Publications prior to 2006 as graduate student and postdoctoral fellow


1. Zhou F-Q, 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.


2. Zhou F-Q, Waterman-Storer CM, 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; a "must read" article by Facultyof1000)


3. Snider WD, Zhou F-Q, Zhong J, Markus A. (2002) Signaling the pathway to regeneration. Neuron, 35 (1): 13-16.


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


5. Cohan CS, Karnes JL, Zhou F-Q. (2003) Culturing neurons from the snail Helisoma. Methods Cell Biol., 71:157-170.


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


7. Zhou F-Q, Zhou J, Dedhar S, Wu Y-H, Snider WD. (2004) NGF-induced axon growth is mediated by localized inactivation of GSK-3b and functions of the microtubule plus end binding protein, APC. Neuron, 42(6): 897-912. (Highlighted article with preview; a "Must read" article by Facultyof1000)


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


9. Zhou F-Q, Snider WD. (2005) GSK-3b and microtubule assembly in axons. Science, 308: 211-214.


10. Zhou F-Q, Walzer MA, Wu Y-H, Zhou J, Dedhar S, Snider WD. (2006) Neurotrophins support regenerative axon assembly over CSPGs by an ECM-integrin independent mechanism. Journal of Cell Science, 119 (13): 2787-2796. (Cover image)


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


12. Kim W-Y, Zhou F-Q, Zhou J, Wang Y-M, Yoshimura T, Kaibuchi K, Woodgett J, Snider WD. (2006) Essential roles for GSK-3s and GSK-3 primed substrates in neurotrophin-induced and hippocampal axon growth. Neuron, 52(6): 981-996.


Publication as principle investigator


13. Dill J, Wang H, Zhou F-Q, Li S. (2008) Inactivation of Glycogen Synthase Kinase 3 promotes axonal growth and recovery in the CNS. Journal of Neuroscience, 28(36): 8914-28. (Highlighted by Science-Business exchange-SciBX)


14. Hur E-M, Zhou F-Q* (2010) GSK3 signaling in neural development. Nature Reviews Neuroscience, 11 (8). (Featured article)


15. Hur E-M, Yang I-H, Kim DH, Byun J, Saijilafu, Xu W-L, Nicovich PR, Cheong R, Levchenko A, Thakor N, Zhou F-Q* (2011) Engineering neuronal growth cones to promote axon regeneration over inhibitory molecules. PNAS, 108 (12).


16. Hur E-M, Saijilafu, Lee BD, Kim SJ, Xu W-L, Zhou F-Q* (2011) GSK3 controls axon growth via CLASP-mediated regulation of growth cone microtubules. Genes & Development, 25(18):1968-81.


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


18. Hur E-M, Saijilafu, Zhou F-Q* (2011) Growing the growth cone: remodelling the cytoskeleton to promote axon regeneration. Trends in Neurosciences, 35(3). (Cover featured article)


19. Kim Y-T, Hur E-M, Snider WD, Zhou F-Q* (2011) Role of GSK3 signalling in neuronal morphogenesis. Frontiers in Molecular Neuroscience, 4:48.


20. Liu C-M, Hur E-M, Zhou F-Q* (2012) Coordination of gene expression and axon assembly to control axon growth: potential role of GSK3 signaling. Frontiers in Molecular Neuroscience, 5:3.


21. Saijilafu, Zhou F-Q* (2012) Genetic study of axon regeneration with cultured adult dorsal root ganglion neurons. Journal of Visualized Experiments, (66), e4141.


22. Byun J, Kim BT, Kim YT, Jiao Z, Hur E-M*, Zhou F-Q* (2012) Slit2 inactivates GSK3beta to signal neurite outgrowth inhibition. PLoS One, 7(12): e51895.


23. Saijilafu, Zhang B-Y, Zhou F-Q* (2013) Signaling pathways that regulate axon regeneration. Neurosci. Bull. 29(4): 411-20.


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


25. Liu C-M, Wang R-Y, Saijilafu, Jiao Z, Zhang B-Y, Zhou F-Q* (2013) MicroRNA-138 and Sirt1 form a mutual negative feedback loop to regulate axon regeneration. Genes & Development, 27(13): 1473-83.


26. Zhang B-Y, Saijilafu, Liu C-M, Wang R-Y, Zhu,Q, Jiao Z, Zhou F-Q* (2014) Akt-independent GSK3 inactivation downstream of PI3K signaling regulates mammalian axon regeneration. Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications, 443(2): 724-748.


27. Nicovich PR*, Zhou F-Q* (2014) Acquisition frame rate affects microtubule plus-end tracking analysis. Nature Methods, 11(3): 219-220.


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


29. 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.


30. Jiang J, Liu C-M, Zhang B-Y, Wang XW, 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 GSK3 expression. Cell Death & Disease, 6:e1865


31. 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.


32. Kim YS, Anderson M, Park K, Zheng Q, Agarwal A, Gong C, Saijilafu, Young L, He S, LaVinka PC, 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


33. 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.


34. Gorshkov K, Mehta S, Ramamurthy S, Ronnett GV, Zhou F-Q, Zhang J* (2016) AKAP-mediated feedback control of cAMP gradients in developing hippocampal neurons. Nature Chemical Biology, 13, 425-31.


35.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) The histone H3K27 demethylase UTX regulates synaptic plasticity and cognitive behaviour in mice. Frontiers in Molecular Neuroscience, 10:267.


36. 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.


37. 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.


38. 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.


39. 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, 129(3):1076-1093.


40. 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 telomerase reverse transcriptase (TERT) and p53 regulate mammalian PNS and CNS axon regeneration downstream of c-Myc. Journal of Neuroscience,39(46): 9107-9118.


41. Zhang M, Zhang Y, Xu Q, Crawford J, Qian C, 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 (in review). BioRxiv 582908


42. Wang XW#, Yang SG#, Zhang C, Yang BB, Zhang YC, Kosanam A, Saijilafu*, Zhou F-Q* (2019) Knocking out non-muscle myosin II in retinal ganglion cells promotes long distance optic nerve regeneration. Cell Reports (in revision). BioRxiv 625707


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