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1.

L-Serine: a Naturally-Occurring Amino Acid with Therapeutic Potential.

Metcalf JS, Dunlop RA, Powell JT, Banack SA, Cox PA.

Neurotox Res. 2018 Jan;33(1):213-221. doi: 10.1007/s12640-017-9814-x. Epub 2017 Sep 19. Review.

PMID:
28929385
2.

β-N-methylamino-l-alanine analysis in the brains of patients with Kii ALS/PDC.

Kokubo Y, Banack SA, Morimoto S, Murayama S, Togashi T, Metcalf JS, Cox PA, Kuzuhara S.

Neurology. 2017 Sep 5;89(10):1091-1092. doi: 10.1212/WNL.0000000000004310. Epub 2017 Aug 9. No abstract available.

PMID:
28794246
3.

Analysis of Neurotoxic Amino Acids from Marine Waters, Microbial Mats, and Seafood Destined for Human Consumption in the Arabian Gulf.

Chatziefthimiou AD, Deitch EJ, Glover WB, Powell JT, Banack SA, Richer RA, Cox PA, Metcalf JS.

Neurotox Res. 2018 Jan;33(1):143-152. doi: 10.1007/s12640-017-9772-3. Epub 2017 Aug 1.

PMID:
28766269
4.

Analysis of BMAA enantiomers in cycads, cyanobacteria, and mammals: in vivo formation and toxicity of D-BMAA.

Metcalf JS, Lobner D, Banack SA, Cox GA, Nunn PB, Wyatt PB, Cox PA.

Amino Acids. 2017 Aug;49(8):1427-1439. doi: 10.1007/s00726-017-2445-y. Epub 2017 Jun 15.

PMID:
28620737
5.

Creating a Simian Model of Guam ALS/PDC Which Reflects Chamorro Lifetime BMAA Exposures.

Banack SA, Cox PA.

Neurotox Res. 2018 Jan;33(1):24-32. doi: 10.1007/s12640-017-9745-6. Epub 2017 May 6.

PMID:
28478528
6.

Methods for the Chemical Analysis of β-N-Methylamino-L-A lanine: What Is Known and What Remains to Be Determined.

Banack SA, Murch SJ.

Neurotox Res. 2018 Jan;33(1):184-191. doi: 10.1007/s12640-017-9744-7. Epub 2017 May 4. Review.

PMID:
28474174
7.

Phase I clinical trial of safety of L-serine for ALS patients.

Levine TD, Miller RG, Bradley WG, Moore DH, Saperstein DS, Flynn LE, Katz JS, Forshew DA, Metcalf JS, Banack SA, Cox PA.

Amyotroph Lateral Scler Frontotemporal Degener. 2017 Feb;18(1-2):107-111. doi: 10.1080/21678421.2016.1221971. Epub 2016 Sep 2.

PMID:
27589995
8.

Transfer of developmental neurotoxin β-N-methylamino-l-alanine (BMAA) via milk to nursed offspring: Studies by mass spectrometry and image analysis.

Andersson M, Karlsson O, Banack SA, Brandt I.

Toxicol Lett. 2016 Sep 6;258:108-114. doi: 10.1016/j.toxlet.2016.06.015. Epub 2016 Jun 16.

PMID:
27320960
9.

Do vervets and macaques respond differently to BMAA?

Cox PA, Davis DA, Mash DC, Metcalf JS, Banack SA.

Neurotoxicology. 2016 Dec;57:310-311. doi: 10.1016/j.neuro.2016.04.017. Epub 2016 Apr 28.

PMID:
27133441
10.

Cyanobacteria and cyanotoxins are present in drinking water impoundments and groundwater wells in desert environments.

Chatziefthimiou AD, Metcalf JS, Glover WB, Banack SA, Dargham SR, Richer RA.

Toxicon. 2016 May;114:75-84. doi: 10.1016/j.toxicon.2016.02.016. Epub 2016 Feb 24.

PMID:
26921462
11.

