Additional Publications


Guo, M., Lu, Y., Garza, JC., Li, Y., Chua, SC., Zhang, W., Lu, B. and Lu, XY. (2012) Forebrain glutamatergic neurons mediate leptin action on depression-like behaviors and synaptic depression. Transl Psychiatry 2:e83. doi: 10.1038/tp.2012.9

Zhang, J., Zhang, N., Liu, M., Li, X., Zhou, L., Huang, W., Xu, Z., Liu, J., Musi, N., DeFronzo, RA., Cunningham, JM., Zhou, Z., Lu, XY. and Liu, F. (2012) Disruption of growth factor receptor-binding protein 10 in the pancreas enhances β-cell proliferation and protects mice from streptozotocin-induced β-cell apoptosis. Diabetes 61(12):3189-98

Zhang, D., Guo, M., Zhang, W. and Lu, XY. (2011) Adiponectin stimulates proliferation of adult hippocampal neural stem/progenitor cells through activation of p38MAPK/GSK-3β/β-catenin signaling cascade. Journal of Biol Chem 286(52):44913-20

Liu J, Garza JC, Li W and Lu X-Y (2011) Melanocortin-4 receptor in the medial amygdala regulates emotional stress-induced anxiety-like behavior, anorexia and corticosterone secretion. Int J Neuropsychopharmacol Epub Dec 16:1-16. PMID 22176700

Liu, J., Perez, S., Zhang, W., Lodge, D. and Lu, XY. (2011) Selective deletion of the leptin receptor in dopamine neurons produces anxiogenic-like behavior and increases dopaminergic activity in amygdala. Mol Psychiatry 16:1024-1038

Yu, T., Guo, M., Garza, JC., Rendon, S., Sun, XL., Zhang, W. and Lu, XY. (2011) Cognitive and neural correlates of depression-like behavior in socially defeated mice: An animal model of depression with cognitive dysfunction. Int Journal of Neuropsychopharmacol 14:303-317

Liu, J., Garza, JC., Bronner, J., Kim, CS., Zhang, W. and Lu, XY. (2010) Acute administration of leptin produces anxiolytic-like effects: A comparison with fluoxetine. Psychopharmacology 207:535-545

Ryu, KY., Fujiki, N., Kazantzis, M., Garza, JC., Bouley, DM., Stahl, A., Lu, XY., Nishino, S. and Kopito, RR. (2010) Loss of polyubiquitin gene Ubb leads to metabolic and sleep abnormalities in mice. Neuropathology and Applied Neurobiology 36(4):285-299

Stunkard, AJ. and Lu, XY. (2010) Rapid changes in night eating: Considering mechanisms. Eating and Weight Disorders 15(1-2):e2-8