2017: (* corresponding author)
1.	Zeng L, Ming C, Li Y, Su L-Y, Su Y-H, O Otecko N, Dalecky A, Donnellan S, Aplin K, Liu X-H, Song Y, Zhibin Z, Esmailizadeh A, Sohrabi SS, Nanaei HA, Liu H-Q, Wang M-S, Atteynine SA, Rocamora G, Brescia F, Morand S, Irwin DM, Peng MS, Yao Y-G, Li H, Wu D-D, Zhang Y-P. 2017.
	Out of southern East Asia of the brown rat revealed by large scale genome sequencing.
	Molecular Biology and Evolution, doi: 10.1093/molbev/msx276.

2.	Xiao X, Zheng F, Chang H, Ma Y, Yao Y-G, Luo X-J, Li M. 2017.
	The gene encoding protocadherin 9 (PCDH9), a novel risk factor for major depressive disorder.
	Neuropsychopharmacology, doi: 10.1038/npp.2017.241.

3.	Wang D*, Zhang D-F, Li G-D, Bi R, Fan Y, Wu Y, Yu X-F, Long H, Li Y-Y, Yao Y-G*. 2017.
	A pleiotropic effect of the APOE gene: association of APOE polymorphisms with multibacillary leprosy in Han Chinese from Southwest China.
	British Journal of Dermatology, doi: 10.1111/bjd.16020.

4.	Zhang Y, Wu K, Su W, Zhang D-F, Wang P, Qiao X, Yao Q, Yuan Z, Yao Y-G, Liu G, Zhang C, Liu L, Chen C. 2017.
	Increased GSNOR expression during aging impairs cognitive function and decreases S-nitrosation of CaMKIIα.
	Journal of Neuroscience, 37: 9741 - 9758.

5.	Xu M, Zhang D-F*, Luo R, Wu Y, Zhou H, Kong L-L, Bi R, Yao Y-G*. 2017.
	A systematic integrated analysis of brain expression profiles reveals YAP1 and other prioritized hub genes as important upstream regulators in Alzheimer's disease.
	Alzheimer's & Dementia, doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jalz.2017.08.012.

6.	Wang D, Li G-D, Fan Y, Zhang D-F, Bi R, Yu X-F, Long H, Li Y-Y, Yao Y-G*. 2017.	
	The mtDNA replication-related genes TFAM and POLG are associated with leprosy in Han Chinese from Southwest China
	Journal of Dermatological Science, doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jdermsci.2017.09.001.

7.	Zeng L, Ming C, Li Y, Su L-Y, Su Y-H, Otecko N.O. Liu H-Q, Wang M-S, Yao Y-G, Li H-P, Wu D-D, Zhang Y-P. 2017.
	Rapid evolution of genes involved in learning and energy metabolism for domestication of the laboratory rat
	Molecular Biology and Evolution, doi: https://doi.org/10.1093/molbev/msx238.

8.	Su L-Y, Luo R, Liu Q, Su J-R, Yang L-X, Ding Y-Q, Xu L*, Yao Y-G*. 2017.
 	Atg5- and Atg7-dependent autophagy in dopaminergic neurons regulates cellular and behavioral responses to morphine.
	Autophagy, 13: 1496 - 1511 (cover story).

9.	Xiang Q, Bi R*, Xu M, Zhang DF, Tan L, Zhang C, Fang Y, Yao Y-G*. 2017.
 	Rare genetic variants of the transthyretin gene are associated with Alzheimer’s disease in Han Chinese
	Molecular Neurobiology, 54: 5192 - 5200. 

10.	Rakha A, Fatima, Peng MS, Adan A, Bi R, Yasmin M, Yao YG. 2017.
 	mtDNA sequence diversity of Hazara ethnic group from Pakistan.
	Forensic Science International: Genetics, 30: e1 - e5.

11.	Li H, Bi R, Fan Y, Wu Y, Tang Y, Li Z, He Y, Zhou J, Tang J*, Chen X*, Yao Y-G*. 2017.
	mtDNA heteroplasmy in monozygotic twins discordant for schizophrenia.
	Molecular Neurobiology, 54: 4343 - 4352.

12.	Yao Y-G*. 2017.
	Creating animal models, why not use the Chinese tree shrew (Tupaia belangeri chinensis)?
	Zoological Research, 38: 118 - 126.

13.	Tang J, Fan Y, Li H, Xiang Q, Zhang D-F, Li Z, He Y, Liao Y, Wang Y, He F, Zhang F, Shugart YY, Liu C, Tang Y*, Chan RCK*, Wang C-Y*, Yao Y-G*, Chen X*. 2017.
	Whole-genome sequencing of monozygotic twins discordant for schizophrenia indicates multiple genetic risk factors for schizophrenia.
	Journal of Genetics and Genomics, 44: 295-306.

14.	Ye L-Q, Zhao H, Zhou H-J, Ren X-D, Liu L-L, Otecko NO, Wang Z-b, Yang M-M, Zeng L, Hu X-T, Yao Y-G, Zhang Y-P, Wu D-D. 2017.
	The RNA editome of Macaca mulatta and functional characterization of RNA editing in mitochondria.
	Science Bulletin, 62: 820 - 830 (cover story).

15.	Li G-D, Bi R, Zhang D-F, Xu M, Luo R, Wang D, Alzheimer's Disease Neuroimaging Initiative (ADNI), Fang Y, Li T, Zhang C, Yao Y-G*. 2017.
	Female-specific effect of the BDNF gene on Alzheimer's disease.
	Neurobiology of Aging, 53: 192.e11 - 192.e19.

16.	Bi R, Kong L-L, Xu M, Li G-D, Zhang D-F, Alzheimer’s Disease Neuroimaging Initiative, Li T, Fang Y, Zhang C, Zhang B, Yao Y-G*. 2017.
	The Arc gene confers genetic susceptibility to Alzheimer’s disease in Han Chinese.
	Molecular Neurobiology, doi: 10.1007/s12035-017-0397-6.
	
17.	Li C-H, Yan L-Z, Ban W-Z, Tu Q, Wu Y, Wang L, Bi R, Ji S, Ma Y-H, Nie W-H, Lv L-B, Yao Y-G*, Zhao X-D*, Zheng P*. 2017.
	Long-term propagation of tree shrew spermatogonial stem cells in culture and successful generation of transgenic offspring.
	Cell Research, 27: 241 - 252.
	Supplementary Information

18.	Wu Y, Yao Y-G*, Luo X-J*. 2017.
	SZDB: A database for schizophrenia genetic research.
	Schizophrenia Bulletin, 43: 459 - 471.

