imaging and Sensing 2019, vol. 10865, p. 108650N. International Society for Optics and Photonics. [Full Text] [PDF]

· Wu, L., Dong, A., Dong, L., Wang, S. Q., & Li, Y*. (2019). PARIS, an optogenetic method for functionally mapping gap junctions. eLife, 8, e43366. [Full Text] [PDF]

* See Insight by: Kick, D. R., & Schulz, D. J. (2019). Cell Communication: Studying gap junctions with PARIS. eLife, 8, e45207. [Full Text][PDF]

· Sun, F.#, Zeng, J.#, Jing, M.#, Zhou, J., Feng, J., Owen, S., Luo, Y., Li, F., Wang, H., Yamaguchi, T., Yong, Z., Gao, Y., Peng, W., Wang, L., Zhang, S., Du, J., Lin, D., Xu, M., Kreitzer, A. C., Cui, G. & Li, Y.* (2018). A genetically-encoded fluorescent sensor enables rapid and specific detection of dopamine in flies, fish, and mice. Cell, 174(2), 481-496. [Full Text] [PDF][Suppl Video 1][Suppl Video 2]

* See Viewpoint by: Beyene, A. G., Delevich, K., Yang, S. J., & Landry, M. P. (2018). New optical probes bring dopamine to light. Biochemistry, 6379-6381. [Full Text][PDF]

· Jing, M.#, Zhang, P.#, Wang, G., Feng, J., Mesik, L., Zeng, J., Jiang, H., Wang, S., Looby, J. C., Guagliardo, N. A., Langma, L. W., Lu, J., Zuo, Y., Talmage, D. A., Role, L. W., Barrett, P. Q., Zhang, L. I., Luo, M., Song, Y., Zhu, JJ* & Li, Y*. (2018). A genetically-encoded fluorescent acetylcholine indicator for in vitro and in vivo studies. Nature Biotechnology, 36(8), 726-737. [Full Text] [PDF][Suppl Figs][Suppl Videos]

* See Research Highlight by: Vogt, N. (2018). Detecting acetylcholine. Nature methods, 15(9), 648. [Full Text][PDF]

· Li, Y.*, & Tsien, R. W.* (2012). pHTomato, a red, genetically encoded indicator that enables multiplex interrogation of synaptic activity. Nature neuroscience, 15(7), 1047-1053. [Full Text] [PDF]

· Li, Y., Augustine, G. J., & Weninger, K.* (2007). Kinetics of complexin binding to the SNARE complex: correcting single molecule FRET measurements for hidden events. Biophysical journal, 93(6), 2178-2187. [Full Text] [PDF]

Collaborative Publication

· Guo, W.#, Fan, S.#, Xiao, D., Dong, H., Xu, G., Wan, Z., Ma, Y., Wang, Z., Xue, T., Zhou, Y., Li, Y., & Xiong, W.* (2021). A Brainstem reticulotegmental neural ensemble drives acoustic startle reflexes. Nature Communications, 12(1), 6403. [Full Text] [PDF]

· Foo, C., Lozada, A., Aljadeff, J., Li, Y., Wang, J. W., Slesinger, P. A.*, & Kleinfeld, D.* (2021). Reinforcement learning links spontaneous cortical dopamine impulses to reward. Current Biology, 31(18), 4111-4119.e4114. [Full Text] [PDF]

· Li, Y., Simmler Linda, D., Van Zessen, R., Flakowski, J., Wan, J.-X., Deng, F., Li, Y.-L., Nautiyal Katherine, M., Pascoli, V., & Lüscher, C.* (2021) Synaptic mechanism underlying serotonin modulation of transition to cocaine addiction. Science, 73(6560), 1252-1256. [Full Text] [PDF]

· Al-Hasani, R.#*, Gowrishankar, R.#, Schmitz, G. P.#, Pedersen, C. E., Marcus, D. J., Shirley, S. E., Hobbs, T. E., Elerding, A. J., Renaud, S. J., Jing, M., Li, Y., Alvarez, V. A., Lemos, J. C., & Bruchas, M. R*. (2021). Ventral tegmental area GABAergic inhibition of cholinergic interneurons in the ventral nucleus accumbens shell promotes reward reinforcement. Nature Neuroscience, [Full Text] [PDF]

· Farrell, J. S.*, Colangeli, R., Dong, A., George, A. G., Addo-Osafo, K., Kingsley, P. J., Morena, M., Wolff, M. D., Dudok, B., He, K., Patrick, T. A., Sharkey, K. A., Patel, S., Marnett, L. J., Hill, M. N., Li, Y., Teskey, G. C., & Soltesz, I. (2021). In vivo endocannabinoid dynamics at the timescale of physiological and pathological neural activity. Neuron,, 109(15), 2398-2403.e2394. [Full Text] [PDF]

