This page contains a number of downloadable files including PDF files of papers from the laboratory


Schwartz, N.E. and Alford, S. (1998) Modulation of pre- and postsynaptic calcium dynamics by ionotropic glutamate receptors at a plastic synapse. J. Neurophysiol. 79:2191-2203

Cochilla, A.J. and Alford, S (1999) NMDA receptor-mediated control of presynaptic calcium and neurotransmitter release. J. Neuroscience 19:193-205.

Takahashi, M., Freed, R., Blackmer, T., Alford, S. (2001). Calcium influx independent depression of transmitter release by 5-HT at lamprey spinal cord synapses. J. Physiol., 532:323-336.

Blackmer, T., Larsen, E., Takahashi, M., Martin, T. F. J., Alford, S., Hamm, H. E. (2001) Heterotrimeric G protein Gbg subunits mediate presynaptic inhibition by regulating exocytotic fusion downstream of Ca2+ entry. Science, 292:293-297

Takahashi, M., Alford, S. (2002) The requirement of presynaptic metabotropic glutamate receptors for the maintenance of locomotion.
J Neurosci. 22:3692-3699.