CLAUDIO MELLO

Summary

Affiliation: Oregon Health and Science University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Birdsong "transcriptomics": neurochemical specializations of the oscine song system
    Peter V Lovell
    Neurological Sciences Institute, Oregon Health and Science University, Beaverton, Oregon, United States of America
    PLoS ONE 3:e3440. 2008
  2. pmc Noradrenergic control of gene expression and long-term neuronal adaptation evoked by learned vocalizations in songbirds
    Tarciso A F Velho
    Department of Behavioral Neuroscience and Neurological Sciences Institute, Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, Oregon, United States of America
    PLoS ONE 7:e36276. 2012
  3. pmc The Songbird Neurogenomics (SoNG) Initiative: community-based tools and strategies for study of brain gene function and evolution
    Kirstin Replogle
    Cell and Developmental Biology, Univ, of Illinois, Urbana, IL, USA
    BMC Genomics 9:131. 2008
  4. pmc No small feat: microRNA responses during vocal communication in songbirds
    Claudio V Mello
    Department of Behavioral Neuroscience, Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, OR 97239, USA
    BMC Biol 9:35. 2011
  5. ncbi request reprint Mapping vocal communication pathways in birds with inducible gene expression
    C V Mello
    Neurological Sciences Institute NSI, Oregon Health Sciences University OHSU, West Campus Building 1, 505 NW 185th Ave, Beaverton, OR, USA
    J Comp Physiol A Neuroethol Sens Neural Behav Physiol 188:943-59. 2002
  6. ncbi request reprint Song-induced gene expression: a window on song auditory processing and perception
    Claudio V Mello
    Laboratory of Vocal and Auditory Learning, Neurological Sciences Institute, Oregon Health and Science University, 505 NW 185th Avenue, West Campus, Bldg 1, Beaverton, OR 97006, USA
    Ann N Y Acad Sci 1016:263-81. 2004
  7. ncbi request reprint Identification and analysis of vocal communication pathways in birds through inducible gene expression
    Claudio V Mello
    Neurological Sciences Institute, Oregon Health and Science University, Beaverton, OR 97006, USA
    An Acad Bras Cienc 76:243-6. 2004
  8. ncbi request reprint Gene regulation by song in the auditory telencephalon of songbirds
    Claudio V Mello
    Neurological Sciences Institute, Oregon Health and Science University, 505 NW 185th Avenue, Beaverton, OR 97006, USA
    Front Biosci 9:63-73. 2004
  9. pmc Synapsins are late activity-induced genes regulated by birdsong
    Tarciso A F Velho
    Department of Behavioral Neuroscience, Oregon Health and Science University, Beaverton, Oregon 97006, USA
    J Neurosci 28:11871-82. 2008
  10. ncbi request reprint Co-induction of activity-dependent genes in songbirds
    Tarciso A F Velho
    Neurological Sciences Institute, Oregon Health and Science University West Campus, 505 NW 185th Avenue, Beaverton, OR 97006, USA
    Eur J Neurosci 22:1667-78. 2005

Research Grants

  1. GENE REGULATION IN AUDITORY LEARNING
    CLAUDIO MELLO; Fiscal Year: 2007
  2. GENE REGULATION IN AUDITORY LEARNING
    CLAUDIO MELLO; Fiscal Year: 2003
  3. GENE REGULATION IN AUDITORY LEARNING
    CLAUDIO MELLO; Fiscal Year: 2004
  4. GENE REGULATION IN AUDITORY LEARNING
    CLAUDIO MELLO; Fiscal Year: 2005
  5. GENE REGULATION IN AUDITORY LEARNING
    CLAUDIO MELLO; Fiscal Year: 2006

