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    Xia Li

    TitleAssistant Adjunct Professor
    SchoolUniversity of California, San Diego
    Address9500 Gilman Drive #0851
    CA La Jolla 92093
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      Collapse Awards and Honors
      Tobacco-Related Disease Research Program (TRDRP) 2016  - 2018Pilot Research Award
      Tobacco-Related Disease Research Program (TRDRP) 2015  - 2018Research Project Award
      Tobacco-Related Disease Research Program (TRDRP)2011  - 2014New Investigator Award

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      Role of metabotropic glutamate receptor expression in nicotine dependence
      NIH R21DA040195Jul 1, 2015 - Jun 30, 2017
      Role: Principal Investigator

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      1. Li X, Sturchler E, Kaczanowska K, Cameron M, Finn MG, Griffin P, McDonald P, Markou A. KK-92A, a novel GABAB receptor positive allosteric modulator, attenuates nicotine self-administration and cue-induced nicotine seeking in rats. Psychopharmacology (Berl). 2017 May; 234(9-10):1633-1644. PMID: 28382542.
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      2. Sturchler E, Li X, de Lourdes Ladino M, Kaczanowska K, Cameron M, Griffin PR, Finn MG, Markou A, McDonald P. GABAB receptor allosteric modulators exhibit pathway-dependent and species-selective activity. Pharmacol Res Perspect. 2017 Apr; 5(2):e00288. PMID: 28357120.
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      3. Markou A, Li J, Tse K, Li X. Cue-induced nicotine-seeking behavior after withdrawal with or without extinction in rats. Addict Biol. 2016 Nov 28. PMID: 27894160.
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      4. Li X, D'Souza MS, Niño AM, Doherty J, Cross A, Markou A. Attenuation of nicotine-taking and nicotine-seeking behavior by the mGlu2 receptor positive allosteric modulators AZD8418 and AZD8529 in rats. Psychopharmacology (Berl). 2016 05; 233(10):1801-14. PMID: 26873083.
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      5. Li X, Kaczanowska K, Finn MG, Markou A, Risbrough VB. The GABA(B) receptor positive modulator BHF177 attenuated anxiety, but not conditioned fear, in rats. Neuropharmacology. 2015 Oct; 97:357-64. PMID: 26002628; PMCID: PMC4537349 [Available on 10/01/16].
      6. Li X, Markou A. Metabotropic Glutamate Receptor 7 (mGluR7) as a Target for the Treatment of Psychostimulant Dependence. CNS Neurol Disord Drug Targets. 2015; 14(6):738-44. PMID: 26022263; PMCID: PMC4562387.
      7. Zhang HY, Bi GH, Li X, Li J, Qu H, Zhang SJ, Li CY, Onaivi ES, Gardner EL, Xi ZX, Liu QR. Species differences in cannabinoid receptor 2 and receptor responses to cocaine self-administration in mice and rats. Neuropsychopharmacology. 2015 Mar; 40(4):1037-51. PMID: 25374096; PMCID: PMC4330519.
      8. Zhang HY, Gao M, Liu QR, Bi GH, Li X, Yang HJ, Gardner EL, Wu J, Xi ZX. Cannabinoid CB2 receptors modulate midbrain dopamine neuronal activity and dopamine-related behavior in mice. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2014 Nov 18; 111(46):E5007-15. PMID: 25368177; PMCID: PMC4246322.
      9. Li X, Semenova S, D'Souza MS, Stoker AK, Markou A. Involvement of glutamatergic and GABAergic systems in nicotine dependence: Implications for novel pharmacotherapies for smoking cessation. Neuropharmacology. 2014 Jan; 76 Pt B:554-65. PMID: 23752091; PMCID: PMC3830589.
      10. Li X, Risbrough VB, Cates-Gatto C, Kaczanowska K, Finn MG, Roberts AJ, Markou A. Comparison of the effects of the GABAB receptor positive modulator BHF177 and the GABAB receptor agonist baclofen on anxiety-like behavior, learning, and memory in mice. Neuropharmacology. 2013 Jul; 70:156-67. PMID: 23376712; PMCID: PMC3644349.
      11. Song R, Zhang HY, Li X, Bi GH, Gardner EL, Xi ZX. Increased vulnerability to cocaine in mice lacking dopamine D3 receptors. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2012 Oct 23; 109(43):17675-80. PMID: 23045656; PMCID: PMC3491487.
      12. Li X, Higley A, Song R, Xi ZX. Effects of metabotropic glutamate receptor ligands on male sexual behavior in rats. Neuropharmacology. 2013 Mar; 66:373-81. PMID: 22968089; PMCID: PMC3524377.
