Selected Publications

  1. Yongming Jin, Austin Barnett, Yifan Zhang, Xin Yu, Yu Luo. Post stroke shh agonist treatment improves functional recovery by enhancing neurogenesis and angiogenesis. 2017, Stroke 48 (6), 1636-1645

  2. Xin Qi , Brandon Davis,  Yung-Hsiao, Chiang, Emily Filichia, Austin Barnett,  Nigel Greig, Barry Hoffer, Yu Luo. Dopaminergic neuron-specific deletion of p53 gene is neuroprotective in an experimental Parkinson’s disease model. Journal of Neurochemistry, 2016 Jun 18

  3. Sheng, Y., E. Filichia, E. Shick, K. L. Preston, K. A. Phillips, L. Cooperman, Z. Lin, P. Tesar, B. J. Hoffer and Y. Luo  "Lower Dopamine D2 Receptor Expression Levels in Human Dopaminergic Neurons Derived From Opioid-Dependent iPSCs." Am J Psychiatry (2016) 173(4): 429-431.

  4. Yu Luo, Hui Shen, Hua, Shan Liu, Seong Jin Yu, David Reiner, Brandon K. Harvey, Barry J. Hoffer, Yihong Yang and Yun Wang. CART peptide induces neuroregeneration in stroke rats. Journal of Cerebral Blood Flow & Metabolism (2013) 33, 300–310

  5. Yu Luo, Chi-Chung Kuo, Hui Shen, Jenny Chou, Nigel H. Greig, Barry J. Hoffer, Yun Wang, Delayed treatment with a p53 inhibitor enhances functional recovery in stroke brain. Ann Neurol. 2009 May; 65(5):520-530. 

  6. Yu Luo, Feng Xing, Rita Guiliano, Howard J. Federoff, Identification of a novel Nurr1 interacting protein (2008). J Neurosci. 28(37): 9277-86.

  7. Ling-Yu Yang; Nigel H. Greig; Ya-Ni Huang ; David  Tweedie; Qian-sheng  Yu; Barry J. Hoffer; Yu Luo; Yu-Chieh Kao, Jiayi Wang. Post-traumatic administration of the p53 inactivator pifithrin-alpha oxygen analogue reduces hippocampal neuronal loss and improves cognitive deficits after experimental traumatic brain injury. Neurobiology of Disease. 2016 Aug 20;96:216-226. doi: 10.1016/j.nbd.2016.08.012

  8. Xiaofei Zhou, Emily Filichia, Brandon Davis, Yu Luo. Effect of the sonic hedgehog receptor smoothened on the survival and function of dopaminergic neurons. Experimental Neurology, 2016 Jun 15;283:235-245.

  9. Xing Guo, Xiaoyan Sun, Di Hu, Yajuan Megan Wang, Hisashi Fujioka, Yu Luo, Daria Mochly-Rosen and Xin Qi.  VCP recruitment to mitochondria by mutant Huntingtin causes mitophagy impairment and neurodegeneration in models of Huntington’s disease. Nature Communication 2016 Aug 26; 7:12646. doi: 10.1038/ncomms12646.

  10. Emily Filichia, Barry Hoffer, Xin Qi, Yu Luo. Inhibition of Drp1 mitochondrial translocation provides neural protection in dopaminergic system in a Parkinson's disease model induced by MPTP. Scientific Reports. 2016 Sep 13;6:32656. doi: 10.1038/srep32656