Selected Publications (for a complete list of publications and citations, see Dr. Haijiang Cai's Google Scholar page)


Central amygdala PKC-[delta]+ neurons mediate the influence of multiple anorexigenic signals
H Cai, W Haubensak, TE Anthony, DJ Anderson
Nature neuroscience 17 (9), 1240-1248

Research highlights and major media coverage
Nature Reviews Neuroscience: Putting a stop to feeding
The New York Times: A mouse switch turns off appetite
BBC News: Brain cells can suppress appetite, study in mice shows
Los Angeles Times: To induce weight loss, which neurons switch satiety on and off?
YAHOO! Health: Appetite might have an on-off switch
HHMI Bulletin (2015 Winter): Appetite Control
Nature Asia: A brake on feeding
Nature Neuroscience Press Release: A brake on feeding
The Brain & Behavior Research Foundation Discoveries: Foundation-funded study offers new insight for development of treatments for eating disorders
Pasadena Now: Caltech scientists discover neurons that inhibit appetite
CBS (TV): 5 PM News Health Watch, July 30, 2014
Science Update (Radio): Feeding neurons
MercoPress: US scientists discover hub of brain cells, in mice, that controls the desire to eat

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Genetic dissection of an amygdala microcircuit that gates conditioned fear
W Haubensak, PS Kunwar*, H Cai*, S Ciocchi*, NR Wall, R Ponnusamy, J Biag, HW Dong, K Deisseroth, EM Callaway, MS Fanselow, A Lüthi, DJ Anderson. *equal contribution.
Nature 468 (7321), 270-276

Research highlights and major media coverage
Nature Reviews Neuroscience: Fear: A frightful circuit
The Scientist: How fear flows through the mind
Science Daily: Delicate balance in the brain controls fear
Caltech Press Release: Caltech scientists describe the delicate balance in the brain that controls fear


Complexin II plays a positive role in Ca2+-triggered exocytosis by facilitating vesicle priming
H Cai, K Reim, F Varoqueaux, S Tapechum, K Hill, JB Sørensen, N Brose, RH Chow
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 105 (49), 19538

Other Peer Reviewed Publications

2015. Ventromedial hypothalamic neurons control a defensive emotion state
PS Kunwar, M Zelikowsky, R Remedios, H Cai, M Yilmaz, M Meister, DJ Anderson

eLife 4, e06633

2013. Complexin facilitates exocytosis and synchronizes vesicle release in two secretory model systems
MY Lin, JG Rohan, H Cai, K Reim, CP Ko, RH Chow
The Journal of physiology 591 (10), 2463-2473
2009. Chronic nicotine selectively enhances α4β2* nicotinic acetylcholine receptors in the nigrostriatal dopamine pathway
C Xiao, R Nashmi, S McKinney, H Cai, JM McIntosh, HA Lester
The Journal of Neuroscience 29 (40), 12428
2007. Mouse adrenal chromaffin cell isolation
A Kolski-Andreaco, H Cai, DS Currle, KG Chandy, RH Chow
Journal of visualized experiments: JoVE
2006. Mechanisms of peptide hormone secretion
DJ Michael, H Cai, W Xiong, J Ouyang, RH Chow
Trends in Endocrinology & Metabolism 17 (10), 408-415
2003. Activation of delta opioid receptors induces receptor insertion and neuropeptide secretion
L Bao, SX Jin, C Zhang, LH Wang, ZZ Xu, FX Zhang, LC Wang, FS Ning, HJ Cai,
JS Guan, HS Xiao, ZD Xu, C He, T Hökfelt, Z Zhou, X Zhang
Neuron 37 (1), 121-133
2002. Peripheral axotomy induces only very limited sprouting of coarse myelinated afferents into inner lamina II of rat spinal cord
L Bao, HF Wang, HJ Cai, YG Tong, SX Jin, YJ Lu, G Grant, T HoÈkfelt, X Zhang
European Journal of Neuroscience 16 (2), 175-185