Felix Schweizer's laboratory is interested in the molecular mechanisms by which neurons communicate, the regulation of communication by neurons, and how alterations in neuronal communication might contribute to neuronal diseases. In particular, his laboratory focuses on the molecular mechanisms of neurotransmitter release, its diversity between different secretory systems, and its regulation by activity and by intra- and intercellular signaling events.
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Ubiquitination acutely regulates presynaptic neurotransmitter release in mammalian neurons.
Rinetti GV, Schweizer FE.
J Neurosci. 2010 Mar 3;30(9):3157-66.
Distribution of high-conductance calcium-activated potassium channels in rat vestibular epithelia.
Schweizer FE, Savin D, Luu C, Sultemeier DR, Hoffman LF.
J Comp Neurol. 2009 Nov 10;517(2):134-45.
Dissociated fear and spatial learning in mice with deficiency of ataxin-2.
Huynh DP, Maalouf M, Silva AJ, Schweizer FE, Pulst SM.
PLoS One. 2009 Jul 20;4(7):e6235.
DNA hypomethylation restricted to the murine forebrain induces cortical degeneration and impairs postnatal neuronal maturation.
Hutnick LK, Golshani P, Namihira M, Xue Z, Matynia A, Yang XW, Silva AJ, Schweizer FE, Fan G.
Hum Mol Genet. 2009 Aug 1;18(15):2875-88. Epub 2009 May 10.
Exit chloride, enter glutamate.
Nat Neurosci. 2009 Feb;12(2):111-2. Review. No abstract available.