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1. Dill J, Wang H, Zhou F-Q and Li S. (2008) Inactivation of Glycogen Synthase Kinase 3 promotes axonal growth and recovery in the CNS. Journal of Neuroscience, 28(36):8914-28. [Link]


2. Hur E-M and Zhou F-Q (2010) GSK3 signaling in neural devleopment. Nature Reviews Neuroscience, 11(8): 539-551. (featured article) [Link]


3. Hur E-M, Yang I-H, Kim D-H, Byun J, Saijilafu, Xu W-L, Nicovich RP, Cheong R, Levchenko A, Thakor N, and Zhou F-Q (2011) Engineering neuronal growth cones to promote axon regeneration over inhibitory molecules. PNAS, 108(12): 5057-62. [Link]


4. Hur E-M, Saijilafu, Lee B-D, Kim S-J, Xu W-L, and Zhou F-Q (2011) GSK3 controls axon growth via CLASP - mediated regulation of growth cone microtubules. Genes & Development, 25(18): 1968-81. [Link]


5. Saijilafu, Hur E-M, and Zhou F-Q (2011) Genetic dissection of axon regeneration via in vivo electroporation of adult mouse sensory neurons. Nature Communications, 2:543. [Link]


6. Kim YT, Hur E-M, Snider WD, and Zhou F-Q (2011) Role of GSK3 signaling in neuronal morphogenesis. Frontiers in Molecular Neuroscience, 4:48. [Link]


7. Hur E-M, Saijilafu, and Zhou F-Q (2012) Growing the growth cone: remoldering the cytoskeleton to promote axon regeneration. Trends in Neurosciences, 35:3. (Cover featured article) [Link]


8. Liu C-M, Hur E-M, and Zhou F-Q (2012) Coordinating gene expression and local axon assembly to control axon growth: potential role of GSK3 signaling. Frontiers in Molecular Neuroscience, 5:3. [Link]


9. Saijilafu and Zhou F-Q (2012) Genetic study of axon regeneration with cultured adult dorsal root ganglion neurons. Journal of Visualized Experiments (JoVE), (66): e4141. [Link]


10. Byun J, Kim B-T, Kim Y-T, Hur E-M, and Zhou F-Q (2012) Slit2 inactivates GSK3beta to signal neurite outgrowth inhibition. PLoS One, 7(12):e51895. [Link]


11. Saijilafu, Zhang B-Y, and Zhou F-Q (2013) Signlaing pathways that regulate axon regeneration. Neuroscience Bulletin, 29(4):411-20. [Link]


12. Liu C-M, Wang R-Y, Saijilafu, Jiao Z-X, Zhang B-Y, and Zhou F-Q (2013) microRNA-138 and SIRT1 form a mutual negative feedback loop to regulate mammalian axon regeneration. Genes & Development, 27(13):1473-83. [Link]


13. Saijilafu, Hur E-M, Liu C-M, Jiao Z-X, Xu W-L, and Zhou F-Q (2013) PI3K-GSK3 pathway regulates mammalian axon regeneration by induction of Smad1. Nature Communications, 4:2690. [Link]


14. Zhang B-Y, Saijilafu, Liu C-M, Wang R-Y, Zhu,Q, Jiao Z-X and Zhou F-Q (2014) Akt-independent GSK3 inactivation downstream of PI3K signaling regulates mammalian axon regeneration. Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications, 443 (2): 743-748. [Link]


15. Nicovich PR and Zhou F-Q (2014) Acquisition frame rate affects microtubule plus-end tracking analysis. Nature Methods, 11: 219-220. [Link]


16. Saijilafu, Zhang B-Y, and Zhou F-Q (2014) In vivo electroporation of adult mouse sensory neurons for studying peripheral axon regeneration. Methods Mol Biol., 1162:167-75. [Link]


17. Jiang J-J, Liu C-M, Zhang B-Y, Zhang M, Saijilafu, Zhang S-R, Hall P, Hu Y-W, Zhou F-Q (2015) MicroRNA-26a supports mammalian axon regeneration in vivo by suppressing GSK3b expression. Cell Death & Disease. 6:e1865. [Link]


18. Huang Z-W, Zhou F-Q, Saijilafu (2016) Local manipulation of growth cone cytoskeleton: New strategies to promote axon regeneration. Neural Regeneration Research


19. Kim YS, Anderson M, Park K, Zheng Q, Agarwal A, Gong C, Saijilafu, Young L, He S, Colleen LaVinka P, Zhou F-Q, Bergles D, Hanani M, Guan Y, Spray DC, Dong X (2016) Coupled activation of primary sensory neurons contributes to chronic pain. Neuron, 91(5): 1085-96. [Link]


20. Tomlinson RE, Li Z, Zhang Q, Goh BC, Li Z, Thorek DL, Rajbhandari L, Brushart TM, Minihiello L, Zhou F-Q, Venkatesan A, Clemens TL (2016) NGF-TrkA signaling by sensory nerves coordinates vascularization and ossification of developing endochondral bone. Cell Reports, 16(10): 2723-35. [Link]


21. Gorshkov K, Mehta S, Ramamurthy S, Ronnett GV, Zhou F-Q, and Zhang J. (2016) AKAP-mediated feedback control of cAMP gradients in developing hippocampal neurons. Nature Chemical Biology, 13(4): 425-434. [Link]


22. Tang G-B, Zeng Y-Q, Liu P-P, Mi T-W, Zhang S-F, Dai S-K, Tang Q-Y, Yang L, Xu Y-J, Yan H-L, Du H-Z, Teng Z-Q*, Zhou F-Q*, Liu C-M* (2017) Deficiency of X-linked H3K27me3 demethylase UTX affects neuronal morphology and behaviour in mice. Frontiers in Molecular Neuroscience, 10:267.


