Peng Li
Prof. Peng Li

Department of Medicine

University of California, USA

Project Scientist



1984 Postdoctoral training, Department of Physiology, University of Birmingham, UK

1955 M.D., Faculty of Medicine, Shanghai First Medical College, China

Publications (Selected)

  1. Chu XP, Xu NS, Li P, Mao LM and Wang JQ (1999) Inhibition of cardiovascular activity following microiinjection of novel opioid-like neuropeptide nociceptin (orphanin FQ) into the rat rostral ventrolateral medulla. Brain Res. 829:134-142.
  2. 128. Chu XP, Xu NS, Li P and Wang JQ (1999) Endomorphin-1 and endomorphin-2 endogenous ligands for mu opioid receptor, differentially inhibit electric activity of rat rostral ventrolateral medulla neurons in vitro. Neuroscience 93: 681-686.
  3. Peng Li, Stephanie-Tjen-Looi, and John C. Longhurst (2001). Rostral ventrolateral medullary opioid receptor subtypes in the inhibitory effect of electroacupuncture on reflex autonomic response in cat. Autonomic Neuroscience: Basic and Clinical. 89:38-47.
  4. Cheung LL, Li P and Wong C (2001) Mechanism of acupuncture therapy and clinical case studies. Routledge, Taylor & Francis Books Ltd. London, UK.
  5. Z. –L. Guo, P. Li, J.C. Longhurst. (2002) Central pathways in the pons and midbrain involved in cardiac sympathoexcitatory reflexes in cats. Neuroscience 113: 435-447.
  6. A Sato, P Li and J Campbell (2002) Acupuncture: Is there a physiological basis, Satellite Symposium of the 34th World Congress of the IUPS, Auckland, 24 August 2001. Elsevier Science B. V. Excerpta Medica, International Congress Series 1238. Amsterdam. The Netherlands.
  7. Y. J. Peng, N. Wang, Q. L. Gong, P. Li (2002). Caudal ventrolateral medulla mediates the depressor response elicited by the greater splanchnic nerve afferent stimulation in rats. Neuroscience Letters 325: 134-138.
  8. P. Li, K. Rowshan, M. Crisostomo, S.C. Tjen-A-Looi, J.C. Longhurst (2002). Effect of electroacupuncture on pressor reflex during gastric distention. Am. J. Physiol. Regulatory, Integrative and Comparative Physiol. 283: R1335-R1345.
  9. S. Tjen-A-Looi, P. Li, J.C. Longhurst (2003). Prolonged inhibition of rostral ventral lateral medullary premotor sympathetic neurons by electroacupuncture in cats. Auton. Neuroscience: basic and clinical. 106: 119-131.
  10. Peng Li, Olasimbo Ayannusi, Cheryl Reid, John C. Longhursrt (2004). Inhibitory effect of electroacupuncture (EA) on the pressor response induced by exercise stress. Clinical Autonomic Research. 14: 182-188.
  11. Stephanie C Tjen-A-Looi, Peng Li, John C Longhurst (2004). Medullary substrate and differential cardiovascular responses in response to specific acupoints. Am J Physiol Regul Integr Comp Physiol. R287: R852-862.
  12. Zhou, W., Fu, L., Tjen-A-Looi, S. C., Li, P., Longhurst, J. C. (2005). Afferent Mechanisms Underlying Stimulation Modality-Related Modulation of Acupuncture-Related Cardiovascular Responses. J Appl Physiol 98:872-880.
  13. Melissa M. Crisostomo, Peng Li, Stephanie C. Tjen-A-Looi and John C. Longhurst. (2005). Nociceptin in rVLM mediates electroacupuncture inhibition of Cardiovascular reflex excitatory response in rats. J. Appl Physiol 98: 2056-2063.
  14. Peng Li, Stephanie C. Tjen-A-Looi and John C. Longhurst. (2006). Excitatory projections from arcuate nucleus to ventrolateral periaqueductal gray in electro-acupuncture inhibition of cardiovascular reflexes. Am J Physiol. Heart and Circ Physiol 290: H2535-3542.
  15. Stephanie C. Tjen-A-Looi, Peng Li and John C. Longhurst (2006). Midbrain vlPAG inhibits rVLM in cardiovascular sympathoexcitatory responses during electroacupuncture. Am J Physiol. Heart and Circulation. Am J Physiol Heart and Circ Physiol 290: H2543-2553.
  16. Tjen-A-Looi SC, P Li and JC Longhurst (2007). Role of medullary GABA, opioids, and nociceptin in prolonged inhibition of cardiovascular sympathoexcitatory reflex during electroacupuncture in cats. Am. J. Physiol Heart Circ Physiol 293: H3627-3625.
  17. 143. Peng Li, Stephanie C. Tjen-A-Looi, Zhi-Ling Guo, Liang-Wu Fu, and John C. Longhurst. (2009). Long-loop pathways in cardiovascular electroacupuncture responses. J Appl Physiol 106: 629-630.
  18. Stephanie C. Tjen-A-Looi, Peng Li and John C. Longhurst. (2009). Processing cardiovascular information in the vlPAG during electroacupuncture in rats: role of endocannabvinoids and GABA. J Appl Physiol 106: 1793-1799.
  19. Peng Li, John C. Longhurst. (2010). Neural mechanism of electroacupuncture’s hypotensive effects. Autonomic Neuroscience: Basic and Clinical. 157: 24–30.
  20. Peng Li, Stephanie C. Tjen-A-Looi, Zhi-Ling Guo, John C. Longhurst. 2010. The Arcuate-Ventrolateral Periaqueductal Gray Reciprocal Circuit Participates In Electroacupuncture Cardiovascular Inhibition. Auton Neuroscience: Basic and Clinical. 158: 13–23. PM:20580325 PMC2976778.