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  • Billups D*, Marx MC*, Mela I, Billups B. (2013) Inducible presynaptic glutamine transport supports glutamatergic transmission at the calyx of Held synapse. J Neurosci. 2013 Oct 30;33(44):17429-34.  * equal contribution.
  • Doslikova D, Garfield AS, Shaw J, Evans ML, Burdakov D, Billups B*, Heisler LK*(2013) 5-HT2C Receptor Agonist Anorectic Efficacy Potentiated by 5-HT1B Receptor Agonist Coapplication: An Effect Mediated via Increased Proportion of Pro-Opiomelanocortin Neurons Activated. The Journal of Neuroscience, June 5, 2013 33(23):9800-9804. * Corresponding Authors.


  • Uwechue NM, Marx MC, Chevy Q, Billups B (2012) Activation of glutamate transport evokes rapid glutamine release from perisynaptic astrocytes. J Physiol. 590(Pt 10):2317-31.


  • Blot A, Billups D, Bjørkmo M, Quazi AZ, Uwechue NM, Chaudhry FA, Billups B. (2009) Functional expression of two system A glutamine transporter isoforms in rat auditory brainstem neurons. Neuroscience 164(3):998-1008.
  • Barker M, Billups B, Hamann M. (2009) Focal macromolecule delivery in neuronal tissue using simultaneous pressure ejection and local electroporation. J Neurosci Methods. 177(2):273-84.


  • Billups D, Billups B, Challiss RA, Nahorski SR (2006) Modulation of Gq-protein-coupled inositol trisphosphate and Ca2+ signaling by the membrane potential. J Neurosci 26:9983-9995.
  • Wong AY, Billups B, Johnston J, Evans RJ, Forsythe ID (2006) Endogenous activation of adenosine A1 receptors, but not P2X receptors, during high-frequency synaptic transmission at the calyx of Held. J Neurophysiol 95:3336-3342.


  • Billups B (2005) Colocalization of vesicular glutamate transporters in the rat superior olivary complex. Neurosci Lett 382:66-70.
  • Billups B, Graham BP, Wong AY, Forsythe ID (2005) Unmasking group III metabotropic glutamate autoreceptor function at excitatory synapses in the rat CNS. J Physiol 565:885-896.


  • Nash MS, Willets JM, Billups B, John Challiss RA, Nahorski SR (2004) Synaptic activity augments muscarinic acetylcholine receptor-stimulated inositol 1,4,5-trisphosphate production to facilitate Ca2+ release in hippocampal neurons. J Biol Chem 279:49036-49044.


  • Hamann M, Billups B, Forsythe ID (2003) Non-calyceal excitatory inputs mediate low fidelity synaptic transmission in rat auditory brainstem slices. Eur J Neurosci 18:2899-2902.
  • Dodson, PD, Billups, B, Rusznak, Z, Szucs, G, Barker, MC, Forsythe, ID (2003) Presynaptic rat Kv1.2 channels suppress synaptic terminal hyperexcitability following action potential invasion. Journal of Physiology 550(1), 27-33
  • Wong, AYC, Graham, BP, Billups, B, Forsythe, ID (2003) Distinguishing between presynaptic and postsynaptic mechanisms of short term depression during action potential trains. Journal of Neuroscience 23(12), 4868-4877


  • Billups, B, Wong, AYC, Forsythe, ID (2002) Detecting synaptic connections in the medial nucleus of the trapezoid body using calcium imaging. Pflügers Archiv 444(5), 663-669
  • Billups, B, Forsythe, ID (2002) Presynaptic mitochondrial calcium sequestration influences transmission at mammalian central synapses. Journal of Neuroscience 22(14), 5840-5847