Publications

  • Gordon L., Blechman J., Shimoni E., Gur D., Anand-Apte B. and G. Levkowitz. 2019. Fenestrae-associated protein Plvap regulates the rate of blood-borne proteins passage into the hypophysis. BioRxiv doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1101/571299. PDF
  • Anbalagan S., Blechman J., Gliksberg M., Rotkopf R., Dadosh T. and G. Levkowitz. (2019). Robo2 regulates synaptic oxytocin content by affecting actin state. BioRxiv  doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1101/553198. PDF
  • Denichenko P., Mogilevsky M., Cléry A., Welte T., Biran J., Shimshon O., Barnabas G.D., Danan-Gotthold M., Kumar S., Yavin E., Levanon E.Y., Allain F.H., Geiger T., Levkowitz G.and R. Karni (2019). Specific inhibition of splicing factor activity by decoy RNA oligonucleotides. Nature Communications  10:1590. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41467-019-09523-0. pubmed,  PDF
  • Anbalagan S, Gordon L, Blechman J, Matsuoka R, Rajamannar P, Wircer E, Biran J, Reuveny A, Leshkowitz D, Stainier D.Y.R, Levkowitz G. (2018). Pituicyte cues regulate the development of permeable neuro-vascular interfaces. Developmental Cell  47, 711–726.
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    "Featured Article" in Dev. Cell's December 17th issue 
    * Highlighted in a Dev. Cell Preview by Thomas, J.L. and Eichmann, A. (2018). To BBB or Not to BBB. Developmental Cell 47, 689-691.

  • Blechman J., S. Anbalagan, G.G. Matthews and G. Levkowitz. (2018). Genome editing reveals idiosyncrasy of CNGA2 ion channel-directed antibody immunoreactivity towards oxytocin. Front. Cell Dev. Biol. 6:117. doi: 10.3389/fcell.2018.00117. pubmedPDF
  • Biran, J., Wircer, E., Blechman, J. and G. Levkowitz.  (2018) In: Development and function of the zebrafish neuroendocrine system. In Model animals in neuroendocrinology: From worm to mouse to man, M. Ludwig and G. Levkowitz, eds. (Wiley-Blackwell), pp101-131. https://doi.org/10.1002/9781119391128.ch5. PDF
  • D. Gur, J.‐D. Nicolas, V. Brumfeld, O. Bar‐Elli, D. Oron, G. Levkowitz. (2018). The Dual Functional Reflecting Iris of the Zebrafish. Adv. Sci.1800338. https://doi.org/10.1002/advs.201800338. pubmedPDF  
Highlighted in Advanced Science News: "Fishing for the Structure of the Iris"
  • Gliksberg M. and G. Levkowitz. (2017). Smells Familiar: Pheromone-induced neurotransmitter switching mediates social discrimination. Neuron 95:1229-1231. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.neuron.2017.08.044pubmed, PDF
  • Wircer E., J. Blechmann, N. Borodovsky, M. Tsoory, A.R. Nunes, R.F. Oliveira and G. Levkowitz. (2017). Homeodomain protein Otp affects developmental neuropeptide switching in oxytocin neurons associated with a long-term effect on social behavior. eLife e22170. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7554/eLife.22170 pubmed, PDF
  • Blechman J., Levkowitz, G. and Y. Gothilf. (2017). The not-so-long history of zebrafish research in Israel. Int. J. Dev. Biol. 61:149-157. pubmedPDF 
* Special Issue on "Developmental Biology in Israel"  
  • Biran J, and G. Levkowitz.  (2016). Zebrafish reel in phenotypic suppressors of autism. Neuron 89:673-675.
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  • Wircer E., S. Ben-Dor and G. Levkowitz. (2016).  In: Non-mammalian models for neurohypophysial peptides. In Molecular Neuroendocrinology: From Genome to Physiology, D. Murphy and H. Gainer, eds. (Wiley-Blackwell), pp. 301–328. PDF
  • Biran J, Tahor M, Wircer E and G. Levkowitz.  (2015). Role of developmental factors in hypothalamic function. Frontiers in Neuroanatomy 9:47. doi:10.3389/fnana.2015.00047.
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  • Blechman J. and G. Levkowitz. (2013). Alternative splicing of the pituitary adenylate cyclase-activating polypeptide receptor PAC1: mechanisms of fine tuning of brain activity. Frontiers in Endocrinology. May 21;4:55. doi: 10.3389/fendo.2013.00055.