      13. Xi ZX, Li X, Li J, Peng XQ, Song R, Gaál J, Gardner EL. Blockade of dopamine D3 receptors in the nucleus accumbens and central amygdala inhibits incubation of cocaine craving in rats. Addict Biol. 2013 Jul; 18(4):665-77. PMID: 22913325; PMCID: PMC3509252.
      14. Li X, Xi ZX, Markou A. Metabotropic glutamate 7 (mGlu7) receptor: a target for medication development for the treatment of cocaine dependence. Neuropharmacology. 2013 Mar; 66:12-23. PMID: 22546614; PMCID: PMC3746801.
      15. Xi ZX, Peng XQ, Li X, Song R, Zhang HY, Liu QR, Yang HJ, Bi GH, Li J, Gardner EL. Brain cannabinoid CB2 receptors modulate cocaine's actions in mice. Nat Neurosci. 2011 Jul 24; 14(9):1160-6. PMID: 21785434; PMCID: PMC3164946.
      16. Song R, Yang RF, Wu N, Su RB, Li J, Peng XQ, Li X, Gaál J, Xi ZX, Gardner EL. YQA14: a novel dopamine D3 receptor antagonist that inhibits cocaine self-administration in rats and mice, but not in D3 receptor-knockout mice. Addict Biol. 2012 Mar; 17(2):259-73. PMID: 21507153.
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      17. Higley AE, Kiefer SW, Li X, Gaál J, Xi ZX, Gardner EL. Dopamine D(3) receptor antagonist SB-277011A inhibits methamphetamine self-administration and methamphetamine-induced reinstatement of drug-seeking in rats. Eur J Pharmacol. 2011 Jun 01; 659(2-3):187-92. PMID: 21466803; PMCID: PMC3728376.
      18. Peng XQ, Xi ZX, Li X, Spiller K, Li J, Chun L, Wu KM, Froimowitz M, Gardner EL. Is slow-onset long-acting monoamine transport blockade to cocaine as methadone is to heroin? Implication for anti-addiction medications. Neuropsychopharmacology. 2010 Dec; 35(13):2564-78. PMID: 20827272; PMCID: PMC2978747.
      19. Li X, Li J, Gardner EL, Xi ZX. Activation of mGluR7s inhibits cocaine-induced reinstatement of drug-seeking behavior by a nucleus accumbens glutamate-mGluR2/3 mechanism in rats. J Neurochem. 2010 Sep 01; 114(5):1368-80. PMID: 20534005; PMCID: PMC2923231.
      20. Xi ZX, Li X, Peng XQ, Li J, Chun L, Gardner EL, Thomas AG, Slusher BS, Ashby CR. Inhibition of NAALADase by 2-PMPA attenuates cocaine-induced relapse in rats: a NAAG-mGluR2/3-mediated mechanism. J Neurochem. 2010 Jan; 112(2):564-76. PMID: 19895667; PMCID: PMC2809121.
      21. Xi ZX, Kiyatkin M, Li X, Peng XQ, Wiggins A, Spiller K, Li J, Gardner EL. N-acetylaspartylglutamate (NAAG) inhibits intravenous cocaine self-administration and cocaine-enhanced brain-stimulation reward in rats. Neuropharmacology. 2010 Jan; 58(1):304-13. PMID: 19559037; PMCID: PMC2783331.
      22. Spiller K, Xi ZX, Li X, Ashby CR, Callahan PM, Tehim A, Gardner EL. Varenicline attenuates nicotine-enhanced brain-stimulation reward by activation of alpha4beta2 nicotinic receptors in rats. Neuropharmacology. 2009 Jul; 57(1):60-6. PMID: 19393252; PMCID: PMC2746646.
      23. Xi ZX, Kleitz HK, Deng X, Ladenheim B, Peng XQ, Li X, Gardner EL, Stein EA, Cadet JL. A single high dose of methamphetamine increases cocaine self-administration by depletion of striatal dopamine in rats. Neuroscience. 2009 Jun 30; 161(2):392-402. PMID: 19336247; PMCID: PMC3737775.
      24. Peng XQ, Ashby CR, Spiller K, Li X, Li J, Thomasson N, Millan MJ, Mocaër E, Munoz C, Gardner EL, Xi ZX. The preferential dopamine D3 receptor antagonist S33138 inhibits cocaine reward and cocaine-triggered relapse to drug-seeking behavior in rats. Neuropharmacology. 2009 Mar; 56(4):752-60. PMID: 19136017; PMCID: PMC3726045.
      25. Li X, Li J, Peng XQ, Spiller K, Gardner EL, Xi ZX. Metabotropic glutamate receptor 7 modulates the rewarding effects of cocaine in rats: involvement of a ventral pallidal GABAergic mechanism. Neuropsychopharmacology. 2009 Jun; 34(7):1783-96. PMID: 19158667; PMCID: PMC3739975.
