1. Li Y#, Wang S#, Li T#, Zhu L#, & Ma C. Tomosyn guides SNARE complex formation in coordination with Munc18 and Munc13. FEBS Lett, doi:10.1002/1873-3468.13018 (2018).
  2. Liu X#, Seven AB, Xu J, Esser V, Su L, Ma C, & Rizo J*.Simultaneous lipid and content mixing assays for in vitro reconstitution studies of synaptic vesicle fusion. Nat Protoc, 12(9), 2014-2028. doi:10.1038/nprot.2017.068(2017).
  3. Li Y# ,Wang S#, Li T, Zhu L, Xu Y, Ma C*. A Stimulation Function of Synaptotagmin-1 in Ternary SNARE Complex Formation Dependent on Munc18 and Munc13. Front Mol Neurosci. doi:10.3389/fnmol.2017.00256(2017).
  4. Wang S#, Choi UB#, Gong J#, Yang X, Li Y, Wang AL, Yang X*, Brunger AT*, Ma C*. Conformational change of syntaxin linker region induced by Munc13s initiates SNARE complex formation in synaptic exocytosis.EMBO J 36, 816-829,doi: 10.15252/embj.201695775 (2017).
  5.  Liu X#, Seven AB#, Camacho M, Esser V, Xu J, Trimbuch T, Quade B, Su L, Ma C, Rosenmund C, Rizo J*. Functional synergy between the Munc13 C-terminal C1 and C2 domains. Elife, doi: 10.7554/eLife.13696(2016).
  6.  Wang S#, Y Li#, and C Ma*, Synaptotagmin-1 C2B domain interacts simultaneously with SNAREs and membranes to promote membrane fusion. Elife,doi: 10.7554/eLife.14211(2016).
  7. Yang X#, Wang S#, Sheng Y#, Zhang M, Zou W, Wu L, Kang L, Rizo J, Zhang R, Xu T*,Ma C*. Syntaxin opening by the MUN domain underlies the function of Munc13 in synaptic-vesicle priming. Nature structural & molecular biology 22, 547-554, doi:10.1038/nsmb.3038 (2015).
  8. Ma C#*, Su L#, Seven AB, Xu Y ,Rizo J*. Reconstitution of the vital functions of Munc18 and Munc13 in neurotransmitter release. Science 339, 421-425, doi:10.1126/science.1230473 (2013,该论文入选2014年度“中国百篇最具国际影响学术论文”).
  9. Ma C#, Li W#, Xu Y, Rizo J*. Munc13 mediates the transition from the closed syntaxin-Munc18 complex to the SNARE complex. Nature structural & molecular biology 18, 542-549, doi:10.1038/nsmb.2047 (2011).
  10.  Li W#,Ma C#, Guan R, Xu Y, Tomchick DR*, Rizo J*.The crystal structure of a Munc13 C-terminal module exhibits a remarkable similarity to vesicle tethering factors. Structure 19, 1443-1455, doi:10.1016/j.str.2011.07.012 (2011).
  11.  Citri A#, Bhattacharyya S#,Ma C, Morishita W, Fang S, Rizo J, Malenka RC*. Calcium binding to PICK1 is essential for the intracellular retention of AMPA receptors underlying long-term depression. The Journal of neuroscience : the official journal of the Society for Neuroscience 30, 16437-16452, doi:10.1523/JNEUROSCI.4478-10.2010 (2010).
  12.  Pei J#, Ma C, Rizo J, Grishin NV. Remote homology between Munc13 MUN domain and vesicle tethering complexes. Journal of molecular biology 391, 509-517, doi:10.1016/j.jmb.2009.06.054 (2009).
  13. Xue M#, Ma C#, Craig TK, Rosenmund C*, Rizo J*. The Janus-faced nature of the C(2)B domain is fundamental for synaptotagmin-1 function. Nature structural & molecular biology 15, 1160-1168, doi:10.1038/nsmb.1508 (2008).
  14.  Tian W, Ma C, Liu Y & Xu T. An efficient co-expression and purification system for the complex of Stx4 and C-terminal domain of Synip. Biochemical and biophysical research communications 371, 366-370, doi:10.1016/j.bbrc.2008.04.067 (2008).
  15. Ma C#, Hou H, Tian W, Xu T.Expression, purification and characterization of critical domains of Munc13-1. Acta Biochim Biophys Sin,39(8):617-23,doi:10.1111/j.1745-7270.2007.00316.x(2007).