Xu, Xiangmin

TitleAssociate Professor
InstitutionUniversity of California, Irvine
DepartmentAnatomy and Neurobiology
Address1001 Health Sciences Road
CA 92697-3950
Phone(949) 824-0040
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    Subiculm circuits for cortical feedback regulation of spatial mapping and learning
    NIH/NINDS R01NS104897Dec 15, 2017 - Nov 30, 2022
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Neural circuit organization and function of the bed nucleus of the stria terminalis
    NIH/NIMH R01MH113026Sep 15, 2017 - Jun 30, 2022
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Neuregulin-1 based molecular mechanisms of cortical plasticity
    NIH/NEI R01EY028212Sep 1, 2017 - May 31, 2021
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Disinhibition and experience-dependent visual plasticity
    NIH/NEI R01EY027407Jun 1, 2017 - May 31, 2021
    Role: Co-Principal Investigator
    High-resulution and cell-type-specific mapping of synaptic circuit organization in the bed nucleus of the stria terminalis
    NIH/NIMH R21MH112085May 12, 2017 - Apr 30, 2019
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Inhibitory neuron circuit organization and function in prefrontal cortex.
    NIH/NIMH R01MH105427Jul 6, 2015 - Mar 31, 2020
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Hippocampal inhibitory neuronal circuit organization
    NIH/NINDS R01NS078434Sep 1, 2012 - May 31, 2017
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Local Connections and In Vivo Physiology of Inhibitory Cortical Neurons
    NIH/NIDA R00DA023700Dec 1, 2006 - Sep 29, 2011
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Local Connections and In Vivo Physiology of Inhibitory Cortical Neurons
    NIH/NIDA K99DA023700Dec 1, 2006 - Nov 30, 2008
    Role: Principal Investigator

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    1. Agarwal N, Xu X, Gopi M. Geometry Processing of Conventionally Produced Mouse Brain Slice Images. J Neurosci Methods. 2018 Apr 21. PMID: 29689283.
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    2. Grieco SF, Holmes TC, Xu X. Neuregulin directed molecular mechanisms of visual cortical plasticity. J Comp Neurol. 2018 Feb 21. PMID: 29464684.
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    3. Lin X, Itoga CA, Taha S, Li MH, Chen R, Sami K, Berton F, Francesconi W, Xu X. c-Fos mapping of brain regions activated by multi-modal and electric foot shock stress. Neurobiol Stress. 2018 Feb; 8:92-102. PMID: 29560385.
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    4. Sun Y, Nitz DA, Holmes TC, Xu X. Opposing and Complementary Topographic Connectivity Gradients Revealed by Quantitative Analysis of Canonical and Noncanonical Hippocampal CA1 Inputs. eNeuro. 2018 Jan-Feb; 5(1). PMID: 29387780.
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    5. Sanathara NM, Garau C, Alachkar A, Wang L, Wang Z, Nishimori K, Xu X, Civelli O. Melanin concentrating hormone modulates oxytocin-mediated marble burying. Neuropharmacology. 2018 Jan; 128:22-32. PMID: 28888943.
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    6. Yao Y, Xu X, Xu X. An IMM-Aided ZUPT Methodology for an INS/DVL Integrated Navigation System. Sensors (Basel). 2017 Sep 05; 17(9). PMID: 28872602.
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    7. Sun Y, Grieco SF, Holmes TC, Xu X. Local and Long-Range Circuit Connections to Hilar Mossy Cells in the Dentate Gyrus. eNeuro. 2017 Mar-Apr; 4(2). PMID: 28451637.
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    8. Sun Y, Ikrar T, Davis MF, Gong N, Zheng X, Luo ZD, Lai C, Mei L, Holmes TC, Gandhi SP, Xu X. Neuregulin-1/ErbB4 Signaling Regulates Visual Cortical Plasticity. Neuron. 2016 Oct 05; 92(1):160-173. PMID: 27641496.
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    9. Zhou QY, Burton KJ, Neal ML, Qiao Y, Kanthasamy AG, Sun Y, Xu X, Ma Y, Li X. Differential arousal regulation by prokineticin 2 signaling in the nocturnal mouse and the diurnal monkey. Mol Brain. 2016 08 18; 9(1):78. PMID: 27535380; PMCID: PMC4989352.
    10. Xu X, Sun Y, Holmes TC, López AJ. Noncanonical connections between the subiculum and hippocampal CA1. J Comp Neurol. 2016 Dec 01; 524(17):3666-3673. PMID: 27150503.
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    11. Xu X, Ikrar T, Sun Y, Santos R, Holmes TC, Francesconi W, Berton F. High-resolution and cell-type-specific photostimulation mapping shows weak excitatory vs. strong inhibitory inputs in the bed nucleus of the stria terminalis. J Neurophysiol. 2016 06 01; 115(6):3204-16. PMID: 27052587.