23. Li C-J, Chai Y, Wang L, Gao B, Chen H, Gao P, Zhou F-Q, Luo X, Crane JL, Yu B, Cao X, Wan M* (2017) Programmed cell senescence in skeleton during puberty. Nature Communications, 8(1):1312.


24. Wang X-W, Li Q, Liu, C-M, Hall P, Jiang J-J, Liu C-M, Katchis CD, Kang S, Dong BC, Li S, Zhou F-Q* (2018) Lin28 signaling supports mammalian PNS and CNS axon regeneration. Cell Reports, 24(10): 2540-2552.


25. Li Q, Qian C, Zhou F-Q* (2018) Investigating mammalian axon regeneration: in vivo electroporation of adult mouse dorsal root ganglion. Journal of Visualized Experiments, (139), e58171.


26. Zhu S, Zhu J, Zhen G, Hu Y, An S, Li Y, Zheng Q, Chen Z, Yang Y, Wan M, Skolasky R, Cao Y, Wu T, Gao B, Yang M, Gao M, Kuliwaba JS, Ni S, Wang L, Wu C, Findlay D, Holger E, Ouyang H-W, Crane JL, Zhou F-Q, Guan Y, Dong X, Cao X* (2018) Osteoclasts-derived netrin-1 induces subchondral bone sensory innervation for Osteoarthritis pain. Journal of Clinical Investigation, (in press).


27. Ma J-J, Xu R-J, Ju X, Wang W-H, Luo Z-P, Liu C-M, Yang L, Li B, Chen J-Q, Meng B, Yang H-L, Zhou F-Q*, Saijilafu* (2019) The transcription factor c-Myc regulates mammalian axon regeneration through TERT/p53 signlaing pathways (submitted).


28. Zhang M, Zhang Y, Xu Q, Crawford J, Wang G, Hall P, Lewis E, Dolen G, Huganir RL, Pletnikov MV, Qian J, Dong X, Liu C-M*, Zhou F-Q* (2019) Neuronal histone methyltransferase EZH2 regulates neuronal morphogenesis, synaptic plasticity, and cognitive behavior (to be submitted).

Other Publications:

1. Lemmon et al. (2014). Minimum information about a spinal cord injury experiment (MIASCI) - a proposed reporting standard for spinal cord injury experiments. J. Neurotrauma. 31(15): 1354-61.


2. Goldberg et al. (2016) Report on the National Eye Institute Audacious Goals Initiative: Regenerating the Optic Nerve. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 57(3):1271-5.


Kim W-Y, Zhou F-Q, Zhou J, Yokota Y, Wang Y-M, Yoshimura T, Kaibuchi K,Woodgett JR, Anton ES, and Snider WD. (2006) Essential roles for GSK-3s in Neurotrophin-induced and hippocampal axon growth.  Neuron, 52(6): 981-996[PDF]

Zhou F-Q and Snider WD. (2006) Intracellular control of developmental and regenerative axon growth. Phil. Trans. R. Soc B, 361(1473): 1575-92. [PDF]

Zhou F-Q, Walzer MA, Wu Y-H, Zhou J, Dedhar S, and Snider WD. (2006) NGF supports regenerative axon assembly over CSPGs via an ECM-integrin independent mechanism. Journal of Cell Science, 119: 2787-2796. (Cover image) [PDF]


Zhou F-Q and Snider WD. (2005) GSK-3beta and microtubule assembly in axons. Science, 308: 211-214. [PDF]


Zhou F-Q, Walzer MA and Snider WD. (2004) Turning on the machine: genetic control of axon regeneration by c-Jun. Neuron, 43(1):1-2.

Zhou F-Q, Zhou J, Dedhar S, Wu Y-H, and Snider WD. (2004) NGF-induced axon growth is mediated by localized inactivation of GSK-3β and functions of the microtubule plus end binding protein, APC. Neuron, 42(6): 897-91. (Highlighted article with preview ) [PDF]

Zhou F-Q, Cohan CS. (2004) How actin filaments and microtubules steer growth cones to their targets. Journal of Neurobiology, 58(1): 84-91. [PDF]


Zhou F-Q, Zhong J, and Snider WD. (2003) Extracellular crosstalk: when GDNF meets N-CAM. Cell, 113 (7): 814-815. [PDF]

Cohan CS, Karnes JL and Zhou F-Q. (2003) Culturing neurons from the snail Helisoma. Methods Cell Biol., 71:157-70.


Sinder WD, Zhou F-Q, Zhong J, and Markus A. (2002) Signaling the pathway to regeneration. Neuron, 35 (1): 13-16. [PDF]


Zhou F-Q, Waterman-Storer CM, and Cohan CS. (2002) Focal loss of actin bundles causes microtubule redistribution and growth cone turning. Journal of Cell Biology, 157 (5): 839-849. (Cover image and highlighted article

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Zhou F-Q and Cohan CS. (2001) Growth cone collapse through coincident loss of actin bundles and leading edge actin without actin depolymerization. Journal of Cell Biology, 153(5): 1071-1084. [PDF]