• Mondragon AA, Yalonetskaya A, Ortega AJ, Zhang Y, Naranjo O, Elguero J, Chung WS, McCall K. Lysosomal Machinery Drives Extracellular Acidification to Direct Non-apoptotic Cell Death. Cell Rep. 2019 Apr 2;27(1):11-19.e3. doi: 10.1016/j.celrep.2019.03.034.

  • Lee EB and Chung WS. Glial control of Synapse number in healthy and diseased brain. Front. Cell. Neurosci. 2019 Feb | https://doi.org/10.3389/fncel.2019.00042

  • Choi BY, Lee SH, Choi HC, Lee SK, Yoon HS, Park JB, Chung WS, Suh SW.Alcohol dependence treating agent, acamprosate, prevents traumatic brain injury-induced neuron death through vesicular zinc depletion. Transl Res. 2019 Jan 17. pii: S1931-5244(19)30014-3. doi: 10.1016/j.trsl.2019.01.002. [Epub ahead of print]

  • Byun YK and Chung WS. IIn Vitro Engulfment Assay to Measure Phagocytic Activity of Astrocytes Using Synaptosomes. Methods Mol Biol. 2019;1938:155-168. doi: 10.1007/978-1-4939-9068-9_11.

  • Islam R, Kim JG, Park Y, Cho JY, Cap KC, Kho AR, Chung WS, Suh SW, Park JB. Insulin induces phosphorylation of pyruvate dehydrogenase through RhoA activation pathway in HepG2 cells. FASEB J. 2018 Sep 18:fj201800917R. doi: 10.1096/fj.201800917R

  • Lee JH, Lee JE, Kahng JY, Kim SH, Park JS, Yoon SJ, Um JY, Kim WK, Lee JK, Park J, Kim EH, Lee JH, Lee JH, Chung WS, Ju YS, Park SH, Chang JH, Kang SG, Lee JH. Human glioblastoma arises from subventricular zone cells with low-level driver mutations. Nature. 2018 Aug 1. doi: 10.1038/s41586-018-0389-3

  • Byun YK and Chung WS. A Novel In Vitro Live-imaging Assay of Astrocyte-mediated Phagocytosis Using pH Indicator-conjugated Synaptosomes. J Vis Exp. 2018 Feb 5;(132). doi: 10.3791/5664018 Feb 5;(132). doi: 10.3791/5664

  • Jung YJ and Chung WS. Phagocytic roles of glial cells in healthy and diseased brains. Biomol Ther, 2018 Jan 10. doi: 10.4062/biomolther.2017.133. [Epub ahead of print]



  • Lutz AB, Chung WS, Sloan SA, Carson GA, Zhou L, Lovelett E, Posada S, Zuchero JB, Barres BA. Schwann cells use TAM receptor-mediated phagocytosis in addition to autophagy to clear myelin in a mouse model of nerve injury. Proc. Nat. Acad. Sci. USA. published ahead of print September 5, 2017, doi:10.1073/pnas.1710566114

  • Liddelow SA, Guttenplan KA, Clarke LE, Bennett FC, Bohlen CJ, Schirmer L, Bennett ML, Münch AE, Chung WS, Peterson TC, Wilton DK, Frouin A, Napier BA, Panicker N, Kumar M, Buckwalter MS, Rowitch DH, Dawson VL, Dawson TM, Stevens B, Barres BA. Neurotoxic reactive astrocytes are induced by activated microglia. Nature. 2017 Jan 26;541(7638):481-487. doi: 10.1038/nature21029. Epub 2017 Jan 18.



  • Chung WS+, Verghese PB, Chakraborty C, Joung J, Hyman BT, Ulrich JD, Holtzman DM and Barres BA. (2016), A novel allele-dependent role for APOE in controlling the rate of synapse pruning by astrocytes. Proc. Nat. Acad. Sci. USA. 2016 Sep 6;113(36):10186-91. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1609896113., (+Corresponding author).

