• 2014-2015
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011
  • 2010
  • 2009 & Before

2014 - 2015

Briona LK, Poulain FE, Mosimann C, Dorsky RI. (2015) Wnt/beta-catenin signaling is required for radial glia neurogenesis following spinal cord injury. Dev Biol in press.

Butko E, Distel M, Pouget C, Weijts B, Kobayashi I, Ng K, Mosimann C, Poulain FE, McPherson A, Ni CW, Stachura DL, Del Cid N, Espín-Palazón R, Lawson ND, Dorsky R, Clements WK, Traver D. (2015) Gata2b is a restricted early regulator of hemogenic endothelium in the zebrafish embryo. Develop 142: 1050-1061.

A. Kalinski, T. Hines, D.S. Smith, and J.L. Twiss. (2015). Neuronal transport and spatial signaling mechanisms in neural repair. Encylopedia of Cell Biology, Elsevier Press, Eds. R.A. Bradshaw and P. Stahl in press.

T.T. Merianda, J. Coleman, H.H. Kim, H. Rauvala, A. Blesch, S. Yoo, and J.L. Twiss. (2015). Axonal Amphoterin mRNA is Regulated by Translational Control and Enhances Axon Outgrowth. J Neurosci 35: 5693-706.

Poulain F.E. (2015). Analyzing the roles of heparan sulfate proteoglycans in axon guidance in vivo in zebrafish. Methods Mol Biol 29: 469-82.

Manzini, C.M., Xiong, L., Shaheen, R., Tambunan, D.E., Di Constanzo, S., Mitisalis, V., Tischfield D.J., Cinquino, A., Ghaziuddin, M., Christian, M. Jian, Q., Laurent, S., Nanjiani, Z.A., Rasheed, S., Hill, R.S., Lizarraga, S.B., Gleason, D., Sabbagh, D., Salih, M.A., Alkuraya, F.S., Walsh, C.A. (2014). CC2D1A Regulates Human Intellectual and Social Function as well as NF-kB Signaling Homeostasis. Cell Reports 8: 1-9.

B.J. Harrison, R.M. Flight, C. Gomes, G.Venkat, U. Sankar, J.L. Twiss, E. Rouchka, and J.C. Petruska. (2014).IB4-binding sensory neurons express a novel 3' UTR-extended isoform of CAMK4 that is associated with its localization to axons. J Comp Neurol 522: 308-36.

S.J. Lee, A.L. Kalinski, and J.L. Twiss. (2014). Awakening the stalled axon - Surprises in CSPG gradients. Exp Neurol 254: 12-7.

C. Gomes, T.T. Merianda, S.J. Lee, S. Yoo, and J.L. Twiss. (2014). Molecular Determinants of the Axonal mRNA Transcriptome. Devel Neurobiol 74: 218-32.

R. Villegas, N. Martinez, J. Lillo, P. Pihan, D. Hernandez, J.L. Twiss, and F. Court. (2014). Calcium release from intra-axonal ER leads to axon degeneration through mitochondrial dysfunction. J Neurosci 34: 7179-7189.


Ouyang, Q*, Lizarraga, S.B.*, Schmidtt, M., Yang, U., Gong, J., Ellisor, D., Kauer, J.A., Morrow, E.M. (2013). Christianson Syndrome Protein NHE6 Modulates TrkB Endosomal Signaling Required for Neuronal Circuit Development. Neuron 80 : 97-112. [This work was the cover art; highlighted by commentary in same issue in Neuron; chosen as Editors' Choice at Science Signaling; *These authors contributed equally to this work]

Poulain F.E. and Chien C.B. (2013). Proteoglycan-mediated axon degeneration corrects pre-target topographic sorting errors. Neuron 78: 49-56.

A. Pacheco-Garcia and J.L. Twiss. (2013). Cap-independent translation occurs in sensory axons. PLoS One 7: e40788.

T.T. Merianda, D. Vuppalanchi, S. Yoo, A. Blesch, and J.L. Twiss. (2013). Axonal Transport of Neural Membrane Protein 35 mRNA Increases Axon Growth. J Cell Sci 126 (Pt 1): 90-102.

