Publications

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Khdour HY, Kondabolu K, Khadka A, Assous M, Tepper JM, Tran TS*, Polack P-O*. (2022). Neuropilin 2/Plexin-A3 receptors regulate the functional connectivity and the excitability in the layers 4 and 5 of the cerebral cortex. J. Neurosci. 42:4828-4840. Doi: https://doi.org/10.1523/JNEUROSCI.1965-21.2022 *Co-corresponding authors

Szczurkowska J, Guo A, Martin J, Lee S-I, Martinez E, Chien CT, Khan TA, Singh R, Dadson D, Tran TS, Pautot S, Shelly M. (2022). Semaphorin3A/PlexinA3 association with the Scribble scaffold for cGMP increase is required for apical dendrite development. Cell Rep. 38:110483. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.celrep.2022.110483 

Eisenberg C, Subramanian D, Afrasiabi M, Ziobro P, DeLucia J, Hirschberg PR, Shiflett MW, Santhakumar V, Tran TS. (2021). Reduced Hippocampal Inhibition and Enhanced Autism-Epilepsy Comorbidity in Mice Lacking Neuropilin 2. Transl Psychiatry 11:537 Doi: 10.1038/s41398-021-01655-6.

Danelon V, Goldner R, Martinez E, Gokhman I, Wang K, Yaron A, Tran TS. (2020). Modular and distinct Plexin-A4/FARP2/Rac1 signaling controls dendrite morphogenesis. J Neurosci. 40:5413-5430. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1523/JNEUROSCI.2730-19.2020. (Cover Article)

Assous M, Martinez E, Eisenberg C, Shah F, Kosc A, Varghese K, Espinoza D, Bhimani S, Tepper JM, Shiflett MW, Tran TS. (2019). Neuropilin 2 Signaling Mediates Corticostriatal Transmission, Spine Maintenance, and Goal-Directed Learning in Mice. J Neurosci. 39:8845-8859. doi: 10.1523/JNEUROSCI.1006-19.2019.

Kung F, Wang W, Tran TS, Townes-Anderson E. (2017). Sema3A Reduces Sprouting of Adult Rod Photoreceptors In Vitro. Invest Opthalmol Vis Sci. 58:4318-4331. doi: 10.1167/iovs.16-21075.

Shiflett MW, Martinez E, Khdour H, Tran TS. (2017). Functions of Neuropilins in Wiring the Nervous System and Their Role in Neurological Disorders. In: The Neuropilins: Role and Function in Health and Disease. Neufeld G, Kessler O, editors. Switzerland: Springer Nature; Chapter 8; p.125-149.

Peng SS, and Tran TS. (2017). Regulation of Cortical Dendrite Morphology and Spine Organization by Secreted Semaphorins: A Primary Culture Approach. Methods Mol Biol. 1493:209-222. doi: 10.1007/978-1-4939-6448-2_15.

Hernandez-Enriquez B, Wu Z, Martinez E, Olsen O, Kaprielian Z, Maness PF, Yoshida Y, Tessier-Lavigne M, Tran TS. (2015). Floor plate-derived neuropilin-2 functions as a secreted semaphorin sink to facilitate commissural axon midline crossing. Genes Dev. 29:2617-2632. doi: 10.1101/gad.268086.115.

Martinez E, and Tran TS. (2015). Vertebrate spinal commissural neurons: a model system for studying axon guidance beyond the midline. Wiley Interdiscip Rev Dev Biol. 4:283-297. doi: 10.1002/wdev.173.

Shiflett MW, Gavin M, Tran TS. (2015). Altered hippocampal-dependent memory and motor function in neuropilin 2-deficient mice. Transl Psychiatry. 5:e521. doi: 10.1038/tp.2015.17.

Yu S, Yehia G, Wang J, Stypulkowski E, Sakamori R, Jiang P, Hernandez-Enriquez B, Tran TS, Bonder EM, Guo W, Gao N. (2014). Global ablation of the mouse Rab11a gene impairs early embryogenesis and matrix metalloproteinase secretion. J Biol Chem. 289:32030-32043. doi: 10.1074/jbc.M113.538223.

Demyanenko GP, Mohan V, Zhang X, Brennaman LH, Dharbal KE, Tran TS, Manis PB, Maness PF. (2014). Neural cell adhesion molecule NrCAM regulates Semaphorin 3F-induced dendritic spine remodeling. J Neurosci. 34:11274-11287. doi: 10.1523/JNEUROSCI.1774-14.2014.

