Rong Grace Zhai - Publications

Affiliations: 
University of Miami Medical School, Miami, FL, United States 
Area:
neural development

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2015 Ruan K, Zhu Y, Li C, Brazill JM, Zhai RG. Alternative splicing of Drosophila Nmnat functions as a switch to enhance neuroprotection under stress. Nature Communications. 6: 10057. PMID 26616331 DOI: 10.1038/ncomms10057  1
2013 Ali YO, Li-Kroeger D, Bellen HJ, Zhai RG, Lu HC. NMNATs, evolutionarily conserved neuronal maintenance factors. Trends in Neurosciences. 36: 632-40. PMID 23968695 DOI: 10.1016/j.tins.2013.07.002  1
2013 Kitay BM, McCormack R, Wang Y, Tsoulfas P, Zhai RG. Mislocalization of neuronal mitochondria reveals regulation of Wallerian degeneration and NMNAT/WLD(S)-mediated axon protection independent of axonal mitochondria. Human Molecular Genetics. 22: 1601-14. PMID 23314018 DOI: 10.1093/hmg/ddt009  1
2013 Wen Y, Zhai RG, Kim MD. The role of autophagy in Nmnat-mediated protection against hypoxia-induced dendrite degeneration. Molecular and Cellular Neurosciences. 52: 140-51. PMID 23159780 DOI: 10.1016/j.mcn.2012.11.008  1
2013 Zang S, Ali YO, Ruan K, Zhai RG. Nicotinamide mononucleotide adenylyltransferase maintains active zone structure by stabilizing Bruchpilot. Embo Reports. 14: 87-94. PMID 23154466 DOI: 10.1038/embor.2012.181  1
2012 Ouyang H, Ali YO, Ravichandran M, Dong A, Qiu W, MacKenzie F, Dhe-Paganon S, Arrowsmith CH, Zhai RG. Protein aggregates are recruited to aggresome by histone deacetylase 6 via unanchored ubiquitin C termini. The Journal of Biological Chemistry. 287: 2317-27. PMID 22069321 DOI: 10.1074/jbc.M111.273730  1
2012 Ljungberg MC, Ali YO, Zhu J, Wu CS, Oka K, Zhai RG, Lu HC. CREB-activity and nmnat2 transcription are down-regulated prior to neurodegeneration, while NMNAT2 over-expression is neuroprotective, in a mouse model of human tauopathy. Human Molecular Genetics. 21: 251-67. PMID 22027994 DOI: 10.1093/hmg/ddr492  1
2012 Ali YO, Ruan K, Zhai RG. NMNAT suppresses tau-induced neurodegeneration by promoting clearance of hyperphosphorylated tau oligomers in a Drosophila model of tauopathy. Human Molecular Genetics. 21: 237-50. PMID 21965302 DOI: 10.1093/hmg/ddr449  1
2011 Wen Y, Parrish JZ, He R, Zhai RG, Kim MD. Nmnat exerts neuroprotective effects in dendrites and axons. Molecular and Cellular Neurosciences. 48: 1-8. PMID 21596138 DOI: 10.1016/j.mcn.2011.05.002  1
2011 Ali YO, McCormack R, Darr A, Zhai RG. Nicotinamide mononucleotide adenylyltransferase is a stress response protein regulated by the heat shock factor/hypoxia-inducible factor 1alpha pathway. The Journal of Biological Chemistry. 286: 19089-99. PMID 21478149 DOI: 10.1074/jbc.M111.219295  1
2011 Ali YO, Escala W, Ruan K, Zhai RG. Assaying locomotor, learning, and memory deficits in Drosophila models of neurodegeneration. Journal of Visualized Experiments : Jove. PMID 21445036 DOI: 10.3791/2504  1
2010 Ali YO, Kitay BM, Zhai RG. Dealing with misfolded proteins: examining the neuroprotective role of molecular chaperones in neurodegeneration. Molecules (Basel, Switzerland). 15: 6859-87. PMID 20938400 DOI: 10.3390/molecules15106859  1
2009 Zhou X, Escala W, Papapetropoulos S, Bradley WG, Zhai RG. BMAA neurotoxicity in Drosophila. Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis : Official Publication of the World Federation of Neurology Research Group On Motor Neuron Diseases. 10: 61-6. PMID 19929734 DOI: 10.3109/17482960903273445  1
2009 Zhai RG, Rizzi M, Garavaglia S. Nicotinamide/nicotinic acid mononucleotide adenylyltransferase, new insights into an ancient enzyme. Cellular and Molecular Life Sciences : Cmls. 66: 2805-18. PMID 19448972 DOI: 10.1007/s00018-009-0047-x  1
2008 Zhai RG, Zhang F, Hiesinger PR, Cao Y, Haueter CM, Bellen HJ. NAD synthase NMNAT acts as a chaperone to protect against neurodegeneration. Nature. 452: 887-91. PMID 18344983 DOI: 10.1038/nature06721  1
