Publications

Berlin, S., Hadad, E., Heled, Y., and Moran, D.S. (2004). The Efficacy of Nutritional Supplements upon Physical Exercise. Journal of Israeli Military Medicine 1(2), 72-80.

Berlin, S., Shalit, L., Yarom, Y., and Moran, D.S. (2007). Metabolic rate prediction by massless actigraphy for outdoor activities. Mil Med 172, 882-887.

Eliyahu, U., Berlin, S., Hadad, E., Heled, Y., and Moran, D.S. (2007). Psychostimulants and military operations. Mil Med 172, 383-387.

Rubinstein, M., Peleg, S., Berlin, S., Brass, D., and Dascal, N. (2007). Galphai3 primes the G protein-activated K+ channels for activation by coexpressed Gbetagamma in intact Xenopus oocytes. J Physiol 581, 17-32.

Berlin S. (2009). Do bigger and “better” labs have easier access to high impact factor journals? Science signaling. December 9th, E-letter. http://stke.sciencemag.org/content/2/99/eg15.e-letters (Addition to Living by The Numbers- Michael B. Yaffe; 01 Dec 2009: Vol. 2, Issue 99, pp. eg15, doi: 10.1126/scisignal.299eg15).

Lvov, A., Greitzer, D., Berlin, S., Chikvashvili, D., Tsuk, S., Lotan, I., and Michaelevski, I. (2009). Rearrangements in the relative orientation of cytoplasmic domains induced by a membrane-anchored protein mediate modulations in Kv channel gating. J Biol Chem 284, 28276-28291.

Rubinstein, M., Peleg, S., Berlin, S., Brass, D., Keren-Raifman, T., Dessauer, C.W., Ivanina, T., and Dascal, N. (2009). Divergent regulation of GIRK1 and GIRK2 subunits of the neuronal G protein gated K+ channel by GαiGDP and Gbetagamma. J Physiol 587, 3473-3491.

Berlin, S. (2010). It takes two to tango. EMBO Rep 11, 150-151; author reply 151-152.

Front Cover article- Berlin, S., Keren-Raifman, T., Castel, R., Rubinstein, M., Dessauer, C.W., Ivanina, T., and Dascal, N. (2010). Gαi and Gβγ jointly regulate the conformations of a G betagamma effector, the neuronal G protein-activated K+ channel (GIRK). J Biol Chem 285, 6179-6185.

Berlin, S., Tsemakhovich, V.A., Castel, R., Ivanina, T., Dessauer, C.W., Keren-Raifman, T., and Dascal, N. (2011). Two distinct aspects of coupling between Gαi protein and G protein-activated K+ channel (GIRK) revealed by fluorescently labeled Galpha(i3) protein subunits. J Biol Chem 286, 33223-33235.

Greitzer-Antes, D., Barak-Broner, N., Berlin, S., Oron, Y., Chikvashvili, D., and Lotan, I. (2013). Tracking Ca2+-dependent and Ca2+-independent conformational transitions in syntaxin 1A during exocytosis in neuroendocrine cells. J Cell Sci 126, 2914-2923.

Kahanovitch, U., Tsemakhovich, V., Berlin, S., Rubinstein, M., Styr, B., Castel, R., Peleg, S., Tabak, G., Dessauer, C.W., Ivanina, T., et al. (2014). Recruitment of Gbetagamma controls the basal activity of G-protein coupled inwardly rectifying potassium (GIRK) channels: crucial role of distal C terminus of GIRK1. J Physiol 592, 5373-5390.

Berlin, S. (2015). Paper-trail index: Can a metric that captures a paper’s history of submission and rejection give insight into its value and encourage good authorship practices? EMBO Rep 16, 889-893.

Berlin, S., Carroll, E.C., Newman, Z.L., Okada, H.O., Quinn, C.M., Kallman, B., Rockwell, N.C., Martin, S.S., Lagarias, J.C., and Isacoff, E.Y. (2015). Photoactivatable genetically encoded calcium indicators for targeted neuronal imaging. Nat Methods 12, 852-858.

Carroll, E.C., Berlin, S., Levitz, J., Kienzler, M.A., Yuan, Z., Madsen, D., Larsen, D.S., and Isacoff, E.Y. (2015). Two-photon brightness of azobenzene photoswitches designed for glutamate receptor optogenetics. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 112, E776-785.

Friedmann, D., Hoagland, A., Berlin, S., and Isacoff, E.Y. (2015). A spinal opsin controls early neural activity and drives a behavioral light response. Curr Biol 25, 69-74.

Yakubovich, D. *, Berlin, S.*, Kahanovitch, U.*, Rubinstein, M., Farhy-Tselnicker, I., Styr, B., Keren-Raifman, T., Dessauer, C.W., and Dascal, N. (2015). A Quantitative Model of the GIRK1/2 Channel Reveals That Its Basal and Evoked Activities Are Controlled by Unequal Stoichiometry of Galpha and Gbetagamma. PLoS Comput Biol 11, e1004598.* equal contributors.

Berlin, S.*, Szobota, S.*, Reiner, A., Carroll, E.C., Kienzler, M.A., Guyon, A., Xiao, T., Trauner, D., and Isacoff, E.Y. (2016). A family of photoswitchable NMDA receptors. Elife. 2016 Mar 1;5. pii: e12040. doi: 10.7554/eLife.12040.

Snir, S. and Berlin S. (2017). Bringing Synthetic Optogenetics to the Clinic. J Cell Signal. 2:2, 152-153. https://www.omicsonline.org/ArchiveJCS/articleinpress-cell-signaling.php

Kahanovitch U., Berlin S., Dascal M. (2017). Collision coupling in the GABAB receptor – G protein – GIRK signaling cascade. FEBS letters DOI: 10.1002/1873-3468.12756

Journal Reviews-

Berlin, S. and Isacoff, E.Y. (2017). Synapses in the Spotlight with synthetic optogenetics. EMBO Rep. 2017 Apr 10. pii: e201744010. doi: 10.15252/embr.201744010. [Epub ahead of print] Review.

 

Book Chapters-

 Berlin S and Isacoff E.Y. (2017). Optical Control of Glutamate Receptors of the NMDA-kind in Mammalian Neurons, with the use of Photoswitchable Ligands. Biochemical Approaches to Glutamatergic Neurotransmission, Neuromethods, Chapter 10; vol. 130. DOI: 10.1007/978-1-4939-7228-9_10, Springer Science+Business Media LLC 2017. (FRONT COVER article)

Berlin S and Isacoff E.Y. (2017). Handbook of Neurophotonics- Optical chemical probing. CRC Press, Taylor & Francis Group. (in press).