Research Articles

(26) Klein P.M., Lu A., Harper M.E., McKown H.M., Morgan J., Beenhakker M.P. (2017). Tenuous inhibitory GABAergic signaling in the reticular thalamus. Journal of Neuroscience, 38(5): 1232-1248.

(25) Joksimovic S.M., Osuru H.P., Oklopcic A., Beenhakker M.P., Jevtovic-Todorovic V., Todorovic S.M. (2017). Histone Deacetylase Inhibitor Entinostat (MS-275) Restores Anesthesia-induced Alteration of Inhibitory Synaptic Transmission in the Developing Rat Hippocampus. Molecular Neurobiology, 55(1): 222-228.

(24) Filiano, A. J., Xu, Y., Tustison, N. J., Marsh, R. L., Baker, W., Smirnov, I., Overall, C. C., Gadani, S. P., Turner, S. D., Weng, Z., Peerzade, S. N., Chen, H., Lee, K. S., Scott, M. M., Beenhakker, M. P., Kipnis, J. (2016). Unexpected role of interferon-γ in regulating neuronal connectivity and social behaviour. Nature, 535(7612): 425-429.

(23) Wheeler, M. A., Smith, C. J., Ottolini, M., Barker, B. S., Purohit, A. M., Grippo, R. M., Gaykema, R.P., Spano, A.J., Beenhakker, M.P., Kuceanas, S., Patel, M. K., Deppman, C.D., & Güler, A.D. (2016). Genetically targeted magnetic control of the nervous system. Nature Neuroscience, 19(5): 756-761.

(22) Barrett, P. Q., Guagliardo, N. A., Klein, P. M., Hu, C., Breault, D. T., & Beenhakker, M. P. (2016). Role of voltage‐gated calcium channels in the regulation of aldosterone production from zona glomerulosa cells of the adrenal cortex. The Journal of Physiology, 594(20): 5851-5860.

(21) Wang, G., Bochorishvili, G., Chen, Y., Salvati, K. A., Zhang, P., Dubel, S. J., Perez-Reyes, E., Snutch, T.P., Stornetta, R.L., Deisseroth, K., Erisir, A., Todorovic, S.M, Luo, J.H, Kapur, J., Beenhakker, M.P., & Zhu, J.J. (2015). CaV3.2 calcium channels control NMDA receptor-mediated transmission: a new mechanism for absence epilepsy. Genes & Development, 29(14): 1535-1551.

(20) DiGruccio, M. R., Joksimovic, S., Joksovic, P. M., Lunardi, N., Salajegheh, R., Jevtovic-Todorovic, V., Beenhakker M.P., Goodkin H.P., & Todorovic, S. M. (2015). Hyperexcitability of rat thalamocortical networks after exposure to general anesthesia during brain development. The Journal of Neuroscience, 35(4): 1481-1492.

(19) Lee, A. J., Wang, G., Jiang, X., Johnson, S. M., Hoang, E. T., Lanté, F., Stornetta R.L., Beenhakker M.P., Shen Y., & Zhu, J. J. (2015). Canonical organization of layer 1 neuron-led cortical inhibitory and disinhibitory interneuronal circuits. Cerebral Cortex, 25(8): 2114-2126.

(18) Beenhakker, M. P., & Huguenard, J. R. (2010). Astrocytes as gatekeepers of GABAB receptor function. Journal of Neuroscience, 30(45): 15262-15276.

(17) DeLong, N. D., Beenhakker, M. P., & Nusbaum, M. P. (2009). Presynaptic inhibition selectively weakens peptidergic cotransmission in a small motor system. Journal of Neurophysiology, 102(6): 3492-3504.

(16) Bryant, A. S., Li, B., Beenhakker, M. P., & Huguenard, J. R. (2009). Maintenance of thalamic epileptiform activity depends on the astrocytic glutamate-glutamine cycle. Journal of Neurophysiology, 102(5): 2880-2888.