C.J. Donnelly, M. Park, M. Spillane, S. Yoo, A. Pacheco, C. Gomes, D. Vupplanchi, M.K. McDonald, H.H. Kim, T.T. Merianda, G. Gallo, andJ.L. Twiss. (2013). Competition Between b-actin and GAP-43 mRNAs for Axonal Transport Supports Distinct Modes of Axonal Growth. J. Neurosci. 33: 3311-22. [This work was editorially featured in 'This Week in Neuroscience' 33(8): i]

T.T. Merianda, C. Gomes, S. Yoo, D. Vuppalanchi, and J.L. Twiss. (2013).Axonal localization of Neuritin/CPG15 mRNA in neuronal populations through distinct 5' and 3' UTR elements. J Neurosci 33: 13735-42.

S. Yoo, C.J. Donnelly, D. Vuppalanchi, H.H. Kim, P. Kim, T.T. Merianda, D.E. Willis, N.I. Perrone-Bizzozero, and J.L. Twiss. (2013). Axonally localizing GAP-43 mRNA targeted by the HuD-binding site-containing 3'UTR induces axon length elongation during nerve regeneration. J Neurochem 126: 792-804.

T.T. Merianda and J.L. Twiss. (2013). Peripheral nerve axons contain machinery for co-translational secretion of axonally generated proteins. Neuroscience Bulletin 29: 493-500.

C.W. Bird, R. Bolognani, D. Tanner, C.Y. Chen, S. Yoo, J.L. Twiss, and N. Perrone-Bizzozero. (2013). Normal axonal outgrowth in hippocampal neurons is dependent on KSRP modulation of GAP-43 mRNA stability. PLoS One 8: e79255.

M. Spilane, A. Ketschek, T.T. Merianda, J.L. Twiss, and G. Gallo. (2013). Mitochondria Coordinate Axonal Filopodial Dynamics, and Sites of Axon Branching and Sites of through Preferential Intra-Axonal Protein Synthesis. Cell Reports 5: 1564-75.


Devaux S., Poulain F.E., Devignot V.,Lachkar S.,Irinopoulou T.,Sobel A. (2012).Specific serine-proline phosphorylation and GSK-3β directed subcellular targeting of stathmin 3 / Sclip in neurons. J Biol Chem 287: 22341-53.

Lizarraga, S.B., Coser, K.R., Sabbagh, M, Morrow, E.M. (2012). Methods for study of neuronal morphogenesis: Ex-vivo RNAi electroporation in embryonic murine cerebral cortex. J Vis Exp 18: e3621.

K. Ben-Yaakov, S. Dagan, Y. Segal-Ruder, O. Shalem, D. Vuppalanchi, D.E. Willis, D. Yudin, I. Rishal, A. Blesch, Y. Pilpel, J.L. Twiss, and M. Fainzilber. (2012). Axonal Transcription Factors Signal Retrogradely In Lesioned Peripheral Nerve. EMBO J 31: 1350-63 . [This work was editorially featured by V di Liberto and V Cavalli, 'Have You Seen: Ready, STAT, Go - Transcription Factors on the Move' (2012) EMBO J 31: 1331-3]

D. Vuppalanchi, T.T. Merianda, A. Pacheco, C.J. Donnelly, G. Williams, S. Yoo, R.R. Ratan, D.E. Willis, and J.L. Twiss. (2012). Lysophosphatidic acid differentially regulates axonal mRNA translation through 5' UTR elements. Molec Cell Neurosci 50: 136-46.

R. Ben-Tov Perry, E. Doron, E. Iavnilovitch, I. Rishal, S. Dagan, M. Tsoory, G. Copolla, M.K. McDonald, D. Geschwind, J.L. Twiss, A. Yaron, M. Fainzilber. (2012). Subcellular Knockout of Importin β1 Perturbs Axonal Retrograde Signaling. Neuron 75: 294-305 . [This work was editorally featured with a Pod-Cast Video in the same issue of Neuron]

Spillane, A. Ketschek, C.J. Donnelly, J.L. Twiss, and G. Gallo. (2012). Nerve Growth Factor-induced Formation of Axonal Filopodia and Collateral Branches Involves the Intra-Axonal Synthesis of Regulators of the Actin Nucleating Arp2/3 Complex. J Neurosci 32: 17671-89.


L.F. Gumy, G.S.H. Yeo, Y-C. L. Tung, K. Zivraj, D.E. Willis, G. Coppola, B.Y.H. Lam, J.L. Twiss, C.E. Holt, and J.W. Fawcett. (2011). Global transcriptome analysis reveals differences between embryonic and adult dorsal root ganglion axonal mRNAs that are implicated in axonal growth and pain . RNA 17: 85-98.

