1. Cue-independent memory impairment by reactivation-coupled interference in human declarative memory.

    Cognition 155:125 (2016) PMID 27389345

    Memory is a dynamic process. While memory becomes increasingly resistant to interference after consolidation, a brief reactivation renders it unstable again. Previous studies have shown that interference, when applied upon reactivation, impairs the consolidated memory, presumably by disrupting t...
  2. Serotonin transporter polymorphism alters citalopram effects on human pain responses to physical pain.

    NeuroImage 135:186 (2016) PMID 27132044

    Humans exhibit substantial inter-individual differences in pain perception, which contributes to variability in analgesic efficacy. Individual differences in pain sensitivity have been linked with variation in the serotonin transporter gene (5-HTTLPR), and selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors...
  3. Observation of Organic Molecules at the Aerosol Surface.

    The Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters 7(12):2294 (2016) PMID 27249662

    Organic molecules at the gas-particle interface of atmospheric aerosols influence the heterogeneous chemistry of the aerosol and impact climate properties. The ability to probe the molecules at the aerosol particle surface in situ therefore is important but has been proven challenging. We report...
  4. The Unique Dopamine/Ecdysteroid Receptor Modulates Ethanol-Induced Sedation in Drosophila.

    Journal of Neuroscience 36(16):4647 (2016) PMID 27098705 PMCID PMC4837687

    Steroids profoundly influence behavioral responses to alcohol by activating canonical nuclear hormone receptors and exerting allosteric effects on ion channels. Accumulating evidence has demonstrated that steroids can also trigger biological effects by directly binding G-protein-coupled receptor...
  5. High-Magnetization FeCo Nanochains with Ultrathin Interfacial Gaps for Broadband Electromagnetic Wave Absorption at Gigahertz.

    ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces 8(5):3494 (2016) PMID 26775668

    Superparamagnetic FeCo nanochains consisting of assembled ∼25 nm nanoparticles and ∼1 nm gaps are synthesized by facial wet-chemical route and exhibit significant electromagnetic absorption at gigahertz. Both the dielectric and magnetic loss factors present dual-resonance behaviors at 2-18 GHz f...
  6. Multiple-phase carbon-coated FeSn2/Sn nanocomposites for high-frequency microwave absorption

    Carbon 96:972 (2016)

    Rapid expansion in microelectronic devices has prompted increasing research efforts in development of high-frequency electromagnetic wave absorption materials. Multiple-phase FeSn2/Sn/Graphite core–shell nanoparticles synthesized by an arc-discharge method, with controllable components...
  7. Synaptic P-Rex1 signaling regulates hippocampal long-term depression and autism-like social behavior.

    PNAS 112(50):E6964 (2015) PMID 26621702 PMCID PMC4687539

    Autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) are a group of highly inheritable mental disorders associated with synaptic dysfunction, but the underlying cellular and molecular mechanisms remain to be clarified. Here we report that autism in Chinese Han population is associated with genetic variations and co...
  8. Pied Piper of Neuroscience

    Cell 163(2):267 (2015)

  9. Stabilized phase detection of heterodyne sum frequency generation for interfacial studies.

    Optics Letters 40(19):4472 (2015) PMID 26421559

    We present a collinear-geometry heterodyne sum frequency generation (HD-SFG) method for interfacial studies. The HD detection is based on a collinear SFG configuration, in which picosecond visible and femtosecond IR beams are used to first produce a strong local oscillator and then to generate w...
  10. Interaction between oxytocin receptor polymorphism and interdependent culture values on human empathy.

    Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience 10(9):1273 (2015) PMID 25680993 PMCID PMC4560951

    Recent evidence suggests that the association between oxytocin receptor polymorphism (OXTR rs53576) and emotion-related behavioral/psychological tendencies differs between individuals from East Asian and Western cultures. What remains unresolved is which specific dimension of cultural orientatio...
  11. Observation of Ground- and Excited-State Charge Transfer at the C60/Graphene Interface.

