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Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences

Recent Publications from the Kong Lab

Lee S, Augustine V, Zhao Y, Ebisu H, Ho B, Kong D, Oka Y. 2019. Chemosensory modulation of neural circuits for sodium appetite. Nature Epub ahead of print. Abstract

Chen Z, Li W, Qiu F, Huang Q, Jiang Z, Ye J, Cheng P, Low C, Guo Y, Yi X, Chen W, Yu Y, Han Y, Wu J, Jin S, Kong D, Huang J. 2018. Aspirin cooperates with p300 to activate the acetylation of H3K9 and promote FasL-mediated apoptosis of cancer stem-like cells in colorectal cancer. Theranostics 8: 4447-4461. Abstract

Ross RA, Leon S, Madara JC, Schafer D, Fergani C, Maguire CA, Verstegen AM, Brengle E, Kong D, Herbison AE, Kaiser UB, Lowell BB, Navarro VM. 2018. PACAP neurons in the ventral premammillary nucleus regulate reproductive function in the female mouse. Elife EPub ahead of print. Abstract

Xu J*, Bartolome CL*, Low CS, Yi X, Chien CH, Wang P, Kong D. 2018. Genetic identification of leptin neural circuits in energy and glucose homeostases. Nature Epub ahead of print. *equal contribution Abstract

Felsted JA, Chien CH, Wang D, Panessiti M, Ameroso D, Greenberg A, Feng G, Kong D, Rios M. 2017. Alpha2delta-1 in SF1+ neurons of the ventromedial hypothalamus is an essential regulator of glucose and lipid homeostasis. Cell Rep. 21: 2737-2747. Abstract

Vetrivelan R, Kong D, Ferrari LL, Arrigoni E, Madara JC, Bandaru S, Lowell BB, Lu J, Saper CB. 2016. Melanin-concentrating hormone neurons specifically promote rapid eye movement sleep in mice. Neuroscience  Epub ahead of print. Abstract

Kong D, Dagon Y, Campbell JN, Guo Y, Yang Z, Yi X, Aryal P, Wellenstein K, Kahn BB, Sabatini BL, Lowell BB. 2016. A postsynaptic AMPK→p21-activated kinase pathway drives fasting-induced synaptic plasticity in AgRP neurons. Neuron 91: 25-33. Abstract

Gong W, Huang T, Ge F, Luo G, Yuan S, Gao D, Kong D. 2013. Presensitized immune condition of host exaggerates prolonged cold ischemia-mediated injury of cardiac graft involving regulatory T cells. Transplantation 96: 609-615.  Abstract

Allister EM, Robson-Doucette CA, Prentice KJ, Hardy AB, Sultan S, Gaisano HY, Kong D, Gilon P, Herrera PL, Lowell BB, Wheeler MB. 2013. UCP2 regulates the glucagon response to fasting and starvation. Diabetes 62: 1623-1633. Abstract

Kong D*, Tong Q*, Ye C, Koda S, Fuller PM, Krashes MJ, Vong L, Ray RS, Olson DP, Lowell BB. 2012. GABAergic RIP-Cre neurons in the arcuate nucleus selectively regulate energy expenditure. Cell 151: 645-657. *equal contribution Abstract

Huang H, Kong D, Byun KH, Ye C, Koda S, Lee DH, Oh BC, Lee SW, Lee B, Zabolotny JM, Kim MS, Bjørbæk C, Lowell BB, Kim YB. 2012. Rho-kinase regulates energy balance by targeting hypothalamic leptin receptor signaling. Nat Neurosci. 15: 1391-1398. Abstract

Liu T*, Kong D*, Shah BP*, Ye C*, Koda S, Saunders A, Ding JB, Yang Z, Sabatini BL, Lowell BB. 2012. Fasting activation of AgRP neurons requires NMDA receptors and involves spinogenesis and increased excitatory tone. Neuron 73: 511-522. *equal contribution Abstract

Yan H, Kong D, Ge X, Gao X, Han X. 2011. Generation of conditional knockout alleles for PRL-3. J Biomed Res. 25: 438-443. Abstract

Pulinilkunnil T, He H, Kong D, Asakura K, Peroni OD, Lee A, Kahn BB. 2011. Adrenergic regulation of AMP-activated protein kinase in brown adipose tissue in vivo. J Biol Chem. 286: 8798-8809. Abstract