· Huang, M.#, Li, D.#*, Pei, Q.#, Xie, Z., Gu, H., Zhang, X., Chen, Z., Liu, A., Wang, Y., Sun, F., Li, Y., Zhang, J., He, M., Xie, Y., Zhang, F., Qi, X., Shang, C.*, & Cao, P.*(2021). The tectonigral pathway regulates appetitive locomotion in predatory hunting in mice Nature Communications, [Full Text] [PDF]
See also BioRxiv

· Wang, Q.#, Kong, Y.#, Wu, D., Liu, J., Jie, W., You, Q., Huang, L., Hu, J., Chu, H., Gao, F., Hu, N., Luo, Z., Li, X., Li, S., Wu, Z., Li, Y., Yang, J.*, & Gao, T.* (2021). Impaired calcium signaling in astrocytes modulates autism spectrum disorder-like behaviors in mice. Nature Communications, 12(1), 3321. [Full Text] [PDF]

· Pribiag, H., Shin, S., Wang, E. H., Sun, F., Datta, P., Okamoto, A., Guss, H., Jain, A., Wang, X. Y., De Freitas, B., Honma, P., Pate, S., Lilascharoen, V., Li, Y., & Lim, B. K.* (2021). Ventral pallidum DRD3 potentiates a pallido-habenular circuit driving accumbal dopamine release and cocaine seeking. Neuron, [Full Text] [PDF]

· Zhang, Y.#, Cao, L.#, Varga, V., Jing, M., Karadas, M., Li, Y., & Buzsáki, G.* (2021). Cholinergic suppression of hippocampal sharp-wave ripples impairs working memory. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 118(15), e2016432118. [Full Text] [PDF]

· Bai, J., Guo, F., Li, M., Li, Y.*, & Lei, X.* (2021). Click-based amplification: designed to facilitate various target labelling with ultralow background. RSC Chemical Biology, [Full Text] [PDF]

· Zeng, Y.#, Luo, H.#, Gao, Z., Zhu, X., Shen, Y., Li, Y., Hu, J.*, & Yang, J.* (2021). Reduction of prefrontal purinergic signaling is necessary for the analgesic effect of morphine. iScience,24(3), 102213. [Full Text] [PDF]

· Sethuramanujam, S.#, Matsumoto, A.#, deRosenroll, G., Murphy-Baum, B., McIntosh, J. M., Jing, M., Li, Y., Berson, D., Yonehara, K.*, & Awatramani, G. B.* (2021). Rapid multi-directed cholinergic transmission in the central nervous system. Nature Communications, [Full Text] [PDF]
See also BioRxiv

· Wang, J.#, Li, J.#, Yang, Q.#, Xie, Y.-K., Wen, Y.-L., Xu, Z.-Z., Li, Y., Xu, T., Wu, Z.-Y., Duan, S., & Xu, H.* (2021). Basal forebrain mediates prosocial behavior via disinhibition of midbrain dopamine neurons. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences,118(7), e2019295118. [Full Text] [PDF]

· Song, Y., Xu, C., Liu, J., Li, Y., Wang, H., Shan, D., Wainer Irving, W., Hu, X., Zhang, Y.*, Woo Anthony, Y.-H.*, & Xiao, R.-P. Heterodimerization with 5-HT2BR Is Indispensable for β2AR-mediated Cardioprotection. Circulation Research, [Full Text] [PDF]

· Zhu, R.#, Zhang, G.#, Jing, M., Han, Y., Li, J., Zhao, J., Li, Y., & Chen, P. R.* (2021, 2021/01/25). Genetically encoded formaldehyde sensors inspired by a protein intra-helical crosslinking reaction. Nature Communications,,12(1), 581. [Full Text] [PDF]

· Mayer, F. P., Iwamoto, H., Hahn, M. K., Grumbar, G. J., Stewart, A., Li, Y., & Blakely, R. D.* (2021). There's no place like home? Return to the home cage triggers dopamine release in the mouse nucleus accumbens. Neurochemistry International, 142, 104894. [Full Text] [PDF]

· Bari*, A., Xu, S., Pignatelli, M., Takeuchi, D., Feng, J., Li, Y., & Tonegawa, S.* (2020). Differential attentional control mechanisms by two distinct noradrenergic coeruleo-frontal cortical pathways. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, [Full Text] [PDF]

· Kim, H. R.*, Malik, A. N., Mikhael, J. G., Bech, P., Tsutsui-Kimura, I., Sun, F., Zhang, Y., Li, Y., Watabe-Uchida, M., Gershman, S. J., & Uchida, N.* (2020). A Unified Framework for Dopamine Signals across Timescales. Cell, [Full Text] [PDF]

