Zuo Laboratory, MCD Biology, UCSC  


Zuo Lab Publications


Park E, Tjia M, Zuo Y and Chen L (2018) Postnatal ablation of synaptic retinoic acid signaling impairs cortical information processing and sensory discrimination in mice. J. Neurosci. 38(23):5277-5288 [PDF]

Clark TA, Fu M, Dunn AK, Zuo Y and Jones TA (2018) Preferential stabilization of newly formed dendritic spines in motor cortex during manual skill learning predicts performance gains, but not memory endurance. Neurobiology of Learning and Memory. 152:50-60 [PDF]

Moyer CE and Zuo Y (2018) Cortical dendritic spine development and plasticity: insights from in vivo imaging. Current Opinion in Neurobiology 53:76-82 [PDF]

Chen C-C, Lu J, Yang R, Ding JB and Zuo Y (2017) Selective activation of parvalbumin interneurons prevents stress-induced synapse loss and perceptual defects. Mol. Psych. [Epub ahead of print] [PDF]

Zemmar A, Chen C-C, Weinmann O, Kast B, Vajda F, Bozeman J, Isaad N, Zuo Y* and Schwab ME* (2018) Oligodendrocyte- and neuron-specific Nogo-A restrict dendritic branching and spine density in adult mouse motor cortex. Cerebral Cortex.[Epub ahead of print] *equal contribution [PDF]

Martin PM, Stanley RE, Ross AP, Frietas AE, Moyer CE, Brumback AC, Iafrati J, Stapornwongkul KS, Dominguez S, Kivimae S, Mulligan KA, Pirooznia M, McCombie WR, Potash JB, Zandi PP, Purcell SM, Sanders SJ, Zuo Y, Sohal VS, Cheyette BNR (2018) DIXDC1 contributes to psychiatric susceptibility by regulating dendritic spine and glutamatergic synapse density via GSK3 and Wnt/β-catenin signaling,  Mol. Psych. [Epub ahead of print] [PDF]


Lu J and Zuo Y (2017) A Local Rebalancing Act Leads to Global Benefit. Neuron 96:712-713 [PDF]

Tija M, Yu X, Jammu LS, Lu J and Zuo Y (2017) Pyramidal neurons in different cortical layers exhibit distinct dynamics and plasticity of apical dendritic spines. Front. Neural Circuits 11:43 [PDF]

Hodges JL, Yu X, Gilmore A, Li X, Perna JF, Tjia M, Chen C-C, Bennett H, Lu J and Zuo Y (2017) Astrocytic contributions to synaptic and learning abnormalities in a mouse model of Fragile X Syndrome. Bio. Psych. 82(2):139-149 [PDF]

Tao X, Lu J, Lam T, Rodriguez R, Zuo Y, Kubby J (2017) A three-photon microscope with adaptive optics for deep-tissue in vivo structural and functional brain imaging. SPIE 10051:100510R [PDF]

Lu J, and Zuo Y (2017) Clustered structural and functional plasticity of dendritic spines. Brain Res. Bull.129:18-22 [PDF]

2016 and earlier

Yang Y, Liu DQ, Huang W, Deng J, Sun Y, Zuo Y and Poo MM (2016) Selective synaptic remodeling of amygdalocortical connections associated with fear memory. Nat. Neurosci. 19(10):1348-55 [PDF]

Lu J and Zuo Y (2015) Neuroscience: Forgetfulness illuminated. Nature 525(7569): 324-325 [PDF]

Zemmar A, Weinmann O, Kellner Y, Yu X, Vicente R, Gullo M, Kasper H, Lussi K, Ristic Z, Luft A, Rioult-Pedotti M, Zuo Y, Zagrebelsky M, and Schwab ME (2014) Neuralization of Nogo-A enhances synaptic plasticity in the rodent motor cortex and improves motor learning in vivo. J. Neurosci. 34(26): 8685-8698 [PDF]

Chen C, Lu J, and Zuo Y (2014) Spatiotemporal dynamics of dendritic spines in the living brain. Front. Neuroanat. 8:28 [PDF]

Yu X and Zuo Y (2014) Two-photon in vivo imaging of dendritic spines in the mouse cortex using a thinned-skull preparation. J. Vis. Exp. 87: e51520

Chen C, Gilmore A, and Zuo Y (2014) Study motor skill learning by single-pellet reaching tasks in mice. J. Vis. Exp. 85: e51238

Djurisic M, Vidal GS, Mann M, Aharon A, Kim T, Santos AF, Zuo Y, Hubener M, and Shatz C (2013) Spine density regulated by PirB underlies enhanced cortical plasticity in the presence of increased inhibition. Proc. Nat. Acad. Sci. 110(51): 20771-20776 [PDF]

Yu X, Wang G, Gilmore A, Yee AX, Li X, Xu T, Smith SJ, Chen L, and Zuo Y (2013) Accelerated experience-dependent pruning of cortical synapses in ephrin-A2 knockout mice. Neuron 80(1): 64-71 [PDF]

