Journal Articles

Jang J, Anisimova M, Oh WC, *Zito K (2021) Induction of input-specific spine shrinkage on dendrites of rodent hippocampal CA1 neurons using two-photon glutamate uncaging. Star Protocols. 2: 100996. DOI: 10.1016/j.xpro.2021.100996 PDF

Thapa P, Stewart R, Sepela RJ, Vivas O, Parajuli LK, Lillya M, Fletcher-Taylor S, Cohen BE, Zito K, Sack JT (2021) EVAP: A two-photon imaging tool to study conformational changes in endogenous Kv2 channels in live tissues. The Journal of General Physiology. 153. DOI: 10.1085/jgp.202012858

Scudder SL, Gonzales FR, Howell KK, Stein IS, Dozier LE, Anagnostaras SG, Zito K, Patrick GN (2021) Altered phosphorylation of the proteasome subunit Rpt6 has minimal impact on synaptic plasticity and learning. Eneuro.  DOI: 10.1523/ENEURO.0073-20.2021

Stein IS, Park DK, Claiborne N, *Zito K (2020) Non-ionotropic NMDA receptor signaling gates bidirectional structural plasticity of dendritic spines. Cell Reports. 34: 108664.  DOI: 10.1016/j.celrep.2020.108664  PDF

Stein IS, Park DK, Flores JC, Jahncke JN, *Zito K (2020) Molecular Mechanisms of Non-ionotropic NMDA Receptor Signaling in Dendritic Spine Shrinkage. J. Neurosci. DOI: 10.1523/Jneurosci.0046-20.2020 PDF

Stein IS, *Zito K (2018) Dendritic Spine Elimination: Molecular Mechanisms and Implications. Neuroscientist25:27-47. PDF

Dore K, Stein IS, Brock JA, Castillo PE, Zito K, Sjostrom PJ (2017) Unconventional NMDA receptor signaling. J. Neurosci, 37:10800-108007.

Lambert JT, Hill TC, Park DK, Culp JH, *Zito K (2017) Protracted and asynchronous accumulation of PSD95-family MAGUKs during maturation of nascent dendritic spines, Dev Neurobiology, 77: 1161-74. PDF

Hamilton AM, Lambert JT, Parajuli, LK, Vivas O, Park DK, Stein IS, Jahncke J, Greenberg ME, Margolis SS, *Zito K (2017) A dual role for the RhoGEF Ephexin5 in regulation of dendritic spine outgrowth, Mol Cell Neurosci 80:66-74. PDF

Chenaux G, Matt L, Hill TC, Kaur I, Liu XB, Kirk LM, McMahon SA, Zito K, Hell JW, Díaz E (2016) Loss of SynDIG1 reduces excitatory synapse maturation but not formation in vivo. ENeuro 3(5). pii: ENEURO.0130-16.2016. PDF

Gray JA, *Zito K, Hell JW (2016) Non-ionotropic signaling by the NMDA receptor: controversy and opportunityF1000Research 2016, 5(F1000 Faculty Rev):1010. PDF

Bishop HI, Guan D, Bocksteins E, Parajuli LK, Murray KD, Cobb MM, Misonou H, Zito K, Foehring RC, Trimmer JS (2015) Distinct cell- and layer-specific expression patterns and independent regulation of Kv2 channel subtypes in cortical pyramidal neurons. J. Neurosci 35:14922-42. PDF 

Stein IS, Gray JA, *Zito K. (2015) Non-ionotropic NMDA receptor signaling drives activity-induced dendritic spine shrinkage. J. Neurosci 35:12303-8. PDF

Oh WC, Parajuli LK, *Zito K (2015) Local heterosynaptic structural plasticity of dendritic spines on hippocampal CA1 neurons. Cell Reports 10:162-169. PDF

Bishop HI, *Zito K (2013) The Downs and Ups of Sensory Deprivation: Evidence for Firing Rate Homeostasis In Vivo. Neuron 80: 247-249. PDF

Hamilton AM, *Zito K (2013) Breaking it down: the ubiquitin proteasome system in neuronal morphogenesis. Neural Plasticity 2013: 196848. PDF

Oh WC, Hill TC, *Zito K (2013) Synapse-specific and size-dependent mechanisms of spine structural plasticity accompanying synaptic weakening. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA 110(4):E305-12. PDF  Author Summary

Hill TC, *Zito K (2013) LTP-induced long-term stabilization of nascent dendritic spines. J Neurosci. 33:678-86. PDF

Hamilton AM, Oh WC, Vega-Ramirez H, Stein IS, Hell JW, Patrick GN & *Zito K (2012) Activity-dependent growth of new dendritic spines is regulated by the proteasome. Neuron 74: 1023-30. PDF

Weimer RM, Hill TC, Hamilton AM, *Zito K (2012) Imaging synaptic protein dynamics using photoactivatable green fluorescent protein. Cold Spring Harb Protoc 2012(7):771-7. PDF

Woods G, Oh WC, Boudewyn LC, Mikula SK & *Zito K (2011) Loss of PSD-95 is not a prerequisite for spine retraction. J. Neurosci. 31: 12129-38. PDF

*Zito K, Scheuss V, Knott G, Hill TC & Svoboda K (2009) Rapid functional development of nascent dendritic spinesNeuron 61: 247-258. PDF

Woods G & *Zito K (2008) Preparation of gene gun bullets and biolistic transfection of neurons in slice cultureJoVE 12:, doi: 10.3791/675. PDF


Book Chapters

Stein IS, Hill TC, Oh WC, Parajuli LK, Zito K (2019) Probing the structural and functional plasticity of dendritic spines using two-photon glutamate uncaging. In: Multiphoton Microscopy, Hartvelt E (ed.), Springer Nature, in press. PDF

DeBello W, Zito K (2017) Within a Spine & Reach. In: The Rewiring Brain, Part IV: Structural Plasticity and Learning and Memory, vanOoyen A, (ed), Elsevier Academic Press, San Diego, CA, pp. 295-317. PDF 

Weimer RM, Hill TC, Hamilton AM & *Zito K (2014) Imaging synaptic protein dynamics using photoactivatable green fluorescent protein. In Molecular Neuroscience: A Laboratory Manual, Landsford R, (ed.), Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press, Cold Spring Harbor, NY, pp. 501 – 507. PDF

Hamilton AM & *Zito K (2011) A thorny question: the role of spine morphogenesis in adaptive plasticity. In Cerebral Plasticity: New Perspectives, Chalupa LM, Berardi N, Caleo M, Galli-Resta L, Pizzorusso T (eds.), MIT Press, Cambridge MA, pp. 129-137. PDF

*Zito K & Scheuss V (2009) NMDA Receptor Function and Physiological Modulation. In: Squire LR (ed.) Encyclopedia of Neuroscience, volume 6, pp. 1157-1164, Oxford: Academic Press. PDF