Detail Information

Publications26

  1. pmc Birdsong "transcriptomics": neurochemical specializations of the oscine song system
    Peter V Lovell
    Neurological Sciences Institute, Oregon Health and Science University, Beaverton, Oregon, United States of America
    PLoS ONE 3:e3440. 2008
    ..Vocal learning is a rare and complex behavioral trait that serves as a basis for the acquisition of human spoken language. In songbirds, vocal learning and production depend on a set of specialized brain nuclei known as the song system...
  2. pmc Noradrenergic control of gene expression and long-term neuronal adaptation evoked by learned vocalizations in songbirds
    Tarciso A F Velho
    Department of Behavioral Neuroscience and Neurological Sciences Institute, Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, Oregon, United States of America
    PLoS ONE 7:e36276. 2012
    ..We also suggest that this mechanism may be an important contributor to long-term auditory memories of learned vocalizations...
  3. pmc The Songbird Neurogenomics (SoNG) Initiative: community-based tools and strategies for study of brain gene function and evolution
    Kirstin Replogle
    Cell and Developmental Biology, Univ, of Illinois, Urbana, IL, USA
    BMC Genomics 9:131. 2008
    ..In response, we developed a core set of genomic tools and a novel collaborative strategy to probe gene expression in diverse songbird species and natural contexts...
  4. pmc No small feat: microRNA responses during vocal communication in songbirds
    Claudio V Mello
    Department of Behavioral Neuroscience, Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, OR 97239, USA
    BMC Biol 9:35. 2011
    ..These findings, reported in BMC Genomics, highlight the complexities of gene regulation associated with vocal communication and point to possible key regulators of song-triggered gene networks...
  5. ncbi request reprint Mapping vocal communication pathways in birds with inducible gene expression
    C V Mello
    Neurological Sciences Institute NSI, Oregon Health Sciences University OHSU, West Campus Building 1, 505 NW 185th Ave, Beaverton, OR, USA
    J Comp Physiol A Neuroethol Sens Neural Behav Physiol 188:943-59. 2002
    ..e., songbirds, parrots, and hummingbirds). New research directions indicated by this molecular analysis will be discussed throughout...
  6. ncbi request reprint Song-induced gene expression: a window on song auditory processing and perception
    Claudio V Mello
    Laboratory of Vocal and Auditory Learning, Neurological Sciences Institute, Oregon Health and Science University, 505 NW 185th Avenue, West Campus, Bldg 1, Beaverton, OR 97006, USA
    Ann N Y Acad Sci 1016:263-81. 2004
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  7. ncbi request reprint Identification and analysis of vocal communication pathways in birds through inducible gene expression
    Claudio V Mello
    Neurological Sciences Institute, Oregon Health and Science University, Beaverton, OR 97006, USA
    An Acad Bras Cienc 76:243-6. 2004
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  8. ncbi request reprint Gene regulation by song in the auditory telencephalon of songbirds
    Claudio V Mello
    Neurological Sciences Institute, Oregon Health and Science University, 505 NW 185th Avenue, Beaverton, OR 97006, USA
    Front Biosci 9:63-73. 2004
    ..Thus, NCM appears to play a prominent role in perceptual aspects of vocal communication, and potentially in the process of vocal learning in songbirds and other vocal learning avian orders, i.e. parrots and hummingbirds...
  9. pmc Synapsins are late activity-induced genes regulated by birdsong
    Tarciso A F Velho
    Department of Behavioral Neuroscience, Oregon Health and Science University, Beaverton, Oregon 97006, USA
    J Neurosci 28:11871-82. 2008
    ..These results demonstrate that synapsins are a late component of the genomic response to neuronal activation and that their expression depends on a complex set of regulatory interactions between early and late regulated genes...
  10. ncbi request reprint Co-induction of activity-dependent genes in songbirds
    Tarciso A F Velho
    Neurological Sciences Institute, Oregon Health and Science University West Campus, 505 NW 185th Avenue, Beaverton, OR 97006, USA
    Eur J Neurosci 22:1667-78. 2005
    ..They also demonstrate that genes representing distinct genomic and cellular regulatory programs, namely early effectors and transcription factors, are co-activated in the same neuronal cells by a naturally learned stimulus...
  11. pmc Significance of vitamin A to brain function, behavior and learning
    Christopher R Olson
    Department of Behavioral Neuroscience, Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, OR 97239, USA
    Mol Nutr Food Res 54:489-95. 2010
    ..Together these results yield significant insights into the role of vitamin A in maintaining neuronal plasticity and cognitive function in adulthood...
  12. pmc GABA immunoreactivity in auditory and song control brain areas of zebra finches
    Raphael Pinaud
    Laboratory of Auditory and Vocal Learning, Neurological Sciences Institute, Oregon Health and Sciences University, Portland, OR, USA
    J Chem Neuroanat 34:1-21. 2007
    ..Our data are in accordance with a prominent role of GABAergic mechanisms in regulating the neural circuits involved in song perceptual processing, motor production, and vocal learning in songbirds...
  13. ncbi request reprint GABAergic neurons participate in the brain's response to birdsong auditory stimulation
    Raphael Pinaud
    Neurological Sciences Institute, Oregon Health and Science University, Portland 94006, USA
    Eur J Neurosci 20:1318-30. 2004
    ..Altogether, our results suggest that GABAergic mechanisms participate in auditory processing and perception, and might contribute to the memorization of birdsong...
