Liang-Wei Gong, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Biological Sciences
I am interested to understand mechanisms for neurotransmitter release, vesicle fusion and vesicle recycling using electrophysiological, cell biological and genetic tools.
- Gong LW, Alvarez de Toledo G, Lindau M. Exocytotic catecholamine release is not associated with cation flux through channels in the vesicle membrane but Na+ influx through the fusion pore. Nat Cell Biol 2007; 9(8):915-922.
- Gong LW, Di Paolo G, Diaz E, Cestra G, Diaz ME, Lindau M, De Camilli P, Toomre D. Phosphatidylinositol phosphate kinase type I gamma regulates dynamics of large dense-core vesicle fusion. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA 2005; 102(14):5204-9.
- Gong LW, Hafetz I, Alvarez de Toledo G, and Lindau M. Secretory vesicles membrane area is regulated in tandem with quantal size in chromaffin cells. J Neurosci 2003; 23: 7917-7921.