Scientific Illustrations

These are the scientific illustrations I designed for my publications.

  • Bao H#, Asrican B#, Li W#, Gu B, Wen Z, Lim S, Haniff I, Ramakrishnan C, Deisseroth K, Philpot B, Song J*. Long-range GABAergic inputs regulate neural stem cell quiescence and control adult hippocampal neurogenesis. Cell Stem Cell. 2017 (# Co-first authors, Cover featured article, Recommended by F1000, Best of 2017 Cell Stem Cell)
Bao 2017 Graphical abstract
Bao et al. demonstrate that long-range GABAergic projections from the medial septum control adult hippocampal neurogenesis through depolarizing GABA signaling onto local PV interneurons. Functionally, these long-range inputs are required for maintaining NSC quiescence and ablating them depletes the NSC pool and impairs neurogenesis.
  •  Yeh CY#, Asrican B#, Moss J, Quintanilla LJ, He T, Mao X, Cassé F, Gebara E, Bao H, Lu W, Toni N, Song J*. Mossy Cells Control Adult Neural Stem Cell Quiescence and Maintenance through a Dynamic Balance between Direct and Indirect Pathways. Neurons. 2018 (Featured article, issue highlights)
Yeh graphic abstract Neuron2018
Yeh et al. demonstrate that mossy cells regulate adult NSCs through direct glutamatergic and indirect GABAergic pathways. Functionally, mossy cells at various activity states control NSC quiescence and maintenance through a dynamic balance of glutamatergic and GABAergic signaling onto NSCs.
  • Bao H, Song J*. Treating Brain Disorders by Targeting Adult Neural Stem Cells. Trends Mol Med. 2018 (Cover featured article, Invited review)
Key Properties of Adult Hippocampal Neural Stem Cells (NSCs).
Efferent neuronal circuity of hippocampus.
  • Asrican B#, Wooten J#, Yeh C, Zhang F, Bao H, Quintanilla L, Luo Y, Wander C, Olsen R, Lim SA, Jin P, Song J*. Neuropeptides modulate local astrocytes to regulate adult hippocampal neural stem cells and neurogenesis. Neuron. 2022

    Asrican, Josh_CCK_model2019
    Asrican et al. highlight the critical role of endogenous CCK in regulating rNSCs and hippocampal neurogenesis via distinct states of the local astrocytes base on the niche CCK level. These findings have broad implications in neuropathological conditions associated with neuroinflammation.

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