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.