Articles in professional peer-reviewed journals

  1. Bustoros, M., Liechty, B., Zagzag, D., Liu, C., Snuderl, M., Shepherd, T., Gruber, D., Raphael, B., & Placantonakis, D. G. A rare case of composite extranodal marginal zone lymphoma of the dura and peripheral chronic lymphocytic leukemia (in review).
  2. Bayin, N.S., Frenster, J., Sen, R., Si, S., Modrek, A., Galifianakis, N., Dolgalev, I., Ortenzi, V., Illa-Bochaca, I., Khahera, A., Serrano, J., Chiriboga, L., Zagzag, D., Golfinos, J.G., Doyle, W., Heguy, A., Chesler, M., Barcellos-Hoff, M.H., Snuderl, M., & Placantonakis, D. G. 2016. Notch Signaling Regulates Vulnerability to Hypoxia and Metabolism In Glioblastoma Stem Cells (in revision).
  3. Barger, J., Siow, M., Kader, M., Phillips, K., Sen, C., Golfinos, J., Lebowitz, R., & Placantonakis, D.G. 2016. The Posterior Nasoseptal Flap: A Novel Technique for Closure after Endoscopic Transsphenoidal Resection of Pituitary Adenomas (in preparation).
  4. Modrek, A. S., Golub, D., Khan, T., Zhang, G., Kader, M., Bowman, C., Prado, J., Bayin, N. S., Frenster, J., Lhakhang, T., Heguy, A., Dankert, J., Tsirigos, A., Snuderl, M., Neubert, T., & Placantonakis, D. G. Astrocytoma mutations in IDH1, p53 and ATRX cooperate to block differentiation of neural stem cells via epigenetic repression of Sox2 (in preperation).
  5. Bayin, N.S., Frenster, J.D., Kane, J.R., Rubenstein, J., Modrek, A.S., Baitalmal, R., Dolgalev,I., Rudzenski, K., Snuderl, M., Golfinos, J.G., Doyle, W., Pacione, D., Parker, E.C., Chi, A.S., Heguy, A., MacNeil, D.J., Shohdy, N., Zagzag, D., & Placantonakis, D.G. 2016. GPR133 (ADGRD1), an adhesion G protein-coupled receptor, is necessary for glioblastoma growth. Oncogenesis (in press).
  6. Bayin, N.S., Ma, L., Thomas, C., Baitalmal, R., Sure, A., Fansiwala, K., Bustoros, M., Golfinos, J.G., Pacione, D., Snuderl, M., Zagzag, D., Barcellos-Hoff, M.H., & Placantonakis, D.G. 2016. Patient-specific screening using high-grade glioma explants to determine potential radiosensitization by a TGF-β small molecule inhibitor. Neoplasia (in press).
  7. Bustoros, M., Cheddhi, T., Frenster, J., Modrek, A. S., Bayin, N.S., Snuderl, M., Rosen G., Schiff, P. B., & Placantonakis, D.G. 2016. Adult Primary Spinal Epidural Extraosseous Ewing’s sarcoma: Review of the literature and case report. Case Reports in Neurological Medicine. doi: 10.1155/2016/1217428.
  8. Tyagi, V., Theobald, J., Barger, J., Bustoros, M., Bayin, N.S., Modrek, A.S., Anderer, E., Donahue, B., Fatterpekar, G., & Placantonakis, D.G. 2016. Traumatic Brain Injury and Subsequent Glioblastoma Development: Review of the Literature and Case Reports. Surgical Neurology International 7:78. doi: 10.4103/2152-7806.189296.
  9. Bayin, N.S., Frenster, J.D., Kane, J.R., Modrek, A.S., Shohdy, N., MacNeil, D.J., Zagzag, D., & Placantonakis, D.G. 2016. GPR133 promotes glioblastoma growth. Neurosurgery 63 Suppl 1:158-9.
  10. Basu-Roy, U., Bayin, N. S., Rattanakorn, K., Han, E., Placantonakis, D. G., Mansukhani, A., & Basilico, C. 2015. SOX2 Antagonizes the Hippo Pathway to Maintain Stemness in Cancer Cells. Nature Communications 6:6411.
  11. Bayin, N. S., Modrek, A., Dietrich, A., Abel, T., Song, H.-R., Schober, M., Buchholz, C., Chao, M., & Placantonakis, D. G. 2014. Selective Lentiviral Gene Delivery into CD133-expressing human Glioblastoma Stem Cells. PLoSOne 9:e116114.
  12. Bayin, N. S., & Placantonakis, D. G. 2014. Heterogeneity and Diversity of Cancer Stem Cells in Glioblastoma. International Journal of Stem Cell Research and Therapy 1:001e.
  13. Bayin, N.S., Modrek, A. S. & Placantonakis, D. G. 2014. Glioblastoma Stem Cells: Molecular Characteristics and Therapeutic Implications. World Journal of Stem Cells 6:230-238.
  14. Modrek, A. S., Bayin, N.S. & Placantonakis, D. G. 2014. Stem cells as the cell of origin in glioma. World Journal of Stem Cells 6:43-52.
