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Benjamin Cheyette, M.D.

Psychiatrist

Dr. Benjamin N.R. Cheyette is an attending psychiatrist in the adult Psychiatry Clinic at Langley Porter Psychiatric Hospital and Clinics. He has supervised residents and medical students in the anxiety disorders specialty clinic, the medication management clinic, the psychotherapy clinic and the Psychiatry Consultation-Liaison service to the hospital at Parnassus.

Cheyette is a graduate of the UCLA School of Medicine and the Psychiatry Residency Training Program at the University of Washington. He joined the UCSF faculty in 2002. He also has a Ph.D. in Molecular Biology from UCLA, and his other roles at UCSF include directing an NIH-funded laboratory that investigates biological origins of major mental illnesses, as well as serving as the co-director of the Pathway to Discovery in Molecular Medicine.

Clinics

Psychiatry Clinic
401 Parnassus Ave.
San Francisco, CA 94143
Phone: (415) 476-7500
Fax: (415) 502-6361

More about Benjamin Cheyette

Education

University of California Los Angeles School of Medicine 1994

Residencies

University of Washington Medical Center 1999

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Yang X, Fisher DA, Cheyette BN. SEC14 and Spectrin Domains 1 (Sestd1), Dishevelled 2 (Dvl2) and Dapper Antagonist of Catenin-1 (Dact1) co-regulate the Wnt/Planar Cell Polarity (PCP) pathway during mammalian development. Commun Integr Biol. 2013 Nov 1; 6(6):e26834.
  2. Arguello A, Cheyette BN. Dapper Antagonist of Catenin-1 (Dact1) contributes to dendrite arborization in forebrain cortical interneurons. Commun Integr Biol. 2013 Nov 1; 6(6):e26656.
  3. Martin PM, Yang X, Robin N, Lam E, Rabinowitz JS, Erdman CA, Quinn J, Weiss LA, Hamilton SP, Kwok PY, Moon RT, Cheyette BN. A rare WNT1 missense variant overrepresented in ASD leads to increased Wnt signal pathway activation. Transl Psychiatry. 2013; 3:e301.
  4. Arguello A, Yang X, Vogt D, Stanco A, Rubenstein JL, Cheyette BN. Dapper antagonist of catenin-1 cooperates with Dishevelled-1 during postsynaptic development in mouse forebrain GABAergic interneurons. PLoS One. 2013; 8(6):e67679.
  5. Yang X, Cheyette BN. SEC14 and spectrin domains 1 (Sestd1) and Dapper antagonist of catenin 1 (Dact1) scaffold proteins cooperatively regulate the Van Gogh-like 2 (Vangl2) four-pass transmembrane protein and planar cell polarity (PCP) pathway during embryonic development in mice. J Biol Chem. 2013 Jul 12; 288(28):20111-20.
  6. Mulligan KA, Cheyette BN. Wnt signaling in vertebrate neural development and function. J Neuroimmune Pharmacol. 2012 Dec; 7(4):774-87.
  7. Kivimäe S, Martin PM, Kapfhamer D, Ruan Y, Heberlein U, Rubenstein JL, Cheyette BN. Abnormal behavior in mice mutant for the Disc1 binding partner, Dixdc1. Transl Psychiatry. 2011; 1:e43.
  8. Kivimäe S, Yang XY, Cheyette BN. All Dact (Dapper/Frodo) scaffold proteins dimerize and exhibit conserved interactions with Vangl, Dvl, and serine/threonine kinases. BMC Biochem. 2011; 12:33.
  9. Okerlund ND, Cheyette BN. Synaptic Wnt signaling-a contributor to major psychiatric disorders? J Neurodev Disord. 2011 Jun; 3(2):162-74.
  10. Okerlund ND, Kivimäe S, Tong CK, Peng IF, Ullian EM, Cheyette BN. Dact1 is a postsynaptic protein required for dendrite, spine, and excitatory synapse development in the mouse forebrain. J Neurosci. 2010 Mar 24; 30(12):4362-8.
  11. Kettunen P, Kivimäe S, Keshari P, Klein OD, Cheyette BN, Luukko K. Dact1-3 mRNAs exhibit distinct expression domains during tooth development. Gene Expr Patterns. 2010 Feb-Mar; 10(2-3):140-3.
  12. Suriben R, Kivimäe S, Fisher DA, Moon RT, Cheyette BN. Posterior malformations in Dact1 mutant mice arise through misregulated Vangl2 at the primitive streak. Nat Genet. 2009 Sep; 41(9):977-85.
  13. Louie SH, Yang XY, Conrad WH, Muster J, Angers S, Moon RT, Cheyette BN. Modulation of the beta-catenin signaling pathway by the dishevelled-associated protein Hipk1. PLoS One. 2009; 4(2):e4310.
  14. Lagathu C, Christodoulides C, Virtue S, Cawthorn WP, Franzin C, Kimber WA, Nora ED, Campbell M, Medina-Gomez G, Cheyette BN, Vidal-Puig AJ, Sethi JK. Dact1, a nutritionally regulated preadipocyte gene, controls adipogenesis by coordinating the Wnt/beta-catenin signaling network. Diabetes. 2009 Mar; 58(3):609-19.
  15. Jiang X, Tan J, Li J, Kivimäe S, Yang X, Zhuang L, Lee PL, Chan MT, Stanton LW, Liu ET, Cheyette BN, Yu Q. DACT3 is an epigenetic regulator of Wnt/beta-catenin signaling in colorectal cancer and is a therapeutic target of histone modifications. Cancer Cell. 2008 Jun; 13(6):529-41.
  16. Cheyette BN, Cheyette SN, Cusmano-Ozog K, Enns GM. Dopa-responsive dystonia presenting as delayed and awkward gait. Pediatr Neurol. 2008 Apr; 38(4):273-5.
  17. Suriben R, Fisher DA, Cheyette BN. Dact1 presomitic mesoderm expression oscillates in phase with Axin2 in the somitogenesis clock of mice. Dev Dyn. 2006 Nov; 235(11):3177-83.
  18. Fisher DA, Kivimäe S, Hoshino J, Suriben R, Martin PM, Baxter N, Cheyette BN. Three Dact gene family members are expressed during embryonic development and in the adult brains of mice. Dev Dyn. 2006 Sep; 235(9):2620-30.
  19. Kovoor A, Seyffarth P, Ebert J, Barghshoon S, Chen CK, Schwarz S, Axelrod JD, Cheyette BN, Simon MI, Lester HA, Schwarz J. D2 dopamine receptors colocalize regulator of G-protein signaling 9-2 (RGS9-2) via the RGS9 DEP domain, and RGS9 knock-out mice develop dyskinesias associated with dopamine pathways. J Neurosci. 2005 Feb 23; 25(8):2157-65.
  20. Cheyette BN. Ryk: another heretical Wnt receptor defies the canon. Sci STKE. 2004 Dec 14; 2004(263):pe54.

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