Peer-reviewed articles

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Jiang HH, Guo AN, Chiu A, Li HH, Lai CSW, Lau CG#. Target-specific control of piriform cortical output via recruitment of distinct inhibitory circuits. FASEB J, 2021,

Hu JY, Lai YN, Huang H, Ramakrishnan S, Pan Y, Ma VWS, Cheuk W, So GYK, He QL, Lau CG, Zhang L, Cho WCS, Chan KM, Wang X, Chin YR. TCOF1 upregulation in triple-negative breast cancer promotes stemness and tumor growth, and correlates with poor prognosis. British Journal of Cancer, in press, 2021.

Lau CG#, Zhang HQ, Murthy VN#. Deletion of TrkB in parvalbumin interneurons alters cortical neural dynamics. Journal of Cellular Physiology, , 2021. 

# Co-corresponding authors.

Huang YH, Jiang HH, Zheng QY, Fok AHK, Li XY, Lau CG, Lai CSW. Environmental enrichment or selective activation of parvalbumin-expressing interneurons ameliorates synaptic and behavioral deficits in schizophrenia animal models. Molecular Psychiatry, published online, 2021.

Mazo C, Grimaud J, Shima Y, Murthy VN#, Lau CG#. Distinct projection patterns of different classes of layer 2 principal neurons in the olfactory cortex. Scientific Reports, doi:10.1038/s41598-017-08331-0, 2017.
# Co-corresponding authors.

Murphy JA*, Stein IS*, Lau CG, Peixoto R, Aman TK, Kaneko N, Aromolaran K, Saulnier JL, Popescu GK, Sabatini BL, Hell JW, Zukin RS. Phosphorylation of Ser1166 on GluN2B by PKA is critical to synaptic NMDA receptor function and Ca2+ signaling in spines. Journal of Neuroscience, 34:869-79, 2014.

    * Equal first authors.

  • Featured in This Week in The Journal.


Lau CG, Murthy VN. Activity-dependent regulation of inhibition via GAD67. Journal of Neuroscience, 32:8521-31, 2012.

  • Cover illustration.

  • One of the most-read articles (#19) in June, 2012.

  • Image of the week,


Lau CG, Takayasu Y, Rodenas-Ruano A, Paternain AV, Lerma J, Bennett MVL, Zukin RS. SNAP-25 is a target of PKC phosphorylation critical to NMDA receptor trafficking. Journal of Neuroscience, 30:242-254, 2010.


Skeberdis VA*, Chevaleyre V*, Lau CG*, Goldberg JH, Pettit DL, Suadicani SO, Lin Y, Bennett MVL, Yuste R, Castillo PE, Zukin RS. Protein kinase A regulates calcium permeability of NMDA receptors. Nature Neuroscience, 9:501-510, 2006.

    * Equal first authors.


Rewiews and textbook chapters

Tetteh H, Lee M, Lau CG, Yang S, and (2017) Tinnitus: Prospects for pharmacological interventions with a seesaw model. The Neuroscientist, (Oct 9) doi: 10.1177/1073858417733415.

Lau CG, Takeuchi K, Rodenas-Ruano A, Bennett MVL, Zukin RS. Regulation of NMDA receptor Ca2+ signalling and synaptic plasticity. Biochemical Society Transactions, 37:1369–1374, 2009.


Lau CG, Zukin RS. NMDA receptor trafficking in synaptic plasticity and neuropsychiatric disorders. Nature Reviews Neuroscience, 8:413-416, 2007.

  • Featured article of the June issue, 2007.

  • Featured in the Signaling and Neurobiology sections, AfCS-Nature Signaling Gateway, June 2007.


Zukin RS, Jover T, Yokota H, Calderone A, Simionescu M, Lau CG. Molecular and Cellular Mechanisms of Ischemia-induced Neuronal Death. In: Stroke: Pathophysiology, Diagnosis and Management. 4th Ed. Eds: Mohr, JP, Choi DW, Grotta JC, Weir B, Wolf PA. Philadelphia: Churchill Livingstone. pp. 829-854, 2004.



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