All Publications from the SPP1926


*Hanson, S., Scholüke, J., Liewald, J., Sharma, R., Ruse, C., Engel, M., Schüler, C., Klaus, A., Arghittu, S., Baumbach, F., Seidenthal, M., Dill, H., *Hummer, G., & *Gottschalk, A. (2023). Structure-function analysis suggests that the photoreceptor LITE-1 is a light-activated ion channel. Curr Biol 33: published online 31st July 2023. * corresponding authors. DOI: 10.1016/j.cub.2023.07.008

Bergs ACF, Liewald JF, Rodriguez-Rozada S, Liu Q, Wirt Ch, Bessel A, Zeitzsche Nl, Durmaz H, Nozownik A, Dill H, Jospin M, Vierock J, Bargmann CI, Hegemann P, Wiegert JS, Gottschalk A. (2023). All-optical closed-loop voltage clamp for precise control of muscles and neurons in live animals. Nat Commun 14, 1939 (2023).

Seidenthal M, Janosi B, Rosenkranz N, Schuh N, Elvers N, Willoughby M, Zhao X and Gottschalk A. (2022). pOpsicle: An all-optical reporter system for synaptic vesicle recycling combining pH-sensitive fluorescent proteins with optogenetic manipulation of neuronal activity. Front. Cell. Neurosci., 2023, Volume 17;




L Zeisel*, M Maier, O Thorn-Seshold*; Regioselective, efficient and scalable syntheses of 1,2-thiaselenanes. Synthesis 2023 ASAP (10.1055/a-2022-1398)

J Felber, A Kitowski, L Zeisel, M Maier, C Heise, J Thorn-Seshold, O Thorn-Seshold*; Cyclic dichalcogenides extend the reach of bioreductive prodrugs to harness the thioredoxin system: applications to seco-duocarmycins. ACS Central Science 2023 ASAP (10.1021/acscentsci.2c01465) (j4cq)

L Zeisel, J Felber, K Scholzen, L Poczka, D Cheff, M Maier, Q Cheng, M Shen, M Hall, E Arnér, J Thorn-Seshold, and O Thorn-Seshold*; Selective cellular probes for mammalian thioredoxin reductase TrxR1: rational design of RX1, a modular 1,2-thiaselenane redox probe. Chem 2022, 1493-1517 (hq87)

L Gao, J Meiring, A Varady, I Ruider, C Heise, M Wranik, C Velasco, J Taylor, B Terni, J Standfuss, C Cabernard, A Llobet, M Steinmetz, A Bausch, M Distel, J Thorn-Seshold, A Akhmanova, and O Thorn-Seshold*; In vivo photocontrol of microtubule dynamics and integrity, migration and mitosis, by the potent GFP-imaging-compatible photoswitchable reagents SBTubA4P and SBTub2M. Journal of the American Chemical Society 2022, 5614-5628 (hk66)

L Gao, Y Kraus, A Stegner, T Wein, C Heise, L von Brunn, E Fajardo-Ruiz, J Thorn-Seshold, O Thorn-Seshold*; Self-reporting styrylthiazolium photopharmaceuticals: mitochondrial localisation as well as SAR drive biological activity. Org Biomol Chem 2022, 20, 7787-7794 (jjtb)

J Felber, L Poczka, K Scholzen, L Zeisel, M Maier, S Busker, U Theisen, C Brandstädter, K Becker, E Arnér, J Thorn-Seshold, and O Thorn-Seshold*; Cyclic 5-membered disulfides are not selective substrates of thioredoxin reductase, but are opened nonspecifically by thiols. Nature Communications 2022, 13, 1754 (hn4h)

A Müller-Deku, O Thorn-Seshold*; Exhaustive catalytic ortho-alkoxylation of azobenzenes: flexible access to functionally diverse yellow-light-responsive photoswitches. Journal of Organic Chemistry 2022, 16526–16531 (js5z)

M Ober, A Müller-Deku, et al., O Thorn-Seshold, B Nickel; SAXS measurements of azobenzene lipid vesicles reveal buffer-dependent photoswitching and quantitative Z?E isomerisation by X-rays. Nanophotonics 2022, 11, 2361-2368 (h2v6)

