Akira Sakurai
Akira Sakurai
Research Scientist II, Neuroscience Institute, Georgia State University
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Homology and homoplasy of swimming behaviors and neural circuits in the Nudipleura (Mollusca, Gastropoda, Opisthobranchia)
JM Newcomb, A Sakurai, JL Lillvis, CA Gunaratne, PS Katz
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 109 (Supplement 1), 10669-10676, 2012
Spike timing-dependent serotonergic neuromodulation of synaptic strength intrinsic to a central pattern generator circuit
A Sakurai, PS Katz
Journal of Neuroscience 23 (34), 10745-10755, 2003
Different roles for homologous interneurons in species exhibiting similar rhythmic behaviors
A Sakurai, JM Newcomb, JL Lillvis, PS Katz
Current Biology 21 (12), 1036-1043, 2011
Two interconnected kernels of reciprocally inhibitory interneurons underlie alternating left-right swim motor pattern generation in the mollusk Melibe leonina
A Sakurai, CA Gunaratne, PS Katz
Journal of neurophysiology 112 (6), 1317-1328, 2014
State-, timing-, and pattern-dependent neuromodulation of synaptic strength by a serotonergic interneuron
A Sakurai, PS Katz
Journal of Neuroscience 29 (1), 268-279, 2009
Serotonergic enhancement of a 4-AP-sensitive current mediates the synaptic depression phase of spike timing-dependent neuromodulation
A Sakurai, NR Darghouth, RJ Butera, PS Katz
Journal of Neuroscience 26 (7), 2010-2021, 2006
Cycle period of a network oscillator is independent of membrane potential and spiking activity in individual central pattern generator neurons
PS Katz, A Sakurai, S Clemens, D Davis
Journal of neurophysiology 92 (3), 1904-1917, 2004
Functional recovery after lesion of a central pattern generator
A Sakurai, PS Katz
Journal of Neuroscience 29 (42), 13115-13125, 2009
The central pattern generator underlying swimming in Dendronotus iris: a simple half-center network oscillator with a twist
A Sakurai, PS Katz
Journal of neurophysiology 116 (4), 1728-1742, 2016
Hidden synaptic differences in a neural circuit underlie differential behavioral susceptibility to a neural injury
A Sakurai, AN Tamvacakis, PS Katz
elife 3, e02598, 2014
Artificial synaptic rewiring demonstrates that distinct neural circuit configurations underlie homologous behaviors
A Sakurai, PS Katz
Current Biology 27 (12), 1721-1734. e3, 2017
Tension sensitivity of the heart pacemaker neurons in the isopod crustacean Ligia pallasii
A Sakurai, JL Wilkens
Journal of Experimental Biology 206 (1), 105-115, 2003
Comparative mapping of GABA‐immunoreactive neurons in the central nervous systems of nudibranch molluscs
CA Gunaratne, A Sakurai, PS Katz
Journal of Comparative Neurology 522 (4), 794-810, 2014
Glutamatergic neuromuscular transmission in the heart of the isopod crustacean Ligia exotica.
A Sakurai, A Mori, H Yamagishi
The Journal of experimental biology 201 (20), 2833-2842, 1998
Identification of two cardioacceleratory neurons in the isopod crustacean, Ligia exotica and their effects on cardiac ganglion cells
A Sakurai, H Yamagishi
Journal of Comparative Physiology A 182 (2), 145-152, 1998
Drosophila menthol sensitivity and the Precambrian origins of transient receptor potential-dependent chemosensation
NJ Himmel, JM Letcher, A Sakurai, TR Gray, MN Benson, DN Cox
Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B 374 (1785), 20190369, 2019
Potentiation phase of spike timing-dependent neuromodulation by a serotonergic interneuron involves an increase in the fraction of transmitter release
A Sakurai, RJ Calin-Jageman, PS Katz
Journal of neurophysiology 98 (4), 1975-1987, 2007
Variations on a theme: species differences in synaptic connectivity do not predict central pattern generator activity
CA Gunaratne, A Sakurai, PS Katz
Journal of neurophysiology 118 (2), 1123-1132, 2017
Phylogenetic and individual variation in gastropod central pattern generators
A Sakurai, PS Katz
Journal of Comparative Physiology A 201 (9), 829-839, 2015
Transient enhancement of spike-evoked calcium signaling by a serotonergic interneuron
ES Hill, A Sakurai, PS Katz
Journal of neurophysiology 100 (5), 2919-2928, 2008
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