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Rudolph, S, Badura, A, Lutzu, S, Pathak, SS, Thieme, A, Verpeut, JL, Wagner, MJ,

Yang, Y-M, and Fioravante, D. (2023) Cognitive-Affective Functions of the Cerebellum. 

JNeurosci. 43 (45): 7554-7564; doi:

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D’Ambra, A., Vlasov, K., Jung, S.J., Ganesan, S., Antzoulatos*, E., Fioravante*, D. (2023) Cerebellar Activation Bidirectionally Regulates Nucleus Accumbens Shell and Core. eLife BioRxiv 2020.09.28.283952; doi:  *equal senior authors.

Jung SJ†, Vlasov K†, D'Ambra AF, Parigi A, Baya M, Frez EP, Villalobos J, Fernandez-Frentzel M, Anguiano M, Ideguchi Y, Antzoulatos EG, Fioravante D. (2022) Novel cerebello-amygdala connections provide missing link between cerebellum and limbic system. Front. Syst. Neurosci.16: 2022. Submitted by invitation to Frontiers in Systems Neuroscience Research Topic “Unravelling the Complex and Multifaceted Role of the Cerebellum in Health and Disease”.

BioRxiv 2022.02.07.479043; doi:

Wang CC, Weyrer C, Fioravante D, Kaeser PS, Regehr WG. (2021) Presynaptic short-term plasticity persists in the absence of PKC phosphorylation of Munc18-1. J Neurosci. Jul 21:JN-RM-0347-21. Online ahead of print. PMID: 34290081. doi: 10.1523/JNEUROSCI.0347-21.2021.

Graham, J., D’Ambra, A., Jung, S,J., Vishwakarma, N., Venkatesh, R., Parigi, A., Antzoulatos, E., Fioravante*, D., Wiltgen*, B.J. (2021). Activation of ventral CA1 to basolateral amygdala-projecting neurons disrupts contextual fear memory retrieval. Front. Behav. Neurosci., Sec. Learning and Memory 5: 2021 |

BioRxiv 2020.06.29.178970; doi: *equal senior authors.

Pannoni, K., Sanculi, D., […], Antzoulatos, E., Fioravante, D., Ellisman, M., DeBelllo, W. (2019) Toric spines at a site of learning. eNeuro 7(1): ENEURO.0197-19.2019; DOI: 10.1523/ENEURO.0197-19.2019.

Wang CC, Weyrer C, Paturu M, Fioravante D, Regehr WG. (2016) Calcium-dependent protein kinase C is not required for post-tetanic potentiation at the hippocampal CA3 to CA1 synapse. J Neurosci. 36: 6393-6402. PubMed PMID: 27307229.


de Jong A and Fioravante D. (2014) Translating neuronal activity at the synapse: presynaptic calcium sensors in short-term plasticity. Frontiers in Cellular Neuroscience in press. doi: 10.3389/fncel.2014.00356.


Yamada* T, Yang* T, Hemberg M, Yoshida T, Cho HY, Murphy PJ, Fioravante D, Regehr W, Gyri S, Georgopoulos K, Bonni A. (2014) Promoter Decommissioning by the NuRD Chromatin Remodeling Complex Triggers Synaptic Connectivity in the Mammalian Brain. Neuron 83:122-134. PubMed PMID: 24991957.


Chu Y*, Fioravante* D, Leitges M, Regehr WG. (2014) Calcium-Dependent PKC Isoforms Have Specialized Roles in Short-Term Synaptic Plasticity. Neuron. 82:859-71. PubMed PMID: 24794094.


Chu Y, Fioravante D, Thanawala M, Leitges M, Regehr WG. (2012) Calcium-dependent

isoforms of protein kinase C mediate glycine-induced synaptic enhancement at the

calyx of Held. J Neurosci. 32:13796-804. PubMed PMID: 23035091.


Fioravante D, Myoga MH, Leitges M, Regehr WG. (2012) Adaptive regulation maintains

posttetanic potentiation at cerebellar granule cell synapses in the absence of

calcium-dependent PKC. J Neurosci. 32:13004-9. PubMed PMID: 22993418.

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Fioravante* D, Chu* Y, Myoga MH, Leitges M, Regehr WG. (2011) Calcium-dependent isoforms of protein kinase C mediate posttetanic potentiation at the calyx of Held. Neuron 70:1005-19. PubMed PMID: 21658591.


Fioravante D, Regehr WG. (2011) Short-term forms of presynaptic plasticity. Curr Opin Neurobiol. 21:269-74.PubMed PMID: 21353526.


