Molecular basis of sensory biology


Biechl D, Tietje K, Ryu S, Grothe B, Gerlach G, Wullimann MF. (2017) Identification of accessory olfactory system and medial amygdala in the zebrafish. Sci Rep. 7:44295. doi: 10.1038/srep44295.

Elbers D, Bulte M, Bairlein F, Mouritsen H, Heyers D. (2017)  Magnetic activation in the brain of the migratory northern wheatear (Oenanthe oenanthe). J Comp Physiol A Neuroethol Sens Neural Behav Physiol. 203(8):591-600. doi: 10.1007/s00359-017-1167-7.

Günther A, Einwich A, Sjulstok E, Feederle R, Bolte P. Koch K-W, Solov’yov IA, Mouritsen H. (2017) Double-cone localisation and seasonal expression pattern suggest a role in magnetoreception for European robin cryptochrome 4. Curr. Biol. – in press

Heyers D, Elbers D, Bulte M, Bairlein F, Mouritsen H. (2017) The magnetic map sense and its use in fine-tuning the migration programme of birds. J Comp Physiol A Neuroethol Sens Neural Behav Physiol. 203(6-7):491-497. doi: 10.1007/s00359-017-1164-x. Review.

Leyk J, Daly C, Janssen-Bienhold U, Kennedy BN, Richter-Landsberg C. (2017) HDAC6 inhibition by tubastatin A is protective against oxidative stress in a photoreceptor cell line and restores visual function in a zebrafish model of inherited blindness. Cell death & disease. 8(8):e3028. doi: 10.1038/cddis.2017.415

Lim S, Scholten A, Manchala G, Cudia D, Zlomke-Sell SK, Koch KW, Ames JB. (2017) Structural Characterization of Ferrous Ion Binding to Retinal Guanylate Cyclase Activator Protein-5 from Zebrafish Photoreceptors. Biochemistry. 2017 Nov 27. doi: 10.1021/acs.biochem.7b01029. [Epub ahead of print]

Schlüter T, Ebbers L, Nothwang H. (2017) Mehr als das Ohr — die Evolution des Hörsinns. BIOspektrum, 23, 638–640. doi: 10.1007/s12268-017-0849-6.

Sulmann S, Kussrow A, Bornhop DJ, Koch KW. (2017) Label-free quantification of calcium-sensor targeting to photoreceptor guanylate cyclase and rhodopsin kinase by backscattering interferometry. Sci Rep. 7:45515. doi: 10.1038/srep45515.

Trautwein K, Feenders C, Hulsch R, Ruppersberg HS, Strijkstra A, Kant M, Vagts J, Wünsch D, Michalke B, Maczka M, Schulz S, Hillebrand H, Blasius B, Rabus R. (2017) Non-Redfield, nutrient synergy and flexible internal elemental stoichiometry in a marine bacterium. FEMS Microbiol Ecol. 93(5). doi: 10.1093/femsec/fix059.

Vocke F, Weisschuh N, Marino V, Malfatti S, Jacobson SG, Reiff CM, Dell'Orco D, Koch KW. (2017) Dysfunction of cGMP signalling in photoreceptors by a macular dystrophy-related mutation in the calcium sensor GCAP1. Hum Mol Genet. 26(1):133-144. doi: 10.1093/hmg/ddw374.

Wallisch M, Sulmann S, Koch KW, Christoffers J. (2017) Bifunctional Diaminoterephthalate Fluorescent Dye as Probe for Cross-Linking Proteins. Chemistry. 23(27):6535-6543. doi: 10.1002/chem.201700774.

Yoshikawa S, Vila A, Segelken J, Lin YP, Mitchell CK, Nguyen D, O'Brien J. (2017) Zebrafish connexin 79.8 (Gja8a): A lens connexin used as an electrical synapse in some neurons. Dev Neurobiol. 77(5):548-561. doi: 10.1002/dneu.22418.


Abdullaeva OS, Schulz M, Balzer F, Parisi J, Lützen A, Dedek K, Schiek M. (2016) Photoelectrical Stimulation of Neuronal Cells by an Organic Semiconductor-Electrolyte Interface. Langmuir. 32(33):8533-42. doi: 10.1021/acs.langmuir.6b02085.

