Recent Publications from the Kong Lab

Research Publications Neuroscience


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. books

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. books

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. books

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.  books

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. books

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 books

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. books

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 books

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. books

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. books

Kong D*, Vong L*, Parton LE, Ye C, Tong Q, Hu X, Choi B, Brüning JC, Lowell BB. 2010. Glucose stimulation of hypothalamic MCH neurons involves K(ATP) channels, is modulated by UCP2, and regulates peripheral glucose homeostasis. Cell Metab. 12: 545-552. *equal contribution books

Li J, Gu X, Ma Y, Calicchio ML, Kong D, Teng YD, Yu L, Crain AM, Vartanian TK, Pasqualini R, Arap W, Libermann TA, Snyder EY, Sidman RL. 2010. Nna1 mediates Purkinje cell dendritic development via lysyl oxidase propeptide and NF-κB signaling. Neuron 68: 45-60. books

Angers M, Uldry M, Kong D, Gimble JM, Jetten AM. 2008. Mfsd2a encodes a novel major facilitator superfamily domain-containing protein highly induced in brown adipose tissue during fasting and adaptive thermogenesis. Biochem J. 416:347-355. books

Sha H, Xu J, Tang J, Ding J, Gong J, Ge X, Kong D, Gao X. 2007. Disruption of a novel regulatory locus results in decreased Bdnf expression, obesity, and type 2 diabetes in mice. Physiol Genomics 31: 252-263 books

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