Crowley JJ, Fioravante D, Regehr WG. (2009) Dynamics of fast and slow inhibition from cerebellar golgi cells allow flexible control of synaptic integration. Neuron. 2009 63:843-53. PubMed PMID: 19778512.


Beierlein M, Fioravante D, Regehr WG. (2007) Differential expression of posttetanic potentiation and retrograde signaling mediate target-dependent short-term synaptic plasticity. Neuron. 54:949-59. PubMed PMID: 17582334.


Fioravante D, Byrne JH. (2011) Protein degradation and memory formation. Brain Res Bull. 85:14-20. PubMed PMID: 21078374.


Hart AK, Fioravante D, Liu RY, Phares GA, Cleary LJ, Byrne JH. (2011) Serotonin-mediated synapsin expression is necessary for long-term facilitation of the Aplysia sensorimotor synapse. J Neurosci. 31:18401-11. PubMed PMID: 22171042.


Collado MS, Khabour O, Fioravante D, Byrne JH, Eskin A.(2009) Post-translational regulation of an Aplysia glutamate transporter during long-term facilitation. J Neurochem. 108:176-89. PubMed PMID: 19046322.


Fioravante D, Liu RY, Byrne JH. (2008) The ubiquitin-proteasome system is necessary for long-term synaptic depression in Aplysia. J Neurosci. 28:10245-56. PubMed PMID: 18842884.


Liu* RY, Fioravante* D, Shah S, Byrne JH. (2008) cAMP response element-binding protein 1 feedback loop is necessary for consolidation of long-term synaptic facilitation in Aplysia. J Neurosci. 28:1970-6. PubMed PMID: 18287513.


Fioravante D, Liu RY, Netek AK, Cleary LJ, Byrne JH. (2007) Synapsin regulates Basal synaptic strength, synaptic depression, and serotonin-induced facilitation of sensorimotor synapses in Aplysia. J Neurophysiol. 98:3568-80. PubMed PMID: 17913990.


Fioravante D, Smolen PD, Byrne JH. (2006) The 5-HT- and FMRFa-activated signaling pathways interact at the level of the Erk MAPK cascade: potential inhibitory constraints on memory formation. Neurosci Lett. 396:235-40. PubMed PMID: 16356640.


Mohamed HA, Yao W, Fioravante D, Smolen PD, Byrne JH. (2005) cAMP-response elements in Aplysia creb1, creb2, and Ap-uch promoters: implications for feedback loops modulating long term memory. J Biol Chem. 280:27035-43. PubMed PMID: 15888447.


Angers* A, Fioravante* D, Chin J, Cleary LJ, Bean AJ, Byrne JH. (2002) Serotonin stimulates phosphorylation of Aplysia synapsin and alters its subcellular distribution in sensory neurons. J Neurosci. 22:5412-22. PubMed PMID: 12097493.



Book chapters


Byrne JH, Fioravante D, and Antzoulatos EG. Cellular and molecular mechanisms of associative and nonassociative learning. In Textbook of Neural Repair and Rehabilitation, 2nd Edition, eds. Selzer M., Clarke S., Cohen L.G., Duncan P.W., and Gage F.H. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, in  press.


Byrne JH, Antzoulatos EG and Fioravante D (2009) Learning and Memory in Invertebrates: Aplysia. In: Squire LR (ed.)Encyclopedia of Neuroscience, volume 5, pp. 405-412. Oxford: Academic Press.


Fioravante D, Antzoulatos EG, and Byrne JH. (2008) Sensitization and habituation: Invertebrate. In: J. David Sweatt (Ed.), Molecular Mechanisms of Memory. Vol. 4 of Learning and Memory: A Comprehensive Reference (4 vols.) (J. Byrne Editor). Oxford: Elsevier, pp. 31-50


Byrne JH, Fioravante D, and Antzoulatos EG. (2006) Cellular and molecular mechanisms of associative and nonassociative learning. In: Textbook of Neural Repair and Rehabilitation, eds. Selzer M., Clarke S., Cohen L.G., Duncan P.W., and Gage F.H. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, Vol. I, pp. 79-94.


Byrne JH, Antzoulatos EG, and Fioravante D. (2004) Aplysia: Neural and molecular mechanisms of simple forms of learning: sensitization, classical conditioning, and operant conditioning.  In: Encyclopedia of Neuroscience, Third Edition, eds. Adelman G. and Smith B.H., Amsterdam: Elsevier Science.









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