David L Van Vactor

Summary

Affiliation: Harvard University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Growth cone-specific functions of XMAP215 in restricting microtubule dynamics and promoting axonal outgrowth
    Laura Anne Lowery
    Department of Cell Biology, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, 02115, USA
    Neural Dev 8:22. 2013
  2. ncbi request reprint Neural development: The semantics of axon guidance
    D V Van Vactor
    Department of Cell Biology, Program in Neuroscience, Harvard Medical School, 240 Longwood Avenue, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    Curr Biol 9:R201-4. 1999
  3. ncbi request reprint The middle and the end: slit brings guidance and branching together in axon pathway selection
    D Van Vactor
    Department of Cell Biology, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    Neuron 22:649-52. 1999
  4. ncbi request reprint Introduction: invertebrate axons find their way
    D Van Vactor
    Department of Cell Biology, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    Cell Mol Life Sci 55:1355-7. 1999
  5. pmc Retrograde BMP signaling at the synapse: a permissive signal for synapse maturation and activity-dependent plasticity
    Brett Berke
    Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology Department, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut 06520, and Department of Cell Biology, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts 02115
    J Neurosci 33:17937-50. 2013
  6. ncbi request reprint Axon guidance: the cytoplasmic tail
    Bharatkumar N Patel
    Program in Neuroscience, Department of Cell Biology, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Curr Opin Cell Biol 14:221-9. 2002

Research Grants

  1. Genes Essential To Motor Axon Guidance in Drosophila
    David Van Vactor; Fiscal Year: 2009

Collaborators

  • Bharatkumar N Patel
  • J G Flanagan
  • Laura Anne Lowery
  • Brett Berke
  • Michelle A Baird
  • Michael W Davidson
  • Elizabeth McNeill
  • Haig Keshishian
  • Jessica Wittnam
  • Gaudenz Danuser
  • Liya Ding
  • Alina Stout
  • Anna E Faris

Detail Information

Publications6

  1. pmc Growth cone-specific functions of XMAP215 in restricting microtubule dynamics and promoting axonal outgrowth
    Laura Anne Lowery
    Department of Cell Biology, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, 02115, USA
    Neural Dev 8:22. 2013
    ..In this study, we use quantitative analysis of high-resolution live imaging to examine the function of XMAP215 in embryonic Xenopus laevis neurons...
  2. ncbi request reprint Neural development: The semantics of axon guidance
    D V Van Vactor
    Department of Cell Biology, Program in Neuroscience, Harvard Medical School, 240 Longwood Avenue, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    Curr Biol 9:R201-4. 1999
    ....
  3. ncbi request reprint The middle and the end: slit brings guidance and branching together in axon pathway selection
    D Van Vactor
    Department of Cell Biology, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    Neuron 22:649-52. 1999
  4. ncbi request reprint Introduction: invertebrate axons find their way
    D Van Vactor
    Department of Cell Biology, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    Cell Mol Life Sci 55:1355-7. 1999
    ..This collection of reviews on axon guidance in insects provides a brief update to integrate current molecular and developmental insights in a number of areas from initial axon pathfinding to the recognition of synaptic partners...
  5. pmc Retrograde BMP signaling at the synapse: a permissive signal for synapse maturation and activity-dependent plasticity
    Brett Berke
    Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology Department, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut 06520, and Department of Cell Biology, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts 02115
    J Neurosci 33:17937-50. 2013
    ..Although synaptic growth depended on Lar and the early, transient BMP signal, the maturation of neurotransmitter release was independent of Lar and required later, ongoing BMP signaling. ..
  6. ncbi request reprint Axon guidance: the cytoplasmic tail
    Bharatkumar N Patel
    Program in Neuroscience, Department of Cell Biology, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Curr Opin Cell Biol 14:221-9. 2002
    ..Recent studies demonstrate a critical role for the cytoplasmic tails of guidance receptors in signalling and also reveal the potential for a great deal of crosstalk between the various receptor-signalling pathways...

Research Grants1

  1. Genes Essential To Motor Axon Guidance in Drosophila
    David Van Vactor; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..We will use a combination of genetics, cell biology and biochemistry to determine each protein's function in axon guidance and to dissect the signaling mechanisms that regulate the key effector activities. ..