Leigh A. Needleman

Harvard University, HHMI, Cambridge, MA, United States 
synapse development and plasticity
"Leigh Needleman"
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George W. Huntley research assistant 1998-2000 Mount Sinai School of Medicine
John Marshall grad student 2000-2006 Brown
 (Regulation of kainate receptors at the synapse.)
A. Kimberly McAllister post-doc 2007- UC Davis
Catherine Dulac research scientist 2011- Harvard
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Needleman LA, McAllister AK. (2012) The major histocompatibility complex and autism spectrum disorder. Developmental Neurobiology. 72: 1288-301
Glynn MW, Elmer BM, Garay PA, et al. (2011) MHCI negatively regulates synapse density during the establishment of cortical connections. Nature Neuroscience. 14: 442-51
Needleman LA, Liu XB, El-Sabeawy F, et al. (2010) MHC class I molecules are present both pre- and postsynaptically in the visual cortex during postnatal development and in adulthood. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 107: 16999-7004
Needleman LA, McAllister AK. (2008) Seeing the light: insulin receptors and the CNS. Neuron. 58: 653-5
Salinas GD, Blair LA, Needleman LA, et al. (2006) Actinfilin is a Cul3 substrate adaptor, linking GluR6 kainate receptor subunits to the ubiquitin-proteasome pathway. The Journal of Biological Chemistry. 281: 40164-73
Gao L, Blair LA, Salinas GD, et al. (2006) Insulin-like growth factor-1 modulation of CaV1.3 calcium channels depends on Ca2+ release from IP3-sensitive stores and calcium/calmodulin kinase II phosphorylation of the alpha1 subunit EF hand. The Journal of Neuroscience : the Official Journal of the Society For Neuroscience. 26: 6259-68
Ren Z, Riley NJ, Needleman LA, et al. (2003) Cell surface expression of GluR5 kainate receptors is regulated by an endoplasmic reticulum retention signal. The Journal of Biological Chemistry. 278: 52700-9
Poskanzer K, Needleman LA, Bozdagi O, et al. (2003) N-cadherin regulates ingrowth and laminar targeting of thalamocortical axons. The Journal of Neuroscience : the Official Journal of the Society For Neuroscience. 23: 2294-305
Bekirov IH, Needleman LA, Zhang W, et al. (2002) Identification and localization of multiple classic cadherins in developing rat limbic system. Neuroscience. 115: 213-27
Gil OD, Needleman L, Huntley GW. (2002) Developmental patterns of cadherin expression and localization in relation to compartmentalized thalamocortical terminations in rat barrel cortex. The Journal of Comparative Neurology. 453: 372-88
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