19.	Zhang A-M, Bi R, Hu Q-X, Fan Y, Zhang Q, Yao Y-G*. 2017.
	The OPA1 gene mutations are frequent in Han Chinese patients with suspected optic neuropathy.
	Molecular Neurobiology, 54: 1622 - 1630.
2016: (* corresponding author)
1.	Bi R, Logan I, Yao Y-G*. 2016.
	Leber hereditary optic neuropathy: a mitochondrial disease unique in many ways.
	Handbook of Experimental Pharmacology, 309 - 336.

2.	Li G-D, Wang D, Zhang D-F, Xiang Q, Feng J-Q, Li X-A, Li Y-Y, Yao Y-G*. 2016.
	Fine mapping of the GWAS loci identifies SLC35D1 and IL23R as potential risk genes for leprosy.
	Journal of Dermatological Science, 84: 322 - 329.

3. 	Wang M-S, Huo Y-X, Li Y, Otecko NO, Su L-Y, Xu H-B, Wu S-F, Peng M-S, Liu H-Q, Zeng L, Irwin DM, Yao Y-G, Wu D-D, Zhang Y-P. 2016.
	Comparative population genomics reveals genetic basis underlying body size of domestic chickens.
	Journal of Molecular Cell Biology, 8: 542 - 552.

4. 	Guo L, Yuan Y, Bi R. 2016.
	Mitochondrial DNA mutation m.5512A > G in the acceptor-stem of mitochondrial tRNATrp causing maternally inherited essential hypertension.
	Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications, 479: 800 - 807.

5.	Wang D, Zhang D-F, Feng J-Q, Li G-D, Li X-A, Yu X-F, Long H, Li Y-Y, Yao Y-G*. 2016.
 	Common variants in the PARL and PINK1 genes increase the risk to leprosy in Han Chinese from South China.
	Scientific Reports, 6: 37086; doi: 10.1038/srep37086.

6.	Shen Q-K, Sulaiman X, Yao Y-G, Peng M-S, Zhang Y-P. 2016.
	Was ADH1B under selection in European populations?
	The American Journal of Human Genetics, 99: 1217 - 1219.

7.	Huo Y-X, Huang L, Zhang D-F, Yao Y-G, Fang Y-G, Zhang C, Luo X-J. 2016.
	Identification of SLC25A37 as a major depressive disorder risk gene.
	Journal of Psychiatric Research, 83: 168 - 175.

8.	Xu L, Yu D, Fan Y, Peng L, Wu Y, Yao Y-G*. 2016.
	Loss of RIG-I leads to a functional replacement with MDA5 in the Chinese tree shrew.
	Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 113: 10950 - 10955.

9.	Rakha A, Peng M-S, Bi R, Song J-J, Salahudin Z, Adan A, Israr M, Yao Y-G. 2016.
	EMPOP-quality mtDNA control region sequences from Kashmiri of Azad Jammu & Kashmir, Pakistan.
	Forensic Science International: Genetics, 25: 125 - 131.

10.	Wang D, Li G-D, Zhang D-F, Xu L, Li X-A, Yu X-F, Li Y-Y, Yao Y-G*. 2016.
	Genetic variants of the MAVS, MITA and MFN2 genes are not associated with leprosy in Han Chinese from Southwest China.
	Infection, Genetics and Evolution, 45: 105 - 110.

11.	Wang H-Z, Bi R, Zhang D-F, Li G-D, Ma X-H, Fang Y, Li T, Zhang C, Yao Y-G*. 2016.
	Neprilysin confers genetic susceptibility to Alzheimer's Disease in Han Chinese.
	Molecular Neurobiology, 53: 4883 - 4892.

12.	Wei J-K, Wang W-C, Zhai R-W, Zhang Y-h, Yang S-C, Rizak J, Li L, Xu L-Q, Liu L, Pan M-K, Hu Y-Z, Ghanemi A, Wu J, Yang L-C, Li H, Lv L-B, Li J-L, Yao Y-G, Xu L, Feng X-L, Yin Y, Qin D-D, Hu X-T, Wang Z-B. 2016.
	Neurons differentiated from transplanted stem cells respond functionally to acoustic stimuli in the awake monkey brain.
	Cell Reports, 16: 1016 - 1025.

13.	Zhang D-F, Fan Y, Wang D, Bi R, Zhang C, Fang Y, Yao Y-G*. 2016.
	PLD3 in Alzheimer's disease: a modest effect as revealed by updated association and expression analyses.
	Molecular Neurobiology, 53: 4034 - 4045.

14.	Zhang A-M, Hu Q-X, Liu F-L, Bi R, Yang B-Q, Zhang W, Guo H, Logan I, Zheng Y-T*, Yao Y-G*. 2016.
	Mitochondrial DNA haplogroup a decreases the risk of drug addiction but conversely increases the risk of HIV-1 infection in Chinese addicts.
	Molecular Neurobiology, 53: 3873 - 3881.

15.	Zhang C, Zhang D-F, Wu Z-G, Peng D-H, Chen J, Ni J, Tang W, Xu L, Yao Y-G*, Fang Y-R*. 2016.
	Complement factor H and susceptibility to major depressive disorder in Han Chinese.
	The British Journal of Psychiatry, 208: 446 - 452.

16.	Wang M-S, Zhang R, Su L-Y, Li Y, Peng M-S, Liu H-Q, Zeng L, Irwin DM, Du J-L, Yao Y-G, Wu D-D, Zhang Y-P. 2016. 	
	Positive selection rather than relaxation of functional constraint drives the evolution of vision during chicken domestication.
	Cell Research, 26: 556 - 573.

17.	Yu D, Wu Y, Xu L, Fan Y, Peng L, Xu M, Yao Y-G*. 2016.
	Identification and characterization of toll-like receptors (TLRs) in the Chinese tree shrew (Tupaia belangeri chinensis).
	Developmental and Comparative Immunology, 60: 127 - 138.

18.	Li M, Huang L, Li K-Q, Huo Y-X, Chen C-H, Wang J-K, Liu J-W, Luo Z-W, Chen C-S, Dong Q, Yao Y-G, Su B, Luo X-J. 2016.
	Adaptive evolution of interleukin‐3 (IL3), a gene associated with brain volume variation in general human populations.
	Human Genetics, 135: 377 - 392.  

19.	Zhang D-F*, Wang D, Li Y-Y, Yao Y-G*. 2016.
	Integrative analyses of leprosy susceptibility genes indicate a common autoimmune profile.
	Journal of Dermatological Science, 82: 18 - 27.

20.	Zhang D-F, Li J, Wu H, Cui Y, Bi R, Zhou H-J, Wang H-Z, Zhang C, Wang D, Alzheimer's Disease Neuroimaging Initiative (ADNI), Kong Q-P, Li T, Fang Y, Jiang T*, Yao Y-G*. 2016.
	CFH variants affect structural and functional brain changes and genetic risk of Alzheimer's disease.
	Neuropsychopharmacology, 41: 1034 - 1045.

