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 Koon AC, Ashley J, Barria R, Dasgupta S, Brain R, Waddell S, Alkema MJ, Budnik V (2011) Autoregulatory and paracrine control of synaptic and behavioral plasticity by octopaminergic signaling. Nat Neurosci. 14:190-199. [Epub ahead of print Dec 26, 2010.]

Zhao-Shea R, Liu L, Soll LG, Improgo MR, Meyers EE, McIntosh JM, Grady SR, Marks MJ, Gardner PD, Tapper AR (2011). Nicotine-mediated activation of dopaminergic neurons in distinct regions of the Ventral Tegmental Area. Neuropsychopharmacology [Epub ahead of print Feb 2, 2011.]


Barbagallo B, Prescott HA, Boyle P, Climer J, Francis MM (2010). A dominant mutation in a neuronal acetylcholine receptor subunit leads to motor neuron degeneration in Caenorhabditis elegans. J. Neurosci. 30: 13932-13942.

Cheung I, Shulha HP, Jiang Y, Matevossian A, Wang J, Weng Z, Akbarian S (2010). Developmental regulation and individual differences of neuronal H3K4me3 epigenomes in the prefrontal cortex.  Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 107:8824-8829.

Connor C, Cheung I, Simon A, Jakovcevski M, Weng Z, Akbarian S (2010). A simple method for improving the specificity of anti-methyl histone antibodies.  Epigenetics 5(5). [Epub ahead of print] 

Connor CM, Crawford BC, Akbarian S (2010). White matter neuron alterations in schizophrenia and related disorders. Int J Dev Neurosci. [Epub ahead of print Aug 4, 2010]

Etchegaray JP, Yu EA, Indic P, Dallmann R, Weaver DR (2010). Casein kinase 1 delta (CK1delta) regulates period length of the mouse suprachiasmatic circadian clock in vitro.  PLoS One 5(4):e10303.

Fuentes-Medel Y, Budnik V (2010), Ménage à Trio during BMP-Mediated Retrograde Signaling at the NMJ.  Neuron 66:473-475.

Hendrickson LM, Zhao-Shea R, Pang X, Gardner PD, Tapper AR (2010). Activation of {alpha}4* nAChRs is Necessary and Sufficient for Varenicline-Induced Reduction of Alcohol Consumption.  J. Neurosci. 30:10169-10176.

Huang HS, Cheung I, Akbarian S (2010). RPP25 is developmentally regulated in prefrontal cortex and expressed at decreased levels in autism spectrum disorder.  Autism Res. 3: 153-161.

Improgo MR, Schlichting NA, Cortes RY, Zhao-Shea R, Tapper AR, Gardner PD (2010). ASCL1 regulates the expression of the CHRNA5/A3/B4 lung cancer susceptibility locus. Mol Cancer Res. 2010 Feb 2. [Epub ahead of print]

Improgo MR, Scofield MD, Tapper AR, Gardner PD (2010). From smoking to lung cancer: the CHRNA5/A3/B4 connection. Oncogene 29: 4874-4884.

Improgo MR, Scofield MD, Tapper AR, Gardner PD (2010). The nicotinic acetylcholine receptor CHRNA5/A3/B4 gene cluster: Dual role in nicotine addiction and lung cancer. Prog Neurobiol. 92: 212-216.

Jiang Y, Jakovcevski M, Bharadwaj R, Connor C, Schroeder FA, Lin CL, Straubhaar J, Martin G, Akbarian S (2010). Setdb1 histone methyltransferase regulates mood-related behaviors and expression of the NMDA receptor subunit NR2B.  J Neurosci. 30:7152-7167. 

Jiang Y, Matevossian A, Guo Y, Akbarian S (2010). Setdb1-mediated histone H3K9 hypermethylation in neurons worsens the neurological phenotype of Mecp2-deficient mice. Neuropharmacology [Epub ahead of print Sept 22, 2010].

Lin S, Lai SL, Yu HH, Chihara T, Luo L, Lee T (2010). Lineage-specific effects of Notch/Numb signaling in post-embryonic development of the Drosophila brain. Development 137: 43-51.

