• New icon Sonal Thakar, Liqing Wang, Ting Yu, Mao Ye, Keisuke Onishi, John Scott, Jiaxuan Qi, Catarina Fernandes, Xuemei Han, John R. Yates III, Darwin K. Berg, and Yimin Zou, Evidence for opposing roles of Celsr3 and Vangl2 in glutamatergic synapse formation. PNAS. PNAS. 2017 Jan.  pdf icon [PDF]

    • New icon Edmund Hollis 2nd, Nao Ishiko, Ting Yu , Chin-Chun Lu, Ariela Haimovich, Kristine Tolentino, Alisha Richman, Anna Tury, Shih-Hsiu Wang, Maysam Pessian, Euna Jo, Alex Kolodkin and Yimin Zou. Ryk controls remapping of motor cortex during functional recovery after spinal cord injury. Nature Neuroscience. Nature Neurosci. 2016 May;19(5):697-705.  pdf icon [PDF]

      • New icon Edmund R Hollis II, Nao Ishiko, Maysam Pessian, Kristine Tolentino, Corinne A. Lee-Kubli, Nigel A. Calcutt and Yimin Zou*. Remodeling of spared proprioceptive circuit of a small number of neurons supports major functional recovery. Nature Communications. 2015 Jan 19;6:6079. doi: 10.1038/ncomms7079.  pdf icon [PDF]

        • New icon Edmund R Hollis II, Nao Ishiko, Kristine Tolentino, Ernest Doherty, Maria J. Rodriguez, Nigel Calcutt and Yimin Zou*. A novel and robust pre-conditioning lesion induced by ethidium bromide. Experimental Neurology. 2014 Dec 23. pii: S0014-4886(14)00389-6.  pdf icon [PDF]

          • Keisuke Onishi, Edmund Hollis and Yimin Zou. Axon guidance and injury-lessons from Wnts and Wnt signaling. Curr Opin Neurobiol. 2014 Aug;27C:232-240.  pdf icon [PDF]

            • Keisuke Onishi, Beth Shafer, Charles Lo, Fadel Tissir, Andre M. Goffinet, and Yimin Zou. Antagonistic Functions of Dishevelleds Regulate Frizzled3 Endocytosis via Filopodia Tips in Wnt-Mediated Growth Cone Guidance. The Journal of Neuroscience, December 4, 2013 * 33(49):19071-1908  pdf icon [PDF]

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              • Anna Tury, Kristine Tolentino and Yimin Zou. Altered expression of atypical PKC and Ryk in the spinal cord of a mouse model of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. Dev Neurobiology 2013 Oct 7. doi: 10.1002/dneu.22137  pdf icon [PDF]

                • Yimin Zou. Does planar cell polarity signaling steer growth cones Current Topics in Developmental Biology. 2012;101:141-60  pdf icon [PDF]

                  • Edmund Hollis II and Yimin Zou. Reinduced Wnt signaling limits regenerative potential of sensory axons in the spinal cord following conditioning lesion.Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2012 Sep 4;109(36):14663-8  pdf icon [PDF]

                  • Edmund Hollis II and Yimin Zou. Expression of the Wnt signaling system in central nervous system axon guidance and regenerationFront Mol Neurosci. 2012;5:5  pdf icon [PDF]

                  • Yimin Zou. When it is hard to get to with genetics--planar cell polarity under a chemical scalpel.Chem Biol. 2011 Nov 23;18(11):1350-1.  pdf icon [PDF]

                  • Beth Shafer, Keisuke Onishi, Charles Lo, Gulsen Colakoglu, and Yimin Zou. Vangl2 Promotes Wnt/Planar Cell Polarity-like Signaling by Antagonizing Dvl1-Mediated Feedback Inhibition in Growth Cone Guidance. Developmental Cell. 15 February 2011 20(2): 177-191.  

                  • Ali G. Fenstermaker, Asheeta A. Prasad, Ahmad Bechara, Youri Adolfs, Fadel Tissir, Andre Goffinet, Yimin Zou, and R. Jeroen Pasterkamp. Wnt/Planar Cell Polarity Signaling Controls the Anterior-Posterior Organization of Monoaminergic Axons in the Brainstem. Journal of Neuroscience. 2010 30(47):16053-16064  pdf icon [PDF]

                  • Barry J. Dickson and Yimin Zou. Navigating Intermediate Targets: The Nervous System Midline. Cold Spring Harbor Perspectives in Biology. 2010 Aug 1;2(8):a002055. Epub 2010 Jun 9. (doi: 10.1101/cshperspect.a002055) pdf icon [PDF]

                  • Liseth M. Parra and Yimin Zou. Sonic hedgehog induces response of commissural axons to Semaphorin repulsion during midline crossing. Nature Neuroscience 2010 13: 29-35 (doi:10.1038/nn.2457). pdf icon [PDF]

