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Behavioral Epigenomics

Mews, P., Donahue, G., Drake, A. M., Luczak, V., Abel, T. and Berger, S. (2017). Acetyl-CoA synthetase regulates histone acetylation and hippocampal memory. Nature 546: 381-386. PMCID: In Process.

Park, A. J., Havekes, R., Peixoto, L., Li, Z., Fu, X., Wu, Y.-C., Poplawski, S. G., Hansen, R., Tudor, J. C., Baraban, J. and Abel, T. (2017). Learning induces the translin/trax RNase complex to express activin receptors for persistent memory. eLife 6: e27872. PMCID: 5606845

Peixoto, L., Wimmer, M., Poplawski, S., Tudor, J. C., Kenworthy, C. A., Liu, S., Mizuno, K., Garcia, B. A., Zhang, N. R., Giese, K. P. and Abel, T. (2015). Memory acquisition and retrieval impact different epigenetic processes that regulate gene expression. BMC Genomics. 16: S5. PMCID: PMC4460846

Hawk, J. D., Bookout, A. L., Poplawski, S. G., Bridi, M., Rao, A. J., Sulewski, M. E., Kroener, B. T., Mangelsdorf, D. J. and Abel, T. (2012). Nr4a nuclear receptors support memory enhancement by histone deacetylase inhibitors. Journal of Clinical Investigation. 122: 3593-3602. PMCID: PMC3461922

Sleep and Memory

Havekes, R. and Abel, T. (2017). The tired hippocampus: The molecular impact of sleep deprivation on hippocampal function. Current Opinion in Neurobiology 44: 13-19. PMCID: In Process.

Havekes, R., Park, A. J., Ferri, S. L., Tudor, J. C., Bruinenberg, V. M., Poplawski, S. G., Day, J. P., Aton, S. J., Radwanska K., Meerlo P., Houslay M.D., Baillie G.S. and Abel, T. (2016). Sleep deprivation causes memory deficits by negatively impacting neuronal connectivity in hippocampal area CA1. eLife 5: e13424. PMCID: PMC4996653.

Tudor, J. C., Davis, E. J., Peixoto, L., Wimmer, M., van Tilborg, E., Park, A. J., Poplawski, S. G., Chung, C. W., Havekes, R., Huang, J., Gatti, E., Pierre, P. and Abel, T. (2016). Sleep deprivation impairs memory by attenuating mTORC1-dependent protein synthesis. Science Signaling 9: ra41. PMCID: PMC4890572.

Vecsey, C. G., Baille, G., Jaganath, D., Havekes, R., Daniels, A., Wimmer, M., Huang, T., Brown, K., Li, X-Y., Descalzi, G., Kim, S. S., Chen, T., Shang, Y-Z., Zhuo, M., Houslay, M. D. and Abel, T. (2009). Sleep deprivation impairs cAMP signaling in the hippocampus. Nature. 461: 1122-1125. PMCID: PMC2783639

Molecular Basis of Neurodevelopmental and Psychiatric Disorders

Koberstein, J. N., Poplawski, S. G., Wimmer, M. E., Porcari, G., Kao, C., Gomes, B., Risso, D., Hakonarson, H., Zhang, N. R., Schultz, R. T., Abel, T., Peixoto, L.(2018). Learning-dependent chromatin remodeling highlights noncoding regulatory regions linked to autism. Sci Signal, 11(513). doi:10.1126/scisignal.aan6500. PMCID: In Process.

Grissom, N. M., McKee, S. E., Schoch, H., Bowman, N., Havekes, R., George, R., O’Brien, W. T., Kumar, M., Pickup, S., Jangir, V. K., Mahrt, E. Siegel, S., Poptani, H., Portfors, C., Nickl-Jockschat, T., Reyes, T. M. and Abel, T. (2017). Male-specific deficits in natural reward learning in a mouse genetic model of autism. Molecular Psychiatry, in press. PMCID: In Process


Schoch, H., Kreibich, A. S., Ferri, S., White, R. S., Bohorquez, D., Banerjee, A., Port, R. G., Dow, H. C., Cordero, L., Pallathra, A. A., Kim, H., Li, H., Bilker, W. B., Hirano, S., Schultz, R. T., Borgmann-Winter, K., Hahn, C.-G., Feldmeyer, D., Carlson, G. C., Abel, T. and Brodkin, E. S. (2017). Sociability deficits and altered amygdala circuits in mice lacking Pcdh10, an autism associated gene. Biological Psychiatry 81: 193-202. PMCID: PMC5161717.

Patel, T. P., Gullotti, D. M., Hernandez, P., O’Brien, W. T., Capehart, B., Morrison III, B., Bass, C., Eberwine, J. E., Abel, T. and Meaney, D. F. (2014). An open-source toolbox for automated phenotyping of mice in behavioral tasks. Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience. 8: 349. PMCID: PMC4189437

Kelly, M. P., Stein, J. M., Vecsey, C. G., Favilla, C., Yang, X., Bizily, S. F., Esposito, M. F., Wand, G., Kanes, S. J. and Abel, T. (2009). Developmental etiology for neuroanatomical and cognitive deficits in mice overexpressing Gαs, a G-protein subunit genetically linked to schizophrenia. Molecular Psychiatry. 14: 398-415. PMCID: PMC3312743

cAMP signaling, synaptic plasticity and memory

Luczak, V., Blackwell, K. T., Abel, T., Girault, J.-A., and Gervasi, N. (2017). Dendritic diameter influences the rate and magnitude of hippocampal cAMP and PKA transients during β-adrenergic receptor activation. Neurobiology of Learning and Memory 138: 10-20. PMCID: In Process.


Havekes, R., Huang, T., Nie, T., Canton, D., Park, A. J., Day, J. P., Guercio, L., Grimes, Q., Luczak, V., Gelman, I. H., Baillie, G. S., Scott, J. D. and Abel, T. (2012). Gravin orchestrates PKA and 2-adrenergic receptor signaling critical for synaptic plasticity and memory. Journal of Neuroscience. 32: 18137-18149. PMCID: PMC3533251

Isiegas, C., McDonough, C., Huang, T., Fabian, S., Wu, L-J., Xu, H., Zhao, M-G., Kim, J-I., Lee, Y-S., Lee, H-R., Ko, H-G., Lee, N., Son, H., Zhuo, M., Kaang, B-K. and Abel, T. (2008). A novel conditional genetic system reveals that increasing neuronal cAMP enhances memory and retrieval. Journal of Neuroscience. 28: 6220-6230. PMCID: PMC2909468

Abel, T., Nguyen, P. V., Barad, M., Deuel, T. A. S., Kandel, E. R., and Bourtchouladze, R. (1997). Genetic demonstration of a role for PKA in the late phase of LTP and in hippocampus-based long-term memory. Cell. 88: 615-626.