A/Prof. Hong Cao

Research Direction
neuronal mechanisms underlying pain-related negative emotion
Contact Information
Address: Room B5026, Institutes of Brain Science, Fudan University, 131 Dongan Road, Shanghai, China, 200032
Email: hongcao@fudan.edu.cn

Dr. Hong Cao received her Ph.D. degree in neurobiology from Fudan University in 2008. Upon completion of her first postdoctoral fellowship (2008-2010) at Shanghai Medical College, she joined the faculty of Institute of Neurobiology/ Institutes of Brain Science in 2010. She worked as a visiting professor at University of Washington (2014) and Fred Hutch Cancer Research Center (2015). Her research focuses on the neuronal mechanisms underlying pain-related negative emotion.

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Selected Publications

1. Yang XY, Ma ZL, Storm DR, Cao H*, Zhang YQ (2021). Selective ablation of type 3 adenylyl cyclase in somatostatin positive interneurons produces anxiety- and depression-like behaviors in mice. World J of Psychiatry. 11(2): 35-49

2. Hu ML, Zhang WW, Cao H*, Zhang YQ (2019). Expression pattern of type 3 adenylyl cyclase in rodent dorsal root ganglion and its primary afferent terminals. Neurosci Lett. 692:16-22

3. Guo QH, Tong QH, Lu N, Cao H*, Yang L, Zhang YQ*(2018). Proteomic Analysis of the Hippocampus in Mouse Models of Trigeminal Neuralgia and Inescapable Shock-Induced Depression. Neurosci Bull. 34(1):74-84

4. Cao H, Gao YJ, Ren WH, Li TT, Duan KZ, Cui YH, Cao XH, Zhao ZQ, Ji RR*, Zhang YQ*(2009). Activation of extracellular signal-regulated kinase in the anterior cingulate cortex contributes to the induction and expression of affective pain. J Neurosci. 29(10):3307-3321

5. Cao H, Zhang YQ*(2008). Spinal glial activation contributes to pathological pain states. Neurosci & Biobehav Rev. 32(5): 972-983

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