21.	Bi R, Tang J, Zhang W, Li X, Chen S-Y, Yu D, Chen X, Yao Y-G*. 2016.
	Mitochondrial genome variations and functional characterization in Han Chinese families with schizophrenia.
	Schizophrenia Research, 171: 200 - 206.

22.	Wang H-Z, Bi R, Hu Q-X, Xiang Q, Zhang C, Zhang D-F, Zhang W, Ma X, Guo W, Deng W, Zhao L, Ni P, Li M, Fang Y, Li T, Yao Y-G*. 2016.
	Validating GWAS-identified risk loci for Alzheimer's disease in Han Chinese populations.
	Molecular Neurobiology, 53: 379 - 390.

23.	Liu C, Saffen D, Schulze TG, Burmeister M, Sham PC, Yao Y-g, Kuo P-H, Chen C, An Y, Dai J, Yue W, Li MX, Xue H, Su B, Chen L, Shi Y, Qiao M, Liu T, Xia K, Chan RCK. 2016.
	Psychiatric genetics in China: achievements and challenges.
	Molecular Psychiatry, 21: 4 - 9.

24.	Li M, Wu D-D, Yao Y-G, Huo Y-X, Liu J-W, Su B, Chasman DI, Chu AY, Huang T, Qi L, Zheng Y; CHARGE Nutrition Working Group; DietGen Consortium, Luo X-J. 2016.
	Recent positive selection drives the expansion of a schizophrenia risk nonsynonymous variant at SLC39A8 in Europeans.
	Schizophrenia Bulletin, 42: 178 - 190.

25.	Li M, Luo X-J, M Landen, Bergen SE, Hultman CM, Li X, Zhang W, Yao Y-G, Zhang C, Liu JW, Mattheisen M, Cichon S, Muhleisen TW, Degenhardt FA, Nothen MM, Schulze TG, Grigoroiu-Serbanescu M, Li H, Fuller CK, Chen CH, Dong Q, Chen CS, Jamain S, Leboyer M, Bellivier F, Etain B,
	Kahn JP, Henry C, Preisig M, Kutalik Z, Castelao E, Wright A, Mitchell PB, Fullerton JM, Schofield PR, Montgomery JW, Medland SE, Gordon SD, Martin NG, MooDS Consortium, The Swedish Bipolar Study Group, Rietschel M, Liu CY, Kleinman JE, Hyde TM, Weinberger DR, Su B. 2016.
	Impact of a cis-associated gene expression SNP on chromosome 20q11.22 on bipolar disorder susceptibility, hippocampal structure and cognitive performance.
	The British Journal of Psychiatry, 208: 128 - 137.

2015: (* corresponding author)
1.	Su LY, Li H, Lv L, Feng YM, Li GD, Luo R, Zhou HJ, Lei XG, Ma L, Li JL, Xu L, Hu XT*, Yao Y-G*. 2015.
	Melatonin attenuates MPTP-induced neurotoxicity via preventing CDK5-mediated autophagy and SNCA/α-synuclein aggregation.
	Autophagy, 11: 1745 - 1759.

2.	Hu QX, Fan Y, Xu L, Pang W, Wang S, Zheng YT, Lv LB, Yao Y-G*. 2015.
	Analysis of the complete mitochondrial genome and characterization of diverse NUMTs of Macaca leonina.
	Gene, 571: 279 - 285.

3.	Xiang Y-L, Zhang D-F, Wang D, Li Y-Y*, Yao Y-G*. 2015. 
	Common variants of OPA1 conferring genetic susceptibility to leprosy in Han Chinese from Southwest China.
	Journal of Dermatological Science, 80: 133 - 141.

4.	Feng Z-Q, Cheng Y, Yang H-L, Zhu Q, Yu D, Liu Y-P. 2015.
	Molecular characterization, tissue distribution and expression analysis of TRIM25 in Gallus gallus domesticus.
	Gene, 561: 138 - 147.

5.	Bi R, Zhang W, Yu D, Li X, Wang H-Z, Hu Q-X, Zhang C, Lu W, Ni J, Fang Y, Li T, Yao Y-G*. 2015. 
        Mitochondrial DNA haplogroup B5 confers genetic susceptibility to Alzheimer's disease in Han Chinese. 
        Neurobiology of Aging, 36: 1604.e7 - 1604.e16.

6.	Yao Y-G*, Chen Y-B, Liang B. 2015.
	The 3rd symposium on animal models of primates - the application of non-human primates to basic research and translational medicine.
	Journal of Genetics and Genomics, 42: 339 - 341.

7.	Yao Y-G*, Kajigaya S, Young NS. 2015.
	Mitochondrial DNA mutations in single human blood cells.
	Mutation Research-Fundamental and Molecular Mechanisms of Mutagenesis, 779: 68 - 77.

8.	Li X, Zhang W, Tang J, Tan L, Luo X-J, Chen X*, Yao Y-G*. 2015.
	Do nuclear-encoded core subunits of mitochondrial complex I confer genetic susceptibility to schizophrenia in Han Chinese populations?
	Scientific Reports, 5:11076; doi: 10.1038/srep11076.

9.	Zhang C-C, Ren H-Y, Li M-L, Wang Q, Deng W, Guo W-J, Lei W, Xiang B, Zhao L-S, Ma X-H, Yao Y-G, Li T. 2015.
	Apolipoprotein E gene polymorphisms associated with processing speed and executive functions in healthy Han Chinese.
	Neuroscience Bulletin, 31: 368 - 370. 

10.	Zhu Y, Wang Z, Ni J, Zhang Y, Chen M, Cai J, Li X, Zhang W, Zhang C. 2015.
	Genetic variant in NDUFS1 gene is associated with schizophrenia and negative symptoms in Han Chinese.
	Journal of Human Genetics, 60: 11 - 16.

11.	Xu L, Yu D, Peng L, Fan Y, Chen J, Zheng Y-T, Wang C, Yao Y-G*. 2015.
	Characterization of a MAVS ortholog from the Chinese tree shrew (Tupaia belangeri chinensis).
	Developmental & Comparative Immunology, 52: 58 - 68.

12.	Peng M-S, Shi N-N, Yao Y-G, Zhang Y-P. 2015.
	Caveats about interpretation of ancient chicken mtDNAs from northern China.
	Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 112: E1970 - E1971

13.	Li X, Zhang W, Lenca T, Darvasi A, Alkelai A, Lerer B, Jiang H-Y, Zhang D-F, Yu L, Xu X-F, Li M*, Yao Y-G*. 2015.
	Common variants of IRF3 conferring risk of schizophrenia.
	Journal of Psychiatric Research, 64: 64 - 73.