Lin S, Huang Y, Lee T (2009) Nuclear receptor unfulfilled regulates axonal guidance and cell identity of Drosophila mushroom body neurons.  PLoS One 4(12):e8392. 

Mellios N, Galdzicka M, Ginns E, Baker SP, Rogaev E, Xu J, Akbarian S (2010). Gender-specific reduction of estrogen-sensitive small RNA, miR-30b, in subjects with schizophrenia. Schizophr Bull. [Epub ahead of print Aug. 23, 2010].

Ortiz-Miranda S, Dayanithi G, Velázquez-Marrero C, Custer E, Treistman SN, Lemos JR (2010). Differential modulation of N-type calcium channels by micro-opioid receptors in oxytocinergic vs. vasopressinergic neurohypophysial terminals.  J Cell Physiol 225: 276-288

Qin J, Van Buren D, Huang HS, Zhong L, Mostoslavsky R, Akbarian S, Hock H (2010). Chromatin protein L3mbtl1 is dispensable for development and tumor suppression in mice.  J Biol Chem. 285: 27767-27775

Ramachandran P, Budnik V (2010). Fm1-43 labeling of Drosophila larval neuromuscular junctions. Cold Spring Harb Protoc. Aug 1, 2010. doi: 10.1101/pdb.prot5471. Pubmed ID 20679380.

Ramachandran P, Budnik V (2010). Internalization and trafficking assay for Drosophila larvae. Cold Spring Harb Protoc. Aug 1, 2010. doi: 10.1101/pdb.prot5472. Pubmed ID 20679381.

Ramachandran P, Budnik V (2010). Activity paradigm to induce Drosophila larval neuromuscular junction growth. Cold Spring Harb Protoc. Aug 1, 2010. doi: 10.1101/pdb.prot5473. Pubmed ID 20679382.

Ramachandran P, Budnik V (2010). Electron microscopy of Drosophila larval neuromuscular junctions. Cold Spring Harb Protoc. Aug 1, 2010. doi: 10.1101/pdb.prot5474. Pubmed ID 20679383.

Ramachandran P, Budnik V (2010). Preparation of early Drosophila embryonic fillets (before cuticle deposition). Cold Spring Harb Protoc. Aug 1, 2010. doi: 10.1101/pdb.prot5497. Pubmed ID 20889694.

Ramachandran P, Budnik V (2010). Preparation of late Drosophila embryonic fillets. Cold Spring Harb Protoc. Aug 1, 2010. doi: 10.1101/pdb.prot5498. Pubmed ID 20889695.

Velázquez-Marrero CM, Marrero HG, Lemos JR (2010). Voltage-dependent kappa-opioid modulation of action potential waveform- elicited calcium currents in neurohypophysial terminals.  J Cell Physiol 225: 223-232


Akbarian S, Huang HS (2009). Epigenetic regulation in human brain- Focus on histone lysine methylation. Biol Psychiatry 65: 198-203.

Avery MA, Sheehan AE, Kerr KS, Wang J, Freeman MR (2009). WldS requires Nmnat1 enzymatic activity and N16-VCP interactions to suppress Wallerian degeneration. J Cell Biol 184: 501-13.

Connor CM, Guo Y, Akbarian S (2009). Cingulate white matter neurons in schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. Biol Psychiatry 66:486-493.

Doherty J, Logan MA, Tasdemir OE, Freeman MR (2009). Ensheathing glia function as phagocytes in the adult Drosophila brain. J Neurosci 29: 4768-4781.

Dubruille R, Murad A, Rosbash M, Emery P (2009). A constant light-genetic screen identifies KISMET as a regulator of circadian photoresponses. PLoS Genet. e1000787. Epub 2009 Dec 24

Etchegaray JP, Machida KK, Noton E, Constance CM, Dallmann R, DiNapoli MN, DeBruyne JP, Lambert CM, Yu EA, Reppert SM, Weaver DR (2009). Casein kinase 1 delta regulates the pace of the mammalian circadian clock. Mol Cell Biol 29: 3853-3866.

