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Volume 28, 2014

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Volume 28, Issue 3-4, 2014

Special Issue: The Nervous System of Drosophila melanogaster: from Development to Function

Special Issue Articles


A Special Issue on Drosophila Neurogenetics in Honor of Karl-Friedrich Fischbach

Guest Editor Dierk F. Reiff and Editor-in-Chief Chun-Fang Wu


Karl-Friedrich Fischbach's First Publications and Their Impact in the Biological Sciences

Hanns-Christof Spatz




Composition of a Neuromere and Its Segmental Diversification under the Control of Hox Genes in the Embryonic CNS of Drosophila

Gerhard M. Technau, Ana Rogulja-Ortmann, Christian Berger, Oliver Birkholz, & Christof Rickert

Drosophila Neural Stem Cells in Brain Development and Tumor Formation

Yanrui Jiang & Heinrich Reichert

Collective Cell Migration: “All for One and One for All”

Tripti Gupta & Angela Giangrande

Alternative splicing in Drosophila neuronal development

Carmen Mohr & Britta Hartmann

The Evolution and Development of Neural Superposition

Egemen Agi, Marion Langen, Steven J. Altschuler, Lani F. Wu , Timo Zimmermann, & Peter Robin Hiesinger

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

Holger Apitz & Iris Salecker

Original Research Articles

Optomotor-blind in the Development of the Drosophila HS and VS Lobula Plate Tangential Cells

Aditya Sen, Stefan Grimm, Kerstin Hofmeyer, & Gert O. Pflugfelder




A Brief Overview on IRM Function Across Evolution

Martin Helmstädter, Martin Höhne, & Tobias B. Huber

Original Research Articles

The Rst-Neph Family of Cell Adhesion Molecules in Gallus gallus

Mara Silvia A. Costa, Maiaro Cabral R. Machado, Felipe M. Vieceli, Luana Amistá, Jose Eduardo Baroneza, C. Y. Irene Yan, & Ricardo Guelerman P. Ramos


Cell Adhesion in the Assembly of the Drosophila Eye

Sujin Bao

Original Research Articles

The irre Cell Recognition Module (IRM) Protein Kirre Is Required to Form the Reciprocal Synaptic Network of L4 Neurons in the Drosophila Lamina

Kevin Lüthy, Birgit Ahrens, Shilpa Rawal, Zhiyuan Lu, Dorota Tarnogorska, Ian A. Meinertzhagen, & Karl-Friedrich Fischbach


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

Susanne Filiz Önel, Marco B. Rust, Ralf Jacob, & Renate Renkawitz-Pohl



Original Research Articles

Flight and Seizure Motor Patterns in Drosophila Mutants: Simultaneous Acoustic and Electrophysiological Recordings of Wing Beats and Flight Muscle Activity

Atulya Iyengar & Chun-Fang Wu


From Neurogenetic Studies in the Fly Brain to a Concept in Circadian Biology

Charlotte Helfrich-Förster


Original Research Articles

Differences in Neural Circuitry Guiding Behavioral Responses to Polarized light Presented to Either the Dorsal or Ventral Retina in Drosophila

Mariel M. Velez, Daryl Gohl, Thomas R. Clandinin, & Mathias F. Wernet

Neural Circuits for Elementary Motion Detection

Alexander Borst

Multiple Redundant Medulla Projection Neurons Mediate Color Vision in Drosophila

Krishna V. Melnattur, Randall Pursley, Tzu-Yang Lin, Chun-Yuan Ting, Paul D. Smith, Thomas Pohida, & Chi-Hon Lee


The Beauty of the Network in the Brain and the Origin of the Mind in the Control of Behavior

M. Heisenberg


Image panels for the special issue related to the meeting “The Nervous System of Drosophila melanogaster: From Development to Function”

Margit Barbara Fischbach

Volume 28, Issue 1-2, 2014

Special Issue: From Genes to Behavioral Diseases: Neurogenetics of Psychiatric and Neurological Disorders