14.	Li X, Zhang W, Zhang C, Yi Z, Zhang D-F,  Gong W, Tang J, Wang D, Lu W, Cheng X, Fang Y, Yao Y-G*. 2015.
	Common variants of the PINK1 and PARL genes do not confer genetic susceptibility to schizophrenia in Han Chinese. 
	Molecular Genetics and Genomics, 290: 585 - 592.

15.	Luo XJ, Mattheisen M, Li M, Huang L, Rietschel M, Borglum AD, Als TD, van den Oord EJ, Aberg KA, Mors O, Mortensen PB, Luo Z, Degenhardt F, Cichon S, Schulze TG, Nothen MM; iPSYCH-GEMS SCZ working group; MooDS SCZ Consortium, Su B, Zhao Z, Gan L, Yao YG. 2015.
	Systematic integration of brain eQTL and GWAS identifies ZNF323 as a novel Schizophrenia risk gene and suggests recent positive selection based on compensatory advantage on pulmonary function.
	Schizophrenia Bulletin, 41: 1294 - 1308.

16.	Peng MS, Fan L, Shi NN, Ning T, Yao YG, Murphy RW, Wang WZ, Zhang YP. 2015.
	DomeTree: a canonical toolkit for mitochondrial DNA analyses in domesticated animals.
	Molecular Ecology Resources, 15: 1238 - 1242.
	Supplementary Information

17.	Tian J-Y, Wang H-W, Li Y-C, Zhang W, Yao Y-G, Straten J, Richards MB, Kong Q-P. 2015.
	A genetic contribution from the Far East into Ashkenazi Jews via the ancient Silk Rood. 
	Scientific Reports, 5: 8377; doi: 10.1038/srep08377.

18.	Jiang H-Y, Li G-D, Dai S-X, Bi R, Zhang D-F, Li Z-F, Xu X-F, Zhou T-C, Yu L*, Yao Y-G*. 2015. 
        Identification of PSEN1 mutations p.M233L and p.R352C in Han Chinese families with early-onset familial Alzheimer’s disease. 
        Neurobiology of Aging, 36: 1602.e3 - 1602.e6.

19.	Wang D, Xu L, Lv L, Su L-Y, Zhang D-F, Bi R, Yu D, Zhang W, Fan Y, Li X-A, Li Y-Y, Yao Y-G*. 2015. 
        Association of the LRRK2 genetic polymorphisms with leprosy in Han Chinese from Southwest China.
        Genes and Immunity, 16: 112 - 119.

20.	Luo X-J, Huang L, Van Den Oord EJ, Aberg KA, Gan L, Zhao Z, Yao Y-G. 2015. 
        Common variants in the MKL1 gene confer risk of Schizophrenia.
        Schizophrenia Bulletin, 41: 715 - 27.
2014: (* corresponding author)
1.	Fan Y, Yu D, Yao Y-G*. 2014. 
        Tree shrew database (TreeshrewDB): a knowledge base for Chinese tree shrew genome biology. 
        Scientific Reports, 4:7145; doi: 10.1038/srep07145.

2.	Zhang X-L, Pang W, Hu X-T, Li J-L, Yao Y-G, Zheng Y-T. 2014.
        Experimental primates and non-human primate (NHP) models of human diseases in China: current status and progress.
	Zoological Research, 35: 447 - 464.

3.	Zhang W, Xiao MS, Ji S, Tang J, Xu L, Li X, Li M, Wang HZ, Jiang HY, Zhang DF, Wang J, Zhang S, Xu XF, Yu L, Zheng P, Chen X, Yao Y-G*. 2014. 
        Promoter variant rs2301228 on the neural cell adhesion molecule 1 gene conferring risk of schizophrenia in Han Chinese.
        Schizophrenia Research, 160: 88 - 96.

4.	Zhong L, Tang J, Kong QP, Sun C, Zhou WP, Yang M, Yao YG, Zhang YP. 2014.
	Reappraising the relationship between mitochondrial DNA variant m.16189T>C and type 2 diabetes mellitus in East Asian populations. 
	Current Molecular Medicine, 14: 1273 - 1278.

5.	Shi NN, Fan L, Yao YG, Peng MS, Zhang YP. 2014.
        Mitochondrial genomes of domestic animals need scrutiny.
        Molecular Ecology, 23: 5393 - 5397;
        Supplementary Information

6.	Huang J, Zhou B, He D-Q, Chen S-Y, Zhu Q, Yao Y-G, Liu Y-P. 2014.
        Sequence variation of melanocortin 1 receptor (MC1R) gene and association with plumage color in domestic geese.
        Journal of Poultry Science, 51: 270 - 274.

7.	Ma L, Wu D-D, Ma SL, Tan L, Chen X, Tang N.L.S*, Yao Y-G*. 2014.
        Molecular evolution in the CREB1 signal pathway and a rare haplotype in CREB1 with genetic predisposition to schizophrenia.
        Journal of Psychiatric Research, 57: 84 - 89.

8.	Zhang W, Tang J, Zhang A-M, Peng M-S, Xie H-B, Tan L, Xu L, Zhang Y-P, Chen X*, Yao Y-G*. 2014.
        A matrilineal genetic legacy from the last glacial maximum confers susceptibility to schizophrenia in Han Chinese.
        Journal of Genetics and Genomics, 41: 397 - 407.

9.	Zhang D-F, Wang D, Li Y-Y*, Yao Y-G*. 2014.
        Mapping genetic variants in the CFH gene for association with leprosy in Han Chinese.
        Genes and Immunity, 15: 506 - 510.

10.	Sun J, Zhang S, He D-Q, Chen S-Y, Duan Z-Y, Yao Y-G, Liu Y-P. 2014.
        Matrilineal genetic structure of domestic geese.
        Journal of Poultry Science, 51: 130 - 137.

11.	Li W-L*, Xiao M-S, Zhang D-F, Yu-D, Yang R-X, Li X-Y, Yao Y-G*. 2014.
        Mutation and expression analysis of the IDH1, IDH2, DNMT3A, and MYD88 genes in colorectal cancer.
        Gene, 546: 263 - 270.

12.	Yu D, Xu L, Liu X-H, Fan Y, Lv L-B, Yao Y-G*. 2014.
        Diverse interleukin-7 mRNA transcripts in Chinese tree shrew (Tupaia belangeri chinensis).
        PLoS One, 9(6): e99859; doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0099859.

13.	Yu D, Xu L, Peng L, Chen S-Y, Liu Y-P, Yao Y-G*. 2014.
        Genetic variations of mitochondrial antiviral signaling gene (MAVS) in domestic chickens.
        Gene, 545: 226 - 232.

