Prof. Frederic Libersat:  Publications 

  1. Nassif S, Cardo B, Libersat F and Velley L (1985).  Comparison of deficits in electrical self-stimulation after ibotenic acid lesions of the lateral hypothalamic and the medial prefrontal cortex. Brain Res. 322(2):247-258.

  2. Zill SN, Libersat F and Clarac F (1985). Single unit sensory activity in free walking crabs:  Force sensitive mechanoreceptors of the dactyl.  Brain Res.366:337-341.

  3. Bevengut M, Libersat F and Clarac F (1986). Dual locomotor activity controlled by force sensitive mechanoreceptors. Neuroscience Letters 66(3):323-328.

  4. Libersat F, Zill  S and Clarac F (1987). Single unit responses and reflex effects of force-sensitive mechanoreceptors of the dactyl of the crab J. Neurophysiol. 57:1601-1617.

  5. Libersat F, Clarac F and Zill S (1987). Force mechanoreceptors of the dactyl of the crab:  Single unit response during walking and evaluation of function. J. Neurophysiol. 57:1618-1637.

  6. Clarac F, Libersat F, Pfluger JJ and Rathmayer W (1987). Motor pattern analysis in the shore crab (Carcinus maenas) walking freely in the water and on land.  J. Exp. Biol. 133:395-414.

  7. Libersat F, Goldstein RS and Camhi JM (1987). Non-synaptic regulation of sensory activity during movement in cockroaches. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. 84:8150-8154.

  8. Libersat F and Camhi JM  (1988). Control of sensory feedback by movement during flight in the cockroach.  J. Exp.Biol. 136:483-488.

  9. Libersat F, Selverston A, Camhi JM and Goldstein RS (1989). Photoinactivation of a portion of an neuron for long term studies of its role in behavior.  J. Exp. Biol. 142:453-459

  10. Libersat F, Levy A and Camhi JM (1989). Multiple feedback loops in the flying cockroach:  Excitation of the dorsal and inhibition of the ventral giant interneurons.  J. Comp.Physiol. 165:651-668

  11. Libersat F and Hoy RR (1991). Ultrasonic startle behavior in bushcrickets (Orthoptera; Tettigonidae). J. Comp. Physiol.169:507-514

  12. Libersat F (1992). Modulation of flight by the giant interneurons of the cockroach. J. Comp. Physiol. 170:379-392

  13. Libersat F, Murray JA, and Hoy RR (1994) Frequency as a releaser in the courtship song of two crickets: Gryllus bimaculatus (De Geer) and Teleogryllus oceanicus; Aneuroethological analysis. J. Comp. Physiol. 174:485-494

  14. Ganihar D, Libersat F, Wendler G and Camhi JM (1994). Wind-evoked evasive responses of flying cockroaches. J. Comp.Physiol. 175:49-65

  15. Libersat F (1994). Physiological properties of an identified giant interneuron as related to the escape and flight circuitries of the cockroach Periplaneta americana. J. Insect. Physiol.40:431-438

  16. Fouad K, Libersat, F and Rathmayer W (1994). The venom of the cockroach-hunting wasp Ampulex copmpressa changes motor thresholds: A novel tool for studying the neural control of arousal. Zoology 98:23-34

  17. Libersat F (1994). The dorsal giant interneurons mediate evasive behavior in flying cockroaches. J. Exp. Biol. 197:405-411

  18. Fouad F, Libersat F and Rathmayer W. (1996). Neuromodulation of the escape behavior in the cockroach Periplaneta americana by the venom of the parasitic wasp Ampulex compressa. J.Comp. Physiol. 178:91-100

  19. Weisel-Eichler A and Libersat F (1996). Neuromodulation of flight initiation by octopamine in the cockroach. J. Comp.Physiol. A.179:103-112

  20. Libersat F and Mizrahi A (1996). In situ visualization and photo ablation of individual neurons using a low cost fiberoptic based system J. Neurosc. Methods 67:157.162

  21. Mizrahi A and Libersat F. (1997). Independent coding of wind direction in the cockroach giant interneurons. J. Neurophysiol. 178: 2655-2661

  22. Weisel-Eichler, A., Haspel, G. and Libersat, F. (1999). Venom of a parasitoid wasp induces prolonged grooming in the cockroach. J. Exp. Biol. 202, 957-964

  23. Libersat F., Haspel G, Casagrand  J. and Fouad K (1999). Localization of the site of effect of a wasp's venom  in the cockroachescape circuitry  J Comp Physiol A 184 (3), 333-345

  24. Libersat F., Moore J. (2000). The parasite Moniliformis moniliformis alters the escape response of its cockroach host Periplaneta americana J. Insect. Behavior:13 (1):103-110

  25. Mizrahi A., Ben-Er E., Glusman G., Katz M., Kedem K., and Libersat F. (2000) Comparative analysis of dendritic architecture of identified neurons using the Hausdorff distance metric. J. Comp. Neurol. 422(3) 415--428 

  26. Cattaert D, Libersat F, and El Manira A (2001) Presynaptic inhibition and antidromic spikes in primary afferents of the crayfish - a computational and experimental analysis. J. Neurosci. 21(3):1007-1021 

  27. Mizrahi A and Libersat F (2001). Synaptic Re-Organization Induced by Selective Photoablation of an Identified Neuron. J. Neurosci.21 (23) 9280-9290 

  28. Weisel-Eichler, A., and Libersat, F. (2002). Are monoaminergic systems involved in the lethargy induced by a parasitoid wasp in the cockroach prey? J Comp Physiol 2002. 188:315-24.

