The Bassell Lab Publishes "Deficiency of the Survival of Motor Neuron Protein Impairs mRNA Localization and Local Translation in the Growth Cone of Motor Neurons," in the Journal of Neurosicence
Cover legend: This fluorescent image depicts a primary cultured motor neuron transfected with a fluorescent protein (shown in cyan) and stained with the F-actin binding protein phalloidin (shown in purple) and DNA dye DAPI (shown in green) highlighting the complex dendritic arbor and long axon in this high degree of morphological polarization. The spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) disease protein SMN facilitates the subcellular localization and local translation of mRNAs such as GAP43 along the long axonal processes. For more information, see the article by Fallini, Donlin-Asp et al.
Bassell Lab Group
Thomas KT, Anderson BR, Shah N, Zimmer SE, Hawkins D, Valdez AN, Gu Q, Bassell GJ. Cell Rep. Inhibition of the Schizophrenia-Associated MicroRNA miR-137 Disrupts Nrg1α Neurodevelopmental Signal Transduction. Cell Reports 2017 Jul 5;20(1):1-12. [PMID: 28683304].
Fallini C, Donlin-Asp PG, Rouanet JP, Bassell GJ, Rossoll W. Deficiency of the Survival of Motor Neuron Protein Impairs mRNA Localization and Local Translation in the Growth Cone of Motor Neurons. J. Neurosci. 2016 Mar 30;36(13):3811-20. [PMID: 27030765 PMCID: PMC4812137].
Poopal AC, Schroeder LM, Horn PS, Bassell GJ, Gross C. Increased expression of the PI3K catalytic subunit p110δ underlies elevated S6 phosphorylation and protein synthesis in an individual with autism from a multiplex family. Mol Autism. 2016 Jan 14;7:3. [PMID: 26770665]
Williams KR, McAninch DS, Stefanovic S, Xing L, Allen M, Li W, Feng Y, Mihailescu MR, Bassell GJ. hnRNP-Q1 represses nascent axon growth in cortical neurons by inhibiting Gap-43 mRNA translation. Mol Biol Cell. 2016 Feb 1;27(3):518-34. [PMID: 26658614]