14.	Fan Y, Yu D, Yao Y-G*. 2014.
        Positively selected genes of the Chinese tree shrew (Tupaia belangeri chinensis) locomotion system.
        Zoological Research, 35: 240 - 248.

15.	Lu J, Zou Y, Xu L, Yang R-X, Fan Y, Zhang W, Yu D*, Yao Y-G. 2014.
        IDH1 p.R132 mutations may not be actively involved in the carcinogenesis of hepatocellular carcinoma.
        Medical Science Monitor, 20: 247 - 254.

16.	Bi R, Zhao L, Zhang C, Lu W, Feng J-Q, Wang Y, Ni J, Zhang J, Li G-D, Hu Q-X, Wang D, Yao Y-G*, Li T*. 2014.
        No association of the LRRK2 genetic variants with Alzheimer's disease in Han Chinese individuals. 
        Neurobiology of Aging, 35: 444.e5 - 444.e9.

17.	Bandelt H-J, Brandstatter A-K, Richards MB, Yao Y-G, Logan I. 2014.
        The case for the continuing use of the revised Cambridge Reference Sequence (rCRS) and the standardization of notation in human mitochondrial DNA studies.
        Journal of Human Genetics, 59: 66 - 77.

18.	Shao X-L, He S-Y, Zhuang X-Y, Fan Y, Li Y-H, Yao Y-G. 2014.
        mRNA expression and DNA methylation in three key genes involved in caste differentiation in female honeybees (Apis mellifera).
        Zoological Research, 35: 92 - 98.

19.	Hu S-P, Du J-P, Li D-R, Yao Y-G. 2014.
        Mitochondrial DNA Haplogroup Confers Genetic Susceptibility to Nasopharyngeal Carcinoma in Chaoshanese from Guangdong, China.
        PLoS One, 9(1): e87795; doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0087795.

20.	Li X, Zhang W, Zhang C, Gong W, Tang J, Yi Z, Wang D, Lu W, Fang Y, Chen X, Yao Y-G*. 2014.
        No association between genetic variants of the LRRK2 gene and schizophrenia in Han Chinese.
        Neuroscience Letters, 566: 210 - 215.

21.	Peng M-S, He J-D, Fan L, Liu J, Adeola AC, Wu S-F, Murphy RW, Yao Y-G, Zhang Y-P. 2014.
        Retrieving Y chromosomal haplogroup trees using GWAS data.
        European Journal of Human Genetics, 22: 1046 - 1050;
        Supplementary Information
2013: (* corresponding author)
1.    Liu Y-P, Lai R, Yao Y-G, Zhang Z-K, Pu E-T, Cai X-H, Luo X-D. 2013.
       Induced furoeudesmanes: A defense mechanism against stress in Laggera pterodonta, a chinese herbal plant.
       Organic Letters, 15: 4940 - 4943.

2.    Yao Y-G*, Kajigaya S, Samsel L, McCoy JP Jr, Torelli G, Young NS. 2013.
       Apparent mtDNA sequence heterogeneity in single human blood CD34+ cells is markedly affected by storage and transport. 
       Mutation Research-Fundamental and Molecular Mechanisms of Mutagenesis, 751 - 752: 36 - 41.

3.    Zheng M, Bi R, Li W, Landeck L, Chen J-Q, Lao L-M, Cai S-Q, Yao Y-G, Man X-Y. 2013.
       Generalized pure cutaneous Rosai-Dorfman disease: a link between inflammation and cancer not associated with mitochondrial DNA and SLC29A3 gene mutation? 
       Discovery Medicine, 16: 193 - 200.

4.    Sun J, Zhong H, Chen S-Y, Yao Y-G, Liu Y-P. 2013.
       Association between MT-CO3 haplotypes and high-altitude adaptation in Tibetan chicken. 
       Gene, 529: 131 - 137.

5.    Zhang A-M, Wang H, Sun P, Hu Q-X, He Y, Yao Y-G*. 2013.
       Mutation p.G83R in the transthyretin gene is associated with hereditary vitreous amyloidosis in Han Chinese families. 
       Molecular Vision, 19: 1631 - 1638.

6.    Xiao M-S, Chang L, Li W-L, Du Y-S, Pan Y, Zhang D-F, Wen Y, Luo J, Li X-Y*, Yao Y-G*. 2013.
       Genetic polymorphisms of the CASP8 gene promoter may not be associated with colorectal cancer in Han Chinese from Southwest China. 
       PLoS One, 8(7): e67577; doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0067577.

7.    Feng Y-M, Jia Y-F, Su L-Y, Wang D, Lv L, Xu L*, Yao Y-G*. 2013.
       Decreased mitochondrial DNA copy number in the hippocampus and peripheral blood during opiate addiction is mediated by autophagy and can be salvaged by melatonin. 
       Autophagy, 9: 1395 - 1406.

8.    Li Y-Y, Chen W-Y, Li X, Li H-B, Li H-Q, Wang L, He L, Yang X-P, Wang X-C, Huang Y-L, Yao Y-G. 2013.
       Asymptomatic oral yeast carriage and antifungal susceptibility profile of HIV-infected patients in Kunming, Yunnan Province of China. 
       BMC Infectious Diseases, 13: 46; doi: 10.1186/1471-2334-13-46.

9.    Fan L, Yao Y-G*. 2013.
       An update to MitoTool: Using a new scoring system for faster mtDNA haplogroup determination. 
       Mitochondrion, 13: 360 - 363.

10.  Zhuang X-Y, Yao Y-G*. 2013.
       Mitochondrial dysfunction and nuclear-mitochondrial shuttling of TERT are involved in cell proliferation arrest induced by G-druplex ligands. 
       FEBS Letters, 587: 1656 - 1662.

11.  Ma L, Tang J, Wang D, Zhang W, Liu W, Wang D, Liu X-H, Gong W, Yao Y-G*, Chen X*. 2013.
       Evaluating risk loci for schizophrenia distilled from genome-wide association studies in Han Chinese from central China.
       Molecular Psychiatry, 18: 638 - 639.

12.  Liu X-H, Yao Y-G*. 2013.
       Characterization of 12 polymorphic microsatellite markers in the Chinese tree shrew (Tupaia belangeri chinensis).	
       Zoological Research, 32: E62 - E68.

13.  Tu Z, Zhuang X, Yao Y-G, Zhang R. 2013.
       BRG1 is required for formation of senescence-associated heterochromatin foci induced by oncogenic RAS or BRCA1 loss.
       Molecular and Cellular Biology, 33: 1819 - 1829.

