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Selected Publications

Synaptic & Developmental Plasticity Group

  1. Saha, RN, Dudek, SM. (2013) Splitting Hares and Tortoises: a classification of neuronal immediate early gene transcription based on poised RNA polymerase II. Neuroscience 247():175-181.  [Abstract (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23711585?dopt=Abstract) ]
  2. Caruana DA, Alexander GM, Dudek SM. (2012) New insights into the regulation of synaptic plasticity from an unexpected place: Hippocampal area CA2. Learning & memory (Cold Spring Harbor, N.Y.) 19(9):391-400. [Abstract (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?cmd=Retrieve&db=pubmed&dopt=Abstract&list_uids=22904370) ]
  3. Simons, S.B., Caruana, D.A., Zhao, M. & Dudek, S.M. (2011) Caffeine-induced synaptic potentiation in hippocampal CA2 neurons. Nature Neuroscience 15(1):23-5. [Abstract (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22101644) ]
  4. Vellano, C.P., Lee, S.E., Dudek, S.M. & Hepler, J.R. (2011) RGS14 at the Interface of Hippocampal Signaling and Synaptic Plasticity. Trends in Pharmacological Sciences 32(11):666-674. [Abstract (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21906825?dopt=Abstract) ]
  5. Saha, R.N., Wissink, E.M., Bailey, E., Zhao, M., Fargo, D., Hwang, J., Daigle, K.R., Fenn, J.D., Adelman, K. & Dudek, S.M. (2011) Rapid activity-induced transcription of arc and other IEGs relies on poised RNA polymerase II. Nature neuroscience 14(7):848-856. [Abstract (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21623364?dopt=Abstract) ]
  6. Adams, J.P., Robinson, R.A., Hudgins, E.D., Dudek, S.M. & Wissink, E.M. (2009) NMDA receptor-independent control of transcription factors and gene expression. Neuroreport 20(16):1429-1433. [Abstract (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19794318?dopt=Abstract) ]
  7. Simons, S.B., Escobedo, Y., Yasuda, R. & Dudek, S.M. (2009) Regional differences in hippocampal calcium handling provide a cellular mechanism for limiting plasticity. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 106(33):14080-14084. [Abstract (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19666491?dopt=Abstract) ]
  8. Lundquist, J.J. & Dudek, S.M. (2008) Differential activation of extracellular signal-regulated kinase 1 and a related complex in neuronal nuclei. Brain Cell Biol. 35(4-6):267-281. [Abstract (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18392730?dopt=Abstract) ]
  9. Bastrikova, N., Gardner, G.A., Reece, J.M., Jeromin, A. & Dudek, S.M. (2008) Synapse elimination accompanies functional plasticity in hippocampal neurons. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 105(8):3123-3127. [Abstract (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18287055?dopt=Abstract) ]
  10. Saha, R. & Dudek, S.M. (2008) Action potentials: to the nucleus and beyond. Experimental biology and medicine 233(4):385-393. [Abstract (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18367626?dopt=Abstract) ]
  11. Zhao, M. & Dudek, S.M. (2007) Synaptic plasticity (and the lack therof) in hippocampal CA2 neurons. The Journal of neuroscience : the official journal of the Society for Neuroscience 27(44):12025-12032. [Abstract (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17978044?dopt=Abstract) ]
  12. Zhao, M., Adams, J.P. & Dudek, S.M. (2005) Pattern-dependent role of NMDA receptors in action potential generation: consequences on Extracellular Signal-Regulated Kinase activation. J. Neurosci. 25, 7032-7039. [Abstract (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16049179?dopt=Abstract) ]
  13. Adams, J.P. & Dudek, S.M. (2005) Late-phase long-term potentiation: getting to the nucleus, Nature Rev. Neurosci. 6, 737-743.  [Abstract (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16136174?dopt=Abstract) ]
  14. Dudek, S.M. & Fields, R.D. (2002) Somatic action potentials are sufficient for late-phase LTP-related cell signaling, Proc Natl Acad Sci USA 99(6), 3962-3967.  [Abstract (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11891337?dopt=Abstract) ]
  15. Dudek, S.M. & Fields, R.D. (2001) Mitogen-activated protein kinase/extracellular signal-regulated kinase activation in somatodendritic compartments: roles of action potentials, frequency, and mode of calcium entry, J Neurosci 21(2), RC122. [Abstract (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11160456?dopt=Abstract) ]
  16. Dudek, S.M. & Friedlander, M.J. (1996) Developmental down-regulation of LTD in cortical layer IV and its independence of modulation by inhibition, Neuron 16(6), 1097-1106.  [Abstract (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/8663986?dopt=Abstract) ]
  17. Dudek, S.M. & Johnson, G.V.W. (1993) Transglutaminase catalyzes the formation of sodium dodecyl sulfate insoluble, Alz-50 positive polymers of tau. J. Neurochem. 61: 1159-1162.  [Abstract (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/8103081?dopt=Abstract) ]
  18. Dudek, S.M. & Bear, M.F. (1993) Bidirectional long-term modification of synaptic effectiveness in the adult and immature hippocampus. J. Neurosci. 13: 2910-2918.  [Abstract (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/8331379?dopt=Abstract) ]
  19. Dudek, S.M. & Bear, M.F. (1992) Homosynaptic long-term depression in area CA1 of hippocampus and effects of N-methyl-D-aspartate receptor blockade. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA 89(10), 4363-4367. [Abstract (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/1350090?dopt=Abstract) ]

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