Jessica Banko I-9354-2012

Jessica Banko, PhD

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  • PHD, Molecular Physiology & Biophysics, Baylor College of Medicine, 2005

Interdisciplinary and Emerging Signature Programs

  • Neuroscience

Recent Publications

  • Klann E, Antion MD, Banko JL, Hou L. Synaptic plasticity and translation initiation. Learning & memory (Cold Spring Harbor, N.Y.). 11(4) : 365-72
  • Grieco JC, Ciarlone SL, Gieron-Korthals M, Schoenberg MR, Smith AG, Philpot RM, Heussler HS, Banko JL, Weeber EJ. An open-label pilot trial of minocycline in children as a treatment for Angelman syndrome. BMC neurology. 14: 232, 2014.
  • Filonova I, Trotter JH, Banko JL, Weeber EJ. Activity-dependent changes in MAPK activation in the Angelman Syndrome mouse model. Learning & memory (Cold Spring Harbor, N.Y.). 21(2) : 98-104, 2014.
  • Rogers JT, Zhao L, Trotter JH, Rusiana I, Peters MM, Li Q, Donaldson E, Banko JL, Keenoy KE, Rebeck GW, Hoe HS, D'Arcangelo G, Weeber EJ. Reelin supplementation recovers sensorimotor gating, synaptic plasticity and associative learning deficits in the heterozygous reeler mouse. Journal of psychopharmacology (Oxford, England). 27(4) : 386-95, 2013.
  • Loewenstein DA, Greig MT, Schinka JA, Barker W, Shen Q, Potter E, Raj A, Brooks L, Varon D, Schoenberg M, Banko J, Potter H, Duara R. An investigation of PreMCI: subtypes and longitudinal outcomes. Alzheimer's & dementia : the journal of the Alzheimer's Association. 8(3) : 172-9, 2012.
  • Hoeffer CA, Cowansage KK, Arnold EC, Banko JL, Moerke NJ, Rodriguez R, Schmidt EK, Klosi E, Chorev M, Lloyd RE, Pierre P, Wagner G, LeDoux JE, Klann E. Inhibition of the interactions between eukaryotic initiation factors 4E and 4G impairs long-term associative memory consolidation but not reconsolidation. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 108(8) : 3383-8, 2011.
  • Duara R, Loewenstein DA, Greig MT, Potter E, Barker W, Raj A, Schinka J, Borenstein A, Schoenberg M, Wu Y, Banko J, Potter H. Pre-MCI and MCI: neuropsychological, clinical, and imaging features and progression rates. The American journal of geriatric psychiatry : official journal of the American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry. 19(11) : 951-60, 2011.
  • Rogers JT, Rusiana I, Trotter J, Zhao L, Donaldson E, Pak DT, Babus LW, Peters M, Banko JL, Chavis P, Rebeck GW, Hoe HS, Weeber EJ. Reelin supplementation enhances cognitive ability, synaptic plasticity, and dendritic spine density. Learning & memory (Cold Spring Harbor, N.Y.). 18(9) : 558-64, 2011.
  • Banko JL, Trotter J, Weeber EJ. Insights into synaptic function from mouse models of human cognitive disorders. Future neurology. 6(1) : 113-125, 2011.
  • Daily JL, Nash K, Jinwal U, Golde T, Rogers J, Peters MM, Burdine RD, Dickey C, Banko JL, Weeber EJ. Adeno-associated virus-mediated rescue of the cognitive defects in a mouse model for Angelman syndrome. PloS one. 6(12) : e27221, 2011.
  • Schinka JA, Loewenstein DA, Raj A, Schoenberg MR, Banko JL, Potter H, Duara R. Defining mild cognitive impairment: impact of varying decision criteria on neuropsychological diagnostic frequencies and correlates. The American journal of geriatric psychiatry : official journal of the American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry. 18(8) : 684-91, 2010.
  • Abisambra JF, Blair LJ, Hill SE, Jones JR, Kraft C, Rogers J, Koren J, Jinwal UK, Lawson L, Johnson AG, Wilcock D, O'Leary JC, Jansen-West K, Muschol M, Golde TE, Weeber EJ, Banko J, Dickey CA. Phosphorylation dynamics regulate Hsp27-mediated rescue of neuronal plasticity deficits in tau transgenic mice. The Journal of neuroscience : the official journal of the Society for Neuroscience. 30(46) : 15374-82, 2010.
  • Ayala JE, Chen Y, Banko JL, Sheffler DJ, Williams R, Telk AN, Watson NL, Xiang Z, Zhang Y, Jones PJ, Lindsley CW, Olive MF, Conn PJ. mGluR5 positive allosteric modulators facilitate both hippocampal LTP and LTD and enhance spatial learning. Neuropsychopharmacology : official publication of the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology. 34(9) : 2057-71, 2009.
  • Banko JL, Klann E. Cap-dependent translation initiation and memory. Progress in brain research. 169: 59-80, 2008.
  • Ayala JE, Niswender CM, Luo Q, Banko JL, Conn PJ. Group III mGluR regulation of synaptic transmission at the SC-CA1 synapse is developmentally regulated. Neuropharmacology. 54(5) : 804-14, 2008.
  • Gelinas JN, Banko JL, Peters MM, Klann E, Weeber EJ, Nguyen PV. Activation of exchange protein activated by cyclic-AMP enhances long-lasting synaptic potentiation in the hippocampus. Learning & memory (Cold Spring Harbor, N.Y.). 15(6) : 403-11, 2008.
  • Gelinas JN, Banko JL, Hou L, Sonenberg N, Weeber EJ, Klann E, Nguyen PV. ERK and mTOR signaling couple beta-adrenergic receptors to translation initiation machinery to gate induction of protein synthesis-dependent long-term potentiation. The Journal of biological chemistry. 282(37) : 27527-35, 2007.
  • Banko JL, Merhav M, Stern E, Sonenberg N, Rosenblum K, Klann E. Behavioral alterations in mice lacking the translation repressor 4E-BP2. Neurobiology of learning and memory. 87(2) : 248-56, 2007.
  • Banko JL, Hou L, Poulin F, Sonenberg N, Klann E. Regulation of eukaryotic initiation factor 4E by converging signaling pathways during metabotropic glutamate receptor-dependent long-term depression. The Journal of neuroscience : the official journal of the Society for Neuroscience. 26(8) : 2167-73, 2006.
  • Banko JL, Poulin F, Hou L, DeMaria CT, Sonenberg N, Klann E. The translation repressor 4E-BP2 is critical for eIF4F complex formation, synaptic plasticity, and memory in the hippocampus. The Journal of neuroscience : the official journal of the Society for Neuroscience. 25(42) : 9581-90, 2005.
  • Banko JL, Hou L, Klann E. NMDA receptor activation results in PKA- and ERK-dependent Mnk1 activation and increased eIF4E phosphorylation in hippocampal area CA1. Journal of neurochemistry. 91(2) : 462-70, 2004.