Recent publications

Below are recent publications by Berkeley Neuroscience faculty. Click here to view all faculty publications on PubMed.

Development of a Virtual Cell Model to Predict Cell Response to Substrate Topography.

Related Articles Development of a Virtual Cell Model to Predict Cell Response to Substrate Topography. ACS Nano. 2017 09 26;11(9):9084-9092 Authors: Heydari T, Heidari M, Mashinchian O, Wojcik M, Xu K, Dalby MJ, Mahmoudi M, Ejtehadi MR Abstract Cells can sense and respond to changes in the topographical, chemical, and mechanical information in their environment. […]

Dopamine Synthesis Capacity is Associated with D2/3 Receptor Binding but Not Dopamine Release.

Related Articles Dopamine Synthesis Capacity is Associated with D2/3 Receptor Binding but Not Dopamine Release. Neuropsychopharmacology. 2018 05;43(6):1201-1211 Authors: Berry AS, Shah VD, Furman DJ, White RL, Baker SL, O’Neil JP, Janabi M, D’Esposito M, Jagust WJ Abstract Positron Emission Tomography (PET) imaging allows the estimation of multiple aspects of dopamine function including dopamine synthesis […]

Inner Envelope CHLOROPLAST MANGANESE TRANSPORTER 1 Supports Manganese Homeostasis and Phototrophic Growth in Arabidopsis.

Related Articles Inner Envelope CHLOROPLAST MANGANESE TRANSPORTER 1 Supports Manganese Homeostasis and Phototrophic Growth in Arabidopsis. Mol Plant. 2018 07 02;11(7):943-954 Authors: Zhang B, Zhang C, Liu C, Jing Y, Wang Y, Jin L, Yang L, Fu A, Shi J, Zhao F, Lan W, Luan S Abstract Manganese (Mn) is an essential catalytic metal in […]

Brain Modularity: A Biomarker of Intervention-related Plasticity.

Related Articles Brain Modularity: A Biomarker of Intervention-related Plasticity. Trends Cogn Sci. 2019 Feb 27;: Authors: Gallen CL, D’Esposito M Abstract Interventions using methods such as cognitive training and aerobic exercise have shown potential to enhance cognitive abilities. However, there is often pronounced individual variability in the magnitude of these gains. Here, we propose that […]

Tracking the affective state of unseen persons.

Related Articles Tracking the affective state of unseen persons. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2019 Feb 27;: Authors: Chen Z, Whitney D Abstract Emotion recognition is an essential human ability critical for social functioning. It is widely assumed that identifying facial expression is the key to this, and models of emotion recognition have […]

Entorhinal Tau Pathology, Episodic Memory Decline, and Neurodegeneration in Aging.

Related Articles Entorhinal Tau Pathology, Episodic Memory Decline, and Neurodegeneration in Aging. J Neurosci. 2018 01 17;38(3):530-543 Authors: Maass A, Lockhart SN, Harrison TM, Bell RK, Mellinger T, Swinnerton K, Baker SL, Rabinovici GD, Jagust WJ Abstract The medial temporal lobe (MTL) is an early site of tau accumulation and MTL dysfunction may underlie episodic-memory […]

Light-Switchable Ion Channels and Receptors for Optogenetic Interrogation of Neuronal Signaling.

Related Articles Light-Switchable Ion Channels and Receptors for Optogenetic Interrogation of Neuronal Signaling. Bioconjug Chem. 2018 04 18;29(4):861-869 Authors: Lin WC, Kramer RH Abstract Optogenetics is an emerging technique that enables precise and specific control of biological activities in defined space and time. This technique employs naturally occurring or engineered light-responsive proteins to manipulate the […]

Spontaneous low-frequency fluctuations in the neural system for emotional perception in major psychiatric disorders: amplitude similarities and differences across frequency bands

Spontaneous low-frequency fluctuations in the neural system for emotional perception in major psychiatric disorders: amplitude similarities and differences across frequency bands J Psychiatry Neurosci. 2019 Mar 01;44(2):132-141 Authors: Chang M, Edmiston EK, Womer FY, Zhou Q, Wei S, Jiang X, Zhou Y, Ye Y, Huang H, Zuo XN, Xu K, Tang Y, Wang F Abstract […]

Plasticity in deep and superficial white matter: a DTI study in world class gymnasts.

Related Articles Plasticity in deep and superficial white matter: a DTI study in world class gymnasts. Brain Struct Funct. 2018 May;223(4):1849-1862 Authors: Deng F, Zhao L, Liu C, Lu M, Zhang S, Huang H, Chen L, Wu X, Niu C, He Y, Wang J, Huang R Abstract Brain white matter (WM) could be generally categorized […]