Febo M, Akbarian S, Schroeder FA, Ferris CF (2009). Cocaine-induced metabolic activation in cortico-limbic circuitry is increased after exposure to the histone deacetylase inhibitor, sodium butyrate. Neurosci Lett. 465:267-271.

Fuentes-Medel Y, Logan MA, Ashley J, Ataman B, Budnik V, Freeman MR (2009).  Glia and muscle sculpt neuromuscular arbors by engulfing destabilized synaptic boutons and shed presynaptic debris. PLoS Biol. 7(8):e1000184.

Hendrickson LM, Zhao-Shea R, Tapper AR (2009). Modulation of ethanol drinking-in-the-dark by mecamylamine and nicotinic acetylcholine receptor agonists in C57BL/6J mice.  Psychopharmacology (Berl). 204:563-572.

Heneghan JF, Mitra-Ganguli T,
Stanish LF, Liu L, Zhao R, Rittenhouse AR (2009). The Ca2+ channel beta subunit determines whether stimulation of Gq-coupled receptors enhances or inhibits N current. J Gen Physiol. 134: 369-384.

Korkut C, Ataman B, Ramachandran P, Ashley J, Barria R, Gherbesi N, Budnik V (2009). Trans-Synaptic Transmission of Vesicular Wnt Signals through Evi/Wntless. Cell 139:393-404.

Korkut C, Budnik V (2009) WNTs tune up the neuromuscular junction. Nat Rev Neurosci. 10: 627-634.

Krashes MJ, DasGupta S, Vreede A, White B, Armstrong JD, Waddell S (2009). A neural circuit mechanism integrating motivational state with memory expression in Drosophila. Cell 139: 416-427.

Lin S, Huang Y, Lee T (2009). Nuclear receptor unfulfilled regulates axonal guidance and cell identity of Drosophila mushroom body neurons. PLoS One 4(12):e8392.

Lin S, Huang Y, Lee T (2009). Nuclear receptor unfulfilled regulates axonal guidance and cell identity of Drosophila mushroom body neurons. PLoS One 4(12):e8392.

Lefkowitz JJ, Fogarty KE, Lifshitz LM, Bellve KD, Tuft RA, ZhuGe R, Walsh JV Jr, De Crescenzo V (2009). Suppression of Ca2+ syntillas increases spontaneous exocytosis in mouse adrenal chromaffin cells. J Gen Physiol. 134: 267-280.

McNally JM, De Crescenzo V, Fogarty KE, Walsh JV, Lemos JR (2009). Individual calcium syntillas do not trigger spontaneous exocytosis from nerve terminals of the neurohypophysis. J Neurosci. 29: 14120-14126.

Mellios N, Huang HS, Baker SP, Galdzicka M, Ginns E, Akbarian S (2009) . Molecular determinants of dysregulated GABAergic gene expression in the prefrontal cortex of subjects with schizophrenia. Biol Psychiatry 65:1006-1014.

Mitra-Ganguli T, Vitko I, Perez-Reyes E, Rittenhouse AR (2009). Orientation of palmitoylated CaVbeta2a relative to CaV2.2 is critical for slow pathway modulation of N-type Ca2+ current by tachykinin receptor activation. J Gen Physiol. 134: 385-396.

Osterloh JM, Freeman MR (2009). Neuronal death or dismemberment mediated by Sox14. Nat Neurosci. 12: 1479-1480.

Pfister EL
, Kennington L, Straubhaar J, Wagh S, Liu W, Difiglia M, Landwehrmeyer B, Vonsattel JP, Zamore PD, Aronin N (2009). Five siRNAs targeting three SNPs may provide therapy for three-quarters of Huntington's Disease patients. Curr Biol 19: 744-778.

Pfister EL, Zamore PD (2009). Huntington's disease: Silencing a brutal killer. Exp Neurol. [Epub ahead of print 25 Sept 2009].

