Publications: J.T. Schmidt

  • Schmidt, JT, Apraku, E, Mariconda, L & Morillo, F (2014) Evidence for involvement of the polarity complex, PI3 Kinase and Protin Kinase C in retinotectal arbor branching. (In preparation)
  • Leu, BH, Koch, E & Schmidt, JT (2010) GAP43 phosphorylation is critical for growth and branching of retinotectal arbors in zebrafish. Developmental Neurobiology 70: 897-911.
  • Leu, B.H. & Schmidt, J.T. (2008) Arachidonic acid as a retrograde signal controlling growth and dynamics of retinotectal arbors. Developmental Neurobiology 68:18-30.
  • Ghiradella, H. & Schmidt, J.T. (2008) Lighting a cold lantern: Flash control in the firefly. In Encyclopedia of Entymology, J. Capinara (ed.) Springer-Verlag, Berlin.
  • Ghiradella, H. & Schmidt, J.T. (2004) Fireflies at one hundred plus: A new look at flash control. In J.S. Edwards (ed), Fireflies at Fifty, Integrative and Comparative Biology 44:203-212.
  • Schmidt, J.T. (2004) Activity-Driven Sharpening of the Retinotectal Projection: The search for Retrograde Synaptic Signaling Pathways. J. Neurobiology, Special Issue in Honor of Friedrich Bonhoeffer 59: 114-133.
  • Schmidt, J.T., Fleming, M.R. & Leu, B.H. (2004) Presynaptic Protein Kinase C Controls Maturation and Branch Dynamics of Developing Retinotectal Arbors: Possible role in activity-driven sharpening J. Neurobiology, 58: 328-340.
  • Schmidt, J.T., Morgan, P., Dowell, N. & Leu, B-H. (2002) Myosin Light Chain Phosphorylation and Growth Cone Motility. J. Neurobiology 52: 175-188.
  • Schmidt, J.T., Buzzard, M., Borress, R. & Dhillon, S. (2000). MK801 increases retinotectal arbor size in developing zebrafish without affecting kinetics of branch elimination and addition. Journal of Neurobiology 42, 303-314.
  • From the Archives (<2000):
  • Easter, S.S. & Schmidt, J.T. (1977). Reversed visuomotor behavior mediated by induced ipsilateral retinal projections in goldfish. Journal of Neurophysiology 40, 1245-1254.
  • Springer, A.D., Heacock, A.M., Schmidt, J.T. & Agranoff, B.W. (1977). Bilateral tectal innervation by regenerating optic nerve fibers in goldfish: a radioautographic, electrophysiological and behavioral study. Brain Research 128, 417-427.
  • Schmidt, J.T. (1978). Retinal fibers alter tectal positional markers during the expansion of the half retinal projection in goldfish. Journal of Comparative Neurology 177, 279-300.
  • Schmidt, J.T. & Easter, S.S. (1978). Independent biaxial reorganization of the retinotectal projection: a reassessment. Experimental Brain Research 31, 155-162.
  • Easter, S.S., Schmidt, J.T. & Leber, S.M. (1978). The paths and destinations of the induced ipsilateral retinal projection in goldfish. Journal of Embryology and Experimental Morphology 45, 145-159.
  • Schmidt, J.T. (1979). The laminar organization of optic fibers in the tectum of goldfish. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London [Biology] 205, 287-306.
  • Freeman, J.A., Schmidt, J.T. & Oswald, R.E. (1980). Effect of a-bungarotoxin on retinotectal synaptic transmission in the goldfish and the toad. Neuroscience 5, 929-942.
  • Oswald, R.E., Schmidt, J.T., Norden, J.J. & Freeman, J.A. (1980). Localization of a-bungarotoxin binding sites to the goldfish retinotectal projection. Brain Research 187, 113-127.
  • Schmidt, J.T. & Freeman, J.A. (1980). Electrophysiologic evidence that the retinotectal projection in the goldfish is nicotinic cholinergic. Brain Research 187, 129-142.
  • Schmidt, J.T., Edwards, D.L. & Stuermer, C.A.O. (1983). The re-establishment of synaptic transmission by regenerating optic axons in goldfish: Time course and effects of blocking activity by intraocular injection of tetrodotoxin. Brain Research 269, 15-27.
