Keck School Faculty

Huizhong Tao, PhD
Huizhong Tao, PhD
Associate Professor of Physiology and Neuroscience
Zilkha Neurogenetic Institute
ZNI 319, 1501 San Pablo Street Health Sciences Campus Los Angeles

A self-illuminating nanoparticle for inflammation imaging and cancer therapy Sci Adv. 2019 Jan; 5(1):eaat2953. . View in PubMed

Selective Strengthening of Intracortical Excitatory Input Leads to Receptive Field Refinement during Auditory Cortical Development J Neurosci. 2018 Dec 26. . View in PubMed

A Targeting Nanotherapy for Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms J Am Coll Cardiol. 2018 Nov 27; 72(21):2591-2605. . View in PubMed

Input-output organization of the mouse claustrum J Comp Neurol. 2018 Oct 15; 526(15):2428-2443. . View in PubMed

Sparse Representation in Awake Auditory Cortex: Cell-type Dependence, Synaptic Mechanisms, Developmental Emergence, and Modulation Cereb Cortex. 2018 Oct 11. . View in PubMed

A Broad-Spectrum ROS-Eliminating Material for Prevention of Inflammation and Drug-Induced Organ Toxicity Adv Sci (Weinh). 2018 Oct; 5(10):1800781. . View in PubMed

Input-output organization of the mouse claustrum J Comp Neurol. 2018 Sep 25. . View in PubMed

Transforming Sensory Cues into Aversive Emotion via Septal-Habenular PathwayNeuron. 2018 Sep 05; 99(5):1016-1028. e5. . View in PubMed

Sparse Labeling and Neural Tracing in Brain Circuits by STARS Strategy: Revealing Morphological Development of Type II Spiral Ganglion Neurons Cereb Cortex. 2018 Aug 28. . View in PubMed

Transforming Sensory Cues into Aversive Emotion via Septal-Habenular Pathway Neuron. 2018 Aug 11. . View in PubMed

Synaptic Mechanisms for Bandwidth Tuning in Awake Mouse Primary Auditory Cortex Cereb Cortex. 2018 Jul 12. . View in PubMed

Spatial Asymmetry and Short-Term Suppression Underlie Direction Selectivity of Synaptic Excitation in the Mouse Visual Cortex Cereb Cortex. 2018 Jun 01; 28(6):2059-2070. . View in PubMed

Multiscale and Multifunctional Emulsions by Host-Guest Interaction-Mediated Self-Assembly ACS Cent Sci. 2018 May 23; 4(5):600-605. . View in PubMed

Advanced emulsions via noncovalent interaction-mediated interfacial self-assembly Chem Commun (Camb). 2018 Mar 28; 54(25):3174-3177. . View in PubMed

Inhibitory gain modulation of defense behaviors by zona incerta Nat Commun. 2018 Mar 20; 9(1):1151. . View in PubMed

Type D personality, but not Type A behavior pattern, is associated with coronary plaque vulnerability Psychol Health Med. 2018 Feb; 23(2):216-223. . View in PubMed

A Non-canonical Reticular-Limbic Central Auditory Pathway via Medial Septum Contributes to Fear ConditioningNeuron. 2018 Jan 17; 97(2):406-417. e4. . View in PubMed

Prognostic Value of Type D Personality for In-stent Restenosis in Coronary Artery Disease Patients Treated With Drug-Eluting Stent Psychosom Med. 2018 01; 80(1):95-102. . View in PubMed

Inhibitory gain modulation of defense behaviors by zona incerta Nat Commun. 2018 03 20; 9(1):1151. . View in PubMed

Prognostic Value of Type D Personality for In-stent Restenosis in Coronary Artery Disease Patients Treated With Drug-Eluting Stent Psychosom Med. 2018 Jan; 80(1):95-102. . View in PubMed

Distinct Inhibitory Circuits Orchestrate Cortical beta and gamma Band OscillationsNeuron. 2017 Dec 20; 96(6):1403-1418. e6. . View in PubMed

[Chemical agents modulating bacterial biofilm formation and development] Sheng Wu Gong Cheng Xue Bao. 2017 Sep 25; 33(9):1433-1465. . View in PubMed

[Progress in c-di-GMP inhibitors] Sheng Wu Gong Cheng Xue Bao. 2017 Sep 25; 33(9):1466-1477. . View in PubMed

Direction selectivity starts early Nat Neurosci. 2017 Jun 27; 20(7):899-901. . View in PubMed

Spatial Asymmetry and Short-Term Suppression Underlie Direction Selectivity of Synaptic Excitation in the Mouse Visual Cortex Cereb Cortex. 2017 May 11; 1-12. . View in PubMed

Lower Circulating Folate Induced by a Fidgetin Intronic Variant Is Associated With Reduced Congenital Heart Disease Susceptibility Circulation. 2017 May 02; 135(18):1733-1748. . View in PubMed