Mlechkovich G, Peng SS, Shacham V, Martinez E, Gokhaman I, Minis A, Tran TS*, Yaron A*. (2014). Distinct cytoplasmic domains in Plexin-A4 mediate diverse responses to semaphorin 3A in developing mammalian neurons. Sci. Signal. 7:ra24. doi: 10.1126/scisignal.2004734. *Co-corresponding authors

Tran TS*#, Carlin E*, Lin R, Martinez E, Johnson JE, Kaprielian Z#. (2013). Neuropilin 2 regulates the guidance of post-crossing spinal commissural axons in a subtype-specific manner. Neural Dev. 8:15. doi: 10.1186/1749-8104-8-15. *Co-first and #Co-corresponding authors

Calderon de Anda F, Rosario AL, Durak O, Tran T, Graff J, Meletis K, Rei D, Soda T, Madabhushi R, Ginty DD, Kolodkin AL, Tsai L. (2012).  Autism spectrum disorder susceptibility gene TAOK2 affects basal dendrite formation in the neocortex.  Nat. Neurosci. 15: 1022-31. doi: 10.1038/nn.3141.

Becker PM, Tran TS, Delannoy MJ, He CX, Shannon JM, McGrath-Morrow S. (2011). Semaphorin 3A contributes to distal pulmonary epithelial cell differentiation and lung morphogenesis.  PLoS One 6. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0027449.

Demyanenko GP, Riday TT, Tran TS, Dalal J, Darnell EP, Brennaman LH, Sakurai T, Grumet M, Philpot BD, Maness PF. (2011). NrCAM deletion causes topographic mistargeting of thalamocortical axons to the visual cortex and disrupts visual acuity. J. Neurosci. 31:1545-1558. doi: 10.1523/JNEUROSCI.4467-10.2011.

Tran TS, Rubio ME, Clem RL, Johnson D, Case L, Tessier-Lavigne M, Huganir RL, Ginty DD and Kolodkin AL. (2009). Secreted semaphorins control spine distribution and morphogenesis in the postnatal CNS. Nature, 462:1065-1069. doi: 10.1038/nature08628.

Kolk SM, Gunput RF, Tran TS, van den Heuvel DMA, Prasad AA, Hellemons AJGM, Adolfs Y, Ginty DD, Kolodkin AL, Burbach PH, Smidt MP, Pasterkamp RJ. (2009). Semaphorin 3F is a bifunctional guidance cue for dopaminergic axons and controls their fasciculation, channeling, rostral growth and intracortical targeting. J. Neurosci. 29:12542-12557. doi: 10.1523/JNEUROSCI.2521-09.2009.

Wright AG, Demyanenko GP, Powell A, Schachner M, Enriquez-Barreto L, Tran TS, Polleux F, and Maness, PF. (2007). Close Homolog of L1 and Neuropilin 1 mediate guidance of thalamocortical axons at the ventral telencephalon. J. Neurosci. 27:13667- 13679. doi: 10.1523/JNEUROSCI.2888-07.2007.

Tran TS, Kolodkin AL, and Bharadwaj, R (2007). Semaphorin regulation of cellular morphology. Ann. Rev. Cell Dev. Biol. 23:263-292. doi: 10.1146/annurev.cellbio.22.010605.093554.

Hoe H-S, Tran TS, Matsuoka Y, Howell BW and Rebeck GW. (2006). DAB1 and Reelin effects on amyloid precursor protein and ApoE receptor 2 trafficking and processing. J. Biol. Chem. 281:35176-35185. doi: 10.1074/jbc.M602162200.

Huber AB, Kania A, Tran TS, Gu C, De Marco Garcia N, Lieberam I, Johnson D, Jessell TM, Ginty DD and Kolodkin AL. (2005). Distinct roles for secreted semaphorin signaling in spinal motor axon guidance. Neuron, 48:949-964. doi: 10.106/j.neuron.2005.12.003.

Chen K, Ochalski PG, Tran TS, Sahir N, Schubert M, Pramatarova A and Howell BW. (2004). Interaction between Dab1 and CrkII is promoted by Reelin signaling. J. Cell Sci. 117:4527-36.

Tran TS and Phelps PE. (2004). Embryonic GABAergic spinal commissural neurons project rostrally to mesencephalic targets. J. Comp. Neurol. 475:327-339.

Tran TS, Alijani A and Phelps PE. (2003). Unique developmental patterns of GABAergic neurons in rat spinal cord. J. Comp. Neurol. 456:112-126.

Tran TS and Phelps, PE. (2000). Axons crossing in the ventral commissure express L1 and GAD65 in developing rat spinal cord. Dev. Neurosci. 22:228-236.

Phelps PE, Alijani A and Tran TS. (1999). Ventrally located commissural neurons express the GABAergic phenotype in developing rat spinal cord. J. Comp. Neurol. 409:285-298.