Peer reviewed research articles:

Wang H-Y, Eguchi K, Yamashita Y, Takahashi T (2020). Frequency-dependent block of excitatory neurotransmission by isoflurane via dual presynaptic mechanisms. J Neurosci. 40(21):4103-4115; doi:10.1523

Takahashi T (2019). Presynaptic black box opened by pioneers at Biophysics Department in University College London. Neuroscience, Review article in press.

Ananda Babu L.P, Wang H.Y., Eguchi K., Guillaud L., Takahashi T. (2020) Microtubule and actin differentially regulate synaptic vesicle cycling to maintain high-frequency neurotransmission. J. Neurosci. 40, 131-142.

Yamashita M., Kawaguchi S., Hori T., Takahashi T. (2018) Vesicular GABA uptake can be rate limiting for recovery of IPSCs from synaptic depression. Cell Rep. 22, 3134-3141.

Eguchi K., Taoufiq Z., Thorn-Seshold O., Trauner D., Hasegawa M., Takahashi T. (2017) Wild-type monomeric α-synuclein can impair vesicle endocytosis and synaptic fidelity via tubulin polymerization at the calyx of Held. J. Neurosci. 37, 6043-6052.

Guillaud L., Dimitrov D., Takahashi T. (2017) Presynaptic morphology and vesicular composition determine vesicle dynamics in mouse central synapses.  eLife 6: e24845.

Takami C., Eguchi K., Hori T., Takahashi T. (2017) Impact of vesicular glutamate leakage on synaptic transmission at the calyx of Held. J. Physiol. 595: 1263-1271.

Dimitrov D., Takagi H., Guillaud L., Saitoh N., Eguchi K., Takahashi T. (2016) Reconstitution of giant mammalian synapses in culture for functional and imaging studies. J. Neurosci. 36, 3600-3610.

Nakamura Y., Harada H., Kamasawa N., Matsui K., Rothman J.S., Shigemoto R., Silver R.A., DiGregorio D.A., Takahashi T. (2015) Nanoscale distribution of presynaptic Ca2+channels and its impact on vesicular release during development. Neuron. 85, 145-158.

Takafumi M., Hirokazu H., Takahashi T. (2013) Activity-dependent neurotrophin signaling underlies developmental switch of Ca2+ channel subtypes mediating neurotransmitter release. J. Neurosci. 27, 18755-18763.

Taoufiq Z.*, Eguchi K.*, Takahashi T. (2013) Rho-kinase accelerates synaptic vesicle endocytosis by linking cyclic GMP-dependent protein kinase activity to phosphatidylinositol-4,5-bisphosphate synthesis. J. Neurosci. 33, 12099-12104. *Co-first authors

Hori T. and Takahashi T. (2012) Kinetics of synaptic vesicle refilling with neurotransmitter glutamate. Neuron 76, 511-517.

Eguchi K., Nakanishi S., Takagi H., Taoufiq Z., Takahashi  T. (2012) Maturation of a PKG-dependent retrograde mechanism for exo-endocytic coupling of  synaptic vesicles. Neuron 74, 517-529.

Yamashita T., Eguchi K., Saitoh N., von Gersdorff H., Takahashi T. (2010). Developmental shift to a mechanism of synaptic vesicle endocytosis requiring nanodomain Ca2+. Nat. Neurosci. 13, 838-844.

Watanabe H., Yamashita T., Saitoh N., Kiyonaka S., Iwamatsu A., Campbell K.P., Mori Y., Takahashi T. (2010). Involvement of Ca2+ channel synprint site in synaptic vesicle endocytosis. J. Neurosci. 30, 655-660.


Review articles:

Takahashi T. (2015). Strength and precision of neurotransmission at mammalian presynaptic terminals. Proc Japan Acad, Ser B 91, 305-320.

Takahashi T. (2005). Postsynaptic receptor mechanisms underlying developmental speeding of synaptic transmission. Neuroscience Res. 53, 229-240.

Takahashi T. (2005). Dynamic aspects of presynaptic calcium currents mediating synaptic transmission. Cell Calcium 37, 507-511.

Takahashi T., Kajikawa Y., Kimura M., Saito N. & Tsujimoto T. (2004). Presynaptic mechanism underlying regulation of transmitter replase by G protein coupled receptors. Korean J. Physiol. Pharmacol. 8, 69-76.

Otsuka M.and  Takahashi T. (1977). Putative peptide neurotransmitters. Ann. Rev. Pharmacol. Toxicol.17, 425-439.



Dimitrov D., Guillaud L., Eguchi K., Takahashi T. (2018) Culture of Mouse Giant Central Nervous System Synapses and Application for Imaging and Electrophysiological Analyses. In: Skaper S. (eds) Neurotrophic Factors. Methods in Molecular Biology, vol 1727, 201-215.