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Volume 29, 2015

Table of Contents

Volume 29, Issue 4, 2015

Original Research Articles


Automated in situ brain imaging for mapping the Drosophila connectome

Chi-Wen Lin, Hsuan-Wen Lin, Mei-Tzu Chiu, Yung-Hsin Shih, Ting-Yuan Wang, Hsiu-Ming Chang, & Ann-Shyn Chiang

Zeste tunes the timing of ecdysone actions in triggering programmed tissue degeneration in Drosophila

Takaaki Goto, Kosei Sato, Hiroyuki Sone, Masayuki Koganezawa, Hiroki Ito, & Daisuke Yamamoto

Short Communications

A de novo mutation in PRICKLE1 in fetal agenesis of the corpus callosum and polymicrogyria 

Alexander G. Bassuk & Elliott H. Sherr

Myoclonic status and central fever in Angelman syndrome due to paternal uniparental disomy

Francesco Nicita, Giacomo Garone, Laura Papetti, Federica Consoli, Monia Magliozzi, Alessandro De Luca, & Alberto Spalice

Original Research Articles

Polymorphisms of the neurotrophic factor-3 (NTF-3) in Alzheimer's disease: rs6332 associated with onset time and rs6489630 T allele exhibited a protective role

Mengyuan Liu, Ya Ruth Huo, Junwei Wang, Shuling Liu, Shuai Liu, Change Wang, Jinhuan Wang, & Yong Ji

Six novel rare non-synonymous mutations for migraine without aura identified by exome sequencing

Yue Jiang, Rong Wu, Chen Chen, Zhi-Fei You, Xingguang Luo, & Xiao-Ping Wang



Volume 29, Issue 2-3, 2015

Special Issue: Neurodegenerative diseases: from the Bench to the Clinic


Special Issue Articles


Neurodegenerative diseases: From the bench to the clinic

Guest Editors Bing-Wen Soong & Editor-in-Chief Chun-Fang Wu


Allele-selective suppression of mutant genes in polyglutamine diseases 

Chia-Rung Liu & Tzu-Hao Cheng

AMPK-mediated regulation of neuronal metabolism and function in brain diseases 

Yu-Ju Liu & Yijuang Chern

Original Article

Rapamycin alleviates pathogenesis of a new Drosophila model of ALS-TDP

Ching-Wei Cheng, Meng-Jau Lin, & Che-Kun James Shen


Drosophila as a model to study the role of glia in neurodegeneration

Yuan-Ming Lee & Y. Henry Sun

Short Communication

Clinical characteristics of combined cases of spinocerebellar ataxia types 6 and 31

Hiroyuki Ohmori, Akio Hara, Kinya Ishikawa, Hidehiro Mizusawa, & Yukio Ando


Epidemiology and molecular mechanism of frontotemporal lobar degeneration/amyotrophic lateral sclerosis with repeat expansion mutation in C9orf72 

Hiroyuki Ishiura & Shoji Tsuji

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

Sarah Wiethoff, Charles Arber, Abi Li, Selina Wray, Henry Houlden, & Rickie Patani

What we have learned from the next-generation sequencing: Contributions to the genetic diagnoses and understanding of pathomechanisms of neurodegenerative diseases 

Yo-Tsen Liu, Yi-Chung Lee, & Bing-Wen Soong

Regular Submissions

Original Research Articles

Evaluation and characterization of a high-resolution melting analysis kit for rapid carrier-screening test of spinal muscular atrophy 

Kai Chen Wang, Chi Chang Chang, Yu-Fen Chang, Szu-hsien Wang, Chien-Kuan Chiang, & Ching-Piao Tsai

The Dmca1D channel mediates Ca2+ inward currents in Drosophila embryonic muscles

Yusuke Hara, Masayuki Koganezawa, & Daisuke Yamamoto

A histone modification identifies a DNA element controlling slo BK channel gene expression in muscle 

Xiaolei Li, Alfredo Ghezzi, Harish R. Krishnan, Jascha B. Pohl, Arun Y. Bohm, & Nigel S. Atkinson

Drosophila mutants of the autism candidate gene neurobeachin (rugose) exhibit neuro-developmental disorders, aberrant synaptic properties, altered locomotion, and impaired adult social behavior and activity patterns 

Alexandria Wise, Luis Tenezaca, Robert W. Fernandez, Emma Schatoff, Julian Flores, Atsushi Ueda, Xiaotian Zhong, Chun-Fang Wu, Anne F. Simon, & Tadmiri Venkatesh

A gustatory second-order neuron that connects sucrose-sensitive primary neurons and a distinct region of the gnathal ganglion in the Drosophila brain 

Takaaki Miyazaki, Tzu-Yang Lin, Kei Ito, Chi-Hon Lee, & Mark Stopfer


Volume 29, Issue 1, 2015


K. S. Krishnan Obituary: Remembering K. S. Krishnan (1946–2014)

Richa Rikhy, Vimlesh Kumar, Amit Basole, & Subhabrata Sanyal

Short Communication

Detection of Copy Number Variation by SNP-Allelotyping

Brett Parker, Ryan Alexander, Xingyao Wu, Shawna Feely, Michael Shy, Nathalie Schnetz-Boutaud, & Jun Li

Original Research Articles

The Drosophila lingerer protein cooperates with Orb2 in long-term memory formation

Shingo Kimura, Yasufumi Sakakibara, Kosei Sato, Manabu Ote, Hiroki Ito, Masayuki Koganezawa, & Daisuke Yamamoto

From the back or front: The courtship position is a matter of smell and sight in Drosophila melanogaster male

Ken-ichi Kimura, Chiaki Sato, Kana Yamamoto, & Daisuke Yamamoto

A fruitless upstream region that defines the species specificity in the male-specific muscle patterning in Drosophila

Sakino Takayanagi, Gakuta Toba, Tamas Lukacsovich, Manabu Ote, Kosei Sato, & Daisuke Yamamoto

Central complex and mushroom bodies mediate novelty choice behavior in Drosophila

Narendra Solanki, Reinhard Wolf, & Martin Heisenberg

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