Su J, Basso D, Iyer S, Su K, Wei J, Fox MA. Paracrine Role for Somatostatin Interneurons in the Assembly of Perisomatic Inhibitory Synapses. Journal of Neuroscience. 2020;JN-RM-0613-20. doi:10.1523/JNEUROSCI.0613-20.2020

Sabbagh U, Govindaiah G, Somaiya RD, Ha RV, Wei JC, Guido W, Fox MA. Diverse GABAergic neurons organize into subtype-specific sublaminae in the ventral lateral geniculate nucleus. Journal of Neurochemistry. 2020;00:1–19. doi.org/10.1111/jnc.15101 

Carrillo GL., Ballard VA., Glausen T., Boone Z., Teamer, J., Hinkson, C,., Wohlfert, E., Blader, I., & Fox, MA. Toxoplasma infection induces microglia-neuron contact and the loss of perisomatic inhibitory synapses. Glia. 2020; 1–19. https://doi.org/10.1002/glia.23816

Su, J, Charalambakis, N, Sabbagh, U, Somaiya, R, Monavarfeshani, A, Guido, W, Fox, MA. Retinal inputs signal astrocytes to recruit interneurons into visual thalamus. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 2020 Jan 21; doi 10.1073/pnas.1913053117


Kerr A, Patel PA, LaConte LE, Liang C, Chen CK, Shah V, Fox MA, Mukherjee K. Non-Cell Autonomous Roles for CASK in Optic Nerve Hypoplasia. Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science. 2019 Aug 1;60(10):3584-94. PMID: 31425583

He J, Xu X, Monavarfeshani A, Banerjee S, Fox MA, Xie H. Retinal-input-induced epigenetic dynamics in the developing mouse dorsal lateral geniculate nucleus. Epigenetics Chromatin.2019 Feb 14;12(1):13. doi: 10.1186/s13072-019-0257-x. PubMed PMID: 30764861; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC6374911.


Sabbagh U, Monavarfeshani A, Su K, Zabet-Moghadam M, Cole J, Carnival E, Su J, Mirzaei M, Gupta V, Salekdeh GH, Fox MA. Distribution and development of molecularly distinct perineuronal nets in visual thalamus. J Neurochemistry. 2018 Dec;147(5):626-646. doi: 10.1111/jnc.14614. Epub 2018 Nov 26. PubMed PMID: 30326149. (Journal Cover)

Stanton, G., Monarvarfeshani, A., & Fox, M. (2018). Loss of complex retinogeniculate synapses in mice leads to impaired visual behavior. Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science59(9), 1850-1850.

Monavarfeshani A, Stanton G, Van Name J, Su K, Mills WA 3rd, Swilling K, Kerr A, Huebschman NA, Su J, Fox MA. LRRTM1 underlies synaptic convergence in visual thalamus. Elife2018 Feb 9;7. doi: 10.7554/eLife.33498. PubMed PMID: 29424692; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5826289.

Carrillo GL, Su J, Monavarfeshani A, Fox MA. F-spondin Is Essential for Maintaining Circadian Rhythms. Front Neural Circuits. 2018;12:13. doi: 10.3389/fncir.2018.00013. eCollection 2018. PubMed PMID: 29472844; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5809851.


Liang, C.*, Kerr, A.*, Qui Y, Cristofoli F, Fox, MA, Mukherjee, K. Optic Nerve Hypoplasia is a Pervasive Subcortical Pathology of Visual System in Neonates. IOVS. 2017 Oct 1; 58(12):5485-5496. *equal contribution

Monavarfeshani A, Knill CN, Sabbagh U, Su J, Fox MA. Region- and Cell-Specific Expression of Transmembrane Collagens in Mouse Brain. Front Integr Neurosci2017;11:20. doi: 10.3389/fnint.2017.00020. eCollection 2017. PubMed PMID: 28912695; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5583603.