(15) Kleiman-Weiner, M., Beenhakker, M. P., Segal, W. A., & Huguenard, J. R. (2009). Synergistic roles of GABA-A receptors and SK channels in regulating thalamocortical oscillations. Journal of Neurophysiology, 102(1): 203-213.

(14) Beenhakker, M. P., Kirby, M. S., & Nusbaum, M. P. (2007). Mechanosensory gating of proprioceptor input to modulatory projection neurons. The Journal of Neuroscience, 27(52): 14308-14316.

(13) Beenhakker, M. P., DeLong, N. D., Saideman, S. R., Nadim, F., & Nusbaum, M. P. (2005). Proprioceptor regulation of motor circuit activity by presynaptic inhibition of a modulatory projection neuron. Journal of Neuroscience,25(38): 8794-8806.

(12) Blitz, D. M., Beenhakker, M. P., & Nusbaum, M. P. (2004). Different sensory systems share projection neurons but elicit distinct motor patterns. Journal of Neuroscience, 24(50): 11381-11390.

(11) Beenhakker, M. P., & Nusbaum, M. P. (2004). Mechanosensory activation of a motor circuit by coactivation of two projection neurons. Journal of Neuroscience, 24(30): 6741-6750.

(10) Christie, A. E., Stein, W., Quinlan, J. E., Beenhakker, M. P., Marder, E., & Nusbaum, M. P. (2004). Actions of a histaminergic/peptidergic projection neuron on rhythmic motor patterns in the stomatogastric nervous system of the crab Cancer borealis. Journal of Comparative Neurology, 469(2), 153-169.

(9) Beenhakker, M. P., Blitz, D. M., & Nusbaum, M. P. (2004). Long-lasting activation of rhythmic neuronal activity by a novel mechanosensory system in the crustacean stomatogastric nervous system. Journal of Neurophysiology, 91(1): 78-91.

(8) Von Lubitz D.K., Lin R.C., Bischofberger N., Beenhakker M., Boyd M., Lipartowska R., Jacobson K.A. (1999). Protection against ischemic damage by adenosine amine congener, a potent and selective adenosine A1 receptor agonist. European Journal of Pharmacology, 369(3): 313-317.

(7) Von Lubitz D.K., Lin R.C., Paul I.A., Beenhakker M., Boyd M., Bischofberger N., Jacobson K.A. (1996). Postischemic administration of adenosine amine congener (ADAC): analysis of recovery in gerbils. European Journal of Pharmacology, 316(2): 171-179.

(6) Von Lubitz D.K., Beenhakker M., Lin R.C., Carter M.F., Paul I.A., Bischofberger N., Jacobson K.A. (1996). Reduction of postischemic brain damage and memory deficits following treatment with the selective adenosine A1 receptor agonist. European Journal of Pharmacology, 302(1): 43-48.

(5) von Lubitz D.K., Carter M.F., Beenhakker M., Lin R.C., Jacobson K.A. (1995). Adenosine: a prototherapeutic concept in neurodegeneration. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, 765(1): 163-178.

(4) Von Lubitz D.K., Kim J., Beenhakker M., Carter M.F., Lin R.C., Meshulam Y., Daly J.W., Shi D., Zhou L.M., Jacobson K.A.. (1995). Chronic NMDA receptor stimulation: therapeutic implications of its effect on adenosine A1 receptors. European Journal of Pharmacology, 283(1): 185-192.


(3) Salvati K.A., & Beenhakker, M. P. (2017). Out of thin air: hyperventilation-triggered seizures. Brain Research, Epub ahead of print.

(2) Beenhakker, M. P., & Huguenard, J. R. (2009). Neurons that fire together also conspire together: is normal sleep circuitry hijacked to generate epilepsy? Neuron, 62(5): 612-632.

(1) Nusbaum, M. P., & Beenhakker, M. P. (2002). A small-systems approach to motor pattern generation. Nature, 417(6886): 343-350.