Veronica A Alvarez

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Affiliation: Harvard University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Anatomical and physiological plasticity of dendritic spines
    Veronica A Alvarez
    Harvard Medical School, Department of Neurobiology, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    Annu Rev Neurosci 30:79-97. 2007
  2. ncbi request reprint Distinct structural and ionotropic roles of NMDA receptors in controlling spine and synapse stability
    Veronica A Alvarez
    Department of Neurobiology, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    J Neurosci 27:7365-76. 2007
  3. ncbi request reprint Retraction of synapses and dendritic spines induced by off-target effects of RNA interference
    Veronica A Alvarez
    Department of Neurobiology, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    J Neurosci 26:7820-5. 2006
  4. pmc Frequency-dependent synchrony in locus ceruleus: role of electrotonic coupling
    Veronica A Alvarez
    Vollum Institute, Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, OR 97201, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 99:4032-6. 2002
  5. ncbi request reprint Regulation of neuronal morphology and function by the tumor suppressors Tsc1 and Tsc2
    Sohail F Tavazoie
    Department of Neurobiology, Harvard Medical School, 220 Longwood Avenue, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    Nat Neurosci 8:1727-34. 2005
  6. ncbi request reprint mu-Opioid receptors: Ligand-dependent activation of potassium conductance, desensitization, and internalization
    Veronica A Alvarez
    Vollum Institute and Department of Physiology and Pharmacology, Oregon Health and Sciences University, Portland, Oregon 97201, USA
    J Neurosci 22:5769-76. 2002

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Publications6

  1. ncbi request reprint Anatomical and physiological plasticity of dendritic spines
    Veronica A Alvarez
    Harvard Medical School, Department of Neurobiology, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    Annu Rev Neurosci 30:79-97. 2007
    ..Nevertheless, morphological changes are not required for all forms of synaptic plasticity, and whether changes in the spine shape and size significantly impact synaptic signals is unclear...
  2. ncbi request reprint Distinct structural and ionotropic roles of NMDA receptors in controlling spine and synapse stability
    Veronica A Alvarez
    Department of Neurobiology, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    J Neurosci 27:7365-76. 2007
    ..Thus, although ionotropic properties of NMDARs induce synaptic plasticity, it is the physical interactions of the C-tail of the receptor that mediate the long-term stabilization of synapses and spines...
  3. ncbi request reprint Retraction of synapses and dendritic spines induced by off-target effects of RNA interference
    Veronica A Alvarez
    Department of Neurobiology, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    J Neurosci 26:7820-5. 2006
    ..Our results indicate that off-target effects of RNAi severely perturb neuronal structure and function and may lead to the functional withdrawal of affected cells from the brain circuitry...
  4. pmc Frequency-dependent synchrony in locus ceruleus: role of electrotonic coupling
    Veronica A Alvarez
    Vollum Institute, Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, OR 97201, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 99:4032-6. 2002
    ..In slices from adult animals, the combination of electrotonic coupling and firing frequency are the key elements that regulate synchronous firing in this nucleus...
  5. ncbi request reprint Regulation of neuronal morphology and function by the tumor suppressors Tsc1 and Tsc2
    Sohail F Tavazoie
    Department of Neurobiology, Harvard Medical School, 220 Longwood Avenue, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    Nat Neurosci 8:1727-34. 2005
    ..Thus, the TSC pathway regulates growth and synapse function in neurons, and perturbations of neuronal structure and function are likely to contribute to the pathogenesis of the neurological symptoms of TSC...
  6. ncbi request reprint mu-Opioid receptors: Ligand-dependent activation of potassium conductance, desensitization, and internalization
    Veronica A Alvarez
    Vollum Institute and Department of Physiology and Pharmacology, Oregon Health and Sciences University, Portland, Oregon 97201, USA
    J Neurosci 22:5769-76. 2002
    ..Identification and characterization of the biophysical properties of agonists that favor desensitization and internalization of receptors will lead to a better understanding of opioid signaling...