Härönen H, Zainul Z, Tu H, Naumenko N, Sormunen R, Miinalainen I, Shakirzyanova A, Oikarainen T, Abdullin A, Martin P, Santoleri S, Koistinaho J, Silman I, Giniatullin R, Fox MA, Heikkinen A, Pihlajaniemi T. Collagen XIII secures pre- and postsynaptic integrity of the neuromuscular synapse. Hum Mol Genet. 2017 Jun 1;26(11):2076-2090. doi: 10.1093/hmg/ddx101. PubMed PMID: 28369367.

Araújo SES, Mendonça HR, Wheeler NA, Campello-Costa P, Jacobs KM, Gomes FCA, Fox MA, Fuss B. Inflammatory demyelination alters subcortical visual circuits. J Neuroinflammation. 2017 Aug 18;14(1):162. doi: 10.1186/s12974-017-0936-0. PubMed PMID: 28821276; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5562979.

Su J, Cole J, Fox MA. Loss of Interneuron-Derived Collagen XIX Leads to a Reduction in Perineuronal Nets in the Mammalian Telencephalon. ASN Neuro. 2017 Feb;9(1):1759091416689020. doi: 10.1177/1759091416689020. PubMed PMID: 28090790; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5298462.

Monavarfeshani A, Sabbagh U, Fox MA. Not a one-trick pony: Diverse connectivity and functions of the rodent lateral geniculate complex. Vis Neurosci. 2017 Jan;34:E012. doi: 10.1017/S0952523817000098. Review. PubMed PMID: 28965517; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5755970.


Su J, Chen J, Lippold K, Monavarfeshani A, Carrillo GL, Jenkins R, Fox MA. Collagen-derived matricryptins promote inhibitory nerve terminal formation in the developing neocortex. J Cell Biol. 2016 Mar 14;212(6):721-36. doi: 10.1083/jcb.201509085. PubMed PMID: 26975851; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4792079.


Brooks JM, Carrillo GL, Su J, Lindsay DS, Fox MA, Blader IJ. Toxoplasma gondii Infections Alter GABAergic Synapses and Signaling in the Central Nervous System. MBio. 2015 Oct 27;6(6):e01428-15. doi: 10.1128/mBio.01428-15. PubMed PMID: 26507232; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4626855.

Hammer S, Monavarfeshani A, Lemon T, Su J, Fox MA. Multiple Retinal Axons Converge onto Relay Cells in the Adult Mouse Thalamus. Cell Rep. 2015 Sep 8;12(10):1575-83. doi: 10.1016/j.celrep.2015.08.003. Epub 2015 Aug 28. PubMed PMID: 26321636; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5757867.

El-Danaf RN, Krahe TE, Dilger EK, Bickford ME, Fox MA, Guido W. Developmental remodeling of relay cells in the dorsal lateral geniculate nucleus in the absence of retinal input. Neural Dev. 2015 Jul 15;10:19. doi: 10.1186/s13064-015-0046-6. PubMed PMID: 26174426; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4502538.

Chavan V, Willis J, Walker SK, Clark HR, Liu X, Fox MA, Srivastava S, Mukherjee K. Central presynaptic terminals are enriched in ATP but the majority lack mitochondria. PLoS One. 2015;10(4):e0125185. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0125185. eCollection 2015. PubMed PMID: 25928229; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4416033.

Levy C, Brooks JM, Chen J, Su J, Fox MA. Cell-specific and developmental expression of lectican-cleaving proteases in mouse hippocampus and neocortex. J Comp Neurol. 2015 Mar 1;523(4):629-48. doi: 10.1002/cne.23701. Epub 2014 Nov 21. PubMed PMID: 25349050; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4304879.


Hammer S, Carrillo GL, Govindaiah G, Monavarfeshani A, Bircher JS, Su J, Guido W, Fox MA. Nuclei-specific differences in nerve terminal distribution, morphology, and development in mouse visual thalamus. Neural Dev. 2014 Jul 10;9:16. doi: 10.1186/1749-8104-9-16. PubMed PMID: 25011644; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4108237.

