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    Karen Ting Chang, PhD

    TitleAssociate Professor of Physiology and Neuroscience
    SchoolKeck School of Medicine of USC
    DepartmentZilkha Neurogenetic Institute
    AddressZNI 219, 1501 San Pablo Street
    Health Sciences Campus
    Los Angeles California 90033
    Phone+1 323 442 1871
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      1. Lee JY, Geng J, Lee J, Wang AR, Chang K. Activity-Induced Synaptic Structural Modifications by an Activator of Integrin Signaling at the Drosophila Neuromuscular Junction. J Neurosci. 2017 Mar 22; 37(12):3246-3263. PMID: 28219985.
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      2. Geng J, Wang L, Lee JY, Chen CK, Chang K. Phosphorylation of Synaptojanin Differentially Regulates Endocytosis of Functionally Distinct Synaptic Vesicle Pools. J Neurosci. 2016 Aug 24; 36(34):8882-94. PMID: 27559170; PMCID: PMC4995302 [Available on 02/24/17].
      3. Lee JY, Chen JY, Shaw JL, Chang K. Maintenance of Stem Cell Niche Integrity by a Novel Activator of Integrin Signaling. PLoS Genet. 2016 May; 12(5):e1006043. PMID: 27191715; PMCID: PMC4871447.
      4. Wang W, Rai A, Hur EM, Smilansky Z, Chang K, Min KT. DSCR1 is required for both axonal growth cone extension and steering. J Cell Biol. 2016 May 23; 213(4):451-62. PMID: 27185837; PMCID: PMC4878092 [Available on 11/23/16].
      5. Niescier RF, Kwak SK, Joo SH, Chang K, Min KT. Dynamics of Mitochondrial Transport in Axons. Front Cell Neurosci. 2016; 10:123. PMID: 27242435; PMCID: PMC4865487.
      6. Shaw JL, Zhang S, Chang K. Bidirectional Regulation of Amyloid Precursor Protein-Induced Memory Defects by Nebula/DSCR1: A Protein Upregulated in Alzheimer's Disease and Down Syndrome. J Neurosci. 2015 Aug 12; 35(32):11374-83. PMID: 26269644; PMCID: PMC4532765.
      7. Chen CK, Bregere C, Paluch J, Lu JF, Dickman DK, Chang K. Activity-dependent facilitation of Synaptojanin and synaptic vesicle recycling by the Minibrain kinase. Nat Commun. 2014 Jun 30; 5:4246. PMID: 24977345; PMCID: PMC4183159.
      8. Shaw JL, Chang K. Nebula/DSCR1 upregulation delays neurodegeneration and protects against APP-induced axonal transport defects by restoring calcineurin and GSK-3ß signaling. PLoS Genet. 2013; 9(9):e1003792. PMID: 24086147; PMCID: PMC3784514.
      9. Chang K, Ro H, Wang W, Min KT. Meeting at the crossroads: common mechanisms in Fragile X and Down syndrome. Trends Neurosci. 2013 Dec; 36(12):685-94. PMID: 24075449; PMCID: PMC4090020.
      10. Niescier RF, Chang K, Min KT. Miro, MCU, and calcium: bridging our understanding of mitochondrial movement in axons. Front Cell Neurosci. 2013 Sep 10; 7:148. PMID: 24058334; PMCID: PMC3767916.
      11. Wang W, Zhu JZ, Chang K, Min KT. DSCR1 interacts with FMRP and is required for spine morphogenesis and local protein synthesis. EMBO J. 2012 Sep 12; 31(18):3655-66. PMID: 22863780; PMCID: PMC3442268.
      12. Chang K, Niescier RF, Min KT. Mitochondrial matrix Ca2+ as an intrinsic signal regulating mitochondrial motility in axons. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2011 Sep 13; 108(37):15456-61. PMID: 21876166; PMCID: PMC3174631.
      13. Chang K, Min KT. Progress in molecular biology and translational science. Animal models of human disease. Preface. Prog Mol Biol Transl Sci. 2011; 100:xv. PMID: 21377622.
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      14. Chang K, Min KT. Upregulation of three Drosophila homologs of human chromosome 21 genes alters synaptic function: implications for Down syndrome. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2009 Oct 06; 106(40):17117-22. PMID: 19805187; PMCID: PMC2761307.
      15. Griswold AJ, Chang K, Runko AP, Knight MA, Min KT. Sir2 mediates apoptosis through JNK-dependent pathways in Drosophila. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2008 Jun 24; 105(25):8673-8. PMID: 18562277; PMCID: PMC2438412.
      16. Chang K, Min KT. Drosophila melanogaster homolog of Down syndrome critical region 1 is critical for mitochondrial function. Nat Neurosci. 2005 Nov; 8(11):1577-85. PMID: 16222229.
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      17. Chang K, Shi YJ, Min KT. The Drosophila homolog of Down's syndrome critical region 1 gene regulates learning: implications for mental retardation. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2003 Dec 23; 100(26):15794-9. PMID: 14668437; PMCID: PMC307647.
      18. Hu M, Liu QS, Chang K, Berg DK. Nicotinic regulation of CREB activation in hippocampal neurons by glutamatergic and nonglutamatergic pathways. Mol Cell Neurosci. 2002 Dec; 21(4):616-25. PMID: 12504594.
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      19. Chang K, Min KT. Regulation of lifespan by histone deacetylase. Ageing Res Rev. 2002 Jun; 1(3):313-26. PMID: 12067588.
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      20. Chang K, Berg DK. Voltage-gated channels block nicotinic regulation of CREB phosphorylation and gene expression in neurons. Neuron. 2001 Dec 06; 32(5):855-65. PMID: 11738031.
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      21. Shoop RD, Chang K, Ellisman MH, Berg DK. Synaptically driven calcium transients via nicotinic receptors on somatic spines. J Neurosci. 2001 Feb 01; 21(3):771-81. PMID: 11157063.
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      22. Chang K, Berg DK. Nicotinic acetylcholine receptors containing alpha7 subunits are required for reliable synaptic transmission in situ. J Neurosci. 1999 May 15; 19(10):3701-10. PMID: 10234002.
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