Gaston Calfa, Ph.D.

Affiliations: 
Neurobiology University of Alabama, Birmingham, Birmingham, AL, United States 
Area:
MeCP2, Rett Syndrome, Hippocampus, Synapses
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Bender CL, Calfa GD, Molina VA. (2015) Astrocyte plasticity induced by emotional stress: A new partner in psychiatric physiopathology? Progress in Neuro-Psychopharmacology & Biological Psychiatry. 65: 68-77
Giachero M, Calfa GD, Molina VA. (2015) Hippocampal dendritic spines remodeling and fear memory are modulated by GABAergic signaling within the basolateral amygdala complex. Hippocampus. 25: 545-55
Calfa G, Li W, Rutherford JM, et al. (2015) Excitation/inhibition imbalance and impaired synaptic inhibition in hippocampal area CA3 of Mecp2 knockout mice. Hippocampus. 25: 159-68
Calfa G, Percy AK, Pozzo-Miller L. (2014) Dysfunction of the methyl-CpG-binding protein MeCP2 in rett syndrome Patho-Epigenetics of Disease. 43-69
Giachero M, Calfa GD, Molina VA. (2013) Hippocampal structural plasticity accompanies the resulting contextual fear memory following stress and fear conditioning. Learning & Memory (Cold Spring Harbor, N.Y.). 20: 611-6
Larimore J, Ryder PV, Kim KY, et al. (2013) MeCP2 regulates the synaptic expression of a Dysbindin-BLOC-1 network component in mouse brain and human induced pluripotent stem cell-derived neurons. Plos One. 8: e65069
Giachero M, Bustos SG, Calfa G, et al. (2013) A BDNF sensitive mechanism is involved in the fear memory resulting from the interaction between stress and the retrieval of an established trace. Learning & Memory (Cold Spring Harbor, N.Y.). 20: 245-55
Leuner K, Li W, Amaral MD, et al. (2013) Hyperforin modulates dendritic spine morphology in hippocampal pyramidal neurons by activating Ca(2+) -permeable TRPC6 channels. Hippocampus. 23: 40-52
Li W, Calfa G, Larimore J, et al. (2012) Activity-dependent BDNF release and TRPC signaling is impaired in hippocampal neurons of Mecp2 mutant mice. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 109: 17087-92
Chapleau CA, Boggio EM, Calfa G, et al. (2012) Hippocampal CA1 pyramidal neurons of Mecp2 mutant mice show a dendritic spine phenotype only in the presymptomatic stage. Neural Plasticity. 2012: 976164
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