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MicroRNAs Regulate Multiple Aspects of Locomotor Behavior in .

G3 (Bethesda) 2020 01 7;10(1):43-55. Epub 2020 Jan 7.

Department of Biology and Volen National Center for Complex Systems, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA 02454,

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1534/g3.119.400793DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6945011PMC
January 2020

dTACC restricts bouton addition and regulates microtubule organization at the Drosophila neuromuscular junction.

Cytoskeleton (Hoboken) 2020 Jan 21;77(1-2):4-15. Epub 2019 Nov 21.

Department of Cell Biology and Program in Neuroscience, Blavatnik Institute, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/cm.21578DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7027520PMC
January 2020

MicroRNAs Regulate Sleep and Sleep Homeostasis in Drosophila.

Cell Rep 2018 06;23(13):3776-3786

Department of Biology, Volen National Center for Complex Systems and National Center for Behavioral Genomics, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA 02454-9110, USA. Electronic address:

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https://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S22111247183085
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.celrep.2018.05.078DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6091868PMC
June 2018

Regulation of Circadian Behavior by Astroglial MicroRNAs in .

Genetics 2018 03;208(3):1195-1207

Department of Neuroscience, Sackler Program in Biomedical Sciences, Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts 02111

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1534/genetics.117.300342DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5844331PMC
March 2018

Presynaptic morphogenesis, active zone organization and structural plasticity in Drosophila.

Curr Opin Neurobiol 2017 04 5;43:119-129. Epub 2017 Apr 5.

Institut für Biologie/Genetik and NeuroCure, Freie Universität Berlin, Takustrasse 6, D-14195 Berlin, Germany. Electronic address:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.conb.2017.03.003DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5501089PMC
April 2017

MicroRNA-8 promotes robust motor axon targeting by coordinate regulation of cell adhesion molecules during synapse development.

Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci 2014 Sep;369(1652)

Department of Cell Biology, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02115, USA Program in Neuroscience, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02115, USA Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University, Okinawa, Japan

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1098/rstb.2013.0517DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4142038PMC
September 2014

Drosophila growth cones advance by forward translocation of the neuronal cytoskeletal meshwork in vivo.

PLoS One 2013 11;8(11):e80136. Epub 2013 Nov 11.

Cell and Molecular Biology Program, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan, United States of America.

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http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0080136PLOS
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3823856PMC
August 2014

miR-8 controls synapse structure by repression of the actin regulator enabled.

Development 2014 May 9;141(9):1864-74. Epub 2014 Apr 9.

Department of Cell Biology and Program in Neuroscience, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02115, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1242/dev.105791DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3994775PMC
May 2014

Embryonic and larval neural connectivity: progressive changes in synapse form and function at the neuromuscular junction mediated by cytoskeletal regulation.

Wiley Interdiscip Rev Dev Biol 2013 Nov-Dec;2(6):747-65. Epub 2013 Mar 15.

Department of Cell Biology and Program in Neuroscience, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/wdev.114DOI Listing
April 2014

Quality assessment and control of tissue specific RNA-seq libraries of Drosophila transgenic RNAi models.

Front Genet 2014 5;5:43. Epub 2014 Mar 5.

Universidade de Lisboa, Faculdade de Ciências, BioFIG-Centre for Biodiversity, Functional and Integrative Genomics Lisbon, Portugal.

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http://journal.frontiersin.org/article/10.3389/fgene.2014.00
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http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fgene.2014.00043DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3942661PMC
March 2014

BDNF promotes axon branching of retinal ganglion cells via miRNA-132 and p250GAP.

J Neurosci 2014 Jan;34(3):969-79

MRC Centre for Developmental Neurobiology, King's College London, London SE1 1UL, United Kingdom, Department of Neurosurgery, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut 06520-8082, and Department of Cell Biology, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts 02115.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1523/JNEUROSCI.1910-13.2014DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3891972PMC
January 2014

Retrograde BMP signaling at the synapse: a permissive signal for synapse maturation and activity-dependent plasticity.