Fu M, Yu X, Lu J, and Zuo Y (2012) Repetitive motor learning induces coordinated formation of clustered dendritic spines in vivo. Nature. 2012 Feb 19;483(7387):92-5. [PDF]

Fu M and Zuo Y (2011) Experience-dependent structural plasticity in the cortex. Trends Neurosci. 34(4):177-187. [PDF]

Brill MS, Lichtman JW, Thompson W, Zuo Y, Misgeld T. (2011) Spatial constraints dictate glial territories at murine neuromuscular junctions. J Cell Biol. 2011 Oct 17;195(2):293-305. [PDF]

Tao X, Azucena O, Fu M, Zuo Y, Chen DC, Kubby J. (2011) Adaptive optics microscopy with direct wavefront sensing using fluorescent protein guide stars. Opt Lett. 2011 Sep 1;36(17):3389-91. [PDF]

Tao X, Fernandez B, Azucena O, Fu M, Garcia D, Zuo Y, Chen DC, Kubby J (2011) Adaptive optics confocal microscopy using direct wavefront sensing. Opt. Lett. 36(7):1062-1064. [PDF]

Yu X and Zuo Y (2011) Spine plasticity in the motor cortex. Curr. Opin. Neurobiol. 21(1):169-174. [PDF]

Xu T, Yu X, Perlik A, Tobin W, Zweig J, Tennant K, Jones T, and Zuo Y (2009) Rapid formation and selective stabilization of synapses for enduring motor memories. Nature 462(7275):915-919. [PDF]

Zuo Y and Bishop D (2009) Glial imaging during synapse remodeling at the neuromuscular junction. Neuron Glia Biology 4(4):319-326. [PDF]

Grunditz A, Holbro N, Tian L, Zuo Y, and Oertner TG (2008) Spine neck plasticity controls postsynaptic calcium signals through electrical compartmentalization. J. Neurosci. 28(50):13457-13466. [PDF]

Kang H, Tian L, Son Y, Zuo Y, Procaccino D, Love F, Hayworth C, Trachtenberg J, Mikesh M, Sutton L, Ponomareva O, Mignone J, Enikolopov G, Rimer M and Thompson W (2007) Regulation of the intermediate filament protein nestin at rodent neuromuscular junctions by innervation and activity. J Neurosci 27(22):5948-57. [PDF]

Davalos D, Grutzendler J, Yang G, Kim J, Zuo Y, Jung S, Littman D, Dustin M, Gan W-B (2005) ATP mediates rapid microglial response to local brain injury in vivo. Nature Neurosci 8(6):752-758. [PDF]

Zuo Y, Yang G, Kwon E and Gan WB (2005) Long-term sensory deprivation prevents dendritic spine loss in primary somatosensory cortex. Nature 436(7048):261-265. [PDF]

Zuo Y, Lin A, Chang P and Gan WB (2005) Development of long-term dendritic spine stability in diverse regions of cerebral cortex. Neuron 46(2):181-189. [PDF]

Zuo Y, Yeh JZ and Narahashi T (2004) Octanol modulation of neuronal nicotinic acetylcholine receptors single channels. Alcohol. Clin. Exp. Res. 28(11):1648-1656. [PDF]

Zuo Y, Nagata K, Yeh JZ and Narahashi T (2004) Single-channel analyses of ethanol modulation of neuronal nicotinic acetylcholine receptors. Alcohol. Clin. Exp. Res. 28(5):688-696. [PDF]

Zuo Y, Lubischer JL, Kang H, Tian L, Mikesh M, Marks A, Scofield VL, Maika S, Newman C, Krieg P and Thompson W (2004) Fluorescent proteins expressed in mouse transgenic lines mark subsets of glia, neurons, and immune cells for vital examination. J. Neurosci. 24(49):10999-11009. [PDF]

Zuo Y, Yeh JZ and Narahashi T (2003) Dual action of n-butanol on neuronal nicotinic acetylcholine receptors. J. Pharmcol. Exp. Ther. 304(3):1143-52. [PDF]

Zuo Y, Kuryatov A, Lindstrom JM, Yeh JZ and Narahashi T (2002) Alcohol modulation of neuronal nicotinic acetylcholine receptors is a subunit dependent. Alcohol. Clin. Exp. Res. 26(6):779-784. [PDF]

Zuo Y, Aistrup GL, Marszalec W, Gillespie A, Chavez-Noriega LE, Yeh JZ and Narahashi T (2001) Dual action of n-alcohols on neuronal nicotinic acetylcholine receptors. Mol. Pharmcol. 60(4): 700-711. [PDF]

Mori T, Zhao X, Zuo Y, Aistrup GL, Nishikawa K, Marszalec W, Yeh JZ and Narahashi T (2001) Modulation of neuronal nicotinic acetylcholine receptors by halothane in rat cortical neurons. Mol. Pharmacol. 59(4):732-743. [PDF]



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