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    12. Nguyen AQ, Dela Cruz JA, Sun Y, Holmes TC, Xu X. Genetic cell targeting uncovers specific neuronal types and distinct subregions in the bed nucleus of the stria terminalis. J Comp Neurol. 2016 Aug 15; 524(12):2379-99. PMID: 26718312.
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    13. Shi Y, Veidenbaum AV, Nicolau A, Xu X. Large-scale neural circuit mapping data analysis accelerated with the graphical processing unit (GPU). J Neurosci Methods. 2015 Jan 15; 239:1-10. PMID: 25277633; PMCID: PMC4268008.
    14. Shi Y, Ikrar T, Olivas ND, Xu X. Bidirectional global spontaneous network activity precedes the canonical unidirectional circuit organization in the developing hippocampus. J Comp Neurol. 2014 Jun 15; 522(9):2191-208. PMID: 24357090; PMCID: PMC4293468.
    15. San Antonio A, Liban K, Ikrar T, Tsyganovskiy E, Xu X. Distinct physiological and developmental properties of hippocampal CA2 subfield revealed by using anti-Purkinje cell protein 4 (PCP4) immunostaining. J Comp Neurol. 2014 Apr 15; 522(6):1333-54. PMID: 24166578; PMCID: PMC4001794.
    16. Sun Y, Nguyen AQ, Nguyen JP, Le L, Saur D, Choi J, Callaway EM, Xu X. Cell-type-specific circuit connectivity of hippocampal CA1 revealed through Cre-dependent rabies tracing. Cell Rep. 2014 Apr 10; 7(1):269-80. PMID: 24656815; PMCID: PMC3998524.
    17. Parks GS, Olivas ND, Ikrar T, Sanathara NM, Wang L, Wang Z, Civelli O, Xu X. Histamine inhibits the melanin-concentrating hormone system: implications for sleep and arousal. J Physiol. 2014 May 15; 592(10):2183-96. PMID: 24639485; PMCID: PMC4227902.
    18. Ikrar T, Guo N, He K, Besnard A, Levinson S, Hill A, Lee HK, Hen R, Xu X, Sahay A. Adult neurogenesis modifies excitability of the dentate gyrus. Front Neural Circuits. 2013; 7:204. PMID: 24421758; PMCID: PMC3872742.
    19. Ahrar S, Nguyen TV, Shi Y, Ikrar T, Xu X, Hui EE. Optical stimulation and imaging of functional brain circuitry in a segmented laminar flow chamber. Lab Chip. 2013 Feb 21; 13(4):536-41. PMID: 23044655; PMCID: PMC3554874.
    20. Haettig J, Sun Y, Wood MA, Xu X. Cell-type specific inactivation of hippocampal CA1 disrupts location-dependent object recognition in the mouse. Learn Mem. 2013 Feb 15; 20(3):139-46. PMID: 23418393; PMCID: PMC3578275.
    21. Olivas ND, Quintanar-Zilinskas V, Nenadic Z, Xu X. Laminar circuit organization and response modulation in mouse visual cortex. Front Neural Circuits. 2012; 6:70. PMID: 23060751; PMCID: PMC3464489.
    22. Ikrar T, Shi Y, Velasquez T, Goulding M, Xu X. Cell-type specific regulation of cortical excitability through the allatostatin receptor system. Front Neural Circuits. 2012; 6:2. PMID: 22319474; PMCID: PMC3262160.
    23. Ikrar T, Olivas ND, Shi Y, Xu X. Mapping inhibitory neuronal circuits by laser scanning photostimulation. J Vis Exp. 2011 Oct 06; (56). PMID: 22006064; PMCID: PMC3227169.
    24. Doretto S, Malerba M, Ramos M, Ikrar T, Kinoshita C, De Mei C, Tirotta E, Xu X, Borrelli E. Oligodendrocytes as regulators of neuronal networks during early postnatal development. PLoS One. 2011 May 12; 6(5):e19849. PMID: 21589880; PMCID: PMC3093406.
    25. Shi Y, Nenadic Z, Xu X. Novel use of matched filtering for synaptic event detection and extraction. PLoS One. 2010 Nov 24; 5(11):e15517. PMID: 21124805; PMCID: PMC2991367.
    26. Xu X, Olivas ND, Levi R, Ikrar T, Nenadic Z. High precision and fast functional mapping of cortical circuitry through a novel combination of voltage sensitive dye imaging and laser scanning photostimulation. J Neurophysiol. 2010 Apr; 103(4):2301-12. PMID: 20130040; PMCID: PMC2853294.
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