Prediction of Bronchial Mucus Plugs Formation in Patients with Refractory Mycoplasma Pneumoniae Pneumonia J Trop Pediatr. 2017 Apr 01; 63(2):148-154. . View in PubMed

AAV-Mediated Anterograde Transsynaptic Tagging: Mapping Corticocollicular Input-Defined Neural Pathways for Defense Behaviors Neuron. 2017 Jan 04; 93(1):33-47. . View in PubMed

Prediction of Bronchial Mucus Plugs Formation in Patients with Refractory Mycoplasma Pneumoniae Pneumonia J Trop Pediatr. 2017 04 01; 63(2):148-154. . View in PubMed

Diversity in Excitation-Inhibition Mismatch Underlies Local Functional Heterogeneity in the Rat Auditory Cortex Cell Rep. 2017 04 18; 19(3):521-531. . View in PubMed

Dcc Mediates Functional Assembly of Peripheral Auditory Circuits Sci Rep. 2016 Apr 04; 6:23799. . View in PubMed

EphA7 regulates spiral ganglion innervation of cochlear hair cells Dev Neurobiol. 2016 Apr; 76(4):452-69. . View in PubMed

Cross-Modality Sharpening of Visual Cortical Processing through Layer-1-Mediated Inhibition and Disinhibition Neuron. 2016 Mar 02; 89(5):1031-45. . View in PubMed

A superoxide dismutase/catalase mimetic nanomedicine for targeted therapy of inflammatory bowel disease Biomaterials. 2016 10; 105:206-221. . View in PubMed

Nanoparticles responsive to the inflammatory microenvironment for targeted treatment of arterial restenosis Biomaterials. 2016 10; 105:167-184. . View in PubMed

Thalamocortical Innervation Pattern in Mouse Auditory and Visual Cortex: Laminar and Cell-Type Specificity Cereb Cortex. 2016 06; 26(6):2612-25. . View in PubMed

Strengthening of Direction Selectivity by Broadly Tuned and Spatiotemporally Slightly Offset Inhibition in Mouse Visual Cortex Cereb Cortex. 2015 Sep; 25(9):2466-77. . View in PubMed

BMP7-Based Functionalized Self-Assembling Peptides for Nucleus Pulposus Tissue Engineering ACS Appl Mater Interfaces. 2015 Aug 12; 7(31):17076-87. . View in PubMed

Synaptic Basis for Differential Orientation Selectivity between Complex and Simple Cells in Mouse Visual Cortex J Neurosci. 2015 Aug 05; 35(31):11081-93. . View in PubMed

Differential Receptive Field Properties of Parvalbumin and Somatostatin Inhibitory Neurons in Mouse Auditory Cortex Cereb Cortex. 2015 Jul; 25(7):1782-91. . View in PubMed

Auditory cortex controls sound-driven innate defense behaviour through corticofugal projections to inferior colliculus Nat Commun. 2015 Jun 11; 6:7224. . View in PubMed

Sensory Cortical Control of a Visually Induced Arrest Behavior via Corticotectal Projections Neuron. 2015 May 06; 86(3):755-67. . View in PubMed

Ocular dominance plasticity disrupts binocular inhibition-excitation matching in visual cortex Curr Biol. 2015 Mar 16; 25(6):713-721. . View in PubMed

Synaptic mechanisms for generating temporal diversity of auditory representation in the dorsal cochlear nucleus J Neurophysiol. 2015 Mar 01; 113(5):1358-68. . View in PubMed

Functional response properties of VIP-expressing inhibitory neurons in mouse visual and auditory cortex Front Neural Circuits. 2015; 9:22. . View in PubMed

A feedforward inhibitory circuit mediates lateral refinement of sensory representation in upper layer 2/3 of mouse primary auditory cortex J Neurosci. 2014 Oct 08; 34(41):13670-83. . View in PubMed

Formation of excitation-inhibition balance: inhibition listens and changes its tune Trends Neurosci. 2014 Oct; 37(10):528-30. . View in PubMed

Scaling down of balanced excitation and inhibition by active behavioral states in auditory cortex Nat Neurosci. 2014 Jun; 17(6):841-50. . View in PubMed

Monocular Deprivation in Mice Bio Protoc. 2014 Jan 20; 4(2). . View in PubMed

Thresholding of auditory cortical representation by background noise Front Neural Circuits. 2014; 8:133. . View in PubMed

Intracortical multiplication of thalamocortical signals in mouse auditory cortex Nat Neurosci. 2013 Sep; 16(9):1179-81. . View in PubMed

Linear transformation of thalamocortical input by intracortical excitation Nat Neurosci. 2013 Sep; 16(9):1324-30. . View in PubMed

Interaural level difference-dependent gain control and synaptic scaling underlying binaural computation Neuron. 2013 Aug 21; 79(4):738-53. . View in PubMed

