Publications

Ezcurra M, Benedetto A, Sornda T, Au C, Gilliat, A, de la Guardia Y, Gems D. (2018). Autophagy-dependent gut-to-yolk biomass conversion generates visceral polymorbidity in aging C. elegans. Curr Biol. 2018 Aug 20;28(16):2544-2556.

Wang H, Zhao Y, Ezcurra M, Gilliat A, Hellberg J, Benedetto A, Athingapanich T, Girstmair J, Telford M, Zhang Z, Gems D. (2018). Monsters in the uterus: A parthenogenetic quasi-program causes teratoma-like tumors during aging in wild-type C. elegans. NPJ Aging Mech Dis. 2018 Jun 13;4:6.

Ezcurra, M. (2018) Dissecting cause and effect in host- microbiome interactions using the combined worm-bug model system. Biogerontology. doi:10.1007/s10522-018-9752-x.

Zhao, Y., Gilliat, A.F., Ziehm, M., Turmaine, M., Wang, H., Ezcurra, M., Yang, C., Phillips, G., McBay, D., Zhang, W.B., et al. (2017). Two forms of death in ageing Caenorhabditis elegans. Nat Commun 8, 15458.

Dobson A, Ezcurra M, Flanagan C, Summerfield A, Piper ADM, Gems D and Alic N. (2017). Nutritional programming of lifespan: Excessive sugar consumption in early adulthood curtails Drosophila survival by inhibiting dFOXO. Cell Reports. 2017 Jan 10;18(2):299-306.

Ezcurra M, Walker DS, Beets I, Swoboda P, Schafer WR. (2016). Neuropeptidergic Signaling and Active Feeding State Inhibit Nociception in Caenorhabditis elegans. J Neurosci. 2016 Mar 16;36(11):3157-69.

Riesen M, Feyst I, Rattanavirotkul N, Ezcurra M, Tullet JM, Papatheodorou I, Ziehm M, Au C, Gilliat AF, Hellberg J, Thornton JM, Gems D (2014). MDL-1, a growth- and tumor-suppressor, slows aging and prevents germline hyperplasia and hypertrophy in C. elegans. Aging (Albany NY). 2014 Feb;6(2):98-117.

Ezcurra M, Reimann F, Gribble FM, Emery E. (2013). Molecular mechanisms of incretin secretion. Curr Opin Pharmacol. 2013 Dec;13(6):922-7

Aoki R, Yagami T, Sasakura H, Ogura K, Kajihara Y, Ibi M, Miyamae T, Nakamura F, Asakura T, Kanai Y, Misu Y, Iino Y, Ezcurra M, Schafer WR, Mori I, Goshima Y. (2011) A seven-transmembrane receptor that mediates avoidance response to dihydrocaffeic acid, a water-soluble repellent in Caenorhabditis elegans. J Neurosci. 31(46):16603-10.

Ezcurra, M., Tanizawa, Y., Swoboda, P., and Schafer, W.R. (2011). Food sensitizes C. elegans avoidance behaviours through acute dopamine signalling. EMBO J 30(6):1110-22

Senti, G., Ezcurra, M., Löbner, J., Schafer, W.R., and Swoboda, P. (2009). Worms with a single functional sensory cilium generate proper neuron-specific behavioral output. Genetics 183, 595-605, 591SI-593SI.

Suzuki, H., Thiele, T.R., Faumont, S., Ezcurra, M., Lockery, S.R., and Schafer, W.R. (2008). Functional asymmetry in Caenorhabditis elegans taste neurons and its computational role in chemotaxis. Nature 454, 114-117.

Wang, Y., Apicella, A., Jr., Lee, S.K., Ezcurra, M., Slone, R.D., Goldmit, M., Schafer, W.R., Shaham, S., Driscoll, M., and Bianchi, L. (2008). A glial DEG/ENaC channel functions with neuronal channel DEG-1 to mediate specific sensory functions in C. elegans. EMBO J 27, 2388-2399.