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Selected Publications

Selected Publications

Selected Publications

  1. Maeno-Hikichi Y., Herlitze S., Landmesser L.T. (2014)
    Roles of spontaneous cAMP transients in spinal motor circuit development probed with the light activated adenylyl-cyclase BPAC. (in preparation).
  2. Hata K., Maeno-Hikichi, Y., Herlitze S., and Landmesser L.T. (2014)
    Distinct roles of different pre- and post-synaptic NCAM isoforms in early motoneuron-myotube interactions required for functional synapse formation (in preparation).
  3. Kastanenka K.V., Landmesser L.T. (2013)
    Optogenetic-mediated increases in in vivo spontaneous activity disrupt pool-specific but not dorsal-ventral motoneuron pathfinding. PNAS. 110:17528-17533.
  4. Maeno-Hikichi Y., Polo-Parada L., Kastanenka K., Landmesser, L.T. (2011)
    Frequency dependent modes of synaptic vesicle exocytosis and endocytosis at adult mouse neuromuscular junctions. J. Neurosci.
  5. Park G-H, Maeno-Hikichi Y, Awano T, Landmesser LT, Monini U (2010)
    Reduced SMN protein in motor neuronal progenitors functions cell autonomously to cause spinal muscular atrophy in model mice expressing the human centromeric (SMN2) gene. J. Neurosci. 30:12005-12019.
  6. Kastanenka K.V. and Landmesser L.T. (2010)
    In-vivo activation of channelrhodopsin-2 reveals that normal patterns of spontaneous activity are required for motoneuron guidance and maintenance of guidance molecules. J. Neurosci. 30:10575-10585..
  7. Wang, S., Polo-Parada L. and Landmesser L.T. (2009)
    Characterization of rhythmic Ca2+ transients in early embryonic chick motoneurons: Ca2+ sources and effects of altered activation of transmitter receptors. J. Neurosci. 29:15232-15244..
  8. Hanson MG, Milner LD, Landmesser LT. (2008)
    Spontaneous rhythmic activity in early chick spinal cord influences distinct motor axon pathfinding decision. Brain Research Reviews. 57:77-85.
  9. Hata, K., Polo-Parada, L., and Landmesser, L.T. (2007)
    Selective targeting of different Neural cell adhesion molecule isoforms during motoneuron-myotube synapse formation in culture and the switch from an immature to mature form of synaptic vesicle cycling. J. Neurosci. 27:14481-14493.
  10. Hanson MG, Landmesser LT. (2006)
    Increasing the frequency of spontaneous rhythmic activity disrupts pool-specific axon fasciculation and pathfinding of embryonic spinal motoneurons. J. Neurosci. 2006 Dec 6; 26(49):12769-80.
  11. Li X, Gutierrez DV, Hanson MG, Han J, Mark MD, Chiel H, Hegemann P, Landmesser LT, Herlitze S. (2005)
    Fast noninvasive activation and inhibition of neural and network activity by vertebrate rhodopsin and green algae channelrhodopsin. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2005 Dec; 6(102(49)):17816-17821. Epub 2005 Nov 23.
  12. Polo-Parada L, Plattner F, Bose C, Landmesser LT. (2005)
    NCAM 180 acting via a conserved C-terminal domain and MLCK is essential for effective transmission with repetitive stimulation. Neuron. 2005 Jun 16; 46(6):917-931.
  13. Chan SA, Polo-Parada L, Landmesser LT, Smith C. (2005)
    Adrenal chromaffin cells exhibit impaired granule trafficking in NCAM knockout mice. J Neurophysiol. 2005 Aug; 94(2):1037-1047. 2005/03/30 [aheadofprint].
  14. Hanson MG, Landmesser LT. (2004)
    Normal patterns of spontaneous activity are required for correct motor axon guidance and the expression of specific guidance molecules. Neuron. 2004 Sep 2; 43(5):687-701.
  15. Polo-Parada L, Bose CM, Plattner F, Landmesser LT. (2004)
    Distinct roles of different neural cell adhesion molecule (NCAM) isoforms in synaptic maturation revealed by analysis of NCAM 180 kDa isoform-deficient mice. J Neurosci. 2004 Feb 25; 24(8):1852-1864.
  16. Hanson MG, Landmesser LT. (2003)
    Characterization of the circuits that generate spontaneous episodes of activity in the early embryonic mouse spinal cord. J Neurosci. 2003 Jan 15; 23(2):587-600.
  17. Polo-Parada L, Bose CM, Landmesser LT. (2001)
    Alterations in transmission, vesicle dynamics, and transmitter release machinery at NCAM-deficient neuromuscular junctions. Neuron. 2001 Dec 6; 32(5):815-828.
  18. Landmesser LT. (2001)
    The acquisition of motoneuron subtype identity and motor circuit formation. Int J Dev Neurosci. 2001 Apr; 19(2):175-182.
  19. Rafuse VF, Polo-Parada L, Landmesser LT. (2000)
    Structural and functional alterations of neuromuscular junctions in NCAM-deficient mice. J Neurosci. 2000 Sep 1; 20(17):6529-6539.