Rebekah Mahoney The Sam and Ann Barshop Institute for Longevity and Aging Studies, UT Health San Antonio, USA
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Benjamin A. Eaton
  • Department of Cellular and Integrative Physiology, UT Health San Antonio, USA
Research focus
  • Neuroscience
  • 1 Author merit


Ph.D, University of California, Berkeley, USA, 2007

Current position

Associate Professor, Cellular and Integrative Physiology, UTHSCSA, USA


  1. Mahoney, R. E., Azpurua, J. and Eaton, B. A. (2016). Insulin signaling controls neurotransmission via the 4eBP-dependent modification of the exocytotic machinery. Elife 5.
  2. Kreko-Pierce, T., Azpurua, J., Mahoney, R. E. and Eaton, B. A. (2016). Extension of Health Span and Life Span in Drosophila by S107 Requires the calstabin Homologue FK506-BP2. J Biol Chem 291(50): 26045-26055.
  3. Chang, L., Kreko-Pierce, T. and Eaton, B. A. (2015). The guanine exchange factor Gartenzwerg and the small GTPase Arl1 function in the same pathway with Arfaptin during synapse growth. Biol Open 4(8): 947-953.
  4. Akitake, B., Ren, Q., Boko, N., Ni, J., Sokabe, T., Stockand, J. D., Eaton, B. A. and Montell, C. (2015). Coordination and Fine Motor Control Depends on Drosophila TRPγ. Nature Commun 6: 7288.
  5. Azpurua, J. and Eaton, B. A. (2015). Neuronal epigenetics and the aging synapse. Front Cell Neurosci 9: 208.
  6. Mahoney, R. E., Rawson, J. M. and Eaton, B. A. (2014). An age-dependent change in the set point of synaptic homeostasis. J Neurosci 34(6): 2111-2119.
  7. Kucher, V., Eaton, B. A., Stockand, J. D. and Boiko, N. (2013). Patch-clamping Drosophila sensory neurons. Methods Mol Biol 998: 385-397.
  8. Chang, L., Kreko, T., Davison, H., Cusmano, T., Wu, Y., Rothenfluh, A. and Eaton, B. A. (2013). Normal dynactin complex function during synapse growth in Drosophila requires membrane binding by Arfaptin. Mol Biol Cell 24(11): 1749-1764, S1741-1745.
  9. Boiko, N., Kucher, V., Eaton, B. A. and Stockand, J. D. (2013). Inhibition of neuronal degenerin/epithelial Na+ channels by the multiple sclerosis drug 4-aminopyridine. J Biol Chem 288(13): 9418-9427.
  10. Stockand, J. D. and Eaton, B. A. (2013). Stimulus discrimination by the polymodal sensory neuron. Commun Integr Biol 6(2): e23469.
  11. Gimenez, L. E., Ghildyal, P., Fischer, K. E., Hu, H., Ja, W. W., Eaton, B. A., Wu, Y., Austad, S. N. and Ranjan, R. (2013). Modulation of methuselah expression targeted to Drosophila insulin-producing cells extends life and enhances oxidative stress resistance. Aging Cell 12(1): 121-129.
  12. Peru, Y. C. d. P. R. L., Acevedo, S. F., Rodan, A. R., Chang, L. Y., Eaton, B. A. and Rothenfluh, A. (2012). Adult neuronal Arf6 controls ethanol-induced behavior with Arfaptin downstream of Rac1 and RhoGAP18B. J Neurosci 32(49): 17706-17713.
  13. Boiko, N., Kucher, V., Stockand, J. D. and Eaton, B. A. (2012). Pickpocket1 is an ionotropic molecular sensory transducer. J Biol Chem 287(47): 39878-39886.
  14. Rawson, J. M., Kreko, T., Davison, H., Mahoney, R., Bokov, A., Chang, L., Gelfond, J., Macleod, G. T. and Eaton, B. A. (2012). Effects of diet on synaptic vesicle release in dynactin complex mutants: a mechanism for improved vitality during motor disease. Aging Cell 11(3): 418-427.
  15. Pawson, C., Eaton, B. A. and Davis, G. W. (2008). Formin-dependent synaptic growth: evidence that Dlar signals via Diaphanous to modulate synaptic actin and dynamic pioneer microtubules. J Neurosci 28(44): 11111-11123.
  16. Eaton, B. A. and Davis, G. W. (2005). LIM Kinase1 controls synaptic stability downstream of the type II BMP receptor. Neuron 47(5): 695-708.
  17. Eaton, B. A. and Davis, G. W. (2003). Synapse disassembly. Genes Dev 17(17): 2075-2082.
  18. Eaton, B. A., Fetter, R. D. and Davis, G. W. (2002). Dynactin Is Necessary for Synapse Stabilization. Neuron 34(5): 729-741.
  19. Moore, H. P., Andresen, J. M., Eaton, B. A., Grabe, M., Haugwitz, M., Wu, M. M. and Machen, T. E. (2002). Biosynthesis and secretion of pituitary hormones: dynamics and regulation. Arch Physiol Biochem 110(1-2): 16-25.
  20. Davis, G. W., Eaton, B. and Paradis, S. (2001). Synapse formation revisited. Nat Neurosci 4(6): 558-560.
  21. Eaton, B. A., Haugwitz, M., Lau, D. and Moore, H. P. (2000). Biogenesis of regulated exocytotic carriers in neuroendocrine cells. J Neurosci 20(19): 7334-7344.
  22. Fernandez, C. J., Haugwitz, M., Eaton, B. and Moore, H. P. (1997). Distinct molecular events during secretory granule biogenesis revealed by sensitivities to brefeldin A. Mol Biol Cell 8(11): 2171-2185.
  23. Bowerman, B., Eaton, B. A. and Priess, J. R. (1992). skn-1, a maternally expressed gene required to specify the fate of ventral blastomeres in the early C. elegans embryo. Cell 68(6): 1061-1075.
  24. Markowitz, R. B., Eaton, B. A., Kubik, M. F., Latorra, D., McGregor, J. A. and Dynan, W. S. (1991). BK virus and JC virus shed during pregnancy have predominantly archetypal regulatory regions. J Virol 65(8): 4515-4519.
1 Protocol published
Ciberial Muscle 9 (CM9) Electrophysiological Recordings in Adult Drosophila melanogaster
Authors:  Benjamin A. Eaton and Rebekah E. Mahoney, date: 07/20/2017, view: 5025, Q&A: 0
The complexity surrounding presynaptic recordings in mammals is a significant barrier to the study of presynaptic mechanisms during neurotransmission in the mammalian central nervous system (CNS). Here we describe an adult fly neuromuscular junction ...
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