• O’Donnell S, Baudier K, Fiocca K, and Marenda DR. (2017) Erythritol ingestion impairs adult reproduction and causes larval mortality in Drosophila melanogaster fruit flies (Diptera: Drosophilidae). The Journal of Applied Entomology. 2017;00:1–6. https://doi.org/10.1111/jen.12409
  • Latcheva NK, Ghosh R, and Marenda DR. (2016) The epigenetics of CHARGE syndrome. Frontiers in Biology. 11(2).
  • O’Donnell S, Baudier K, and Marenda DR. (2016) Non-nutritive polyol sweeteners differ in insecticidal activity when ingested by adult Drosophila melanogaster. Journal of Insect Science, 16(1). PMID: 27271968
  • D’Rozario M, Zhang T, Waddell EA, Zhang Y, Sahin C, Sharoni M, HuT, Nayal M, Kutty K, Liebl F, Hu W, and Marenda DR. (2016) Type I bHLH proteins Daughterless and TCF4 restrict neurite branching and synapse formation by repressing Neurexin in postmitotic neurons.Cell Reports, April 12; 15(2): 386-97.
  • Leo L, Yu W, D'Rozario M, Waddell EA, Marenda DR, Baird MA, Davidson MW, Zhou B, Wu B, Baker L, Sharp DJ, Baas PW. (2015). Vertebrate Fidgetin Restrains Axonal Growth by Severing Labile Domains of Microtubules.Cell Reports. September 22;12(11):1723-30. doi: 10.1016/j.celrep.2015.08.017.
  • Kelly SM, Bienkowski R, Banerjee A, Melicharek DJ, Brewer ZA, Marenda DR, Corbett AH, and Moberg KH. (2015) The Drosophila ortholog of the ZC3H14 RNA binding protein acts within neurons to pattern axon projection in the developing brain. Developmental Neurobiology May 15. doi: 10.1002/dneu.22301 PMID: 25980665
  • Ghosh R, Vegesna S, Safi R, Bao H, Zhang B, Marenda DR*, and Liebl FLW*. (2014) Kismet positively regulates glutamate receptor localization and synaptic transmission at the Drosophila neuromuscular junction. PLoS ONE. 2014 Nov 20;9(11):e113494. PMID: 25412171
    • *Co-Corresponding authors
  • Vorobyeva AG, Lee R, Miller S, Longen C, Sharoni M, Kandelwal PJ, Kim FJ, Marenda DR, and Saunders AJ. (2014) Cyclopamine modulates gamma-secretase mediated cleavage of amyloid precursor protein by altering its subcellular trafficking and lysosomal degredation. Journal of Biological Chemistry 289(48):33258-74. PMID: 25281744
  • Mhatre SD, Michelson SJ, Gomes J, Tabb LP, Saunders AJ, and Marenda DR. (2014) Development and characterization of an aged onset model of Alzheimer’s disease in Drosophila melanogaster. Experimental Neurology 261:772-781 PMID: 25173219
  • Baudier KM, Kaschock-Marenda SD, Patel N, Diangelus KL, O'Donnell S, and Marenda DR. (2014). Erythritol, a Non-Nutritive Sugar Alcohol Sweetener and the Main Component of Truvia®, Is a Palatable Ingested Insecticide. PLoS One. 2014 Jun 4;9(6):e98949. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0098949. eCollection 2014.
  • THIS WORK WAS FEATURED IN THE FOLLOWING PRESS:
  • Mhatre SD, Satyasi V, Killen M, Paddock BE, Moir, RD, Saunders AJ, and Marenda DR. (2014) Altered synapses in a Drosophila model of Alzheimer's disease. Disease Models and Mechanisms Mar;7(3):373-85. doi: 10.1242/dmm.012104
  • Solowska JM, D'Rozario MD, Jean DC, Marenda DR*, and Baas PW*. (2014) Pathogenic Mutation of Spastin has Gain-of-function Effects on Microtubule Dynamics. Journal of Neuroscience 34(5): 1856-67.
  • Reza MA, Mhatre SD, Utreha S, Morrison C, Saunders AJ, Breen DE, and Marenda DR. (2013) Automated analysis of courtship suppression learning and memory in Drosophila melanogaster. Fly 7(2):105-111
  • Md. Reza, Mhatre SD, Morrison JC, Utreja S, Saunders AJ, Breen D, and Marenda DR. "Automated analysis of courtship suppression learning and memory in Drosophila melanogaster." Fly (IN PRESS)

    Please contact Dr. Marenda or Dr. Breen for the computer code used in this manuscript for analysis of courtship behavior.

