Selected Publications

Blitz DM, Christie AE, Cook A, Dickinson PS, Nusbaum MP (2019) Similarities and differences in circuit responses to applied Gly1-SIFamide and peptidergic (Gly1-SIFamide) neuron stimulation.  J Neurophysiol, 120:952-972. (Cover)

White RS2, Spencer RM2, Nusbaum MP, Blitz DM (2017) State-dependent sensorimotor gating in a rhythmic motor system. J Neurophysiol: 118:2806-2818.

Nusbaum MP, Blitz DM, Marder E (2017) Functional consequences of neuropeptide/small molecule cotransmission. Nat Rev Neurosci 18(7):389-403.

Blitz DM (2017) Circuit feedback increases activity level of a circuit input through interactions with intrinsic properties. J Neurophysiol 118:949-963.

Blitz DM, Pritchard AE1, Latimer JK1, Wakefield AT1 (2017) Muscles innervated by a single motor neuron exhibit divergent synaptic properties on multiple time scales. J Exp Biol, 220:1233-1244.

Blitz DM, Latimer JK1 (In preparation) Strength of network feedback determines modulatory state of motor system.

Blitz DM, Wakefield AT1, Latimer JK1 (In preparation) Central and peripheral peptide hormone actions sum non-linearly at the neuromuscular junction.

Rainey AN2, Mark MK1, Fukui S1, Blitz DM (In preparation) Long-distance projections of peptidergic neuroendocrine cells.

Spencer RM2, Blitz DM (2016) Network feedback regulates motor output across a range of modulatory neuron activity. J Neurophys 115(6):3249-3263.

Swallie SE2, Monti AM1, Blitz DM (2015) Anatomical organization of multiple modulatory inputs in a rhythmic motor system. PLoS ONE 10: e0142956.

Rodriguez JC2, Blitz DM, Nusbaum MP (2013) Convergent rhythm generation from divergent cellular mechanisms. J Neurosci 33:18047-18064.

Blitz DM, Nusbaum MP (2012) Modulation of circuit feedback specifies motor circuit output. J Neurosci 32:9182-9193.

Nusbaum MP, Blitz DM (2012) Neuropeptide modulation of microcircuits.  Curr Opin Neurobiol 22:592-601.

Blitz DM, Nusbaum MP (2011) Neural circuit flexibility in a small sensorimotor system.  Curr Opin Neurobiol 21:544-552.

Antal M, Acuna-Goycolea C, Pressler RT, Blitz DM, Regehr WG (2010) Cholinergic activation of M2 receptors leads to context-dependent modulation of feedforward inhibition in the visual thalamus. PLoS Biol 8: e1000348.

DeLong N2, Kirby MS2, Blitz DM, Nusbaum MP (2009) Parallel regulation of a modulator-activated current via distinct dynamics underlies co-modulation of motor circuit output.  J Neurosci 29:12355-12367.

Blitz DM, Nusbaum MP (2008) State-dependent presynaptic inhibition regulates CPG feedback to descending inputs. J Neurosci 28:9564-9574.

Blitz DM, White RS2, Saideman SR2, Cook A, Christie AE, Nadim F, Nusbaum MP (2008) A newly identified extrinsic input triggers a distinct gastric mill rhythm via activation of modulatory projection neurons. J Exp Biol 211:1000-1011.

Saideman SR2, Blitz DM, Nusbaum MP (2007) Convergent motor patterns from divergent circuits. J Neurosci 27:6664-6674.

Blitz DM, Nusbaum MP (2007) Mechanosensory regulation of invertebrate motor systems. In: Invertebrate Neurobiology (R. Greenspan, G. North, eds.), Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press, New York.

Blitz DM, Regehr WG (2005) Timing and specificity of feed-forward inhibition within the LGN.  Neuron 45:917-928.

Blitz DM, Foster KA, Regehr WG (2004) Short-term synaptic plasticity: A comparison of two synapses.  Nat Rev Neurosci 5:630-640.

Blitz DM, Beenhakker MP, Nusbaum MP (2004) Different sensory systems share projection neurons but elicit distinct motor patterns.  J Neurosci 24:11381-11390.

Beenhakker MP, Blitz DM, Nusbaum MP (2004) Long-lasting activation of rhythmic neuronal activity by a novel mechanosensory system in the crustacean stomatogastric nervous system.  J Neurophys 91:78-91.

1Undergraduate student authors, 2Graduate student authors

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