Refinement of Axonal Connections in Developing Brain: Insight into Molecular Mechanisms
Assistant Professor, Department of Anatomy, California Northstate University, College of Medicine
Assistant Professor, Neuroscience, University of Medicine and Health Sciences, St. Kitts
Steve McLoon. Ph.D.
- Gallo G, Ernst AF, McLoon SC, Letourneau PC. Transient PKA activity is required for initiation but not maintenance of BDNF-mediated protection from nitric oxide-induced growth-cone collapse. J Neurosci. 2002;22(12):5016-23.
- Ernst AF, Gallo G, Letourneau PC, McLoon SC. Stabilization of growing retinal axons by the combined signaling of nitric oxide and brain-derived neurotrophic factor. J Neurosci. 2000;20:1458-1469.
- Ernst AF, Wu HH, El-Fakahany EE, McLoon SC. NMDA receptor-mediated refinement of a transient retinotectal projection during development requires nitric oxide. J Neurosci. 1999;19:229-235.
- Ernst AF, Jurney WM, McLoon SC. Mechanisms involved in development of retinotectal connections: roles of Eph receptor tyrosine kinases, NMDA receptors and nitric oxide. Prog Brain Res. 1998;118:115-131.