Research articles

1.      Li J*, Khankan RR*,Caneda C, Godoy MI, Haney MS, Krawczyk MC, Bassik MC, Sloan SA, and Zhang Y. Astrocyte-to-astrocyte contact and a positive feedback lop of growth factor signaling regulate astrocyte maturation. (2019) Glia Epub ahead of print. [link]

2. Zhang Y*, Sloan SA*, Clark LE, Caneda C, Plaza CA, Blumenthal PD, Vogel H, Steinberg GK, Edwards MSB, Li G, Duncan JA, Cheshier SH, Shuer LM, Chang EF, Grant GA, Hayden Gephart MG, and Barres BA. Purification and characterization of progenitor and mature human astrocytes reveals transcriptional and functional differences with mouse. (2016) Neuron 89 (1): 1-17 [Pubmed link]

3. Dong X, Chen K, Duran R, You Y, Sloan SA, Zhang Y, Zong S, Cao Q, Barres BA, and Wu JQ. Comprehensive identification of long non-coding RNAs in purified cell types from the brain reveals functional lncRNA in OPC fate determination. (2015) Plos Genetics 11(12): e1005669. [Pubmed link]

4. Darmanis S, Sloan SA, Zhang Y, Enge M, Caneda C, Shuer LM, Hayden-Gephart MG, Barres BA, Quake SR. A survey of human brain transcriptome diversity at the single cell level. (2015) Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 112 (23): 7285-7290. PMID: 26060301 [PubMed link]

5. Yan Q, Weyn-Vanhentenryck SM, Wu J, Sloan SA, Zhang Y, Chen K, Wu JQ, Barres BA, and Zhang C. (2015) Systematic discovery of regulated and conserved alternative exons in the mammalian brain reveals NMD modulating chromatin regulators. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 112 (11), 3445-3450. PMID: 25737549 [PubMed link]

6. Zhang Y*, Chen K*, Sloan SA*, Bennett ML, Scholze AR, O'Keeffe S, Phatnani HP, Guarnieri P, Caneda C, Ruderisch N, Deng S, Liddelow SA, Zhang C, Daneman R, Maniatis T, Barres BA, and Wu JQ. (2014) An RNA-Sequencing Transcriptome and Splicing Database of Glia, Neurons, and Vascular Cells of the Cerebral Cortex. Journal of Neuroscience 34, 11929–11947. PMID: 25186741 [PubMed link]

7.      Zheng Y*, Wildonger J*, Ye B, Zhang Y, Kita A, Younger SH, Zimmmerman S, Jan LY, and Jan YN. (2008) Dynein is required for polarized dendritic transport and uniform microtubule orientation in axons. Nature Cell Biology 10: 1172-1180. PMID: 18758451 [PubMed link]

8.      Ye B*, Zhang Y*, Song W, Younger SH, Jan LY, and Jan YN. (2007) Growing dendrites and axons differ in their reliance on the secretory pathway. Cell 130:717-729. PMID: 17719548 [PubMed link]


9.      Larson VA, Zhang Y, and Bergles DE. (2015) Electrophysiological properties of NG2+ cells: Matching physiological studies with gene expression profiles. Brain Res. 1638: 138-160. PMID: 26385417 [PubMed link]

10.      Zhang Y and Barres BA. (2013) A smarter mouse with human astrocytes. Bioessays 35: 876-880. PMID: 23897758 [PubMed link]

11.   Zhang Y and Barres BA. (2010) Astrocyte heterogeneity: an underappreciated topic in neurobiology. Curr Opin Neurobiol 20: 588–594. PMID: 20655735 [PubMed link]

12.   Ye B*, Zhang Y*, Jan LY, and Jan YN. (2006) The secretory pathway and neuron polarization. Journal of Neuroscience 26:10631-10632. PMID: 17050701 [PubMed link]

*, equal contribution