Open Access Articles

The Editors have selected the following articles for free online access because of their significant discoveries or timely reviews on topics of special interest to the reader in different areas of Neurogenetics.

Author versions of most articles published in the Journal since 2007 are also available free via PubMed one year after they are published online. The articles linked here are the final, published versions.

Original Research Articles

Continuous tracking of startled Drosophila as an alternative to the negative geotaxis climbing assay

Matthew J. Taylor & Richard I. Tuxworth

Published online: 10 July 2019

Tango knock-ins visualize endogenous activity of G protein-coupled receptors in Drosophila

Hidetaka Katow, Takahiro Takahashi, Kuniaki Saito, Hiromu Tanimoto & Shu Kondo

Published online: 16 May 2019

Differential efficacy of genetically swapping GAL4

Ying-Jun Chen, Hao-Hsin Chang, Shih-Han Lin, Tzi-Yang Lin, Ting-Han Wu, Hsin-Ju Lin, Nan-Fu Liou, Chi-Jen Yang, Yuh-Tarng Chen, Kai Hsiang Chang, Cen-You Li & Ya-Hui Chou

Published online: 2 April 2019

Rapid Communication

High diagnostic yield and novel variants in very late-onset spasticity

Momen Almomen, Kristina Martens, Asfia Quadir, Carly Sabine Pontifex, Alexandra Hanson, Lawrence Korngut & Gerald Pfeffer

Published online: 12 February 2019

Original Research Article

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

Volume 32, 2018 - Issue 2

Published online: 2 May 2018

Article Commentary

‘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

Volume 32, 2018 - Issue 2

Published online: 14 May 2018

Original Research Article

Association of transcription factor 4 (TCF4) gene mRNA level with schizophrenia, its psychopathology, intelligence and cognitive impairments

Fatemeh Alizadeh, Javad Tavakkoly-Bazzaz, Ali Bozorgmehr, Asa’ad Azarnezhad, Mina Tabrizi & Esmaeil Shahsavand Ananloo

Volume 31, 2017 - Issue 4

Published online: 6 Nov 2017

Review Article

Neurotoxicity of cGMP in the vertebrate retina: from the initial research on rd mutant mice to zebrafish genetic approaches

Maria Iribarne & Ichiro Masai

Volume 31, 2017 - Issue 3

Published online: 16 Aug 2017


Original Research Article

Astroglial transcriptome dysregulation in early disease of an ALS mutant SOD1 mouse model

Sean J. Miller, Ping-wu Zhang, Jenna Glatzer, & Jeffrey D. Rothstein

Volume 31, 2017 -  Issue 1-2

Published online: 25 December 2016

Review Article

Ion Channels as Insecticide Targets

Richard H. ffrench-Constant, Martin S. Williamson, T. G. Emyr Davies & Chris Bass

Volume 30, 2016 - Issue 3-4

Published online: 2 November 2016

Original Research Articles

Effects of light regime and substrain on behavioral profiles of male C57BL/6 mice in three tests of unconditioned anxiety

Maaike Labots, Xiaochu Zheng, Golnaz Moattari, Frauke Ohl & Hein A. van Lith

Volume 30, 2016 - Issue 3-4

Published online: 15 Nov 2016

Characterization of axonal transport defects in Drosophila Huntingtin mutants

Kurt R. Weiss & J. Troy Littleton

Volume 30, 2016 - Issue 3-4

Published online: 22 Jul 2016


Reward from bugs to bipeds: a comparative approach to understanding how reward circuits function

Kristin M. Scaplen & Karla R. Kaun

Volume 30, 2016 - Issue 2

Published online: 22 Jun 2016

Rapid communication

Deficits in social behavioral tests in a mouse model of alternating hemiplegia of childhood

Greer S. KirshenbaumNagi F. IdrisJames DachtlerJohn C. Roder & Steven J. Clapcote

Volume 30, 2016 - Issue 1

Published online: 8 Jun 2016


Using human induced pluripotent stem cells to model cerebellar disease: Hope and hype

Sarah WiethoffCharles ArberAbi LiSelina WrayHenry Houlden & Rickie Patani

Volume 29, 2015 - Issue 2-3

Published online: 12 Aug 2015

Review articles

Tethering Membrane Fusion: Common and Different Players in Myoblasts and at the Synapse