Dietary exposure to an environmental toxin triggers neurofibrillary tangles and amyloid deposits in the brain.

Cox PA, Davis DA, Mash DC, Metcalf JS, Banack SA.

Proc Biol Sci. 2016 Jan 27;283(1823). pii: 20152397. doi: 10.1098/rspb.2015.2397.

12.

Grazing livestock are exposed to terrestrial cyanobacteria.

McGorum BC, Pirie RS, Glendinning L, McLachlan G, Metcalf JS, Banack SA, Cox PA, Codd GA.

Vet Res. 2015 Feb 25;46:16. doi: 10.1186/s13567-015-0143-x.

13.

Detection of cyanotoxins, β-N-methylamino-L-alanine and microcystins, from a lake surrounded by cases of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.

Banack SA, Caller T, Henegan P, Haney J, Murby A, Metcalf JS, Powell J, Cox PA, Stommel E.

Toxins (Basel). 2015 Jan 29;7(2):322-36. doi: 10.3390/toxins7020322.

14.

Detection of cyanobacterial neurotoxin β-N-methylamino-l-alanine within shellfish in the diet of an ALS patient in Florida.

Banack SA, Metcalf JS, Bradley WG, Cox PA.

Toxicon. 2014 Nov;90:167-73. doi: 10.1016/j.toxicon.2014.07.018. Epub 2014 Aug 11.

PMID:
25123936
15.

The non-protein amino acid BMAA is misincorporated into human proteins in place of L-serine causing protein misfolding and aggregation.

Dunlop RA, Cox PA, Banack SA, Rodgers KJ.

PLoS One. 2013 Sep 25;8(9):e75376. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0075376. eCollection 2013.

16.

Linking β-methylamino-L-alanine exposure to sporadic amyotrophic lateral sclerosis in Annapolis, MD.

Field NC, Metcalf JS, Caller TA, Banack SA, Cox PA, Stommel EW.

Toxicon. 2013 Aug;70:179-83. doi: 10.1016/j.toxicon.2013.04.010. Epub 2013 May 6.

PMID:
23660330
17.

Cyanobacteria produce N-(2-aminoethyl)glycine, a backbone for peptide nucleic acids which may have been the first genetic molecules for life on Earth.

Banack SA, Metcalf JS, Jiang L, Craighead D, Ilag LL, Cox PA.

PLoS One. 2012;7(11):e49043. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0049043. Epub 2012 Nov 7.

18.

Amino acid neurotoxins in feathers of the Lesser Flamingo, Phoeniconaias minor.

Metcalf JS, Banack SA, Kotut K, Krienitz L, Codd GA.

Chemosphere. 2013 Jan;90(2):835-9. doi: 10.1016/j.chemosphere.2012.09.094. Epub 2012 Nov 1.

PMID:
23123117
19.

Reactivity of β-methylamino-L-alanine in complex sample matrixes complicating detection and quantification by mass spectrometry.

Glover WB, Liberto CM, McNeil WS, Banack SA, Shipley PR, Murch SJ.

Anal Chem. 2012 Sep 18;84(18):7946-53. doi: 10.1021/ac301691r. Epub 2012 Aug 30.

PMID:
22905767
20.

Cyanobacterial neurotoxin β-N-methylamino-L-alanine (BMAA) in shark fins.

Mondo K, Hammerschlag N, Basile M, Pablo J, Banack SA, Mash DC.

Mar Drugs. 2012 Feb;10(2):509-20. doi: 10.3390/md10020509. Epub 2012 Feb 21.

21.

The cyanobacteria derived toxin Beta-N-methylamino-L-alanine and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.

Banack SA, Caller TA, Stommel EW.

Toxins (Basel). 2010 Dec;2(12):2837-50. doi: 10.3390/toxins2122837. Epub 2010 Dec 20. Review.

22.

Nitrogen starvation of cyanobacteria results in the production of β-N-methylamino-L-alanine.

