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  1. Yang, H., Zhang, G. & Cui, J. BK channels: multiple sensors, one activation gate. Front Physiol (2015) 6, 29.
  2. Huang, X., He, Y., Dubuc, A. M., Hashizume, R., Zhang, W., Reimand, J., Yang, H., Wang, T. A., Stehbens, S. J., Younger, S., Barshow, S., Zhu, S., Cooper, M. K., Peacock, J., Ramaswamy, V., Garzia, L., Wu, X., Remke, M., Forester, C. M., Kim, C. C., Weiss, W. A., James, C. D., Shuman, M. A., Bader, G. D., Mueller, S., Taylor, M. D., Jan, Y. N. & Jan, L. Y. EAG2 potassium channel with evolutionarily conserved function as a brain tumor target. Nat Neurosci (2015) 18, 1236-1246.

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  1. Zhang, G., Yang, H., Liang, H., Yang, J., Shi, J., McFarland, K., Chen, Y. & Cui, J. A charged residue in S4 regulates coupling among the activation gate, voltage, and Ca2+ sensors in BK channels. J Neurosci (2014) 34, 12280-12288.
  2. Tien, J.*, Peters, C. J.*, Wong, X. M., Cheng, T., Jan, Y. N., Jan, L. Y. & Yang, H. A comprehensive search for calcium binding sites critical for TMEM16A calcium-activated chloride channel activity. Elife (2014) 3. ( co-corresponding author)
  3. Hong, T.*, Yang, H.*, Zhang, S. S., Cho, H. C., Kalashnikova, M., Sun, B., Zhang, H., Bhargava, A., Grabe, M., Olgin, J., Gorelik, J., Marban, E., Jan, L. Y. & Shaw, R. M. Cardiac BIN1 folds T-tubule membrane, controlling ion flux and limiting arrhythmia. Nat Med (2014) 20, 624-632.
  4. Yang, J., Yang, H., Sun, X., Delaloye, K., Yang, X., Moller, A., Shi, J. & Cui, J. Interaction between residues in the Mg2+-binding site regulates BK channel activation. J Gen Physiol (2013) 141, 217-228.
  5. Sun, X., Shi, J., Delaloye, K., Yang, X., Yang, H., Zhang, G. & Cui, J. The interface between membrane-spanning and cytosolic domains in Ca(2)+-dependent K+ channels is involved in beta subunit modulation of gating. J Neurosci (2013) 33, 11253-11261.
  6. Yang, H.*, Kim, A.*, David, T., Palmer, D., Jin, T., Tien, J., Huang, F., Cheng, T., Coughlin, S. R., Jan, Y. N. & Jan, L. Y. TMEM16F forms a Ca2+-activated cation channel required for lipid scrambling in platelets during blood coagulation. Cell (2012) 151, 111-122.
  7. Huang, F., Zhang, H., Wu, M., Yang, H., Kudo, M., Peters, C. J., Woodruff, P. G., Solberg, O. D., Donne, M. L., Huang, X., Sheppard, D., Fahy, J. V., Wolters, P. J., Hogan, B. L., Finkbeiner, W. E., Li, M., Jan, Y. N., Jan, L. Y. & Rock, J. R. Calcium-activated chloride channel TMEM16A modulates mucin secretion and airway smooth muscle contraction. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A (2012) 109, 16354-16359.
  8. Berg, J., Yang, H. & Jan, L. Y. Ca2+-activated Cl- channels at a glance. J Cell Sci (2012) 125, 1367-1371.
  9. Yang, J., Krishnamoorthy, G., Saxena, A., Zhang, G., Shi, J., Yang, H., Delaloye, K., Sept, D. & Cui, J. An epilepsy/dyskinesia-associated mutation enhances BK channel activation by potentiating Ca2+ sensing. Neuron (2010) 66, 871-883.
  10. Cui, J., Yang, H. & Lee, U. S. Molecular mechanisms of BK channel activation. Cell Mol Life Sci (2009) 66, 852-875.
  11. Yang, H., Shi, J., Zhang, G., Yang, J., Delaloye, K. & Cui, J. Activation of Slo1 BK channels by Mg2+ coordinated between the voltage sensor and RCK1 domains. Nat Struct Mol Biol (2008) 15, 1152-1159.
  12. Yang, H., Zhang, G., Shi, J., Lee, U. S., Delaloye, K. & Cui, J. Subunit-specific effect of the voltage sensor domain on Ca2+ sensitivity of BK channels. Biophys J (2008) 94, 4678-4687.
  13. Yang, H.*, Hu, L.*, Shi, J., Delaloye, K., Horrigan, F. T. & Cui, J. Mg2+ mediates interaction between the voltage sensor and cytosolic domain to activate BK channels. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A (2007) 104, 18270-18275.
  14. Yang, H., Hu, L., Shi, J. & Cui, J. Tuning magnesium sensitivity of BK channels by mutations. Biophys J (2006) 91, 2892-2900.
  15. Hu, L., Yang, H., Shi, J. & Cui, J. Effects of multiple metal binding sites on calcium and magnesium-dependent activation of BK channels. J Gen Physiol (2006) 127, 35-49.
  16. Du, W.*, Bautista, J. F.*, Yang, H., Diez-Sampedro, A., You, S. A., Wang, L., Kotagal, P., Luders, H. O., Shi, J., Cui, J., Richerson, G. B. & Wang, Q. K. Calcium-sensitive potassium channelopathy in human epilepsy and paroxysmal movement disorder. Nat Genet (2005) 37, 733-738.
  17. Tang, J. W., H. Yang, L. L. Ren, A. Q. Wang, L. Ma, T. Zhang, and L. W. Lin. “The Decomposition of NO in Microwave Discharge.” Chemical Journal of Chinese Universities (2002) 23: 635.
  18. Tang, J., T. Zhang, D. Liang, Yang, N. Li, and L. Lin. “Direct decomposition of NO by microwave heating over Fe/NaZSM-5.” Applied Catalysis B: Environmental (2002) 36: 1–7.
  19. Yang, H., Zhang, H. Tian, J. Tang, D. Xu, W. Yang, and L. Lin. “Effect of Sr substitution on catalytic activity of La1-xSrxMnO3 (0≤x≤0.8) perovskite-type oxides for catalytic decomposition of hydrogen peroxide.” Reaction Kinetics and Catalysis Letters (2001) 73: 311–16.
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