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Volume 32, 2018

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Volume 32, Issue 4, 2018

Review Articles

Unravelling the genetic architecture of autosomal recessive epilepsy in the genomic era

Jeffrey D. Calhoun & Gemma L. Carvill

Short Communications

A de novo mutation in PRICKLE1 associated with myoclonic epilepsy and autism spectrum disorder

Brittany P. Todd & Alexander G. Bassuk

A novel SLC1A4 homozygous mutation causing congenital microcephaly, epileptic encephalopathy and spastic tetraparesis: a video-EEG and tractography – case study

Erica Pironti, Vincenzo Salpietro, Francesca Cucinotta, Francesca Granata, Enricomaria Mormina, Stephanie Efthymiou, Carmela Scuderi, Antonella Gagliano, Henry Houlden & Gabriella Di Rosa

Original Research Articles

Cortical astroglia undergo transcriptomic dysregulation in the G93A SOD1 ALS mouse model

Sean J. Miller, Jenna C. Glatzer, Yi-chun Hsieh & Jeffrey D. Rothstein


Zebrafish expression reporters and mutants reveal that the IgSF cell adhesion molecule Dscamb is required for feeding and survival

Donald P. JulienAlex W. ChanJoshua BarriosJaffna MathiaparanamAdam DouglassMarc A. Wolman & Alvaro Sagasti

Antennae sense heat stress to inhibit mating and promote escaping in Drosophila females

Yusuke MiwaMasayuki Koganezawa & Daisuke Yamamoto

Volume 32, Issue 3, 2018:

A reductionist approach to understanding the nervous system: The Harold Atwood legacy


A reductionist approach to understanding the nervous system: the Harold Atwood legacy

Jeffrey S. Dason, Marla B. Sokolowski & Chun-Fang Wu


Child Harold

Margaret Atwood

Fifty years my mentor: Harold Atwood

Milton P. Charlton


Climbing the ladder from neuron to brain in Harold Atwood’s laboratory

J. Martin Wojtowicz

Time in the realm of Harold (1992–1996)

Robin L. Cooper

Review Articles

The world of the identified or digital neuron

Ian A. Meinertzhagen


Molecular mechanisms that change synapse number

Alicia Mansilla, Sheila Jordán-Álvarez, Elena Santana, Patricia Jarabo, Sergio Casas-Tintó & Alberto Ferrús

Noradrenergic gating of long-lasting synaptic potentiation in the hippocampus: from neurobiology to translational biomedicine

Peter V. Nguyen & Jennifer N. Gelinas

Modulation of neuromuscular synapses and contraction in Drosophila 3rd instar larvae

Kiel G. Ormerod, JaeHwan Jung & A. Joffre Mercier

Original Research Articles

Inter-relationships among physical dimensions, distal–proximal rank orders, and basal GCaMP fluorescence levels in Ca2+ imaging of functionally distinct synaptic boutons at Drosophila neuromuscular junctions

Xiaomin Xing & Chun-Fang Wu

Parvalbumin expression affects synaptic development and physiology at the Drosophila larval NMJ

Tao He, Michael N. Nitabach & Gregory A. Lnenicka

Postsynaptic Syntaxin 4 negatively regulates the efficiency of neurotransmitter release

Kathryn P. Harris, J. Troy Littleton & Bryan A. Stewart

Type II phosphatidylinositol 4-kinase regulates nerve terminal growth and synaptic vesicle recycling

Kristyn C. Cantarutti, Jason Burgess, Julie A. Brill & Jeffrey S. Dason

The application of ‘kisser’ probes for resolving the distribution and microenvironment of membrane proteins in situ

Michal Stawarski, Karlis Anthony Justs, Roberto Xander Hernandez & Gregory Talisker Macleod

BK channels and a cGMP-dependent protein kinase (PKG) function through independent mechanisms to regulate the tolerance of synaptic transmission to acute oxidative stress at the Drosophila larval neuromuscular junction

Wesley L. Bollinger, Nadia Sial & Ken Dawson-Scully

Pleiotropy of the Drosophila melanogaster foraging gene on larval feeding-related traits

A. M. Allen, I. Anreiter, A. Vesterberg, S. J. Douglas & M. B. Sokolowski

Strong stimulation triggers full fusion exocytosis and very slow endocytosis of the small dense core granules in carotid glomus cells

Amy Tse, Andy K. Lee, Noriko Takahashi, Alex Gong, Haruo Kasai & Frederick W. Tse

Photo Gallery

A look inside the Atwood lab

Jeffrey S. Dason, Marianne Hegström-Wojtowicz & Marla B. Sokolowski

Volume 32, Issue 2, 2018


‘Necessary and sufficient’ in biology is not necessarily necessary – confusions and erroneous conclusions resulting from misapplied logic in the field of biology, especially neuroscience

Motojiro Yoshihara & Motoyuki Yoshihara


Possible modifier genes in the variation of neurofibromatosis type 1 clinical phenotypes

Parisa Sharafi & Sükriye Ayter

Glia: from ‘just glue’ to essential players in complex nervous systems: a comparative view from flies to mammals

Maria Losada-Perez

Original Research Articles

High-throughput behavioral assay to investigate seizure sensitivity in zebrafish implicates ZFHX3 in epilepsy

Tyson D. Fuller, Trudi A. Westfall, Tirthasree Das, Deborah V. Dawson & Diane C. Slusarski

An RNAi-mediated screen identifies novel targets for next-generation antiepileptic drugs based on increased expression of the homeostatic regulator pumilio

Wei-Hsiang Lin, Miaomiao He, Yuen Ngan Fan & Richard A. Baines

Two novel forms of ERG oscillation in Drosophila: age and activity dependence

Atsushi Ueda, Scott Woods, Ian McElree, Tristan C. D. G. O’Harrow, Casey Inman, Savantha Thenuwara, Muhammad Aftab & Atulya Iyengar



Volume 32, Issue 1, 2018

Short Communication

Novel mutation in the KCNJ10 gene in three siblings with seizures, ataxia and no electrolyte abnormalities

Muna A. Al Dhaibani, Ayman W. El-Hattab, Kathryn B. Holroyd, Jennifer Orthmann-Murphy, Valerie A. Larson, Khurram A. Siddiqui, Miklos Szolics & Nicoline Schiess

Original Articles

Gene networks associated with non-syndromic intellectual disability

Soohyun Lee, Stephen Rudd, Jacob Gratten, Peter M. Visscher, Johannes B. Prins & Paul A. Dawson

Gene CG15630 (fipi) is involved in regulation of the interpulse interval in Drosophila courtship song

Sergey A. Fedotov, Julia V. Bragina, Natalia G. Besedina, Larisa V. Danilenkova, Elena A. Kamysheva & Nikolai G. Kamyshev

Physiological responses of the Drosophila labellum to amino acids

Joori Park & John R. Carlson

Mnb/Dyrk1A orchestrates a transcriptional network at the transition from self-renewing neurogenic progenitors to postmitotic neuronal precursors

Mirja N. Shaikh & Francisco J. Tejedor


Correction to: Alizadeh et al., Association of transcription factor 4 (TCF4) gene mRNA level with schizophrenia, its psychopathology, intelligence and cognitive impairments

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