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Liang Jian-Hui


                              Professor of Neuropsychopharmacology

                             Psychiatrist (Doctor's License No:19991111)


Department of Molecular and Cellular Pharmacology

School of Pharmaceutical Sciences

Peking University

38 Xue Yuan Road, Haidian District

Beijing 100191, P. R. China


Tel: (8610) 82802452 (office)

         (8610) 82756271 (home)

Mobile: (8610) 13520380859



Academic member

Founder/Regular member:Asian Pacific Society for Alcohol and Addiction Research (APSAAR) (2009 to present)

Secretary-General:Division of Neuropyschoharmacology, Chinese Pharmacological Society (2005 to present)

Vice Chair: Division of Neuropsychopharmacology, Beijing Pharmacological Society (2011 to present)

Deputy Chief Editor: Metabolic Brain Disease (2015 to present)

 Research field: Neuropsychopharmacology

(1) Behavioral plasticity induced by psychoactive substance and Chaperone-mediated opioid addiction in rats, mice, and zebra fishes.

(2) Anti-alcoholism of extracts, fractions and compounds from Traditional Chinese medicine and the mechanism underlying their pharmacological profiles in alcohol-preferring rats and mice.

(3) A new model of comorbidity between depression and anxiety induced by Liang's contextual-stress box and the pathophysiological mechanisms in mice.

 Main publication:

  1. Qin WJ, Wang YT, Li PM, Wang XX, Li JX, Noori HR, Bernardi RE, Liang JH*, Zhang XL*. Context- and time-dependent neurobiological and behavioral sensitization induced by a single morphine exposure in mice. Psychopharmacology (Berl). 2016 Apr; 233(7):1147-55.doi: 10.1007/s00213- 015-4197-2.
  2. Wen RT, Feng WY, Liang JH*, Zhang HT*. Role of phosphodiesterase 4-mediated cyclic AMP signaling in pharmacotherapy for substance dependence. Curr Pharm Des. 2015;21(3):355-64.
  3. Gao JL, Tu SA, Liu J, Zhang JM, Huang Y, Han M, Liang JH*. An-jun-ning, a traditional herbal formula, attenuates spontaneous withdrawal symptoms via modulation of the dopamine system in morphine-dependent rats.BMC Complement Altern Med. 2014 Aug 19;14:308. doi: 10.1186/1472-6882-14-308.
  4. Yu-ling LI, Qing LIU, Qi GONG, Jun-xu LI, Shou-peng WEI, Yan-ting WANG, Hui LIANG, Min ZHANG, Li JING, Zheng YONG, Andrew J. LAWRENCEand Jian-hui LIANG*, The glycine receptor antagonist brucine decreases ethanol  intake and preference  in alcohol-preferring Fawn-Hooded rats. Acta Pharmacol Sin. 2014 Jul;35(7):853-61. doi: 10.1038/aps.2014.28. Epub 2014 Jun 9.
  5. Jing L, Zhang M, Li JX, Huang P, Liu Q, Li YL, Liang H, Liang JH*. Comparison of single versus repeated methamphetamine injection induced behavioral sensitization in mice. Neurosci Lett. 2014 Feb 7;560:103-6. doi: 10.1016/j.neulet.2013.12.024. Epub 2013 Dec 19.
  6. Yan-Ting Wang, Wang-Jun Qin, Qing Liu, Yu-Ling Li, Hui Liang, Feng Chen, Andrew J. Lawrence and Jian-Hui Liang*. Chaperone heat shock protein 70 in nucleus accumbens core: a novel biological target of behavioural sensitization to morphine in rats. Int J Neuropsychopharmacol. 2014. 17(3): p. 469-84. doi:10.1017/S1461145713001429 .
  7. Qin WJ, Wang YT, Zhang M, Wen RT, Liu Q, Li YL, Chen F, Lawrence AJ, Liang JH*. Molecular chaperone heat shock protein 70 participates in the labile phase of the development of behavioural sensitization induced by a single morphine exposure in mice. Int J Neuropsychopharmacol. 2013(16):647-659. Epub 2012 May 30:1-13. doi:10.1017/S1461145712000557 [Epub ahead of print] .
  8. Wen RT, Zhang M, Qin WJ, Liu Q, Wang WP, Lawrence AJ, Zhang HT, Liang JH*. The Phosphodiesterase-4 (PDE4) Inhibitor Rolipram Decreases Ethanol Seeking and Consumption in Alcohol-Preferring Fawn-Hooded Rats. Alcohol Clin Exp Res. 2012 Dec;36(12):2157-67. doi: 10.1111/j.1530-0277.2012.01845.x. Epub 2012 Jun 4.
  9. Zhang M, Jing L, Liu Q, Wen RT, Li JX, Li YL, Gong Q, Liang JH*. Tramadol induces conditioned place preference in rats: Interactions with morphine and buprenorphine. Neurosci Lett. 2012 Jun 27;520(1):87-91. Epub 2012 May 22.
  10. Qing Liu, Min Zhang, Wang-Jun Qin, Yan-Ting Wang, Yu-Ling Li1, Li Jing, Jun-Xu Li, Andrew J. Lawrence, Jian-Hui Liang* Septal Nuclei Critically Mediate the Development of Behavioral Sensitization to a Single Morphine Injection in Rats.Brain Res. 2012 May 15;1454:90-9.
  11. Qing Liu, Wang-Jun Qin, Min Zhang, Yan-Ting Wang, Li Jing, Jun-Xu Li,Jian-Hui Liang*. Morphine attenuates frustration-like behavior induced by sucrose reward deprivation in rats.Neural Regen Res. 2011;6(28):2211-2216.
  12. Jing L, Luo J, Zhang M, Qin WJ, Li YL, Liu Q, Wang YT, Lawrence AJ,Liang JH*. Effect of the histone deacetylase inhibitors on behavioural sensitization to a single morphine exposure in mice. Neurosci Lett. 2011 Mar 22. 494 (2011) 169–173 [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 21396430. DOI:10.1016/j.neulet.2011.03.005.
  13. Qing Liu, Andrew J. Lawrence, Jian-hui Liang*. Traditional Chinese medicine for treatment of alcoholism: from ancient to modern. Am J Chin Med. 2011;39(1):1-13. DOI: 10.1142/S0192415X11008609.
  14. Luo J, Jing L, Qin WJ, Zhang M, Lawrence AJ, Chen F, Liang JH*. Transcription and protein synthesis inhibitors reduce the induction of behavioural sensitization to a single morphine exposure and regulate Hsp70 expression in the mouse nucleus accumbens. Int J Neuropsychopharmacol. 2011 Feb;14(1):107-21. Epub 2010 Jun 2. doi:10.1017/S146114571000057X PMID: 20519062 [PubMed - in process].
  15. Sun YP, Liu Q, Luo J, Guo P, Chen F, Lawrence AJ, Liang JH*. Systemic Administration of Arecoline Reduces Ethanol-Induced Sleeping Through Activation of Central Muscarinic Receptor in Mice. Alcohol Clin Exp Res. 2010 (January), 34(1): 150 – 157; Published Online: Oct 23 2009 4:25PM, DOI: 10.1111/j.1530-0277.2009.01076.x
  16. Jian-Hui Liang,Feng Chen, Michael S. Cowen, Fiona Y. Carroll, Duncan Crawford, Philip M. Beart, Andrew J. Lawrence*. The GABAB receptor allosteric modulator CGP7930, like baclofen, reduces operant self-administration of ethanol in alcohol-preferring rats. Neuropharmacology. 2006 Apr; 50(5):632-9.
  17. Jian-Hui Liang*,Keng Wang, Hong-Lei Sun, and Rong Han. Potentiating effect of tramadol on methamphetamine-induced behavioral sensitization in mice. Psychopharmacology (Berl). 2006 Mar; 185(1):1-10.
  18. Li JX, Han R, Deng YP, Chen SQ, Liang JH* Different effects of valproate on methamphetamine- and cocaine-induced behavioral sensitization in mice. Behav Brain Res. 2005 Jun 3;161(1):125-32.
  19. Wen-Li Zhao, Ze-Hui Gong,Jian-Hui Liang*. A new buprenorphine analogy, thenorphine, inhibits morphine-induced behavioral sensitization in mice.Acta Pharmacol Sin. 2004, November; 25 (11): 1413-1418.
  20. Li JX, Zhao WL,Liang JH*. Effects of carbamazepine on morphine-induced behavioral sensitization in mice. Brain Res. 2004 Sep 3; 1019(1-2):77-83.
  21. Li JX, Zhang Q, Liang JH*. Valproate prevents the induction, but not the expression of morphine sensitization in mice. Behav Brain Res. 2004 Jul 9; 152(2):251-7.
  22. Liang JH*,Li JX, Wang XH, Chen B, Lu Y, Zhang P, Han R, Ye XF. L-type calcium channel blockers enhance 5-HTP-induced antinociception in mice. Acta Pharmacol Sin. 2004 May; 25(5):644-50.
  23. Zhou JL, Liang JH*, Zheng JW, Li CL.  Nerve growth factor protects R2 cells against neurotoxicity induced by methamphetamine. Toxicol Lett. 2004 Apr 21;150(2):221-7.
  24. Ye XF, Lu Y, Zhang P, Liang JH*. Calmodulin inhibitor trifluoperazine attenuates the development and expression of morphine-induced conditioned place preference in rats. Eur J Pharmacol. 2004 Feb 23;486(3):265-71.
  25. Zhang Q, Li JX, Zheng JW, Liu RK, Liang JH*. L-type Ca (2+) channel blockers inhibit the development but not the expression of sensitization to morphine in mice. Eur J Pharmacol. 2003 Apr 25;467(1-3):145-50.
  26. Liang JH*, Wang XH, Liu RK, Sun HL, Ye XF, Zheng JW.  Buspirone-induced antinociception is mediated by L-type calcium channels and calcium/caffeine-sensitive pools in mice. Psychopharmacology (Berl). 2003 Mar;166(3):276-83.
  27. Sun HL, Zheng JW, Wang K, Liu RK, Liang JH*.  Tramadol reduces the 5-HTP-induced head-twitch response in mice via the activation of mu and kappa opioid receptors. Life Sci. 2003 Jan 31;72(11):1221-30.