Pirri JK, McPherson AD, Donnelly JL, Francis MM, Alkema MJ (2009). A tyramine-gated chloride channel coordinates distinct motor programs of a Caenorhabditis elegans escape response. Neuron 62: 526-538.

Pitman JL, Dasgupta S, Krashes MJ, Leung B, Perrat PN, Waddell S (2009). There are many ways to train a fly.  Fly (Austin)
 3: 3-9.

Ramachandran P, Barria R, Ashley J, Budnik V (2009). A critical step for postsynaptic F-actin organization: Regulation of Baz/Par-3 localization by aPKC and PTEN. Dev Neurobiol 69: 583-602.

Roberts-Crowley ML, Mitra-Ganguli T, Liu L, Rittenhouse AR (2009). Regulation of voltage-gated Ca(2+) channels by lipids. Cell Calcium 45: 589-601.

Roberts-Crowley ML, Rittenhouse AR (2009) Arachidonic acid inhibition of L-type calcium (CaV1.3b). channels varies with accessory CaVbeta subunits. J Gen Physiol 133: 387-403. 

Wynne PM, Puig SI, Martin GE, Treistman SN (2009). Compartmentalized beta subunit distribution determines characteristics and ethanol sensitivity of somatic, dendritic, and terminal large-conductance calcium-activated potassium channels in the rat central nervous system. J Pharmacol Exp Ther. 329: 978-986.

Yu H-H, Yang JS, Wang J, Huang Y, Lee T (2009). Endodomain diversity in the Drosophila Dscam and its roles in neuronal morphogenesis. J Neurosci 29: 1904-1914.

Yu HH, Chen CH, Shi L, Huang Y, Lee T (2009). Twin-spot MARCM to reveal the developmental origin and identity of neurons. Nat Neurosci. 12: 947-953.


Ataman B, Ashley J, Gorczyca M, Ramachandran P, Fouquet W, Sigrist SJ, Budnik V (2008). Rapid activity-dependent modifications in synaptic structure and function require bidirectional Wnt signaling. Neuron 57: 705-718.

Awasaki T, Lai SL, Ito K, Lee T (2008) Organization and postembryonic development of glial cells in the adult central brain of Drosophila. J Neurosci 28: 13742-13753.

Connor CM, Akbarian S (2008). DNA methylation changes in schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. Epigenetics 3: 55-58.

DasGupta S, Waddell S (2008).  Learned odor discrimination in Drosophila without combinatorial odor maps in the antennal lobe. Curr Biol 18: 1668-1674.

Feinberg-Zadek PL, Martin G, Treistman SN (2008). BK channel subunit composition modulates molecular tolerance to ethanol. Alcohol Clin Exp Res 32: 1207-12

Jiang Y, Langley B, Lubin FD, Renthan W, Wood MA, Yasui DH, Kumar A, Nestler EJ, Akbarian S, Breckel-Michener AC (2008). Epigenetics in the nervous system. J Neurosci 28: 11753-11759.

Jiang Y, Matevossian A, Huang HS, Straubhaar J, Akbarian S (2008). Isolation of neuronal chromatin from brain tissue. BMC Neurosci 2008 9: 42.

Krashes MJ, Waddell S (2008).  Drosophila memory: will orb(2) predict the future?  Curr Biol 18: R74-76.

Krashes MJ, Waddell S (2008).  Rapid consolidation to a radish and protein synthesis-dependent long-term memory after single-session appetitive olfactory conditioning in DrosophilaJ Neurosci 28: 3103-3113.

Lai SL, Awasaki T, Ito K, Lee T (2008). Clonal analysis of Drosophila antennal lobe neurons: diverse neuronal architectures in the lateral neuroblast lineage. Development 135: 2883-2893.

Liu L, Heneghan JF, Michael GJ, Stanish LF, Egertova M, Rittenhouse AR (2008).  L- and N-current but not M-current inhibition by M(1) muscarinic receptors requires DAG lipase activity.   J Cell Physio. 216: 91-100.