J. Pandey and D.S. Smith. (2011). A Cdk5-dependent switch regulates Lis1/Ndel1/Dynein driven organelle transport in adult axons. J Neurosci 31: 17207-19.

S. Barrientos, N.W. Martinez, S. Yoo, J.S. Jara, S. Zamorano, C. Hetz, J.L. Twiss, Alvarez J., and Court F. A. (2011).Axonal degeneration is mediated by the mitochondrial permeability transition pore. J Neurosci 31: 966-978 . [This work was editorially featured in 'This Week in Neuroscience' J Neurosci 31(3): i]

D.E. Willis and J.L. Twiss. (2011). Profiling axonal mRNA transport. Methods Mol Biol 714: 335-352.

B. Akten, M.J. Kye, H. Le, S. Singh, J. Huang, T.T. Merianda, M.H. Wertz, D. Nie, J.L. Twiss, C.E. Beattie, J. Steen, and M. Sahin. (2011). A novel interaction of SMN and HuD with cpg15 mRNA rescues motor neuron axonal deficits. Proc Natl Acad Sci, USA 108: 10337-42.

S. Yoo and J.L. Twiss. (2011). The road not taken: new destinations for yeast mRNAs on the move. EMBO J 30: 3564-6.

C.J. Donnelly, D.E. Willis, M. Xu, C. Tep, C. Jiang, S. Yoo, N.C Schanen, C.B. Kirn-Safran, J. van Minnen, A. English, S.O. Yoon, G.J. Bassell, andJ.L. Twiss. (2011). Limited availability of ZBP1 restricts axonal mRNA localization and nerve regeneration capacity. EMBO J 30: 4665-4677. [This work was editorially featured by R Perry and M Fainzilber, 'Have You Seen: When Zip-Codes are in Short Supply' (2011) EMBO J 30: 4520-2]

D.E. Willis, M. Xu, C.J. Donnelly, C. Tep, M. Kendall, M. Erenstheyn, A. English, N.C. Schanen, C.B. Kirn-Safran, S.O. Yoon, G.J. Bassell, and J.L. Twiss. (2011). Axonal localization of transgene mRNA in mature PNS and CNS neurons. J Neurosci 31: 14481-7.


Lizarraga SB, Margossian SP, Harris MH, Campagna DR, Han AP, Blevins S, Mudbhary R, Barker JE, Walsh CA, Fleming MD. (2010). Cdk5rap2 regulates centrosome function and chromosome segregation in neuronal progenitors. Develop 137: 1907-17.

Poulain F.E. and Sobel A. (2010). The Microtubule Network and Neuronal Morphogenesis: Dynamic and Coordinated Orchestration through Multiple Players. Mol Cell Neurosci 43: 15-32.

Poulain F.E. , Gaynes J.A.,Hörndli C.,Law M.Y., Chien C.B. (2010). Analyzing retinal axon guidance in zebrafish . Methods Cell Biol 100: 3-26.

T. Ma, A. Campana, P. Lange, H.-H. Lee, K. Banerjee, J.B. Bryson, L. Mahishi, S. Alam, R. Giger, S. Barnes, S. Morris, D.E. Willis, J.L Twiss, M. Filbin, and R. Ratan. (2010). A large scale chemical screen for regulators of the arginase 1 promoter identifies the soy isoflavone, daidzein as a clinically approved, small molecule that can promote neuronal protection or regeneration via a cAMP-independent pathway. J Neurosci 30: 739-48.

S. Yoo, E.A. van Niekerk, TT. Merianda and J.L. Twiss. (2010). Dynamics of axonal mRNA transport and implications for peripheral nerve regeneration. Exp Neurol 223: 19-27.

D. Vuppalanchi, J. Coleman, S. Yoo, T.T. Merianda, A.G. Yadhati, J. Hossain, A. Blesch, D.E. Willis, and J.L. Twiss. (2010). Conserved 3'UTR sequences direct subcellular localization of chaperone protein mRNAs in neurons. J Biol Chem 285: 18025-38.

D.E. Willis and J.L. Twiss. (2010). Regulation of protein levels in subcellular domains through mRNA transport and localized translation. Mol Cell Proteomics 9: 952-62.

C.J. Donnelly, M. Fainzilber, and J.L. Twiss. (2010). Subcellular communication through RNA transport and localized protein synthesis. Traffic 11: 1498-505.

