Wu J, Bao J, Kim M, Yuan S, Tang C, Zheng H, Mastick GS, Xu C, Yan W (2014). Two miRNA clusters, miR-34b/c and miR-449, are essential for normal brain development, motile ciliogenesis and spermatogenesis. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA , 111(28): E2851-E2857. DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1407777111.

Yuan S, Ortogero N, Wu Q, Zheng H, Yan W (2014). Murine Follicular Development Requires Oocyte DICER, but Not DROSHA. Biology of Reproduction,  DOI: 10.1095/biolreprod.114.119370. 



Yanagimachi R, Harumi T, Matsubara H, Yan W, Yuan S, Yamaha E, Arai K, Hirohashi K, Tomoriha I, Matsubara T, Andoh T, Vines C, Cherr G. (2017).  Chemical and Physical Guidance of Fish Spermatozoa into the Egg through the Micropyle. Biology of Reproduction. 2017 Apr 1;96(4):780-799. DOI:10.1093/biolre/iox015


Yuan S, Zheng H, Zheng Z, Yan W (2013). Proteomic Analyses Reveal a Role of Cytoplasmic Droplets as an Energy Source during Epididymal Sperm Maturation. PLoS ONE , 8(10): e77466. DOI:10.1371/journal.pone.0077466.

Bao J, Yuan S, Maestas A, Bhetwal B, Schuster A, Yan W (2013).
Stk31 is dispensable for embryonic development and spermatogenesis in mice.  Molecular Reproduction and Development,  80(10): 786.

Xu H
#, Yuan S#, Zheng Z, Yan W (2013). The cytoplasmic droplet may be indicative of sperm motility and normal spermiogenesis.Asian Journal of Andrology, 15, 799-805. DOI:10.1038/aja.2013.69. (#Equal contribution)



Yuan S, Tang C, Schuster A, Zhang Y, Zheng H, Yan W (2016). Paternal pachytene piRNAs are not required for fertilization, embryonic development and sperm-mediated epigenetic inheritance in mice.  Environmental Epigenetics. 2016 Dec;2(4). pii: dvw021. DOI:10.1093/eep/dvw021.

Fededa J, Esk C, Mierzwa B, Stanyte R, Yuan S, Zheng H, Ebnet K, Yan W, Knoblich J & Gerlich D (2016).  microRNA-34/449 controls mitotic spindle orientation during mammalian cortex development. EMBO Journal. 2016 Nov 15;35(22):2386-2398. DOI:10.15252/embj.201694056

Schuster A, Tang C, Xie Y, Ortogero N, Yuan S, Yan W (2016). SpermBase: a database for sperm RNA contents. Biology of Reproduction. 2016 Nov 1;95(5):99.  DOI: 10.1095/ biolreprod.116.142190.

Yuan S, Schuster AS, Tang C, Ortogero N, Bao J. Zheng H, Yan W (2016). Sperm-borne miRNAs and endo-siRNAs are important for fertilization and preimplantation development.  Development 143(4): 635-647. DOI: 10.1242/dev.131755.

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Yuan S, McSinggin H, Zheng H, Yan W (2015). A Testis-Specific Gene, Ubqlnl, Is Dispensable for Mouse Embryonic Development and SpermatogenesisMolecular Reproduction and Development, 82: 408-409. DOI: 10.1002/mrd.22504.

Oliver DK, Yuan S, Yan W (2015). Cas9/CRISPR-mediated genome editing results in pervasive genotypic mosaicism in founder mice derived from pronuclear injectionsPLoS ONE ,10(6): e0129457. DOI:10.1371/journal.pone.0129457.

Yuan S, Qin W, Riordan CR, McSwiggin, H, Zheng H, Yan W (2015). Ubqln3, a testis-specific gene, is dispensable for embryonic development and spermatogenesis in mice. Molecular Reproduction and Development,  82:266-267.

Yuan S, Oliver DK, Schuster A, Zheng H, Yan W (2015). Breeding scheme and maternal small RNAs affect the efficiency of transgenerational inheritance of a paramutation in mice. Scientific Reports , Article number: 9266, DOI:10.1038/srep09266.

Yuan S, Stratton CJ, Bao J, Zheng H, Bhetwal BP, Yanagimachi, R, Yan W (2015). Spata6 is required for normal assembly of the sperm connecting piece and tight head-tail conjunction.  PNAS ,112(5): E430-E439.

Yuan S, Tang C, Wu J, Zheng H, Xu C, Yan W (2015). Sperm-borne mir-34b/c and mir-449 are Dispensable for The First Cleavage Division in Mice.   Biology OpenDOI: 10.1242/bio.201410959.

Bao J, Tang C, Yuan S, Porse BT, Yan W (2015). UPF2, a nonsense-mediated mRNA decay factor, is required for prepubertal Sertoli cell development and male fertility by ensuring fidelity of the transcriptome. Development. 2015, 142(2):352-62. DOI: 10.1242/dev.115642. 

Fang N, Cao C, Wen Y, Wang X, Yuan S#, Huang X# (2018). MicroRNA profile comparison of testicular tissues derived from successful and unsuccessful microdissection testicular sperm extraction retrieval in non-obstructive azoospermia patients. Reprod Fertil Dev. 2018 Nov 14. DOI: 10.1071/RD17423. (#Corresponding author)

Yin Y, Zhou L, Yuan S# (2018). Enigma of Retrotransposon Biology in Mammalian Early Embryos and Embryonic Stem Cells.Stem Cells International.  2018 Jul 15; 2018:6239245.DOI:10.1155/2018/6239245.  (#Corresponding author)

Wang X, Wen Y, Dong J, Cao C, Yuan S# (2018). Systematic in-depth proteomic analysis of mitochondria-associated endoplasmic reticulum membranes (MAM) in mouse and human testes. Proteomics. 2018 May 21:e1700478.DOI: 10.1002/pmic.201700478.  (#Corresponding author)

Cao C, Wen Y, Dong J, Wang X, Qin W, Huang X, Yuan S#. (2018).  Maternally expressed miR-379/miR-544 cluster is dispensable for testicular development and spermatogenesis in mice. Mol Reprod Dev. 2018 Mar;85(3):175-177.  DOI:10.1002/mrd.22957     (#Corresponding author)

Cao C, Wen Y, Wang X, Fang N, Yuan S#, Huang X#. (2018).  Testicular piRNA profile comparison between successful and unsuccessful micro-TESE retrieval in NOA patients. J Assist Reprod Genet. 2018 May;35(5):801-808.DOI:10.1007/s10815-018-1134-4   (#Corresponding author)