Gao S.B., Hu, Z. (2017). In vivo recordings at Caenorhabditis elegans neuromuscular junction. Springer Nature. Accepted.

Tong, X.J., Soto J.L., Li L., Liu H.W., Nedelcul D., Lipscombe D., Hu, Z., and Kaplan, J.M. (2017). Retrograde synaptic inhibition is mediated by a-Neurexin binding to the α2δ subunits of N-type calcium channels. Neuron, Accepted.

Du, H., Zhang, M., Yao, K., and Hu, Z. (2017). Protective effect of Aster tataricus extract on retinal damage on the virtue of its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effect in diabetic rat. Biomed Pharmacother 89, 617-622.

Tong, Xia-Jing, Hu, Zhitao, Liu, Yu, Anderson, Dorian and Kaplan, Joshua M. (2015) A network of autism linked genes stabilizes two pools of synaptic GABAA receptorseLife4 e09648: . doi:10.7554/eLife.09648

Tong XJ, Hu Z, Liu Y, Anderson D, Kaplan JM. A network of autism linked genes  stabilizes two pools of synaptic GABA(A) receptors. Elife. 2015 Nov 17;4:e09648.  doi: 10.7554/eLife.09648. PubMed PMID: 26575289; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4642926.

Choi S, Taylor KP, Chatzigeorgiou M, Hu Z, Schafer WR, Kaplan JM. Sensory Neurons Arouse C. elegans Locomotion via Both Glutamate and Neuropeptide Release. PLoS Genet. 2015 Jul 8;11(7):e1005359. doi: 10.1371/journal.pgen.1005359. PubMed  PMID: 26154367; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4495980.

Hu Z, Vashlishan-Murray AB, Kaplan JM. NLP-12 engages different UNC-13 proteins to potentiate tonic and evoked release. J Neurosci. 2015 Jan 21;35(3):1038-42. doi: 10.1523/JNEUROSCI.2825-14.2015. PubMed PMID: 25609620; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4300317.

Hu Z, Tong XJ, Kaplan JM. UNC-13L, UNC-13S, and Tomosyn form a protein code for fast and slow neurotransmitter release in Caenorhabditis elegans. Elife. 2013 Aug 13;2:e00967. doi: 10.7554/eLife.00967. PubMed PMID: 23951547; PubMed Central  PMCID: PMC3743133.

Sun Y, Hu Z, Goeb Y, Dreier L. The F-box protein MEC-15 (FBXW9) promotes synaptic transmission in GABAergic motor neurons in C. elegans. PLoS One. 2013;8(3):e59132. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0059132. PubMed PMID: 23527112; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3601060.

Hu Z, Hom S, Kudze T, Tong XJ, Choi S, Aramuni G, Zhang W, Kaplan JM. Neurexin and neuroligin mediate retrograde synaptic inhibition in C. elegans. Science. 2012 Aug 24;337(6097):980-4. doi: 10.1126/science.1224896. PubMed PMID: 22859820; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3791080.

Chan JP, Hu Z, Sieburth D. Recruitment of sphingosine kinase to presynaptic terminals by a conserved muscarinic signaling pathway promotes neurotransmitter release. Genes Dev. 2012 May 15;26(10):1070-85. doi: 10.1101/gad.188003.112. PubMed PMID: 22588719; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3360562.

Thompson-Peer KL, Bai J, Hu Z, Kaplan JM. HBL-1 patterns synaptic remodeling in C. elegans. Neuron. 2012 Feb 9;73(3):453-65. doi: 10.1016/j.neuron.2011.11.025. PubMed PMID: 22325199; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3278716.

Hao Y, Hu Z, Sieburth D, Kaplan JM. RIC-7 promotes neuropeptide secretion. PLoS Genet. 2012 Jan;8(1):e1002464. doi: 10.1371/journal.pgen.1002464. PubMed PMID: 22275875; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3261915.

Babu K, Hu Z, Chien SC, Garriga G, Kaplan JM. The immunoglobulin super family protein RIG-3 prevents synaptic potentiation and regulates Wnt signaling. Neuron. 2011 Jul 14;71(1):103-16. doi: 10.1016/j.neuron.2011.05.034. PubMed PMID: 21745641; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3134796.

Hu Z, Pym EC, Babu K, Vashlishan Murray AB, Kaplan JM. A neuropeptide-mediated stretch response links muscle contraction to changes in neurotransmitter release. Neuron. 2011 Jul 14;71(1):92-102. doi: 10.1016/j.neuron.2011.04.021. PubMed PMID: 21745640; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3134788.

Martin JA, Hu Z, Fenz KM, Fernandez J, Dittman JS. Complexin has opposite effects on two modes of synaptic vesicle fusion. Curr Biol. 2011 Jan 25;21(2):97-105. doi: 10.1016/j.cub.2010.12.014. PubMed PMID: 21215634; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3026084.

Bai J, Hu Z, Dittman JS, Pym EC, Kaplan JM. Endophilin functions as a membrane-bending molecule and is delivered to endocytic zones by exocytosis. Cell. 2010 Oct 29;143(3):430-41. doi: 10.1016/j.cell.2010.09.024. PubMed PMID: 21029864; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC2996235.

Hu Z, Dun X, Zhang M, Zhu H, Xie L, Wu Z, Chen Z, Xu T. PA1b, a plant peptide, induces intracellular [Ca2+] increase via Ca2+ influx through the L-type Ca2+ channel and triggers secretion in pancreatic beta cells. Sci China C Life Sci. 2007 Jun;50(3):285-91. PubMed PMID: 17609883.

Yang H, Liu H, Hu Z, Zhu H, Xu T. PKC-induced sensitization of Ca2+-dependent exocytosis is mediated by reducing the Ca2+ cooperativity in pituitary gonadotropes. J Gen Physiol. 2005 Mar;125(3):327-34. PubMed PMID: 15710914; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC2234013.