Brooks JM, Su J, Levy C, Wang JS, Seabrook TA, Guido W, Fox MA. A molecular mechanism regulating the timing of corticogeniculate innervation. Cell Rep. 2013 Nov 14;5(3):573-81. doi: 10.1016/j.celrep.2013.09.041. Epub 2013 Oct 31. PubMed PMID: 24183669; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3849812.

Isaacs J, Feher J, Shall M, Vota S, Fox MA, Mallu S, Razavi A, Friebe I, Shah S, Spita N. Effects of nandrolone on recovery after neurotization of chronically denervated muscle in a rat model. J Neurosurg. 2013 Oct;119(4):914-23. doi: 10.3171/2013.5.JNS121837. Epub 2013 Jul 5. PubMed PMID: 23829817

Wang J, Fox MA, Povlishock JT. Diffuse traumatic axonal injury in the optic nerve does not elicit retinal ganglion cell loss. J Neuropathol Exp Neurol. 2013 Aug;72(8):768-81. doi: 10.1097/NEN.0b013e31829d8d9d. PubMed PMID: 23860030; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3753119.

Su J, Klemm MA, Josephson AM, Fox MA. Contributions of VLDLR and LRP8 in the establishment of retinogeniculate projections. Neural Dev. 2013 Jun 13;8:11. doi: 10.1186/1749-8104-8-11. PubMed PMID: 23758727; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3685595.

Seabrook TA, El-Danaf RN, Krahe TE, Fox MA, Guido W. Retinal input regulates the timing of corticogeniculate innervation. J Neurosci. 2013 Jun 12;33(24):10085-97. doi: 10.1523/JNEUROSCI.5271-12.2013. PubMed PMID: 23761904; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3682386.

Fitting S, Ignatowska-Jankowska BM, Bull C, Skoff RP, Lichtman AH, Wise LE, Fox MA, Su J, Medina AE, Krahe TE, Knapp PE, Guido W, Hauser KF. Synaptic dysfunction in the hippocampus accompanies learning and memory deficits in human immunodeficiency virus type-1 Tat transgenic mice. Biol Psychiatry2013 Mar 1;73(5):443-53. doi: 10.1016/j.biopsych.2012.09.026. Epub 2012 Dec 4. PubMed PMID: 23218253; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3570635.

Chen SK, Chew KS, McNeill DS, Keeley PW, Ecker JL, Mao BQ, Pahlberg J, Kim B, Lee SC, Fox MA, Guido W, Wong KY, Sampath AP, Reese BE, Kuruvilla R, Hattar S. Apoptosis regulates ipRGC spacing necessary for rods and cones to drive circadian photoentrainment. Neuron. 2013 Feb 6;77(3):503-15. doi: 10.1016/j.neuron.2012.11.028. PubMed PMID: 23395376; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3569737.

Fuller BF, Cortes DF, Landis MK, Yohannes H, Griffin HE, Stafflinger JE, Bowers MS, Lewis MH, Fox MA, Ottens AK.Exposure of rats to environmental tobacco smoke during cerebellar development alters behavior and perturbs mitochondrial energetics. Environ Health Perspect. 2012 Dec;120(12):1684-91. doi: 10.1289/ehp.1104857. Epub 2012 Sep 26. PubMed PMID: 23014793; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3548280.

Su J, Stenbjorn RS, Gorse K, Su K, Hauser KF, Ricard-Blum S, Pihlajaniemi T, Fox MA. Target-derived matricryptins organize cerebellar synapse formation through α3β1 integrins. Cell Rep. 2012 Aug 30;2(2):223-30. doi: 10.1016/j.celrep.2012.07.001. Epub 2012 Aug 9. PubMed PMID: 22884367; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3432753.

Valdez G, Tapia JC, Lichtman JW, Fox MA, Sanes JR. Shared resistance to aging and ALS in neuromuscular junctions of specific muscles. PLoS One. 2012;7(4):e34640. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0034640. Epub 2012 Apr 2. PubMed PMID: 22485182; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3317643.

