Recommended Readings: Graeme Davis, Ph.D., October 2nd

Friday Lecture Series
Friday, October 2nd, 2015
3:45 p.m., Caspary Auditorium

Graeme Davis, Ph.D.
Distinguished Professor of Medicine,
Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics,
University of California San Francisco

The Stable Brain: Homeostatic Control of Neural Function

Recommended Readings

Empirical Articles

Ford, K. J., & Davis, G. W. (2014). Archaerhodopsin voltage imaging: synaptic calcium and BK channels stabilize action potential repolarization at the Drosophila neuromuscular junction. The Journal of Neuroscience, 34(44), 14517-14525. doi:10.1523/JNEUROSCI.2203-14.2014.

Gaviño, M. A., Ford, K. J., Archila, S., & Davis, G. W. (2015). Homeostatic synaptic depression is achieved through a regulated decrease in presynaptic calcium channel abundance. eLife, 4, e05473. doi:10.7554/eLife.05473.

Müller, M., Genç, Ö., & Davis, G. W. (2015). RIM-Binding protein Links synaptic homeostasis to the stabilization and replenishment of high release probability vesicles. Neuron, 85(5), 1056-1069. doi:10.1016/j.neuron.2015.01.024.

Review Papers

Davis, G. W. (2013). Homeostatic signaling and the stabilization of neural function. Neuron, 80(3), 718-728. doi:10.1016/j.neuron.2013.09.044.

Davis, G. W., & Müller, M. (2015). Homeostatic control of presynaptic neurotransmitter release. Annual Review of Physiology, 77, 251-270. doi:10.1146/annurev-physiol-021014-071740.

Recommended Readings: Timothy Ryan, Ph.D. December 8

Monday Lecture Series
Monday, December 8, 2014,
4:00 p.m., Carson Family Auditorium (CRC)

Timothy Ryan, Ph.D.
Tri-Institutional Professor,
Department of Biochemistry,
Weill Cornell Medical College

How Synapses Regulate Their Diet: the Balance of Fuel Production and Expenditure and Single Synapses

Recommended Readings

Empirical Articles

Cottrell, J. R., Levenson, J. M., Kim, S. H., Gibson, H. E., Richardson, K. a, Sivula, M., … Gerber, D. J. (2013). Working memory impairment in calcineurin knock-out mice is associated with alterations in synaptic vesicle cycling and disruption of high-frequency synaptic and network activity in prefrontal cortex. The Journal of Neuroscience, 33(27), 10938–10949. doi:10.1523/JNEUROSCI.5362-12.2013

Fernandez-Alfonso, T., & Ryan, T. A. (2008). A heterogeneous “resting” pool of synaptic vesicles that is dynamically interchanged across boutons in mammalian CNS synapses. Brain Cell Biology, 36(1-4), 87–100. doi:10.1007/s11068-008-9030-y

Kim, S. H., & Ryan, T. A. (2010). CDK5 serves as a major control point in neurotransmitter release. Neuron, 67(5), 797–809. doi:10.1016/j.neuron.2010.08.003

Rangaraju, V., Calloway, N., & Ryan, T. A. (2014). Activity-driven local ATP synthesis is required for synaptic function. Cell, 156(4), 825–835. doi:10.1016/j.cell.2013.12.042

Review Paper

Dittman, J., & Ryan, T. a. (2009). Molecular circuitry of endocytosis at nerve terminals. Annual Review of Cell and Developmental Biology, 25, 133–160. doi:10.1146/annurev.cellbio.042308.113302

Recommended Readings: James Rothman, Ph.D. November 7

Friday Lecture Series
Friday, November 7, 2014
3:45 p.m., Caspary Auditorium

James Rothman, Ph.D.
Fergus F. Wallace Professor Biomedical Sciences and Chemistry,
Professor and Chair,
Department of Cell Biology,
Professor of Chemistry,
Yale School of Medicine

The Regulation of Neurotransmitter Release

Recommended Readings

Empirical Articles

McNew, J. A., Parlati, F., Fukuda, R., Johnston, R. J., Paz, K., Paumet, F., … Rothman, J. E. (2000). Compartmental specificity of cellular membrane fusion encoded in SNARE proteins. Nature, 407(6801), 153–159. doi:10.1038/35025000

Söllner, T., Whiteheart, S. W., Brunner, M., Erdjument-Bromage, H., Geromanos, S., Tempst, P., & Rothman, J. E. (1993). SNAP receptors implicated in vesicle targeting and fusion. Nature, 362(6418), 318–324. doi:10.1038/362318a0

Weber, T., Zemelman, B. V, McNew, J. a, Westermann, B., Gmachl, M., Parlati, F., … Rothman, J. E. (1998). SNAREpins: Minimal Machinery for Membrane Fusion. Cell, 92(6), 759–772. doi:10.1016/S0092-8674(00)81404-X

Wilson, D. W., Wilcox, C. A., Flynn, G. C., Chen, E., Kuang, W. J., Henzel, W. J., … Rothman, J. E. (1989). A fusion protein required for vesicle-mediated transport in both mammalian cells and yeast. Nature, 339(6223), 355–359. doi:10.1038/339355a0

Review Papers

Rothman, J. E. (2014). The principle of membrane fusion in the cell (Nobel lecture). Angewandte Chemie, 2–21. doi:10.1002/anie.201402380

Südhof, T. C., & Rothman, J. E. (2009). Membrane fusion: grappling with SNARE and SM proteins. Science, 323(5913), 474–477. doi:10.1126/science.1161748