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Current Issue Table of Contents: 15 November, 2022, Volume 38, Issue 11

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The choice of a female to accept or reject male courtship is a critical decision for animal reproduction. Serotonin (5-hydroxytryptamine) has been found to regulate sexual behavior in many species, but it is unclear how it functions to regulate different aspects of sexual behavior. Ma et al. revealed that serotonin signaling plays a critical positive role in modulating the receptivity of female Drosophila melanogaster. On the cover, serotonin molecules and a subset of serotoninergic neurons in the central brain serve as a bridge of magpies enable a female fly to mate with a courting male fly more easily on Chinese Valentine’s Day (also known as the Magpie Festival). See pages 1277–1291. (Cover designed by Baoxu Ma, Rencong Wang, and Li-Chuang Studio).


Shumin Duan

Ru-Rong Ji

Editorial Board


Brain-Computer Interfaces in Disorders of Consciousness
Qiheng He1,4 • Jianghong He1 • Yi Yang1,2,3,4 • Jizong Zhao1,4 [SpringerLink]

Volumetric Imaging of Neural Activity by Light Field Microscopy
Lu Bai1,2 • Zhenkun Zhang1,2 • Lichen Ye1 • Lin Cong1 • Yuchen Zhao1,2 • Tianlei Zhang1,2 • Ziqi Shi1,2 • Kai Wang1,2,3 [SpringerLink]

Non-hallucinogenic Psychedelic Analog Design: A Promising Direction for Depression Treatment
Ya‑Nan Yin1 • Tian‑Ming Gao1 [SpringerLink]

Specialized Microglia Resolve Neuropathic Pain in the Spinal Cord
Jing Yang1 • Shulan Xie1 • Shengmei Zhu1 • Zhen‑Zhong Xu1,2 [SpringerLink]

Combining Multiple Factors to Predict Alzheimer’s Disease
Xiao-Lin Gao1,2 • Jun Wang1,2 • Yan-Jiang Wang1,2,3,4,5 • Xian-Le Bu1,2,3 [SpringerLink]

Targeting the Cuneiform Nucleus in Parkinson’s Disease: Option to Improve Locomotor Activity
Wei Cui1 • Bao Xue1 • Junxia Xie2 • Huamin Xu1,2 [SpringerLink]

Time to Reconsider Routine Timely Anti-epileptic Medication: Raising Hope with a “Smart” Nanoengineered System
Yingying Tang1 • Jianan Quan1 • Weijie Zhou1 • Haoliang Zhou1 [SpringerLink]

Transcription Factor MAFA Regulates Mechanical Sensation by Modulating Piezo2 Expression
Chang-ming Wang1 • Dustin P. Green2 • Xinzhong Dong3,4,5,6 [SpringerLink]


Getting a Sense of ATP in Real Time
Anthony D. Umpierre1 • Koichiro Haruwaka1 • Long-Jun Wu1,2,3 [SpringerLink]

Fundamental Neurocircuit of Anti-inflammatory Effect by Electroacupuncture Stimulation Identified
Jiayu Hu1,2,3 • Wanye Hu1,2,3 • Lusheng Tang3 • Ying Wang2 [SpringerLink]

White Matter “Matters” in Alzheimer’s Disease
Man-Yu Xu1,2 • Zhi-Qiang Xu1,2 • Yan-Jiang Wang1,2,3 [SpringerLink]

Loss of C9orf72 in Microglia Drives Neuronal Injury by Enhancing Synaptic Pruning in Aged and Alzheimer’s Disease Mice
Mengmeng Wang1,2 • Yuanyuan Jiang1,2 • Zhihui Huang1,2 [SpringerLink]

Do Systemic Infections Contribute to the Pathogenesis of Dementia?
Keenan Sterling1 • Mengen Xing2 • Weihong Song2,3 [SpringerLink]

Hemispheric Specialization of the Primate Inferior Parietal Lobule
Sam Vickery1,2 • Simon B Eickhoff1,2 • Patrick Friedrich1 [SpringerLink]

A Specific Peptide Vaccine Against IDH1(R132H) Glioma
Yuqian Huang1,2 • Yongjie Wang1,2 • Zhihui Huang1,2 [SpringerLink]

Pathway Matters: Prefrontal Control of Negative Emotions via Distinct Downstream Regions
Junqiang Zheng1,2 • Na Liu1,2 • Han Xu1,2 [SpringerLink]

A Breakthrough in Understanding the Rapid Antidepressant Effect of Ketamine Based on Structural AnalysisRui Duan1
Hongmei Liu1 • Xiaohui Wu1 • Jun Chen1,3 • Yiru Fang1,2,3 [SpringerLink]

Microglial SIRPα Deletion Facilitates Synapse Loss in Preclinical Models of Neurodegeneration
Chongyun Wu1 • Luodan Yang2 • Hannah Youngblood3 • Timon Cheng-Yi Liu1 • Rui Duan1 [SpringerLink]

Astrocyte-derived ATP: A New Etiological Factor for Autism Spectrum Disorder
Jie Li1 • Patrizia Rubini1,2 • Yong Tang1,2 • Peter Illes1,2,3 [SpringerLink]

Rejuvenating the Immune System: Insights for Anti-Neurodegeneration Strategies
Jie Liu1,2 • Yan-Jiang Wang1,2,3 [SpringerLink]


Induced Dopaminergic Neurons for Parkinson’s Disease Therapy: Targeting the Striatum or Midbrain/Substantia Nigra Pars Compacta?
Huadong Xu1 • Xu Cheng1 • Qian Song2,3 • Yuxin Yang1,4 • Changhe Wang1,2,3 • Xinjiang Kang1,4 [SpringerLink]