Martin GE, Hendrickson LM, Penta KL, Friesen RM, Pietrzykowski AZ, Tapper AR, Treistman SN (2008.).  Identification of a BK channel auxiliary protein controlling molecular and behavioral tolerance to alcohol.  Proc Natl Acad Sci USA 105: 17543-17548. (Epub November 3, 2008).

Mellios N, Huang HS, Grigorenko A, Rogaev E, Akbarian S (2008). A set of differentially expressed miRNAs, including miR-30a-5p, act as post-transcriptional inhibitors of BDNF in prefrontal cortex. Hum Mol Genet. 17: 3030-3042.  

Ni L, Guo P, Reddig K, Mitra M, Li HS (2008) Mutation of a TADR protein leads to rhodopsin and Gq-dependent retinal degeneration in Drosophila. J Neurosci 28: 13478-13487.

Pietrzykowski AZ, Friesen RM, Martin GE, Puig SI, Nowak CL, Wynne PM, Siegelmann HT, Treistman SN (2008).  Posttranscriptional regulation of BK channel splice variant stability by miR-9 underlies neuroadaptation to alcohol. Neuron 59: 274-287.

Roberts-Crowley ML, Rittenhouse AR (2008). Modulation of voltage-gated calcium channel activity by free arachadonic acid. In: Biophysics of Ion Channels and Disease, Ed: H. Duclohier, Transworld Research Network, Keral, India, pp. 1-27. (ISBN 978-81-7895-390-8)

Schroeder FA, Penta KL, Matevossian A, Jones SR, Konradi C, Tapper AR, Akbarian S (2008).  Drug-Induced Activation of Dopamine D(1) Receptor Signaling and Inhibition of Class I/II Histone Deacetylase Induce Chromatin Remodeling in Reward Circuitry and Modulate Cocaine-Related Behaviors.  Neuropsychopharmacology 33: 2981-2992.

Yang JS-J, Bai JM, Lee T (2008). Dynein-dynactin complex is essential for dendritic restriction of TM1-containing Drosophila Dscam.  PLoS ONE 3: e3504.

Zhu H, Sauman I, Yuan Q, Casselman A, Emery-Le M, Emery P, Reppert SM (2008).  Cryptochromes define a novel circadian clock mechanism in monarch butterflies that may underlie sun compass navigation.  PLoS Biol.  6(1): e4.

Ziegenfuss JS, Biswas R, Avery MA, Hong K, Sheehan AE, Yeung Y-G, Stanley ER, Freeman MR (2008). Draper-dependent glial phagocytic activity is mediated by Src and Syk family kinase signalling. Nature  2008 453: 935-939



































Busza A, Murad A, Emery P (2007). Interactions between circadian neurons control temperature synchronization of Drosophila behavior. J Neurosci 27: 10722-10733.

Difiglia M, Sena-Esteves M, Chase K, Sapp E, Pfister E, Sass M, Yoder J, Reeves P, Pandey RK, Rajeev KG, Manoharan M, Sah DW, Zamore PD, Aronin N (2007). Therapeutic silencing of mutant huntingtin with siRNA attenuates striatal and cortical neuropathology and behavioral deficits. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 104: 17204-17209.

Feinberg-Zadek PL, Treistman SN (2007). Beta-subunits are important modulators of the acute response to alcohol in human BK channels. Alcohol Clin Exp Res 31: 737-44.

Gorczyca D, Ashley J, Speese S, Gherbesi N, Thomas U, Gundelfinger E, Gramates LS, Budnik V (2007).  Postsynaptic membrane addition depends on the Discs-Large-interacting t-SNARE Gtaxin. J Neurosci 27: 1033-1044. 

Huang HS, Akbarian S (2007). GAD1 mRNA expression and DNA methylation in prefrontal cortex of subjects with schizophrenia. PLoS ONE 2: e809.

Huang HS, Matevossian A, Whittle C, Kim SY, Schumacher A, Baker SP, Akbarian S (2007). Prefrontal dysfunction in schizophrenia involves mixed-lineage leukemia 1-regulated histone methylation at GABAergic gene promoters. J Neurosci. 27: 11254-11262.

