Darwin Berg

Title(s)Emeritus Professor, Neurobiology
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Address9500 Gilman Drive #
La Jolla CA 92093
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    Long-Lasting Changes in Neural Networks Induced by Early Exposure to Nicotine
    NIH R21DA038296Apr 1, 2015 - Mar 31, 2017
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Revealing the connectivity and functionality of brain stem circuits
    NIH U01NS090595Sep 30, 2014 - Jul 31, 2018
    Role: Principal Investigator
    MicroRNA101 and the Termination of Early Phase Neural Development
    NIH R21NS087342Sep 1, 2014 - Aug 31, 2016
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Impact of Nicotinic Signaling through Astrocytes on Glutamate Synapse Formation
    NIH R21DA034216Jun 1, 2012 - May 31, 2014
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Beta-Amyloid Blockade of Hippocampal Nicotinic Alpha7-R*
    NIH R03AG019400Jul 3, 2001 - Jun 30, 2003
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Nicotinic Control of Non-Nicotinic Synapses in the Hippocampus
    NIH R01NS035469May 1, 1996 - Apr 30, 2014
    Role: Principal Investigator
    NATIONAL BIOMEDICAL COMPUTATION RESOURCE
    NIH P41RR008605Apr 15, 1994 - Apr 30, 2014
    Role: Co-Investigator
    IVEM and Image Analysis Resource
    NIH P41RR004050Dec 12, 1988 - Mar 31, 2014
    Role: Co-Investigator
    Nicotinic Guidance of Neural Network Construction
    NIH R01NS012601May 1, 1979 - Dec 31, 2017
    Role: Principal Investigator

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    1. Neonatal Nicotine Exposure Primes Midbrain Neurons to a Dopaminergic Phenotype and Increases Adult Drug Consumption. Biol Psychiatry. 2019 09 01; 86(5):344-355. Romoli B, Lozada AF, Sandoval IM, Manfredsson FP, Hnasko TS, Berg DK, Dulcis D. PMID: 31202491; PMCID: PMC7359410.
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    2. Neurotransmitter Switching Regulated by miRNAs Controls Changes in Social Preference. Neuron. 2017 Sep 13; 95(6):1319-1333.e5. Dulcis D, Lippi G, Stark CJ, Do LH, Berg DK, Spitzer NC. PMID: 28867550; PMCID: PMC5893310.
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    3. Evidence for opposing roles of Celsr3 and Vangl2 in glutamatergic synapse formation. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2017 01 24; 114(4):E610-E618. Thakar S, Wang L, Yu T, Ye M, Onishi K, Scott J, Qi J, Fernandes C, Han X, Yates JR, Berg DK, Zou Y. PMID: 28057866; PMCID: PMC5278468.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 30     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
    4. MicroRNA-101 Regulates Multiple Developmental Programs to Constrain Excitation in Adult Neural Networks. Neuron. 2016 Dec 21; 92(6):1337-1351. Lippi G, Fernandes CC, Ewell LA, John D, Romoli B, Curia G, Taylor SR, Frady EP, Jensen AB, Liu JC, Chaabane MM, Belal C, Nathanson JL, Zoli M, Leutgeb JK, Biagini G, Yeo GW, Berg DK. PMID: 27939580; PMCID: PMC5182124.
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    5. Loss of MeCP2 in cholinergic neurons causes part of RTT-like phenotypes via α7 receptor in hippocampus. Cell Res. 2016 06; 26(6):728-42. Zhang Y, Cao SX, Sun P, He HY, Yang CH, Chen XJ, Shen CJ, Wang XD, Chen Z, Berg DK, Duan S, Li XM. PMID: 27103432; PMCID: PMC4897179.
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    6. Selectively driving cholinergic fibers optically in the thalamic reticular nucleus promotes sleep. Elife. 2016 Feb 11; 5. Ni KM, Hou XJ, Yang CH, Dong P, Li Y, Zhang Y, Jiang P, Berg DK, Duan S, Li XM. PMID: 26880556; PMCID: PMC4764559.
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    7. Nicotine recruits glutamate receptors to postsynaptic sites. Mol Cell Neurosci. 2015 Sep; 68:340-9. Duan JJ, Lozada AF, Gou CY, Xu J, Chen Y, Berg DK. PMID: 26365992; PMCID: PMC4620921.
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    8. Long-lasting changes in neural networks to compensate for altered nicotinic input. Biochem Pharmacol. 2015 Oct 15; 97(4):418-424. John D, Berg DK. PMID: 26206188; PMCID: PMC4600434.