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                  • Yimin Zou. Axons find their way in the snow. Development 2009 136:2135-2139.  pdf icon [PDF]
                  • Elizabeth K. Davis, Yimin Zou, and Anirvan Ghosh. Wnts acting through canonical and noncanonical signaling pathways exert opposite effects on hippocampal synapse formation. Neural Development. 2008 3: 32 (5 November 2008).  pdf icon [PDF]
                  • Yaobo Liu, Xiaofei Wang, Chin-Chun Lu, Rachel Sherman-Kermen, Oswald Stewart, Xiao-Ming Xu, and Yimin Zou. Repulsive Wnt signaling inhibits axon regeneration after CNS injury. Journal of Neuroscience. 2008 28(33): 8376-8382.  pdf icon [PDF]

                  • Patricia C. Salinas and Yimin Zou. Wnt Signaling in Neural Circuit Assembly. Annual Review of Neuroscience. 2008 31: 339-358.  pdf icon [PDF]
                  • Alex M. Wolf, Anna I. Lyuksyutova, Ali G. Fenstermaker, Beth Shafer, Charles G. Lo, and Yimin Zou. Phosphatidylinositol-3-Kinase-Atypical Protein Kinase C Signaling Is Required for Wnt Attraction and Anterior-Posterior Axon Guidance. Journal of Neuroscience. 2008 28: 3456-3467.  pdf icon [PDF]
                  • Yimin Zou and Anya I. Lyuksyutova. Morphogens as conserved axon guidance cues. Current Opinion in Neurobiology. 2007 17: 22-28  pdf icon [PDF]
                  • Yimin Zou. Navigating the anterior-posterior axis with Wnts. Neuron. 2006. 49(6):787-9.  pdf icon [PDF]
                  • Adam Schmitt, Jun Shi, Alex Wolf, Chin-Chun Lu, Leslie A. King and Yimin Zou.  Wnt-Ryk signaling mediates medial-lateral retinotectal topographic mapping. Nature. 2006. Jan 5. 439(7072):31-7.  pdf icon [PDF]

                    pdf icon News & Views Article About Schmitt et al. 2006
                  • Lee Fradkin, Gian Garriga , Patricia C. Salinas, John Thomas, Xiang Yu and Yimin Zou.  Wnt signaling in neural circuit development (minireview). Journal of Neuroscience. 2005. 25(45):10376-10378.  pdf icon [PDF]
                  • Yaobo Liu, Jun Shi, Chin-Chun Lu, Zheng Bei Wang, Anna I. Lyuksyutova, Xuejun Song and Yimin Zou. Ryk-mediated Wnt repulsion regulates posterior-directed growth of corticospinal tract. Nature Neuroscience. 2005 Sept. 8(9):1151-9.  pdf icon [PDF]

                    pdf icon News & Views Article About Liu et al. 2006
                  • Yimin Zou.  Wnt signaling in axon guidance (review). Trends in Neuroscience. 2004. 27(9): 528-532.  pdf icon [PDF]
                  • Yimin Zou, Florian Engert and Huizhong W. Tao. The Assembly of Neural Circuits (Meeting Report). Neuron. 2004. 43(2):159-163.  pdf icon [PDF]
                  • Anna I. Lyuksyutova, Chin-Chun Lu, Nancy Milanesio, Leslie A. King, Nini Guo, Yanshu Wang, Jeremy Nathans, Marc Tessier-Lavigne and Yimin Zou.   Anterior-posterior guidance of commissural axons by Wnt-frizzled signaling. Science. 2003. 302:1984-1988.  pdf icon [PDF]

                    pdf icon News & Views Article About Lyuksyutova et al. 2003
                  • Elke Stein, Yimin Zou, Mu-ming Poo, and Marc Tessier-Lavigne.  Netrin-1 binds DCC to stimulate axon outgrowth and turning independent of adenosine A2B receptor activation. Science. 2001. 291 (5510):1976-82.  pdf icon [PDF]

                  • Yimin Zou, Esther Stoeckli, Hang Chen, and Marc Tessier-Lavigne.  Squeezing axons out of the gray matter: A role for slit and semaphorin proteins from midline and ventral spinal cord.  Cell. 2000. 102:363-375.  pdf icon [PDF]

                  • Hang Chen, Anil Bagri, Joel A. Zupicich, Yimin Zou, Esther Stoeckli, Samuel J. Pleasure, Daniel H. Lowenstein, William C. Skarnes, Alain Chedotal, and Marc Tessier-Lavigne.  Neuropilin-2 regulates the development of select cranial and sensory nerves and hippocampal mossy fiber projections.  Neuron. 2000 Jan. 25(1):43-56.  pdf icon [PDF]