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Selected Key Publications

Levy R, Molina Aravena J, Danielpour M, Breunig JJ*. Neonatal pial surface electroporation. JOVE. In press.

Breunig JJ*, Guillot-Sestier MV, Town T*. Brain injury, neuroinflammation and Alzheimer’s disease. Front Aging Neurosci. 2013;5:26.

Cohen RM, Rezai-zadeh K, Weitz TM, Rentsendorj A, Gate D, Spivak I, Bholat Y, Vasilevko V, Glabe CG, Breunig JJ, Rakic P, Davtyan H, Agadjanyan MG, Kepe V, Barrio J, Bannykh S, Szekely CA, Pechnick RN, Town T. A transgenic rat model of Alzheimer’s disease with plaques, intraneuronal Abeta, tauopathy, and neuronal loss. J Neurosci. 2013 Apr 10;33(15):6245–6256.

Guadiana SM, Semple-Rowland S, Daroszewski D, Madorsky I, Breunig JJ, Mykytyn M, Sarkisian MR. Arborization of dendrites by developing neocortical neurons is dependent on primary cilia and type 3 adenylyl cyclase. J Neurosci. 2013 Feb 6;33(6):2626–2638.

Sarkisian MR, Arellano JI, Breunig JJ. Primary cilia in cerebral cortex: Growth and functions on neurons and glia. In: Tamara Caspary and Kerry L. Tucker, ed. Cilia and Nervous System Development and Function. Springer, 2013.

Breunig JJ*, Nelson BR*. Notch and neural development. In: John Rubenstein and Pasko Rakic, ed. Comprehensive Developmental Neuroscience: Patterning and Cell Type Specification in the Developing Cns and Pns. Elsevier, 2013.

Breunig JJ *†, Gate D†, Levy R, Rodriguez J Jr, Kim GB, Danielpour M, Svendsen CN, Town T*. Rapid genetic targeting of pial surface neural progenitors and immature neurons by neonatal electroporation. Neural Development. 2012 Jul 10;7(1):26.

Gate D, Danielpour M, Levy R, Breunig JJ*, Town T*. Basic biology and mechanisms of neural ciliogenesis and the B9 family. Molecular Neurobiology. 2012 Jun;45(3):564–570.

Rash BG, Lim HD, Breunig JJ, Vaccarino F. FGF signaling expands embryonic cortical surface area by regulating notch-dependent neurogenesis. J Neurosci. 2011 Oct 31;(43):15604–15617.

Arellano JI, Guadiana SM, Breunig JJ, Rakic P, Sarkisian MR. Development and distribution of neuronal cilia in mouse neocortex. J Comp Neurol. 2012 Mar 1;520(4):848–873. Epub Oct 20 2011.

Ables JL†, Breunig JJ†, Eisch AJ, Rakic P. Not(ch) just development: Notch signaling in the adult brain. Nat Rev Neurosci. 2011 May;12(5):269:83.

Breunig JJ, Haydar TF, Rakic P. Neural stem cells: Historical perspective and future prospects. Neuron. 2011 May 26;70(4):614–625.

Breunig JJ, Arellano JI, Rakic P. Cilia in the brain: Going with the flow. Nat Neurosci. 2010 Jun;13(6):654–655.

Anastas SB, Mueller D, Semple-Rowland SL, Breunig JJ, Sarkisian MR. Failed cytokinesis of neural progenitors in citron kinase deficient rats leads to multi-ciliated neurons. Cerebral Cortex. 2011 Feb;21(2):338–344.

Rakic P, Ayoub AE, Breunig JJ, Dominguez MH. Decision by division: Making cortical maps. Trends Neurosci. 2009 May;32(5):291–301. Epub 2009 Apr 18.

Breunig JJ, Sarkisian MR, Arellano JI, Morozov YM, Ayoub AE, Sojitra S, Wang B, Flavell RA, Rakic P, Town T. Primary cilia regulate hippocampal neurogenesis by mediating sonic hedgehog signaling. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA. 2008 Sept 2;105(35):13127–13132. Epub 2008 Aug 26.

Town T, Breunig JJ, Sarkisian MR, Spilianakis C, Ayoub AE, Liu X, Ferrandino AF, Gallagher AR, Li M, Rakic P, Flavell R. Stumpy is required for mammalian ciliogenesis. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA. 2008 Feb 26;105(8):2853–2858. Epub 2008 Feb 19.

Breunig JJ, Macklis JM, Rakic P. Everything that glitters isn’t gold: A critical review of postnatal neural precursor analyses. Cell Stem Cell. 2007 Dec;1(6):612–627.

Breunig JJ, Silbereis J, Vaccarino FM, Sestan N, Rakic P. Notch regulates cell fate and dendrite morphology of newborn neurons in the postnatal dentate gyrus. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA. 2007 Dec 18;104(51):20558–20563. Epub 2007 Dec 11.

Burns KA, Ayoub AE, Breunig JJ, Adhami F, Weng WL, Colbert MC, Rakic P, Kuan CY. Nestin-CreER mice reveal DNA synthesis by nonapoptotic neurons following cerebral ischemia hypoxia. Cerebral Cortex. 2007 Nov;17(11):2585–2592. Epub 2007 Jan 27.

Rasin MR, Gazula VR, Breunig JJ, Kwan K, Li HS, Jan YN, Rakic P, Sestan N. Numb and Numbl are required for maintenance of cadherin-based adhesion and polarity of neural progenitors. Nat Neurosci. 2007 Jul;10(7):819–827. Epub 2007 Jun 24.

Hoeglinger G, Breunig JJ, Depboylu C, Rouaux C, Michel PP, Alvarez-Fischer D, Boutillier AL, DeGregori J, Oertel WH, Rakic P, Hirsch E, Hunot S. The pRb/E2F cell-cycle pathway mediates cell death in Parkinson’s disease. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA. 2007 Feb 27;104(9):3585–3590. Epub 2007 Feb 21.


*corresponding authors; †first author

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