Kaushik R, Nawathean P, Busza A, Murad A, Emery P, Rosbash M (2007). PER-TIM interactions with the photoreceptor Cryptochrome mediate circadian temperature responses in Drosophila. PLoS Biol 5:e146.

Keene AC, Waddell S (2007). Drosophila odor memory: from single genes to complex neural circuits. Nat Rev Neurosci 8: 341-354.  

Krashes MJ, Keene AC,  Leung B, Armstrong JD, Waddell S (2007). Sequential use of mushroom body neuron subsets during Drosophila odor memory processing. Neuron 53: 103-115.

Li J, Ashley J, Budnik V, Bhat MA (2007) Crucial role of Drosophila neurexin in proper active zone apposition to postsynaptic densities, synaptic growth, and synaptic transmission. Neuron 55: 741-755.

Liu L, Heneghan JF, Mitra-Ganguli T, Roberts-Crowley M, Rittenhouse AR (2007).  Role of PIP2 in regulating versus modulating Ca2+ channel activity.  J Physiol 583: 1165-1167. 

Murad A, Emery-Le M, Emery P (2007). A subset of Dorsal Neurons modulates circadian behavior and light responses in Drosophila. Neuron 53: 689-701. 

Rickmyre JL, Dasgupta S, Ooi DL, Keel J, Lee E, Kirschner MW, Waddell S, Lee LA (2007). The Drosophila homolog of MCPH1, a human microcephaly gene, is required for genomic stability in the early embryo. J Cell Sci.  120: 03565-3677.

Schroeder FA, Lin CL, Crusio WE, Akbarian S (2007) Antidepressant-like effects of the histone deacetylase inhibitor, sodium butyrate, in the mouse. Biol Psychiatry 62: 55-64. (Epub Aug 30, 2006).

Siegmund KD, Connor CM, Campan M, Long TI, Weisenberger DJ, Biniszkiewicz D, Jaenisch R, Laird PW, Akbarian S (2007). DNA methylation in the human cerebral cortex is dynamically regulated throughout the life span and involves differentiated neurons. PLoS ONE 2:e895.

Shi L, Lin S, Grinberg Y, Beck Y, Grozinger CM, Robinson GE, Lee T (2007).  Roles of Drosophila Kruppel-homolog 1 in neuronal morphogenesis.  Dev Neurobiol 67: 1614-1626. 

Shi L, Yu HH, Yang JS, Lee T (2007).   Specific Drosophila Dscam juxtamembrane variants control dendritic elaboration and axonal arborization. J Neurosci 27: 6723-6728.

Soba P, Zhu S, Emoto K, Younger S, Yang SJ, Yu HH, Lee T, Jan LY, Jan YN (2007).  Drosophila sensory neurons require Dscam for dendritic self-avoidance and proper dendritic field organization. Neuron 54: 403-416.

Yuan Q, Metterville D, Briscoe AD, Reppert SM (2007). Insect cryptochromes: Gene duplication and loss define diverse ways to construct insect circadian clocks.  Mol Biol Evol 2007 24: 948-955.


Akbarian S, Huang HS (2006). Molecular and cellular mechanisms of altered GAD1/GAD67 expression in schizophrenia and related disorders. Brain Res Reviews 52: 293-304. 

Akbarian S, Jiang Y, Laforet G (2006).  The molecular pathology of Rett syndrome: synopsis and update.  Neuromolecular Med 8: 485-494.

Ataman B, Ashley J, Gorczyca D, Gorczyca M, Mathew D, Wichmann C, Sigrist SJ, Budnik V (2006). Nuclear trafficking of Drosophila Frizzled-2 during synapse development requires the PDZ protein dGRIP. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 103: 7841-7846. 

Ataman B, Budnik V, Thomas U (2006). Scaffolding porteins at the Drosophila neuromuscular junction. Int Rev Neurobiol 75: 181-216. 