  • Schmidt, J.T. (1983). Regeneration of the retinotectal projection following compression onto a half tectum in goldfish. Journal of Embryology and Experimental Morphology 77, 39-51.
  • Schmidt, J.T. & Edwards, D.L. (1983). Activity sharpens the map during the regeneration of the retinotectal projection in goldfish. Brain Research 269, 29-39.
  • Boss, V.C. & Schmidt, J.T. (1984). Activity and the formation of ocular dominance patches in dually innervated tectum of goldfish. Journal of Neuroscience 4, 2891-2905.
  • Schmidt, J.T. (1985). Apparent movement of optic terminals out of a local postsynaptically blocked region in goldfish tectum. Journal of Neurophysiology 53, 237-251.
  • Schmidt, J.T. & Tieman, S.B. (1985). Eye-specific segregation of optic afferents in mammals, fish, and frogs: the role of activity. Cellular and Molecular Neurobiology 5, 5-34.
  • Schmidt, J.T. (1985). Factors involved in retinotopic map formation: Complementary roles for membrane recognition and activity-dependent synaptic stabilization. In Molecular Basis of Neural Development, ed. Edelman, G.M., Gall, W.E., & Cowan, W.M., Neurosciences Research Foundation.
  • Schmidt, J.T. & Eisele, L.E. (1985). Stroboscopic illumination and dark rearing block the sharpening of the regenerated retinotectal map in goldfish. Neuroscience 14, 535-546.
  • Schmidt, J.T. (1985). Formation of retinotopic connections: Selective stablization by an activity-dependent mechanism. Cellular and Molecular Neurobiology 5, 65-83.
  • Schmidt, J.T. (1985). Activity-dependent synaptic stabilization in development and learning: how similar the mechanisms? Cellular and Molecular Neurobiology 5, 1-3.
  • Schmidt, J.T. (1985). Selective stabilization of retinotectal synapses by an activity- dependent mechanism. Federation Proceedings 44, 2767-2772.
  • Schmidt, J.T., Eisele, L.E., Turcotte, J.C. & Tieman, D.G. (1986). Selective stabilization of retinotectal synapses by activity dependent mechanism. In Adaptive Processes in Visual and Oculomotor Systems, ed. Keller, E.L. & Zee, D.S., 63-70. New York: Pergamon Press.
  • Tieman, D.G., Murphey, R.K., Schmidt, J.T. & Tieman, S.B. (1986). A computer-assisted video technique for preparing high resolution pictures and stereograms from thick specimens. Journal of Neuroscience Methods 17, 231-245.
  • Benowitz, L.I. & Schmidt, J.T. (1987). Activity-dependent sharpening of the regenerating retinotectal projection in goldfish: relationship to the expression of growth- associated proteins. Brain Research 417, 118-126.
  • Eisele, L.E. & Schmidt, J.T. (1988). Activity sharpens the regenerating retinotectal projection in goldfish: sensitive period for strobe illumination and lack of effect on synaptogenesis and on ganglion cell receptive field properties. Journal of Neurobiology 19, 395-411.
  • Schmidt, J.T. & Shashoua, V.E. (1988). Antibodies to ependymin block the sharpening of the regenerating retinotectal projection in goldfish. Brain Research 446, 269-284.
  • Schmidt, J.T., Turcotte, J.C., Buzzard, M. & Tieman, D.G. (1988). Morphology of regenerated optic arbors in goldfish tectum. Journal of Comparative Neurology 269, 565-591.
  • Schmidt, J.T. & Tieman, S.B. (1989). Activity, growth cones and the selectivity of visual connections. Comments on Developmental Neurobiology 1, 11-28.
  • Schmidt, J.T. (1990). Long-term potentiation and activity-dependent retinotopic sharpening in the regenerating retinotectal projection of goldfish: Common sensitive period and sensitivity to NMDA blockers. Journal of Neuroscience 10, 233-246.
  • Schmidt, J.T. & Buzzard, M. (1990). Activity-driven sharpening of the regenerating retinotectal projection: Effects of blocking or synchronizing activity on the morphology of individual regenerating arbors. Journal of Neurobiology 21, 900-917.