  14. pmc Enriched expression and developmental regulation of the middle-weight neurofilament (NF-M) gene in song control nuclei of the zebra finch
    Tarciso A F Velho
    Neurological Sciences Institute, Oregon Health and Science University, Beaverton, Oregon 97006, USA
    J Comp Neurol 500:477-97. 2007
    ..Overall, our data indicate that NF-M is a neurochemical marker for pallial song control nuclei and provide suggestive evidence of an involvement of NF-M in the development and/or maturation of the oscine song control system...
  15. doi request reprint Dietary retinoic acid affects song maturation and gene expression in the song system of the zebra finch
    William E Wood
    Neurological Sciences Institute, Oregon Health and Science University, Beaverton, Oregon 97006, USA
    Dev Neurobiol 68:1213-24. 2008
    ..The data also demonstrate that dietary content of Vitamin A can affect the maturation of a naturally learned complex behavior...
  16. ncbi request reprint Calbindin-positive neurons reveal a sexual dimorphism within the songbird analogue of the mammalian auditory cortex
    Raphael Pinaud
    Laboratory of Auditory and Vocal Learning, Neurological Sciences Institute, Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, Oregon 97006, USA
    J Neurobiol 66:182-95. 2006
    ..Our results also suggest that local sex steroid hormones may play a local role in auditory processing in the songbird telencephalon...
  17. ncbi request reprint Cloning and expression analysis of retinoic acid receptors in the zebra finch brain
    Jin K Jeong
    Neurological Sciences Institute, Oregon Health and Science University, West Campus, Beaverton, Oregon 97221, USA
    J Comp Neurol 489:23-41. 2005
    ..They also suggest that the striatum is a major target of retinoic acid in songbirds...
  18. ncbi request reprint The excitatory thalamo-"cortical" projection within the song control system of zebra finches is formed by calbindin-expressing neurons
    Raphael Pinaud
    Neurological Sciences Institute, Oregon Health and Science University, Beaverton, Oregon 97006, USA
    J Comp Neurol 504:601-18. 2007
    ..Our findings provide a clear-cut neurochemical signature for a critical projection in the songbird vocal control pathways that enable song learning...
  19. ncbi request reprint Light-induced Egr-1 expression in the striate cortex of the opossum
    Raphael Pinaud
    Neurological Sciences Institute, Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, OR, USA
    Brain Res Bull 61:139-46. 2003
    ....
  20. ncbi request reprint Induction of hippocampal long-term potentiation during waking leads to increased extrahippocampal zif-268 expression during ensuing rapid-eye-movement sleep
    Sidarta Ribeiro
    Department of Neurobiology, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina 27710, USA
    J Neurosci 22:10914-23. 2002
    ....
  21. pmc Songbirds and the revised avian brain nomenclature
    Anton Reiner
    Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology, University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis, Tennessee 38163, USA
    Ann N Y Acad Sci 1016:77-108. 2004
    ....
  22. pmc Inhibitory network interactions shape the auditory processing of natural communication signals in the songbird auditory forebrain
    Raphael Pinaud
    Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences, University of Rochester, Rochester, New York 14627, USA
    J Neurophysiol 100:441-55. 2008
    ..Thus processing of learned natural communication sounds in songbirds, and possibly other vocal learners, may depend on complex interactions of inhibitory networks...
  23. ncbi request reprint Species differences in auditory processing dynamics in songbird auditory telencephalon
    Thomas A Terleph
    Psychology Department, Rutgers University, Piscataway, NJ 08854, USA
    Dev Neurobiol 67:1498-510. 2007
    ..In sum, species differences in the response properties of NCM likely reflect selectivity for the acoustic elements of each species' vocal repertoire...
  24. ncbi request reprint Auditory topography and temporal response dynamics of canary caudal telencephalon
    Thomas A Terleph
    Psychology Department, Rutgers University, 152 Frelinghuysen Road, Piscataway, New Jersey 08854, USA
    J Neurobiol 66:281-92. 2006
    ..NCM properties, in particular, may allow for response integration across multiple spectrally varying stimulus elements, such as those that occur during birdsong...
  25. pmc Revised nomenclature for avian telencephalon and some related brainstem nuclei
    Anton Reiner
    Department of Anatomy, University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis 38163, USA
    J Comp Neurol 473:377-414. 2004
    ..We urge all to use this new terminology, because we believe it will promote better communication among neuroscientists. Further information is available at http://avianbrain.org..
  26. pmc Avian brains and a new understanding of vertebrate brain evolution
    Erich D Jarvis
    Department of Neurobiology, Box 3209, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina 27710, USA
    Nat Rev Neurosci 6:151-9. 2005
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Research Grants7

  1. GENE REGULATION IN AUDITORY LEARNING
    CLAUDIO MELLO; Fiscal Year: 2007
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  2. GENE REGULATION IN AUDITORY LEARNING
    CLAUDIO MELLO; Fiscal Year: 2003
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  3. GENE REGULATION IN AUDITORY LEARNING
    CLAUDIO MELLO; Fiscal Year: 2004
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  4. GENE REGULATION IN AUDITORY LEARNING
    CLAUDIO MELLO; Fiscal Year: 2005
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  5. GENE REGULATION IN AUDITORY LEARNING
    CLAUDIO MELLO; Fiscal Year: 2006
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