  15. Bassani, L., Graffeo, C. S., Behrooz, N., Tyagi, V., Wilson, T., Penaranda, S., Zagzag, D., Rifkin, D. B., Barcellos-Hoff, M. H., Fatterpekar, G., & Placantonakis, D. G. 2014. Non-Invasive Diagnosis and Management of Spontaneous Intracranial Hypotension in Patients with Marfan Syndrome: Case Report and Review of the Literature. Surgical Neurology International 5:8.
  16. Ottenhausen, M., Banu, M., Placantonakis, D. G., Tsiouris, A. J., Khan, O. H., Anand, V. K., & Schwartz, T. H. 2014. Endoscopic Endonasal Resection of Suprasellar Meningiomas: The Importance of Case Selection and Experience in Determining Extent of Resection, Visual improvement and Reducing Complications. World Neurosurgery 82:442-449.
  17. Graffeo, C. S., Dietrich, A. R., Grobelny, B., Zhang, M., Goldberg, J. D., Golfinos, J. G., Lebowitz, R., Kleinberg, D., & Placantonakis, D. G. 2014. A Panoramic View of the Skull Base: Systematic Review of Open and Endoscopic Endonasal Approaches to Four Benign Lesions. Pituitary 17:349-356.
  18. Mascarenhas, L., Moshel, Y. A., Bayad, F., Szentirmai, O., Salek, A. A., Leng, L. Z., Hofstetter, C. P., Placantonakis, D. G., Tsiouris, A. J., Anand, V. K. & Schwartz T. H. 2014. The transplanum transtuberculum approaches for suprasellar and sellar-suprasellar lesions. Avoidance of CSF leak and lessons learned. World Neurosurgery 82:186-95.
  19. Grobelny, B., Rubin, D., Fleischut, P., Rubens, E., Mack, P., Fink, M., Placantonakis, D. & Elowitz, E. 2012. Neurosurgical management of spinal stenosis in a patient with fibrodysplasia ossificans progressiva: a case report. Journal of Neurosurgery: Spine 16:285-8.
  20. Szerlip, N. J., Zhang, Y.-C., Placantonakis, D. G., Goldman, M., Colevas, K. B., Rubin, D. G., Kobylarz, E., Karimi, S., Girotra, M. & Tabar, V.  2011. Transsphenoidal resection of sellar tumors using high field intraoperative MRI. Skull Base 21:223-232.
  21. Sheth, R. N., Placantonakis, D. G. & Gutin, P. H.  2010.  Intracranial and Spinal Metastases from Eccrine Mucinous Carcinoma:  A Case Report. Neurosurgery67:E861-2.
  22. Placantonakis, D. G., Shariff, S., Lafaille, F., Labar, D., Harden, C., Hosain, S., Kandula, P., Schaul, N., Kolesnik, D. & Schwartz, T. H.  2010.  Bilateral Intracranial Electrodes for Lateralizing Intractable Epilepsy: Efficacy, Risk and Outcome.  Neurosurgery 66:274-283.
  23. Placantonakis, D. G & Schwartz, T. H.  2009.  Localization in epilepsy.  Neurologic Clinics 27:1015-1030.
  24. Placantonakis, D. G., Tomishima, M. J., Lafaille, F., Desbordes, S., Jia, F., Socci, N., Viale, A., Lee, H., Harrison, N., Studer, L. & Tabar, V.  2009.  Enriched motor neuron populations derived from BAC-transgenic human embryonic stem cells.  Clinical Neurosurgery 56:125-132.
  25. Placantonakis, D. G., Tomishima, M. J., Lafaille, F., Desbordes, S., Jia, F., Socci, N., Viale, A., Lee, H., Harrison, N., Tabar, V. & Studer, L.  2009.  BAC transgenesis in human ES cells as a novel tool to define the human neural lineage.  Stem Cells 27:521-532.
  26. Placantonakis, D. G., Laufer, I., Wang, J., Beria, J., Boland, P. & Bilsky, M.  2008.  Posterior stabilization strategies following resection of the cervicothoracic junction tumors:  Review of 90 consecutive cases.  Journal of Neurosurgery: Spine 9:111-119.
  27. Desbordes, S. C., Placantonakis, D. G., Ciro, A., Socci,, N. D., Lee, G., Djaballah, H. & Studer, L. 2008.  High-throughput screening assay for the identification of compounds regulating self-renewal and differentiation in human embryonic stem cells.  Cell Stem Cell 2:602-612.
  28. Placantonakis, D. G., Tabaee, A., Anand, V.K. & Schwartz, T. H.  2007.  Safety of intrathecal fluorescein for the closure of cerebrospinal fluid leak in endoscopic endonasal skull base and pituitary surgery.  Neurosurgery 61:S161-166.
  29. Tabaee, A., Placantonakis, D. G., Schwartz, T. H. & Anand, V. K.  2007.  Intrathecal fluorescein in endoscopic skull base surgeryOtolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery 137:316-320.