  29. Libersat F. and Duch C. (2002) Morphometric analysis of dendritic remodeling in an identified motoneurons during postembryonic development. J. Comp. Neurol 450:153. 166

  30. Mizrahi A and Libersat F (2002) Afferent input regulates the formation of distal dendritic branches during dendritic maturation. J. Comp. Neurol 452:1-10

  31. Haspel G and Libersat F (2003). Wasp venom blocks central cholinergic synapses to induce transient paralysis in cockroach prey. J. Neurobiol. 54:628-637

  32. Haspel G , Rosenberg, L.A. and Libersat F (2003). Direct injection of venom by a predatory wasp into cockroach brain. J. Neurobiol. 56(3):287-92.

  33. Libersat F (2003). Wasp uses venom cocktail to manipulate the behavior of its cockroach prey. J Comp Physiol [A], 189:497-508.

  34. Libersat F and Pflüger HJ (2003). Monoamines and the orchestration of behavior. Bioscience, in press.

  35. Knafo S, Ariav G, Barkai E and Libersat F (2003). Olfactory learning-induced increase in spine density along the apical dendrites of ca1 hippocampal neurons. Hippocampus. in press.

  36. Libersat F and Pflüger HJ (2004) Monoamines and the orchestration of behavior. Bioscience, 54 (1 ) 17-25

  37. Knafo S, Ariav G, Barkai E and Libersat F (2004) Olfactory learning-induced increase in spine density along the apical dendrites of CA1 hippocampal neurons. Hippocampus 14 (7): 819- 825

  38. Libersat F and Duch C. 2004 Mechanisms of dendritic maturation. Mol Neurobiol. 29(3):303-320.

  39. Gincel D, Haspel G and Libersat F. 2004 Channel forming activity in the venom of the cockroach-hunting wasp, Ampulex compressa Toxicon 43:721. 727

  40. Weisel-Eichler, A., and Libersat, F. 2004 Venom effects on monoaminergic systems: A review. J Comp Physiol A 190(9):683- 90

  41. Libersat F, Leung V, Mizrahi A, Mathenia N, and Comer C 2005 Changes in escape circuit function during the lifespan of adult cockroaches Periplaneta americana, , J Neurobiol 62 (1):62-71

  42. Knafo S, Barkai E, Libersat F, Sandi C, Venero C. 2005 Olfactory-learning related NCAM expression is state, time and location specific and is correlated with individual learning capabilities. Hippocampus. 2005;15(3):316-25.

  43. Libersat F. Maturation of dendritic architecture: lessons from insect identified neurons. J Neurobiol. 2005 May 9;64 (1):11-23

  44. Knafo S, Libersat F, Barkai E. 2005 Olfactory learning- induced morphological modifications in single dendritic spines. Eur J Neurosci. 2005 Apr;21(8):2217-26.

  45. Knafo S, Barkai E, Libersat F, Sandi C, Venero C. 2005 Dynamics of olfactory learning-induced up-regulation of L1 in the piriform cortex and hippocampus. Eur J Neurosci. 21 (2):581-6.

  46. Haspel G., Gefen E., Ar A., and Libersat F. 2005 Parasitoid wasp affects metabolism of cockroach host to favor food preservation for its offspring. J Comp Physiol [A] 191(6):529- 34

  47. Knafo S, Libersat F, Barkai E. 2005 Dynamics of learning- induced spine redistribution along dendrites of pyramidal neurons in rats. Eur J Neurosci. 21 (4) 927-935

  48. Rosenberg LA, Pflüger HJ, Wegener G and Libersat F (2006) Venom of wasp injected into the prey’s brain modulates thoracic identified bioaminergic neurons. J. Neurobiol. 66(2):155-68.

  49. Keasar T, Sheffer N, Glusman G, Libersat F. (2006) Host handling: an innate component of foraging behavior in the parasitoid wasp Ampulex compressa. Ethology. In press

  50. Moore EL, Haspel G, Libersat F, and Adams ME. (2006) Parasitoid wasp sting: a cocktail of gaba, taurine and ß-alanine opens chloride channels for transient synaptic block and paralysis of a cockroach host. J. Neurobiol. May 3; [Epub ahead of print]

  51. Gal R and Libersat F. (2006) New vistas on the initiation and maintenance of insect motor behaviors revealed by specific lesions of the head ganglia. J Comp Physiol A, In press

Last Updated: 15/05/2006