Maria Bykhovskaia

Chair, Neuroscience Department
Ph.D., 1992; Russian Academy of Sciences, St. Petersburg

Academic Department(s)

Research Area

Research Interest
Synaptic vesicle cycling and plasticity

Selected Publications
Synapsin II and Rab3a cooperate in the regulation of epileptic and synaptic activity in the CA1 region of the hippocampus.  Feliciano P, Andrade R, Bykhovskaia M.  J Neurosci. 2013 Nov 13;33(46):18319-30.
Interaction of the complexin accesory helix with the C-terminus of the SNARE complex:  molecular-dynamics model of the fusion clamp.  Bykhovskaia M, Jagota A, Gonzalez A, Vasin A, Littleton JT.  Biophysi J. 2012 Aug 6;105(3):679-90.
Adar is essential for optimal presynaptic function. Maldonado C, Alicea D, Gonzalez M, Bykhovskaia M, Marie B. Mol Cell Neurosci. 2013 Jan;52:173-80.

Adhesion energy can regulate vesicle fusion and stabilize partially fused states. Long R, Hui CY, Jagota A, Bykhovskaia M. J R Soc Interface. 2012 Jul 7;9(72):1555-67

Synapsin regulation of vesicle organization and functional pools. Bykhovskaia M. Semin Cell Dev Biol. 2011 Jun;22(4):387-92
Contact Information
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