Publications

(a). Research Papers

Ma, D.K.*, Li, Z., Lu A., Sun F.,Chen S., Rothe M., Menzel R., Sun F., Horvitz H.R*. Acyl-CoA-dehydrogenase drives heat adaptation by sequestering fatty acids. Cell (2015);161(5):1152-63. doi: 10.1016/j.cell.2015.04.026. Epub 2015 May 14.. *Corresponding authors [PDF]

Keller J., Ellieva A., Ma, D.K., Ju J., Nehk E., Konkel A., Falck J.R., Schunck W.H., Menzel R. CYP-13A12 of the nematode C. elegans is a PUFA-epoxygenase involved in behavioural response to reoxygenation. Biochemical Journal (2014) Nov 15;464(1):61-71. [PDF]

Ma, D.K., Rothe M., Zheng S., Bhatla N., Pender C.L., Menzel R., Horvitz H.R. Cytochrome P450 drives a HIF-regulated behavioral response to reoxygenation by C. elegans. Science (2013) Vol. 341 no. 6145 pp. 554-558. PMID: 23811225 [PDF]

Ma, D.K., Vozdek, R., Bhatla, N., Horvitz, H.R. CYSL-1 interacts with the O2-sensing hydroxylase EGL-9 to promote H2S-modulated hypoxia-induced behavioral plasticity in C. elegans. Neuron (2012) 73, 925-940. PMID: 22876258 [PDF]

Guo, J.U., Ma, D.K., Mo, H., Ball, M.P., Jang, M.H., Bonaguidi, M.A., Balazer, J.A., Eaves, H.L., Xie, B., Ford, E., Zhang, K., Ming, G.L., Gao, Y., Song, H. Neuronal activity modifies the DNA methylation landscape in the adult brain. Nature Neuroscience (2011) 14(10), 1345-51. PMID: 21874013 [PDF]

Ma, D.K., Jang, M.H., Guo, J.U., Flavell, R.A., Ming, G.L., Song, H-j. Neuronal activity-induced Gadd45b promotes epigenetic DNA demethylation and adult neurogenesis. Science (2009) 323(5917), 1074-7. PMID: 19119186 [PDF]

Ma, D.K., Ponnusamy, K, Song, M.R., Ming, G.L., Song, H-j. Molecular genetic analysis of FGFR1 signalling reveals distinct roles of MAPK and PLCgamma1 activation for self-renewal of adult neural stem cells. Molecular Brain (2009) 2(1), 16. PMID: 19505325 [PDF]

Ma, D.K., Chiang, C.H., Ponnusamy K, Ming, G.L., Song, H-j. G9a and Jhdm2a regulate embryonic stem cell fusion-induced reprogramming of adult neural stem cells. Stem Cells (2008) 26:2131-2141. PMID: 18535151 [PDF]

Duan, X., Chang, J.H., Ge, S., Faulkner, R.L., Kim, J.Y., Kitabatake, Y., Liu, X.B., Yang, C.H., Jordan, J.D., Ma, D.K., Liu, C.Y., Ganesan, S., Cheng, H.J., Ming, G.L., Lu, B, Song, H. DISC1 regulates integration of newly generated neurons in the adult brain. Cell. (2007) 130(6):1146-58. PMID: 17825401 [PDF]

(b). Reviews

Ma, D.K., Ringstad N. The neurobiology of sensing respiratory gases for the control of animal behavior. Frontiers in Biology. (2012) 7(3):246-253. PMID: 22876258 [PDF]

Ma, D.K., Marchetto M.C., Guo J.U., Ming G.L., Gage F.H., Song H. Epigenetic choreographers of neurogenesis in the adult mammalian brain. Nature Neuroscience (2010) 13(11):1338-44. PMID: 20975758 [PDF]

Ma, D.K., Kim, W, Ming, G.L., Song, H-j. Activity-dependent extrinsic regulation of adult hippocampal and olfactory bulb neurogenesis. Annals of New York Academy of Sciences (2009) 1170:664-73. PMID: 19686209 [PDF]

Ma, D.K., Bonaguidi, M., Ming, G.L., Song, H-j. Adult neural stem cells in the mammalian central nervous system. Cell Research (2009) 19(6):672-82. PMID: 19436263 [PDF]

Ma, D.K., Guo, J.U., Ming, G.L., Song, H-j. DNA excision repair proteins and Gadd45 as molecular players for active DNA demethylation. Cell Cycle (2009) 19(6):672-82. PMID: 19377292 [PDF]

Ma, D.K., Ming, G-l., and Song, H-j. Glial influences on neural stem cell development: cellular niches for adult neurogenesis. Current Opinion in Neurobiology (2005) 15:514-20. PMID: 16144763 [PDF]