1. Deniz Atasoy and Scott M. Sternson (12/2017).  Chemogenetic Tools for Causal Cellular and Neuronal Biology. Physiological Reviews

  2. Scott M Sternson, Deniz Atasoy, J Nicholas Betley, Fredrick E. Henry, Shenjin Xu (2/2016). An Emerging Technology Framework for the Neurobiology of Appetite. Cell Metabolism | doi:

  3. Scott M Sternson , Deniz Atasoy (11/2014). Agrp neuron circuits regulate apptite .Neuroendocrinology | doi:10.1159/000369072 

  4. Deniz Atasoy,J Nicholas Betley,Wei-Ping Li,Helen H Su,Sinem M Sertel,Louis K Scheffer,Julie H Simpson,Richard D Fetter& Scott M Sternson(11/2014). A genetically specified connectomics approach applied to long-range feeding regulatory circuits. Nature Neuroscience | doi:10.1038/nn.3854

  5. Deniz Atasoy, J Nicholas Betley, Helen H Su, Scott M Sternson (07/2012). Deconstruction of a neural circuit for hunger. Nature |  doi:10.1038/nature11270

  6. Yunlei Yang, Deniz Atasoy, Helen H Su, Scott M Sternson (09/2011). Hunger states switch a flip-flop memory circuit via a synaptic AMPK-dependent positive feedback loop.Cell doi: 10.1016/j.cell.2011.07.039.

  7. Christopher J Magnus, Peter H Lee, Deniz Atasoy, Helen H Su,Loren L Looger, Scott M Sternson (09/2011). Chemical and genetic engineering of selective ion channel-ligand interactions. Science doi:10.1126/science.1206606

  8. Yexica Aponte, Deniz Atasoy, Scott M Sternson (01/2011). AGRP neurons are sufficient to orchestrate feeding behavior rapidly and without training. Nature Neuroscience | doi:10.1038/nn.2739

  9. Hanchuan Peng, Zongcai Ruan, Deniz Atasoy, Scott Sternson (06/2010). Automatic reconstruction of 3D neuron structures using a graph-augmented deformable model. Bioinformatics |  doi: 10.1093/bioinformatics/btq212.

  10. Chen Zhang, Deniz Atasoy, Demet Araç, Xiaofei Yang, Marc V Fucillo, Alfred J Robison, Jaewon Ko, Axel T Brunger, Thomas C Südhof (05/2010). Neurexins physically and functionally interact with GABA(A) receptors. Neuron |  doi: 10.1016/j.neuron.2010.04.008.

  11. Deniz Atasoy, Mert Ertunc, Krista L Moulder, Justin Blackwell,ChiHye Chung, Jianzhong Su, Ege T Kavalali (11/2008). Spontaneous and evoked glutamate release activates two populations of NMDA receptors with limited overlap. Journal of Neuroscience |  doi: 10.1523/JNEUROSCI.2432-08.2008

  12. Deniz Atasoy, Yexica Aponte, Helen Hong Su, Scott M Sternson (08/2008). A FLEX switch targets Channelrhodopsin-2 to multiple cell types for imaging and long-range circuit mapping. Journal of Neuroscience |  doi: 10.1523/JNEUROSCI.1954-08.2008

  13. Alexander A Chubykin, Deniz Atasoy, Mark R Etherton, Nils Brose,Ege T Kavalali, Jay R Gibson, Thomas C Südhof (07/2007). Activity-dependent validation of excitatory versus inhibitory synapses by neuroligin-1 versus neuroligin-2. Neuron | doi:  10.1016/j.neuron.2007.05.029

  14. Deniz Atasoy, Susanne Schoch, Angela Ho, Krisztina A Nadasy,Xinran Liu, Weiqi Zhang, Konark Mukherjee, Elena D Nosyreva,Rafael Fernandez-Chacon, Markus Missler, Ege T Kavalali,Thomas C Südhof (03/2007) . Deletion of CASK in mice is lethal and impairs synaptic function. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences |  2007 Feb 13;104(7):2525-30

  15. Mert Ertunc, Yildirim Sara, ChiHye Chung, Deniz Atasoy, Tuhin Virmani, Ege T Kavalali (02/2007) . Fast synaptic vesicle reuse slows the rate of synaptic depression in the CA1 region of hippocampus. Journal of Neuroscience |  doi: 10.1523/JNEUROSCI.4051-06.2007

  16. Angela Ho, Wade Morishita, Deniz Atasoy, Xinran Liu, Katsuhiko Tabuchi, Robert E Hammer, Robert C Malenka, Thomas C Südhof (01/2007) . Genetic analysis of Mint/X11 proteins: essential presynaptic functions of a neuronal adaptor protein family. Journal of Neuroscience | Dec 13;26(50):13089-101.

  17. Deniz Atasoy, Ege T Kavalali (06/2006) . Presynaptic unsilencing: searching for a mechanism .  Neuron | doi:10.1016/j.neuron.2006.04.01

  18. Tuhin Virmani, Deniz Atasoy, Ege T Kavalali (03/2006) . Synaptic vesicle recycling adapts to chronic changes in activity.  Journal of Neuroscience |  doi: 10.1523/JNEUROSCI.4500-05.2006 

  19. Yildirim Sara, Thomas Biederer, Deniz Atasoy, Alexander Chubykin, Marina G Mozhayeva, Thomas C Südhof, Ege T Kavalali (02/2005) . Selective capability of SynCAM and neuroligin for functional synapse assembly. Journal of Neuroscience |  doi: 10.1523/JNEUROSCI.3165-04.2005 

  20. Sreeganga Chandra, Francesco Fornai, Hyung-Bae Kwon, Umar Yazdani, Deniz Atasoy, Xinran Liu, Robert E Hammer, Giuseppe Battaglia, Dwight C German, Pablo E Castillo, Thomas C Südhof (11/2004) . Double-knockout mice for alpha- and beta-synucleins: effect on synaptic functions. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences | 2004 Oct 12;101(41):14966-71 

  21. Thomas Biederer, Yildirim Sara, Marina Mozhayeva, Deniz Atasoy,Xinran Liu, Ege T Kavalali, Thomas C Südhof (09/2002) . SynCAM, a synaptic adhesion molecule that drives synapse assembly. Science | doi:10.1126/science.107235 

       Other Publications 

  Book Chapters: 

  1. Deniz Atasoy, Ege T. Kavalali  (06/2008) . Neurotransmitter Release Machinery: Components of the Neuronal SNARE Complex and Their Function doi: 10.1007/978-0-387-77232-5_4

  2. Deniz Atasoy, and Ege T. Kavalali Presynaptic Development: Functional and Morphological Organization. In: Intercellular Communication in the Nervous System, (2009) Robert Malenka (Ed.), Academic Press.

  3. Deniz Atasoy, and Scott M. Sternson Functional and Anatomical dissection of feeding circuits, In: Neuroendocrinology of Appetite (2014), International Neuroendocrine Federation (INF)