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Ricardo Miledi, Ph.D.
Conti L, Limon A, Palma E, Miledi R. (2013) Microtransplantation of cellular membranes from squid stellate ganglion reveals ionotropic GABA receptors Biol Bull 224(1): 47-52.
Michael V.L. Bennett, Ph.D.
Bennett MV, Crain SM and H Grundfest. (1959) Electrophysiology of supramedullary neurons in Spheroides maculatus. I. Orthodromic and antidromic responses. J Gen Physiol 43: 159-88.
Bennett MV, Crain SM and H. Grundfest. (1959) Electrophysiology of supramedullary neurons in Spheroides maculatus. II. Properties of the electrically excitable membrane. J Gen Physiol 43: 189-219.
Bennett MV, Crain SM and H Grundfest. (1959) Electrophysiology of supramedullary neurons in Spheroides maculatus. III. Organization of the supramedullary neurons. J Gen Physiol 43: 221-50.
John A. Connor, Ph.D.
Connor JA. (1975) Neural repetitive firing: A comparative study of membrane properties of crustacean walking leg axons. J Neurophysiol 38: 922-932.
Connor JA, Walter D and R. McKown. (1977) Neural repetitive firing: Modifications of the Hodgkin-Huxley axon suggested by experimental results from crustacean axons. Biophys J 18: 81-102.
Kathleen G. Morgan, Ph.D.
Morgan KG and SH Bryant. (1977) The mechanism of action of dantrolene sodium. J Pharmacol Exp Ther 201: 138-147.
Ron F. Abercrombie, Ph.D.
Abercrombie RF and P de Weer. (1978) Electric current generated by squid giant axon sodium pump: external K and internal ADP effects. Am J Physiol 235(1): C63-8.
Paul A. Fuchs, Ph.D.
Fuchs PA and PA Getting. (1980) Ionic basis of presynaptic inhibition at crayfish claw opener.J Neurophysiol 54: 1547-1557.
Steve J. Zottoli, Ph.D.
Zottoli, SJ. (1981) Electrophysiological and morphological characterization of the winter flounder Mauthner cell. J Comp Physiol 143: 541-553.
Joseph F. Margiotta, Ph.D.
Margiotta JF and B Walcott. (1983) Conductance and dye permeability of a rectifying electrical synapse. Nature 305: 52-56.
David J. Adams, Ph.D.
Adams DJ and Oxford DG. (1983) Interaction of internal anions with potassium channels of the squid giant axon. J Gen Physiol 82: 429-448.
Michael M. White, Ph.D.
White MM and Bezanilla F. (1985) Activation of squid axon K+ channels. Ionic and gating current studies. J Gen Physiol 85: 539-554.
Douglas A. Cotanche, Ph.D.
Corwin JT and DA Cotanche. (1988) Regeneration of sensory hair cells after acoustic trauma. Science 240: 1772-1774.
Corwin JT and DA Cotanche. (1989) The development of location-specific hair cell stereocilia in denervated embryonic ears. J Comp Neurol 288: 529-537.
Cotanche DA and JT Corwin. (1991) Stereocilia bundles reorient during hair cell development and regeneration in the chick ear. Hearing Res 52: 379-402.
Paul S. Katz, Ph.D.
Katz PS, Kirk MD and CK Govind. (1993) Facilitation and depression at different branches of the same motor axon: Evidence for presynaptic differences in release. J Neurosci 13: 3075-3089.
Robert Paul Malchow, Ph.D.
Malchow RP and H Ripps. (1990) The effects of gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) on skate retinal horizontal cells: evidence for an electrogenic transport mechanism. Proc Natl Acad Sci 87: 8945-8949.
James A. Groome, Ph.D.
Groome JR and H Lehman. (1995)Crustacean cardioactive peptide (CCAP) in the horseshoe crab Limulus polyphemus:distribution and characterization. J Comp Neurol 357 (1), 36-51.
Samuel S-H Wang, Ph.D.
S.S.-H. Wang. (1993) Modeling the apparent diffusion constant of calcium ions emanating from a channel: implications for calcium wave propagation. Biological Bulletin 185: 297-298.
DeBello, W.M., V. O'Connor, T. Dresbach, S.W. Whiteheart, S.S.-H. Wang, F.E. Schweizer, H. Betz, J.E. Rothman, and G.J. Augustine. (1995) SNAP-mediated protein-protein interactions essential for neurotransmitter release. Nature, 373: 626-630.
M.E. Burns, S.A. Beushausen, G.J. Chin, D. Tang, W.M. DeBello, T. Dresbach, V. O'Connor, F.E. Schweizer, S.S.-H. Wang, S.W. Whiteheart, H. Betz, J.E. Rothman, and G.J. Augustine. (1995) Proteins involved in synaptic vesicle docking and fusion. Cold Spring Harb. Symp. Quant. Biol. 60: 337-348.
