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Neurotransmitters

Herrera-Rincon, C., Pai, V. P., Moran, K. M., Lemire, J. M., and Levin, M., (2017), The brain is required for normal muscle and nerve patterning during early Xenopus development, Nature Communications, 8:587
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Blackiston, D., Khanh, V., and Levin, M., (2017), Serotonergic stimulation induces nerve growth and promotes visual learning via posterior eye grafts in a vertebrate model of induced sensory plasticity, npj Regenerative Medicine, 2:8
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Lobo, D., Lobikin, M., and Levin, M., (2017), Discovering novel phenotypes with automatically inferred dynamic models: partial melanocyte conversion in Xenopus, Scientific Reports, 7: 41339
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Tuszynski, J., Tilli, T. M., Levin, M., (2016), Ion channel and neurotransmitter modulators as electroceutical approaches to the control of cancer, Current Pharmaceutical Design, in press

Sullivan, K. G., and Levin, M., (2016), Neurotransmitter signaling pathways required for normal development in Xenopus laevis embryos: a pharmacological survey screen, Journal of Anatomy, 229: 483-502
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Lobikin, M., Lobo, D., Blackiston, D. J., Martyniuk, C. J., Tkachenko, E., and Levin, M., (2015), Serotonergic regulation of melanocyte conversion: A bioelectrically regulated network for stochastic all-or-none hyperpigmentation, Science Signaling, 8(397): ra99
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Blackiston, D., Anderson, G. M., Rahman, N., Bieck, C., and Levin, M., (2014), A novel method for inducing nerve growth via modulation of host resting potential. Neurotherapeutics, in press
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Vandenberg, L. N., Blackiston, D. J., Rea, A. C., Dore, T. M., and Levin, M., (2014), Left-right patterning in Xenopus conjoined twin embryos requires serotonin signaling and gap junctions, International Journal of Developmental Biology, 58: 799-809
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Rea, A. C., Vandenberg, L. N., Ball, R. E., Johnston, L. L., Zhu, Y., McLain, D. E., Lauderdale J. D., Levin, M., and Dore, T. M., (2013), Light activated serotonin for exploring its action in biological systems, Chemistry & Biology, 20: 1536–1546
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Vandenberg, L. N., Lemire, J. M., and M. Levin, (2013), Serotonin has early, cilia-independent roles in Xenopus left-right patterning, Disease Models and Mechanisms, 6: 261-268
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Vandenberg, L. N., and M. Levin, (2012), Polarity proteins are required for left-right axis orientation and twin-twin instruction. Genesis, 50: 219-234
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Blackiston, D., Adams, D. S., Lemire, J. M., Lobikin, M., and Levin, M., (2011), Transmembrane potential of GlyCl-expressing instructor cells induces a neoplastic-like conversion of melanocytes via a serotonergic pathway. Disease Models and Mechanisms, 4: 67-85
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Levin, M. (2011), Left-Right Asymmetry in Embryonic Development: How epigenetic, biophysical forces and gene activity interplay to determine a major embryonic axis, in Topical Talks: The Biomedical & Life Sciences Collection, Henry Stewart Talks Ltd, London.
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Adams, D. S., and Levin, M., (2006), Inverse Drug Screens: a rapid and inexpensive method for implicating molecular targets. Genesis, 44: 530-540
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Adams, D., and Levin, M., (2006), Strategies and techniques for investigation of biophysical signals in patterning, in Analysis of Growth Factor signaling in Embryos, M. Whitman and A. K. Sater eds., pp. 177-214, Methods in Signal Transduction Series, CRC Press

Levin, M., Lauder, J., and Buznikov, G., (2006), Of minds and embryos: serotonin signaling as a pre-nervous morphogenetic mechanism. Developmental Neuroscience, 28:171-185
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Levin, M., (2006), Is the Early Left-Right Axis like a Plant, a Kidney, or a Neuron? The Integration of Physiological Signals in Left-Right Asymmetry. Birth Defects Research (Part C), 78: 191-223
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Fukumoto, T., Kema, I., and Levin, M., (2005), Serotonin signaling is a very early step in patterning of the left-right axis in chick and frog embryos. Current Biology, 15: 794-803
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Fukumoto, T., Blakely, R., and Levin, M., (2005), Serotonin transporters are a conserved, early mechanism in left-right patterning. Developmental Neuroscience, 27(6): 349 - 363
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Levin, M., (2004), A novel immunohistochemical method for evaluation of antibody specificity and detection of labile targets in biological tissue. Journal of Biophysical and Biochemical Methods, 58: 85-96
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