J Felber, L Zeisel, L Poczka, K Scholzen, S Busker, M Maier, U Theisen, C Brandstädter, K Becker, E Arnér, J Thorn-Seshold, and O Thorn-Seshold*; Selective, modular probes for thioredoxins enabled by rational tuning of a unique disulfide structure motif. Journal of the American Chemical Society 2021, 143, 8791–8803 (gkbxdd)

Vettkötter D., Schneider M., Goulden B. D., Dill H., Liewald J., Zeiler S., Guldan J., Ates Y. A., Watanabe S., Gottschalk A.(2022) Rapid and reversible optogenetic silencing of synaptic transmission by clustering of synaptic vesicles. Nat Communic 13, 7827.

Abbariki et al. (2021) The LIM domain protein nTRIP6 modulates the dynamics of myogenic differentiation. Sci Rep, 12904 . doi: 10.1038/s41598-021-92331-8

Wagdi A., Malan D., Sathyanarayanan U., Beauchamp J.S., Vogt M., Zipf D, Beiert T., Mansuroglu B., Dusend V., Meininghaus M., Schneider L., Kalthof B., J. Wiegert S., König G.M., Kostenis E., Patejdl R., Sasse P. and Bruegmann T. (2022) Selective optogenetic control of Gq signaling using human Neuropsin. Nat Communic 13, 1765. doi: 10.1038/s41467-022-29265-w

Bruegmann T., Smith G.L. and Lehnart S.E. (2022) Cardiac optogenetics: Using light to observe and excite the heart. Frontiers in Physiology 2022 13,  doi: 10.3389/fphys.2022.1031062

Kimoloi S., Sen A., Guenther S., Braun T., Bruegmann T., Sasse P., Wiesner R.J., Pla-Martin D. and Baris O.R. (2022) Combined fibre atrophy and decreased muscle regeneration capacity driven by mitochondrial DNA alterations underlie the development of sarcopenia. J Cachexia Sarcopenia Muscle 2022 doi: 10.1002/jcsm.13026

Ranzani AT, Wehrmann M, Kaiser J, Juraschitz M, Weber AM, Pietruschka G, Gerken U, Mayer G, Möglich A. (2022) Light-Dependent Control of Bacterial Expression at the mRNA Level.
ACS Synth Biol. 2022 Oct 21;11(10):3482-3492. doi: 10.1021/acssynbio.2c00365. Epub 2022 Sep 21. PMID: 36129831

Multamäki E, García de Fuentes A, Sieryi O, Bykov A, Gerken U, Ranzani AT, Köhler J, Meglinski I, Möglich A, Takala H. (2022) Optogenetic Control of Bacterial Expression by Red Light. ACS Synth Biol. 2022 Oct 21;11(10):3354-3367. doi: 10.1021/acssynbio.2c00259. Epub 2022 Aug 23. PMID: 35998606

Ohlendorf R, Möglich A. (2022) Light-regulated gene expression in Bacteria: Fundamentals, advances, and perspectives. Front Bioeng Biotechnol. 2022 Oct 14;10:1029403. doi: 10.3389/fbioe.2022.1029403. eCollection 2022. PMID: 36312534

Dietler J, Gelfert R, Kaiser J, Borin V, Renzl C, Pilsl S, Ranzani AT, García de Fuentes A, Gleichmann T, Diensthuber RP, Weyand M, Mayer G, Schapiro I, Möglich A. (2022) Signal transduction in light-oxygen-voltage receptors lacking the active-site glutamine. Nat Commun. 2022 May 12;13(1):2618. doi: 10.1038/s41467-022-30252-4. PMID: 35552382

Rost BR, Wietek J, Yizhar O, Schmitz D. (2022) Optogenetics at the presynapse.
Nat Neurosci. 2022 Aug;25(8):984-998. doi: 10.1038/s41593-022-01113-6. Epub 2022 Jul 14.
PMID: 35835882 Review.