Downing S, Banack SA, Metcalf JS, Cox PA, Downing TG.

Toxicon. 2011 Aug;58(2):187-94. doi: 10.1016/j.toxicon.2011.05.017. Epub 2011 Jun 16.

PMID:
21704054
23.

Washed cycad flour contains β-N-methyl amino-L-alanine and may explain parkinsonism symptoms.

Banack SA, Nunn PB, Cheng R, Bradley WG.

Ann Neurol. 2011 Feb;69(2):423; author reply 423-4. doi: 10.1002/ana.22291. No abstract available.

PMID:
21387387
24.

Distinguishing the cyanobacterial neurotoxin β-N-methylamino-L-alanine (BMAA) from other diamino acids.

Banack SA, Metcalf JS, Spáčil Z, Downing TG, Downing S, Long A, Nunn PB, Cox PA.

Toxicon. 2011 Apr;57(5):730-8. doi: 10.1016/j.toxicon.2011.02.005. Epub 2011 Feb 15.

PMID:
21329717
25.

Distinguishing the cyanobacterial neurotoxin beta-N-methylamino-L-alanine (BMAA) from its structural isomer 2,4-diaminobutyric acid (2,4-DAB).

Banack SA, Downing TG, Spácil Z, Purdie EL, Metcalf JS, Downing S, Esterhuizen M, Codd GA, Cox PA.

Toxicon. 2010 Nov;56(6):868-79. doi: 10.1016/j.toxicon.2010.06.006. Epub 2010 Jun 16.

PMID:
20561540
26.

Cyanobacteria and BMAA exposure from desert dust: a possible link to sporadic ALS among Gulf War veterans.

Cox PA, Richer R, Metcalf JS, Banack SA, Codd GA, Bradley WG.

Amyotroph Lateral Scler. 2009;10 Suppl 2:109-17. doi: 10.3109/17482960903286066.

PMID:
19929742
27.

Presence of the neurotoxic amino acids beta-N-methylamino-L-alanine (BMAA) and 2,4-diamino-butyric acid (DAB) in shallow springs from the Gobi Desert.

Craighead D, Metcalf JS, Banack SA, Amgalan L, Reynolds HV, Batmunkh M.

Amyotroph Lateral Scler. 2009;10 Suppl 2:96-100. doi: 10.3109/17482960903278469.

PMID:
19929740
28.

Cyanobacteria and BMAA: possible linkage with avian vacuolar myelinopathy (AVM) in the south-eastern United States.

Bidigare RR, Christensen SJ, Wilde SB, Banack SA.

Amyotroph Lateral Scler. 2009;10 Suppl 2:71-3. doi: 10.3109/17482960903273056.

PMID:
19929736
29.

Consumption of fa cai Nostoc soup: a potential for BMAA exposure from Nostoc cyanobacteria in China?

Roney BR, Renhui L, Banack SA, Murch S, Honegger R, Cox PA.

Amyotroph Lateral Scler. 2009;10 Suppl 2:44-9. doi: 10.3109/17482960903273031.

PMID:
19929731
30.

Previous studies underestimate BMAA concentrations in cycad flour.

Cheng R, Banack SA.

Amyotroph Lateral Scler. 2009;10 Suppl 2:41-3. doi: 10.3109/17482960903273528.

PMID:
19929730
31.

Multiple neurotoxic items in the Chamorro diet link BMAA with ALS/PDC.

Banack SA, Murch SJ.

Amyotroph Lateral Scler. 2009;10 Suppl 2:34-40. doi: 10.3109/17482960903278451.

PMID:
19929729
32.

Detection of the neurotoxin BMAA within cyanobacteria isolated from freshwater in China.

Li A, Tian Z, Li J, Yu R, Banack SA, Wang Z.

Toxicon. 2010 May;55(5):947-53. doi: 10.1016/j.toxicon.2009.09.023. Epub 2009 Oct 12.

PMID:
19822166
33.

