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Nervous System Development and Plasticity Section
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Selected Publications

  • Cohen JE, Lee PR, Chen S, Li W, Fields RD. (2011) MicroRNA regulation of homeostatic synaptic plasticity, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 108(28), 11650-5. Full Text/Abstract
  • Wake H, Lee PR, Fields RD. (2011) Control of local protein synthesis and initial events in myelination by action potentials, Science 333(6049), 1647-51. Full Text/Abstract
  • Fields RD, Ni Y. (2010) Nonsynaptic communication through ATP release from volume-activated anion channels in axons, Science Signaling 5;3(142). Full Text/Abstract
  • Fields RD. (2010) Change in the Brain's White Matter, Science 5;330(6005), 768-9. Full Text/Abstract

Comprehensive Publications 2002-present

  • Zatorre RJ, Fields RD, Johansen-Berg H. (2012) Plasticity in gray and white: neuroimaging changes in brain structure during learning. Nat Neurosci. 2012 Mar 18;15(4):528-36. doi: 10.1038/nn.3045. PMID: 22426254 PubMed
  • Nualart-Marti A, Solsona C, Fields RD. (2012) Gap junction communication in myelinating glia. Biochim Biophys Acta. 2012 Feb 3. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 22326946 PubMed
  • Fields RD. (2011) Imaging single photons and intrinsic optical signals for studies of vesicular and non-vesicular ATP release from axons. Front Neuroanat. 2011;5:32. Epub 2011 Jun 6. PMID: 21852965 PubMed
  • Leung JY, Bennett WR, Herbert RP, West AK, Lee PR, Wake H, Fields RD, Chuah MI, Chung RS. (2011) Metallothionein promotes regenerative axonal sprouting of dorsal root ganglion neurons after physical axotomy. Cell Mol Life Sci. 2012 Mar;69(5):809-17. Epub 2011 Aug 11. PMID: 21833580 PubMed
  • Wake H, Lee PR, Fields RD. (2011) Control of local protein synthesis and initial events in myelination by action potentials. Science. 2011 Sep 16;333(6049):1647-51. Epub 2011 Aug 4. PMID: 21817014 PubMed
  • Cohen JE, Lee PR, Chen S, Li W, Fields RD. (2011) MicroRNA regulation of homeostatic synaptic plasticity.  Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2011 Jul 12;108(28):11650-5. Epub 2011 Jun 22. PMID: 21697510 PubMed
  • Fields RD. (2011) Imaging learning: the search for a memory trace. Neuroscientist. 2011 Apr;17(2):185-96. Epub 2011 Mar 14. Review. PMID: 21403182 PubMed
  • Fields RD. (2011) Nonsynaptic and nonvesicular ATP release from neurons and relevance to neuron-glia signaling. Semin Cell Dev Biol. 2011 Apr;22(2):214-9. Epub 2011 Feb 12. Review. PMID: 21320624 PubMed
  • Fields RD. (2012) Signaling by neuronal swelling. Sci Signal. 2011 Jan 11;4(155):tr1. PMID: 21224445 PubMed
  • Fumagalli M, Daniele S, Lecca D, Lee PR, Parravicini C, Fields RD, Rosa P, Antonucci F, Verderio C, Trincavelli ML, Bramanti P, Martini C, Abbracchio MP. (2011) Phenotypic changes, signaling pathway, and functional correlates of GPR17-expressing neural precursor cells during oligodendrocyte differentiation. J Biol Chem. 2011 Mar 25;286(12):10593-604. Epub 2011 Jan 5. PMID: 21209081 PubMed
  • Fields RD. (2010) Visualizing calcium signaling in astrocytes. Sci Signal. 2010 Nov 9;3(147):tr5. PMID: 21062994 PubMed
  • Fields RD. (2010) Neuroscience. Change in the brain's white matter. Science. 2010 Nov 5;330(6005):768-9. No abstract available. PMID: 21051624 PubMed
  • Fields RD. (2010) Central role of glia in disease research. Neuron Glia Biol. 2010 May;6(2):91-2. No abstract available. PMID: 20959032 PubMed
  • Fields RD, Ni Y. (2010) Nonsynaptic communication through ATP release from volume-activated anion channels in axons. Sci Signal. 2010 Oct 5;3(142):ra73. PMID: 20923934 PubMed
  • Defelipe J, Fields RD, Hof PR, Höistad M, Kostovic I, Meyer G, Rockland KS.Cortical white matter: beyond the pale remarks, main conclusions and discussion. Front Neuroanat. 2010 Mar 24;4:4. No abstract available. PMID: 20428509 PubMed
  • Fields RD. (2009) New culprits in chronic pain. Fields RD. Sci Am. 2009 Nov;301(5):50-7. No abstract available. PMID: 19873904 PubMed
  • Ishibashi T, Lee PR, Baba H, Fields RD. (2009) Leukemia inhibitory factor regulates the timing of oligodendrocyte development and myelination in the postnatal optic nerve. J Neurosci Res. 2009 Nov 15;87(15):3343-55. PMID: 19598242 PubMed
  • Lee PR, Fields RD. (2009) Regulation of myelin genes implicated in psychiatric disorders by functional activity in axons. Front Neuroanat. 2009;3:4. Epub 2009 Jun 1. PMID: 19521541 PubMed
  • Cohen JE, Fields RD. (2008) Activity-dependent neuron-glial signaling by ATP and leukemia-inhibitory factor promotes hippocampal glial cell development. Neuron Glia Biol. 2008 Feb;4(1):43-55. PMID: 19267953 PubMed
