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Selected Publications: Neurophysiology Laboratory


  1. 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;30(41):13814-13825.

  2. 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;29(4):918-929.

  3. Yang K, Hu J, Lucero L, Liu Q, Zheng C, Zhen X, Jin G, Lukas RJ, Wu J. Distinctive nicotinic acetylcholine receptor functional phenotypes of rat ventral tegmental area dopaminergic neurons. J Physiol. 2009;587(Pt 2):345-361.

  4. Zheng C, Wang MY, Liu Q, Wakui M, Whiteaker P, Lukas RJ, Wu J. U18666A, a cholesterol-inhibition agent, modulates human neuronal nicotinic acetylcholine receptors heterologously expressed in SH-EP1 cell line. J Neurochem. 2009;108(6):1526-1538.

  5. Wu J, DeChon J, Xue F, Li G, Ellsworth K, Gao M, Liu Q, Yang K, Zheng C, He P, Tu J, Kim do Y, Rho JM, Rekate H, Kerrigan JF, Chang Y. GABA(A) receptor-mediated excitation in dissociated neurons from human hypothalamic hamartomas. Exp Neurol. 2008;213(2):397-404.

  6. Wu J, Liu Q, Yu K, Hu J, Kuo YP, Segerberg M, St John PA, Lukas RJ. Roles of nicotinic acetylcholine receptor beta subunits in function of human alpha4-containing nicotinic receptors. J Physiol. 2006;576(Pt 1):103-118.

  7. 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;58(3):371-382.

  8. 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;279(36):37842-37851.

  9. Zhao L, Kuo YP, George AA, Peng JH, Purandare MS, Schroeder KM, Lukas RJ, Wu J. Functional properties of homomeric, human alpha 7-nicotinic acetylcholine receptors heterologously expressed in the SH-EP1 human epithelial cell line. J Pharmacol Exp Ther. 2003;305(3):1132-1141.

  10. Wu J, Fisher RS. Hyperthermic spreading depressions in the immature rat hippocampal slice. J Neurophysiol. 2000;84(3):1355-1360.
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