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Selected publications

Research Articles

1. Jing, M., Zhang, P., Wang, G., Feng, J., Mesik, L., Zeng, J., ... & Li, Y. (2018). A genetically-encoded fluorescent acetylcholine indicator. Accepted.
2. Shen, Y., Ge, W. P., Li, Y., Hirano, A., Lee, H. Y., Rohlmann, A., ... & 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]
3. 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]
4. 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]
5. 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]
6. Yoo, A. S., Sun, A. X., Li, L., Shcheglovitov, A., Portmann, T., Li, Y., ... & Crabtree, G. R. (2011). MicroRNA-mediated conversion of human fibroblasts to neurons. Nature, 476(7359), 228-231. [Full Text] [PDF]
7. 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]
8. 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]
9. 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]

Reviews, Book Reviews and Highlights

10. 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]
11. Wang, A., Feng, J., Li, Y., & Zou, P. (2018). Beyond Fluorescent Proteins: Hybrid and Bioluminescent Indicators for Imaging Neural Activities. ACS chemical neuroscience. Accepted. [Full Text] [PDF]
12. 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]
13. Li, Y., & Rao, Y. (2015). Pied Piper of Neuroscience. Cell, 163(2), 267-268. [Full Text] [PDF]