ZHANG Laboratory

         from Neuron to Brain
Zhang, L.I., Tao, H.-z.W., Holt, C.E., Harris, W.A. and Poo, M.-m. A critical window for cooperation and competition among developing retinotectal synapses. Nature (leading article) 395, 37-44 (1998).

Tao, H.-z.W., Zhang, L.I., Bi, G.-q. and Poo, M.-m. Selective presynaptic propagation of LTP in defined neural networks.
J. Neurosci. 20, 3233-43 (2000).

Zhang, L.I., Tao, H.-z.W., and Poo, M.-m. Visual input induces long-term potentiation of developing retinotectal synapses.
Nature Neurosci. 3, 708-15 (2000).

Tao, H.W., Zhang, L.I., Engert, F. and Poo M. Emergence of input specificity of LTP during development of retinotectal connections in vivo.
Neuron 31, 569-80 (2001).

Zhang, L.I., Bao, S. and Merzenich, M.M. Persistent and specific influences of early acoustic environments on primary auditory cortex.
Nature Neurosci. 4, 1123-30 (2001).

Zhang, L.I. and Poo, M.-m.  Electrical activity and development of neural circuits.
Nature Neurosci. Suppl:1207-14 (2001). (review)

Engert, F., Tao, H.W., Zhang, L.I. and Poo, M.-m. Moving visual stimuli induce direction-sensitive responses of developing tectal neurons.
Nature 419, 470-475 (2002).

Zhang, L.I., Bao, S. and Merzenich, M.M. Disruption of primary auditory cortex by synchronous auditory inputs during a critical period.
Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA. 99, 2309-14 (2002).

Bao, S., Chan, V.T., Zhang, L.I. and Merzenich, M.M. Suppression of Cortical Repr
esentation through Backward Conditioning. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA. 100, 1405-8 (2003).

Zhang, L.I., Tan, A.Y.Y., Schreiner, C.E. and Merzenich, M.M. Topography and synaptic shaping of direction selectivity in auditory cortex.
Nature 424, 201-5 (2003).

Tan, A.Y.Y., Zhang, L.I., Merzenich, M.M. and Schreiner, C.E. Tone-evoked excitatory and inhibitory synaptic conductances of primary auditory cortex neurons.
J. Neurophysiol. 92, 630-43 (2004).

Nakahara, H., Zhang, L.I. and Merzenich, M.M. Specialization of primary auditory cortex processing by sound exposure in the critical period.
Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA. 101, 7170-4 (2004).

Wu, G.K., Li, P., Tao, H.W. and Zhang, L.I. Nonmonotonic synaptic excitation and imbalanced inhibition underlying cortical intensity tuning.
Neuron 52, 705-715 (2006).
Liu, Y., Zhang, L.I. and Tao H.W., Heterosynaptic Scaling of Developing GABAergic Synapses: Dependence on Glutamatergic Input and Developmental Stage.
J.  Neurosci.
27, 5301-12 (2007).

Liu, B-h., Wu, G.K., Arbuckle R., Tao H.W. and Zhang, L.I. Defining cortical frequency tuning with recurrent excitatory circuitry. Nature Neurosci. 10, 1594-1600 (2007).

Wu GK, Arbuckle R, Liu BH, Tao HW and Zhang LI,  Lateral Sharpening of Cortical Frequency Tuning by Approximately Balanced Inhibition. Neuron 58, 132-143 (2008)

Wang SZ, Liu BH, Tao HW, Xia K, and Zhang LI, A genetic strategy for stochastic gene activation with regulated sparseness (STARS). PLoS ONE 4(1):e4200 (2009).

Liu BH, Li P, Li YT, Sun YJ, Yanagawa Y, Obata K, Zhang LI, Tao HW Visual receptive field structure of cortical inhibitory neurons revealed by two-photon imaging guided recordingJ Neurosci. 29:10520-32 (2009).

Wang SZ, Tao HW   History Matters: Illuminating Metaplasticity in the Developing BrainNeuron 64(2), 155-157 (2009).

