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    Darwin Berg

    TitleEmeritus Professor
    SchoolUniversity of California, San Diego
    DepartmentNeurobiology
    Address9500 Gilman Drive #0357
    CA La Jolla 92093
    Phone858-534-4680
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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, 2017
      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, 2016
      Role: Principal Investigator

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      1. 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 D. MicroRNA-101 Regulates Multiple Developmental Programs to Constrain Excitation in Adult Neural Networks. Neuron. 2016 Dec 21; 92(6):1337-1351. PMID: 27939580.
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      2. Zhang Y, Cao SX, Sun P, He HY, Yang CH, Chen XJ, Shen CJ, Wang XD, Chen Z, Berg D, Duan S, Li XM. Loss of MeCP2 in cholinergic neurons causes part of RTT-like phenotypes via a7 receptor in hippocampus. Cell Res. 2016 Jun; 26(6):728-42. PMID: 27103432.
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      3. Ni KM, Hou XJ, Yang CH, Dong P, Li Y, Zhang Y, Jiang P, Berg D, Duan S, Li XM. Selectively driving cholinergic fibers optically in the thalamic reticular nucleus promotes sleep. Elife. 2016; 5. PMID: 26880556.
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      4. Duan JJ, Lozada AF, Gou CY, Xu J, Chen Y, Berg D. Nicotine recruits glutamate receptors to postsynaptic sites. Mol Cell Neurosci. 2015 Sep; 68:340-9. PMID: 26365992.
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      5. John D, Berg D. Long-lasting changes in neural networks to compensate for altered nicotinic input. Biochem Pharmacol. 2015 Oct 15; 97(4):418-24. PMID: 26206188.
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      6. Halff AW, Gómez-Varela D, John D, Berg D. A novel mechanism for nicotinic potentiation of glutamatergic synapses. J Neurosci. 2014 Feb 5; 34(6):2051-64. PMID: 24501347.
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      7. Gomez-Varela D, Berg D. Lateral mobility of presynaptic a7-containing nicotinic receptors and its relevance for glutamate release. J Neurosci. 2013 Oct 23; 33(43):17062-71. PMID: 24155310.
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      8. Wang X, Lippi G, Carlson DM, Berg D. Activation of a7-containing nicotinic receptors on astrocytes triggers AMPA receptor recruitment to glutamatergic synapses. J Neurochem. 2013 Dec; 127(5):632-43. PMID: 24032433.
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      9. Lozada AF, Wang X, Gounko NV, Massey KA, Duan J, Liu Z, Berg D. Induction of dendritic spines by ß2-containing nicotinic receptors. J Neurosci. 2012 Jun 13; 32(24):8391-400. PMID: 22699919.
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      10. Lozada AF, Wang X, Gounko NV, Massey KA, Duan J, Liu Z, Berg D. Glutamatergic synapse formation is promoted by a7-containing nicotinic acetylcholine receptors. J Neurosci. 2012 May 30; 32(22):7651-61. PMID: 22649244.
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      11. Gómez-Varela D, Schmidt M, Schoellerman J, Peters EC, Berg D. PMCA2 via PSD-95 controls calcium signaling by a7-containing nicotinic acetylcholine receptors on aspiny interneurons. J Neurosci. 2012 May 16; 32(20):6894-905. PMID: 22593058.
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      12. Berg D. Timing is everything, even for cholinergic control. Neuron. 2011 Jul 14; 71(1):6-8. PMID: 21745634.
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      13. Campbell NR, Fernandes CC, John D, Lozada AF, Berg D. Nicotinic control of adult-born neuron fate. Biochem Pharmacol. 2011 Oct 15; 82(8):820-7. PMID: 21723854.
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      14. Fernandes CC, Berg D, Gómez-Varela D. 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. PMID: 20592206.
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      15. Campbell NR, Fernandes CC, Halff AW, Berg D. 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. PMID: 20592195.
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      16. Neff RA, Conroy WG, Schoellerman JD, Berg D. 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. PMID: 20016093.
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      17. Neff RA, Gomez-Varela D, Fernandes CC, Berg D. Postsynaptic scaffolds for nicotinic receptors on neurons. Acta Pharmacol Sin. 2009 Jun; 30(6):694-701. PMID: 19434056.
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      18. Berg D. Silent synapses sit and wait for a better day. Neuron. 2009 Jan 29; 61(2):157-9. PMID: 19186159.
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      19. Triana-Baltzer GB, Liu Z, Gounko NV, Berg D. Multiple cell adhesion molecules shaping a complex nicotinic synapse on neurons. Mol Cell Neurosci. 2008 Sep; 39(1):74-82. PMID: 18585463.
