Select Publications
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Multiple Rythm-Generating Circuits Act in Tandem with Pacemaker Properties to Control the Start and Speed of Locomotion

Song J., Pallucchi I., Ausborn J., Ampatzis K., Bertuzzi M., Fontanel P., Picton L. D., El Manira A.

Neuron 2020 Jan;125(6):1048-1061.e4

Functional diversity of excitatory commissural interneurons in adult zebrafish

Björnfors E. R. and  El Manira A.

eLife 2016 Aug;5: e18579

A Hardwired Circuit Supplemented with Endocannabinoids Encodes Behavioral Choice in Zebrafish

Song J., Ampatzis K., Ausborn J., El Manira A.

Current Biology 2015 Oct;25(20):2610-20

Separate microcircuit modules of distinct v2a interneurons and motoneurons control the speed of locomotion

 Ampatzis K., Song J., Ausborn J., El Manira A.

Neuron 2014 Aug 20;83(4):934-43

Optogenetic activation of excitatory premotor interneurons is sufficient to generate coordinated locomotor activity in larval zebrafish

Ljunggren E. E., Haupt S., Ausborn J., Ampatzis K., El Manira A.

The Journal of Neuroscoence 2014 Jan;34(1):134-9

Pattern of innervation and recruitment of different classes of motoneurons in adult zebrafish

 Ampatzis K., Song J., Ausborn J., El Manira A.

The Journal of Neuroscience 2013 Jun;33(26):10875-86

Decoding the rules of recruitment of excitatory interneurons in the adult zebrafish locomotor network

Ausborn J., Mahmood R., El Manira A.

Proc Natl Acad  Sci U S A. 2012 Dec;109(52):E3631-9

Origin of excitation underlying locomotion in the spinal circuit of zebrafish

Eklöf - Ljunggren E., Haupt S., Ausborn J., Dehnisch I., Uhlén P., Higashijima S., El Manira A.

Proc Natl Acad  Sci U S A. 2012 Apr;109(14):5511-6

New moves in motor control

Büschges A., Scholz H., El Manira A.

Current Biology 2011 Jun;31(23):8422-31