Selected Publications

Banks, SML*, Medeiros AT*, McQuillan M, Wang L, Ibarraran-Viniegra AS, Busch DJ, Sousa R, Lafer EM, and Morgan JR (2020) Hsc70 ameliorates the vesicle recycling defects caused by excess α-synuclein at synapses. eNeuro 7(1). pii: ENEURO.0448-19.2020. (* equal contributors).

Soll L, Eisen JN, Vargas KJ, Medeiros AT, Hammar KM, Morgan JR (2020) a-Synuclein-112 impairs synaptic vesicle recycling consistent with enhanced membrane binding properties. Frontiers in Cell and Developmental Biology 8:405.

Chanaday N, Cousin M, Milosevic I, Watanabe S, Morgan JR (2019) The synaptic vesicle cycle revisited: new insights into the modes and mechanisms. Journal of Neuroscience 39:8209-8216.

DuClos KT, Dabiri JO, Costello JH, Colin SP, Morgan JR, Fogerson SM, Gemmell BJ (2019) Thrust generation during steady swimming and acceleration from rest.  Journal of Experimental Biology 222(Pt 22). pii: jeb212464. https://doi: 10.1241/jeb.212464.

Hanslik KL, Allen SR, Harkenrider TL, Fogerson SM, Guadarrama E, Morgan JR (2019) Regenerative capacity in the lamprey spinal cord is not altered after a repeated transection. PLoS One 14(1): e0204193.

Herman PE, Papatheodorou A, Bryant SA, Herdy JR, Buxbaum JD, Smith JJ, Morgan JR*, Bloom O*. (2018) Highly conserved molecular pathways, including Wnt signaling, promote functional recovery from spinal cord injury in lampreys.  Scientific Reports 8:742 doi: 10.1038/s41598-017-18757-1 (* co-corresponding).

Medeiros AT, Bubacco L, Morgan JR (2018) Impacts of increased a-synuclein on clathrin-mediated endocytosis at synapses:  implications for neurodegenerative diseases.  Neural Regeneration Research  13:647-648.

Romaus-Sanjurjo D, Ledo-García R, Fernández-López B, Hanslik K, Morgan JR, Barreiro-Iglesias A Rodicio MC (2018) GABA promotes survival and axonal regeneration in identifiable descending neurons after spinal cord injury in larval lampreys.  Cell Death and Disease 9:633.

Weil M-T, Heibeck S, Töpperwien M, tom Dieck S, Ruhwedel T, Salditt T, Rodicio MC, Morgan JR, Nave KA, Möbius W, Werner HB. (2018) Axonal ensheathment in the nervous system of lamprey:  Implications for the evolution of myelinating glia. Journal of Neuroscience  doi: 10.1523/JNEUROSCI.1034-18.2018.

Medeiros AT, Soll LG, Tessari I, Bubacco L, Morgan JR (2017) α-Synuclein dimers impair vesicle fission during clathrin-mediated synaptic vesicle endocytosis. Frontiers in Cellular Neuroscience 11: 388 doi: 10.3389/fncel.2017.00388.

Morgan, JR.  “Ch. 22:  Spinal cord repair and regeneration.” (2017) Regenerative Engineering and Developmental Biology:  Principles and Applications.  Edited by David Gardiner.  CRC Press, Taylor & Francis Group, LLC; Boca Raton, FL. p. 477-497.

Fogerson SM, van Brummen AJ, Busch DJ, Allen SR, Roychaudhuri R, Banks SM, Klarner FG, Schrader T, Bitan G, Morgan JR (2016) Reducing synuclein accumulation improves neuronal survival after spinal cord injury. Experimental Neurology 4886(16): 30026-7 doi: 10.1016/j.expneurol.2016.02.004.

Gemmell B, Fogerson SM, Morgan JR, Costello JH, Dabiri JO, Colin SP (2016) How the bending kinematics of swimming lampreys build negative pressure fields for suction thrust. Journal of Experimental Biology 219: 3884-3895

Busch DJ, Oliphint PA, Walsh RB, Banks, SML, Woods WS, George JM, Morgan JR (2014) Acute increase of α-synuclein inhibits synaptic vesicle recycling evoked during intense stimulation. Molecular Biology of the Cell 25: 3926-3941

Morgan JR and Shifman, M (2014) Non-mammalian models of nerve regeneration.  Texbook of Neural Repair and Rehabilitation, Volume 1, Second Edition. Edited by Michael E. Selzer, Stephanie Clarke, Leonardo G. Cohen, Gert Kwakkel, and Robert H. Miller, Cambridge Univ. Press; Cambridge, UK, Chapter 13, p. 329-338.

Lau BY, Fogerson SM, Walsh RB, Morgan JR (2013) Cyclic AMP promotes axon regeneration, lesion repair and neuronal survival in lampreys after spinal cord injury. Exp NeurolVolume 250, Pages 31–42

Morgan JR, Comstra HS, Cohen M, Faundez V (2013) Presynaptic membrane retrieval and endosome biology: defining molecularly heterogeneous synaptic vesicles. Cold Spring Harb Perspect Biol (in progress).

Morgan JR, Jiang J, Oliphint PA, Jin S, Gimenez LE, Busch DJ, Foldes AE, Zuo Y, Sousa R, Lafer EM (2013) Role for an Hsp70 nucleotide exchange factor in the regulation of synaptic vesicle endocytosis.  Journal of Neuroscience  33: 8009-8021. doi:10.1523/JNEUROSCI.4505-12.2013

Smith JJ, Kuraku S, Holt C, Sauka-Spengler T, Jiang N, Campbell MS, Yandell MD, Manousaki T, Meyer A, Bloom OE, Morgan JR, Buxbaum JD, Sachidanadam R, Sims C, Garruss AS, Cook M, Krumlauf R, Wiedemann LM, Sower SA, Decatur WA, Hall JA, Amemiya CT, Saha NR, Buckley KM, Rast JP, Das S, Hirano M, McCurley N, Guo P, Rohner N, Tabin CJ, Piccinelli P, Elgar G, Ruffier M, Aken BL, Searle SMJ, Muffato M, Pignatelli M, Herrero J, Jones M, Brown CT, Chung-Davidson Y-W, Nanlohy KG, Libants SV, Yeh C-Y, McCauley DW, Langeland JA, Pancer Z, Fritzsch B, de Jong PJ, Zhu B, Fulton LL, Theising B, Flicek P, Bronner M, Warren WC, Clifton SW, Wilson RK, Li W (2013) Sequencing of the sea lamprey (Petromyzon marinus) provides insights into vertebrate evolution. Nature Genetics  45: 415-421.

Busch DJ and Morgan JR (2012) Synuclein accumulation is associated with cell-specific neuronal death after spinal cord injury. Journal of Comparative Neurology 520: 1751-1771.