Stüdemann T., Rössinger J., Manthey C., Geertz B., Srikantharajah R., von Bibra C., Shibamiya A., Köhne M., Wiehler A., Wiegert S., Eschenhagen T. and Weinberger F. (2022) Contractile Force of Transplanted Cardiomyocytes Actively Supports Heart Function After Injury. Circulation. 2022;146:1159–1169. doi: 10.1161/CIRCULATIONAHA.122.060124

Rodriguez-Rozada, S., Wietek, J., Tenedini, F. et al. Aion is a bistable anion-conducting channelrhodopsin that provides temporally extended and reversible neuronal silencing. Commun Biol 5, 687 (2022).

Kubitschke, M., Müller, M., Wallhorn, L. et al. Next generation genetically encoded fluorescent sensors for serotonin. Nat Commun 13, 7525 (2022).

Mauro Pulin, Kilian E. Stockhausen, Olivia A. Masseck, Martin Kubitschke, Björn Busse, J. Simon Wiegert, and Thomas G. Oertner, Orthogonally-polarized excitation for improved two-photon and second-harmonic-generation microscopy, applied to neurotransmitter imaging with GPCR-based sensors, Biomed. Opt. Express 13, 777-790 (2022)

Garrido-Charles A., Huet A., Matera C., Thirumalai A., Hernando J., Llebaria A., Moser T., and  Gorostiza P. Fast Photoswitchable Molecular Prosthetics Control Neuronal Activity in the Cochlea (2022) Journal of the American Chemical Society 2022 144 (21), 9229-9239
DOI: 10.1021/jacs.1c12314

Rost BR, Wietek J., Yizhar O. and Schmitz D. Optogenetics at the presynapse. Nat Neurosci. 2022 Aug;25(8):984-998. doi: 10.1038/s41593-022-01113-6. Epub 2022 Jul 14. PMID: 35835882.

Trnka F., Hoffmann C., Wang H., Sansevrino R., Rankovic B., Rost B.R., Schmitz D., Schmidt H.B. and Milovanovic D. Aberrant Phase Separation of FUS Leads to Lysosome Sequestering and Acidification. Front Cell Dev Biol. 2021 Oct 22;9:716919. doi: 10.3389/fcell.2021.716919. PMID: 34746121; PMCID: PMC8569517.

Orlando M., Dvorzhak A., Bruentgens F., Maglione M., Rost B.R., Sigrist S.J., Breustedt J. and Schmitz D. Recruitment of release sites underlies chemical presynaptic potentiation at hippocampal mossy fiber boutons. PLoS Biol. 2021 Jun 21;19(6):e3001149. doi: 10.1371/journal.pbio.3001149. PMID: 34153028; PMCID: PMC8216508.

Fernandez Lahore, R.G., Pampaloni, N.P., Peter, E. et al. Calcium-permeable channelrhodopsins for the photocontrol of calcium signalling. Nat Commun 13, 7844 (2022).


Burak Bali, David Lopez de la Morena, Artur Mittring, Thomas Mager, Vladan Rankovic, Antoine Tarquin Huet, Tobias Moser. (2021) Utility of red?light ultrafast optogenetic stimulation of the auditory pathway. EMBO molecular medicine 13 (6), e13391

Gao L, J Meiring, C Heise, A Rai, A Müller-Deku, A Akhmanova, J Thorn-Seshold, and O Thorn-Seshold. (2021) Photoswitchable epothilone-based microtubule stabilisers allow GFP-imaging-compatible, optical control over the microtubule cytoskeleton. Angewandte Chemie 2021

Gao L, J Meiring, Y Kraus, M Wranik, T Weinert, S Pritzl, R Bingham, E Ntouliou, K Jansen, N Olieric, J Standfüss, L Kapitein, T Lohmüller, J Ahlfeld, A Akhmanova, M Steinmetz, and O Thorn-Seshold (2021) A robust, GFP-orthogonal photoswitchable inhibitor scaffold extends optical control over the microtubule cytoskeleton. Cell Chemical Biology 2021, 28, 1

AT Huet, T Dombrowski, V Rankovic, A Thirumalai, T Moser. (2021) Developing Fast, Red-Light Optogenetic Stimulation of Spiral Ganglion Neurons for Future Optical Cochlear Implants. Frontiers in Molecular Neuroscience 14, 13