S. Li, J.J. Overman, D. Katsman, S.V. Kozlov, C.J. Donnelly, J.L. Twiss, R.J. Giger, G. Coppola, D.H. Geschwind, and S.T. Carmichael. (2010). An age-related sprouting transcriptome provides molecular control of axonal sprouting after stroke. Nature Neurosci 13: 1496-504. [This work was featured in Science Daily (www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/11/101110091113.htm)]

2009 & Before

T.T. Merianda, A. Lin, J. Lam, D. Vuppalanchi, D.E. Willis, N. Karin, C.E. Holt, and J.L. Twiss. (2009). A functional equivalent of endoplasmic reticulum and golgi in axons for secretion of locally synthesized proteins. Molec Cell Neurosci 40: 128-42.

C.C. Toth, D.E. Willis, J.L. Twiss, S. Walsh, J.A. Martinez, W.-Q. Liu, R. Midha, and D.W. Zochodne. (2009). Locally synthesized CGRP plays an essential role in peripheral nerve regeneration. J Neuropath Exp Neurol 68: 326-337.

J.L. Twiss and M. Fainzilber. (2009). Ribosomes in axons - Scrounging from the neighbors? Trends Cell Biol 19: 236-43.

D. Vuppalanchi, D.E. Willis, and J.L. Twiss. (2009). Regulation of mRNA transport and translation in axons. Results and Problems in Cell Differentiation (Cell Biology of the Axon) 48: 193-224.

M.A. Rivieccio, C. Brochier, D.E. Willis, B.A. Walker, M.A. D'Annibale, K. McLaughlin, A. Siddiq, A.P. Kozikowski, S.R. Jaffrey,J.L. Twiss, R.R. Ratan, and B. Langley. (2009). HDAC6 is a target for protection and regeneration following injury in the nervous system. Proc Natl Acad Sci, USA 106: 19599-604.

Sepp KJ, Hong P, Lizarraga SB, Liu JS, Mejia LA, Walsh CA, Perrimon N. (2008). Identification of neural outgrowth genes using genome-wide RNAi. PLoS Genet 4: e1000111.

S. Hebbar, A.M. Guillotte, M.T. Mesngon, Q. Zhou, A. Wynshaw-Boris, D.S. Smith. (2008).Genetic enhancement of the Lis1+/- phenotype by a heterozygous mutation in the adenomatous polyposis coli gene. Dev Neurosci 30: 157-70 .

S. Hebbar, M.T. Mesngon, B. Desai, A. Guillotte, R. Ayala, T. Shu,, D.S. Smith. (2008) Lis1 and Ndel1 influence the timing of nuclear envelope breakdown in neural stem cells. J Cell Biol 182: 1063-71.

Poulain F.E. , Chauvin S., Wehrlé R., Desclaux M., Mallet J., Vodjdani G., Dusart I., Sobel A. (2008). SCLIP is crucial for the formation and development of the Purkinje cell dendritic arbor. J Neurosci 28: 7387-7398.

Chauvin S., Poulain F.E., Ozon S., Sobel A. (2008). Palmitoylation of stathmin family proteins domain A controls Golgi versus mitochondrial subcellular targeting. Biol Cell 100: 577-589.

A. Kumar, S. Kamboj, B.M. Malone, S. Kudo, J.L. Twiss, K.J. Czymmek, J.M. Lasalle, and N.C. Schanen. (2008). Analysis of protein domains and Rett syndrome mutations indicate that multiple regions influence chromatin-binding dynamics of the chromatin-associated protein MECP2 in vivo. J Cell Sci 121: 1128-37

D. Yudin, S. Hanz, S. Yoo, D.E. Willis, T. Gradus, M. Hieda, Y. Yoneda, J.L. Twiss, and M. Fainzilber. (2008).Localized regulation of axonal RanGTPase controls retrograde injury signaling in peripheral nerve. Neuron 59: 241-252. [This work was featured 'Research Highlights' (2008) Nature Reviews Neurosci 9: 660]

Poulain F.E. and Sobel A. (2007). The "SCG10-LIke Protein" SCLIP is a novel regulator of axonal branching in hippocampal neurons, unlike SCG10. Mol Cell Neurosci 34: 137-146.

W. Wang, E.A. van Niekerk, D.E., Willis, and J.L. Twiss. (2007). RNA transport and localized protein synthesis in neurological disorder. Develop Neurobiol 67: 1166-82.