Biechl D, Tietje K, Gerlach G, Wullimann MF. (2016) Crypt cells are involved in kin recognition in larval zebrafish. Sci Rep. 6:24590. doi: 10.1038/srep24590.

Bolte P, Bleibaum F, Einwich A, Günther A, Liedvogel M, Heyers D, Depping A, Wöhlbrand L, Rabus R, Janssen-Bienhold U, Mouritsen H. (2016) Localisation of the Putative Magnetoreceptive Protein Cryptochrome 1b in the Retinae of Migratory Birds and Homing Pigeons. PLoS One. 11(3):e0147819. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0147819.

Bottesch M, Gerlach G, Halbach M, Bally A, Kingsford MJ, Mouritsen H. (2016) A magnetic compass that might help coral reef fish larvae return to their natal reef. Curr Biol. 26(24):R1266-R1267. doi: 10.1016/j.cub.2016.10.051.

Brüggen B, Kremser C, Bickert A, Ebel P, Vom Dorp K, Schultz K, Dörmann P, Willecke K, Dedek K. (2016) Defective ceramide synthases in mice cause reduced amplitudes in electroretinograms and altered sphingolipid composition in retina and cornea. Eur J Neurosci. 44(1):1700-13. doi: 10.1111/ejn.13260.

Da Costa R, Röger C, Segelken J, Barben M, Grimm C, Neidhardt J. (2016) A Novel Method Combining Vitreous Aspiration and Intravitreal AAV2/8 Injection Results in Retina-Wide Transduction in Adult Mice. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 57(13):5326-5334. doi: 10.1167/iovs.16-19701.

Fieth P, Hartmann AK. (2016) Score distributions of gapped multiple sequence alignments down to the low-probability tail. Phys Rev E. 94(2-1):022127. doi: 10.1103/PhysRevE.94.022127.

Gorla L, Martí-Centelles V, Freimuth L, Altava B, Burguete MI, Luis SV. (2016) Cu(2+), Zn(2+), and Ni(2+) Complexes of C2-Symmetric Pseudopeptides with an Aromatic Central Spacer. Inorg Chem. 55(15):7617-29. doi: 10.1021/acs.inorgchem.6b01066.

Hartwich H, Rosengauer E, Rüttiger L, Wilms V, Waterholter SK, Nothwang HG. (2016) Functional Role of γ-Crystallin N in the Auditory Hindbrain. PLoS One. 11(8):e0161140. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0161140.

Meyer A, Tetenborg S, Greb H, Segelken J, Dorgau B, Weiler R, Hormuzdi SG, Janssen-Bienhold U, Dedek K. (2016) Connexin30.2: In Vitro Interaction with Connexin36 in HeLa Cells and Expression in AII Amacrine Cells and Intrinsically Photosensitive Ganglion Cells in the Mouse Retina. Front Mol Neurosci. 9:36. doi: 10.3389/fnmol.2016.00036.

Mukhin A, Palinauskas V, Platonova E, Kobylkov D, Vakoliuk I, Valkiūnas G. (2016) The Strategy to Survive Primary Malaria Infection: An Experimental Study on Behavioural Changes in Parasitized Birds. PLoS One. 11(7):e0159216. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0159216.

Pawlik B, Schlüter T, Hartwich H, Breuel S, Heepmann L, Nothwang HG. (2016) Comparative Analysis of Gene Regulatory Network Components in the Auditory Hindbrain of Mice and Chicken. Brain Behav Evol. 88(3-4):161-176. doi: 10.1159/000449447.

Schwarze S, Steenken F, Thiele N, Kobylkov D, Lefeldt N, Dreyer D, Schneider NL, Mouritsen H. (2016) Migratory blackcaps can use their magnetic compass at 5 degrees inclination, but are completely random at 0 degrees inclination. Sci Rep. 2016 Sep 26;6:33805. doi: 10.1038/srep33805.

Sulmann S, Wallisch M, Scholten A, Christoffers J, Koch KW. (2016) Mapping Calcium-Sensitive Regions in the Neuronal Calcium Sensor GCAP2 by Site-Specific Fluorescence Labeling. Biochemistry. 55(18):2567-77. doi: 10.1021/acs.biochem.6b00005.