G.J. Augustine, H. Betz, K. Bommert, M.P. Charlton, W.M. DeBello, T. Dresbach, J.M. Hunt, V. O’Connor, F.E. Schweizer, S.S.-H. Wang, and S.W. Whiteheart. (1996) Molecular mechanisms of neurotransmitter secretion: functional studies at the squid giant synapse. In Basic Neuroscience in Invertebrates. (Ed. H. Koike, Y. Kidokoro, K. Takahashi, T. Kanaseki) Japan Scientific Societies Press.
Lucas Pozzo-Miller, Ph.D.
Pozzo-Miller LD, Moreira JE, Llinás RR. (1998) The first-order giant neurons of the giant fiber system in the squid: electrophysiological and ultrastructural observations. J Neurocytol. (6):419-29.
Thomas A. Cleland, Ph.D.
Cleland TA (1996) Inhibitory glutamate receptor channels. Mol Neurobiol 13(2): 97-136. Cleland TA and AI Selverston. (1998) Inhibitory glutamate receptor channels in cultured lobster stomatogastric neurons. J Neurophysiol 79(6): 3189-96.
Sabine Hilfiker, Ph.D.
Hilfiker S, Schweizer FE, Kao H, Czernik AJ, Greengard P and GJ Augustine. (1998) Two sites of action for synapsin domain E in regulating neurotransmitter release. Nat Neurosci 1: 29-35.
Hong-Sheng Wang, Ph.D.
Wang HS, Pan Z, Shi W, Brown BS, Wymore RS, Cohen IS, Dixon JE, and D McKinnon. (1998) KCNQ2 and KCNQ3 potassium channel subunits: molecular correlates of the M-channel. Science 282(5395): 1890-3.
Eleanora Palma, Ph.D.
Conti L, Limon A, Palma E, Miledi R. (2013) Microtransplantation of cellular membranes from squid stellate ganglion reveals ionotropic GABA receptors Biol Bull 224(1): 47-52.
Thomas Kuner, Ph.D.
Kuner T, Li Y, Gee KR, Bonewald LF and GJ Augustine. (2008) Photolysis of a caged peptide reveals rapid action of N-ethylmaleimide sensitive factor before neurotransmitter release. Proc Natl Acad Sci 105: 347-352.
Matthew T. Schmolesky, Ph.D.
Saidel WM, Shashar N, Schmolesky MT and RT Hanlon. (2005) Discriminative responses of squid (Loligo pealeii) photoreceptors to polarized light. Comp Biochem Physiol A Mol Integr Physiol 142(3): 340-6.
Daphne Soares, Ph.D.
Soares, D. (2002) Neurology: An ancient sensory organ in crocodilians. Nature 417, 241-242.
Jennifer R. Morgan, Ph.D.
Morgan JR, Di Paolo G, Werner H, Shchedrina VA, Pypaert M, Pieribone VA, and De Camilli P (2004) A role for talin in presynaptic function. Journal of Cell Biology 167: 43-50.
Joseph Sisneros, Ph.D.
Sisneros JA. (2007) Saccular potentials of the vocal plainfin midshipman fish, Porichthys notatus. J Comp Physiol (A) 193: 413-424.
Robert Crooks Froemke, Ph.D.
Urakubo H, Honda M, Froemke RC and S. Kuroda. (2008) Requirement of an allosteric kinetics of NMDA receptors for spike-timing-dependent plasticity. J Neurosci 28, 3310-3323.
Froemke RC, Poo M-M and Y Dan. (2005) Spike-timing-dependent plasticity depends on dendritic location. Nature 434, 221-225.
Andy T.E. Hartwick, Ph.D.
Hartwick AT, Gramley JR, Yu J, Stevens KT, Allen CN, Baldridge WH, Sollars PJ and GE Pickard. (2007) Light-evoked calcium responses of isolated melanopsin-expressing retinal ganglion cells. J Neurosci 27(40): 13468-13480.
Robyn J. Crook, Ph.D.
Crook RJ, Hanlon RT and JA Basil. (2009). Memory of visual and topographical features suggests spatial learning in the ancient cephalopod, nautilus (Nautilus pompilius L.). J Comp Psyc. 123(3): 264-274.
Anna Greenwood, Ph.D.
Greenwood AK, Peichel CL and SJ Zottoli. (2010) Distinct startle responses are associated with neuroanatomical differences in pufferfishes. J Exp Biol 213: 613-620.
Karen Maruska, Ph.D.
Maruska KP, Korzan, WJ and AF Mensinger. (2009) Individual, temporal, and population-level variations in circulating 11-ketotestosterone and 17β-estradiol concentrations in the oyster toadfish Opsanus tau. Comp Biochem Physiol A 152: 569-578.
