Limin Mao, M.D., Ph.D.

Research Professor
Department(s) of Biomedical Sciences
Section: Pharmacology
UMKC School of Medicine
Meet Limin Mao

Li-Min Mao is an Associate Research Professor in the Department of Basic Medical Science at UMKC School of Medicine since 2004. Her research primarily focuses on molecular neurobiology of drug addiction. Using animal models, she is investigating the basic brain mechanisms underlying long-lasting drug-seeking behavior

Selected Publications

Mao LM, Fibuch EE and Wang JQ. (2010) Decoding BDNF-LTP coupling in cocaine addiction. Neuron. 67: 679-681.

Guo ML, Fibuch EE, Liu XY, Choe ES, Buch S, Mao LM* and Wang JQ*. (2010).CaMKIIα interacts with M4 muscarinic receptors to control receptor and psychomotor function. EMBO J. 29: 2070-2081. *Corresponding authors.

Liu XY,# Mao LM,# Zhang GC, Papasian CJ, Fibuch EE, Lan HX, Zhou HF, Xu M and Wang JQ. (2009). Activity-dependent modulation of limbic dopamine D3 receptors by CaMKII. Neuron. 61:425-438. #Equal contributors. PMC2650276.

Liu XY, Chu XP, Mao LM, Wang M, Lan HX, Li MH, Zhang GC, Parelkar NK, Fibuch EE, Haines M, Neve KA, Liu F, Xiong ZG and Wang JQ. (2006). Modulation of D2R-NR2B interactions in response to cocaine. Neuron. 52:897-909.

Yang L, Mao L, Chen H, Catavsan M, Kozinn J, Arora A, Liu X and Wang JQ. (2006). A signaling mechanism from Gαq-protein-coupled glutamate receptors to gene expression: role of the c-Jun N-terminal kinase pathway. J Neurosci. 26: 971-980.

Mao L, Yang L, Tang Q, Samdani S, Zhang G and Wang JQ. (2005). The scaffold protein Homer1b/c links metabotropic glutamate receptor 5 to extracellular signal-regulated protein kinase cascades in neurons. J Neurosci. 25: 2741-2752.

Yang L, Mao L, Tang Q, Samdani S, Liu Z and Wang JQ. (2004). A novel Ca2+-independent signaling pathway to extracellular signal-regulated protein kinase by coactivation of NMDA receptors and metabotropic glutamate receptor 5 in neurons. J Neurosci. 24: 10846-10857.