Niranjala J.K. Tillakaratne, Ph.D

Titles

Member, Brain Research Institute
Researcher, Integrative Biology and Physiology

Contact Information

Email
nirat@lifesci.ucla.edu
Phone
Work Phone Number: Lab 310 825 8495 Office 310 206 2575
Address
Mailing Address: Dept. of Integrative Biology and PhysiologyUCLA621 Charles E. Young Dr SouthBox 951606Los Angeles, CA 90095UNITED STATES Office Address: 4208 Life Science Building

Publications:

Tillakaratne NJ, Guu JJ, de Leon RD, Bigbee AJ, London NJ, Zhong H, Ziegler M,Joynes R, Roy RR, Edgerton VR.   Functional recovery of stepping in rats after a complete neonatal spinal cord transection is not due to regrowth across the lesion site , Neuroscience, 2010; 166: 23-33.
Khristy W, Ali NJ, Bravo AB, de Leon R, Roy RR, Zhong H, London NJ, Edgerton VR, Tillakaratne NJ   Changes in GABA(A) receptor subunit gamma 2 in extensor and flexor motoneurons and astrocytes after spinal cord transection and motor training, Brain Res, 2009; 1273: 9-17.
Otoshi CK, Walwyn WM, Tillakaratne NJ, Zhong H, Roy RR, Edgerton VR   Distribution and localization of 5-HT(1A) receptors in the rat lumbar spinal cord after transection and deafferentation, J Neurotrauma, 2009; 26: 575-84.
Jindrich DL, Joseph MS, Otoshi CK, Wei RY, Zhong H, Roy RR, Tillakaratne NJ,Edgerton VR   Spinal learning in the adult mouse using the Horridge paradigm, J Neurosci Methods, , 2009; 182(2): 250-4.
Edgerton VR, Courtine G, Gerasimenko YP, Lavrov I, Ichiyama RM, Fong AJ, Cai LL, Otoshi CK, Tillakaratne NJ, Burdick JW, Roy RR   Training locomotor networks, Brain Res Rev, 2008; 57: 241-54 (Review).
Bigbee AJ, Crown ED, Ferguson AR, Roy RR, Tillakaratne NJ, Grau JW, Edgerton VR   Two chronic motor training paradigms differentially influence acute, Behav Brain Res, 2007; 180: 95-101.
Ahn, SN Guu, JJ Tobin, AJ Edgerton, VR Tillakaratne, NJ   Use of c-fos to identify activity-dependent spinal neurons after stepping in intact adult rats Spinal Cord, 2006; 44: 547-59.
Zanjani H, Lemaigre-Dubreuil Y, Tillakaratne NJK, Blokhin A, McMahon RP, Tobin AJ and Vogel MW.   Cerebellar Purkinje cell loss in aging Hu-Bcl2 transgenic mice, J Comp Neurol, 2004; 475: 481-92.
Edgerton VR, Tillakaratne NJK, Bigbee AJ, de Leon RD, and Roy RR   Locomotor recovery potential after spinal cord injury, Neuro-behavioral determinants of interlimb coordination, edited by Swinnen S. & P Duysens J, 2004; .
Edgerton, VR Tillakaratne, NJ Bigbee, AJ de Leon, RD Roy, RR   Plasticity of the spinal neural circuitry after injury Annual review of neuroscience. , 2004; 27: 145-67.
Hoang, TX Nieto, JH Tillakaratne, NJ Havton, LA   Autonomic and motor neuron death is progressive and parallel in a lumbosacral ventral root avulsion model of cauda equina injury The Journal of comparative neurology. , 2003; 467(4): 477-86.
Mackie, M Hughes, DI Maxwell, DJ Tillakaratne, NJ Todd, AJ   Distribution and colocalisation of glutamate decarboxylase isoforms in the rat spinal cord Neuroscience. , 2003; 119(2): 461-72.
Tillakaratne, NJ de Leon, RD Hoang, TX Roy, RR Edgerton, VR Tobin, AJ   Use-dependent modulation of inhibitory capacity in the feline lumbar spinal cord The Journal of neuroscience, 2002; 22(8): 3130-43.
Edgerton, VR Leon, RD Harkema, SJ Hodgson, JA London, N Reinkensmeyer, DJ Roy, RR Talmadge, RJ Tillakaratne, NJ Timoszyk, W Tobin, A   Retraining the injured spinal cord The Journal of physiology. , 2001; 533(Pt 1): 15-22.
Tillakaratne, NJ Mouria, M Ziv, NB Roy, RR Edgerton, VR Tobin, AJ   Increased expression of glutamate decarboxylase (GAD(67)) in feline lumbar spinal cord after complete thoracic spinal cord transection Journal of neuroscience research. , 2000; 60(2): 219-30.
Banerjee, PK Tillakaratne, NJ Brailowsky, S Olsen, RW Tobin, AJ Snead, OC   Alterations in GABAA receptor alpha 1 and alpha 4 subunit mRNA levels in thalamic relay nuclei following absence-like seizures in rats Experimental neurology. , 1998; 154(1): 213-23.
Banerjee PK, Olsen RW, Tillakaratne NJK, Brailowsky S, Tobin AJ, and Snead OC, 3rd.   Absence seizures decrease steroid modulation of t-[35S]butylbicyclophosphorothionate binding in thalamic relay nuclei, J Pharmacol Exp Ther, 1998; 287: 766-772.
Edgerton VR, Roy RR, de Leon RD, Tillakaratne NJK, and Hodgson JA.   Does motor learning occur in spinal cord?, The neuroscientist, 1997; 3: 287-294.
Edgerton, VR de Leon, RD Tillakaratne, N Recktenwald, MR Hodgson, JA Roy, RR   Use-dependent plasticity in spinal stepping and standing Advances in neurology. , 1997; 72: 233-47.