E. van Niekerk, J.H. Chang, D.E. Willis, K. Reumann, T. Heise, and J.L. Twiss. (2007). Sumoylation in axons triggers retrograde transport of the RNA binding protein La. Proc Natl Acad Sci, USA 104: 12913-18. [This work was editorially featured by MH Flight, 'Research Highlights: SUMmOned back to the nucleus' (2007) Nature Reviews Neurosci 8: 656]

D.E. Willis, E. van Niekerk, Y. Sasaki, M. Mesgnon, T.T. Merianda, G.G. Williams, M. Kendall, D.S. Smith, G.J. Bassell, and J.L. Twiss. (2007). Extracellular stimuli specifically regulate localization of individual neuronal mRNAs. J Cell Biol 178: 965-80 . [This work was editorially featured by 'In This Issue: Growth Factors Attract mRNAs' (2007) J Cell Biol 178: 890.]

G.J. Bassell and J.L. Twiss. (2006). RNA exodus into Israel: RNA controlling function in the far reaches of the neuron. EMBO Reports 7: 31-35.

D.E. Willis and J.L. Twiss. (2006). Evolving roles of axonally synthesized proteins in regeneration. Curr Opin Neurobiol 16: 111-118.

J.L. Twiss and J van Minnen. (2006). New insights into neuronal regeneration: the role of axonal protein synthesis in pathfinding and axonal extension. J Neurotrauma 23: 295-308.

Mesngon MT, Tarricone C, Hebbar S, Guillotte AM, Schmitt EW, Lanier L, Musacchio A, King SJ, Smith, DS. (2006). Regulation of cytoplasmic dynein ATPase by Lis1. J Neurosci 26: 2132-9.

M. Fainzilber and J.L. Twiss. (2006). Tracking in the Wlds - the hunting of the SIRT and the luring of the Draper. Neuron 50: 819-21.

J.H. Chang, D. Vuppalanchi, E. van Niekerk, J.B. Trepel, N.C. Schanen, and J.L. Twiss. (2006). PC12 cells regulate ICER expression to differentially control CRE-dependent transcription in response to NGF and cAMP. J Neurochem 99: 1517-1530.

A. Kruttgen and J.L. Twiss. (2006). SYMPOSIUM: Neurotrophins and Brain Pathology. Brain Pathol 16: 287.

J.L. Twiss, J.H. Chang, and N.C. Schanen. (2006). Pathophysiological mechanisms for actions of the neurotrophins. Brain Pathol 16: 320-32.

D.E. Willis, K-W. Li, J-Q. Zheng, A. Smit, T.K. Kelly, T. Merianda, J. Sylvester, J. van Minnen, and J.L. Twiss. (2005). Differential transport and local translation of cytoskeletal, injury-response, and neurodegeneration protein mRNAs in axons. J Neurosci 25 : 778-791. [This work was editorially featured in 'This Week in Neuroscience' J Neurosci 25(4): i]

Bond J, Roberts E, Springell K, Lizarraga SB, Scott S, Higgins J, Hampshire DJ, Morrison EE, Leal GF, Silva EO, Costa SM, Baralle D, Raponi M, Karbani G, Rashid Y, Jafri H, Bennett C, Corry P, Walsh CA, Woods CG. (2005). A centrosomal mechanism involving CDK5RAP2 and CENPJ controls brain size. Nat Genet 37: 353-5.

O'Brien LL, Albee AJ, Liu L, Tao W, Dobrzyn P, Lizarraga SB, Wiese C. (2005). The Xenopus TACC homologue, maskin, functions in mitotic spindle assembly. Molec Biol Cell 16: 2836-47.

R. Molteni, J.Q. Zheng, Z. Ying, and F. Gomez-Pinilla, and J.L. Twiss. (2004).Exercise increases the regenerative potential of sensory neurons. Proc Natl Acad Sci, USA 101: 8473-8. [This work was highlighted in Science News, May 25, 2004, Scientific American online (www.Scientificamerican.com)]

S.A. Rajasekaran, J. Gopal, D. Willis, C. Espineda, J.L. Twiss, and A.K. Rajasekaran (2004). Na,K-ATPase b1 subunit increases the translation of the a1 subunit in MSV-MDCK Cells. Molec Biol Cell 15: 3224-32.