Krahe TE, Seabrook TA, Chen CK, Fox MA, Guido W. Modulation of CREB in the dorsal lateral geniculate nucleus of dark-reared mice. Neural Plast. 2012;2012:426437. doi: 10.1155/2012/426437. Epub 2012 Jan 12. PubMed PMID: 22292123; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3265102.

Singh R, Su J, Brooks J, Terauchi A, Umemori H, Fox MA. Fibroblast growth factor 22 contributes to the development of retinal nerve terminals in the dorsal lateral geniculate nucleus. Front Mol Neurosci. 2012;4:61. doi: 10.3389/fnmol.2011.00061. Epub 2012 Jan 10. PubMed PMID: 22363257; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3306139.

Fox MA, Guido W. Shedding light on class-specific wiring: development of intrinsically photosensitive retinal ganglion cell circuitry. Mol Neurobiol. 2011 Dec;44(3):321-9. doi: 10.1007/s12035-011-8199-8. Epub 2011 Aug 23. Review. PubMed PMID: 21861091; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3230729.

Fox MA, Tapia JC, Kasthuri N, Lichtman JW. Delayed synapse elimination in mouse levator palpebrae superioris muscle. J Comp Neurol. 2011 Oct 15;519(15):2907-21. doi: 10.1002/cne.22700. PubMed PMID: 21681746; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3268260.  (Cover Image)

Su J, Haner CV, Imbery TE, Brooks JM, Morhardt DR, Gorse K, Guido W, Fox MA. Reelin is required for class-specific retinogeniculate targeting. J Neurosci. 2011 Jan 12;31(2):575-86. doi: 10.1523/JNEUROSCI.4227-10.2011. PubMed PMID: 21228166; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3257181.

Latvanlehto A, Fox MA, Sormunen R, Tu H, Oikarainen T, Koski A, Naumenko N, Shakirzyanova A, Kallio M, Ilves M, Giniatullin R, Sanes JR, Pihlajaniemi T. Muscle-derived collagen XIII regulates maturation of the skeletal neuromuscular junction. J Neurosci. 2010 Sep 15;30(37):12230-41. doi: 10.1523/JNEUROSCI.5518-09.2010. PubMed PMID: 20844119; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC2955218.Su, J, Gorse, K, Ramirez F, and Fox, M.A. “Collagen XIX is expressed by interneurons and contributes to hippocampal synapse formation.” Journal of Comparative Neurology . 2010

Su J, Gorse K, Ramirez F, Fox MA. Collagen XIX is expressed by interneurons and contributes to the formation of hippocampal synapses. J Comp Neurol. 2010 Jan 10;518(2):229-53. doi: 10.1002/cne.22228. PubMed PMID: 19937713; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC2913722.

Shroff SM, Pomicter AD, Chow WN, Fox MA, Colello RJ, Henderson SC, Dupree JL. Adult CST-null mice maintain an increased number of oligodendrocytes. J Neurosci Res. 2009 Nov 15;87(15):3403-14. doi: 10.1002/jnr.22003. PubMed PMID: 19224580; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4964850.

Fox MA. Novel roles for collagens in wiring the vertebrate nervous system. Curr Opin Cell Biol. 2008 Oct;20(5):508-13. doi: 10.1016/j.ceb.2008.05.003. Epub 2008 Jun 21. Review. PubMed PMID: 18573651.

Fox MA, Ho MS, Smyth N, Sanes JR. Fox MA, Ho MS, Smyth N, Sanes JR. A synaptic nidogen: developmental regulation and role of nidogen-2 at the neuromuscular junction. Neural Dev. 2008 Sep 25;3:24. doi: 10.1186/1749-8104-3-24. PubMed PMID: 18817539; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC2567315.Neural Dev. 2008 Sep 25;3:24. doi: 10.1186/1749-8104-3-24. PubMed PMID: 18817539; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC2567315.