Susanne Filiz ÖnelMarco B. RustRalf Jacob & Renate Renkawitz-Pohl

Volume 28, 2014 - Issue 3-4

Published online: 24 Jul 2014

The Evolution and Development of Neural Superposition

Egemen AgiMarion LangenSteven J. AltschulerLani F. WuTimo Zimmermann & Peter Robin Hiesinger

Volume 28, 2014 - Issue 3-4

Published online: 8 Jul 2014

A Challenge of Numbers and Diversity: Neurogenesis in the Drosophila Optic Lobe

Holger Apitz & Iris Salecker

Volume 28, 2014 - Issue 3-4

Published online: 8 Jul 2014

Original Research Articles

Quantitative Proteomics in Laser Capture Microdissected Sleep Nuclei From Rat Brain

Ronald A. MillerChristopher J. WinrowDaniel S. SpellmanQinghua SongDuane R. ReissJames P. ConwayRhonda R. TaylorPaul J. ColemanRonald C. Hendrickson & John J. Renger

Volume 28, 2014 - Issue 1-2

Published online: 22 May 2014

Molecular Profiles of Pyramidal Neurons in the Superior Temporal Cortex in Schizophrenia

Charmaine Y. PietersenSarah A. MauneySusie S. KimMaribel P. LimRobert J. RooneyJill M. GoldsteinTracey L. PetryshenLarry J. SeidmanMartha E. ShentonRobert W. McCarleyKai-C. Sonntag & Tsung-Ung W. Woo

Volume 28, 2014 - Issue 1-2

Published online: 10 Apr 2014

Genetic Basis of Neuronal Individuality in the Mammalian Brain

Takeshi Yagi

Volume 27, 2013 - Issue 3

Published online: 3 Sep 2013

PDA (Prolonged Depolarizing Afterpotential)–Defective Mutants: The Story of nina's and ina's—pinta and santa maria, Too

William L. PakShikoh Shino & Hung-Tat Leung

Volume 26, 2012 - Issue 2

Published online: 13 Jul 2012

Mapping Neural Circuits with Activity-Dependent Nuclear Import of a Transcription Factor

Kaoru MasuyamaYi ZhangYi Rao & Jing W. Wang

Volume 26, 2012 - Issue 1

Published online: 23 Mar 2012

Review article

Acute Genetic Manipulation of Neuronal Activity for the Functional Dissection of Neural Circuits—A Dream Come True for the Pioneers of Behavioral Genetics

Moto Yoshihara & Kei Ito

Volume 26, 2012 - Issue 1

Published online: 23 Mar 2012

Original Research Articles

Genetic Distortion of the Balance between Punishment and Relief Learning in Drosophila

Ayse YaraliMarkus KrischkeBirgit MichelsTimo SaumweberMartin J. Mueller & Bertram Gerber

Volume 23, 2009 - Issue 1-2

Published online: 11 Jul 2009


The Genetic Basis of Emotional Behavior: Has the Time Come for a Drosophila Model?

Konstantin G. Iliadi

Volume 23, 2009 - Issue 1-2

Published online: 11 Jul 2009


Earlier Days

Nicholas J. Strausfeld

Volume 23, 2009 - Issue 1-2

Published online: 11 Jul 2009

Original Research Articles

The Mushroom Body of Adult Drosophila Characterized by GAL4 Drivers

Yoshinori AsoKornelia GrübelSebastian BuschAnja B. FriedrichIgor Siwanowicz & Hiromu Tanimoto

Volume 23, 2009 - Issue 1-2

Published online: 11 Jul 2009

The KIAA0319-Like (KIAA0319L) Gene on Chromosome 1p34 as a Candidate for Reading Disabilities

Jillian M Couto Lissette Gomez Karen Wigg Tasha Cate-Carter Jennifer Archibald Barbara Anderson Rosemary Tannock Elizabeth N. Kerr Maureen W. Lovett Tom Humphries Cathy L Barr 

Volume 22, 2008 - Issue 4

Published online: 11 Jul 2009


Zoltan Asztalos*Zoltan Asztalos*Neeraj Arora & Tim Tully

Volume 21, 2007 - Issue 1-2

Published online: 11 Jul 2009


Zoltan Asztalos*Zoltan Asztalos*Kotaro BabaDaisuke Yamamoto & Tim Tully

Volume 21, 2007 - Issue 1-2

Published online: 11 Jul 2009

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