Imambocus, B. N., F. Zhou, A. Formozov, A. Wittich, F. M. Tenedini, C. Hu, K. Sauter, E. Macarenhas Varela, F. Heredia, A. P. Casimiro, A. Macedo, P. Schlegel, C. H. Yang, I. Miguel-Aliaga, J. S. Wiegert, M. J. Pankratz, A. M. Gontijo, A. Cardona and P. Soba (2021). "A neuropeptidergic circuit gates selective escape behavior of Drosophila larvae." Curr Biol

Kueck NA, Ovcharenko A, Hartstock K, Cornelissen NV, Rentmeister A: Chapter Eight - Chemoenzymatic labeling of RNA to enrich, detect and identify methyltransferase-target sites. In Methods in Enzymology. Edited by Jackman JE: Academic Press; 2021:161-190. vol 658.

Mahn M, Saraf-Sinik I, Patil P, Pulin M, Bitton E, Karalis N, Bruentgens F, Palgi S, Gat A, Dine J, Wietek J, Davidi I, Levy R, Litvin A, Zhou F, Sauter K, Soba P, Schmitz D, Lüthi A, Rost BR, Wiegert JS, Yizhar O. (2021) Efficient optogenetic silencing of neurotransmitter release with a mosquito rhodopsin. Neuron 109(10):1621-1635.e8. doi: 10.1016/j.neuron.2021.03.013. Epub 2021 May 11. PMID: 33979634

Mattay J, Dittmar M, Rentmeister A: Chemoenzymatic strategies for RNA modification and labeling. Current Opinion in Chemical Biology 2021, 63:46-56.

Michailidou F, Klöcker N, Cornelissen NV, Singh RK, Peters A, Ovcharenko A, Kümmel D, Rentmeister A: Engineered SAM Synthetases for Enzymatic Generation of AdoMet Analogs with Photocaging Groups and Reversible DNA Modification in Cascade Reactions. Angewandte Chemie International Edition 2021, 60:480-485.

Mullenbroich MC, Kelly A, Acker C, Bub G, Bruegmann T, Di Bona A, Entcheva E, Ferrantini C, Kohl P, Lehnart SE, Mongillo M, Parmeggiani C, Richter C, Sasse P, Zaglia T, Sacconi L, Smith GL (2021) Novel Optics-Based Approaches for Cardiac Electrophysiology: A Review. Front Physiol  12: 769586.

Oldani S, Moreno-Velasquez L, Faiss L, Stumpf A, Rosenmund C, Schmitz D, Rost BR. (2021) SynaptoPAC, an optogenetic tool for induction of presynaptic plasticity. J Neurochem 156(3): 324-336. doi: 10.1111/jnc.15210. Epub 2020 Oct 22. PMID: 33037623

Ovcharenko A, Weissenboeck FP, Rentmeister A: Tag-Free Internal RNA Labeling and Photocaging Based on mRNA Methyltransferases. Angew Chem Int Ed 2021, 60:4098-4103.

Reichert D, Mootz HD, Rentmeister A: Light-control of cap methylation and mRNA translation via genetic code expansion of Ecm1. Chemical Science 2021, 12:4383-4388.

Sailer A, J Meiring, C Heise, L Pettersson, A Akhmanova, J Thorn-Seshold, and O Thorn-Seshold (2021) Pyrrole hemithioindigo antimitotics with near-quantitative bidirectional photoswitching photocontrol cellular microtubule dynamics with single-cell precision. Angewandte Chemie 2021, 60, 23695

Sokolovski, Serge G.; Zherebtsov, Evgeny A.; Kar, Rajiv K.; Golonka, David; Stabel, Robert; Chichkov, Nikolai B.; Gorodetsky, Andrey; Schapiro, Igor; Möglich, Andreas; Rafailov, Edik U. (2021) Two-Photon Conversion of a Bacterial Phytochrome. Biophysical Journal 120(5): 964-974. doi:10.1016/j.bpj.2021.01.028

12(1): 4527.

Vogt M, Schulz B, Wagdi A, Lebert J, van Belle GJ, Christoph J, Bruegmann T, Patejdl R (2021) Direct optogenetic stimulation of smooth muscle cells to control gastric contractility. Theranostics  11: 5569-5584.