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      20. Liu Z, Conroy WG, Stawicki TM, Nai Q, Neff RA, Berg D. 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. PMID: 18403216.
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      21. Liu Z, Zhang J, Berg D. Role of endogenous nicotinic signaling in guiding neuronal development. Biochem Pharmacol. 2007 Oct 15; 74(8):1112-9. PMID: 17603025.
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      22. Conroy WG, Nai Q, Ross B, Naughton G, Berg D. Postsynaptic neuroligin enhances presynaptic inputs at neuronal nicotinic synapses. Dev Biol. 2007 Jul 1; 307(1):79-91. PMID: 17521624.
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      23. Zhang J, Berg D. 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. PMID: 17204496.
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      24. Liu Z, Neff RA, Berg D. Sequential interplay of nicotinic and GABAergic signaling guides neuronal development. Science. 2006 Dec 8; 314(5805):1610-3. PMID: 17158331.
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      25. Massey KA, Zago WM, Berg D. BDNF up-regulates alpha7 nicotinic acetylcholine receptor levels on subpopulations of hippocampal interneurons. Mol Cell Neurosci. 2006 Dec; 33(4):381-8. PMID: 17029981.
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      26. Triana-Baltzer GB, Liu Z, Berg D. Pre- and postsynaptic actions of L1-CAM in nicotinic pathways. Mol Cell Neurosci. 2006 Oct; 33(2):214-26. PMID: 16952465.
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      27. Zago WM, Massey KA, Berg D. Nicotinic activity stabilizes convergence of nicotinic and GABAergic synapses on filopodia of hippocampal interneurons. Mol Cell Neurosci. 2006 Mar; 31(3):549-59. PMID: 16403644.
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      28. Berg D, Conroy WG, Liu Z, Zago WM. Nicotinic signal transduction machinery. J Mol Neurosci. 2006; 30(1-2):149-52. PMID: 17192663.
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      29. Coggan JS, Bartol TM, Esquenazi E, Stiles JR, Lamont S, Martone ME, Berg D, Ellisman MH, Sejnowski TJ. Evidence for ectopic neurotransmission at a neuronal synapse. Science. 2005 Jul 15; 309(5733):446-51. PMID: 16020730.
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      30. Liu Z, Tearle AW, Nai Q, Berg D. Rapid activity-driven SNARE-dependent trafficking of nicotinic receptors on somatic spines. J Neurosci. 2005 Feb 2; 25(5):1159-68. PMID: 15689552.
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      31. Blank M, Triana-Baltzer GB, Richards CS, Berg D. Alpha-protocadherins are presynaptic and axonal in nicotinic pathways. Mol Cell Neurosci. 2004 Aug; 26(4):530-43. PMID: 15276155.
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      32. Roth AL, Berg D. Large clusters of alpha7-containing nicotinic acetylcholine receptors on chick spinal cord neurons. J Comp Neurol. 2003 Oct 13; 465(2):195-204. PMID: 12949781.
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      33. Conroy WG, Liu Z, Nai Q, Coggan JS, Berg D. PDZ-containing proteins provide a functional postsynaptic scaffold for nicotinic receptors in neurons. Neuron. 2003 Jun 5; 38(5):759-71. PMID: 12797960.
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      34. Conroy WG, Liu QS, Nai Q, Margiotta JF, Berg D. Potentiation of alpha7-containing nicotinic acetylcholine receptors by select albumins. Mol Pharmacol. 2003 Feb; 63(2):419-28. PMID: 12527814.
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      35. Hu M, Liu QS, Chang KT, Berg D. Nicotinic regulation of CREB activation in hippocampal neurons by glutamatergic and nonglutamatergic pathways. Mol Cell Neurosci. 2002 Dec; 21(4):616-25. PMID: 12504594.
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      36. Berg D, Conroy WG. Nicotinic alpha 7 receptors: synaptic options and downstream signaling in neurons. J Neurobiol. 2002 Dec; 53(4):512-23. PMID: 12436416.
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      37. Kawai H, Zago W, Berg D. Nicotinic alpha 7 receptor clusters on hippocampal GABAergic neurons: regulation by synaptic activity and neurotrophins. J Neurosci. 2002 Sep 15; 22(18):7903-12. PMID: 12223543.
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      38. Kaiser S, Blank M, Berg D. Maturation of postsynaptic nicotinic structures on autonomic neurons requires innervation but not cholinergic transmission. Eur J Neurosci. 2002 Jul; 16(1):1-10. PMID: 12153526.
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      39. Shoop RD, Esquenazi E, Yamada N, Ellisman MH, Berg D. Ultrastructure of a somatic spine mat for nicotinic signaling in neurons. J Neurosci. 2002 Feb 1; 22(3):748-56. PMID: 11826104.
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