J Neurosci 2013 Nov;33(45):17937-50

Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology Department, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut 06520, and Department of Cell Biology, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts 02115.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1523/JNEUROSCI.6075-11.2013DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3818560PMC
November 2013

Genetic and functional studies implicate synaptic overgrowth and ring gland cAMP/PKA signaling defects in the Drosophila melanogaster neurofibromatosis-1 growth deficiency.

PLoS Genet 2013 Nov 21;9(11):e1003958. Epub 2013 Nov 21.

Massachusetts General Hospital Center for Cancer Research and Harvard Medical School, Charlestown, Massachusetts, United States of America ; Center for Human Genetic Research, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pgen.1003958DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3836801PMC
November 2013

Drosophila semaphorin2b is required for the axon guidance of a subset of embryonic neurons.

Dev Dyn 2013 Jul 30;242(7):861-73. Epub 2013 May 30.

Department of Cell Biology and Program in Neuroscience, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA.

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http://doi.wiley.com/10.1002/dvdy.23979
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/dvdy.23979DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3739952PMC
July 2013

Catalyzing curriculum evolution in graduate science education.

Cell 2013 May;153(4):731-6

Department of Biological Chemistry and Molecular Pharmacology, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02115, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cell.2013.04.027DOI Listing
May 2013

Multiparametric analysis of CLASP-interacting protein functions during interphase microtubule dynamics.

Mol Cell Biol 2013 Apr 4;33(8):1528-45. Epub 2013 Feb 4.

Department of Cell Biology, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1128/MCB.01442-12DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3624261PMC
April 2013

Neural Explant Cultures from Xenopus laevis.

J Vis Exp 2012 Oct 15(68):e4232. Epub 2012 Oct 15.

Department of Cell Biology, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3791/4232DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3490324PMC
October 2012

MicroRNAs shape the neuronal landscape.

Neuron 2012 Aug;75(3):363-79

Department of Cell Biology and Program in Neuroscience, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02115, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.neuron.2012.07.005DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3441179PMC
August 2012

Maintaining muscle mitochondria via transsynaptic signaling.

Dev Cell 2012 Feb;22(2):238-9

Department of Cell Biology and Program in Neuroscience, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02115, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.devcel.2012.01.021DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3601526PMC
February 2012

Heparan sulfate proteoglycan specificity during axon pathway formation in the Drosophila embryo.

Dev Neurobiol 2011 Jul;71(7):608-18

Department of Biology and Program in Neuroscience, Pomona College, Claremont, California 91711, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/dneu.20854DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3115403PMC
July 2011

Understanding neuronal connectivity through the post-transcriptional toolkit.

Genes Dev 2010 Apr;24(7):625-35

Department of Cell Biology, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1101/gad.1907710DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2849119PMC
April 2010

Transgenic microRNA inhibition with spatiotemporal specificity in intact organisms.

Nat Methods 2009 Dec 15;6(12):897-903. Epub 2009 Nov 15.

Department of Cell Biology, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/nmeth.1402DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3183579PMC
December 2009

The trip of the tip: understanding the growth cone machinery.

Nat Rev Mol Cell Biol 2009 May 17;10(5):332-43. Epub 2009 Apr 17.

Harvard Medical School, 240 Longwood Avenue, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/nrm2679DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2714171PMC
May 2009

Synapses and growth cones on two sides of a highwire.

Neuron 2008 Feb;57(3):339-44

Department of Cell Biology, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02115, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.neuron.2008.01.016DOI Listing
February 2008

Synapse specificity: Wnts keep motor axons on target.

Curr Biol 2007 Oct;17(20):R895-8

Department of Cell Biology and Program in Neuroscience, Harvard Medical School, 240 Longwood Avenue, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cub.2007.08.029DOI Listing
October 2007

Enabled plays key roles in embryonic epithelial morphogenesis in Drosophila.

Development 2007 Jun;134(11):2027-39

Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center and Department of Biology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC 27599, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1242/dev.02849DOI Listing
June 2007

Heparan sulfate proteoglycans and the emergence of neuronal connectivity.