      26. Li X, Hoffman AF, Peng XQ, Lupica CR, Gardner EL, Xi ZX. Attenuation of basal and cocaine-enhanced locomotion and nucleus accumbens dopamine in cannabinoid CB1-receptor-knockout mice. Psychopharmacology (Berl). 2009 May; 204(1):1-11. PMID: 19099297; PMCID: PMC3729960.
      27. Peng XQ, Li X, Gilbert JG, Pak AC, Ashby CR, Brodie JD, Dewey SL, Gardner EL, Xi ZX. Gamma-vinyl GABA inhibits cocaine-triggered reinstatement of drug-seeking behavior in rats by a non-dopaminergic mechanism. Drug Alcohol Depend. 2008 Oct 01; 97(3):216-25. PMID: 18063319; PMCID: PMC2574671.
      28. Peng XQ, Li X, Li J, Ramachandran PV, Gagare PD, Pratihar D, Ashby CR, Gardner EL, Xi ZX. Effects of gabapentin on cocaine self-administration, cocaine-triggered relapse and cocaine-enhanced nucleus accumbens dopamine in rats. Drug Alcohol Depend. 2008 Oct 01; 97(3):207-15. PMID: 18065162; PMCID: PMC2574799.
      29. Li X, Gardner EL, Xi ZX. The metabotropic glutamate receptor 7 (mGluR7) allosteric agonist AMN082 modulates nucleus accumbens GABA and glutamate, but not dopamine, in rats. Neuropharmacology. 2008 Mar; 54(3):542-51. PMID: 18155073; PMCID: PMC2410088.
      30. Xi ZX, Spiller K, Pak AC, Gilbert J, Dillon C, Li X, Peng XQ, Gardner EL. Cannabinoid CB1 receptor antagonists attenuate cocaine's rewarding effects: experiments with self-administration and brain-stimulation reward in rats. Neuropsychopharmacology. 2008 Jun; 33(7):1735-45. PMID: 17728698.
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      31. Xi ZX, Yang Z, Li SJ, Li X, Dillon C, Peng XQ, Spiller K, Gardner EL. Levo-tetrahydropalmatine inhibits cocaine's rewarding effects: experiments with self-administration and brain-stimulation reward in rats. Neuropharmacology. 2007 Nov; 53(6):771-82. PMID: 17888459; PMCID: PMC2965413.
      32. Liu SM, Zhou X, Zheng F, Li X, Liu F, Zhang HM, Xie Y. Novel mutations found in mitochondrial diabetes in Chinese Han population. Diabetes Res Clin Pract. 2007 Jun; 76(3):425-35. PMID: 17125872.
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      33. Liu SM, Zhou X, Zheng F, Li X, Qin H, Zhang HM, Li D. [Development of a DNA chip screening mitochondrial DNA mutations in patients with diabetes mellitus]. Zhonghua Yi Xue Za Zhi. 2006 Oct 31; 86(40):2853-7. PMID: 17200023.
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      34. Xi ZX, Gilbert JG, Peng XQ, Pak AC, Li X, Gardner EL. Cannabinoid CB1 receptor antagonist AM251 inhibits cocaine-primed relapse in rats: role of glutamate in the nucleus accumbens. J Neurosci. 2006 Aug 16; 26(33):8531-6. PMID: 16914679.
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      35. Tang DL, Zhou X, Li X, Zhao L, Liu F. Variation of mitochondrial gene and the association with type 2 diabetes mellitus in a Chinese population. Diabetes Res Clin Pract. 2006 Jul; 73(1):77-82. PMID: 16414144.
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      36. Tang DL, Zhou X, Zhou KY, Li X, Zhao L, Liu F, Zheng F, Liu SM. [Association of mitochondrial DNA variation with type 2 diabetes mellitus]. Zhonghua Yi Xue Yi Chuan Xue Za Zhi. 2005 Dec; 22(6):636-40. PMID: 16331560.
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      37. Li X, Zhou X, Li J, Guo QL, Zheng F, Lu MX, Segbo J, Peng JH, Yan SK. The clinical evaluation for the mitochondrial DNA detected from hair follicles. Clin Chim Acta. 2005 Nov; 361(1-2):214-6. PMID: 16023631.
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      38. Chen B, Qin W, Wang P, Tian T, Ma H, Cao X, Wu X, Zhou X, Zhang XL, Liu F, Zheng F, Li X. Synthesis of beta-substituted cationic porphyrins and their interactions with DNA. Bioorg Med Chem Lett. 2003 Nov 03; 13(21):3731-3. PMID: 14552768.
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      39. Li X, Li J, Feng GQ, Gui XE, Zeng XC. [A primary investigation on disseminated histoplasmosis in Hubei]. Zhonghua Liu Xing Bing Xue Za Zhi. 2003 Aug; 24(8):708-10. PMID: 14521794.
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