· Crouse,R. B., Kim, K., Batchelor, H. M., Kamaletdinova, R., Chan, J., Rajebhosale, P., Pittenger, S. T., Role, L. W., Talmage, D A., Jing, M. , Li, Y., Gao, X., Mineur , Y. S., & Picciotto, M. R. * (2020). Acetylcholine is released in the basolateral amygdala in response to predictors of reward and enhances learning of cue-reward contingency. eLife, 9:e57335. [Full Text] [PDF]

· Kwak, H., Koh, W., Kim, S., Song, K., Shin, J., Lee, J. M., Lee, E. H., Bae, J. Y., Ha, G. E., Oh, J. Park, Y. M., Kim, S., Feng, J., Lee, S. E., Choi, J. W., Kim, K. H., Kim, Y. S., Woo, J., Lee, D., Son, T., Kwon, S. W., Park, K. D., Yoon, B. Lee, J., Li, Y. , Lee, H., Bae, Y. C., Lee, C. J.* & Cheong, E.* (2020). Astrocytes Control Sensory Acuity via Tonic Inhibition in the Thalamus. Neuron, [Full Text] [PDF]

· Peng, W.#, Wu, Z.#, Kun, S.#, Zhang, S., Li, Y. & Min, X.* (2020). Regulation of sleep homeostasis mediator adenosine by basal forebrain glutamatergic neurons. Science, 369, 1208. [Full Text] [PDF]

· Mazzone, C.M., Liang-Guallpa, J.,Li, C., Wolcott, N. S., Boone, M. H., Southern, M., Kobzar, N. P., Salgado, I. A., Reddy, D. M., Sun, F., Zhang, Y., Li, Y., Cui, G. * & Krashes, M. J.* (2020). High-fat food biases hypothalamic and mesolimbic expression of consummatory drives. Nature Neuroscience, [Full Text] [PDF]

· DeGroot, S.R., Zhao-Shea, R., Chung L., Klenowski, P.M., Sun, F., Molas, S., Gardner, P.D., Li, Y. & Tapper, A.R.* (2020). Midbrain dopamine controls anxiety-like behavior by engaging unique interpeduncular nucleus microcircuitry. Biological Psychiatry, [Full Text] [PDF]

· Zhu, P. K. ,Zheng, W. S. , Zhang, P., Jing, M., Borden, P. M., Ali, F., Guo, K., Feng, J., Marvin, J. S., Wang, Y., Wan, J., Gan, L., Kwan, A. C., Lin, L., Looger, L. L., Li, Y. & Zhang, Y.* (2020). Nanoscopic visualization of restricted nonvolume cholinergic and monoaminergic transmission with genetically encoded sensors. Nano Lett., [Full Text] [PDF]

· Lin, R.*, Liang, J., Wang, R., Yan, T., Zhou, Y., Liu, Y., Feng, Q., Sun, F., Li, Y., Li, A., Gong, H., & Luo, M.* (2020). The raphe dopamine system controls the expression of incentive memory. Neuron, 1420-19. [Full Text] [PDF]

· Zhang, X., Noyes, N. C. , Zeng, J., Li, Y. & Davis, R. L.* (2019). Aversive training induces both pre- and postsynaptic suppression in Drosophila. The Journal of Neuroscience, 1420-19. [Full Text] [PDF]

· Handler, A., Graham, T. G. M., Cohn, R., Morantte, I., Siliciano, A. F., Zeng J., Li, Y. & Ruta, V.* (2019). Distinct dopamine receptor pathways underlie the temporal sensitivity of associative learning. Cell, 178(1), 60-75. [Full Text] [PDF]

· Liang, X., Ho, M. C., Zhang, Y., Li, Y., Wu, M. N., Holy, T. E., & Taghert, P. H.*  (2019). Morning and evening circadian pacemakers independently drive premotor centers via a specific dopamine relay. Neuron, 102(4), 843-857. [Full Text] [PDF]

· Zhou, M.#, Chen, N.#, Tian, J., Zeng, J., Zhang, Y., Zhang, X., Guo, J., Sun, J., Li, Y., Guo, A.*, & Li, Y.* (2019). Suppression of GABAergic neurons through D2-like receptor secures efficient conditioning in Drosophila aversive olfactory learning. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 201812342. [Full Text] [PDF]

· Li, B.#, Wong, C.#, Gao, S. M., Zhang, R., Sun, R., Li, Y., & *Song, Y. (2018). The retromer complex safeguards against neural progenitor-derived tumorigenesis by regulating Notch receptor trafficking. eLife, 7, e38181. [Full Text] [PDF]