  • Reischauer S, Stone OA, Villasenor A, Chi N, Jin SW, Martin M, Lee MT, Fukuda N, Marass M, Witty A, Fiddes I, Kuo T, Chung WS, Salek S, Lerrigo R, Alsiö J, Luo S, Tworus D, Augustine SM, Mucenieks S, Nystedt B, Giraldez AJ, Schroth GP, Andersson O and Stainier DY (2016). Cloche is a bHLH-PAS transcription factor that drives haemato-vascular specification. Nature 535, 294–298 (14 July 2016) doi:10.1038/nature18614




  • Chung WS*, Welsh CA*, Barres BA and Stevens B. Do glia drive synaptic and cognitive impairment in disease? Nature Neurosci. Nov;18(11):1539-45. doi: 10.1038/nn.4142. Epub 2015 Oct 27 (* Equally contributed). Highlighted in Faculty of 1000

  • Chung WS, Allen NJ and Eroglu C. Glia Monograph: Astrocytes Control Synapse Formation, Function, and Elimination. Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press. Feb 6;7(9). pii: a020370. doi: 10.1101/cshperspect.a020370.



  • Chung WS+, Clarke LE*, Wang GX*, Stafford BK, Sher A, Chakraborty C, Joung J, Foo LC, Thompson A, Chen C, Smith SJ and Barres BA. (2013). Astrocytes mediate synapse elimination through MEGF10 and MERTK pathways. Nature (Article). Dec 19;504(7480):394-400 (+ Corresponding author, * Equally contributed). Highlighted in Faculty of 1000



  • Chung WS+ and Barres BA. The role of glial cells in synapse elimination. Curr Opin Neurobiol. Jun;22(3):438-45, (+ Corresponding author)



  • Foo LC, Allen NJ, Bushong EA, Ventura PB, Chung WS, Zhou L, Cahoy JD, Daneman R, Zong H, Ellisman MH, Barres BA. Development of a method for the purification and culture of rodent astrocytes. Neuron. Sep 8;71(5):799-811.



  • Chung WS*, Andersson O*, Row R, Kimelman D and Stainier DY. Suppression of Alk8-mediated Bmp signaling cell-autonomously induces pancreatic β-cells. Proc. Nat. Acad. Sci. USA. Jan 19;107(3):1142-7. (* Equally contributed).


  • Chung WS+ and Barres BA. Selective Remodeling: Refining Neural Connectivity at the Neuromuscular Junction. PLoS Biology. August,7(8):e1000185 (+ Corresponding author).



  • Chung WS*, Shin CH*, and Stainier DY. (2008). Bmp2 signaling regulates the hepatic vs pancreatic fate decision. Dev Cell. 15, 738-748 (* Equally contributed). Highlighted inFaculty of 1000

  • Chung WS and Stainier DY. (2008). Intra-endodermal interactions are required for pancreatic β-cell induction. Dev Cell. 14, 582-593. Highlighted in Faculty of 1000

  • Shin CH, Chung WS, Hong S, Ober EA, Verkade H, Field HA, and Stainier DY. (2008). Multiple roles for Med12 in vertebrate endoderm development. Dev Bio. 15, 467-479.



  • Bae SK, Chung WS, Kim EJ, Rhee JK, Kwon JW, Kim WB and Lee MG. (2004). Pharmacokinetics of DA-7867, a new oxazolidinone, after intravenous or oral administration to rats: intestinal first-pass effect. Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 48, 659-662.

  • Bae SK, Chung WS, Kim EJ, Rhee JK, Kwon JW, Kim WB and Lee MG. (2004). Pharmacokinetic blood partition and protein binding of DA-7867, a new oxazolidinone. Biopharm Drug Dispos. 25, 127-35



  • Chung WS, Kim EJ, Lee I, Kim SG, Lee MG and Kim SH. (2003). The effects of growth hormones on pharmacokinetics of chlorzoxazone in rats with acute renal failure induced by uranyl nitrate. Life Sci. 73. 253-63.