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Neurons Regulate Brain Vascular Integrity by Secreting Exosomes (2017-4-24)
A recent study published online in Cell Research reported that neurons transfer miR-132 into brain vascular endothelial cells (ECs) via exosomes to promote brain vascular integrity. This study was performed by Dr. DU Jiulin’s research group in the Institute of Neuroscience and the Center for Excellence in Brain Science and Intelligence Technology, Chinese Academy of Sciences.
Researchers Reveal the Role of Long Noncoding RNAs in Circadian Gene Regulation (2017-4-7)
A recent study by Dr. YAN Jun’s lab at the Institute of Neuroscience, Chinese Academy of Sciences, was published in Nucleic Acids Research on March 8. It uncovered that a class of enhancer-associated circadian long noncoding RNAs (lncRNAs) mark the genomic loci modulating long-range circadian gene regulation.
Functional Circuits Regulating the Activity of Serotonergic Neurons (2017-3-22)
A recent study published in Cell Reports systematically analyzed the circuit mechanism underlying dynamic control of serotonergic neuron in the rodent brain. This work was performed by researchers in Dr. SUN Yangang’s Lab. This work advanced our understanding of the mechanisms regulating the serotonin system, which could have important impact on studying the mechanisms of mental disorder.
Monkeys Spontaneously Show Mirror Self-Recognition after Learning Precise Instrumental Mirror Use (2017-2-14)
A recent study published in PNAS demonstrated that monkeys showed spontaneous mirror self-recognition (MSR) behaviors after learning precise visual-proprioceptive association for mirror images. This work was performed by researchers in Dr. GONG Neng’s team.
Light-preference Behavior Mediated by Asymmetrical Visual Pathway to Left Habenula (2017-2-10)
A recent study published online in Neuron discovered that visual inputs from an asymmetrical pathway in larval zebrafish, comprising of a specific subset of RGCs, EmT and L-dHb mediates light-preference behavior. This work was performed by Dr. DU Jiulin’s research group.
Autism-Associated Dyrk1a Truncations Inhibit Neural Dendritic and Spine Growth and Interfere with Cortical Migration during Development (2017-2-8)
A recent study published in Molecular Psychiatry demonstrated that autism-associated Dyrk1a truncations inhibit neural dendritic and spine growth and interfere with cortical migration during development. This work was performed by Dr. QIU Zilong’s Lab.
New Membrane Signal Paradigm in Regulation of Cortical Neuron Migration (2017-2-6)
Recently a research finding describing the critical role of ADAM10-initiated release of Notch intracellular domain in the radial migration of cortical neurons was published online in Cerebral Cortex. In this work, researchers from Dr. XIONG Zhiqi’s lab.
FGF13 Acts as a Selective Regulator of Heat Nociception (2017-2-3)
A recent study published in Neuron shows that fibroblast growth factor 13 (FGF13) plays a critical role in the regulation of heat nociception. This research work was carried out by Dr. ZHANG Xu’s Lab at the Institute of Neuroscience, Chinese Academy of Sciences.
Regulation of Neurite Initiation and Dendrite Morphogenesis by the Phospholipid PI(3,4)P2 (2017-1-22)
Using cultured rat hippocampal neurons and a combination of live imaging and pharmacological treatments, YU Xiang's lab showed that one or two large actin aggregates formed underneath the membrane of newborn neurons and served as the start sites of neurite initiation.
Top-down Cortical Feedback Selectively Gates Visual Information Flow from the Thalamus Back to the Visual Cortex (2017-1-21)
In a recent paper from Dr WANG Wei's group, published online in Cerebral Cortex on December 17th 2016, the researchers used focally specific causal manipulation to study a key feedback connection in the visual system (the corticothalamic loop).
Perceptual Asymmetry for Dark and Bright Afterimages is Paralleled by Neuronal Response Differences in Subcortical ON and OFF Channels (2017-1-16)
Researchers from Dr. WANG Wei’s lab at ION took advantage of the known differences between the perception of dark and bright stimuli to test whether such asymmetries also exist for bright and dark afterimages, and then probe the underlying neuronal mechanisms generating afterimage perception.
Causal Roles of Macaque Middle Temporal Area (MT) in Global Heading Perception (2017-1-6)
A recent study published in Cerebral Cortex proved that the motion direction signals in macaque middle temporal area are causally involved in heading perception based on visual optic flow cue. This work was performed by researchers in Dr. Gu’s lab at the Institute of Neuroscience, Chinese Academy of Sciences.
ER-located Chaperone Proteins Facilitate Tetrameric Assembly of K+ Channels (2017-1-6)
Researchers from Dr. CAI Shiqing's lab at the Institute of Neuroscience, State Key Laboratory of Neuroscience, Center for Excellence in BrainScience and Intelligence Technology, CAS, demonstrate the critical role of ER-located co-chaperone proteins in regulating potassium channel subunit stabilization and tetrameric assembly.
2016 ION Annual Meeting (2016-12-30)
The 2016 ION Annual Meeting was held at the Campus Lecture Hall from December 25th to 27th, 2016. During the opening remark of the meeting, Prof. Mu-Ming Poo gave a talk entitled “Institute of Neuroscience at the Crossroad”. He introduced the progress of the ION faculty recruitment, 9.4T fMRI setup, CAS Center for Excellence in Brain Science and Intelligence Technology (CEBSIT) Shao Xing Campus for Science and Technology and the establishment review of the CEBSIT.
Dr. Jiulin Du gave an invited talk at the 4th Conference on Imaging Structure and Function in the Zebrafish Brain in Germany (2016-12-6)
During Dec 01 - 05, 2016, Dr. Jiulin Du was invited to attend the 4th Conference on Imaging Structure and Function in the Zebrafish Brain held by Max-Planck Institute of Neurobiology in Germany, and gave a talk entitled “Left habenula mediates light-preference behavior in zebrafish via a asymmetrical visual pathway”.
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