Slit/Robo signaling mediates spatial positioning of spiral ganglion neurons during development of cochlear innervation J Neurosci. 2013 Jul 24; 33(30):12242-54. . View in PubMed

Downregulation of cortical inhibition mediates ocular dominance plasticity during the critical period J Neurosci. 2013 Jul 03; 33(27):11276-80. . View in PubMed

Synaptic mechanisms underlying functional dichotomy between intrinsic-bursting and regular-spiking neurons in auditory cortical layer 5 J Neurosci. 2013 Mar 20; 33(12):5326-39. . View in PubMed

Generation of intensity selectivity by differential synaptic tuning: fast-saturating excitation but slow-saturating inhibition J Neurosci. 2012 Dec 12; 32(50):18068-78. . View in PubMed

Broadening of inhibitory tuning underlies contrast-dependent sharpening of orientation selectivity in mouse visual cortex J Neurosci. 2012 Nov 14; 32(46):16466-77. . View in PubMed

Generation of spike latency tuning by thalamocortical circuits in auditory cortex J Neurosci. 2012 Jul 18; 32(29):9969-80. . View in PubMed

Broadening of cortical inhibition mediates developmental sharpening of orientation selectivity J Neurosci. 2012 Mar 21; 32(12):3981-91. . View in PubMed

From elementary synaptic circuits to information processing in primary auditory cortex Neurosci Biobehav Rev. 2011 Nov; 35(10):2094-104. . View in PubMed

Perspectives on: information and coding in mammalian sensory physiology: inhibitory synaptic mechanisms underlying functional diversity in auditory cortex J Gen Physiol. 2011 Sep; 138(3):311-20. . View in PubMed

Broad inhibition sharpens orientation selectivity by expanding input dynamic range in mouse simple cells Neuron. 2011 Aug 11; 71(3):542-54. . View in PubMed

[Effect of allogenic adipose-derived stem cell grafting on serum biochemical indicators and sporting ability of endurance trained rats] Nan Fang Yi Ke Da Xue Xue Bao. 2011 Jun; 31(7):1159-63. . View in PubMed

Functional elimination of excitatory feedforward inputs underlies developmental refinement of visual receptive fields in zebrafish J Neurosci. 2011 Apr 06; 31(14):5460-9. . View in PubMed

Visual representations by cortical somatostatin inhibitory neurons--selective but with weak and delayed responses J Neurosci. 2010 Oct 27; 30(43):14371-9. . View in PubMed

Fine-tuning of pre-balanced excitation and inhibition during auditory cortical development Nature. 2010 Jun 17; 465(7300):927-31. . View in PubMed

Preceding inhibition silences layer 6 neurons in auditory cortex Neuron. 2010 Mar 11; 65(5):706-17. . View in PubMed

Intervening inhibition underlies simple-cell receptive field structure in visual cortex Nat Neurosci. 2010 Jan; 13(1):89-96. . View in PubMed

History matters: illuminating metaplasticity in the developing brain Neuron. 2009 Oct 29; 64(2):155-7. . View in PubMed

Visual receptive field structure of cortical inhibitory neurons revealed by two-photon imaging guided recording J Neurosci. 2009 Aug 26; 29(34):10520-32. . View in PubMed

A genetic strategy for stochastic gene activation with regulated sparseness (STARS) PLoS One. 2009; 4(1):e4200. . View in PubMed

Lateral sharpening of cortical frequency tuning by approximately balanced inhibition Neuron. 2008 Apr 10; 58(1):132-43. . View in PubMed

Defining cortical frequency tuning with recurrent excitatory circuitry Nat Neurosci. 2007 Dec; 10(12):1594-600. . View in PubMed

Heterosynaptic scaling of developing GABAergic synapses: dependence on glutamatergic input and developmental stage J Neurosci. 2007 May 16; 27(20):5301-12. . View in PubMed

Vesicular glutamate transport at a central synapse limits the acuity of visual perception in zebrafish Neuron. 2007 Jan 04; 53(1):65-77. . View in PubMed

Nonmonotonic synaptic excitation and imbalanced inhibition underlying cortical intensity tuning Neuron. 2006 Nov 22; 52(4):705-15. . View in PubMed

Activity-dependent matching of excitatory and inhibitory inputs during refinement of visual receptive fields Neuron. 2005 Mar 24; 45(6):829-36. . View in PubMed

The assembly of neural circuits Neuron. 2004 Jul 22; 43(2):159-63. . View in PubMed

Reversal and stabilization of synaptic modifications in a developing visual system Science. 2003 Jun 20; 300(5627):1953-7. . View in PubMed

Moving visual stimuli rapidly induce direction sensitivity of developing tectal neurons Nature. 2002 Oct 03; 419(6906):470-5. . View in PubMed

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