Selected Publications

Academic Article

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2022 Temporal transitions in the postembryonic nervous system of the nematode Caenorhabditis elegans: Recent insights and open questionsSeminars in Cell and Developmental Biology2022
2021 Temporal transitions in the post-mitotic nervous system of Caenorhabditis elegansNature.  600:93-99. 2021
2021 The field of neurogenetics: Where it stands and where it is going 2021
2021 The field of neurogenetics: Where it stands and where it is going 2021
2021 The prop1-like homeobox gene unc-42 specifies the identity of synaptically connected neuronseLife.  10. 2021
2020 Temporal transitions in post-mitotic neurons throughout the C. elegans nervous system 2020
2020 Temporal, Spatial, Sexual and Environmental Regulation of the Master Regulator of Sexual Differentiation in C. elegansCurrent Biology.  30:3604-3616.e3. 2020
2019 Knockdown of the histone di-methyltransferase G9a in nucleus accumbens shell decreases cocaine self-administration, stress-induced reinstatement, and anxietyNeuropsychopharmacology.  44:1370-1376. 2019
2018 An atlas of Caenorhabditis elegans chemoreceptor expressionPLoS Biology.  16. 2018
2017 Regulation of BAZ1A and nucleosome positioning in the nucleus accumbens in response to cocaineNeuroscience.  353:1-6. 2017
2016 Histone arginine methylation in cocaine action in the nucleus accumbens 2016
2016 Circuit-wide Transcriptional Profiling Reveals Brain Region-Specific Gene Networks Regulating Depression SusceptibilityNeuron.  90:969-983. 2016
2016 BAZ1B in nucleus accumbens regulates reward-related behaviors in response to distinct emotional stimuli 2016
2016 Bidirectional Synaptic Structural Plasticity after Chronic Cocaine Administration Occurs through Rap1 Small GTPase SignalingNeuron.  89:566-582. 2016
2015 ACF chromatin-remodeling complex mediates stress-induced depressive-like behaviorNature Medicine.  21:1146-1153. 2015
2015 Dishevelled-2 regulates cocaine-induced structural plasticity and Rac1 activity in the nucleus accumbensNeuroscience Letters.  598:23-28. 2015
2015 Epigenetic basis of opiate suppression of Bdnf gene expression in the ventral tegmental areaNature Neuroscience.  18:415-425. 2015
2014 β-catenin mediates stress resilience through Dicer1/microRNA regulationNature.  516:S1-S5. 2014
2014 Analytical tools and current challenges in the modern era of neuroepigenomicsNature Neuroscience.  17:1476-1490. 2014
2014 Essential role of poly(ADP-ribosyl)ation in cocaine action 2014
2014 ΔfosB induction in prefrontal cortex by antipsychotic drugs is associated with negative behavioral outcomesNeuropsychopharmacology.  39:538-544. 2014
2014 Fluoxetine epigenetically alters the CaMKII promoter in nucleus accumbens to regulate δfosb binding and antidepressant effectsNeuropsychopharmacology.  39:1178-1186. 2014
2014 G9a influences neuronal subtype specification in striatumNature Neuroscience.  17:533-539. 2014
2014 Locus-specific epigenetic remodeling controls addiction- and depression-related behaviorsNature Neuroscience.  17:1720-1727. 2014
2014 Stress and CRF gate neural activation of BDNF in the mesolimbic reward pathwayNature Neuroscience.  17:27-29. 2014
2013 Epigenetics of the depressed brain: Role of histone acetylation and methylationNeuropsychopharmacology.  38:124-137. 2013
2012 Morphine epigenomically regulates behavior through alterations in histone H3 lysine 9 dimethylation in the nucleus accumbens 2012
2012 BDNF is a negative modulator of morphine actionScience.  338:124-128. 2012
2012 Drug experience epigenetically primes Fosb gene inducibility in rat nucleus accumbens 2012
2012 Rac1 is essential in cocaine-induced structural plasticity of nucleus accumbens neuronsNature Neuroscience.  15:891-896. 2012
2012 Chronic atomoxetine treatment during adolescence decreases impulsive choice, but not impulsive action, in adult rats and alters markers of synaptic plasticity in the orbitofrontal cortexPsychopharmacology.  219:285-301. 2012
2011 A role for repressive histone methylation in cocaine-induced vulnerability to stressNeuron.  71:656-670. 2011
2011 Cocaine dynamically regulates heterochromatin and repetitive element unsilencing in nucleus accumbens 2011
2010 Cell type - Specific loss of BDNF signaling mimics optogenetic control of cocaine rewardScience.  330:385-390. 2010
2010 Yohimbine Increases Impulsivity Through Activation of cAMP Response Element Binding in the Orbitofrontal CortexBiological Psychiatry.  67:649-656. 2010

Full Name

  • HaoSheng Sun