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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. bioRxiv, doi:2020.05.29.123661 (2020).

Liu K, Garcia A, Park JJ, Toliver AT, Ramos L, Aizenman CD. Early developmental exposure to Fluoxetine and Citalopram results in different neurodevelopmental outcomes. bioRxiv 780411; doi: (2020)

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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