Selected Publications

Dilsiz P., Aklan I., Sayar Atasoy N., Koksalar, F., Oncul M., Civas C., Ates T., Yilmaz B., Atasoy D.:  MCH neuron activity is sufficient for reward and reinforces feeding., Neuroendocrinology. 2019 Jun 3. PMID:31154452 doi: 10.1159/000501234

Aklan I, Sayar Atasoy N, Yavuz Y, Ates T, Coban I, Koksalar F, Filiz G, Topcu IC, Oncul M, Dilsiz P, Cebecioglu U, Alp MI, Yilmaz B, Davis DR, Hajdukiewicz K, Saito K, Konopka W, Cui H, Atasoy D.:  NTS Catecholamine Neurons Mediate Hypoglycemic Hunger via Medial Hypothalamic Feeding Pathways.  Cell Metab. 2019 Dec 6. pii: S1550-4131(19)30623-0. doi: 10.1016/j.cmet.2019.11.016. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 31839488

Ates T., Oncul M., Dilsiz P., Topcu I.C., Civas C.C., Alp M.I., Aklan I., Ates Oz E., Yavuz Y., Yilmaz B., Sayar Atasoy N., Atasoy D. Inactivation of Magel2 suppresses oxytocin neurons through synaptic excitation-inhibition imbalance. Neurobiology of Disease 2019 Jan;121:58-64.

Oncul M., Dilsiz P., Ates Oz E., Ates T., Aklan I., Celik E., Sayar Atasoy N., Atasoy D. Impaired melanocortin pathway function in Prader-Willi Syndrome gene-Magel2 deficient mice. Human Molecular Genetics 2018 Sep 15;27(18):3129-3136.

Sternson S.M., Atasoy D., Chemogenetic tools for causal cellular and neuronal biology., Physiological Reviews  2018 Jan 1;98(1):391-418

Sternson S.M., Atasoy D., Betley N., Henry F.E., Xu S. An Emerging Technology Framework for the Neurobiology of Appetite. Cell Metab. 2016 Feb; 23

Atasoy D., Betley N., Scheffer L., Wei-Ping L., Su H., Sertel S.M., Simpson J.H., Fetter R., Sternson S.M. A genetically specified connectomics approach applied to long-range feeding regulatory circuits. Nature Neurosci. 2014 Dec;17(12):1830-9.

Sternson S.M., Atasoy D. AGRP neuron circuits that regulate appetite.       Neuroendocrinology  2014;100(2-3):95-102.

Atasoy D., Betley N., Su H., Sternson S.M.  Deconstruction of a neural circuit for hunger. Nature  2012 Aug 9;488(7410):172-7.

Magnus C.#, Lee P.#, Atasoy D.#, Su H., Looger L.L., Sternson S.M. Chemical and genetic engineering of selective ligand-ion channel interactions. Science   2011 Sep 2;333(6047):1292-6.   (# equal contribution)

Yang Y., Atasoy D., Su H., Sternson S.M. Hunger states switch a flip-flop memory circuit via a synaptic AMPK-dependent positive feedback loop. Cell   2011 Sep 16;146(6):992-1003

Aponte Y., Atasoy D., Sternson S.M. AGRP neurons are sufficient to orchestrate feeding behavior rapidly and without training. Nature Neurosci.  2011 Mar;14(3):351-5

Peng H., Ruan Z., Atasoy D. Sternson S.M. Automatic Reconstruction of 3D Neuron Structures Using a Graph-Augmented Deformable Model., Bioinformatics.  2010 Jun 15;26(12):i38-46.

Zhang C., Atasoy D., Arac D., Yang X., Robison A.J., Brunger A.T., Sudhof T.C. Neurexins physically and functionally interact with GABAa1 Receptor Neuron. 2010 May 13;66(5)

Atasoy D., Ertunc M., Moulder K.L., Blackwell J., Chung C., Su J., Kavalali E.T. Spontaneous and evoked glutamate release activates two populations of NMDA receptors with limited overlap. J. Neurosci., 2008 Oct 1 28(40):10151–10166

Atasoy D.#, Aponte Y.#, Su H., Sternson S.M. A FLEX switch targets Channelrhodopsin-2 to multiple cell types for imaging and long-range circuit mapping. J. Neurosci., 2008 July 9 28(28):7025–7030    (# equal contribution)

Chubykin A.#, Atasoy D. #, Etherton M., Gibson J. R., Brose N., Kavalali E.T., and  Südhof T.C.  Activity dependent validation of excitatory vs. inhibitory synapse formation by neuroligin 1 vs. neuroligin 2.  Neuron. 2007Jun21;54(6):919-31. (# equal contribution)

Atasoy D., Schoch S., Nadasy K., Ho A., Mukherjee K., Liu X., Nosyreva E.D., Fernandez-Chacon R., Kavalali E.T., Südhof T.C. Deletion of CASK in mice is lethal and impairs synaptic function. PNAS  USA   2007 Feb 13;104(7):2525-30.

Ertunc M.,  Sara Y., Chung C., Atasoy D., Virmani T., Kavalali E.T. Fast synaptic vesicle reuse slows the rate of synaptic depression in the CA1 region of hippocampus. J. Neurosci. 2007 Jan 10;27(2):341-354

Ho A., Morishita W., Atasoy D., Liu X., Tabuchi K., Hammer R.E., Malenka R.C., and Südhof T.C. Genetic analysis of Mint/X11 proteins: Essential presynaptic functions of a neuronal adaptor protein family. J. Neurosci. 2006 Dec 13;26(50):13089-13101

Virmani T.#, Atasoy D.#, and Kavalali E.T. Synaptic vesicle recycling adapts to chronic changes in activity.  J. Neurosci. 2006 Feb 22;26(8):2197-206. (# equal contribution)

Atasoy D., Kavalali E.T. Presynaptic unsilencing: searching for a mechanism.                   
Neuron  2006 May 4;50(3):345-6.

Sara Y., Biederer T., Atasoy D., Chubykin A., Mozhayeva M., Südhof T.C., and Kavalali E.T. Selective capability of SynCAM and neuroligin for functional synapse assembly.J. Neurosci. 2005 Jan 5;25(1):260-70.

Chandra S., Fornai F., Kwon H.B., Yazdani U., Atasoy D., Liu X., Hammer R.E., Battaglia G., German D.C., Castillo P.E., and Südhof T.C. Double-knockout mice for alpha- and beta-synucleins: effect on synaptic functions.  PNAS USA 2004 Oct 12;101(41):14966-71.

Biederer T., Sara Y., Mozhayeva M., Atasoy D., Liu X., Kavalali E.T., and Südhof T.C.      SynCAM; a synaptic adhesion molecule that drives synapse assembly. Science, 2002 Aug 30;297(5586):1525-31

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