  • Fields RD. (2008) Oligodendrocytes changing the rules: action potentials in glia and oligodendrocytes controlling action potentials. Neuroscientist. 2008 Dec;14(6):540-3. Review. PMID: 19029057 PubMed
  • Fields RD. (2008) White matter in learning, cognition and psychiatric disorders. Trends Neurosci. 2008 Jul;31(7):361-70. Epub 2008 Jun 5. Review. PMID: 18538868 PubMed
  • Fields RD, O'Donovan MJ. (2001) Imaging nervous system activity. Curr Protoc Neurosci. 2001 May;Chapter 2:Unit 2.3. Review. PMID: 18428458 PubMed
  • Fields RD. (2008) White matter matters. Sci Am. 2008 Mar;298(3):42-9. No abstract available. PMID: 18357821 PubMed
  • Jia M, Li MX, Fields RD, Nelson PG. (2007) Extracellular ATP in activity-dependent remodeling of the neuromuscular junction. Dev Neurobiol. 2007 Jun;67(7):924-32. PMID: 17506503 PubMed
  • Fields RD. (2006) Nerve impulses regulate myelination through purinergic signalling. Novartis Found Symp. 2006;276:148-58; discussion 158-61, 233-7, 275-81. Review. PMID: 16805428 PubMed
  • Fields RD, Burnstock G. (2006) Purinergic signalling in neuron-glia interactions. Nat Rev Neurosci. 2006 Jun;7(6):423-36. Review. PMID: 16715052 PubMed
  • Ishibashi T, Dakin KA, Stevens B, Lee PR, Kozlov SV, Stewart CL, Fields RD. (2006) Astrocytes promote myelination in response to electrical impulses. Neuron. 2006 Mar 16;49(6):823-32. PMID: 16543131 PubMed
  • Cohen JE, Fields RD. (2006) CaMKII inactivation by extracellular Ca(2+) depletion in dorsal root ganglion neurons. Cell Calcium. 2006 May;39(5):445-54. Epub 2006 Mar 7. PMID: 16519936 PubMed
  • Stevens B, Ishibashi T, Chen JF, Fields RD. (2004) Adenosine: an activity-dependent axonal signal regulating MAP kinase and proliferation in developing Schwann cells. Neuron Glia Biol. 2004 Feb;1(1):23-34.  PMID: 16429616 PubMed
  • Lee PR, Cohen JE, Tendi EA, Farrer R, DE Vries GH, Becker KG, Fields RD. (2004) Transcriptional profiling in an MPNST-derived cell line and normal human Schwann cells. Neuron Glia Biol. 2004 May;1(2):135-147.PMID: 16429615 PubMed
  • Lee PR, Cohen JE, Fields RD. (2006) Immune system evasion by peripheral nerve sheath tumor. Neurosci Lett. 2006 Apr 10-17;397(1-2):126-9. Epub 2006 Jan 6. PMID: 16406348 PubMed
  • Fields RD. (2005) Myelination: an overlooked mechanism of synaptic plasticity? Neuroscientist. 2005 Dec;11(6):528-31. Review. PMID: 16282593 PubMed
  • Bullock TH, Bennett MV, Johnston D, Josephson R, Marder E, Fields RD. (2005) Neuroscience. The neuron doctrine, redux. Science. 2005 Nov 4;310(5749):791-3. No abstract available. PMID: 16272104 PubMed
  • Lee PR, Cohen JE, Becker KG, Fields RD. (2005) Gene expression in the conversion of early-phase to late-phase long-term potentiation. Ann N Y Acad Sci. 2005 Jun;1048:259-71. PMID: 16154938 PubMed
  • Fields RD, Lee PR, Cohen JE. (2005) Temporal integration of intracellular Ca2+ signaling networks in regulating gene expression by action potentials. Cell Calcium. 2005 May;37(5):433-42. Review. PMID: 15820391 PubMed
  • Fields RD. (2005) Making memories stick. Sci Am. 2005 Feb;292(2):75-81. No abstract available. PMID: 15715394 PubMed
  • Fields RD. (2004) Volume transmission in activity-dependent regulation of myelinating glia. Neurochem Int. 2004 Sep;45(4):503-9. Review. PMID: 15186916 PubMed
  • Fields RD. (2004) The other half of the brain. Sci Am. 2004 Apr;290(4):54-61. No abstract available. PMID: 15045754 PubMed
  • Cohen JE, Fields RD. (2004) Extracellular calcium depletion in synaptic transmission. Neuroscientist. 2004 Feb;10(1):12-7. Review. PMID: 14987443 PubMed
  • Klein JP, Tendi EA, Dib-Hajj SD, Fields RD, Waxman SG. (2003) Patterned electrical activity modulates sodium channel expression in sensory neurons. J Neurosci Res. 2003 Oct 15;74(2):192-8. PMID: 14515348 PubMed
  • Stevens B, Porta S, Haak LL, Gallo V, Fields RD. (2002) Adenosine: a neuron-glial transmitter promoting myelination in the CNS in response to action potentials. Neuron. 2002 Dec 5;36(5):855-68. PMID: 12467589 PubMed
  • Fields RD, Stevens-Graham B. (2002) New insights into neuron-glia communication. Science. 2002 Oct 18;298(5593):556-62. Review. PMID: 12386325 PubMed
  • Stevens B, Fields RD. (2002) Regulation of the cell cycle in normal and pathological glia. Neuroscientist. 2002 Apr;8(2):93-7. Review. PMID: 11954563 PubMed
  • Dudek SM, Fields RD. (2002) Somatic action potentials are sufficient for late-phase LTP-related cell signaling. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2002 Mar 19;99(6):3962-7. Epub 2002 Mar 12. PMID: 11891337 PubMed
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