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Ganesh Mani Shankar, Ph.D.

TitleClinical Fellow in Neurosurgery (EXT)
InstitutionMassachusetts General Hospital
DepartmentNeurosurgery
AddressMassachusetts General Hospital
Surgery - WH 502
55 Fruit St
Boston MA 02114
Phone617/726-5143
Fax617/726-3434

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  1. Diamond EL, Kimchi EY, Shankar GM, Silverman SB. Transient aqueductal occlusion in intracerebral haemorrhage. Pract Neurol. 2012 Dec; 12(6):388-9.
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  2. Fu H, Liu B, Frost JL, Hong S, Jin M, Ostaszewski B, Shankar GM, Costantino IM, Carroll MC, Mayadas TN, Lemere CA. Complement component C3 and complement receptor type 3 contribute to the phagocytosis and clearance of fibrillar Aß by microglia. Glia. 2012 May; 60(6):993-1003.
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  3. Shepardson NE, Shankar GM, Selkoe DJ. Cholesterol level and statin use in Alzheimer disease: II. Review of human trials and recommendations. Arch Neurol. 2011 Nov; 68(11):1385-92.
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  4. Shepardson NE, Shankar GM, Selkoe DJ. Cholesterol level and statin use in Alzheimer disease: I. Review of epidemiological and preclinical studies. Arch Neurol. 2011 Oct; 68(10):1239-44.
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  5. Li S, Jin M, Koeglsperger T, Shepardson NE, Shankar GM, Selkoe DJ. Soluble Aß oligomers inhibit long-term potentiation through a mechanism involving excessive activation of extrasynaptic NR2B-containing NMDA receptors. J Neurosci. 2011 May 4; 31(18):6627-38.
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  6. Shankar GM, Welzel AT, McDonald JM, Selkoe DJ, Walsh DM. Isolation of low-n amyloid ß-protein oligomers from cultured cells, CSF, and brain. Methods Mol Biol. 2011; 670:33-44.
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  7. Shankar GM, Chen L, Kim AH, Ross GL, Folkerth RD, Friedlander RM. Composite ganglioneuroma-paraganglioma of the filum terminale. J Neurosurg Spine. 2010 Jun; 12(6):709-13.
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  8. Mc Donald JM, Savva GM, Brayne C, Welzel AT, Forster G, Shankar GM, Selkoe DJ, Ince PG, Walsh DM. The presence of sodium dodecyl sulphate-stable Abeta dimers is strongly associated with Alzheimer-type dementia. Brain. 2010 May; 133(Pt 5):1328-41.
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  9. Li S, Shankar GM, Selkoe DJ. How do Soluble Oligomers of Amyloid beta-protein Impair Hippocampal Synaptic Plasticity? Front Cell Neurosci. 2010; 4:5.
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  10. Shankar GM, Walsh DM. Alzheimer's disease: synaptic dysfunction and Abeta. Mol Neurodegener. 2009; 4:48.
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  11. Shankar GM, Leissring MA, Adame A, Sun X, Spooner E, Masliah E, Selkoe DJ, Lemere CA, Walsh DM. Biochemical and immunohistochemical analysis of an Alzheimer's disease mouse model reveals the presence of multiple cerebral Abeta assembly forms throughout life. Neurobiol Dis. 2009 Nov; 36(2):293-302.
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  12. Li S, Hong S, Shepardson NE, Walsh DM, Shankar GM, Selkoe D. Soluble oligomers of amyloid Beta protein facilitate hippocampal long-term depression by disrupting neuronal glutamate uptake. Neuron. 2009 Jun 25; 62(6):788-801.
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  13. Xia W, Yang T, Shankar G, Smith IM, Shen Y, Walsh DM, Selkoe DJ. A specific enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay for measuring beta-amyloid protein oligomers in human plasma and brain tissue of patients with Alzheimer disease. Arch Neurol. 2009 Feb; 66(2):190-9.