Special Issue Articles


Exploring the Genetic Underpinnings of Brain and Behavioral Disorders

Guest Editor Wei-Dong Yao & Editor-in-Chief Chun-Fang Wu


Special Section Articles

Stem Cells on the Brain: Modeling Neurodevelopmental and Neurodegenerative Diseases Using Human Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells

Priya Srikanth & Tracy L. Young-Pearse

The Emerging Roles of MicroRNAs in the Pathogenesis of Frontotemporal Dementia-Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (FTD-ALS) Spectrum Disorders

Eduardo Gascon & Fen-Biao Gao

Toward the Identification of Peripheral Epigenetic Biomarkers of Schizophrenia

A. Guidotti, J. Auta, J. M. Davis, E. Dong, D. P. Gavin, D. R. Grayson, R. P. Sharma, R. C. Smith, P. Tueting, & A. Zhubi


Original Research Articles


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

Charmaine Y. Pietersen, Sarah A. Mauney, Susie S. Kim, Eleonora Passeri, Maribel P. Lim, Robert J. Rooney, Jill M. Goldstein, Tracey L. Petreyshen, Larry J. Seidman, Martha E. Shenton, Robert W. Mccarley, Kai-C. Sonntag, & Tsung-Ung W. Woo

Molecular Profiles of Parvalbumin-Immunoreactive Neurons in the Superior Temporal Cortex in Schizophrenia

Charmaine Y. Pietersen, Sarah A. Mauney, Susie S. Kim, Eleonora Passeri, Maribel P. Lim, Robert J. Rooney, Jill M. Goldstein, Tracey L. Petreyshen, Larry J. Seidman, Martha E. Shenton, Robert W. Mccarley, Kai-C. Sonntag, & Tsung-Ung W. Woo

Transient Receptor Potential Melastatin (TRPM) Channels Mediate Clozapine-induced Phenotypes in Caenorhabditis elegans

Xin Wang, Chiara W. Piccolo, Bruce M. Cohen, & Edgar A. Buttner

Motor Impairments, Striatal Degeneration, and Altered Dopamine-Glutamate Interplay in Mice Lacking PSD-95

Jingping Zhang, Taixiang Saur, Angela N. Duke, Seth G. N. Grant, Donna M. Platt, James K. Rowlett, Ole Isacson, & Wei-Dong Yao

The Dopamine Transporter Expression Level Differentially Affects Responses to Cocaine and Amphetamine

Barbara Cagniard, Tatyana D. Sotnikova, Raul R. Gainetdinov, & Xiaoxi Zhuang

Regular Submissions

Variations in Potassium Channel Genes Are Associated With Breast Pain in Women Prior to Breast Cancer Surgery

Dale J. Langford, Claudia West, Charles Elboim, Bruce A. Cooper, Gary Abrams, Steven M. Paul, Brian L. Schmidt, Jon D. Levine, John D. Merriman, Anand Dhruva, John Neuhaus, Heather Leutwyler, Christina Baggott, Carmen Ward Sullivan, Bradley E. Aouizerat, & Christine Miaskowski

Quantitative Proteomics in Laser Capture Microdissected Sleep Nuclei From Rat Brain

Ronald A. Miller, Christopher J. Winrow, Daniel S. Spellman, Qinghua Song, Duane R. Reiss, James P. Conway, Rhonda R. Taylor, Paul J. Coleman, Ronald C. Hendrickson, & John J. Renger

Defective Motile Cilia in Prickle2-Deficient Mice

Levi P. Sowers, Terry Yin, Vinit B. Mahajan, & Alexander G. Bassuk

CTLA-4 Gene and the Susceptibility of Multiple Sclerosis: An Updated Meta-analysis Study Including 12,916 Cases and 15,455 Controls

Jie Liu & Hong-Xin Zhang

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