  30. Placantonakis, D. G., Bukovsky, A. A., Kiem, H.-P. & Welsh, J. P.  2006.  Continuous electrical oscillations emerge from a coupled network: A study of the inferior olive using lentiviral knockdown of connexin36.  Journal of Neuroscience26:5008-5016.
  31. Placantonakis, D. G., Lis, E. & Souweidane, M.  2006.  Intradiploic cerebrospinal fluid fistulae of iatrogenic origin: a report of two cases.  Journal of Neurosurgery: Pediatrics 104:356-359.
  32. Placantonakis, D. G., Ney, G., Edgar, M., Souweidane, M., Hosain, S. & Schwartz, T. H.  2005.  Neurosurgical management of medically intractable epilepsy associated with Hypomelanosis of Ito.  Epilepsia 46:329-331.
  33. Welsh, J. P., Ahn, E. S. & Placantonakis, D. G.  2005.  Is autism due to brain desynchronization?  International Journal of Developmental Neuroscience 23:253-263.
  34. Placantonakis, D. G., Bukovsky, A. A., Zeng, X.-H., Kiem, H.-P. & Welsh, J. P.  2004.  Fundamental role of inferior olive connexin 36 in muscle coherence during tremor.  Proceedings of the National Acedemy of Sciences of the USA 101:7164-7169.
  35. Welsh, J. P., Yuen, G., Placantonakis, D. G., Vu, T., Haiss, F., O’Hearn, E., Molliver, M. E. & Aicher, S. A.  2002.  Why do Purkinje cells die so easily after global brain ischemia?  Aldolase C, EAAT4 and the cerebellar contribution to post-hypoxic myoclonus.  Advances in Neurology 89, 331-359.
  36. Welsh, J. P., Placantonakis, D., Seiden, S., Marquez, R., Bernstein, L. & Aicher, S.  2002.  The serotonin hypothesis of myoclonus from the perspective of neuronal rhythmicity.  Advances in Neurology 89, 307-329.
  37. Placantonakis, D. G., Cicirata, F. & Welsh, J. P.  2002.  A dominant negative mutation of neuronal connexin 36 that blocks intercellular permeability.  Molecular Brain Research 98, 15-28.
  38. Placantonakis, D. G. & Welsh, J. P.  2001.  Two distinct oscillatory states determined by the NMDA receptor in rat inferior olive.  Journal of Physiology (London) 534, 123-140.
  39. Placantonakis, D. G., Schwarz, C. & Welsh, J. P.  2000.  Serotonin suppresses subthreshold and suprathreshold oscillatory activity of rat inferior olivary neurones in vitro.  Journal of Physiology (London) 524, 833-851.


Book chapters

  1. Bayin, N. S., Modrek, A. & Placantonakis, D. G. 2013. Brain tumor stem cells. In Molecular Pathology of Nervous System Tumors: Biological Stratification and Targeted Therapies (ed. M. A. Karajannis & D. Zagzag). Springer (in press).
  2. Pacione, D., Kim, I., Placantonakis, D.G. & Frempong-Boadu, A. 2013. Tumors of the spine. In Spinal Disorders and Treatment: The NYU-HJD Comprehensive (ed. T. Errico & T. Cheriyan) (in press).
  3. Tokcaer-Keskin, Z. & Placantonakis, D.G. 2013. Genetic identification of human embryonic stem cell-derived neural cell types using bacterial artificial chromosomes. In Stem Cells and Cancer Stem Cells: Therapeutic Applications in Disease and Injury (ed. M.A. Hayat). Springer, New York, NY.
  4. Placantonakis, D.G., Shariff S. & Schwartz, T.H. 2010. Frameless stereotactic placement of temporal depth electrodes. In Fundamentals of Operative Techniques in Neurosurgery, Second Edition (ed. E.S. Connolly, G.M. McKhann, J. Huang, T.F. Choudhri & J. Mocco). Thieme Medical Publishers, New York, NY.
  5. Placantonakis, D. G., Tomishima, M. J., Lafaille, F. G. & Studer, L. 2009. Genetic manipulation of human embryonic stem cells. In Regulatory Networks in Stem Cells (ed. R. Vinagolu & V. Mohan). Humana Press, Totowa, NJ.
  6. Placantonakis, D.G., Kandula, P. & Schwartz, T.H. 2009. Depth electrodes in invasive epilepsy monitoring. In Operative Techniques in Epilepsy Surgery (ed. G.H. Baltuch & J.-G. Villemure). Thieme Medical Publishers, New York, NY.
  7. Tabaee, A., Placantonakis, D., Schwartz, T. H. & Anand, V. K. 2006. Endoscopic Closure of Anterior Skull Base Defects. In Practical Endoscopic Skull Base Surgery (ed. V. K. Anand & T. H. Schwartz). Plural Publishing, San Diego, CA.
  8. Placantonakis, D. G. 2005. Neurosurgery. In Surgical Recall (ed. L.H. Blackbourne). Matthews Medical Books.
  9. Placantonakis, D. G. 2002. On the role of gap junctional communication in inferior olivary oscillations. Doctoral dissertation, New York University. New York, NY.