· Tanaka, M., Sun, F., Li, Y., & Mooney, R.* (2018). A mesocortical dopamine circuit enables the cultural transmission of vocal behaviour. Nature, 563(7729), 117-120. [Full Text] [PDF][Extended data][Supplementary information]

· Chen, B.#, Huang, X.#, Gou, D., Zeng, J., Chen , G., Pang, M., Hu, Y., Zhao, Z., Wu, H., Cheng, H., Zhang, Z., Xu, C., & Li, Y., Chen, L.*, Wang, A.* (2018). Rapid volumetric imaging with Bessel-Beam three-photon microscopy. Biomedical optics express, 9(4), 1992-2000. [Full Text] [PDF]

· Shen, Y., Ge, W. P., Li, Y., Hirano, A., Lee, H. Y., Rohlmann, A., Missler, M., Tsien, R. W., Jan, L. Y., Fu, Y. H.* & Ptacek, L. J.* (2015). Protein mutated in paroxysmal dyskinesia interacts with the active zone protein RIM and suppresses synaptic vesicle exocytosis. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 112(10), 2935-2941. [Full Text] [PDF]

· Liang, L., Li, Y., Potter, C. J., Yizhar, O., Deisseroth, K., Tsien, R. W., & Luo, L.* (2013). GABAergic projection neurons route selective olfactory inputs to specific higher-order neurons. Neuron, 79(5), 917-931. [Full Text] [PDF]

· Park, H., Li, Y., & Tsien, R. W.* (2012). Influence of synaptic vesicle position on release probability and exocytotic fusion mode. Science, 335(6074), 1362-1366. [Full Text] [PDF]

· Yoo, A. S.*, Sun, A. X., Li, L., Shcheglovitov, A., Portmann, T., Li, Y., Lee-Messer, C., Dolmetsch, R. E., Tsien R. W. & Crabtree, G. R.* (2011). MicroRNA-mediated conversion of human fibroblasts to neurons. Nature, 476(7359), 228-231. [Full Text] [PDF]

· Zhang, Q., Li, Y., & Tsien, R. W.* (2009). The dynamic control of kiss-and-run and vesicular reuse probed with single nanoparticles. Science, 323(5920), 1448-1453. [Full Text] [PDF]

· Kuner, T.*, Li, Y., Gee, K. R., Bonewald, L. F., & Augustine, G. J. (2008). Photolysis of a caged peptide reveals rapid action of N-ethylmaleimide sensitive factor before neurotransmitter release. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 105(1), 347-352. [Full Text] [PDF]

Reviews, Book Reviews and Highlights

· Yulong Li. (2021). Neuron, 109(21), 3346-3348. [Full Text] [PDF]

· Yu, H., Wangensteen, K., Deng, T., Li, Y., & Luo, W.* (2021). MRGPRX4 in Cholestatic Pruritus.  Semin Liver Dis41(03), 358-367. [Full Text] [PDF]

· Wan, J. & Li, Y.* (2020). Recent advances in detection methods for neurotransmitters. Chinese Journal of Analytical Chemistry, 48(3), 307-315. (In Chinese) [Full Text] [PDF]

· Wu, Z.* & Li, Y.* (2020). New frontiers in probing the dynamics of purinergic transmitters in vivo. Neuroscience Research, [Full Text] [PDF]

· Zeng, J., Sun, F., Wan, J., Feng, J. & Li, Y.* (2019). New optical methods for detecting monoamine neuromodulators. Current Opinion in Biomedical Engineering, [Full Text] [PDF]

· Jing, M., Zhang, Y., Wang, H. & Li, Y.* (2019). GPCR‐based sensors for imaging neurochemicals with high sensitivity and specificity. Journal of Neurochemistry, [Full Text] [PDF]

· Dong, A.*, Liu, S., & Li, Y.* (2018). Gap junctions in the nervous system: probing functional connections using new imaging approaches. Frontiers in Cellular Neuroscience, 12, 320. [Full Text] [PDF]

· Wang, H., Jing, M., & Li, Y.* (2018). Lighting up the brain: genetically encoded fluorescent sensors for imaging neurotransmitters and neuromodulators. Current Opinion in Neurobiology, 50, 171-178. [Full Text] [PDF]

· Wang, A.#, Feng, J.#, Li, Y.*, & Zou, P.* (2018). Beyond fluorescent proteins: hybrid and bioluminescent indicators for imaging neural activities. ACS chemical neuroscience, 9(4), 639-650. [Full Text] [PDF]

· Qian, C., & Li, Y.* (2015). Spine maturation and pruning during development: Cadherin/Catenin complexes come to help. Science China. Life sciences,58(9), 929. [Full Text] [PDF]

· Li, Y.*, & Rao, Y.* (2015). Pied piper of neuroscience. Cell, 163(2), 267-268. [Full Text] [PDF]