K.W. Dabney, M. Ehrenshteyn, C.A. Agresta, J.L. Twiss, G. Stern, L. Tice, and S.K. Salzman. (2004).A model of experimental spinal cord trauma based on computer-controlled intervertebral distraction: characterization of graded injury. Spine 29: 2357-64.

F. Bolognani, M.A. Merhege, J.L. Twiss, and N.I. Perrone-Bizzozero. (2004). Differential localization of the RNA-binding protein HuD in hippocampal neurons: association with polysomes and upregulation during contextual learning . Neurosci Letters 371: 152-7.

DS Smith . (2003). Cdk5 and Neuroskeletal Dynamics. NeuroSignals 12: 239-251.

Guillotte, A, Crapse, T, Smith, DS. (2004). Lis1 immunofluorescence reveals rings and lattices. Proceedings: Microscopy and Microanalysis 10: 1480CD.

D-Y. Wu, J-Q. Zheng, M.A. McDonald, B. Chang and J.L. Twiss. (2003). PKC isozymes in the enhanced regeneration of retinal neurites after optic nerve injury. IOVS 44: 2783-90.

J. Chang, J. Dragich, N.C. Schanen and J.L. Twiss. (2003). Persistent TrkA activity is necessary to maintain transcription in neuronally differentiated PC12 cells. J Biol Chem 278: 42877-5.

S. Hanz, E. Perlson, D. Willis, J-Q. Zheng, M. Kohler, J. van Minnen, A. Sabbon, J.J. Huerta, M. Koltzenberg, J.L. Twiss, and M. Fainzilber. (2003). Axoplasmic importins enable retrograde injury signaling in lesioned nerve. Neuron 40: 1095-104. [This work was editorially featured in 'Editors Choice, Highlights of Recent literature' (2003) Science 303: 147 and by A Blesch and M Tuszynski 'News and Views: Nucleus Hears Axon's Pain' (2004) Nature Medicine 10: 236-7]

C.E. Espineda, J.H. Chang, J.L. Twiss, SA. Rajasekaran, and Ayyappan K. Rajasekaran. (2003). Repression of Na,K-ATPase b1-subunit by the transcription factor Snail in carcinoma. Molec Biol Cell 15: 1364-73.

R. Chao, O. Rey, J.-Q. Zheng, J.L. Twiss, J. Song, S. Pang, K.K. Yokoyama. (2003).Effects of altered expression and localization of cyclophilin A on differentiation of p19 embryonic carcinoma cells. Cell Molec Neurobiol 23: 929-43.

Lizarraga SB, Zheng Y, Wilde AR. (2002). Characterization of the effect of RanGTP on the microtubule cytoskeleton in GTPase protocols: The Ras superfamily. Methods Mol Biol 189: 247-60. Edited by E. J.Manser and T. Leung, Humana Press Inc. Totowa NJ.

J-Q Zheng, T.K. Kelly, B. Chang, S. Ryazantsev, A.K. Rajasekaran, K.C. Martin, and J.L. Twiss. (2001). A functional role for intra-axonal protein synthesis during axonal regeneration from adult sensory neurons. J Neurosci 21: 9291-303. [This work was editorially featured by J López in 'Research Highlight: Process outgrowth: To and Fro at the Axon' (2002) Nature Reviews Neurosci 3: 11.]

Wilde A*, Lizarraga SB*, Zhang L, Wiese C, Gliksman NR, Walczak CE, Zheng Y. (2001).Ran stimulates spindle assembly by altering microtubule dynamics and the balance of motor activities. Nature Cell Biol 3: 221-7. [*authors contributed equally to this work]

DS Smith, Greer, PL, Tsai, L-H. (2001). Cdk5 on the Brain. Cell Growth Diff 12: 277-83.

Smith, DS , Tsai, L-H. (2002). Cdk5 Behind the Wheel - a role in trafficking and transport? Trends in Cell Biology 11: 28-38

Gunawardane RN, Lizarraga SB, Wiese C, Wilde A, Zheng Y. (2000). g -tubulin complexes and their role in microtubule nucleation in centrosome in cell replication and early development. Curr Top Dev Biol 49: 55-73.

Hess DT, Smith, DS, Patterson SI, Kahn RA, Skene JHP, Norden JJ. (1999). Rapid arrest of axon elongation by brefeldin A: A role for the small GTP-binding protein ARF in neuronal growth cones. J Neurobiol 38: 105-115.