Cyanobacterial neurotoxin BMAA in ALS and Alzheimer's disease.

Pablo J, Banack SA, Cox PA, Johnson TE, Papapetropoulos S, Bradley WG, Buck A, Mash DC.

Acta Neurol Scand. 2009 Oct;120(4):216-25. doi: 10.1111/j.1600-0404.2008.01150.x. Epub 2009 Feb 26.

PMID:
19254284
34.

The ALS/PDC syndrome of Guam and the cycad hypothesis.

Bradley WG, Banack SA, Cox PA.

Neurology. 2009 Feb 3;72(5):473-4, 476; author reply 475-6. No abstract available.

PMID:
19195084
35.

Variability in content of the anti-AIDS drug candidate prostratin in Samoan populations of Homalanthus nutans.

Johnson HE, Banack SA, Cox PA.

J Nat Prod. 2008 Dec;71(12):2041-4. doi: 10.1021/np800295m.

36.

Cyanobacteria (Nostoc commune) used as a dietary item in the Peruvian highlands produce the neurotoxic amino acid BMAA.

Johnson HE, King SR, Banack SA, Webster C, Callanaupa WJ, Cox PA.

J Ethnopharmacol. 2008 Jun 19;118(1):159-65. doi: 10.1016/j.jep.2008.04.008. Epub 2008 Apr 14.

PMID:
18495396
37.

Production of the neurotoxin BMAA by a marine cyanobacterium.

Banack SA, Johnson HE, Cheng R, Cox PA.

Mar Drugs. 2007 Dec 6;5(4):180-96. Erratum in: Mar Drugs. 2010;8(7):2013.

38.

Co-occurrence of beta-N-methylamino-L-alanine, a neurotoxic amino acid with other cyanobacterial toxins in British waterbodies, 1990-2004.

Metcalf JS, Banack SA, Lindsay J, Morrison LF, Cox PA, Codd GA.

Environ Microbiol. 2008 Mar;10(3):702-8. doi: 10.1111/j.1462-2920.2007.01492.x.

PMID:
18237305
39.

A nonprotein amino acid and neurodegeneration.

Cox PA, Banack SA.

Science. 2006 Nov 24;314(5803):1242. No abstract available.

PMID:
17124306
40.

BMAA selectively injures motor neurons via AMPA/kainate receptor activation.

Rao SD, Banack SA, Cox PA, Weiss JH.

Exp Neurol. 2006 Sep;201(1):244-52. Epub 2006 Jun 9.

PMID:
16764863
41.

Neurotoxic flying foxes as dietary items for the Chamorro people, Marianas Islands.

Banack SA, Murch SJ, Cox PA.

J Ethnopharmacol. 2006 Jun 15;106(1):97-104. Epub 2006 Feb 7.

PMID:
16457975
42.

Diverse taxa of cyanobacteria produce beta-N-methylamino-L-alanine, a neurotoxic amino acid.

Cox PA, Banack SA, Murch SJ, Rasmussen U, Tien G, Bidigare RR, Metcalf JS, Morrison LF, Codd GA, Bergman B.

Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2005 Apr 5;102(14):5074-8. Epub 2005 Apr 4. Erratum in: Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2005 Jul 5;102(27):9734.

43.

Occurrence of beta-methylamino-l-alanine (BMAA) in ALS/PDC patients from Guam.

Murch SJ, Cox PA, Banack SA, Steele JC, Sacks OW.

Acta Neurol Scand. 2004 Oct;110(4):267-9.

PMID:
15355492
44.

A mechanism for slow release of biomagnified cyanobacterial neurotoxins and neurodegenerative disease in Guam.

Murch SJ, Cox PA, Banack SA.

Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2004 Aug 17;101(33):12228-31. Epub 2004 Aug 4.

45.

Biomagnification of cyanobacterial neurotoxins and neurodegenerative disease among the Chamorro people of Guam.

Cox PA, Banack SA, Murch SJ.

Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2003 Nov 11;100(23):13380-3.

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