Dennis J, White MA, Forrest AD, Yuelling LM, Nogaroli L, Afshari FS, Fox MA, Fuss B. Phosphodiesterase-Ialpha/autotaxin’s MORFO domain regulates oligodendroglial process network formation and focal adhesion organization. Mol Cell Neurosci. 2008 Feb;37(2):412-24. doi: 10.1016/j.mcn.2007.10.018. Epub 2007 Nov 12. PubMed PMID: 18164210; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC2267004.

Fox MA, Sanes JR. Synaptotagmin I and II are present in distinct subsets of central synapses. J Comp Neurol. 2007 Jul 10;503(2):280-96. doi: 10.1002/cne.21381. PubMed PMID: 17492637.

Fox MA, Sanes JR, Borza DB, Eswarakumar VP, Fässler R, Hudson BG, John SW, Ninomiya Y, Pedchenko V, Pfaff SL, Rheault MN, Sado Y, Segal Y, Werle MJ, Umemori H. Distinct target-derived signals organize formation, maturation, and maintenance of motor nerve terminals. Cell. 2007 Apr 6;129(1):179-93. doi: 10.1016/j.cell.2007.02.035. PubMed PMID: 17418794. (Highlighted in Faculty of 1000)

Gros-Louis F, Dupré N, Dion P, Fox MA, Laurent S, Verreault S, Sanes JR, Bouchard JP, Rouleau GA. Mutations in SYNE1 lead to a newly discovered form of autosomal recessive cerebellar ataxia. Nat Genet. 2007 Jan;39(1):80-5. doi: 10.1038/ng1927. Epub 2006 Dec 10. PubMed PMID: 17159980.

Fox MA, Umemori H. Seeking long-term relationship: axon and target communicate to organize synaptic differentiation. J Neurochem. 2006 Jun;97(5):1215-31. doi: 10.1111/j.1471-4159.2006.03834.x. Epub 2006 Apr 21. Review. PubMed PMID: 16638017.

Fox MA, Afshari FS, Alexander JK, Colello RJ, Fuss B. Growth conelike sensorimotor structures are characteristic features of postmigratory, premyelinating oligodendrocytes. Glia. 2006 Apr 1;53(5):563-6. doi: 10.1002/glia.20293. PubMed PMID: 16355369.

Flanagan-Steet H, Fox MA, Meyer D, Sanes JR. Neuromuscular synapses can form in vivo by incorporation of initially aneural postsynaptic specializations. Development. 2005 Oct;132(20):4471-81. doi: 10.1242/dev.02044. Epub 2005 Sep 14. PubMed PMID: 16162647 (Highlighted in Faculty of 1000)

Fox MA, Alexander JK, Afshari FS, Colello RJ, Fuss B. Phosphodiesterase-I alpha/autotaxin controls cytoskeletal organization and FAK phosphorylation during myelination. Mol Cell Neurosci. 2004 Oct;27(2):140-50. doi: 10.1016/j.mcn.2004.06.002. PubMed PMID: 15485770.

Fox MA, Colello RJ, Macklin WB, Fuss B. Phosphodiesterase-Ialpha/autotaxin: a counteradhesive protein expressed by oligodendrocytes during onset of myelination. Mol Cell Neurosci. 2003 Jul;23(3):507-19. PubMed PMID: 12837632.

Fox MA, Colello RJ, Macklin WB, Fuss B. Phosphodiesterase-Ialpha/autotaxin: a counteradhesive protein expressed by oligodendrocytes during onset of myelination. Mol Cell Neurosci. 2003 Jul;23(3):507-19. PubMed PMID: 12837632.

Siles BA, O’Neil KA, Fox MA, Anderson DE, Kuntz AF, Ranganath SC, Morris AC. Genetic fingerprinting of grape plant (Vitis vinifera) using random amplified polymorphic DNA (RAPD) analysis and dynamic size-sieving capillary electrophoresisJ Agric Food Chem. 2000 Dec;48(12):5903-12. PubMed PMID: 11312766.

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