14.  Zhang D-F, Huang X-Q, Wang D, Li Y-Y, Yao Y-G*. 2013.
       Genetic variants of complement genes Ficolin-2, Mannose-binding lectin and Complement factor H are associated with leprosy in Han Chinese from Southwest China.
       Human Genetics, 132: 629 - 640.

15.   Fan Y, Huang Z-Y, Cao C-C, Chen C-S, Chen Y-X, Fan D-D, He J, Hou H-L, Hu L, Hu X-T, Jiang X-T, Lai R, Lang Y-S, Liang B, Liao S-G, Mu D, Ma Y-Y, Niu Y-Y, Sun X-Q, Xia J-Q, Jin Xiao, Xiong Z-Q, Xu L,
        Yang L, Zhang Y, Zhao W, Zhao X-D, Zheng Y-T, Zhou J-M, Zhu Y-B, Zhang G-J*, Wang J*, Yao Y-G*. 2013.
        Genome of the Chinese tree shrew.
        Nature Communications, 4: 1426; doi: 10.1038/ncomms2416.

16.   Yao Y-G*, Kajigaya S, Feng X, Samsel L, McCoy JP Jr, Torelli G, Young NS. 2013.
        Accumulation of mtDNA variations in human single CD34+ cells from maternally related individuals: effects of aging and family genetic background.
        Stem Cell Research, 10: 361 - 370.

17.   Miao Y-W, Peng M-S, Wu G-S, Ouyang Y-N, Yang Z-Y, Yu N, Liang J-P, Pianchou G, Beja-Pereira A, Mitra B, Palanichamy MG, Baig M, Chaudhuri TK, Shen Y-Y, Kong Q-P, Murphy RW, Yao Y-G, Zhang Y-P. 2013
        Chicken domestication: an updated perspective based on mitochondrial genomes.
        Heredity, 110: 277 - 282; 
        Supplementary Information

18.   Li D-X, Zhuang X-Y, Zhang Y-P, Guo H, Wang Z, Zhang Q, Feng Y-M, Yao Y-G*. 2013.
        Effects of tai chi on the protracted abstinence syndrome: a time trial analysis.
        The American Journal of Chinese Medicine, 41: 43 - 57.

19.   Ma L, Zhang W, Tang J, Tan L, Yao Y-G*, Chen X. 2013.
        No association between genetic polymorphisms of the NDUFS7 gene and schizophrenia in Han Chinese.
        Psychiatric Genetics, 23: 29 - 32.
2012: (* corresponding author)
1.    Bi R, Zhang A-M, Jia X-Y, Zhang Q, Yao Y-G*. 2012.
       Complete mitochondrial DNA genome sequence variation of Chinese families with mutation m.3635G>A and Leber hereditary optic neuropathy.
       Molecular Vision, 18: 3087 - 3094.

2.    Li Y, Zhang D-F, Zhang S-W, Zeng Y, Yao Y-G*. 2012.
       Screening for mutation R882 in the DNMT3A gene in Chinese patients with hematological disease.
       International Journal of Hematology, 96: 229 - 233.

3.    Chen S-Y, Yao Y-G, Liu Y-P. 2012.
       Species identification of ten common farm animals based on mitochondrial 12S rRNA gene polymophisms.
       Animal Biotechnology, 23: 213 - 220.

4.    Guo H, Zhuang X-Y, Zhang A-M, Zhang W, Yuan Y, Guo L, Yu D, Liu J, Yang D-K, Yao Y-G*. 2012.
       Presence of mutation m.14484T>C in a Chinese family with maternally inherited essential hypertension but no expression of LHON.
       Biochimica et Biophysica Acta-Molecular Basis of Disease, 1822: 1535 - 1543.

5.    Wang D, Su L-Y, Zhang A-M, Li Y-Y, Li X-A, Chen L-L, Long H, Yao Y-G*. 2012.
       Mitochondrial DNA copy number, but not haplogroup, confers a genetic susceptibility to leprosy in Han Chinese from Southwest China.
       PLoS One, 7(6): e38848; doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0038848.

6.    He J-D, Peng M-S, Quang H-H, Dang K-P, Trieu A-V, Wu S-W, Jin J-Q, Murphy R-W, Yao Y-G, Zhang Y-P. 2012.
       Patrilineal perspective on the austronesian diffusion in mainland southeast Asia.
       PLoS One, 7(5): e36437; doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0036437.

7.    Zhang Z-R, Zhu Q, Yao Y-G, Jiang X-S, Du H-R, Liu Y-P. 2012.
       Characterization of the expression profile of calpain-3 (CAPN3) gene in chicken.
       Molecular Biology Reports, 39: 3517 - 3521.

8.    Wang D, Feng J-Q, Li Y-Y, Zhang D-F, Li X-A, Li Q-W, Yao Y-G*. 2012.
       Genetic variants of the MRC1 gene and the IFNG gene are associated with leprosy in Han Chinese from Southwest China.
       Human Genetics, 131: 1251 - 1260.

9.    Zhang A-M, Jia X, Guo X, Zhang Q*, Yao Y-G*. 2012.
       Mitochondrial DNA mutation m.10680G>A is associated with Leber hereditary optic neuropathy in Chinese patients.
       Journal of Translational Medicine, 10: 43; doi: 10.1186/1479-5876-10-43.

10.   Xu L, Chen S-Y, Nie W-H, Jiang X-L, Yao Y-G*. 2012.
        Evaluating the phylogenetic position of Chinese tree shrew (Tupaia belangeri chinensis) based on complete mitochondrial genome: implication
        for using tree shrew as an alternative experimental animal to primates in biomedical research.
        Journal of Genetics and Genomics, 39: 131 - 137.

11.   Liu J, Wang L-D, Sun Y-B, Li E-M, Xu L-Y, Zhang Y-P, Yao Y-G, Kong Q-P. 2012.
        Deciphering the signature of selective constraints on cancerous mitochondrial genome.
        Molecular Biology and Evolution, 29: 1255 - 1261.
2011: (* corresponding author)
1.    Zhang A-M, Jia X, Bi R, Li S, Salas A, Li S, Xiao X, Wang P, Guo X, Kong Q-P, Zhang Q*, Yao Y-G*. 2011.
       Mitochondrial DNA haplogroup background affects LHON, but not suspected LHON, in Chinese patients.
       PLoS One, 6(11): e27750; doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0027750.

2.    Zhang A-M, Bandelt H-J, Jia X, Zhang W, Li S, Yu D, Wang D, Zhuang X-Y, Zhang Q*, Yao Y-G*. 2011.
       Is mitochondrial tRNAphe variant m.593T>C a synergistically pathogenic mutation in Chinese LHON families with m.11778G>A?
       PLoS One, 6: e26511; doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0026511.t001.

