cropper lab



  Yang CY, Yu K, Wang Y, Chen SA, Liu DD, Wang ZY, Su YN, Yang SZ, Chen TT, Livnat I, Vilim FS, Cropper EC, Weiss KR, Sweedler JV, Jing J. Aplysia Locomotion: Network and Behavioral Actions of GdFFD, a D-Amino Acid-Containing Neuropeptide. PLoS One. 2016 Jan 21;11(1):e0147335. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0147335. eCollection 2016. PubMed PMID: 26796097; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4721866.
  Svensson E, Evans CG, Cropper EC. Repetition priming-induced changes in sensorimotor transmission. J Neurophysiol. 2016 Mar 1;115(3):1637-43. doi: 10.1152/jn.01082.2015. Epub 2016 Jan 13. PubMed PMID: 26763783; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4808100.


  Friedman AK, Weiss KR, Cropper EC. Specificity of repetition priming: the role of chemical coding. J Neurosci. 2015 Apr 22;35(16):6326-34. doi: 10.1523/JNEUROSCI.4562-14.2015. PubMed PMID: 25904786; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4405554.
  Jing J, Alexeeva V, Chen SA, Yu K, Due MR, Tan LN, Chen TT, Liu DD, Cropper EC, Vilim FS, Weiss KR. Functional Characterization of a Vesicular Glutamate Transporter in an Interneuron That Makes Excitatory and Inhibitory Synaptic Connections in a Molluscan Neural Circuit. J Neurosci. 2015 Jun 17;35(24):9137-49. doi: 10.1523/JNEUROSCI.0180-15.2015. PubMed PMID: 26085636; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4469739.



Wu JS, Wang N, Siniscalchi M, Perkins MH, Zheng YT, Yu W, Chen SA, Jia RN, Gu JW, Qian YQ, Ye Y, Vilim FS, Cropper EC, Weiss KR, Jing J (2014) Complementary interactions between command-like interneurons that function to activate and specify motor programs. J. Neurosci. 34:6510-21.


Cropper EC, Friedman, Jing J, Perkins MH, Weiss KR (2014) Neuromodulation as a mechanism for the induction of repetition priming. Current Opinion Neurobiology 29:33-38.



Sasaki, K, Cropper EC, Weiss KR, Jing J (2013) Functional differentiation of a population of electrically-coupled heterogeneous elements in a microcircuit. J Neurosci, 33:93-105, PMID:23283325



Ludwar BC, Evans CG, Cropper EC (2012) Monitoring changes in the intracellular calcium concentration and synaptic efficacy in the mollusc Aplysia. J Vis Exp. Jul 15;(65). pii: 3907. doi: 10.3791/3907, PMID 22824826.


  Jing J, Sasaki K, Perkins MH, Siniscalchi MJ, Ludwar BC, Cropper EC, Weiss KR. (2011) Coordination of distinct motor structures through remote axonal coupling of projection interneurons. J Neurosci. 31 (43):15438-49.
  Evans CG, Ludwar BCh, Askanas J, Cropper EC. (2011) Effect of holding potential on the dynamics of homosynaptic facilitation. J Neurosci. 31(30):11039-43.
  Evans CG, Ludwar BCh, Kang T, Cropper EC. (2011) Effect of presynaptic membrane potential on electrical vs. chemical synaptic transmission. J Neurophysiol. 106(2):680-9. Epub 2011 May 18.


  Vilim FS, Sasaki K, Rybak J, Alexeeva V, Cropper EC, Jing J, Orekhova IV, Brezina V, Price D, Romanova EV, Rubakhin SS, Hatcher N, Sweedler JV, Weiss KR. (2010) Distinct mechanisms produce functionally complementary actions of neuropeptides that are structurally related but derived from different precursors. J Neurosci.  30(1):131-47.
  Jing J, Sweedler JV, Cropper EC, Alexeeva V, Park JH, Romanova EV, Xie F, Dembrow NC, Ludwar BC, Weiss KR, Vilim FS. (2010) Feedforward compensation mediated by the central and peripheral actions of a single neuropeptide discovered using representational difference analysis. J. Neurosci. 30 (49) :16545-58.



Ludwar BCh, Evans CG, Jing J, Cropper EC. (2009) Two distinct mechanisms mediate potentiating effects of depolarization on synaptic transmission.  J Neurophysiol. 102(3):1976-83. Epub 2009 Jul 15.


  Jing J, Vilim FS, Cropper EC, Weiss KR (2008) Neural analog of arousal: persistent conditional activation of a feeding modulator by serotonergic initiators of locomotion. J Neuroscience 28 (47):12349-12361.
  Evans CG, Kang T, Cropper EC (2008) Selective spike propagation in the central processes of an invertebrate neuron. J Neurophysiol. 100(5):2940-2947.


  Evans CG, Ludwar BCh, Cropper EC (2007) Mechanoafferent neuron with an inexcitabile somatic region: consequences for the regulation of spike propagation and afferent transmission. J Neurophysiol. 97(4):3126-30.


  Lum CS, Zhurov Y, Cropper EC, Weiss KR, Brezina V. (2005) Variability of swallowing performance in intact, freely feeding aplysia. J Neurophysiol. 2005 Oct;94(4):2427-46. Epub 2005 Jun 8.
  Evans CG, Romero A, Cropper EC (2005) Inhibition of afferent transmission in the feeding circuitry of Aplysia: persistence can be as important as size. J Neurophysiol. 93(5):2940-9. Epub 2004 Dec 29.


  Cropper EC, Evans CG, Hurwitz I, Jing J, Proekt A, Romero A, Rosen SC (2004) Feeding neural networks in the mollusc Aplysia. Neurosignals. 13:70-86.
  Shetreat-Klein AN, Cropper EC (2004) Afferent-induced changes in rhythmic motor programs in the feeding circuitry of Aplysia. J Neurophysiol. 92(4):2312-22. Epub 2004 Jun 2.
  Jing J, Cropper EC, Hurwitz I, Weiss KR. (2004) The construction of movement with behavior-specific and behavior-independent modules. J Neurosci. 24(28):6315-25.
  Cropper EC, Evans CG, Jing J, Klein A, Proekt A, Romero A, Rosen SC (2004) Regulation of afferent transmission in the feeding circuitry of Aplysia. Acta Biol. Hung 55:211-220.



Evans CG, Jing J, Proekt A, Rosen SC, Cropper EC (2003) Frequency-dependent regulation of afferent transmission in the feeding circuitry of Aplysia. J Neurophysiol 90:3967-77.

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