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    9. A novel mechanism for nicotinic potentiation of glutamatergic synapses. J Neurosci. 2014 Feb 05; 34(6):2051-64. Halff AW, Gómez-Varela D, John D, Berg DK. PMID: 24501347; PMCID: PMC3913862.
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    10. Lateral mobility of presynaptic α7-containing nicotinic receptors and its relevance for glutamate release. J Neurosci. 2013 Oct 23; 33(43):17062-71. Gomez-Varela D, Berg DK. PMID: 24155310; PMCID: PMC3807030.
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    11. Activation of α7-containing nicotinic receptors on astrocytes triggers AMPA receptor recruitment to glutamatergic synapses. J Neurochem. 2013 Dec; 127(5):632-43. Wang X, Lippi G, Carlson DM, Berg DK. PMID: 24032433; PMCID: PMC4222677.
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    12. Induction of dendritic spines by β2-containing nicotinic receptors. J Neurosci. 2012 Jun 13; 32(24):8391-400. Lozada AF, Wang X, Gounko NV, Massey KA, Duan J, Liu Z, Berg DK. PMID: 22699919; PMCID: PMC3387687.
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    13. Glutamatergic synapse formation is promoted by α7-containing nicotinic acetylcholine receptors. J Neurosci. 2012 May 30; 32(22):7651-61. Lozada AF, Wang X, Gounko NV, Massey KA, Duan J, Liu Z, Berg DK. PMID: 22649244; PMCID: PMC3370670.
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    14. PMCA2 via PSD-95 controls calcium signaling by α7-containing nicotinic acetylcholine receptors on aspiny interneurons. J Neurosci. 2012 May 16; 32(20):6894-905. Gómez-Varela D, Schmidt M, Schoellerman J, Peters EC, Berg DK. PMID: 22593058; PMCID: PMC3369694.
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    15. Timing is everything, even for cholinergic control. Neuron. 2011 Jul 14; 71(1):6-8. Berg DK. PMID: 21745634; PMCID: PMC3143314.
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    16. Nicotinic control of adult-born neuron fate. Biochem Pharmacol. 2011 Oct 15; 82(8):820-7. Campbell NR, Fernandes CC, John D, Lozada AF, Berg DK. PMID: 21723854; PMCID: PMC3162118.
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    17. Endogenous signaling through alpha7-containing nicotinic receptors promotes maturation and integration of adult-born neurons in the hippocampus. J Neurosci. 2010 Jun 30; 30(26):8734-44. Campbell NR, Fernandes CC, Halff AW, Berg DK. PMID: 20592195; PMCID: PMC2905643.
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    18. Lateral mobility of nicotinic acetylcholine receptors on neurons is determined by receptor composition, local domain, and cell type. J Neurosci. 2010 Jun 30; 30(26):8841-51. Fernandes CC, Berg DK, Gómez-Varela D. PMID: 20592206; PMCID: PMC2913715.
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    19. Synchronous and asynchronous transmitter release at nicotinic synapses are differentially regulated by postsynaptic PSD-95 proteins. J Neurosci. 2009 Dec 16; 29(50):15770-9. Neff RA, Conroy WG, Schoellerman JD, Berg DK. PMID: 20016093; PMCID: PMC2844112.
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    20. Postsynaptic scaffolds for nicotinic receptors on neurons. Acta Pharmacol Sin. 2009 Jun; 30(6):694-701. Neff RA, Gomez-Varela D, Fernandes CC, Berg DK. PMID: 19434056; PMCID: PMC4002382.
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    21. Silent synapses sit and wait for a better day. Neuron. 2009 Jan 29; 61(2):157-9. Berg DK. PMID: 19186159; PMCID: PMC2669715.
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    22. Multiple cell adhesion molecules shaping a complex nicotinic synapse on neurons. Mol Cell Neurosci. 2008 Sep; 39(1):74-82. Triana-Baltzer GB, Liu Z, Gounko NV, Berg DK. PMID: 18585463; PMCID: PMC2600484.
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    23. EphB receptors co-distribute with a nicotinic receptor subtype and regulate nicotinic downstream signaling in neurons. Mol Cell Neurosci. 2008 Jun; 38(2):236-44. Liu Z, Conroy WG, Stawicki TM, Nai Q, Neff RA, Berg DK. PMID: 18403216; PMCID: PMC2459225.
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    24. Role of endogenous nicotinic signaling in guiding neuronal development. Biochem Pharmacol. 2007 Oct 15; 74(8):1112-9. Liu Z, Zhang J, Berg DK. PMID: 17603025; PMCID: PMC2116993.
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    25. Postsynaptic neuroligin enhances presynaptic inputs at neuronal nicotinic synapses. Dev Biol. 2007 Jul 01; 307(1):79-91. Conroy WG, Nai Q, Ross B, Naughton G, Berg DK. PMID: 17521624.
