Selected Publications

Banerjee S., Mino, R., Fisher, E., and Bhat, M.A. (2017). A Versatile Genetic Tool to Study Midline Glia in the Drosophila CNS. Dev. Biol. (in press).

Saifetiarova, J., Liu, X., Taylor, A.M., Li, J. and Bhat, M.A. (2017). Axonal Domain Disorganization in Caspr1 and Caspr2 Mutant Myelinated Axons Affects Neuromuscular Junction Integrity Leading to Muscle Atrophy. J. Neurosci. Res. 95, 1373-1390 (Featured on the Cover).

Saifetiarova, J., Taylor, A.M., and Bhat, M.A. (2017) Early and Late Loss of the Cytoskeletal Scaffolding Protein, Ankyrin G Reveals its Role in Maturation and Maintenance of Nodes of Ranvier in Myelinated Axons. J Neurosci. 2661-16.2017 (Featured on the Cover).

Taylor, A.M., Saifetyarova, J., and Bhat, M.A. (2017) Postnatal Loss of Neurofascin 186 and Neurofascin 155 Differentially Affects the Maintenance of Nodes of Ranvier and Health of Myelinated Axons. Front. Cell. Neurosci. 11:11. doi: 10.3389/fncel.2017.00011

Banerjee, S., Venkatesan, A. and Bhat, M.A. (2016) Neurexin, Neuroligin and Wishful Thinking Coordinate Synaptic Cytoarchitecture and Growth at Neuromuscular Junctions. Mol. Cell. Neurosci. 78, 9-24. (Featured on the Cover).

Mino, R.E., Rogers, S.L., Risinger, A.L., Rohena, C., Banerjee, S. and Bhat, M.A. (2016). Drosophila Ringmaker Regulates Microtubule Stabilization and Axonal Extension During Embryonic Development. J. Cell Sci. 129, 3282-3294.

Calvo, M., Richards, N., Schmid, A.B., Barroso, A., Zhu, L., Ivulic, D., Zhu, N., Anwandter, P., Bhat, M.A., Court, F.A., McMahon, S.B. and Bennett, D.L. (2016). Altered potassium channel distribution and composition in myelinated axons suppresses hyperexcitability following injury. Elife 5. pii: e12661. 

Banerjee, S., Riordan, M. and Bhat, M.A. (2014). Genetic Aspects of Autism Spectrum Disorders: Insights from Animal Models. Frontiers in Cellular Neuroscience 8:58.

Schmid, A.B., Bland, J., Bhat, M. A., and Bennett, D.L.H. (2014). The relationship of nerve fibre pathology to sensory function in entrapment neuropathy. Brain. 2014 Oct 27. pii: awu288.

Green, J. A., Yang, J., Grati, M., Kachar, B. and Bhat, M.A. (2013). Whirlin, a cytoskeletal scaffolding protein, stabilizes the paranodal region and axonal cytoskeleton in myelinated axons. BMC Neuroscience 2013, 14:96

Buttermore, E.D., Thaxton, C. and Bhat, M.A. (2013). Organization and Maintenance of Molecular Domains in Myelinated Axons. J. Neurosci. Res.  doi: 10.1002/jnr.23197)

Chen, Y.-C., Lin, Y.Q., Banerjee, S., Venken, K., Li, J., Ismat, A., Chen, K., Duraine, L., Bellen, H.J. and Bhat, M.A. (2012). Drosophila Neuroligin 2 is Required Presynaptically and Postsynaptically for proper Synaptic Differentiation and Synaptic Transmission. J. Neurosci.  32: 16018-16030.

Buttermore, E.D., Piochon, C., Wallace, M., Philpot, B., Hansel, C., and Bhat, M.A. (2012). Pinceau organization in the cerebellum requires distinct functions of Neurofascin in Purkinje and basket neurons during postnatal development.  J. Neurosci. 32, 4724-4742.

Grati, M., Shin, J.B., Weston, M. D., Green, J., Bhat, M. A., Gillespie, P.G., and Kachar, B. (2012). Localization of PDZD7 to the Stereocilia Ankle-Link Associates this Scaffolding Protein with the Usher Syndrome Protein Network. J. Neurosci. 32: 14288-14293.

Buttermore, E.D., Dupree, J.L., Tessarollo, L. and Bhat, M.A. (2011). The Cytoskeletal Adaptor Protein Band 4.1B Is Required for the Maintenance of Paranodal Axoglial Septate Junctions in Myelinated Axons. J. Neurosci. 31, 8013-8024.