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John G. Flanagan, PhD


  • Hancock ML, Preitner N, Quan J, Flanagan JG.MicroRNA-132 is enriched in developing axons, locally regulates Rasa1 mRNA, and promotes axon extension.J Neurosci. 2014 Jan 1;34(1):66-78.
  • Preitner N, Quan J, Flanagan JG.This message will self-destruct: NMD regulates axon guidance.Cell. 2013 Jun 6;153(6):1185-7.
  • Preitner N, Flanagan JG.Axonal mRNA translation: an unexpected link to axon survival and the mitochondrion.Neuron. 2012 Feb 23;73(4):629-31.
  • Hancock ML, Nowakowski DW, Role LW, Talmage DA, Flanagan JG.Type III neuregulin 1 regulates pathfinding of sensory axons in the developing spinal cord and periphery.Development. 2011 Nov;138(22):4887-98.
  • Coles CH, Shen Y, Tenney AP, Siebold C, Sutton GC, Lu W, Gallagher JT, Jones EY, Flanagan JG, Aricescu AR.Proteoglycan-Specific Molecular Switch for RPTP{sigma} Clustering and Neuronal Extension.Science. 2011 Mar 31.
  • Tcherkezian J, Brittis PA, Thomas F, Roux PP, Flanagan JG.Transmembrane receptor DCC associates with protein synthesis machinery and regulates translation.Cell. 2010 May 14;141(4):632-44.
  • Shen Y, Tenney AP, Busch SA, Horn KP, Cuascut FX, Liu K, He Z, Silver J, Flanagan JG.PTPsigma is a receptor for chondroitin sulfate proteoglycan, an inhibitor of neural regeneration.Science. 2009 Oct 23;326(5952):592-6.
  • Chen Y, Mohammadi M, Flanagan JG.Graded levels of FGF protein span the midbrain and can instruct graded induction and repression of neural mapping labels.Neuron. 2009 Jun 25;62(6):773-80.
  • Baba A,Akagi K,Takayanagi M,Flanagan JG,Kobayashi T,Hattori M.Fyn tyrosine kinase regulates the surface expression of glycosylphosphatidylinositol-linked ephrin via the modulation of sphingomyelin metabolism.J Biol Chem. 2009 Apr 3;284(14):9206-14.
  • Qiu R,Wang X,Davy A,Wu C,Murai K,Zhang H,Flanagan JG,Soriano P,Lu Q.Regulation of neural progenitor cell state by ephrin-B.J Cell Biol. 2008 Jun 16;181(6):973-83.
  • Osterfield M, Egelund R, Young LM, Flanagan JG.Interaction of amyloid precursor protein with contactins and NgCAM in the retinotectal system.Development. 2008 Mar;135(6):1189-99.
  • Chen Y, Flanagan JG.Follow your nose: axon pathfinding in olfactory map formation.Cell. 2006 Dec 1;127(5):881-4.
  • Johnson KG, Tenney AP, Ghose A, Duckworth AM, Higashi ME, Parfitt K, Marcu O, Heslip TR, Marsh JL, Schwarz TL, Flanagan JG, Van Vactor D.The HSPGs Syndecan and Dallylike bind the receptor phosphatase LAR and exert distinct effects on synaptic development.Neuron. 2006 Feb 16;49(4):517-31.
  • Flanagan JG.Neural map specification by gradients.Curr Opin Neurobiol. 2006 Feb;16(1):59-66. Review.