Juan Diego Pita-Almenar

Affiliations: 
University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Houston, TX, United States 
Area:
Thalamic and cortical circuitry, Glutamate Transporters, LTP
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Arnold Eskin grad student 2006 University of Houston
 (Plasticity of glutamate uptake during hippocampal long -term potentiation.)
Costa Colbert grad student 2001-2006 University of Houston
Helmut Koester post-doc Center for Learning and Memory, UT Austin
Michael Beierlein post-doc 2012-2014 University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
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Rozas NS, Redell JB, Pita-Almenar JD, et al. (2015) Intrahippocampal glutamine administration inhibits mTORC1 signaling and impairs long-term memory. Learning & Memory (Cold Spring Harbor, N.Y.). 22: 239-46
Pita-Almenar JD, Yu D, Lu HC, et al. (2014) Mechanisms underlying desynchronization of cholinergic-evoked thalamic network activity. The Journal of Neuroscience : the Official Journal of the Society For Neuroscience. 34: 14463-74
Sun YG, Pita-Almenar JD, Wu CS, et al. (2013) Biphasic cholinergic synaptic transmission controls action potential activity in thalamic reticular nucleus neurons. The Journal of Neuroscience : the Official Journal of the Society For Neuroscience. 33: 2048-59
Pita-Almenar JD, Zou S, Colbert CM, et al. (2012) Relationship between increase in astrocytic GLT-1 glutamate transport and late-LTP. Learning & Memory (Cold Spring Harbor, N.Y.). 19: 615-26
Pita-Almenar JD, Ranganathan GN, Koester HJ. (2012) Impact of cortical plasticity on patterns of suprathreshold activity in the cerebral cortex. Journal of Neurophysiology. 107: 850-8
Pita-Almenar JD, Ranganathan GN, Koester HJ. (2011) Impact of cortical plasticity on information signaled by populations of neurons in the cerebral cortex. Journal of Neurophysiology. 106: 1118-24
Zou S, Pita-Almenar JD, Eskin A. (2011) Regulation of glutamate transporter GLT-1 by MAGI-1. Journal of Neurochemistry. 117: 833-40
Collado MS, Lyons LC, Levenson JM, et al. (2007) In vivo regulation of an Aplysia glutamate transporter, ApGT1, during long-term memory formation. Journal of Neurochemistry. 100: 1315-28
Pita-Almenar JD, Collado MS, Colbert CM, et al. (2006) Different mechanisms exist for the plasticity of glutamate reuptake during early long-term potentiation (LTP) and late LTP. The Journal of Neuroscience : the Official Journal of the Society For Neuroscience. 26: 10461-71
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