Wegener JW, Wagdi A, Wagner E, Katschinski DM, Hasenfuss G, Bruegmann T, Lehnart SE (2021) The RyR2-R2474S Mutation Sensitizes Cardiomyocytes and Hearts to Catecholaminergic Stress-Induced Oxidation of the Mitochondrial Glutathione Pool. Front Physiol  12: 777770.

Yang, W., M. Chini, J. A. Popplau, A. Formozov, A. Dieter, P. Piechocinski, C. Rais, F. Morellini, O. Sporns, I. L. Hanganu-Opatz and J. S. Wiegert (2021). "Anesthetics fragment hippocampal network activity, alter spine dynamics, and affect memory consolidation." PLoS Biol 19(4): e3001146.

Yuan Wahlgren, Weixiao; Golonka, David; Westenhoff, Sebastian; Möglich, Andreas. (2021). Cryo-electron microscopy of Arabidopsis thaliana phytochrome A in its Pr state reveals head-to-. Frontiers in Plant Science 12. doi:10.3389/fpls.2021.663751

Trnka F, Hoffmann C, Wang H, Sansevrino R, Rankovic B, Rost BR, Schmitz D, Schmidt HB, Milovanovic D. (2021) Aberrant Phase Separation of FUS Leads to Lysosome Sequestering and Acidification. Front Cell Dev Biol. 2021 Oct 22;9:716919. doi: 10.3389/fcell.2021.716919. eCollection 2021.

Orlando M, Dvorzhak A, Bruentgens F, Maglione M, Rost BR, Sigrist SJ, Breustedt J, Schmitz D. (2021) Recruitment of release sites underlies chemical presynaptic potentiation at hippocampal mossy fiber boutons. PLoS Biol. 2021 Jun 21;19(6):e3001149. doi: 10.1371/journal.pbio.3001149. eCollection 2021 Jun.


Funken M, Bruegmann T, Sasse P (2020) Selective optogenetic stimulation of fibroblasts enables quantification of hetero-cellular coupling to cardiomyocytes in a three-dimensional model of heart tissue. Europace  22: 1590-1599.

Golonka, David; Gerken, Uwe; Köhler, Jürgen; Möglich, Andreas. (2020). The Association Kinetics Encode the Light Dependence of Arabidopsis Phytochrome B Interactions. Journal of Molecular Biology. doi:10.1016/j.jmb.2020.06.001

Klocker N, Weissenboeck FP, Rentmeister A: Covalent labeling of nucleic acids. Chem Soc Rev 2020, 49:8749-8773.

Müller-Deku A, J Meiring, K Loy, Y Kraus, C Heise, R Bingham, K Jansen, X Qu, F Bartolini, L Kapitein, A Akhmanova, J Ahlfeld, D Trauner*, O Thorn-Seshold*; Photoswitchable paclitaxel-based microtubule stabilisers allow optical control over the microtubule cytoskeleton. Nature Communications 2020, 11, 4640.

Pilsl, Sebastian; Morgan, Charles; Choukeife, Moujab; Möglich, Andreas; Mayer, Günter. (2020) Optoribogenetic control of regulatory RNA molecules. Nature Communications 11: 4825. doi:10.1038/s41467-020-18673-5

Renzl C, Kakoti A, Mayer G. (2020). Aptamer-Mediated Reversible Transactivation of Gene Expression by Light. Angew Chem Int Ed Engl. 59(50): 22414-22418. doi: 10.1002/anie.202009240.

Perez-Alvarez, A., B. C. Fearey, R. J. O'Toole, W. Yang, I. Arganda-Carreras, P. J. Lamothe-Molina, B. Moeyaert, M. A. Mohr, L. C. Panzera, C. Schulze, E. R. Schreiter, J. S. Wiegert, C. E. Gee, M. B. Hoppa and T. G. Oertner (2020). "Freeze-frame imaging of synaptic activity using SynTagMA." Nat Commun 11(1): 2464.

Westerich KJ, Chandrasekaran KS, Gross-Thebing T, Kueck N, Raz E, Rentmeister A: Bioorthogonal mRNA labeling at the poly(A) tail for imaging localization and dynamics in live zebrafish embryos. Chemical Science 2020, 11:3089-3095.