  • Mhatre SD, Paddock BE, Saunders AJ, and Marenda DR. (2013) Invertebrate Models of Alzheimer's Disease. Journal of Alzheimer's Disease. 33(1):3-16.
  • DiStefano GM, Gangemi AJ, Khandelwal PJ, Saunders AJ, and Marenda DR. (2012) Drosophila lilliputian is required for proneural gene expression in retinal development. Developmental Dynamics 241(3):553-562.
  • Chakraborty R, Vepuri V, Mhatre SD, Paddock BE, Miller S, Michelson SJ, Delvadia R, Desai A, Vinokur M, Melicharek DJ, Utreja S, Khandelwal P, Ansaloni S, Goldstein LE, Moir RD, Lee JC, Tabb LP, Saunders AJ, Marenda DR. (2011) Characterization of a Drosophila Alzheimer's disease model: pharmacological rescue of cognitive defects. PLoS ONE 6(6):e20799.
  • Curtis BJ, Zraly CB, Marenda DR, Dingwall AK. (2011) Histone lysine demethylases function as co-repressors of SWI/SNF remodeling activities during Drosophila wing development. Developmental Biology 15 :534-47

  • Melicharek DJ, Ramirez LC, Singh S, Thompson R, and Marenda DR. (2010) Kismet/CHD7 regulates axon morphology, memory, and locomotion in a Drosophila model of CHARGE Syndrome. Human Molecular Genetics 19(21): 4253-4264

 

 

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  • Melicharek D, Shah A, DiStefano G, Gangemi AJ, Orapallo A, Vrailas-Mortimer AD, and Marenda DR (2008) Identification of novel regulators of atonal expression in the developing Drosophila retina. Genetics 180: 2095-2110
  • Vrailas-Mortimer AD, Majumdar N, Middleton G, Cooke EM, and Marenda DR (2007) Delta and Egfr expression are regulated by Importin-7/Moleskin in Drosophila wing development. Dev. Biol. 308: 534-546
  • Vrailas AD, Marenda DR, Cook S, Powers MA, Lorenzen JA, Perkins LA, and Moses K (2006) smoothened and thickveins regulate Moleskin/Importin-7 mediated MAP Kinase signaling in the developing Drosophila eye. Development 133: 1485-1494
  • Marenda DR, Vrailas AD, Rodrigues AB, Cook S, Powers MA, Lorenzen JA, Perkins LA, and Moses K. (2006) MAP kinase subcellular localization controls both pattern and proliferation in the developing Drosophila wing. Development 133: 43-51
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                ^ Noted in Faculty of 1000 Biology http://www.facultyof1000.com/article/16308331/evaluation
  • Zraly CB, Marenda DR, and Dingwall AK (2004) SNR1 (INI1/SNF5) directs essential cell cycle functions of the Brahma chromatin remodeling complex. Genetics 168: 199-214
  • Marenda DR, Zraly CB, and Dingwall AK (2004) The Drosophila Brahma (SWI/SNF) chromatin remodeling complex exhibits cell-type specific activation and repression functions. Dev. Biol.  267: 279-293
  • Zraly CB, Marenda DR, Nanchal R, Cavalli G, Muchardt C, and Dingwall AK (2003) SNR1 is an essential component in a subset of Drosophila Brm complexes, targeting specific functions during development. Dev. Biol.  253: 291-308
  • Marenda DR, Zraly CB, Feng Y, Egan S, and Dingwall AK (2003) The Drosophila SNR1 (SNF5/INI1) subunit directs sential developmental functions of the Brahma chromatin remodeling complex. Mol. Cell. Biol.  23: 289-305
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