Beach M, MacDonald J, Porpiglia E, Sheehan AE, Watts RE, Freeman MR (2006). The Drosophila cell corpse engulfment receptor Draper mediates glial clearance of severed axons. Neuron 50: 869-881. 

Ferris CF, Febo M, Luo F, Schmidt KF, Brevard M, Harder JA, Kulkarni P, Messenger T, King JA (2006). Functional magnetic resonance imaging in conscious animals: A new tool in behavioral neuroscience research.   J Neuroendocrinol 18: 307-318. 

Freeman MR, Doherty J (2006).  Glial cell biology in Drosophila and vertebrates. Trends Neurosci 29: 82-90. 

Han J, Gong P, Reddig K, Mitra M, Guo P, Li HS (2006). The fly CAMTA transcription factor potentiates deactivation of rhodopsin, a G protein-coupled light receptor. Cell 127: 847-58.

Huang HS, Matevossian A, Jiang Y, Akbarian S (2006). Chromatin immunoprecipitation in postmortem brain. J Neurosci Methods 156: 284-292. 

Keene AC, Krashes MJ, Leung BL, Bernard J, Waddell S (2006). Drosophila Dorsal Paired Medial neurons provide a general mechanism for memory consolidation. Current Biology 16: 1524-1530. 

Rush BL, Murad A, Emery P, and Giebultowicz JM (2006). Ectopic CRYPTOCHROME renders TIM light sensitive in the Drosophila ovary. J Biol Rhythms 21: 272-278. 

Henninger N, Sicard KM, Schmidt KF, Bardutzky J, Fisher M (2006). Comparison of ischemic lesion evolution in embolic vs. mechanical middle cerebral artery occlusion in Sprague Dawley rats using diffusion and perfusion imaging. Stroke  37: 1283-1287. 

Lai SL, Lee T (2006). Genetic mosaic with dual binary transcriptional systems in Drosophila. Nat Neurosci 9: 703-709. 

Schmidt KF, Febo M, Shen Q, Luo F, Sicard KM, Ferris CF, Stein EA, Duong TQ (2006). Hemodynamic and metabolic changes induced by cocaine in anesthetized rat observed with multimodal functional MRI. Psychopharmacology 185: 479-486. 

Wynne P (2006). p38 mitogen-activated protein kinase: a novel modulator of hyperpolarization-activated cyclic nucleotide-gated channels and neuronal excitability. J Neurosci 26: 11253-11254.


* Ashley J, *Packard M, Ataman B, and Budnik V (2005). Fasciclin II signals new synapse formation through amyloid precursor protein and the scaffolding protein dX11/Mint. J Neurosci 25: 5943-5955.

Mathew D, Ataman B, Chen J, Zhang Y, Cumberledge S, Budnik V (2005) Wingless signaling at synapses is through cleavage and nuclear import of receptor DFrizzled2. Science 310: 1344-1347. 

Crowley JJ, Treistman SN, Dopico AM (2005). Distinct structural features of phospholipids differentially determine ethanol sensitivity and basal function of BK channels. Mol Pharmacol 68: 4-10. 

Febo M, Segarra AC, Nair G, Schmidt K, Duong TQ, Ferris CF (2005). The neural consequences of repeated cocaine exposure revealed by functional MRI in awake rats. Neuropsychopharmacol 30: 936-943. 

Keene AC, Waddell S (2005). Drosophila memory: dopamine signals punishment? Curr Biol 15:R932-934. 

Knott TK, Velazquez-Marrero C, Lemos JR (2005). ATP elicits inward currents in isolated vasopressinergic neurohypophysial terminals via P2X2 and P2X3 receptors. Pflugers Arch 450: 381-389. 

Lambert CM, Machida KK, Smale L, Nunez AA, Weaver DR (2005). Analysis of the prokineticin 2 system in a diurnal rodent, the unstriped Nile grass rat (Arvicanthis niloticus). J Biol Rhythms 20: 206-218. 

Newton PM, Tully K, McMahon T, Connolly J, Dadgar J, Treistman SN, Messing RO (2005).  Chronic ethanol exposure induces an N-type calcium channel splice variant with altered channel kinetics.  FEBS Lett 579: 671-676. 