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  14. Irvine GB, El-Agnaf OM, Shankar GM, Walsh DM. Protein aggregation in the brain: the molecular basis for Alzheimer's and Parkinson's diseases. Mol Med. 2008 Jul-Aug; 14(7-8):451-64.
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  15. Shankar GM, Li S, Mehta TH, Garcia-Munoz A, Shepardson NE, Smith I, Brett FM, Farrell MA, Rowan MJ, Lemere CA, Regan CM, Walsh DM, Sabatini BL, Selkoe DJ. Amyloid-beta protein dimers isolated directly from Alzheimer's brains impair synaptic plasticity and memory. Nat Med. 2008 Aug; 14(8):837-42.
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  16. Shen C, Wang Z, Shankar G, Zhang X, Li L. A hierarchical statistical model to assess the confidence of peptides and proteins inferred from tandem mass spectrometry. Bioinformatics. 2008 Jan 15; 24(2):202-8.
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  17. Lo KC, Shankar G, Turpaz Y, Bailey D, Rossi MR, Burkhardt T, Liang P, Cowell JK. Overlay tool for aCGHViewer: an analysis module built for aCGHViewer used to perform comparisons of data derived from different microarray platforms. Cancer Inform. 2007; 3:307-19.
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  18. Farris W, Schütz SG, Cirrito JR, Shankar GM, Sun X, George A, Leissring MA, Walsh DM, Qiu WQ, Holtzman DM, Selkoe DJ. Loss of neprilysin function promotes amyloid plaque formation and causes cerebral amyloid angiopathy. Am J Pathol. 2007 Jul; 171(1):241-51.
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  19. Shankar GM, Bloodgood BL, Townsend M, Walsh DM, Selkoe DJ, Sabatini BL. Natural oligomers of the Alzheimer amyloid-beta protein induce reversible synapse loss by modulating an NMDA-type glutamate receptor-dependent signaling pathway. J Neurosci. 2007 Mar 14; 27(11):2866-75.
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  20. Townsend M, Shankar GM, Mehta T, Walsh DM, Selkoe DJ. Effects of secreted oligomers of amyloid beta-protein on hippocampal synaptic plasticity: a potent role for trimers. J Physiol. 2006 Apr 15; 572(Pt 2):477-92.
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  21. Shankar G, Rossi MR, McQuaid DE, Conroy JM, Gaile DG, Cowell JK, Nowak NJ, Liang P. aCGHViewer: a generic visualization tool for aCGH data. Cancer Inform. 2006; 2:36-43.
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  22. Walsh DM, Klyubin I, Shankar GM, Townsend M, Fadeeva JV, Betts V, Podlisny MB, Cleary JP, Ashe KH, Rowan MJ, Selkoe DJ. The role of cell-derived oligomers of Abeta in Alzheimer's disease and avenues for therapeutic intervention. Biochem Soc Trans. 2005 Nov; 33(Pt 5):1087-90.
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  23. Klyubin I, Walsh DM, Lemere CA, Cullen WK, Shankar GM, Betts V, Spooner ET, Jiang L, Anwyl R, Selkoe DJ, Rowan MJ. Amyloid beta protein immunotherapy neutralizes Abeta oligomers that disrupt synaptic plasticity in vivo. Nat Med. 2005 May; 11(5):556-61.
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  24. Walsh DM, Townsend M, Podlisny MB, Shankar GM, Fadeeva JV, El Agnaf O, Hartley DM, Selkoe DJ. Certain inhibitors of synthetic amyloid beta-peptide (Abeta) fibrillogenesis block oligomerization of natural Abeta and thereby rescue long-term potentiation. J Neurosci. 2005 Mar 9; 25(10):2455-62.
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  25. Cleary JP, Walsh DM, Hofmeister JJ, Shankar GM, Kuskowski MA, Selkoe DJ, Ashe KH. Natural oligomers of the amyloid-beta protein specifically disrupt cognitive function. Nat Neurosci. 2005 Jan; 8(1):79-84.
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