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    26. Reversible inhibition of GABAA receptors by alpha7-containing nicotinic receptors on the vertebrate postsynaptic neurons. J Physiol. 2007 Mar 15; 579(Pt 3):753-63. Zhang J, Berg DK. PMID: 17204496; PMCID: PMC2151364.
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    27. Sequential interplay of nicotinic and GABAergic signaling guides neuronal development. Science. 2006 Dec 08; 314(5805):1610-3. Liu Z, Neff RA, Berg DK. PMID: 17158331.
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    28. BDNF up-regulates alpha7 nicotinic acetylcholine receptor levels on subpopulations of hippocampal interneurons. Mol Cell Neurosci. 2006 Dec; 33(4):381-8. Massey KA, Zago WM, Berg DK. PMID: 17029981; PMCID: PMC1826088.
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    29. Pre- and postsynaptic actions of L1-CAM in nicotinic pathways. Mol Cell Neurosci. 2006 Oct; 33(2):214-26. Triana-Baltzer GB, Liu Z, Berg DK. PMID: 16952465.
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    30. Nicotinic activity stabilizes convergence of nicotinic and GABAergic synapses on filopodia of hippocampal interneurons. Mol Cell Neurosci. 2006 Mar; 31(3):549-59. Zago WM, Massey KA, Berg DK. PMID: 16403644.
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    31. Nicotinic signal transduction machinery. J Mol Neurosci. 2006; 30(1-2):149-52. Berg DK, Conroy WG, Liu Z, Zago WM. PMID: 17192663.
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    32. Evidence for ectopic neurotransmission at a neuronal synapse. Science. 2005 Jul 15; 309(5733):446-51. Coggan JS, Bartol TM, Esquenazi E, Stiles JR, Lamont S, Martone ME, Berg DK, Ellisman MH, Sejnowski TJ. PMID: 16020730; PMCID: PMC2915764.
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    33. Rapid activity-driven SNARE-dependent trafficking of nicotinic receptors on somatic spines. J Neurosci. 2005 Feb 02; 25(5):1159-68. Liu Z, Tearle AW, Nai Q, Berg DK. PMID: 15689552; PMCID: PMC6725963.
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    34. Alpha-protocadherins are presynaptic and axonal in nicotinic pathways. Mol Cell Neurosci. 2004 Aug; 26(4):530-43. Blank M, Triana-Baltzer GB, Richards CS, Berg DK. PMID: 15276155.
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    35. Large clusters of alpha7-containing nicotinic acetylcholine receptors on chick spinal cord neurons. J Comp Neurol. 2003 Oct 13; 465(2):195-204. Roth AL, Berg DK. PMID: 12949781.
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    36. PDZ-containing proteins provide a functional postsynaptic scaffold for nicotinic receptors in neurons. Neuron. 2003 Jun 05; 38(5):759-71. Conroy WG, Liu Z, Nai Q, Coggan JS, Berg DK. PMID: 12797960.
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    37. Potentiation of alpha7-containing nicotinic acetylcholine receptors by select albumins. Mol Pharmacol. 2003 Feb; 63(2):419-28. Conroy WG, Liu QS, Nai Q, Margiotta JF, Berg DK. PMID: 12527814.
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    38. Nicotinic regulation of CREB activation in hippocampal neurons by glutamatergic and nonglutamatergic pathways. Mol Cell Neurosci. 2002 Dec; 21(4):616-25. Hu M, Liu QS, Chang KT, Berg DK. PMID: 12504594.
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    39. Nicotinic alpha 7 receptors: synaptic options and downstream signaling in neurons. J Neurobiol. 2002 Dec; 53(4):512-23. Berg DK, Conroy WG. PMID: 12436416.
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    40. Nicotinic alpha 7 receptor clusters on hippocampal GABAergic neurons: regulation by synaptic activity and neurotrophins. J Neurosci. 2002 Sep 15; 22(18):7903-12. Kawai H, Zago W, Berg DK. PMID: 12223543; PMCID: PMC6758091.
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    41. Maturation of postsynaptic nicotinic structures on autonomic neurons requires innervation but not cholinergic transmission. Eur J Neurosci. 2002 Jul; 16(1):1-10. Kaiser S, Blank M, Berg DK. PMID: 12153526.
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    42. Ultrastructure of a somatic spine mat for nicotinic signaling in neurons. J Neurosci. 2002 Feb 01; 22(3):748-56. Shoop RD, Esquenazi E, Yamada N, Ellisman MH, Berg DK. PMID: 11826104; PMCID: PMC6758519.
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