Azimi Hashemi N*, Bergs ACF*, Schüler C, Scheiwe AR, Steuer Costa W, Bach M, Liewald JF, Gottschalk A. (2019) Rhodopsin-based voltage imaging tools for use in muscles and neurons of Caenorhabditis elegans. PNAS 116: 17051-60. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1902443116.

Binder, S., M. Molle, M. Lippert, R. Bruder, S. Aksamaz, F. Ohl, J. S. Wiegert and L. Marshall (2019). "Monosynaptic Hippocampal-Prefrontal Projections Contribute to Spatial Memory Consolidation in Mice." J Neurosci 39(35): 6978-6991.

Durst, C. D., J. S. Wiegert, N. Helassa, S. Kerruth, C. Coates, C. Schulze, M. A. Geeves, K. Torok and T. G. Oertner (2019). "High-speed imaging of glutamate release with genetically encoded sensors." Nat Protoc 14(5): 1401-1424.

Golonka, David; Fischbach, Patrick; Jena, Siddhartha G.; Kleeberg, Julius R. W.; Essen, Lars-Oliver; Toettcher, Jared E.; Zurbriggen, Matias D.; Möglich, Andreas. (2019). Deconstructing and repurposing the light-regulated interplay between Arabidopsis phytochromes a. Communications Biology 2. doi:10.1038/s42003-019-0687-9

Liu Q, Sinnen BL, Boxer EE, Schneider MW, Grybko MJ, Buchta WC, Gibson ES, Wysoczynski CL, Ford CP, Gottschalk A, Aoto J, Tucker CL, Kennedy MJ. (2019) A photoactivatable botulinum toxin for inducible control of neurotransmission. Neuron 101: 863-875. doi: 10.1016/j.neuron.2019.01.002.

Makowka,P., Bruegmann, T., Dusend, V., Malan, D. ,Beiert, T., Hesse, M., Fleischmann, B.K., Sasse, P. Optogenetic stimulation of Gs-signaling in the heart with high spatio-temporal precision. (2019). Nature Communications 10: 1281.

Oppermann, J., P. Fischer, A. Silapetere, B. Liepe, S. Rodriguez-Rozada, J. Flores-Uribe, E. Peter, A. Keidel, J. Vierock, J. Kaufmann, M. Broser, M. Luck, F. Bartl, P. Hildebrandt, J. S. Wiegert, O. Beja, P. Hegemann and J. Wietek (2019). "MerMAIDs: a family of metagenomically discovered marine anion-conducting and intensely desensitizing channelrhodopsins." Nat Commun 10(1): 3315.

Weber, Anna M.; Kaiser, Jennifer; Ziegler, Thea; Pilsl, Sebastian; Renzl, Christian; Sixt, Lisa; Pietruschka, Georg; Moniot, Sébastien; Kakoti, Ankana; Juraschitz, Marc; Schrottke, Stefanie; Lledo Bryant, Laura; Steegborn, Clemens; Bittl, Robert; Mayer, Günter; Möglich, Andreas. (2019). A blue light receptor that mediates RNA binding and translational regulation. Nature Chemical Biology. doi:10.1038/s41589-019-0346-y

Woldemariam S, Nagpal J, Hill T, Li J, Schneider M, Shankar R, Futey M, Varshney A, Ali N, Mitchell J, Andersen K, Barsi-Rhyne B, Tran A, Steuer Costa W, Krzyzanowski M, Yu Y, Brueggemann C, Hamilton S, Ferkey D, VanHoven M, Sengupta P, Gottschalk A, L'Etoile N. (2019) Robust and sensitive GFP-based cGMP sensor for real time imaging in intact Caenorhabditis elegans. Genetics 213: 59-77. doi: 10.1534/genetics.119.302392.