Sauman I, Briscoe AD, Zhu H, Shi D, Froy O, Stalleicken J, Yuan Q, Casselman A, and Reppert SM (2005).  Connecting the navigational clock to sun compass input in Monarch butterfly brain. Neuron 46: 457-467. 

Yu D, Keene AC,  Srivatsan A, Waddell S, Davis RL (2005). Drosophila DPM neurons form a delayed and branch-specific memory trace after olfactory classical conditioning. Cell 123: 945-957. 

Zhu H, Yuan Q, Froy O, Casselman A, Reppert SM (2005).  The two CRYs of the butterfly. Curr Biol 15:R953-4.  


Busza A, Emery-Le M, Rosbash M, Emery P (2004). Roles of the two Drosophila CRYPTOCHROME structural domains in circadian photoreception.  Science  304: 1503-1506.

De Crescenzo V, ZhuGe R, Velazquez-Marrero C, Lifshitz LM, Custer E, Carmichael J, Lai FA, Tuft RA, Fogarty KE, Lemos JR, Walsh JV Jr (2004).  Ca2+ syntillas, miniature Ca2+ release events in terminals of hypothalamic neurons, are increased in frequency by depolarization in the absence of Ca2+ influx. J Neurosci 24: 1226-1235. 

Keene AC, Stratmann M, Keller A, Perrat PN, Vosshall LB, Waddell S (2004). Diverse odor-conditioned memories require uniquely times dorsal paired medial neuron output. Neuron 44: 521-533.

McNally JM, Woodbury DJ, Lemos JR (2004). Syntaxin 1A drives fusion of large dense-core neurosecretory granules into a planar lipid bilayer. Cell Biochem Biophys 41: 11-24.

Li J, Guo Y, Schroeder FA, Youngs RM, Schmidt TW, Ferris C, Konradi C, Akbarian S (2004).  Dopamine D2-like antagonists induce chromatin remodeling in striatal neurons through cyclic AMP-protein kinase A and NMDA receptor signaling.  J Neurochem 90: 1117-1131. 

Liu L, Roberts ML, Rittenhouse AR (2004). Phospholipid metabolism is required for M(1) muscarinic inhibition of N-type calcium current in sympathetic neurons. Eur Biophys J 33: 255-264.

Liu ZM, Schmidt KF, Sicard KM (2004). Imaging oxygen consumption in forepaw somatosensory stimulation in rats under isoflurane anesthesia.  Magnetic Res Med 52: 277-285.

Martin G, Puig S, Pietrzykowski A,  Zadek P, Emery P, Treistman S (2004). Somatic localization of a specific BK-channel subtype controls compartmentalized ethanol sensitivity in the nucleus accumbens. J Neurosci 24: 6563-6572. 

Ruiz-Canada C, Ashley J, Moeckel-Cole S, Drier E, Yin J, Budnik V (2004).  New synaptic bouton formation is disrupted by misregulation of microtubule stability in aPKC mutants.  Neuron 42: 567-580. 

Tully K, Treistman SN (2004).  Distinct intracellular calcium profiles following influx through N- versus L-type calcium channels: role of Ca2+-induced Ca2+ release.  J  Neurophysiol 92:135-43. 

Yuan C, O'Connell RJ, Feinberg-Zadek PL, Johnston LJ, Treistman SN (2004). Bilayer thickness modulates the conductance of the BK channel in model membranes. Biophys J 86: 3620-3633.


Crowley JJ, Treistman SN, Dopico AM (2003). Cholesterol antagonizes ethanol potentiation of human brain BKCa channels reconstituted into phospholipid bilayers. Mol Pharmacol  64: 365-372.

Ding H, Schwarz DS, Keene  A, Affar el B, Fenton L, Xia X, Shi Y, Zamore PD, Xu Z (2003).  Selective silencing by RNAi of a dominant allele that causes amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.  Aging Cell 2: 209-217.

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