Laboratory of
Neural Circuits and Animal Behavior
Selected Publications
1.Wu, D., Deng, H., Xiao, X., Zuo, Y., Sun, J. & Wang, Z. (2017) Persistent neuronal activity in anterior cingulate cortex correlates with sustained attention in rats regardless of sensory modality. Sci. Rep. 7:43101.
2.Deng, H., Xiao, X., and Wang Z.(2016) Periaqueductal gray neuronal activities underlie different aspects of defensive behaviors. J. Neurosci. 36: 7580-7588.
3.Guo, Y., Wang, Y., Zhang, W., Meltzer, S., Zanini, D., Yu, Y., Li, J., Cheng, T., Guo, Z., Wang, Q., Jacobs, J., Sharma, Y., Eberl, D., Göpfert, M., Jan, L., Jan, Y., and Wang, Z. (2016) Transmembrane channel-like (tmc) gene regulates Drosophila larval locomotion. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA.113: 7243-7248.
4.Xiao, X., Deng, H., Wei, L., Huang, Y., and Wang, Z. (2016) Neural activity of orbitofrontal cortex contributes to control of waiting. Eur. J. Neurosci. 44:2300-2313.
5.Guo, Y., Wang, Y., Wang, Q., and Wang, Z.(2014) The role of PPK26 in Drosophila larval mechanical nociception. Cell Rep. 9:1183-1190.
6.Wang, K., Gong, J., Wang, Q., Li, H., Cheng, Q., Liu, Y., Zeng, S., Wang, Z.2014Parallel pathways convey olfactory information with opposite polarities in Drosophila. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA. 111: 3164-3169.
7.Gong, J., Wang, Q., and Wang, Z.(2013) NOMPC is likely a key component of Drosophila mechanotransduction channels. Eur. J. Neurosci. 38:2057-2064.
8.Wang, K., Liu, Y., Li, Y., Guo, Y., Song, P., Zhang, X., Zeng, S., and Wang, Z. (2011) Precise spatiotemporal control of optogenetic activation using an acousto-optic device. PLoS One 6: e28468.
9.Wang, K., Guo, Y., Wang, F., and Wang, Z. (2011) Drosophila TRPA channel painless inhibits male-male courtship behavior through modulating olfactory sensation. PLoS One 6: e25890.
10. Huang, J., Zhang, W., Qiao, W., Hu, A., and Wang, Z. (2010) Functional connectivity and selective odor responses of excitatory local interneurons in Drosophila antennal lobe. Neuron 67: 1021-1033.
11. Hu, A., Zhang W., and Wang, Z. (2010) Functional feedback from mushroom bodies to antennal lobes in the Drosophila olfactory pathway. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA. 107: 10262-10267.
12. Chen, Z., Wang, Q., and Wang, Z. (2010) The Amiloride-Sensitive Epithelial Na+ Channel PPK28 Is Essential for Drosophila Gustatory Water Reception. J. Neurosci. 30: 6247-6252.
13. Zhang, W., Ge, W., and Wang, Z. (2007) A toolbox for light control of Drosophila behaviors through Channelrhodopsin 2-mediated photoactivation of targeted neurons. Eur. J. Neurosci. 26: 2405-2416.
14. Wang, Z., Singhvi, A., Kong, P., Scott, K. (2004). Taste representations in the Drosophila brain. Cell. 117:981-991.
15. Wang, Z., and Kiledjian, M. (2001). Functional Link between the Mammalian Exosome and mRNA Decapping. Cell. 107:751-762.
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