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The Worm Connectome: Back to the Future.

Schafer WR.

Trends Neurosci. 2018 Nov;41(11):763-765. doi: 10.1016/j.tins.2018.09.002.


Caenorhabditis elegans and the network control framework-FAQs.

Towlson EK, Vértes PE, Yan G, Chew YL, Walker DS, Schafer WR, Barabási AL.

Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci. 2018 Sep 10;373(1758). pii: 20170372. doi: 10.1098/rstb.2017.0372. Review.


Neuropeptides encoded by nlp-49 modulate locomotion, arousal and egg-laying behaviours in Caenorhabditis elegans via the receptor SEB-3.

Chew YL, Grundy LJ, Brown AEX, Beets I, Schafer WR.

Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci. 2018 Sep 10;373(1758). pii: 20170368. doi: 10.1098/rstb.2017.0368.


An open-source platform for analyzing and sharing worm-behavior data.

Javer A, Currie M, Lee CW, Hokanson J, Li K, Martineau CN, Yemini E, Grundy LJ, Li C, Ch'ng Q, Schafer WR, Nollen EAA, Kerr R, Brown AEX.

Nat Methods. 2018 Sep;15(9):645-646. doi: 10.1038/s41592-018-0112-1. No abstract available.


An Afferent Neuropeptide System Transmits Mechanosensory Signals Triggering Sensitization and Arousal in C. elegans.

Chew YL, Tanizawa Y, Cho Y, Zhao B, Yu AJ, Ardiel EL, Rabinowitch I, Bai J, Rankin CH, Lu H, Beets I, Schafer WR.

Neuron. 2018 Sep 19;99(6):1233-1246.e6. doi: 10.1016/j.neuron.2018.08.003. Epub 2018 Aug 23.


Effects of different progestins on prostaglandin biosynthesis in human endometrial explants.

Roth K, Zahradnik HP, Schäfer WR.

Contraception. 2019 Jan;99(1):61-66. doi: 10.1016/j.contraception.2018.08.001. Epub 2018 Aug 13.


On-chip functional neuroimaging with mechanical stimulation in Caenorhabditis elegans larvae for studying development and neural circuits.

Cho Y, Oakland DN, Lee SA, Schafer WR, Lu H.

Lab Chip. 2018 Feb 13;18(4):601-609. doi: 10.1039/c7lc01201b.


Correction: automated and controlled mechanical stimulation and functional imaging in vivo in C. elegans.

Cho Y, Porto DA, Hwang H, Grundy LJ, Schafer WR, Lu H.

Lab Chip. 2017 Nov 7;17(22):3935. doi: 10.1039/c7lc90104f.


Recordings of Caenorhabditis elegans locomotor behaviour following targeted ablation of single motorneurons.

Chew YL, Walker DS, Towlson EK, Vértes PE, Yan G, Barabási AL, Schafer WR.

Sci Data. 2017 Oct 19;4:170156. doi: 10.1038/sdata.2017.156.


Network control principles predict neuron function in the Caenorhabditis elegans connectome.

Yan G, Vértes PE, Towlson EK, Chew YL, Walker DS, Schafer WR, Barabási AL.

Nature. 2017 Oct 26;550(7677):519-523. doi: 10.1038/nature24056. Epub 2017 Oct 18.


A network for swimming.

Chew YL, Schafer WR.

Elife. 2017 Jul 5;6. pii: e28780. doi: 10.7554/eLife.28780.


CIB2 interacts with TMC1 and TMC2 and is essential for mechanotransduction in auditory hair cells.

Giese APJ, Tang YQ, Sinha GP, Bowl MR, Goldring AC, Parker A, Freeman MJ, Brown SDM, Riazuddin S, Fettiplace R, Schafer WR, Frolenkov GI, Ahmed ZM.

Nat Commun. 2017 Jun 29;8(1):43. doi: 10.1038/s41467-017-00061-1.


Automated and controlled mechanical stimulation and functional imaging in vivo in C. elegans.

Cho Y, Porto DA, Hwang H, Grundy LJ, Schafer WR, Lu H.

