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Thompson AC, Aizenman CD (2023) Characterization of Na+ currents regulating intrinsic excitability of optic tectal neurons. Life Sci Alliance, doi: 10.26508/lsa.202302232

Gore S, James EJ, Huang L-C, Park JJ, Beghella A, Cline HT, Aizenman CD. The role of matrix metalloproteinase-9 (MMP9) in neurodevelopmental deficits and experience-dependent structural plasticity in Xenopus laevis tadpoles. eLife, (2021).

Liu K, Garcia A, Park JJ, Toliver AT, Ramos L, Aizenman CD. Early developmental exposure to Fluoxetine and Citalopram results in different neurodevelopmental outcomes. Neuroscience, 10.1016/j.neuroscience.2021.05.023 (2021)

Lopez, Virgilio, Khakhalin, Arseny S., Aizenman, Carlos. (2021) “Schooling in Xenopus laevis Tadpoles as a Way to Assess Their Neural Development.” Cold Spring Harbor Protocols, vol. 2021, no. 5, pp. pdb.prot106906.

Truszkowski TL, Carrillo OA, Bleier J, Ramirez-Vizcarrondo CM, Felch DL, McQuillan M, Truszkowski CP, Khakhalin AS, Aizenman CD. A cellular mechanism for inverse effectiveness in multisensory integration, Elife; 6: e25392 (2017)

Jang EV, Ramirez-Vizcarrondo C, Aizenman CD, Khakhalin AS. Emergence of Selectivity to Looming Stimuli in a Spiking Network Model of the Optic Tectum. Frontiers in Neural Circuits 10:95 (2016).

Truszkowski TL, James EJ, Hasan M, Wishard TJ, Liu Z, Pratt KG, Cline HT, Aizenman CD. Fragile X mental retardation protein knockdown in the developing Xenopus tadpole optic tectum results in enhanced feedforward inhibition and behavioral deficits.  Neural Development, 11(1):14 (2016).

Felch DL, Khakhalin AS, Aizenman CD. Multisensory integration in the developing tectum is constrained by the balance of excitation and inhibition

eLife May 24;4. pii: e15600 (2016) Link to paper in eLife

Liu Z, Ciarleglio CM, Hamodi A, Aizenman CD, Pratt KG (2016) A population of gap junction coupled neurons drives recurrent network activity in a developing visual circuit.

J. Neurophysiology 115:1477-86 (2016). PubMed

Truszkowski TL, Aizenman CD. Neurobiology: Setting the Set Point for Neural Homeostasis”

Curr Biol. Dec 7;25(23):R1132-3 (2015) PubMed

Ciarleglio CM, Khakhalin AS, Wang AF, Constantino AC, Yip SP, Aizenman CD. Multivariate analysis of electrophysiological diversity of Xenopus visual neurons during development and plasticity.

eLife Nov 14;4. pii: e11351 (2015) Link to paper in eLife

E J James, J Gu, C Ramirez-Vizcarrondo, M Hasan, TLS Truszkowski, Y Tan, P Oupravanh, AS Khakhalin, CD Aizenman. Valproate-induced neurodevelopmental deficits in Xenopus laevis tadpoles.

Journal of Neuroscience –37(7):3218-29 (2015). PubMed

Khakhalin ASKoren DGu JXu HAizenman CD. “Excitation and inhibition in recurrent networks mediate collision avoidance in Xenopus tadpoles.”

European Journal of Neuroscience 2014, 40(6):2948-62 PubMed

Dong W, Aizenman CD. “A competition-based mechanism mediates developmental refinement of tectal neuron receptive fields”

Journal of Neuroscience 2012, 32(47):16872-9 PubMed

Khakhalin AS, Aizenman CD. “GABAergic transmission and chloride equilibrium potential are not modulated by pyruvate in the developing optic tectum of Xenopus laevis tadpoles.”

PLoS One. 2012;7(4):e34446. Epub 2012 Apr 4 PubMed

Spawn A, Aizenman CD. “Abnormal visual processing and increased seizure susceptibility result from developmental exposure to the biocide methylisothiazolinone.”

Neuroscience. 2012 Jan 4. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed

H Xu, AV Nurmikko, CD Aizenman. “Visual experience-dependent maturation of correlated neuronal activity patterns in a developing visual system.”

Journal of Neuroscience, 31(22):8025-36 (2011). PubMed

Deeg KE, Aizenman CD. “Sensory modality-specific homeostatic plasticity in the developing optic tectum.”

Nature Neuroscience 14(5):548-50 (2011). PubMed

Bell MR, Belarde JA, Johnson HF, Aizenman CD. “A neuroprotective role for polyamines in a Xenopus tadpole model of epilepsy.”

Nat Neurosci. 2011 Apr;14(4):505-12. Epub 2011 Mar 6. PubMed

Ruthazer ES, Aizenman CD. “Learning to see: patterned visual activity and the development of visual function.” (review)

Trends Neurosci. 2010 Apr;33(4):183-92. PubMed

Lee RH, Mills EA, Schwartz N, Bell MR, Deeg KE, Ruthazer ES, Marsh-Armstrong N, Aizenman CD. “Neurodevelopmental effects of chronic exposure to elevated levels of pro-inflammatory cytokines in a developing visual system.”

Neural Dev. 2010 Jan 12;5:2. PubMed

Deeg KE, Sears IB and Aizenman CD. “Development of multisensory convergence in the Xenopus optic tectum.”

J Neurophysiol. 2009 Dec;102(6):3392-404. PubMed

Pratt KG, Aizenman CD. “Multisensory integration in mesencephalic trigeminal neurons in Xenopus tadpoles”

J Neurophysiol. 102(1):399-412, 2009. PubMed

Dong W, Lee, RH, Xu H, Yang S, Pratt KG, Cao V, Song Y-K, Nurmikko A, Aizenman CD. “Visual Avoidance in Xenopus Tadpoles is Correlated With the Maturation of Visual Responses in the Optic Tectum”

J Neurophysiol. 2009 Feb;101(2):803-15 PubMed

Aizenman, CD and Pratt, KG. “There’s more than one way to scale a synapse” (Review)

Neuron, 58(5): 651-3 (2008) PubMed

Pratt KG, Dong W and Aizenman CD. “Development and spike-timing dependent plasticity of recurrent excitation in the Xenopus optic tectum ”

Nature Neuroscience, 11(4):467-75, (2008) PubMed

Xu, Davitt, Dong, Song, Patterson III, Aizenman and Nurmikko. Combining Multicore Imaging Fiber With Matrix Addressable Blue/Green LED Arrays for Spatiotemporal Photonic Excitation at Cellular Level”

IEEE JSTQE 14(1):167-70 (2008). Link

Pratt KG and Aizenman CD. Homeostatic regulation of intrinsic excitability and synaptic transmission in a developing visual circuit.

J Neuroscience, 27 (31):8268 (2007) PubMed

Aizenman CD and Cline HT. Enhanced visual activity in vivo forms nascent synapses in the developing retinotectal projection.

J Neurophysiol. 2007 Apr;97(4):2949-57. PubMed

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