    ACS Nano 9(7):7175 (2015) PMID 26072947

    We examine charge transfer interactions in the hybrid system of a film of C60 molecules deposited on single-layer graphene using Raman spectroscopy and Terahertz (THz) time-domain spectroscopy. In the absence of photoexcitation, we find that the C60 molecules in the deposited film act as electro...
  12. Pharmacokinetics of Maxing Shigan decoction in normal rats and RSV pneumonia model rats by HPLC-MS/MS.

    China Journal of Chinese Materia Medica 40(13):2649 (2015) PMID 26697694

    To establish a LC-MS/MS method to determine the concentrations of liquiritin, glycyrrhizin, glycyrrhetinic acid, amygdalin, amygdalin prunasin, ephedrine, pseudoephedrine and methylephedrine of Maxing Shigan decoction in rat plasma, and study the differences on their pharmacokinetic process in n...
  13. Solid state transformation of the crystalline monohydrate (CH3NH3)PbI3(H2O) to the (CH3NH3)PbI3 perovskite.

    Chemical Communications 51(56):11290 (2015) PMID 26083000

    Colorless crystals of (CH3NH3·H2O)PbI3 spontaneously lose water at 298 K which triggers a transformation to the black (CH3NH3)PbI3 perovskite in the solid state as a porous microcrystalline solid with nanoscale substructure, but the dihydrate (CH3NH3)4PbI6·2H2O) requires much more forcing condit...
  14. Allelic variation in 5-HTTLPR and the effects of citalopram on the emotional neural network.

    British Journal of Psychiatry 206(5):385 (2015) PMID 25745133

    Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs), such as citalopram, which selectively block serotonin transporter (5-HTT) activity, are widely used in the treatment of depression and anxiety disorders. Numerous neuroimaging studies have examined the effects of SSRIs on emotional processes. Howe...
  15. Oxytocin receptor gene and racial ingroup bias in empathy-related brain activity.

    NeuroImage 110:22 (2015) PMID 25637390

    The human brain responds more strongly to racial ingroup than outgroup individuals' pain. This racial ingroup bias varies across individuals and has been attributed to social experiences. What remains unknown is whether the racial ingroup bias in brain activity is associated with a genetic polym...
  16. Laser optomechanics.

    Scientific reports 5:13700 (2015) PMID 26333804 PMCID PMC4558576

    Cavity optomechanics explores the interaction between optical field and mechanical motion. So far, this interaction has relied on the detuning between a passive optical resonator and an external pump laser. Here, we report a new scheme with mutual coupling between a mechanical oscillator support...
  17. Observation of rapid exciton-exciton annihilation in monolayer molybdenum disulfide.

    Nano Letters 14(10):5625 (2014) PMID 25171389

    Monolayer MoS2 is a direct-gap two-dimensional semiconductor that exhibits strong electron-hole interactions, leading to the formation of stable excitons and trions. Here we report the existence of efficient exciton-exciton annihilation, a four-body interaction, in this material. Exciton-exciton...
  18. Label-free probe of HIV-1 TAT peptide binding to mimetic membranes.

    PNAS 111(35):12684 (2014) PMID 25136100 PMCID PMC4156756

    The transacting activator of transduction (TAT) protein plays a key role in the progression of AIDS. Studies have shown that a +8 charged sequence of amino acids in the protein, called the TAT peptide, enables the TAT protein to penetrate cell membranes. To probe mechanisms of binding and transl...
  19. Does self-construal predict activity in the social brain network? A genetic moderation effect.

    Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience 9(9):1360 (2014) PMID 24009354 PMCID PMC4158375

    Neural activity in the social brain network varies across individuals with different cultural traits and different genetic polymorphisms. It remains unknown whether a specific genetic polymorphism may influence the association between cultural traits and neural activity in the social brain netwo...
  20. 5-HTTLPR polymorphism modulates neural mechanisms of negative self-reflection.

    Cerebral Cortex 24(9):2421 (2014) PMID 23588187

    Cognitive distortion in depression is characterized by enhanced negative thoughts about both environment and oneself. Carriers of a risk allele for depression, that is, the short (s) allele of the serotonin transporter promoter polymorphism (5-HTTLPR), exhibit amygdala hyperresponsiveness to neg...