Selected Publications

Academic Article

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2017 A small-molecule TrkB ligand restores hippocampal synaptic plasticity and object location memory in Rett syndrome miceDisease Models & Mechanisms.  10:837-845. 2017
2016 Excitatory synapses are stronger in the hippocampus of Rett syndrome mice due to altered synaptic trafficking of AMPA-type glutamate receptorsProceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.  113:E1575-E1584. 2016
2015 Excitation/inhibition imbalance and impaired synaptic inhibition in hippocampal area CA3 of Mecp2 knockout miceHippocampus.  25:159-168. 2015
2014 BDNF deregulation in Rett syndromeNeuropharmacology.  76:737-746. 2014
2013 Hyperforin modulates dendritic spine morphology in hippocampal pyramidal neurons by activating Ca2+-permeable TRPC6 channelsHippocampus.  23:40-52. 2013
2013 Identification of a functionally distinct truncated BDNF mRNA splice variant and protein in Trachemys scripta elegans.PLoS ONE.  8:e67141. 2013
2013 Recent progress in Rett syndrome and MECP2 dysfunction: Assessment of potential treatment optionsFuture Neurology.  8:21-28. 2013
2012 Activity-dependent BDNF release and TRPC signaling is impaired in hippocampal neurons of Mecp2 mutant miceProceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.  109:17087-17092. 2012
2012 Rapid enrichment of presynaptic protein in boutons undergoing classical conditioning is mediated by brain-derived neurotrophic factor.Neuroscience.  203:50-58. 2012
2012 Beyond Widespread Mecp2 Deletions to Model Rett Syndrome: Conditional Spatio-Temporal Knockout, Single-Point Mutations and Transgenic Rescue Mice.Autism - Open Access.  2012:5. 2012
2011 Transsynaptic EphB/Ephrin-B signaling regulates growth of presynaptic boutons required for classical conditioning.Journal of Neuroscience.  31:8441-8449. 2011
2009 Cleavage of proBDNF to BDNF by a Tolloid-Like Metalloproteinase Is Required for Acquisition of In Vitro Eyeblink Classical ConditioningJournal of Neuroscience.  29:14956-14964. 2009
2009 BDNF-induced synaptic delivery of AMPAR subunits is differentially dependent on NMDA receptors and requires ERKNeurobiology of Learning and Memory.  91:243-249. 2009
2008 Coordinate action of pre- and postsynaptic brain-derived neurotrophic factor is required for AMPAR trafficking and acquisition of in vitro classical conditioningNeuroscience.  155:686-697. 2008

Education And Training

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Biomedical Sciences, University of South Dakota 2010
  • Full Name

  • Wei Li