Yajun Xie

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Neurons critically depend on the long-distance transport of mitochondria. Motor proteins kinesin and dynein control anterograde and retrograde mitochondrial transport, respectively in axons. The regulatory molecules that link them to mitochondria need to be better characterized. Nuclear distribution (Nud) family proteins LIS1, Ndel1 and NudCL are critical(More)
Leucine-rich glioma inactivated 1 (LGI1) is a secreted protein that interacts with ADAM transmembrane proteins, and its mutations are linked to human epilepsy. The function of LGI1 in CNS development remains undefined. Here, we report novel functions of LGI1 in the generation of cerebellar granule precursors (CGPs) and differentiation of radial glial cells(More)
BACKGROUND PICK1 (protein interacting with C-kinase 1) is a PKC (protein kinase C)-binding protein, which is essential for synaptic plasticity. The trafficking of PKCα-PICK1 complex to plasma membrane is critical for the internalization of GluR2 and induction of long-term depression. ICA69 (islet cell autoantigen 69 kDa) is identified as a major binding(More)
Protein Numb, first identified as a cell-fate determinant in Drosophila, has been shown to promote the development of neurites in mammals and to be cotransported with endocytic receptors in clathrin-coated vesicles in vitro. Nevertheless, its function in mature neurons has not yet been elucidated. Here we show that cerebellar Purkinje cells (PCs) express(More)
BACKGROUND Depolarization-induced suppression of excitation (DSE) at parallel fiber-Purkinje cell synapse is an endocannabinoid-mediated short-term retrograde plasticity. Intracellular Ca(2+) elevation is critical for the endocannabinoid production and DSE. Nevertheless, how elevated Ca(2+) leads to DSE is unclear. METHODOLOGY/PRINCIPAL FINDINGS We(More)
Oligodendrocytes are generated by the differentiation and maturation of oligodendrocyte precursor cells (OPCs). The failure of OPC differentiation is a major cause of demyelinating diseases; thus, identifying the molecular mechanisms that affect OPC differentiation is critical for understanding the myelination process and repairing after demyelination.(More)
Excessive extracellular glutamate leads to neuronal death in central nervous system. Excitatory glutamate transporter subtype 2 (GLT-1) carries bulk of glutamate reuptake in cerebral ischemia. Although GLT-1 expression fluctuates during the period of ischemia, little is known about its regulatory mechanism. Here we show an up-regulation of GLT-1 via(More)
In this paper, we extend the relaxed positive-definite and skew-Hermitian splitting preconditioner (RPSS) for generalized saddle-point problems in [J.-L. Zhang, C.-Q. Gu and K. Zhang, Appl. Math. Comput. 249(2014)468-479] by introducing an additional parameter. The spectral properties of the presented new preconditioned matrix for generalized saddle-point(More)