Yeka Aponte PhD

Adjunct Associate Professor

Link to complete list of Dr. Aponte's publications.

Meng G, Liang Y, Sarsfield S, Jiang WC, Lu R, Dudman JT, Aponte Y, Ji N. High-throughput synapse-resolving two-photon fluorescence microendoscopy for deep-brain volumetric imaging in vivo. Elife. 2019 Jan 4;8. doi: 10.7554/eLife.40805. PubMed PMID: 30604680; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC6338462.

Kisner A, Slocomb JE, Sarsfield S, Zuccoli ML, Siemian J, Gupta JF, Kumar A, Aponte Y. Electrophysiological properties and projections of lateral hypothalamic parvalbumin positive neurons. PLoS One. 2018;13(6):e0198991. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0198991. eCollection 2018. PubMed PMID: 29894514; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5997303.

Lagerlöf, O., Slocomb, J. E., Hong, I., Aponte, Y., Blackshaw, S., Hart, G. W., and Huganir, R. L. (2016) The nutrient sensor OGT in PVN neurons regulates feeding. Science 351 (6279): 1293-1296.
Bocarsly, M. E., Jian, W. C., Wang, C., Dudman, J. T., Ji, Na., and Aponte, Y. (2015) Minimally invasive microendoscopy system for in vivo functional imaging of deep nuclei in the mouse brain. Biomed Opt Express 6 (11): 4546-4556.
Aponte, Y., Atasoy, D., and Sternson, S. M. (2011) AGRP neurons are sufficient to orchestrate feeding behavior rapidly and without training. Nat. Neurosci 14 (3): 351-355.
Tortorici, V., Aponte, Y., Acevedo, H., Nogueira, L., and Vanegas, H (2009) Tolerance to non-opioid analgesics in PAG involves unresponsiveness of medullary pain-modulating neurons in male rats.   Eur J Neurosci 29 (6): 1188-1196.
Atasoy, D*., Aponte, Y*., Su, H. H., and Sternson, S. M. (2008) A FLEX switch targets channelrhodopsin-2 to multiple cell types for imaging and long-range circuit mapping. J Neurosci 28 (28): 7025-7030.
Aponte, Y., Bischofberger, J., and Jonas, P. (2008) Efficient Ca2+ buffering in fast-spiking basket cells of rat hippocampus. J Physiol 586 (8): 2061-2075.
Aponte, Y., Lien, C. C., Reisinger, E., and Jonas, P. (2006) Hyperpolarization-activated cation channels in fast-spiking interneurons of rat hippocampus. J Physiol 574 (Pt 1): 229-243.
Tortorici, V., Nogueira, L., Aponte, Y., Vanegas, H. (2004) Involvement of cholecystokinin in the opioid tolerance induced by dipyrone (metamizol) microinjections into the periaqueductal gray matter of rats. Pain 112 (1-2):113-120.