ZFIN ID: ZDB-PERS-010827-7
Behra, Martine
Email: martine.behra@upr.edu
URL: http://www.md.rcm.upr.edu/anatomyneurobiology/martine_behra.php
Affiliation: Behra Lab
Address: Dept. of Anatomy and Neurobiology School of Medicine UPR Medical Sciences Campus Main Building Room A518 PO Box 365067 San Juan, PR 00936-5067
Phone: (1) 787 758 2525 x2120
Fax: (1) 787-767-0788

Characterization of motility mutants in the zebrafish.
Retroviral mutagenesis screen focused on the ear in the zebrafish.
Regeneration of sensory epithelia.
Human impact on puertorican rivers and its repercussion on the nervous system of endogenous aquatic species and zebrafish.

Rodríguez-Morales, R., Vélez-Negrón, V., Torrado-Tapias, A., Varshney, G., Behra, M. (2020) Expression patterns of activating transcription factor 5 (atf5a and atf5b) in zebrafish. Gene expression patterns : GEP. 37:119126
Acevedo-Canabal, A., Colón-Cruz, L., Rodriguez-Morales, R., Varshney, G.K., Burgess, S., González-Sepúlveda, L., Yudowski, G., Behra, M. (2019) Altered Swimming Behaviors in Zebrafish Larvae Lacking Cannabinoid Receptor 2. Cannabis and cannabinoid research. 4:88-101
Colón-Cruz, L., Kristofco, L., Crooke-Rosado, J., Acevedo, A., Torrado, A., Brooks, B.W., Sosa, M.A., Behra, M. (2018) Alterations of larval photo-dependent swimming responses (PDR): New endpoints for rapid and diagnostic screening of aquatic contamination. Ecotoxicology and environmental safety. 147:670-680
Torres-Hernández, B.A., Colón, L.R., Rosa-Falero, C., Torrado, A., Miscalichi, N., Ortíz, J.G., González-Sepúlveda, L., Pérez-Ríos, N., Suárez-Pérez, E., Bradsher, J.N., Behra, M. (2016) Reversal of pentylenetetrazole-altered swimming and neural activity-regulated gene expression in zebrafish larvae by valproic acid and valerian extract. Psychopharmacology. 233(13):2533-47
Kristofco, L.A., Cruz, L.C., Haddad, S.P., Behra, M.L., Chambliss, C.K., Brooks, B.W. (2016) Age matters: Developmental stage of Danio rerio larvae influences photomotor response thresholds to diazinion or diphenhydramine. Aquatic toxicology (Amsterdam, Netherlands). 170:344-54
González-Solá, M., Al-Khayat, H.A., Behra, M., Kensler, R.W. (2014) Zebrafish cardiac muscle thick filaments: isolation technique and three-dimensional structure. Biophysical journal. 106:1671-80
Xu, H., Ye, D., Behra, M., Burgess, S., Chen, S., and Lin, F. (2014) Gbeta1 controls collective cell migration by regulating the protrusive activity of leader cells in the posterior lateral line primordium. Developmental Biology. 385(2):316-27
Gallardo, V.E., and Behra, M. (2013) Fluorescent activated cell sorting (FACS) combined with gene expression microarrays for transcription enrichment profiling of zebrafish lateral line cells. Methods (San Diego, Calif.). 62(3):226-31
Behra, M., Gallardo, V.E., Bradsher, J., Torrado, A., Elkahloun, A., Idol, J., Sheehy, J., Zonies, S., Xu, L., Shaw, K.M., Satou, C., Higashijima, S.I., Weinstein, B.M., and Burgess, S.M. (2012) Transcriptional signature of accessory cells in the lateral line, using the Tnk1bp1:EGFP transgenic zebrafish line. BMC Developmental Biology. 12(1):6
Gallardo, V.E., Liang, J., Behra, M., Elkahloun, A., Villablanca, E.J., Russo, V., Allende, M.L., and Burgess, S.M. (2010) Molecular dissection of the migrating posterior lateral line primordium during early development in zebrafish. BMC Developmental Biology. 10:120
Behra, M., Bradsher, J., Sougrat, R., Gallardo, V., Allende, M.L., and Burgess, S.M. (2009) Phoenix is required for mechanosensory hair cell regeneration in the zebrafish lateral line. PLoS Genetics. 5(4):e1000455
Hawkins, T.A., Haramis, A.P., Etard, C., Prodromou, C., Vaughan, C.K., Ashworth, R., Ray, S., Behra, M., Holder, N., Talbot, W.S., Pearl, L.H., Strähle, U., and Wilson, S.W. (2008) The ATPase-dependent chaperoning activity of Hsp90a regulates thick filament formation and integration during skeletal muscle myofibrillogenesis. Development (Cambridge, England). 135(6):1147-1156
Etard, C., Behra, M., Fischer, N., Hutcheson, D., Geisler, R., and Strähle, U. (2007) The UCS factor Steif/Unc-45b interacts with the heat shock protein Hsp90a during myofibrillogenesis. Developmental Biology. 308(1):133-143
Etard, C., Behra, M., Ertzer, R., Fischer, N., Jesuthasan, S., Blader, P., Geisler, R., and Strähle, U. (2005) Mutation in the delta-subunit of the nAChR suppresses the muscle defects caused by lack of Dystrophin. Developmental dynamics : an official publication of the American Association of Anatomists. 234(4):1016-1025
Behra, M., Etard, C., Cousin, X., and Strähle, U. (2004) The use of zebrafish mutants to identify secondary target effects of acetylcholine esterase inhibitors. Toxicological sciences : an official journal of the Society of Toxicology. 77(2):325-333
Behra, M., Cousin, X., Bertrand, C., Vonesch, J.L., Biellmann, D., Chatonnet, A., and Strähle, U. (2002) Acetylcholinesterase is required for neuronal and muscular development in the zebrafish embryo. Nature Neuroscience. 5(2):111-118
Bolaños-Jiménez, F., Bordais, A., Behra, M., Strähle, U., Mornet, D., Sahel, J., and Rendon, A. (2001) Molecular cloning and characterization of dystrophin and Dp71, two products of the Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy gene, in zebrafish. Gene. 274(1-2):217-226
Bolaños-Jiménez, F., Bordais, A., Behra, M., Strähle, U., Sahel, J., and Rendon, A. (2001) Dystrophin and Dp71, two products of the DMD gene, show a different pattern of expression during embryonic development in zebrafish. Mechanisms of Development. 102(1-2):239-241