Affiliation: Michigan State University
Soler J, Stumpfig M, Tang Y, ROBISON A, Nunez A, Yan L. Daytime Light Intensity Modulates Spatial Learning and Hippocampal Plasticity in Female Nile Grass Rats (Arvicanthis niloticus). Neuroscience. 2019;: pubmed publisher
Yan L, Lonstein J, Nunez A. Light as a modulator of emotion and cognition: Lessons learned from studying a diurnal rodent. Horm Behav. 2018;: pubmed publisher
Yan L, Silver R, Gorman M. Reorganization of suprachiasmatic nucleus networks under 24-h LDLD conditions. J Biol Rhythms. 2010;25:19-27 pubmed publisher
Yan L. Structural and functional changes in the suprachiasmatic nucleus following chronic circadian rhythm perturbation. Neuroscience. 2011;183:99-107 pubmed publisher
..Taken together, the results suggest that rhythm perturbation could compromise the time-keeping function of the SCN, which could contribute to the associated health issues. ..
Deats S, Adidharma W, Lonstein J, Yan L. Attenuated orexinergic signaling underlies depression-like responses induced by daytime light deficiency. Neuroscience. 2014;272:252-60 pubmed publisher
..Results suggest that attenuated orexinergic signaling is associated with increased depression-like behaviors in grass rats, and support the hypothesis that the orexinergic system mediates the effects of light on mood. ..
Deats S, Adidharma W, Yan L. Hypothalamic dopaminergic neurons in an animal model of seasonal affective disorder. Neurosci Lett. 2015;602:17-21 pubmed publisher
..The results support the hypothesis that the orexinergic pathways mediate the effects of light on other neuronal systems that collectively contribute to light-dependent changes in the affective state. ..
Yan L, Silver R. Neuroendocrine underpinnings of sex differences in circadian timing systems. J Steroid Biochem Mol Biol. 2016;160:118-26 pubmed publisher
Ikeno T, Deats S, Soler J, Lonstein J, Yan L. Decreased daytime illumination leads to anxiety-like behaviors and HPA axis dysregulation in the diurnal grass rat (Arvicanthis niloticus). Behav Brain Res. 2016;300:77-84 pubmed publisher