2006 Zhai RG, Cao Y, Hiesinger PR, Zhou Y, Mehta SQ, Schulze KL, Verstreken P, Bellen HJ. Drosophila NMNAT maintains neural integrity independent of its NAD synthesis activity. Plos Biology. 4: e416. PMID 17132048 DOI: 10.1371/journal.pbio.0040416  1
2006 Hiesinger PR, Zhai RG, Zhou Y, Koh TW, Mehta SQ, Schulze KL, Cao Y, Verstreken P, Clandinin TR, Fischbach KF, Meinertzhagen IA, Bellen HJ. Activity-independent prespecification of synaptic partners in the visual map of Drosophila. Current Biology : Cb. 16: 1835-43. PMID 16979562 DOI: 10.1016/j.cub.2006.07.047  1
2005 Hiesinger PR, Fayyazuddin A, Mehta SQ, Rosenmund T, Schulze KL, Zhai RG, Verstreken P, Cao Y, Zhou Y, Kunz J, Bellen HJ. The v-ATPase V0 subunit a1 is required for a late step in synaptic vesicle exocytosis in Drosophila. Cell. 121: 607-20. PMID 15907473 DOI: 10.1016/j.cell.2005.03.012  1
2005 Mehta SQ, Hiesinger PR, Beronja S, Zhai RG, Schulze KL, Verstreken P, Cao Y, Zhou Y, Tepass U, Crair MC, Bellen HJ. Mutations in Drosophila sec15 reveal a function in neuronal targeting for a subset of exocyst components. Neuron. 46: 219-32. PMID 15848801 DOI: 10.1016/j.neuron.2005.02.029  1
2004 Zhai RG, Bellen HJ. Hauling t-SNAREs on the microtubule highway. Nature Cell Biology. 6: 918-9. PMID 15459718 DOI: 10.1038/ncb1004-918  1
2004 Zhai RG, Bellen HJ. The architecture of the active zone in the presynaptic nerve terminal. Physiology (Bethesda, Md.). 19: 262-70. PMID 15381754 DOI: 10.1152/physiol.00014.2004  1
2003 Verstreken P, Koh TW, Schulze KL, Zhai RG, Hiesinger PR, Zhou Y, Mehta SQ, Cao Y, Roos J, Bellen HJ. Synaptojanin is recruited by endophilin to promote synaptic vesicle uncoating. Neuron. 40: 733-48. PMID 14622578 DOI: 10.1016/S0896-6273(03)00644-5  1
2003 Zhai RG, Hiesinger PR, Koh TW, Verstreken P, Schulze KL, Cao Y, Jafar-Nejad H, Norga KK, Pan H, Bayat V, Greenbaum MP, Bellen HJ. Mapping Drosophila mutations with molecularly defined P element insertions. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 100: 10860-5. PMID 12960394 DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1832753100  1
2003 Shapira M, Zhai RG, Dresbach T, Bresler T, Torres VI, Gundelfinger ED, Ziv NE, Garner CC. Unitary assembly of presynaptic active zones from Piccolo-Bassoon transport vesicles. Neuron. 38: 237-52. PMID 12718858 DOI: 10.1016/S0896-6273(03)00207-1  1
2002 Garner CC, Zhai RG, Gundelfinger ED, Ziv NE. Molecular mechanisms of CNS synaptogenesis. Trends in Neurosciences. 25: 243-51. PMID 11972960 DOI: 10.1016/S0166-2236(02)02152-5  1
2001 Bresler T, Ramati Y, Zamorano PL, Zhai R, Garner CC, Ziv NE. The dynamics of SAP90/PSD-95 recruitment to new synaptic junctions. Molecular and Cellular Neurosciences. 18: 149-67. PMID 11520177 DOI: 10.1006/mcne.2001.1012  1
2001 Zhai RG, Vardinon-Friedman H, Cases-Langhoff C, Becker B, Gundelfinger ED, Ziv NE, Garner CC. Assembling the presynaptic active zone: a characterization of an active one precursor vesicle. Neuron. 29: 131-43. PMID 11182086 DOI: 10.1016/S0896-6273(01)00185-4  1
2000 Zhai R, Olias G, Chung WJ, Lester RA, tom Dieck S, Langnaese K, Kreutz MR, Kindler S, Gundelfinger ED, Garner CC. Temporal appearance of the presynaptic cytomatrix protein bassoon during synaptogenesis. Molecular and Cellular Neurosciences. 15: 417-28. PMID 10833299 DOI: 10.1006/mcne.2000.0839  1
2000 Fenster SD, Chung WJ, Zhai R, Cases-Langhoff C, Voss B, Garner AM, Kaempf U, Kindler S, Gundelfinger ED, Garner CC. Piccolo, a presynaptic zinc finger protein structurally related to bassoon. Neuron. 25: 203-14. PMID 10707984  1
1999 Richter K, Langnaese K, Kreutz MR, Olias G, Zhai R, Scheich H, Garner CC, Gundelfinger ED. Presynaptic cytomatrix protein bassoon is localized at both excitatory and inhibitory synapses of rat brain. The Journal of Comparative Neurology. 408: 437-48. PMID 10340516 DOI: 10.1002/(SICI)1096-9861(19990607)408:3<437::AID-CNE9>3.0.CO;2-5  1
1997 Zhai R, Zhu XZ. Production of anti-peptide antibody of rat brain nitric-oxide synthase Acta Pharmacologica Sinica. 18: 204-208. PMID 10072933  1
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