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Regulation of hippocampal excitatory synapses by the Zdhhc5 palmitoyl acyltransferase. Shimell JJ, Globa A, Sepers MD, Wild AR, Matin N, Raymond LA, Bamji SX. Journal of Cell Science 2021; May 11; 134 (9) : jcs254276. PMID: 33758079

The X-Linked Intellectual Disability Gene Zdhhc9 Is Essential for Dendrite Outgrowth and Inhibitory Synapse Formation. Shimell JJ, Shah BS, Cain SM, Thouta S, Kuhlmann N, Tatarnikov I, Jovellar DB, Brigidi GS, Kass J, Milnerwood AJ, Snutch TP, Bamji SX. Cell Rep. 2019 Nov 19;29(8):2422-2437. PMID: 31747610

Regulation of dendrite morphology and excitatory synapse formation by zDHHC15. Shah BS, Shimell JJ, Bamji SX. (2019) Journal of Cell Science. Jul 5; 132(13): jcs230052.
PMID: 31189538

Protein palmitoylation in the development and plasticity of neuronal connections. Globa AK, Bamji SX. (2017) Current Opinions in Neurobiology. Aug;45:210-220.
PMID: 28366531

Cadherins mediate cocaine-induced synaptic plasticity and behavioral conditioning. Mills F*, Globa AK*, Liu S, Cowan CM, Mobasser M, Philips AG, Borgland SL, Bamji SX. (2017) Nature Neuroscience. Apr;20(4):540-549.
PMID: 28192395

Consumption of palatable food primes food approach behavior by rapidly increasing synaptic density in the VTA. Liu S, Globa AK, Mills F, Naef L, Qiao M, Bamji SX, Borgland SL. (2016) Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences U.S.A. March 1:113(9):2520-2525.
PMID: 26884159

Use-dependent activation of neuronal Kv1.2 channel complexes. Baronas VA, McGuinness BR Vilin YY, Brigidi SG, Bamji SX, Yang R, Kurata T. (2015) Journal of Neuroscience. Feb 25;35(8):4518-13.
PMID: 25716850

Activity-Regulated Trafficking of the Palmitoyl-Acyl Transferase DHHC5. Brigidi S, Santyr B, Shimell J, Jovellar B, Bamji SX. (2015) Nature Communications. Sep 3;6:8200.
PMID: 26334723​

Cognitive flexibility and long-term depression (LTD) are impaired following β-catenin stabilization in vivo. Mills F, Bartlett TE, Dissing-Olesen L, Wisniewska MB, Kuznicki J, Macvicar BA, Wang YT, Bamji SX. (2014) Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. U.S.A. Jun 10;111(23):8631-6.
PMID: 24912177

Palmitoylation of δ-catenin by DHHC5 mediates activity-induced synapse plasticity. Brigidi GS, Sun Y, Beccano-Kelly D, Pitman K, Mobasser M, Borgland SL, Milnerwood AJ, Bamji SX. (2014) Nature Neuroscience. Apr;17(4):522-32.
PMID: 24562000

Activity-dependent secretion of progranulin from synapses. Petoukhov E, Fernando S, Mills F, Shivji F, Hunter D, Krieger C, Silverman MA, Bamji SX. (2013) Journal of Cell Science. Dec 1;126(Pt 23):5412-21.
PMID: 24046442

Hyperinsulinemia drives diet-induced obesity independently of brain insulin production. Mehran AE, Templeman NM, Brigidi GS, Lim GE, Chu KY, Hu X, Botezelli JD, Asadi A, Hoffman BG, Kieffer TJ, Bamji SX, Clee SM, Johnson JD. (2013) Cell Metabolism. Dec 5;16(6):723-37.
PMID: 23217255Y.

Beta-pix modulates actin-mediated recruitment of synaptic vesicles to synapses. Y. Sun, S.X.Bamji (2011). Journal of Neuroscience. 31(47):17123-33.
PMID: 22114281

Progranulin deficiency decreases gross neural connectivity but enhances transmission at individual synapses. L. Tapia, A. Milnerwood, A. Guo, F. Mills, E. Yoshida, C. Vasuta, I. Mackenzie, L. Raymond, M. Cynader, W. Jia and S.X. Bamji (2011). Journal of Neuroscience.31(31):11126-32.
PMID: 21813674

Regulation of Dendritic Spine Growth Through Activity-Dependent Recruitment of the Na+/H+ Exchanger, NHE5.G. Diering, F. Mills, S.X. Bamji* and M. Numata* (*co-corresponding author). (2011) Molecular Biology of the Cell 22(13):2246-57.
PMID: 21551074

Cadherin-catenin adhesion complexes at the synapse. G.S. Brigidi and S.X. Bamji (2011) Current Opinion in Neurobiology.21(2):208-14.
PMID: 21255999

Ncadherin and neuroligins cooperate to regulate synapse formation in hippocampal cultures. M. Aiga, J.N. Levinson, E. Yoshida and S.X. Bamji.  (2011). Journal of Biological Chemistry. 286(1):851-8.
PMID: 21056983

Scribble Interacts with β-catenin to Regulate the Localization of Synaptic Vesicles. Y. Sun, M.Aiga, E.Yoshida, P.O. Humbert, and S.X. Bamji. (2009) Molecular Biology of the Cell. 20(14):3390.
PMID: 19458197

Synapses are regulated by the cytoplasmic tyrosine kinase Fer in a pathway mediated by p120catenin, Fer, SHP-2 and b-catenin. Lee, S.-H., Peng, I-F., Ng, S., Yanagisawa, M., Bamji, S.X., Elia, L., Balsamo, J., Lilien, J., Anastasiadis, P.Z., Ullian, E. and Reichardt, L.F. (2008). Journal of Cell Biology. Dec 1;183(5):893-90.
PMID: 19047464

ErbB4-Neuregulin signaling modulates synapse development and dendritic arborization through distinct mechanisms. Krivosheya D, Tapia L, Levinson JN, Huang K, Kang Y, Hines R, Ting AK, Craig AM, Mei L, Bamji S.X. * El-Husseini A*. (2008) Journal of Biological Chemistry. 283(47):32944.
PMID: 18819924