Selected Publications

      M.W. Baker and E.R. Macagno. (2000). RNAi of the Receptor Tyrosine Phosphatase HmLAR2 in a Single Cell of an Intact Leech Embryo Leads to Growth-Cone Collapse. Curr. Biol. 10:1071-1074.

      Michael W. Baker and E.R. Macagno.  (2000). The Role of a LAR-like Receptor Tyrosine Phosphatase in Growth Cone Collapse and Mutual-Avoidance by Sibling Processes. J. Neurobiol. 44:194-203.

      M.W. Baker, S.J. Rauth and E.R. Macagno. (2000).  Homophilic Interactions of the Receptor Protein Tyrosine Phosphatase HmLAR2 Contribute to Interbranch Repulsion in a Leech Embryonic Cell. J. Neurobiol. 45:47-60.

      G. O. Aisemberg, J. Kuhn and E.R. Macagno. (2001).  Netrin Signal is Produced in Leech Embryos by Segmentally Iterated Central Neurons and Ventral Longitudinal Muscle Cells.  Devel. Genes Evol. 211:589-596.

      Subhas C. Biswas, Anindita Dutt, M. W. Baker and E. R. Macagno. (2002).  Association of LAR-like Receptor Protein Tyrosine Phosphatases with an Enabled homolog in Hirudo medicinalis.  Mol. Cell. Neurosci., 21:657-670.

      M. W. Baker, B. Kauffman, E. R. Macagno and B. Zipser. (2003). In Vivo Dynamics of CNS Sensory Arbor Formation: A Time-Lapse Study in the Embryonic Leech. J. Neurobiol., 56:41-53.

      David Vergote, Pierre-Eric Sautiere, Franck Vandenbulcke, Didier Vieau, Eduardo R. Macagno and Michel Salzet. (2004). Upregulation of Neurohemerythrin Expression in the Central Nervous System of the Medicinal Leech, Hirudo medicinalis, Following Septic Injury.  J. Biol. Chem. 279:43828-37.

      Iain Dykes and E. R. Macagno. (2006).  Molecular Characterization and Embryonic Expression of Innexins in the Leech Hirudo medicinalis. Devel Genes Evol 27:1-13.

      Michael W. Baker and Eduardo R. Macagno.  (2006). Characterization of Hirudo medicinalis DNA Promoters for Targeted Gene Expression.  J. Neurosci. Meth. 156:145-153.

      Orit Shefi, Claire Simonnet, Michael W. Baker, James R. Glass, Eduardo R. Macagno and Alex Groisman. (2006).  Microtargeted gene silencing and ectopic expression in live embryos using biolistic delivery with a pneumatic capillary gun.  J. Neurosci. 26:6119-6123.

      David Vergote, Eduardo Macagno, Michel Salzet, and Pierre-Eric Sautire.  (2006). Proteome modifications of the medicinal leech nervous system under bacterial challenge. Proteomics, in press

      M.W. Baker and E.R. Macagno. (2006). In Vivo Imaging of Growth Cone and Filopodial Dynamics: Evidence for Contact-Mediated Retraction of Filopodia Leading to the Tiling of Sibling Processes. J.comp. Neurol., in press