Lab Chip. 2017 Jul 25;17(15):2609-2618. doi: 10.1039/c7lc00465f. Erratum in: Lab Chip. 2017 Nov 7;17 (22):3935.


Normal human immune cells are sensitive to telomerase inhibition by Brassica-derived 3,3-diindolylmethane,partly mediated via ERα/β-AP1 signaling.

Herz C, Tran HTT, Landerer S, Gaus J, Schlotz N, Lehr L, Schäfer WR, Treeck O, Odongo GA, Skatchkov I, Lamy E.

Mol Nutr Food Res. 2017 Sep;61(9). doi: 10.1002/mnfr.201600524. Epub 2017 Apr 6.


The Bright Fluorescent Protein mNeonGreen Facilitates Protein Expression Analysis In Vivo.

Hostettler L, Grundy L, Käser-Pébernard S, Wicky C, Schafer WR, Glauser DA.

G3 (Bethesda). 2017 Feb 9;7(2):607-615. doi: 10.1534/g3.116.038133.


The Multilayer Connectome of Caenorhabditis elegans.

Bentley B, Branicky R, Barnes CL, Chew YL, Yemini E, Bullmore ET, Vértes PE, Schafer WR.

PLoS Comput Biol. 2016 Dec 16;12(12):e1005283. doi: 10.1371/journal.pcbi.1005283. eCollection 2016 Dec.


Dopamine helps worms deal with stress.

Chew YL, Schafer WR.

EMBO J. 2016 Sep 1;35(17):1851-2. doi: 10.15252/embj.201695010. Epub 2016 Jul 20. No abstract available.


PACRG, a protein linked to ciliary motility, mediates cellular signaling.

Loucks CM, Bialas NJ, Dekkers MP, Walker DS, Grundy LJ, Li C, Inglis PN, Kida K, Schafer WR, Blacque OE, Jansen G, Leroux MR.

Mol Biol Cell. 2016 Jul 1;27(13):2133-44. doi: 10.1091/mbc.E15-07-0490. Epub 2016 May 18.


Neuropeptidergic Signaling and Active Feeding State Inhibit Nociception in Caenorhabditis elegans.

Ezcurra M, Walker DS, Beets I, Swoboda P, Schafer WR.

J Neurosci. 2016 Mar 16;36(11):3157-69. doi: 10.1523/JNEUROSCI.1128-15.2016.


Neuropeptide-Driven Cross-Modal Plasticity following Sensory Loss in Caenorhabditis elegans.

Rabinowitch I, Laurent P, Zhao B, Walker D, Beets I, Schoofs L, Bai J, Schafer WR, Treinin M.

PLoS Biol. 2016 Jan 8;14(1):e1002348. doi: 10.1371/journal.pbio.1002348. eCollection 2016 Jan.


Engineering new synaptic connections in the C. elegans connectome.

Rabinowitch I, Schafer WR.

Worm. 2015 Jan 28;4(2):e992668. doi: 10.4161/21624054.2014.992668. eCollection 2015 Apr-Jun.


Changes in Postural Syntax Characterize Sensory Modulation and Natural Variation of C. elegans Locomotion.

Schwarz RF, Branicky R, Grundy LJ, Schafer WR, Brown AE.

PLoS Comput Biol. 2015 Aug 21;11(8):e1004322. doi: 10.1371/journal.pcbi.1004322. eCollection 2015 Aug.


Sensory Neurons Arouse C. elegans Locomotion via Both Glutamate and Neuropeptide Release.

Choi S, Taylor KP, Chatzigeorgiou M, Hu Z, Schafer WR, Kaplan JM.

PLoS Genet. 2015 Jul 8;11(7):e1005359. doi: 10.1371/journal.pgen.1005359. eCollection 2015 Jul.


A consistent muscle activation strategy underlies crawling and swimming in Caenorhabditis elegans.

Butler VJ, Branicky R, Yemini E, Liewald JF, Gottschalk A, Kerr RA, Chklovskii DB, Schafer WR.

J R Soc Interface. 2015 Jan 6;12(102):20140963.