Expanding Views of Mitochondria in Parkinson’s Disease: Focusing on PINK1 and GBA1 Mutations
Yu Yuan1 • Xizhen Ma1 • Ning Song1 • Junxia Xie1 [SpringerLink]

The Mechanism for Allocating Limited Working Memory Resources in Multitasking
Lu Gan1 • Jinglong Wu1 • Ji Dai2,3,4 • Shintaro Funahashi1 [SpringerLink]

Molecular Sensors of Temperature, Pressure, and Pain with Special Focus on TRPV1, TRPM8, and PIEZO2 Ion Channels
Ru-Rong Ji1,2 • Seok-Yong Lee3 [SpringerLink]

Residual Recurrence Risk of Ischemic Cerebrovascular Events: Elements and Implications
Jiejie Li • Zixiao Li • Tian-jie Lyu • Si Cheng • Yuehua Pu • Yongjun Wang [SpringerLink]

Magnetic Resonance Imaging-Guided and Navigated Individualized Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation for Cognitive Impairment in Schizophrenia
Xu-Sha Wu • Tian-Cai Yan • Xian-Yang Wang • Yang Cao • Xiao-Fan Liu • Yu-Fei Fu • Lin Wu • Yin-Chuan Jin • Hong Yin • Long-Biao Cui [SpringerLink]

MYRF: A Mysterious Membrane-bound Transcription Factor Involved in Myelin Development and Human Diseases
Hao Huang • Fang Zhou • Shiyou Zhou • Mengsheng Qiu [SpringerLink]

Compensation for Neurodegeneration by Hippocampal Neurogenesis in Alzheimer’s Disease: Where is the way?
Jie Zheng • Yawen Li [SpringerLink]

Conditional Genome Editing in the Mammalian Brain Using CRISPR-Cas9
Haojie Sun • Jie Zheng • Ming Yi • You Wan [SpringerLink]

Impaired ATP Release from Brain Astrocytes May be a Cause of Major Depression
Peter Illes • Patrizia Rubini • Haiyan Yin • Yong Tang [SpringerLink]


The Risk and Prevention of Novel Coronavirus Pneumonia Infections Among Inpatients in Psychiatric Hospitals
Yuncheng Zhu • Liangliang Chen • Haifeng Ji • Maomao Xi • Yiru Fang • Yi Li [SpringerLink]

Expert Consensus on the Care and Management of Patients with Cognitive Impairment in China
Academy of Cognitive Disorders of China (ACDC) • Yuliang Han • Jianjun Jia • Xia Li • Yang Lv • Xuan Sun • Shanshan Wang • Yongjun Wang • Zhiwen Wang • Jintao Zhang • Jiong Zhou & Yuying Zhou [SpringerLink]

An Overview of the Expert Consensus on the Prevention and Treatment of Gaming Disorder in China (2019 Edition)
Yu-Tao Xiang • Yu Jin • Ling Zhang • Lu Li • Gabor S. Ungvari • Chee H. Ng • Min Zhao & Wei Hao [SpringerLink]

Perspective on Etiology and Treatment of Bipolar Disorders in China: Clinical Implications and Future Directions
Zuowei Wang • Chen Jun • Keming Gao • Haichen Yang • Yiru Fang [SpringerLink]

Standardized Operational Protocol for Human Brain Banking in China
Wenying Qiu • Hanlin Zhang • Aimin Bao • Keqing Zhu • Yue Huang • Xiaoxin Yan • Jing Zhang • Chunjiu Zhong • Yong Shen • Jiangning Zhou • Xiaoying Zheng • Liwei Zhang • Yousheng Shu • Beisha Tang • Zhenxin Zhang • Gang Wang • Ren Zhou • Bing Sun • Changlin Gong • Shumin Duan & Chao Ma [SpringerLink]

Impaired Hypothalamic Regulation of Sympathetic Outflow in Primary Hypertension
Jing-Jing Zhou • Hui-Jie Ma • Jian-Ying Shao • Hui-Lin Pan • De-Pei Li [SpringerLink]

The Risk and Prevention of Novel Coronavirus Pneumonia Infections Among Inpatients in Psychiatric Hospitals
Yuncheng Zhu 1 • Liangliang Chen 2 • Haifeng Ji 2 • Maomao Xi 3 • Yiru Fang 1,5,6 • Yi Li 4 [SpringerLink]

An Overview of Autism Spectrum Disorder, Heterogeneity and Treatment Options OPEN ACCESS
Anne Masi1 • Marilena M. DeMayo1 • Nicholas Glozier1 • Adam J. Guastella1 [SpringerLink]

Pharmacological Modulation of Vagal Nerve Activity in Cardiovascular Diseases
Longzhu Liu • Ming Zhao • Xiaojiang Yu • Weijin Zang* [SpringerLink]

Gene Editing to the Rescue: Reversal of Social Deficits Associated with MECP2 Duplication
Zi-Xian Yu 1,2,3 • Dan-Yang Wang 1,2,3 • Xiao-Hong Xu 1,3 [SpringerLink]

Regulation of Pain and Itch by TRP Channels
Carlene Moore1 • Rupali Gupta1 • Sven-Eric Jordt2 • Yong Chen1,* • Wolfgang B. Liedtke1,2,* [SpringerLink]

Spinal Circuits Transmitting Mechanical Pain and Itch
Bo Duan1,* • Longzhen Cheng2,* • Qiufu Ma3,* [SpringerLink]


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