Maruska KP and AF Mensinger. (2009) Acoustic characteristics and variations in grunt vocalizations in the oyster toadfish, Opsanus tau. Environ Biol Fish 84: 325-337.
Theresa Marie Szabo-Maas, Ph.D.
Szabo TM, Brookings T, Preuss T and DS Faber. (2008) Effects of temperature acclimation on a central neural circuit and its behavioral output. J Neurophysiol 100(6): 2997-3008.
Boris P. Chagnaud, Ph.D.
Chagnaud, BP, Baker R and AH Bass. (2011) Vocalization frequency and duration are coded in separate hindbrain nuclei. Nature Commun 2: 346- 346 DOI: 10.1038/ncomms1349.
T. Aran Mooney, Ph.D.
Mooney TA, Hanlon RT, Christensen-Dalsgaard J, Madsen PT, Nachtigall PE and DR Ketten. (2010) Sound detection by the longfin squid (Loligo pealeii) studied with auditory evoked potentials: sensitivity to low-frequency particle motion and not pressure. J Exp Biol 213: 3748-3759.
Mooney TA, Lee WJ and RT Hanlon. (2010) Long-duration anesthetization of squid (Doryteuthis pealeii). Marine and Freshwater Beh Physiol 43(4): 297–303.
Mooney TA, Hanlon RT, Christensen-Dalsgaard J, Madsen PT, Ketten, DR and PE Nachtigall. (2011) “The potential for sound sensitivity in cephalopods.†in: The Effects of Noise on Aquatic Life (eds). Popper, A, Hawkins A. Springer Science+Business Media, LLC, New York.
Coen Elemans, Ph.D.
Elemans CPH, Mead AF, Jakobsen L and JM Ratcliffe. (2011) Superfast muscles set maximum call rate in echolocating bats. Science 333: 1885-88.
Agenor Limon, Ph.D.
Conti L, Limon A, Palma E, Miledi R. (2013) Microtransplantation of cellular membranes from squid stellate ganglion reveals ionotropic GABA receptors Biol Bull 224(1): 47-52.
Hamish Mehaffey, Ph.D.
Mehaffey, WH, Doupe, AJ (2015) Naturalistic stimulation drives opposing heterosynaptic plasticity at two inputs to songbird cortex. Nat Neurosci.Sep;18(9):1272-80. doi: 10.1038/nn.4078. Epub 2015 Aug 3.
Haleh Fotowat, Ph.D.
Harrison RR, Fotowat H, Chan R, Kier RJ, Olberg R, Leonardo A and F Gabbiani. (2011) Wireless Neural/EMG Telemetry Systems for Small Freely Moving Animals," Biomedical Circuits and Systems. IEEE Transactions on 5(2): 103-111.
Luca Conti, Ph.D.
Conti L, Limon A, Palma E, Miledi R. (2013) Microtransplantation of cellular membranes from squid stellate ganglion reveals ionotropic GABA receptors. Biol Bull 224(1): 47-52.
John Meitzen, Ph.D.
Dorris DM, Cao J, Willett JA, Hauser CA, Meitzen J. (2014) Intrinsic excitability varies by sex in pre-pubertal striatal medium spiny neurons. J Neurophys. 113(3):720-9. doi: 10.1152/jn.00687.2014. Epub 2014 Nov 5.
Jeffrey Lehrberg, Ph.D.
Lehrberg, J., Gardiner, DM (2015) Regulation of Axolotl (Ambystoma mexicanum) limb blastema cell proliferation by nerves and BMP2 in organotypic slice culture.PLoS One.10(4):e0123186. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0123186. eCollection 2015.
Nicolas Palacios-Prado, Ph.D.
Palacios-Prado N, Chapuis S, Panjkovich A, Fregeac J, Nagy JI, Bukauskas FF. (2014) Molecular determinants of magnesium-dependent synaptic plasticity at electrical synapses formed by connexin36.Nat Commun.5:4667. doi: 10.1038/ncomms5667.
Palacios-Prado N, Huetteroth W, Pereda AE. (2014) Hemichannel composition and electrical synaptic transmission: molecular diversity and its implications for electrical rectification. Front Cell Neurosci.8:324. doi: 10.3389/fncel.2014.00324. eCollection 2014.
Shigeki Watanabe, Ph.D.
Watanabe S, Trimbuch T, Camacho-Pérez M, Rost BR, Brokowski B, Söhl-Kielczynski B, Felies A, Davis MW, Rosenmund C, Jorgensen EM. (2014) Clathrin regenerates synaptic vesicles from endosomes. NatureNov 13;515(7526):228-33. doi: 10.1038/nature13846. Epub 2014 Oct 8.



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