Selected Recent Publications

Yan L, Smale L, Nunez AA. Circadian and photic modulation of daily rhythms in diurnal mammals. Eur J Neurosci. 2020 Jan;51(1):551-566 [PDF]

Yan L, Lonstein JS, Nunez AA. Light as a modulator of emotion and cognition: Lessons learned from studying a diurnal rodent. Horm Behav. 2019 May 111:78-86 [PDF]

Soler JE, Stumpfig M, Tang YP, Robison AJ, Núñez AA, Yan L. Daytime Light Intensity Modulates Spatial Learning and Hippocampal Plasticity in Female Nile Grass Rats (Arvicanthis niloticus). Neuroscience. 2019 April 404:175-183.

Adidharma W, Deats SP, Ikeno T, Lipton JW, Lonstein JS, Yan L. Orexinergic modulation of serotonin neurons in the dorsal raphe of a diurnal rodent, Arvicanthis niloticus. Horm Behav. 2019 Nov 116:104584

Lonstein JS, Linning-Duffy K, Yan L. Low Daytime Light Intensity Disrupts Male Copulatory Behavior, and Upregulates Medial Preoptic Area Steroid Hormone and Dopamine Receptor Expression, in a Diurnal Rodent Model of Seasonal Affective Disorder. Front Behav Neurosci. 2019 Apr 12;13:72. eCollection 2019

Soler JE, Robison AJ, Núñez AA, Yan L. Light modulates hippocampal function and spatial learning in a diurnal rodent species: A study using male nile grass rat (Arvicanthis niloticus). Hippocampus. 28(3):189-200. (2018) [PDF]

Nunez AA, Yan L, Smale L. The Cost of Activity during the Rest Phase: Animal Models and Theoretical Perspectives. Front Endocrinol (Lausanne). 9:72 (2018).

Yan L, Smale L, Nunez AA. Neuroendocrine Mechanisms of Circadian Rhythms in Diurnal Species. Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Neuroscience. Subject: Neuroendocrine and Autonomic Systems (2018).

Ikeno T, Yan L. A comparison of the orexin receptor distribution in the brain between diurnal Nile grass rats (Arvicanthis niloticus) and nocturnal mice (Mus musculus). Brain Res. 1690:89-95 (2018).

Langel J, Ikeno T, Yan L, Nunez AA, Smale L. Distributions of GABAergic and glutamatergic neurons in the brains of a diurnal and nocturnal rodent. Brain Res. 1700:152-159 (2018).

Ikeno T, Yan L. Chronic Light Exposure in the Middle of the Night Disturbs the Circadian System and Emotional Regulation. J Biol Rhythms. 31: 452-64 (2016).

Ikeno T, Deats SP, ^Soler J, Lonstein JS, Yan L. Decreased daytime illumination leads to anxiety-like behaviors and HPA axis dysregulation in the diurnal grass rat (Arvicanthis niloticus). Behav Brain Res. 300:77-84 (2016)

Yan L, Silver R. Neuroendocrine underpinnings of sex differences in circadian timing systems. J Steroid Biochem Mol Biol. 160: 118-26 (2016). Review. PMID: 26472554

Deats SP, Adidharma W, Yan L. Hypothalamic dopaminergic neurons in an animal model of seasonal affective disorder. Neurosci Lett. 602:17-21 (2015). PMID: 261168212.

Deats SP, Adidharma W, Lonstein JS, Yan L. Attenuated orexinergic signaling underlies depression-like responses induced by daytime light deficiency. Neuroscience. 272:252-60 (2014).[PDF]

Leach G, Adidharma W, Yan L. Depression-like responses induced by daytime light deficiency in the diurnal grass rat (Arvicanthis niloticus). PLoS ONE, 8(2):e57115 (2013).[PDF]

Leach G, Ramanathan C, Langel J, Yan L. Responses of brain and behavior to changing day-lengths in the diurnal grass rat (Arvicanthis niloticus). Neuroscience 234:31-9 (2013). [PDF]

Adidharma W, Leach G, Yan L. Orexinergic signaling mediates light-induced neuronal activation in the dorsal raphe nucleus. Neuroscience. 220: 201-7 (2012). [PDF]

Kott J, Leach G, Yan L. Direction-dependent effects of chronic “jet-lag” on hippocampal neurogenesis. Neurosci Lett. 515:177-80 (2012). [PDF]

Yan L. Structural and functional changes in the suprachiasmatic nucleus following chronic circadian rhythm perturbation. Neuroscience, 2011, 183: 99-107. [PDF]

Shuboni D, Yan L. Nighttime dim light exposure alters the responses of the circadian system. Neuroscience. 2010 Nov 10;170(4):1172-8. [PDF]

Yan L. Expression of clock genes in the suprachiasmatic nucleus: effect of environmental lighting conditions. Rev Endocr Metab Disord. 2009;10(4):301-10.[PDF]

Ramanathan C, Campbell A, Tomczak A, Nunez AA, Smale L, Yan L. Compartmentalized expression of light-induced clock genes in the suprachiasmatic nucleus of the diurnal grass rat (Arvicanthis niloticus). Neuroscience. 2009 Jul 21;161(4):960-9. [PDF]

A full list of publications can be found under Curriculum Vitae.