Cryo-EM structure of a neuronal functional amyloid implicated in memory persistence in Drosophila.

Hervas R, Rau MJ, Park Y, Zhang W, Murzin AG, Fitzpatrick JAJ, Scheres SHW, Si K. Science. 2020;367:1230-1234.


Regulated Intron Removal Integrates Motivational State and Experience.

Gill J, Park Y, McGinnis JP, Perez-Sanchez C, Blanchette M, Si K.

Cell. 2017; 169(5):836-848.e15.

Immediate perception of a reward is distinct from the reward's long-term salience.

McGinnis JP, Jiang H, Agha MA, Sanchez CP, Lange J, Yu Z, Marion-Poll F, Si K.

eLife. 2016; 5.

A Putative Biochemical Engram of Long-Term Memory.

Li L, Sanchez CP, Slaughter BD, Zhao Y, Khan MR, Unruh JR, Rubinstein B, Si K.

Current biology : CB. 2016; 26(23):3143-3156. NIHMSID: NIHMS827720

The Role of Functional Prion-Like Proteins in the Persistence of Memory.

Si K, Kandel ER.

Cold Spring Harbor perspectives in biology. 2016; 8(4):a021774.

Molecular Basis of Orb2 Amyloidogenesis and Blockade of Memory Consolidation.

Hervás R, Li L, Majumdar A, Fernández-Ramírez Mdel C, Unruh JR, Slaughter BD, Galera-Prat A, Santana E, Suzuki M, Nagai Y, Bruix M, Casas-Tintó S, Menéndez M, Laurents DV, Si K, Carrión-Vázquez M.


Amyloidogenic Oligomerization Transforms Drosophila Orb2 from a Translation Repressor to an Activator.

Khan MR, Li L, Perez-Sanchez C, Saraf A, Florens L, Slaughter BD, Unruh JR, Si K. Cell. 2015;163:1468-1483.


Contribution of Orb2A Stability in Regulated Amyloid-Like Oligomerization of Drosophila Orb2.

White-Grindley E, Li L, Mohammad Khan R, Ren F, Saraf A, Florens L, Si K. PLoS Biol. 2014;12:e1001786.


Critical Role of Amyloid-like Oligomers of Drosophila Orb2 in the Persistence of Memory.

Majumdar A, Cesario WC, White-Grindley E, Jiang H, Ren F, Khan MR, Li L, Choi EM, Kannan K, Guo F, Unruh J, Slaughter B, Si K. Cell. 2012;148:515-529.


Drosophila Orb2 targets genes involved in neuronal growth, synapse formation, and protein turnover.

Mastushita-Sakai T, White-Grindley E, Samuelson J, Seidel C, Si K. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2010;107:11987-11992.


Aplysia CPEB can form prion-like multimers in sensory neurons that contribute to long-term facilitation.

Si K, Choi YB, White-Grindley E, Majumdar A, Kandel ER.  Cell. 2010;140:421-435.


The persistence of long-term memory: a molecular approach to self-sustaining changes in learning-induced synaptic growth.

Bailey CH, Kandel ER, Si K.  Neuron. 2004;44:49-57.


A neuronal isoform of CPEB regulates local protein synthesis and stabilizes synapse-specific long-term facilitation in aplysia.

Si K, Giustetto M, Etkin A, Hsu R, Janisiewicz AM, Miniaci MC, Kim JH, Zhu H, Kandel ER. Cell. 2003;115:893-904.


A neuronal isoform of the aplysia CPEB has prion-like properties.

Si K, Lindquist S, Kandel ER. Cell. 2003;115:879-891.