Curr Opin Neurobiol 2006 Feb 18;16(1):40-51. Epub 2006 Jan 18.

Departments of Cell Biology and Program in Neuroscience and Systems Biology, Harvard Medical School, 240 Longwood Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.conb.2006.01.011DOI Listing
February 2006

The HSPGs Syndecan and Dallylike bind the receptor phosphatase LAR and exert distinct effects on synaptic development.

Neuron 2006 Feb;49(4):517-31

Department of Cell Biology and Program in Neuroscience, Harvard Medical School, 240 Longwood Avenue, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.neuron.2006.01.026DOI Listing
February 2006

The heparan sulfate proteoglycans Dally-like and Syndecan have distinct functions in axon guidance and visual-system assembly in Drosophila.

Curr Biol 2005 May;15(9):833-8

Department of Pediatrics, Developmental Biology Center, University of Minnesota, 321 Church St. SE, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55455, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cub.2005.03.039DOI Listing
May 2005

Direct observation demonstrates that Liprin-alpha is required for trafficking of synaptic vesicles.

Curr Biol 2005 Apr;15(7):684-9

Department of Cell Biology and Program in Neuroscience, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cub.2005.02.061DOI Listing
April 2005

The microtubule plus end tracking protein Orbit/MAST/CLASP acts downstream of the tyrosine kinase Abl in mediating axon guidance.

Neuron 2004 Jun;42(6):913-26

Department of Cell Biology, Program in Neuroscience, Dana Farber Cancer Institute/Harvard Cancer Center and Harvard Center of Neurodegeneration and Repair, Harvard Medical School, 240 Longwood Avenue, Boston, MA 02115, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.neuron.2004.05.020DOI Listing
June 2004

Axonal heparan sulfate proteoglycans regulate the distribution and efficiency of the repellent slit during midline axon guidance.

Curr Biol 2004 Mar;14(6):499-504

Harvard Medical School, Department of Cell Biology, Program in Neuroscience, 240 Longwood Avenue, Boston, MA 02115, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cub.2004.02.005DOI Listing
March 2004

Neurons take shape.

Curr Biol 2003 Feb;13(4):R152-61

Department of Cell Biology, Program in Neuroscience, and Harvard Center for Neurodegeneration and Repair, Harvard Medical School, 240 Longwood Avenue, Boston, MA 02115, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/s0960-9822(03)00080-0DOI Listing
February 2003

Receptor protein tyrosine phosphatases in nervous system development.

Physiol Rev 2003 Jan;83(1):1-24

Department of Cell Biology, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts 02446, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1152/physrev.00016.2002DOI Listing
January 2003

A Drosophila homolog of cyclase-associated proteins collaborates with the Abl tyrosine kinase to control midline axon pathfinding.

Neuron 2002 Nov;36(4):611-22

Department of Cell Biology and Program in Neuroscience, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02115, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/s0896-6273(02)01022-xDOI Listing
November 2002

Robo is Abl to block N-Cadherin function.

Nat Cell Biol 2002 Oct;4(10):E227-30

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/ncb1002-e227DOI Listing
October 2002

GAPs in Slit-Robo signaling.

Bioessays 2002 May;24(5):401-4

Department of Cell Biology, Program in Neuroscience and DFCI/Harvard Cancer Center, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02115, USA.

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http://doi.wiley.com/10.1002/bies.10080
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May 2002

Axon guidance: the cytoplasmic tail.

Curr Opin Cell Biol 2002 Apr;14(2):221-9

Program in Neuroscience, Department of Cell Biology, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02115, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/s0955-0674(02)00308-3DOI Listing
April 2002

Drosophila liprin-alpha and the receptor phosphatase Dlar control synapse morphogenesis.

Neuron 2002 Mar;34(1):27-38

Department of Cell Biology, Program in Neuroscience and DFCI/Harvard Cancer Center, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02115, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/s0896-6273(02)00643-8DOI Listing
March 2002