Publications: 2010 - Present

Magown P., Rafuse V.F. and Brownstone Microcircuit formation following transplantation of mouse embryonic stem cell-derived neurons into peripheral nerve. J. Neurophysiol. (oi:10.1152/jn.00943.2016).

Magown P., Brownstone R.M., and Rafuse V.F. Tumor prevention facilities delayed transplant of stem cell-derived motoneurons. Ann. Clin. Transl. Neurol. 3:637-649, 2016.

Magown P., Shettar B., Zhang Y. and Rafuse V.F. Direct optical activation of skeletal muscle fibers efficiently controls muscle contaction and attenuates denervation atrophy due to injury. Nat. Commun. 6:8506, 2015. (Featured in Neurology Today)

Toma, J.S., Shettar B.C., Chipman P.H., Pinto D.M., Barowska J.P., Ichida J.K., Fawcette J.P., Zhang Y., Eggan K., Rafuse V.F. Motoneurons derived from induced pluripotent stem cells develop phenotypic properties indistinguishable from those derived from embryonic stem cells. J. Neurosci. 35:1291-1308, 2015.

Chipman, P.H., Schachner M. and Rafuse V.F. Presynaptic NCAM is required for motor neurons to functionally expand their peripheral field of innervation in partially denervated muscles. J. Neurosci. 34:10497-10510, 2014. (Featured Article)

Chipman, P.H., Zhang Y. and Rafuse V.F. A stem-cell based model system to assess pathology of the neuromuscular junction. Plos One 9:e91643, 2014.

Chipman, P.H., Toma J.S. and Rafuse V.F. Generation of motor neurons from pluripotent stem cells. Prog. Brain Res. 201: 313-331, 2012.

Son E.Y.,Ichida J.K., Wainger B.J., Toma J., Rafuse V.F., Woolf C.J. and Eggan K. Conversion of fibroblasts into functional spinal motor neurons. Cell Stem Cell 9: 205-218, 2011. (Featured Article & Featured in Faculty of 1000)

Soundararajan P., Fawcett J.P., and Rafuse V.F. Guidance of postural motoneurons requires MAPK/ERK signaling downstream of fibroblast growth factor receptor 1. J. Neurosci. 30: 6595-6606, 2010.

Chipman, P.H., Franz C.K., Nelson A., Schachner M., and Rafuse V.F. Neural cell adhesion molecule (NCAM) is required for synaptic stability of reinnervated neuromuscular junctions. Eur. J. Neurosci. 31: 238-249, 2010. (Cover Article)