  • Reich, J.B., Burmeister, D.W., Schmidt, J.T. & Grafstein, B. (1990). Effect of conditioning lesions on regeneration of goldfish optic axons: time course of the cell body reaction to axotomy. Brain Research 515, 256-260.
  • Wolpaw, J.R. & Schmidt, J.T. (1991). Preface. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences 627, ix-xi
  • Schmidt, J.T. (1991). Long-term potentiation and activity driven retinotopic sharpening in the regenerating retinotectal projection of goldfish. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences 627, 10-25.
  • Schmidt, J.T., Schmidt, R., Lin, W., Jian, X. & Stuermer, C.A.O. (1991). Ependymin as a substrate for outgrowth of axons from cultured explants of goldfish retina. Journal of Neurobiology 22, 40-54.
  • Schmidt, J.T. (1991). Effects of blocking or synchronizing activity on the morphology of individual regenerating arbors in the goldfish retinotectal projection. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences 627, 385-389.
  • Wolpaw, J.R., Schmidt, J.T. & Vaughan, T.M. (1991) Activity Driven CNS changes in learning and develoment. Edited conference proceedings, Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, vol. 627, 1-399.
  • King, W.M. & Schmidt, J.T. (1991). A cholinergic circuit intrinsic to optic tectum modulates retinotectal transmission via presynaptic nicotinic receptors. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences 627, 363-367.
  • King, W.M. & Schmidt, J.T. (1991). The long latency component of retinotectal transmission: Enhancement by stimulation of nucleus isthmi or tectobulbar tract and block by nicotinic cholinergic antagonists. Neuroscience 40, 701-712.
  • King, W.M. & Schmidt, J.T. (1993). Nucleus isthmi in goldfish: In vitro recordings and fiber connections revealed by HRP injections. Visual Neuroscience 10, 419-437.
  • Schmidt, J.T. & Buzzard, M. (1993). Activity-driven sharpening of the retinotectal projection in goldfish: Development under stroboscopic illumination prevents sharpening. Journal of Neurobiology 24, 384-399.
  • Schmidt, J.T. (1994). C-kinase manipulations disrupt activity-driven retinotopic sharpening in regenerating goldfish retinotectal projection. Journal of Neurobiology 25, 555-570.
  • Jian, X., Hidaka, H. & Schmidt, J.T. (1994). Kinase requirement for retinal growth cone motility. Journal of Neurobiology 25, 1310-1328.
  • Jian, X., Hidaka, H. & Schmidt, J.T. (1994). Kinase requirement for retinal growth cone motility. Journal of Neurobiology 25, 1310-1328.
  • Schmidt, J. & Coen, T. (1995). Changes in retinal arbors in compressed projections to half tecta in goldfish. Journal of Neurobiology 28, 409-418.
  • Schmidt, J.T. (1995). The modulatory cholinergic system in goldfish tectum may be necessary for retinotopic sharpening. Visual Neuroscience 12, 1093-1103.
  • Schmidt, J.T. & Lemere, C.A. (1996). Rapid activity-dependent sprouting of optic fibers into a local area denervated by application of beta-bungarotoxin in goldfish tectum. Journal of Neurobiology 29, 75-90.
  • Jian, X., Szaro, B.G. & Schmidt, J.T. (1996). Myosin light chain kinase: Expression in neurons and upregulation during axon regeneration. Journal of Neurobiology 31, 379-391.
  • Schmidt, J.T. (1998). Up-regulation of protein kinase C in regenerating optic nerve fibers of goldfish: Immunohistochemistry and kinase activity assay. Journal of Neurobiology 36, 315-324.
  • Schmidt, J.T. & Schachner, M. (1998). Role for cell adhesion and glycosyl (HNK-1 and oligomannoside) recognition in the sharpening of the regenerating retinotectal projection in goldfish. Journal of Neurobiology 37, 659-671.
  • Zhang, C.Y. & Schmidt, J.T. (1998). Adenosine A2 receptors mediate retinotectal presynaptic inhibition: Uncoupling by C-kinase and role in LTP during regeneration. Journal of Neurophysiology 79, 501-510.
  • Zhang, C.Y. & Schmidt, J.T. (1999). Adenosine A1 and class II metabotropic glutamate receptors mediate shared presynaptic inhibition of retinotectal transmission. Journal of Neurophysiology 82, 2947-2955.