Wilms V, Köppl C, Söffgen C, Hartmann AM, Nothwang HG. (2016) Molecular bases of K+ secretory cells in the inner ear: shared and distinct features between birds and mammals. Sci Rep. 6:34203. doi: 10.1038/srep34203.



Alert B, Michalik A, Thiele N, Bottesch M, Mouritsen H. (2015) Re-calibration of the magnetic compass in hand-raised European robins (Erithacus rubecula). Sci Rep. 5:14323.

Brüggen B, Meyer A, Boven F, Weiler R, Dedek K. (2015) Type 2 wide-field amacrine cells in TH::GFP mice show a homogenous synapse distribution and contact small ganglion cells. Eur J Neurosci. 41(6):734-47.

Büsing I, Kant M, Dörries M, Wöhlbrand L, Rabus R. (2015) The predicted σ(54)-dependent regulator EtpR is essential for expression of genes for anaerobic p-ethylphenol and p-hydroxyacetophenone degradation in "Aromatoleum aromaticum" EbN1. BMC Microbiol. 15:251.

Dorgau B, Herrling R, Schultz K, Greb H, Segelken J, Ströh S, Bolte P, Weiler R, Dedek K, Janssen-Bienhold U. (2015) Connexin50 couples axon terminals of mouse horizontal cells by homotypic gap junctions. J Comp Neurol. 523(14):2062-81.

Freimuth L., Christoffers J. (2015) Bifunctional Diaminoterephthalate Scaffolds as Fluorescence Turn-on Probes for Thiols, Chem. Eur. J., 21, 8214-8221.

Freimuth L., Rozzi CA, Lienau C., Christoffers J. (2015) A Diaminoterephthalate C60 Dyad – a New Material for Opto-Electronic Applications, Synthesis, 47, 1325-1328.

Lefeldt N, Heyers D, Schneider NL, Engels S, Elbers D, Mouritsen H. (2015) Magnetic field-driven induction of ZENK in the trigeminal system of pigeons (Columba livia). J R Soc Interface.11(100):20140777.

Leyk J, Goldbaum O, Noack M, Richter-Landsberg C. (2015) Inhibition of HDAC6 modifies tau inclusion body formation and impairs autophagic clearance. J Mol Neurosci. 55(4):1031-46.

Malishkevich A, Leyk J, Goldbaum O, Richter-Landsberg C, Gozes I. (2015) ADNP/ADNP2 expression in oligodendrocytes: implication for myelin-related neurodevelopment. J Mol Neurosci. 57(2):304-13.

Marino V, Sulmann S, Koch KW, Dell'Orco D. (2015) Structural effects of Mg² on the regulatory states of three neuronal calcium sensors operating in vertebrate phototransduction. Biochim Biophys Acta. 1853(9):2055-65.

Nothwang HG, Ebbers L, Schlüter T, Willaredt MA. (2015) The emerging framework of mammalian auditory hindbrain development. Cell Tissue Res. 361(1):33-48 Review.

Robin J, Brauer J, Sulmann S, Marino V, Dell'Orco D, Lienau C, Koch KW. (2015) Differential Nanosecond Protein Dynamics in Homologous Calcium Sensors. ACS Chem Biol. 10(10):2344-52.

Sulmann S, Vocke F, Scholten A, Koch KW. (2015) Retina specific GCAPs in zebrafish acquire functional selectivity in Ca2+-sensing by myristoylation and Mg2+-binding. Sci Rep. 5:11228.

Vogelsang J, Robin J, Nagy BJ, Dombi P, Rosenkranz D, Schiek M, Groß P, Lienau C. (2015) Ultrafast Electron Emission from a Sharp Metal Nanotaper Driven by Adiabatic Nanofocusing of Surface Plasmons. Nano Lett. 15(7):4685-91.

Wichmann H, Vocke F, Brinkhoff T, Simon M, Richter-Landsberg C. (2015) Cytotoxic Effects of Tropodithietic Acid on Mammalian Clonal Cell Lines of Neuronal and Glial Origin. Mar Drugs. 13(12):7113-23.

