Molecular Engrams



1. Rao-Ruiz, P., Couey, J.J., Marcelo, I.M., Bouwkamp, C.G., Slump, D.E., Matos, M.R., van der Loo, R.J., Martins, G.J., van den Hout, M., van IJcken, W.F., Costa, R.M., van den Oever, M.C. & Kushner, S.A. (2019). Engram-specific transcriptome profiling of contextual memory consolidation. Nature communications 10, 2232.
2. Matos, R.M., Visser, E., Kramvis, I., van der Loo, R.J., Gebuis, T., Zalm, R., Rao-Ruiz, P., Mansvelder, H.D., Smit, A.B. & van den Oever, M.C. (2019). Memory strength gates the involvement of a CREB-dependent cortical fear engram in remote memory. Nature communications 10, 2315.
3. Rao-Ruiz P, Yu J, Kushner SA, Josselyn SA. (2018) Neuronal competition: microcircuit mechanisms define the sparsity of the engram. Curr Opin Neurobiol 54, 163-170.
4. Faliagkas L, Rao-Ruiz P & Kindt, M. (2018). Emotional memory expression is misleading: delineating transitions between memory processes. Current Opinion in Behavioral Sciences, 19, 116-112.
5. Schmitz LJM, Klaassen RV, Ruiperez-Alonso M, Zamri AE, Stroeder J, Rao-Ruiz P, Lodder JC, van der Loo RJ, Mansvelder HD, Smit AB. (2017). The AMPA receptor-associated protein Shisa7 regulates hippocampal synaptic function and contextual memory. Elife, 6
6. Klaassen RV, Stroeder J, Coussen F, Hafner A, Petersen JD, Renancio Cedric, Lodder JC, Rotaru DC, Schmitz LJM, Rao-Ruiz P, Spijker S, Mansvelder HD, Choquet D, Smit AB (2017). Shisa6 traps AMPA receptors at postsynaptic sites and prevents their desensitization during synaptic activity. Nature Communications, 10682
7. Lenselink AM, Rotaru DC, Li KW, van Nierop P, Rao-Ruiz P, Loos M, van der Schors R, Gouwenberg Y, Wortel J, Mansvelder HD, Smit AB, Spijker S (2015) Strain differences in Presynaptic Function: Proteomics, Ultrastructure and Physiology of hippocampal synapses in DBA/2J and C57Bl/6J mice. J Biol Chem. 290(25):15635-45.
8. Rao-Ruiz P, Carney KE, Pandya N, van der Loo RJ, Verheijen MH, van Nierop P, Smit AB, Spijker S (2015) Time-dependent changes in the mouse hippocampal synaptic membrane proteome after contextual fear conditioning. Hippocampus 25(11):1250-61. 

9. Rao-Ruiz P, Rotaru DC, van der Loo RJ, Mansvelder HD, Stiedl O, Smit AB, Spijker S (2011) Retrieval- specific endocytosis of GluA2-AMPARs underlies adaptive reconsolidation of contextual fear. Nature Neuroscience 14(10):1302-8. 

Book chapters

1. Spijker S, Faliagkas L, Rao-Ruiz P (2019) Dissection of rodent brain regions – guided free-hand slicing and dissection of frozen tissue. Li KW (Ed.), Neuroproteomics, 2nd edition. Humana Press Inc., p. 7-19 ISBN 9781493996629
2. Rao-Ruiz P, Schmitz LJM, Smit AB, Spijker S (2015) AMPA receptor plasticity in retrieval, reconsolidation and post-retrieval extinction of memories. Giese KP, Radwanska K (Ed.), Novel mechanisms of memory. Springer pp 21-41 ISBN 978-3-319-24362-7