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Deanna Benson

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Carcea I, Patil SB, Robison AJ, Mesias R, Huntsman MM, Froemke RC, Buxbaum JD, Huntley GW, Benson DL. Maturation of cortical circuits requires Semaphorin 7A. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 2014 Sep;.

Friedman LG, Riemslagh FW, Sullivan JM, Mesias R, Williams FM, Huntley GW, Benson DL. Cadherin-8 expression, synaptic localization and molecular control of neuronal form in prefrontal cortico-striatal circuits. The Journal of comparative neurology 2014 Aug;.

Nikitczuk JS, Patil SB, Matikainen-Ankney BA, Scarpa J, Shapiro ML, Benson DL, Huntley GW. N-cadherin regulates molecular organization of excitatory and inhibitory synaptic circuits in adult hippocampus in vivo. Hippocampus 2014; 8: 943-62.

Hsiao K, Bozdagi O, Benson DL. Axonal cap-dependent translation regulates presynaptic p35. Developmental neurobiology 2014 Mar; 74(3).

Sepulveda B, Mesias R, Li X, Yue Z, Benson DL. Short- and long-term effects of LRRK2 on axon and dendrite growth. PLoS One 2013; 8: e61986.

Mintz CD, Barrett KM, Smith SC, Benson DL, Harrison NL. Anesthetics interfere with axon guidance in developing mouse neocortical neurons in vitro via a γ-aminobutyric acid type A receptor mechanism. Anesthesiology 2013 Apr; 118(4).

Fargali S, Garcia AL, Sadahiro M, Jiang C, Janssen WG, Lin WJ, Cogliani V, Elste A, Mortillo S, Cero C, Veitenheimer B, Graiani G, Pasinetti GM, Mahata SK, Osborn JW, Huntley GW, Phillips GR, Benson DL, Bartolomucci A, Salton SR. The granin VGF promotes genesis of secretory vesicles, and regulates circulating catecholamine levels and blood pressure. FASEB journal : official publication of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology 2014 May; 28(5).

Mortillo S, Elste A, Ge Y, Patil SB, Hsiao K, Huntley GW, Davis RL, Benson DL. Compensatory redistribution of neuroligins and N-cadherin following deletion of synaptic ß1-integrin. Journal of Comparative Neurology 2012; 520: 2041-2052.

Benson DL, Huntley GW. Synapse adhesion: a dynamic equilibrium conferring stability and flexibility. Current Opinion in Neurobiology 2012; 22(4): 397-404.

Mintz CD, Smith SC, Barrett KM, Benson DL. Anesthetics interfere with the polarization of developing cortical neurons. Journal of neurosurgical anesthesiology 2012 Oct; 24(4).

Moreno JL, Muguruza C, Umali A, Mortillo S, Holloway T, Pilar-Cuéllar F, Mocci G, Seto J, Callado LF, Neve RL, Milligan G, Sealfon SC, López-Giménez JF, Meana JJ, Benson DL, González-Maeso J. Identification of three residues essential for 5-hydroxytryptamine 2A-metabotropic glutamate 2 (5-HT2A·mGlu2) receptor heteromerization and its psychoactive behavioral function. The Journal of biological chemistry 2012 Dec; 287(53).

Carcea I, Ma'ayan A, Mesias R, Sepulveda B, Salton SR, Benson DL. Flotillin-mediated endocytic events dictate cell-type specific responses to Semaphorin 3A. Journal of Neuroscience 2010; 30: 15317-15329.

Bozdagi* O, Wang* X, Nikitczuk* JS, Anderson TR, Bloss EG, Radice GL, Zhou Q, Benson* DL, Huntley* GW. Persistence of coordinated LTP and dendritic spine enlargement at mature synapses requires N-cadherin. Journal of Neuroscience 2010; 30: 9984-9989.

Industry Relationships

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Dr. Benson did not report having any of the following types of financial relationships with industry during 2015 and/or 2016: consulting, scientific advisory board, industry-sponsored lectures, service on Board of Directors, participation on industry-sponsored committees, equity ownership valued at greater than 5% of a publicly traded company or any value in a privately held company. Please note that this information may differ from information posted on corporate sites due to timing or classification differences.

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