1.Alves da Silva, Tecuapetla F, Paixao V & Costa RM (2017) Dopamine neuron activity before action initiation gates and invigorates future movements. In press.


1.Tecuapetla F, Jin X, Lima SQ, and Costa RM (2016) Complementary but Distinct Contribution of Striatal Projection Pathways to the Initiation and Execution of Action Sequences. Cell. 2016 Jul 28;166(3):703-15. doi: 10.1016/j.cell.2016.06.032.

2.Vicente AM, Galvão-Ferreira P, Tecuapetla F, Costa RM (2016) Direct and indirect dorsolateral striatum pathways reinforce different action strategies. Curr Biol. 26(7):R267-9. doi: 10.1016/j.cub.2016.02.036.


1. Tecuapetla F, Matias S, Dugue GP, Mainen ZF, Costa RM (2014) Balanced activity in basal ganglia projection pathways is critical for contraversive movements. Nat Commun. 5:4315. doi: 10.1038/ncomms5315.

2. Xin J, Tecuapetla F, Costa R (2014) Basal Ganglia Subcircuits Distinctively Encode Action Chunks. Nat. Neurosci, 17(3)423-30.


1.Santos FJ, Costa RM, Tecuapetla F (2011) Stimulation on demand: closing the loop on deep brain stimulation. Neuron. 72(2):197-8.

2.English DF, Ibánez-Sandoval O, Stark E, Tecuapetla F, Buzsáki G, Deisseroth K, Tepper JM, Koós T (2011) GABAergic circuits mediate the reinforcement-related signals of striatal cholinergic interneurons Nat Neurosci. 15(1):123-30.

3.Ibáñez-Sandoval O, Tecuapetla F, Unal B, Shah F, Koós T, Tepper JM (2011) A novel functionally distinct subtype of striatal neuropeptide Y interneuron. J Neurosci 31(46):16757-69.

4.Koós T, Tecuapetla F, Tepper JM (2011) Glutamatergic signaling by midbrain dopaminergic neurons: recent insights from optogenetic, molecular and behavioral studies. Curr Opin Neurobiol. 21(3):393-401.


1.Tepper JM, Tecuapetla F, Koós T, Ibáñez‐Sandoval O (2010) Heterogeneity and diversity of striatal GABAergic interneurons. Front Neuroanat. 4:150.

2.Ibáñez-Sandoval O, Tecuapetla F, Unal B, Koós T, Tepper JM (2010) Electrophysiological and Morphological characteristics and Synaptic Connectivity Of Tyrosine Hydroxylase Expressing Neurons In Adult Mouse Striatum. J Neurosci. 30(20):6999-7016.

3.Tecuapetla F, Patel JC, Xenias H, English D, Tadros I, Shah F, Berlin J, Deisseroth K, Rice ME, Tepper JM, Koós T. (2010) Glutamatergic signaling by mesolimbic dopamine neurons in the nucleus accumbens. J Neurosci. 30(20):7105-7110.


1.Tecuapetla F, Koós T, Tepper JM, Kabbani N, Yeckel MF (2009). Differential dopaminergic modulation of neostriatal synaptic connections of striatopallidal axon collaterals. J Neurosci. 29(28):8977-90.

2.Carrillo-Reid L, Tecuapetla F, Vautrelle N, Hernández A, Vergara R, Galarraga E, Bargas J (2009) Muscarinic enhancement of persistent sodium current synchronizes striatal medium spiny neurons. J Neurophysiol. 102(2):682-90.

3.Carrillo-Reid L, Tecuapetla F, Ibanez-Sandoval O, Hernández-Cruz A, Galarraga E, Bargas J. Activation of the cholinergic system endows compositional properties to striatal cell assemblies. (2008) J Neurophysiol. 101(2):737-49.


1.Lopez-Huerta VG, Tecuapetla F, Galarraga E, Guzman JN, Bargas J (2008) Presynaptic modulation by somatostatin in the neostriatum. Neurochemical Research. 33(8):1452-8.

2.Carrillo-Reid L, Tecuapetla F, TapiaT, Hernández-Cruz A, Galarraga E, Drucker-Colin R, Bargas J (2008) Encoding Network States by Striatal Cell Assemblies. J Neurophysiol. 99(3):1435-50.


1.Tecuapetla F, Carrillo-Reid Luis, Bargas Jose, Galarraga E (2007) Dopaminergic modulation of short-term synaptic plasticity at striatal inhibitory synapses. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA. 104(24): 10258 –10263.

2.Galarraga E, Vilchis C, Tkatch T, Salgado H, Tecuapetla F, Perez-Rosello T, Perez-Garci E, Hernández-Echeagaray E, Surmeier DJ, Bargas J (2007) Somatostatinergic modulation of firing pattern and calcium-activated potassium currents in medium spiny neostriatal neurons. Neuroscience. 146:537–554.


1.Lemus-Aguilar I, Bargas J, Tecuapetla F, Galarraga E, Carrillo-Reid L (2006) Diseño modular de instrumentación virtual para la manipulación y el análisis de señales electrofisiológicas. Rev. Mex. Ing. Biomed. XXVII:82-92.


1.Salgado H, Tecuapetla F, Perez-Rosello T, Perez-Burgos A, Perez-Garci E, Galarraga E, Bargas J (2005) A reconfiguration of CaV2 Ca2+ channel current and its dopaminergic D2 modulation in developing neostriatal neurons. J Neurophysiol. 94: 3771–3787.

2.Perez-Rosello T, Figueroa A, Salgado H, Vilchis MC, Tecuapetla F, Guzman JN, Galarraga E, Bargas J (2005) The cholinergic control of firing pattern and neurotransmission in rat neostriatal projection neurons: role of CaV2.1 and CaV2.2 Ca2+ channels. J Neurophysiol. 93(5):2507-19.

3.Tecuapetla F, Carrillo-Reid L, Guzmán JN, Galarraga E, Bargas J (2005) Different inhibitory inputs onto neostriatal projection neurons as revealed by field stimulation.  J Neurophysiol. 93(2):1119-26.


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