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  • Gutnick A. and G. Levkowitz. (2012). The neurohypophysis – fishing for new insights. J. Neuroendo. 24(6):973-974.
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    Also published as Topical Briefings of the British Society for Neuroendocrinology.
  • Amir-Zilberstein L., J. Blechman, Y. Sztainberg, W.H.J. Norton, A. Reuveny, J.L., N. Borodovsky, M. Tahor, Bonkowsky, L. Bally-Cuif, A. Chen and G. Levkowitz. (2012). Homeodomain protein Otp and activity-dependent splicing modulate neuronal adaptation to stress. Neuron 73:279-291.
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    * Selected for Neuron’s cover illustration (Jan. 26 issue) and highlighted in Neuron’s Spotlight On Disease  – Regulating Stress through Splicing.
  • Blechman J., A. Gutnick, L. Amir-Zilberstein and G. Levkowitz. (2011). The metabolic regulator PGC-1α directly controls the expression of the hypothalamic neuropeptide oxytocin. J. Neurosci. 31(42):14835-14840.
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     * Highlighted in This Week in the Journal (October 19, 2011)  – PGC-1α may suppress eating while increasing metabolism.
  • Gutnick, A., J. Blechman, J. Kaslin, L. Herwig, H-G. Belting, M. Affolter, J.L. Bonkowsky and G. Levkowitz. (2011). The hypothalamic neuropeptide oxytocin is required for formation of the neuro-vascular interface of the pituitary. Dev. Cell 21:642–654.
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    * Highlighted in a Dev. Cell Preview by Cariboni, A., and Ruhrberg, C. (2011). The hormone of love attracts a partner for life. Dev. Cell 21, 602-604. PDF
  • Machluf, Y., Gutnick A. and Levkowitz G. (2011).  Development of the zebrafish hypothalamus.  Ann. N.Y. Acad. Sci. 1220(1):93-105
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  • Machluf, Y. and Levkowitz G. (2011). Visualization of mRNA expression in the zebrafish embryo. Methods Mol. Biol. 714:83-102.
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  • Russek-Blum N., Nabel-Rosen H. and Levkowitz G. (2010). Two-photon- based photo activation in live zebrafish embryos. J. Vis. Exp. 46: e1902.
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  • Palevitch, O., Abraham E. , Borodovsky N., Levkowitz G., Zohar Y. and Gothilf Y. (2010). Cxcl12a-Cxcr4b signaling is important for proper development of forebrain GnRH system in zebrafish. Gen. and Comp. Endocrinology 165(2):262-268.
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  • Russek-Blum N, Nabel-Rosen H and Levkowitz G. (2009). High resolution fate map of the zebrafish diencephalon. Dev. Dyn. 238(7):1827-1835.
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  • Borodovsky N, Ponomaryov T, Frenkel S and Levkowitz G. (2009). Neural protein Olig2 acts upstream of the transcriptional regulator Sim1 to specify diencephalic dopaminergic neurons. Dev. Dyn. 238(4):826–834.
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  • Palevitch O, Abraham E, Borodovsky N, Levkowitz G, Zohar Y and Gothilf Y. (2009). Nasal embryonic LHRH factor plays a role in the developmental migration and projection of gonadotropin-releasing hormone 3 neurons in zebrafish. Dev. Dyn. 238(1):66-75.
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  • Russek-Blum, N., Gutnick, A., Nabel-Rosen, H., Blechman, J., Staudt, N., Dorsky, R.I., Houart, C. and Levkowitz, G. (2008) Dopaminergic neuronal cluster size is determined during early forebrain patterning. Development 135(20):3401-3413.
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  • Blechman, J., Borodovsky, N., Eisenberg, M., Nabel-Rosen, H., Grimm, J. and Levkowitz, G. (2007) Specification of hypothalamic neurons by dual regulation of the homeodomain protein Orthopedia. Development 134(24):4417-4426.
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  • Levkowitz, G., Zeller, J., Sirotkin, H.I., French, D., Schilbach, S., Hashimoto, H., Hibi, M., Talbot, W.S. and Rosenthal, A. (2003) Zinc finger protein too few controls the development of monoaminergic neurons. Nat. Neurosci. 6(1):28-33.
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Full list of publications: http://orcid.org/0000-0002-3896-1881