Selected Publications

Rebekah Mahoney, Joel M Rawson and Benjamin A. Eaton.  “An age-dependent change in the synaptic homeostasis set point at the NMJ.”  Journal of Neuroscience (in press).

Luis E. D. Gimenez, Parakashtha Ghildyal, Kathleen E. Fischer, Hongxiang Hu, William W. Ja, Benjamin A. Eaton, Yimin Wu, Steven N Austad, and Ravi Ranjan. “Modulation of Methuselah expression targeted to Drosophila Insulin-producing cells extends life and enhances oxidative stress resistance.”  Aging Cell, 2013, vol. 12 (1), pp. 121-129.

Leo Chang, Holly Davison, Tabita Kreko, Rebekah Mahoney, Tim Cusmano, Yimin Wu, Adrian Rothenfluh, and Benjamin A. Eaton.  “Genetic dissection of synaptic pathologies in dynactin mutants identifies Arfaptin, a specifier of dynactin complex function during synapse growth.”  Molecular Biology of the Cell, June, 2013, vol. 24 (11), pp. 1749-64.

Nina Boiko, Volodymyr Kucher, Benjamin A. Eaton, and James D. Stockand. “Inhibition of Neuronal Deg/ENaC Channels by the Multiple Sclerosis Drug 4-Aminopyridine.”  Journal of Biological Chemistry, March 29, 2013, vol. 288 (13), pp. 9418-27.

Nina Boiko, Volodymyr Kucher, Benjamin A. Eaton, and James D. Stockand.  “Patch clamping Drosophila sensory neurons.”  Methods in Molecular Biology, 2013, vol. 998, pp. 385-97.

Joel M Rawson, Tabita Kreko, Holly Davison, Rebekah Mahoney, Leo Chang, Alex Bokov, Jon Gelfond, Greg Macleod, and Benjamin A. Eaton.  “Effects of diet on synaptic vesicle release in dynactin comples mutants: a mechanism for improved vitality by diet during motor disease” Aging Cell, June 2012, vol. 11(3), pp. 410-419.  (Journal cover image)

Nina Boiko, Volodymyr Kucher, James D. Stockand, and Benjamin A. Eaton. “Pickpocket1 is a molecular signal transducer necessary for mechanosensation.”  Journal of Biological Chemistry, November 16, 2012, vol. 287 (47), pp. 39878-86.

Raniero L Peru y Colon de Portugal, Summer F. Acevedo, Aylin R. Rodan, Leo Chang, Benjamin A. Eaton, and Adrian Rothenfluh. “Adult neuronal Arf6 controls ethanol-induced behavior downstream of Rac1.”  Journal of Neuroscience, 2012, vol 32 (49), pp. 17706-13.

Eaton BA and Davis GW. LIM Kinase1 controls synaptic stability downstream of the type II BMP receptor. Neuron. 2005 Sep 1;47(5):695-708.

Eaton BA and Davis GW. Synapse disassembly. Genes Dev. 2003 Sep 1;17(17):2075-82.

Eaton BA, Fetter RD, and Davis GW. Dynactin is necessary for synapse stabilization. Neuron, May 30, 2002, vol. 34(5), pp. 729-741.