Mechanosensory molecules and circuits in C. elegans.

Schafer WR.

Pflugers Arch. 2015 Jan;467(1):39-48. doi: 10.1007/s00424-014-1574-3. Epub 2014 Jul 23. Review.


Rewiring neural circuits by the insertion of ectopic electrical synapses in transgenic C. elegans.

Rabinowitch I, Chatzigeorgiou M, Zhao B, Treinin M, Schafer WR.

Nat Commun. 2014 Jul 16;5:4442. doi: 10.1038/ncomms5442.


Stochastic blockmodeling of the modules and core of the Caenorhabditis elegans connectome.

Pavlovic DM, Vértes PE, Bullmore ET, Schafer WR, Nichols TE.

PLoS One. 2014 Jul 2;9(7):e97584. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0097584. eCollection 2014.


Caenorhabditis elegans nicotinic acetylcholine receptors are required for nociception.

Cohen E, Chatzigeorgiou M, Husson SJ, Steuer-Costa W, Gottschalk A, Schafer WR, Treinin M.

Mol Cell Neurosci. 2014 Mar;59:85-96. doi: 10.1016/j.mcn.2014.02.001. Epub 2014 Feb 8.


The voltage-gated anion channels encoded by clh-3 regulate egg laying in C. elegans by modulating motor neuron excitability.

Branicky R, Miyazaki H, Strange K, Schafer WR.

J Neurosci. 2014 Jan 15;34(3):764-75. doi: 10.1523/JNEUROSCI.3112-13.2014.


Sensory neuron fates are distinguished by a transcriptional switch that regulates dendrite branch stabilization.

Smith CJ, O'Brien T, Chatzigeorgiou M, Spencer WC, Feingold-Link E, Husson SJ, Hori S, Mitani S, Gottschalk A, Schafer WR, Miller DM 3rd.

Neuron. 2013 Jul 24;79(2):266-80. doi: 10.1016/j.neuron.2013.05.009.


A database of Caenorhabditis elegans behavioral phenotypes.

Yemini E, Jucikas T, Grundy LJ, Brown AE, Schafer WR.

Nat Methods. 2013 Sep;10(9):877-9. doi: 10.1038/nmeth.2560. Epub 2013 Jul 14.


Analysis of NPR-1 reveals a circuit mechanism for behavioral quiescence in C. elegans.

Choi S, Chatzigeorgiou M, Taylor KP, Schafer WR, Kaplan JM.

Neuron. 2013 Jun 5;78(5):869-80. doi: 10.1016/j.neuron.2013.04.002.


Neuropeptide signaling: from the gut.

Zhao B, Schafer WR.

Curr Biol. 2013 Jun 3;23(11):R481-3. doi: 10.1016/j.cub.2013.04.060.


A gap junction circuit enhances processing of coincident mechanosensory inputs.

Rabinowitch I, Chatzigeorgiou M, Schafer WR.

Curr Biol. 2013 Jun 3;23(11):963-7. doi: 10.1016/j.cub.2013.04.030. Epub 2013 May 23.


Phase transition in the economically modeled growth of a cellular nervous system.

Nicosia V, Vértes PE, Schafer WR, Latora V, Bullmore ET.

Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2013 May 7;110(19):7880-5. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1300753110. Epub 2013 Apr 22.


The rich club of the C. elegans neuronal connectome.

Towlson EK, Vértes PE, Ahnert SE, Schafer WR, Bullmore ET.

J Neurosci. 2013 Apr 10;33(15):6380-7. doi: 10.1523/JNEUROSCI.3784-12.2013.


tmc-1 encodes a sodium-sensitive channel required for salt chemosensation in C. elegans.

Chatzigeorgiou M, Bang S, Hwang SW, Schafer WR.

Nature. 2013 Feb 7;494(7435):95-99. doi: 10.1038/nature11845. Epub 2013 Jan 30.


A dictionary of behavioral motifs reveals clusters of genes affecting Caenorhabditis elegans locomotion.

Brown AE, Yemini EI, Grundy LJ, Jucikas T, Schafer WR.

Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2013 Jan 8;110(2):791-6. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1211447110. Epub 2012 Dec 24.


Proprioceptive coupling within motor neurons drives C. elegans forward locomotion.

Wen Q, Po MD, Hulme E, Chen S, Liu X, Kwok SW, Gershow M, Leifer AM, Butler V, Fang-Yen C, Kawano T, Schafer WR, Whitesides G, Wyart M, Chklovskii DB, Zhen M, Samuel AD.

Neuron. 2012 Nov 21;76(4):750-61. doi: 10.1016/j.neuron.2012.08.039.


Tackling thermosensation with multidimensional phenotyping.

Schafer WR.

BMC Biol. 2012 Nov 19;10:91. doi: 10.1186/1741-7007-10-91.


Chlormadinone acetate suppresses prostaglandin biosynthesis in human endometrial explants.

Hanjalic-Beck A, Schäfer WR, Deppert WR, Fischer L, Stein A, Seebacher L, von Gradowski AS, Stuckenschneider J, Zahradnik HP.

Fertil Steril. 2012 Oct;98(4):1017-22. doi: 10.1016/j.fertnstert.2012.06.010. Epub 2012 Jul 4.


Tracking movement behavior of multiple worms on food.

Yemini E, Kerr RA, Schafer WR.

Cold Spring Harb Protoc. 2011 Dec 1;2011(12):1483-7. doi: 10.1101/pdb.prot067025.


Illumination for worm tracking and behavioral imaging.

Yemini E, Kerr RA, Schafer WR.

Cold Spring Harb Protoc. 2011 Dec 1;2011(12):1480-2. doi: 10.1101/pdb.prot067009.


Preparation of samples for single-worm tracking.

Yemini E, Kerr RA, Schafer WR.

Cold Spring Harb Protoc. 2011 Dec 1;2011(12):1475-9. doi: 10.1101/pdb.prot066993.


A seven-transmembrane receptor that mediates avoidance response to dihydrocaffeic acid, a water-soluble repellent in Caenorhabditis elegans.

Aoki R, Yagami T, Sasakura H, Ogura K, Kajihara Y, Ibi M, Miyamae T, Nakamura F, Asakura T, Kanai Y, Misu Y, Iino Y, Ezcurra M, Schafer WR, Mori I, Goshima Y.

J Neurosci. 2011 Nov 16;31(46):16603-10. doi: 10.1523/JNEUROSCI.4018-11.2011.


Lateral facilitation between primary mechanosensory neurons controls nose touch perception in C. elegans.

Chatzigeorgiou M, Schafer WR.

Neuron. 2011 Apr 28;70(2):299-309. doi: 10.1016/j.neuron.2011.02.046.


Food sensitizes C. elegans avoidance behaviours through acute dopamine signalling.

Ezcurra M, Tanizawa Y, Swoboda P, Schafer WR.

EMBO J. 2011 Mar 16;30(6):1110-22. doi: 10.1038/emboj.2011.22. Epub 2011 Feb 8.


Unrestrained worms bridled by the light.

Brown AE, Schafer WR.

Nat Methods. 2011 Feb;8(2):129-30. doi: 10.1038/nmeth0211-129. No abstract available.


Critical evaluation of human endometrial explants as an ex vivo model system: a molecular approach.

Schäfer WR, Fischer L, Roth K, Jüllig AK, Stuckenschneider JE, Schwartz P, Weimer M, Orlowska-Volk M, Hanjalic-Beck A, Kranz I, Deppert WR, Zahradnik HP.

Mol Hum Reprod. 2011 Apr;17(4):255-65. doi: 10.1093/molehr/gaq095. Epub 2010 Nov 29.


C. elegans multi-dendritic sensory neurons: morphology and function.

Albeg A, Smith CJ, Chatzigeorgiou M, Feitelson DG, Hall DH, Schafer WR, Miller DM 3rd, Treinin M.

Mol Cell Neurosci. 2011 Jan;46(1):308-17. doi: 10.1016/j.mcn.2010.10.001. Epub 2010 Oct 21.

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