Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Minghong Ma Lab

Selected Publications

Schreck MR*, Zhuang L, Janke E, Moberly AH, Bhattarai JP, Gottfried JA, Wesson DW, Ma M*State-dependent olfactory processing in freely behaving mice. Cell Reports, 38:110450. doi: 10.1016/j.celrep.2022.110450, 2022.  

Zhang Y-F, Vargas Cifuentes L†, Wright KN†, Bhattarai JP†, Mohrhardt J†, Fleck D†, Janke E, Jiang C, Cranfill SL, Goldstein N, Schreck M, Moberly AH, Yiqun Yu Y, Arenkiel BR, Betley JN, Wenqin Luo W, Stegmaier J, Wesson DW*, Spehr M*, Fuccillo V*, Ma M*. Ventral striatal Islands of Calleja neurons control grooming in mice. Nature Neurosci, 24:1699-1710. 2021.

Bhattarai JP*, Schreck M, Moberly AH, Luo W, Ma M*Aversive learning increases release probability of olfactory sensory neurons. Curr Biol, 30:31-41, 2020. 

Moberly AH*, Schreck M, Bhattarai JP, Zweifel LS, Luo W, Ma M*Olfactory inputs modulate respiration-related rhythmic activity in the prefrontal cortex and freezing behavior. Nat Commun 9: 1528, 2018. 

Yu Y†*, Moberly AH†, Bhattarai JP, Duan C, Zheng Q, Li F, Huang H, Olson W, Luo W, Wen T, Yu H, Ma M*The stem cell marker Lgr5 defines a subset of postmitotic neurons in the olfactory bulb. J Neurosci 37(39): 9403-9414, 2017.

de March CA†, Yu Y†, Ni MJ, Adipietro KA, Matsunami H*, Ma M*, Golebiowski J*Conserved residues control activation of mammalian G Protein-coupled odorant receptors. J Am Chem Soc 137: 8611-8616, 2015. 

Yu Y†, de March CA†, Ni MJ, Adipietro KA, Golebiowski J*, Matsunami H*, Ma M* Responsiveness of G protein-coupled odorant receptors is partially attributed to the activation mechanism. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA 112: 14966-14971, 2015.

Challis RC, Tian H, Wang J, He J, Jiang J, Chen X, Yin W, Connelly T, Ma L, Yu CR, Pluznick JL, Storm DR, Huang L, Zhao K, Ma M*An olfactory cilia pattern in the mammalian nose ensures high sensitivity to odors. Curr Biol 25: 2503-2512, 2015. Notes: Commented by Wall CM and Zhao H (2015) Sensory Biology: Novel Peripheral Organization for Better Smell. Curr Biol. 25:R833-6.

Connelly T†, Yu Y†, Grosmaitre X, Wang J, Santarelli LC, Savigner A, Qiao X, Wang Z, Storm DR, Ma M*G Protein-coupled odorant receptors underlie mechanosensitivity in mammalian olfactory sensory neurons. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA 112: 590-5, 2015. 

Jiang Y†, Li YR†, Tian H, Ma M*, Matsunami H*Muscarinic acetylcholine receptor M3 modulates odorant receptor activity via inhibition of β-Arrestin-2 recruitment. Nature Commun 6: 6448 (1-15), 2015.

Lee AC, He J and Ma M*Olfactory Marker Protein Is Critical for Functional Maturation of Olfactory Sensory Neurons and Development of Mother Preference. J Neurosci 31: 2974–2982, 2011.

Tan J, Savigner A, Ma M and Luo M*Odor information processing by the olfactory bulb analyzed in gene-targeted mice. Neuron 65: 912-926, 2010.

Grosmaitre X, Fuss SH, Lee AC, Adipietro KA, Matsunami H, Mombaerts P and Ma M*SR1, a mouse odorant receptor with an unusually broad response profile. J Neurosci 29: 14545-14552, 2009.

Grosmaitre X, Santarelli LC, Tan J, Luo M and Ma M*Dual functions of mammalian olfactory sensory neurons as odor detectors and mechanical sensors. Nature Neurosci 10: 348-354, 2007. Notes: Featured in Research Highlights in Nature (March 1, 2007), 446:5.

Grosmaitre X, Vassalli A, Mombaerts P, Shepherd GM and Ma M*Odorant responses of olfactory sensory neurons expressing the odorant receptor MOR23: a patch clamp analysis in gene-targeted mice. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA 103: 1970-1975, 2006. Notes: Featured in “In This Issue” by PNAS.

Notes: †equal contribution and *corresponding authors.

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