3.    Lu F-Y, Xu L, Yin G-X, Wan P, Zhang X-D, Chen W-W, Ding S-P, Yao Y-G*. 2011.
       Identification of mutation c.632G>A (p.G211D) in the ATP2A2 gene and genotype-phenotype correlation in a large
       Chinese family with Darier's disease.
       International Journal of Dermatology, 50: 1366 - 1370.

4.    Bi R, Zhang A-M, Yao Y-G*. 2011.
       Leber's hereditary optic neuropathy.
       Ophthalmology, 118: 1489 - 1489.

5.    Xiao M-S, Zhang D-F, Zeng Y, Cheng Y-F, Yao Y-G*. 2011.
       Polymorphisms in the promoter region of the CASP8 gene are not associated with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma in Chinese patients.
       Annals of Hematology, 90: 1137 - 1144.

6.    Liu F-L, Yao Y-G, Li H, Zheng Y-T. 2011.
       Human rights, ethics, and the protection of intravenous drug users are much improved in China.
       JAIDS Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes, 57: e31 - e32.

7.    Bi R, Li W-L, Chen M-Q, Zhu Z, Yao Y-G*. 2011.
       Rapid identification of mtDNA somatic mutations in gastric cancer tissues based on the mtDNA phylogeny.
       Mutation Research-Fundamental and Molecular Mechanisms of Mutagenesis, 709 - 710: 15 - 20.

8.    Peng M-S, Palanichamy MG, Yao Y-G, Mitra B, Cheng Y-T, Zhao M, Liu J,Wang H-W, Pan H, Wang W-Z, Zhang A-M, Zhang W, Wang D, Zou Y, Yang Y,Chaudhuri TK, Kong Q-P, Zhang Y-P. 2011.
       Inland post-glacial dispersal in East Asia revealed by mitochondrial haplogroup M9a'b.
       BMC Biology, 9: 2; doi: 10.1186/1741-7007-9-2.

9.    Kong Q-P, Sun C, Wang H-W, Zhao M, Wang W-Z, Zhong L, Hao X-D, Pan H, Wang S-Y, Cheng Y-T, Zhu C-L, Wu S-F, Liu L-N, Jin J-Q, Yao Y-G, Zhang Y-P. 2011.
       Large-scale mtDNA screening reveals a surprising matrilineal complexity in East Asia and its implications to the peopling of the region.
       Molecular Biology and Evolution, 28: 513 - 522.

10.  Wang Y, Zhu Q, Zhao X-L, Yao Y-G, Liu Y-P. 2011.
       Age-related expression profile of the SLC27A1 gene in chicken tissues.
       Molecular Biology Reports, 38: 5139-5145; doi: 10.1007/s11033-010-0663-4.

11.  Fan L, Yao Y-G*. 2011.
       MitoTool: A web server for the analysis and retrieval of human mitochondrial DNA sequence variations.
       Mitochondrion, 11: 351 - 356.

12.  Li Y-Y, Li X-A, He L, Wang D, Chen W-Y, Chen L, Lu J-B, Yao Y-G. 2011.
       Trends in new leprosy case detection over 57 years (1952-2008) in Yuxi, Yunnan Province of Southwest China.
       Leprosy Review, 82: 6 - 16.

13.  Chen S-Y, Xu L, Lv L-B, Yao Y-G*. 2011.
       Genetic diversity and matrilineal structure in Chinese tree shrews inhabiting Kunming, China.
       Zoological Research, 32: 17 - 23.
2010: (* corresponding author)
1.    Zhang W, Chen X*, Gong W, Tang J, Tan L, Guo H, Yao Y-G*. 2010.
       Common promoter variants of the NDUFV2 gene do not confer susceptibility to schizophrenia in Han Chinese.
       Behavioral and Brain Functions, 6: 75; doi: 10.1186/1744-9081-6-75.

2.    Chen S-Y, Liu Y-P, Yao Y-G*. 2010.
       Species authentication of commercial beef jerky based on PCR-RFLP analysis of the mitochondrial 12S rRNA gene.
       Journal of Genetics and Genomics, 37: 763 - 769.

3.    Yu D, Jia X, Zhang A-M, Li S, Zou Y, Zhang Q*, Yao Y-G*. 2010.
       Mitochondrial DNA sequence variation and haplogroup distribution in Chinese patients with LHON and m.14484T>C.
       PLoS One, 5: e13426; doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0013426.

4.    Zou Y, Zeng Y, Zhang D-F, Zou S-H, Cheng Y-F*, Yao Y-G*. 2010.
       IDH1 and IDH2 mutations are frequent in Chinese patients with acute myeloid leukemia but rare in other types of hematological disorders.
       Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications, 402: 378 - 383.

5.    Zhang A-M, Jia X, Zhang Q*, Yao Y-G*. 2010.
       No association between the SNPs (rs3749446 and rs1402000) in the PARL gene and LHON in Chinese patients with m.11778G>A.
       Human Genetics, 128: 465 - 468.

6.    Zou Y, Jia X, Zhang A-M, Wang W-Z, Li S, Guo X, Kong Q-P, Zhang Q*, Yao Y-G*. 2010.
       The MT-ND1 and MT-ND5 genes are mutational hotspots for Chinese families with clinical features of LHON but lacking the three primary mutations.
       Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications, 399: 179 - 185.

7.    Bi R, Zhang A-M, Yu D, Chen D, Yao Y-G*. 2010.
       Screening the three LHON primary mutations in the general Chinese population by using an optimized multiplex allele-specific PCR.
       Clinica Chimica Acta, 411: 1671 - 1674.

8.    Bi R, Zhang A-M, Zhang W, Kong Q-P, Wu B-L, Yang X-H, Wang D, Zou Y, Zhang Y-P, Yao Y-G*. 2010.
       The acquisition of an inheritable 50-bp deletion in the human mtDNA control region does not affect the mtDNA copy number in peripheral blood cells.
       Human Mutation, 31: 538 - 543.

9.    Peng M-S, Quang HH, Dang KP, Trieu AV, Wang H-W, Yao Y-G, Kong Q-P, Zhang Y-P. 2010.
       Tracing the Austronesian footprint in mainland Southeast Asia: a perspective from mitochondrial DNA.
       Molecular Biology and Evolution, 27: 2417 - 2430.

10.  Yu D, Jia X, Zhang A-M, Guo X, Zhang Y-P, Zhang Q*, Yao Y-G*. 2010.
       Molecular characterization of six Chinese families with m.3460G>A and Leber hereditary optic neuropathy.
       Neurogenetics, 11: 349 - 356.

