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Lamb, R., Dhar, B., and Cherra, S.J. 3rd*. 2022. PXF-1 promotes synapse development at the neuromuscular junction in Caenorhabditis elegans. Front Mol Neurosci. Oct 13;15:945680.

Cherra, S.J. 3rd*, Goncharov, A., Boassa, D., Ellisman, M., and Jin, Y.* 2020C. elegans MAGU-2/Mpp5 homolog regulates epidermal phagocytosis and synapse density. J Neurogenet. May 4;1-9.

Kim K.W., Tang N.H., Piggott C.A., Andrusiak M.G., Park S., Zhu M., Kurup N., Cherra S.J. 3rd, Wu Z., Chisholm A.D., Jin Y. 2018. Expanded genetic screening in Caenorhabditis elegans identifies new regulators and an inhibitory role for NAD+ in axon regeneration. Elife. Nov 21;7. pii: e39756. 

McCulloch, K.A., Qi, Y.B., Takayanagi-Kiya, S., Jin, Y.*, and Cherra, S.J. 3rd*. 2017. Novel mutations in synaptic transmission genes suppress neuronal hyperexcitation in C. elegansG3 (Bethesda). July 5;7(7):2055-2063.

Zhou, K., Cherra, S.J. 3rd, Goncharov, A., and Jin, Y. 2017. Asynchronous Cholinergic Drive Correlates with Excitation-Inhibition Imbalance via a Neuronal Ca2+ Sensor Protein. Cell Rep. May 9;19(6):1117-1129.

Cherra, S.J. 3rd and Jin, Y. 2016. A Two-Immunoglobulin-Domain Transmembrane Protein Mediates an Epidermal-Neuronal Interaction to Maintain Synapse Density. Neuron. Jan 20;89(2):325-36.

Cherra, S.J. 3rd and Jin, Y. 2015. Advances in synapse formation: forging connections in the worm. Wiley Interdiscip Rev Dev Biol. 2015 Mar-Apr;4(2):85-97.

Wang, K.Z., Zhu, J., Dagda, R.K., Uechi, G., Cherra, S.J. 3rd, Gusdon, A.M., Balasubramani, M., Chu, C.T. 2014. ERK-mediated phosphorylation of TFAM downregulates mitochondrial transcription: implications for Parkinson’s disease. Mitochondrion. Jul;17:132-40.

Cherra, S.J. 3rd, Steer, E., Gusdon, A.M., Kiselyov, K., Chu, C.T. 2013. Mutant LRRK2 elicits calcium imbalance and depletion of dendritic mitochondria in neurons. Am J Pathol.Feb;182(2):474-84.

Cherra, S.J. 3rd and Chu, C.T. 2012. Chapter 5. Maintaining autophagic balance: a role for brakes. In: Autophagy of the Nervous System: Cellular Self-Digestion in Neurons and Neurological Diseases (Editors: Yue and Chu). World Scientific Press, Singapore, pp. 105-125.

Dagda, R.K., Gusdon, A.M., Pien, I, Strack, S, Green, S, Li, C, Van Houten, B, Cherra, S.J. 3rd, Chu, C.T. 2011. Mitochondrially localized PKA reverses mitochondrial pathology and dysfunction in a cellular model of Parkinson’s disease. Cell Death Differ. Dec;18(12):1914-23.

Cherra, S.J. 3rd, Dagda, R.K., Chu, C.T. 2010. Autophagy and Neurodegeneration: Survival at a cost? Neuropathol Appl Neurobiol. 36(2):125-32.

Cherra, S.J. 3rd, Kulich S.M., Uechi G.T., Balasubramani M., Mountzouris J., Day B.W., Chu C.T. 2010. Regulation of the autophagy protein LC3 by phosphorylation. J Cell Biol. 190(4):533-9. 

Cherra, S.J. 3rd, Dagda, R.K., Tandon, A, Chu, C.T. 2009. Mitochondrial autophagy as a compensatory response to PINK1 deficiency. Autophagy. 11;5(8).

Dagda R.K., Cherra, S.J. 3rd, Kulich S.M., Tandon A, Park D, Chu C.T. 2009. Loss of PINK1 Function Promotes Mitophagy through Effects on Oxidative Stress and Mitochondrial Fission. Biol Chem. 15;284(20):13843-55. 

Cherra, S.J. 3rd and Chu, C.T. 2008. Autophagy in neuroprotection and neurodegeneration: a question of balance. Future Neurol. 3:309-323.

Chu, C.T., Plowey E.D., Dagda, R.K., Hickey, R.W., S.J. Cherra 3rd and Clark, R.S.B. 2008. Autophagy in neurite injury and neurodegeneration: in vitro and in vivo models. Meth Enzymol, 453:217-249.

Plowey, E.D., Cherra, S.J. 3rd, Liu, Y.-J., and Chu, C.T. 2008. Role of autophagy in G2019S-LRRK2-associated neurite shortening in differentiated SH-SY5Y cells. Neurochem.  105(3):1048-1056.

Sweeney, T.E., Bagher, P., Bailey, J., Cherra, S.J. 3rd, Grisafi, F.N., Pauli, E.M., Riley, K. and Soares, S. 2007. Intravascular pressure and diameter profile of the utero-ovarian resistance artery network: estrous cycle dependent modulation of resistance artery tone. Am J PhysiolHeart Circ Physiol. 293(5):H2937-44.

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