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Highlighted Publications 2013

30 November 2013

Highlighted Publications 2013


Jenna Cash:
Cash, JL., Bena, S, Headland, SE, McArthur, S., Brancaleone, V, Perretti, M.  (2013).  Chemerin15 inhibits neutrophil-mediated vascular inflammation and myocardial ischemia-reperfusion injury through ChemR23.  EMBO Rep, 14, 999-1007. 

Srivastava R,
Srivastava R, Kumar M, Peineau S, Csaba Z, Mani S, Gressens P, El Ghouzzi V.  (2013). Conditional induction of Math1 specifies embryonic stem cells to cerebellar granule neuron lineage and promotes differentiation into mature granule neurons.  Stem Cells.  Apr;31(4):652-65. doi: 10.1002/stem.1295.


Neil Marrion and Emma Robinson
Stuart, S A, Robertson, J D, Marrion, N V and Robinson, E S J.  “Chronic Pravastatin but Not Atorvastatin Treatment Impairs Cognitive Function in Two Rodent Models of Learning and Memory”.  PLoS ONE 8(9): e75467.
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This publication resulted in extensive national and international media coverage.


Richard Apps and Nadia Cerminara
Cerminara N, Aoki H, Loft M, Sugihara I, and Apps R (2013) Structural basis of cerebellar microcircuits in the rat.  Journal of Neuroscience

Julian Paton
Hart EC, McBryde FD, Burchell AE, Ratcliffe LE, Stewart LQ, Baumbach A, Nightingale A, Paton JF. (2013).  Translational Examination of Changes in Baroreflex Function After Renal Denervation in Hypertensive Rats and Humans.  Hypertension. 62: 533-541

See press release and BBC coverage


Alistair Poole
Matthew T. Harper, Juan E. Camacho Londoño, Kathryn Quick, Julia Camacho Londoño, Veit Flockerzi, Stephan E. Philipp, Lutz Birnbaumer, Marc Freichel, and Alastair W. Poole  Science Signaling (2013) Transient Receptor Potential Channels Function as a Coincidence Signal Detector Mediating Phosphatidylserine Exposure. Vol. 6, Issue 281, p. ra50

For press release, see


Jack Mellor, Graham Collingridge
Rocca, DL, Amici, M, Antoniou, A, Blanco Suarez, E, Halemani, N, Murk, K, McGarvey, J, Jaafari, N, Mellor, JR, Collingridge, GL, & Hanley, JG (2013). The small GTPase Arf1 regulates Arp2/3-mediated actin polymerization via PICK1 to control AMPA receptor trafficking, dendritic spine size and synaptic plasticity. Neuron (in press).

Jack Mellor
Chamberlain, SEL, Sadowski, JHLP, Teles-Grilo Ruivo, LM, Atherton, LA & Mellor, JR (2013). Long-Term Depression of Synaptic Kainate Receptors Reduces Excitability by Relieving Inhibition of the Slow Afterhyperpolarization. Journal of Neuroscience (in press).


Jack Mellor:
Tigaret, CM, Tsaneva-Atanasova, K, Collingridge, GL & Mellor, JR (2013) Wavelet Transform-Based De-Noising for Two-Photon Imaging of Synaptic Ca 2+ Transients. Biophysical Journal 104, 1006-17.

Emma Robinson:
Katherine S. Button, John P. A. Ioannidis, Claire Mokrysz, Brian A. Nosek, Jonathan Flint, Emma S. J. Robinson, Marcus R. Munafr. Power failure: Why small sample size undermines the reliability of neuroscience. (2013) Nature Reviews Neuroscience 14, 365-376 Press release


Nina Balthasar:
Sohn JW, Harris LE, Berglund ED, Liu T, Vong L, Lowell BB, Balthasar N, Williams KW, Elmquist JK (2013) Melanocortin 4 receptors reciprocally regulate sympathetic and parasympathetic preganglionic neurons. Cell 152, 612-619.


Jules Hancox:
TR Gaunt, S Shah, CP Nelson, F Drenos, PS Braund, I Adeniran, L Folkersen, DA Lawlor, J-P Casas, A Amuzu, M Kivimaki, J Whittaker, P Eriksson, H Zhang, JC Hancox, M Tomaszewski, PR Burton, MD Tobin, SE Humphries, PJ Talmud, PW Macfarlane, AD Hingorani, NJ Samani, M Kumari and INM Day. (2012). Integration of genetics into a systems model of ECG traits using Human CVD BeadChip. Circulation: Cardiovascular Genetics, 5, 630-638.

Ingeborg Hers:
Dysfunction of the PI3 kinase/Rap1/integrin αIIbβ3 pathway underlies ex vivo platelet hypoactivity in essential thrombocythemia.  (2012).  Moore SF, Hunter RW, Harper MT, Savage JS, Siddiq S, Westbury SK, Poole AW, Mumford AD, Hers I. Blood. 2012 Dec 13.

Julian Paton:
Smith, J.S., Rybak, I.A., Borgmann, A., Abdala, A.P., Paton J.F.R. (2012). Brainstem respiratory networks: building blocks and microcircuits. Trends in Neuroscience, 2012 Dec 17. doi:pii: S0166-2236(12)00201-9.

John Squire:
Atomic model of the human cardiac muscle myosin filament. (2013). Al-Khayat HA, Kensler RW, Squire JM, Marston SB, Morris EP. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 110, 318-23

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