11.  Wang Y, Zhu Q, Zhao X-L, Yao Y-G*, Liu Y-P*. 2010.
       Association of FATP1 gene polymorphisms with chicken carcass traits in Chinese meat-type quality chicken populations.
       Molecular Biology Reports, 37: 3683 - 3690.

12.  Kong Q-P, Bandelt H-J, Zhao M, Zhang Y-P, Yao Y-G. 2010.
       Reply to van Oven: Suggestions and caveats for naming mtDNA haplogroup.
       Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 107: E40 - E41.

13.  Wang Q, Wang P, Li S, Xiao X, Jia X, Guo X, Kong Q-P, Yao Y-G, Zhang Q. 2010.
       Mitochondrial DNA haplogroup distribution in Chaoshanese with and without myopia.
       Molecular Vision 16: 303 - 309.

14.  Zhou B, Chen S-Y, Zhu Q, Yao Y-G, Liu Y-P. 2010.
       Matrilineal components and genetic relationship of Silkies from China and Japan.
       Journal of Poultry Science, 47: 22 - 27
2009: (* corresponding author)
1.   Yao Y-G, Salas A, Logan I, Bandelt H-J. 2009.
      mtDNA data-mining in GenBank needs surveying.
      American Journal of Human Genetics, 85: 929 - 933.

2.   Zhao M, Kong Q-P, Wang H-W, Peng M-S, Xie X-D, Wang W-Z, Jiayang, Duan J-G, Cai M-C, Zhao S-N, Cidanpingcuo, Tu Y-Q, Wu S-F, Yao Y-G, Bandelt H-J, Zhang Y-P. 2009.
      Mitochondrial genome evidence reveals successful Late Paleolithic settlement on the Tibetan Plateau.
      Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 106: 21230 - 21235.

3.   Bandelt H-J, Salas A, Taylor RW, Yao Y-G*. 2009.
      The exaggerated status of "novel" and "pathogenic" mtDNA sequence variants due to inadequate database searches.
      Human Mutation, 30: 191 - 196.

4.   Zhang A-M, Zou Y, Guo X, Jia X, Zhang Q*, Yao Y-G*. 2009
      Mitochondrial DNA mutation m.3635G>A may be associated with Leber hereditary optic neuropathy in Chinese.
      Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications, 386: 392 - 395.

5.   Chen S-Y, Huang Y, Zhu Q, Fontanesi L, Yao Y-G*, Liu Y-P*. 2009.
      Sequence characterization of the MC1R gene in yak (Poephagus grunniens) breeds with different coat colours.
      Journal of Biomedicine and Biotechnology, Volume 2009, Article ID 861046; in press; doi: 10.1155/2009/861046.

6.   Zhang Z-R, Liu Y-P, Yao Y-G, Jiang X, Du H, Zhu Q. 2009.
      Identification and association of the single nucleotide polymorphisms in calpain3 (CAPN3) gene with carcass traits in chickens.
      BMC Genetics, 10: 10; doi: 10.1186/1471-2156-10-10.

7.   Bandelt H-J, Yao Y-G, Bravi CM, Salas A, Kivisild T. 2009.
      Median network analysis of defectively sequenced entire mitochondrial genomes from early and contemporary disease studies.
      Journal of Human Genetics, 54: 174 - 181.

8.   Liu Y-P, Cao S-X, Chen S-Y, Yao Y-G, Liu T-Z. 2009.
      Genetic diversity of Chinese domestic goat based on the mitochondrial DNA sequence variation.
      Journal of Animal Breeding and Genetics, 126: 80 - 89.
2008: (* corresponding author)
1.   Ji Y, Zhang A-M, Jia X, Zhang Y-P, Xiao X, Li S, Guo X, Bandelt H-J, Zhang Q, Yao Y-G*. 2008.
      Mitochondrial DNA haplogroups M7b1'2 and M8a affect clinical expression of Leber Hereditary Optic Neuropathy in Chinese families with the m.11778G>A mutation.
      American Journal of Human Genetics, 83: 760 - 768.

2.   Yao Y-G*, Kong Q-P, Salas A, Bandelt H-J. 2008.
      Pseudo-mitochondrial genome haunts disease studies.
      Journal of Medical Genetics, 45: 769 - 772.

3.   He D-Q, Zhu Q, Chen S-Y, Wang H-Y, Liu Y-P*, Yao Y-G*. 2008.
      A homogenous nature of Chinese native duck matrilineal pool.
      BMC Evolutionary Biology, 8: 298; doi: 10.1186/1471-2148-8-298.

4.   Bandelt H-J, Yao Y-G, Richards M, Salas A. 2008.
      The brave new era of human genetic testing.
      BioEssays, 30: 1246 - 1251.

5.   Kong Q-P, Salas A, Sun C, Fuku N, Tanaka M, Zhong L, Wang C-Y, Yao Y-G, Bandelt H-J. 2008.
      Distilling artificial recombinants from large sets of complete mtDNA genomes.
      PLoS One, 3: e3016; doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0003016.

6.   Zhang A-M, Jia X, Yao Y-G*, Zhang Q*. 2008.
      Co-occurrence of A1555G and G11778A in a Chinese family with high penetrance of Leber's hereditary optic neuropathy.
      Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications, 376: 221 - 224.

7.   Wang H-W, Jia X, Ji Y, Kong Q-P, Zhang Q*, Yao Y-G*, Zhang Y-P. 2008.
      Strikingly different penetrance of LHON in two Chinese families with primary mutation G11778A is independent of mtDNA haplogroup
      background and secondary mutation G13708A.
      Mutation Research-Fundamental and Molecular Mechanisms of Mutagenesis, 643: 48 - 53.

8.   Bandelt H-J, Yao Y-G, Salas A. 2008.
      The search of 'novel' mtDNA mutations in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy: MITOMAPping as a risk factor.
      International Journal of Cardiology, 126: 439 - 442.

9.   Chen S-Y, Liu Y-P, Wang W, Gao C-Z, Yao Y-G, Lai S-J. 2008.
      Dissecting the matrilineal components of Tongjiang cattle from southwest China.
      Biochemical Genetics, 46: 206 - 215.
Papers in Chinese: (* corresponding author)
1.   徐林, 张云, 梁斌, 吕龙宝, 陈策实, 陈勇彬, 周巨民, 姚永刚*. 2013.
      实验动物树鼩和人类疾病的树鼩模型研究概述.
      动物学研究, 34(2): 59 - 69. 

2.   许凌, 范宇, 蒋学龙, 姚永刚*. 2013.
      树鼩进化分类地位的分子证据.
      动物学研究, 34(2): 70 - 76.

3.   张阿梅, 姚永刚*. 2013.
      Leber遗传性视神经病变研究进展和挑战.
      遗传, 35(2): 123 - 135.