Smith, DS , Leone G, DeGregori J, Ahmed MN, Qumsiyeh MB, Nevins JR. (2000). Induction of DNA replication in adult rat neurons by deregulation of the retinoblastoma/E2F G1 cell cycle pathway. Cell Growth Diff 11: 625-633.

Smith, DS , Niethammer M, Ayala R, Zhou Y, Gambello MJ, Wynshaw-Boris A, Tsai L-H. (2000). Regulation of cytoplasmic dynein behavior and microtubule organization by mammalian Lis1. Nature Cell Biol 2: 767-7751.

Niethammer M*, Smith, Deanna S.*, Ayala R* , Ko J, Peng J, Lee M, Morabito M, Tsai L-H. (2000).Nudel is a novel Cdk5 substrate that interacts with Lis1 and cytoplasmic dynein. Neuron 28: 697-711. [* Authors contributed equally].

J.L. Twiss , D.S. Smith, B. Chang, and E.M. Shooter. (1999). Translation of ribosomal protein L4 is required for rapid neurite regeneration. Neurobiol Dis 7: 416-28.

J.L. Twiss , H.G. Wada, K.S. Fok, S.D.H. Chan, A.N. Verity, G.T. Baxter, E.M. Shooter, and H.H. Sussman. (1998). p75LNTR modification of TrkA signaling is dependent upon the ratio of p75LNTR to TrkA. J Neurosci Res 51: 442-53.

M. Fiala, J.L. Twiss, H. Vinters. (1997). Cytokines, inflammation at the blood-brain barrier and AIDS dementia. EOS-Rivista di Immunol Immunofarm 47: 3-6.

Smith, DS , Skene JHP. (1997). A transcription-dependent switch controls competence of adult neurons for distinct modes of axon growth. J Neurosci 17 : 646-658.

M. Canossa, J.L. Twiss, A.N. Verity and E.M. Shooter. (1996). NGF binding to the low affinity-NGF receptor leads to rapid activation of an associated protein kinase(s). EMBO J 15: 3369-3376.

J.L. Twiss and E.M. Shooter. (1995). NGF promotes Neurite Regeneration in PC12 Cells by Translational Control. J Neurochem 64: 550-7.

M. Herrick, J.L. Twiss, G. Vladutiu, and D.S. Horoupian. (1994). Concomitant branching enzyme and phosphorylase deficiency. J Neuropath Exp Neurol 53: 239-46.

J.M. Sum, J.L. Twiss, and D.S. Horoupian. (1993). Selective immature cell death in Methyl Malonic Acidemia of the neonate: a case report. Acta Neuropath 85: 217-21.

M.A. Carmack, J.L. Twiss, M. Amylon, D. Enzman, and A.M. Arvin. (1993).Multifocal leukoencephalitis caused by Varicella-Zoster virus in a child with leukemia: successful treatment with Acyclovir. J Pediatric Inf Dis 12: 402-6.

Hess DT, Patterson SI, Smith, DS, Skene JHP (1993). Neuronal growth cone collapse and inhibition of protein fatty acylation by nitric oxide. Nature 366: 562-565.

J.L. Twiss , L. Anderson, and D.S. Horoupian. (1993). Globular GFAP-reactive cytoplasmic inclusions in ependymoma: an immunoelectron-microscopic study. Acta Neuropath 85: 658-662.

Y. Chang, J.L. Twiss, D.S. Horoupian, S. A. Caldwell, and K. Johnston. (1993). Inherited syndrome of infantile olivopontocerebellar atrophy (OPCA), micronodular cirrhosis, and renal tubular microcysts: review of the literature and a report of an additional case. Acta Neuropath 86: 399-404.

J.L. Twiss , M. Baisch and D.S. Horoupian. (1993). Neonatal encephalopathy with neuronal vacuolar degeneration. Acta Neuropath 86: 536-541.

J.L. Twiss and D.S. Horoupian. (1992). Pigmented intracerebral neuroepithelial cyst - report of a case. Ultrastructural Path 16: 673-7.

Landreth GE, Smith, DS, McCabe C, Gittinger C (1990). Characterization of an NGF-stimulated protein kinase in PC12 cells which phosphorylates MAP-2 and pp250. J Neurochem 55: 514-523.

Smith, DS, King, CS, Pearson, E, Gittinger, CK, Landreth, GE. (1989) Characterization of a nerve growth factor-stimulated protein kinase by K252a and 5'-S-methyladenosine in PC12 cells. J Neurochem 53: 800-806.