Liu BH, Li P, Sun YJ, Li YT, Zhang LI, Tao HW   Intervening inhibition underlies simple-cell receptive field structure in visual cortex.  Nat Neurosci (2009)

Zhou Y, Liu BH, Wu GK, Kim YJ, Xiao Z, Tao HW, Zhang LI   Preceding inhibition silences layer 6 neurons in auditory cortex.  Neuron (2010)

Yujiao J. Sun, Guangying K. Wu, Bao-hua Liu, Pingyang Li, Mu Zhou, Zhongju Xiao, Huizhong W. Tao& Li I. Zhang Fine-tuning of pre-balanced excitation and inhibition during auditory cortical development. Nature 465,927-931(2010).   

Ma WP, Liu BH, Li YT, Huang ZJ, Zhang LI, Tao HW Visual representations by cortical somatostatin inhibitory neurons--selective but with weak and delayed responses.J Neurosci.  30(43):14371-9 (2010)

Zhang  M, Liu Y, Wang SZ, Zhong W, Liu BH, Tao HW Functional Elimination of Excitatory Feedforward Inputs Underlies Developmental Refinement of Visual Receptive Fields in Zebrafish.J Neurosci. 31(14):5460-9 (2011)

Liu BH, Li YT, Ma WP, Pan CJ, Zhang LI Tao HW Broad Inhibition Sharpens Orientation Selectivity by Expanding Input Dynamic Range in Mouse Simple Cells. Neuron. 2011 Aug 11

Zhang LI, Zhou Y, Tao HW. Perspectives on: information and coding in mammalian sensory physiology: inhibitory synaptic mechanisms underlying functional diversity in auditory cortex.  J. Gen Physiol. 2011 Sep

Wu GK, Tao HW, Zhang LI. From elementary synaptic circuits to information processing in primary auditory cortex. Neurosci Biobehav Rev. 2011 Nov

Li YT, Ma WP, Pan CJ, Zhang LI, Tao HW. Broadening of cortical inhibition mediates developmental sharpening of orientation selectivity. J Neurosci. 2012 Mar

Zhou Y, Mesik L, Sun YJ, Liang F, Xiao Z, Tao HW, Zhang LI. Generation of spike latency tuning by thalamocortical circuits in auditory cortex. J Neurosci. 2012 Jul

Zhou M, Tao HW, Zhang LI. Generation of intensity selectivity by differential synaptic tuning: fast-saturating excitation but slow-saturating inhibition. J Neurosci. 2012 Dec

Sun YJ, Kim YJ, Ibrahim LA, Tao HW, Zhang LI.Synaptic mechanisms underlying functional dichotomy between intrinsic-bursting and regular-spiking neurons in auditory cortical layer 5. J Neurosci. 2013 Mar

Wang SZ, Ibrahim LA, Kim YJ, Gibson DA, Leung HC, Yuan W, Zhang KK, Tao HW, Ma L, Zhang LI. Slit/Robo signaling mediates spatial positioning of spiral ganglion neurons during development of cochlear innervation. J Neurosci. 2013 Jul

Xiong XR, Liang F, Li H, Mesik L, Zhang KK, Polley DB, Tao HW, Xiao Z, Zhang LI. Interaural level difference-dependent gain control and synaptic scaling underlying binaural computation. Neuron. 2013 Aug.

Li YT, Ibrahim LA, Liu BH, Zhang LI, Tao HW.Linear transformation of thalamocortical input by intracortical excitation. Nat Neurosci. 2013 Sep

Li LY, Li YT, Zhou M, Tao HW, Zhang LI. Intracortical multiplication of thalamocortical signals in mouse auditory cortex. Nat Neurosci. 2013 Sep

Zhou M, Liang F, Xiong XR, Li L, Li H, Xiao Z, Tao HW, Zhang LI. Scaling down of balanced excitation and inhibition by active behavioral states in auditory corte Nat Neurosci. 2014 June




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