Willaredt MA, Schlüter T, Nothwang HG. (2015) The gene regulatory networks underlying formation of the auditory hindbrain. Cell Mol Life Sci. 72(3):519-35. Review.


Dell'Orco D, Sulman S, Zägel P, Marino V, Koch KW (2014) Impact of cone dystrophy-related mutations in GCAP1 on a kinetic model of phototransduction. Cell Mol Life Sci, Feb 25 [Epub ahead of print]

Sulmann S, Dell'Orco D, Marino V, Behnen P, Koch KW (2014) Conformational Changes in Calcium-Sensor Proteins under Molecular Crowding Conditions. Chem. Eur. J. 20, 6756-6762

Marino V, Sulmann S, Koch KW, Dell'Orco D. (2014) Structural effects of Mg2+ on the regulatory states of three neuronal calcium sensor operating in vertebrate phototransduction. Biochim Biophys Acta. 2014 Nov 4. pii: S0167-4889(14)00385-1. doi: 10.1016/j.bbamcr.2014.10.026. [Epub ahead of print]

Leyk J, Goldbaum O, Noack M, Richter-Landsberg C. (2014) Inhibition of HDAC6 Modifies Tau Inclusion Body Formation and Impairs Autophagic Clearance J Mol Neurosci. 2014 Dec 2. PMID: 25434725.[Epub ahead of print] Abstract

Noack M, Leyk J, Richter-Landsberg C. (2014) HDAC6 Inhibition results in tau acetylation and modulates tau phosphorylation and degradation in oligodendrocytes Glia. Apr 62(4):535-547. doi: 10.1002/glia.22624.Abstract

Engels S, Schneider NL, Lefeldt N, Hein CM, Zapka M, Michalik A, Elbers D, Kittel A, Hore PJ, Mouritsen H. (2014) Anthropogenic electromagnetic noise disrupts magnetic compass orientation in a migratory bird. Nature May 15;509(7500):353-6. doi: 10.1038/nature13290. Epub 2014 May 7. PubMed PMID: 24805233.

Brüggen B, Meyer A, Boven F, Weiler R, Dedek K. (2014)Type 2 wide-field amacrine cells in TH::GFP mice show a homogenous synapse distribution and contact small ganglion cells. Eur J Neurosci 41, 734-747.

Willaredet MA, Schlüter T, Nothwang HG (2014) The gene regulatory networks underlying formation of the auditory hindbrain. Cell Mol Life Sci 72(3):519-35

Pittalis S., Delgado A., Robin J., Freimuth L., Christoffers J., Lienau C., Rozzi CA. (2014) Charge separation dynamics and opto-electronic properties of a diaminoterephthalate-C60 dyad Adv. Funct. Mat.,

Vogelsang J., Robin J., Piglosiewicz B., Manzoni C., Farinello P., Melzer S., Feru P., Cerullo G., Lienau C., and Groß P. (2014) High passive CEP stability from a few-cycle, tunable NOPA-DFG system for observation of CEP-effects in photoemission Optics Express 22, 25295-25306


Esmann M., Becker SF., da Cunha B., Brauer JH., Vogelgesang R., Groß P., Lienau C., (2013) k-space Imaging of the Eigenmodes of Sharp Gold Tapers for Scanning Near-Field Optical Microscopy Beilstein Journal for Nanotechnlogy 4, 603-610

Tietje, K., Rivera-Ingraham, G., Petters, C., Abele, D., Dringen, R. & Bickmeyer, U. (2013) Reporter dyes demonstrate functional expression of multidrug resistance proteins in the marine flatworm Macrostomum lignano: the sponge-derived dye Ageladine A is not a substrate of these transporters. Marine Drugs, 11(10): 3951-69, doi 10.3390/md11103951.

Kullmann L, Schlüter T, Wagner H, Nothwang HG (2013) Evolutionary Conservation of Kv3.1 in the Barn Owl Tyto alba. Brain Behav Evol. 81:187-193. PDF-Dokument

Richter-Landsberg C, Leyk J. (2013) Inclusion body formation, macroautophagy, and the role of HDAC6 in neurodegeneration Acta Neuropathol.  Abstract