2019

Synaptogenic pathways.

Kurshan PT, Shen K.

Curr Opin Neurobiol. 2019 Apr 12;57:156-162. doi: 10.1016/j.conb.2019.03.005. [Epub ahead of print] Review.

2018

γ-Neurexin and Frizzled Mediate Parallel Synapse Assembly Pathways Antagonized by Receptor Endocytosis.

Kurshan PT, Merrill SA, Dong Y, Ding C, Hammarlund M, Bai J, Jorgensen EM, Shen K.

Neuron. 2018 Oct 10;100(1):150-166.e4. doi: 10.1016/j.neuron.2018.09.007.

2017

Clarinet (CLA-1), a novel active zone protein required for synaptic vesicle clustering and release.

Xuan Z, Manning L, Nelson J, Richmond JE, Colón-Ramos DA, Shen K, Kurshan PT.

Elife. 2017 Nov 21;6. pii: e29276. doi: 10.7554/eLife.29276. Free PMC Article

2016

Deep phenotyping unveils hidden traits and genetic relations in subtle mutants.

San-Miguel A, Kurshan PT, Crane MM, Zhao Y, McGrath PT, Shen K, Lu H.

Nat Commun. 2016 Nov 23;7:12990. doi: 10.1038/ncomms12990. Free PMC Article

Prevalent presence of periodic actin-spectrin-based membrane skeleton in a broad range of neuronal cell types and animal species.

He J, Zhou R, Wu Z, Carrasco MA, Kurshan PT, Farley JE, Simon DJ, Wang G, Han B, Hao J, Heller E, Freeman MR, Shen K, Maniatis T, Tessier-Lavigne M, Zhuang X.

Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2016 May 24;113(21):6029-34. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1605707113. Epub 2016 May 9. Free PMC Article

2014

Regulation of synaptic extracellular matrix composition is critical for proper synapse morphology.

Kurshan PT, Phan AQ, Wang GJ, Crane MM, Lu H, Shen K.

J Neurosci. 2014 Sep 17;34(38):12678-89. doi: 10.1523/jneurosci.1183-14.2014. Free PMC Article

2012

Autonomous screening of C. elegans identifies genes implicated in synaptogenesis.

Crane MM, Stirman JN, Ou CY, Kurshan PT, Rehg JM, Shen K, Lu H.

Nat Methods. 2012 Oct;9(10):977-80. doi: 10.1038/nmeth.2141. Free PMC Article

Presynaptic alpha2delta-3 is required for synaptic morphogenesis independent of its Ca2+-channel functions.

Kurshan PT, Oztan A, Schwarz TL.

Nat Neurosci. 2009 Nov;12(11):1415-23. doi: 10.1038/nn.2417. Free PMC Article

2008

Mutations in a Drosophila alpha2delta voltage-gated calcium channel subunit reveal a crucial synaptic function.

Dickman DK*, Kurshan PT*, Schwarz TL.

J Neurosci. 2008 Jan 2;28(1):31-8. doi: 10.1523/jneurosci.4498-07.2008. Free Article

2007

A Drosophila kinesin required for synaptic bouton formation and synaptic vesicle transport.

Pack-Chung E, Kurshan PT, Dickman DK, Schwarz TL.

Nat Neurosci. 2007 Aug;10(8):980-9.

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