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Maxwell G Heiman, Ph.D.

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  1. R01NS112343 (HEIMAN, MAXWELL) Jul 15, 2019 - May 31, 2023
    Adherens junction proteins in neuron-glia interactions
    Role: Principal Investigator
  2. R01GM108754 (HEIMAN, MAXWELL) Feb 1, 2014 - Jan 31, 2019
    ZP Domain Proteins and Epithelial Integrity
    Role: Principal Investigator

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  1. Heiman MG. When is a neuron like an epithelial cell. Dev Biol. 2022 09; 489:161-164. PMID: 35772473; PMCID: PMC9378717.
    Citations:    Fields:    
  2. Lillis M, Zaccardi NJ, Heiman MG. Axon-dendrite and apical-basolateral sorting in a single neuron. Genetics. 2022 05 05; 221(1). PMID: 35244146; PMCID: PMC9071548.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
  3. Chong MK, Cebul ER, Mizeracka K, Heiman MG. Loss of the Extracellular Matrix Protein DIG-1 Causes Glial Fragmentation, Dendrite Breakage, and Dendrite Extension Defects. J Dev Biol. 2021 Oct 07; 9(4). PMID: 34698211; PMCID: PMC8544517.
  4. Mizeracka K, Rogers JM, Rumley JD, Shaham S, Bulyk ML, Murray JI, Heiman MG. Lineage-specific control of convergent differentiation by a Forkhead repressor. Development. 2021 10 01; 148(19). PMID: 34423346; PMCID: PMC8502252.
    Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
  5. Fung W, Wexler L, Heiman MG. Cell-type-specific promoters for C. elegans glia. J Neurogenet. 2020 Sep-Dec; 34(3-4):335-346. PMID: 32696701.
    Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
  6. Cebul ER, McLachlan IG, Heiman MG. Dendrites with specialized glial attachments develop by retrograde extension using SAX-7 and GRDN-1. Development. 2020 02 17; 147(4). PMID: 31988188; PMCID: PMC7044450.
    Citations: 10     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
  7. Cohn JA, Cebul ER, Valperga G, Brose L, de Bono M, Heiman MG, Pierce JT. Long-term activity drives dendritic branch elaboration of a C. elegans sensory neuron. Dev Biol. 2020 05 01; 461(1):66-74. PMID: 31945343.
    Citations: 5     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
  8. Low IIC, Williams CR, Chong MK, McLachlan IG, Wierbowski BM, Kolotuev I, Heiman MG. Morphogenesis of neurons and glia within an epithelium. Development. 2019 02 20; 146(4). PMID: 30683663; PMCID: PMC6398450.
    Citations: 19     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
  9. Fan L, Kovacevic I, Heiman MG, Bao Z. A multicellular rosette-mediated collective dendrite extension. Elife. 2019 02 15; 8. PMID: 30767892; PMCID: PMC6400498.
    Citations: 14     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
  10. Yip ZC, Heiman MG. Ordered arrangement of dendrites within a C. elegans sensory nerve bundle. Elife. 2018 08 20; 7. PMID: 30117807.
    Citations: 10     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
  11. McLachlan IG, Beets I, de Bono M, Heiman MG. A neuronal MAP kinase constrains growth of a Caenorhabditis elegans sensory dendrite throughout the life of the organism. PLoS Genet. 2018 06; 14(6):e1007435. PMID: 29879119; PMCID: PMC6007932.
    Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
  12. Lamkin ER, Heiman MG. Coordinated morphogenesis of neurons and glia. Curr Opin Neurobiol. 2017 12; 47:58-64. PMID: 28988011; PMCID: PMC5953193.
    Citations: 7     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
  13. Nechipurenko IV, Olivier-Mason A, Kazatskaya A, Kennedy J, McLachlan IG, Heiman MG, Blacque OE, Sengupta P. A Conserved Role for Girdin in Basal Body Positioning and Ciliogenesis. Dev Cell. 2016 09 12; 38(5):493-506. PMID: 27623382.
    Citations: 18     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
  14. Yip ZC, Heiman MG. Duplication of a Single Neuron in C. elegans Reveals a Pathway for Dendrite Tiling by Mutual Repulsion. Cell Rep. 2016 06 07; 15(10):2109-2117. PMID: 27239028.
    Citations: 8     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
  15. Gilleland CL, Falls AT, Noraky J, Heiman MG, Yanik MF. Computer-Assisted Transgenesis of Caenorhabditis elegans for Deep Phenotyping. Genetics. 2015 Sep; 201(1):39-46. PMID: 26163188.
    Citations: 7     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimals
  16. Kelley M, Yochem J, Krieg M, Calixto A, Heiman MG, Kuzmanov A, Meli V, Chalfie M, Goodman MB, Shaham S, Frand A, Fay DS. FBN-1, a fibrillin-related protein, is required for resistance of the epidermis to mechanical deformation during C. elegans embryogenesis. Elife. 2015 Mar 23; 4. PMID: 25798732.
    Citations: 30     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
  17. Mizeracka K, Heiman MG. The many glia of a tiny nematode: studying glial diversity using Caenorhabditis elegans. Wiley Interdiscip Rev Dev Biol. 2015 Mar-Apr; 4(2):151-60. PMID: 25611728.
    Citations: 5     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
  18. McLachlan IG, Heiman MG. Shaping dendrites with machinery borrowed from epithelia. Curr Opin Neurobiol. 2013 Dec; 23(6):1005-10. PMID: 23871793.
    Citations: 7     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
  19. Heiman MG, Pallanck L. Neurons at the extremes of cell biology. Mol Biol Cell. 2011 Mar 15; 22(6):721. PMID: 21406584.
    Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
  20. Aguilar PS, Heiman MG, Walther TC, Engel A, Schwudke D, Gushwa N, Kurzchalia T, Walter P. Structure of sterol aliphatic chains affects yeast cell shape and cell fusion during mating. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2010 Mar 02; 107(9):4170-5. PMID: 20150508.
    Citations: 24     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
  21. Heiman MG, Shaham S. Twigs into branches: how a filopodium becomes a dendrite. Curr Opin Neurobiol. 2010 Feb; 20(1):86-91. PMID: 19939665.
    Citations: 16     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
  22. Heiman MG, Shaham S. DEX-1 and DYF-7 establish sensory dendrite length by anchoring dendritic tips during cell migration. Cell. 2009 Apr 17; 137(2):344-55. PMID: 19344940.
    Citations: 88     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
  23. Heiman MG, Shaham S. Ancestral roles of glia suggested by the nervous system of Caenorhabditis elegans. Neuron Glia Biol. 2007 Feb; 3(1):55-61. PMID: 18634578.
    Citations: 6     Fields:    
  24. Heiman MG, Engel A, Walter P. The Golgi-resident protease Kex2 acts in conjunction with Prm1 to facilitate cell fusion during yeast mating. J Cell Biol. 2007 Jan 15; 176(2):209-22. PMID: 17210951; PMCID: PMC2063940.
    Citations: 14     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
  25. Heiman MG, Walter P. Prm1p, a pheromone-regulated multispanning membrane protein, facilitates plasma membrane fusion during yeast mating. J Cell Biol. 2000 Oct 30; 151(3):719-30. PMID: 11062271; PMCID: PMC2185589.
    Citations: 84     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
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