Synaptic Physiology and Development


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Examination of Drosophila eye development with third harmonic generation microscopy. A Karunendiran, R Cisek, D Tokarz, V Barzda, BA Stewart (2017) Biomedical Optics Express 8(10), 4504-451 3doi:10.1364/BOE.8.004504


The influence of postsynaptic structure on missing quanta at the Drosophila neuromuscular junction. CT Nguyen, BA Stewart (2016) BMC Neuroscience 17:53 doi: 10.1186/s12868-016-0290-7

Second harmonic generation double stokes Mueller polarimetric microscopy of myofilaments. L Kontenis, M Samim, A Karunendiran, S Krouglov, B Stewart, V Barzda (2016) Biomedical Optics Express 7 (2), 559-569. doi:10.1364/BOE.7.000559


Phospho-regulated Drosophila adducin is a determinant of synaptic plasticity in a complex with Dlg and PIP2 at the larval neuromuscular junction. Wang SJ, Tsai A, Wang M, Yoo S, Kim HY, Yoo B, Chui V, Kisiel M, Stewart B, Parkhouse W, Harden N, Krieger C. Biol Open. 2014 3(12):1196-206. doi: 10.1242/bio.20148342. PMID: 25416060

Localization and mobility of synaptic vesicles in Myosin VI mutants of Drosophila. Kisiel M, McKenzie K, Stewart B. PLoS One. 2014 9(7):e102988. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0102988. eCollection 2014. PMID:25062032

Investigation of the juxtamembrane region of neuronal-Synaptobrevin in synaptic transmission at the Drosophila neuromuscular junction. DeMill CM, Qiu X, Kisiel M, Bolotta A, Stewart BA. J Neurophysiol. 2014 12(6):1356-66. doi: 10.1152/jn.00474.2013. PMID:24944220

Second harmonic generation polarization properties of myofilaments. Samim M, Prent N, Dicenzo D, Stewart B, Barzda V. J Biomed Opt. 2014 19(5):056005. doi:10.1117/1.JBO.19.5.056005. PMID:24805809

Drosophila SNAP-29 is an essential SNARE that binds multiple proteins involved in membrane traffic. Xu H, Mohtashami M, Stewart B, Boulianne G, Trimble WS. PLoS One. 2014 9(3):e91471. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0091471. PMID: 24626111


Early consolidation of development and physiology of an identified presynaptic nerve terminal. Laviolette M, Stewart BA. BMC Neurosci. 2013 14:124. doi: 10.1186/1471-2202-14-124. PMID: 24134061


Effect of juxtamembrane tryptophans on the immersion depth of Synaptobrevin, an integral vesicle membrane protein. Al-Abdul-Wahid MS, Demill CM, Serwin MB, Prosser RS, Stewart BA. Biochim Biophys Acta. 2012 Dec;1818(12):2994-9. doi: 10.1016/j.bbamem.2012.07.018. PMID: 22846509

Carotenoid based bio-compatible labels for third harmonic generation microscopy.Tokarz D, Cisek R, Garbaczewska M, Sandkuijl D, Qiu X, Stewart B, Levine JD, Fekl U, Barzda V. Phys Chem Chem Phys. 2012 Aug 14;14(30):10653-61. doi: 10.1039/c2cp41583f


Myosin VI contributes to synaptic transmission and development at the Drosophila neuromuscular junction. Kisiel M, Majumdar D, Campbell S, Stewart BA. BMC Neurosci. 2011 Jul 11;12:65. doi: 10.1186/1471-2202-12-65.

Synaptic transmission and plasticity are modulated by nonmuscle myosin II at the neuromuscular junction of Drosophila. Seabrooke S, Stewart BA. J Neurophysiol. 2011 May;105(5):1966-76. doi: 10.1152/jn.00718.2010.


Nonmuscle Myosin II helps regulate synaptic vesicle mobility at the Drosophila neuromuscular junction.Seabrooke S, Qiu X, Stewart BA. BMC Neurosci. 2010 Mar 16;11:37. doi: 10.1186/1471-2202-11-37.