Alberio, L., Kukovetz, K. Thiel, G, Moroni, A (2018). A light-gated K+ channel for sustained neuronal inhibition in freely moving animals. Nat Methods 15: 969-976

Baaske J, Gonschorek P, Engesser R, Dominguez-Monedero A, Raute K, Fischbach P, Müller K, Cachat E, Schamel WWA, Minguet S, Davies JA, Timmer J, Weber W, Zurbriggen MD Dual-controlled optogenetic system for the rapid down-regulation of protein levels in mammalian cells. (2018). Sci Rep 8: 15024. DOI: 10.1038/s41598-018-32929-7

Balbach M, Beckert V, Hansen JN, Wachten D. Shedding light on the role of cAMP in mammalian sperm physiology. (2018). Mol Cell Endocrinol 468: 111-120

Bergs ACF, Schultheis C, Fischer E, Tsunoda SP, Erbguth K, Husson SJ, Govorunova E, Spudich JL, Nagel G, Gottschalk A, Liewald JF. (2018) Rhodopsin optogenetic toolbox v2.0 for light-sensitive excitation and inhibition in Caenorhabditis elegans. PLoS ONE 13(2): e0191802. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0191802

Bernal Sierra YA*, Rost BR*, Pofahl M*, Fernandes AM, Kopton RA, Moser S, Holtkamp D, Masala N, Beed P, Tukker JJ, Oldani S, Bönigk W, Kohl P, Baier H, Schneider-Warme F, Hegemann P, Beck H, Seifert R, Schmitz D (2018). Potassium channel-based optogenetic silencing. Nat Commun 9: 4611. doi: 10.1038/s41467-018-07038-8. (*co-first authors)

Brown J, Behnam R, Coddington L, Tervo DGR, Martin K, Proskurin M, Kuleshova E, Park J, Phillips J, Bergs ACF, Gottschalk A, Dudman JT, Karpova AY. (2018) Expanding the Optogenetics Toolkit by Topological Inversion of Rhodopsins. Cell 175: 1131-1140. doi: 10.1016/j.cell.2018.09.026

Chatelle C, Ochoa-Fernandez R, Engesser R, Schneider N, Beyer HM, Jones A, Timmer J, Zurbriggen MD*, Weber W*  A green light-responsive system for the control of transgene expression in mammalian and plant cells. (2018). ACS Synth Biol 7: 1349-1358. DOI: 10.1021/acssynbio.7b00450

Di Ventura B, Mootz HD. Switchable inteins for conditional protein splicing. (2018) Biol Chem. doi: 10.1515/hsz-2018-0309.

Falk T, Mai D, Bensch R, Cicek Ö, Abdulkadir A, Marrakchi Y, Böhm A, Deubner J, Jäckel Z, Seiwald K, Dovzhenko A, Tietz O, Dal Bosco C, Walsh S, Saltukoglu D, Tay T, Prinz M, Palme K, Simons M, Diester I, Brox T, Ronneberger O (2018). Deep Learning for Cell Counting, Detection, and Morphometry. Nat Methods, accepted.

Fosrster D, Kramer A, Baier H, Kubo F. Optogenetic precision toolkit to reveal form, function and connectivity of single neurons. (2018). Methods 150: 42-48.

Grimm C, Silapetere A, Vogt A, Bernal Sierra YA, Hegemann P Electrical properties, substrate specificity and optogenetic potential of the engineered light-driven sodium pump eKR2. (2018). Sci Rep 8: 9316. doi: 10.1038/s41598-018-27690-w.

Helassa N, Durst CD, Coates C, Kerruth S, Arif U, Schulze C, Wiegert JS, Geeves M, Oertner TG, Torok K (2018). Ultrafast glutamate sensors resolve high-frequency release at Schaffer collateral synapses. PNAS 115: 5594.

Lutz AP, Schladebeck S, Renicke C, Spadaccini R, Mösch HU, Taxis C. Proteasome Activity Is Influenced by the HECT_2 Protein Ipa1 in Budding Yeast. (2018). Genetics. 209: 157-171. doi: 10.1534/genetics.118.300744.

Mark MD, Donner M, Eickelbeck D, Stepien J, Nowrousian M, Kück U, Paris F, Hellinger J, Herlitze S Visual tuning in the flashlight fish Anomalops katoptron to detect blue, bioluminescent light. (2018). PLoS One 13: e0198765

Nagpal J, Herget U, Choi MK, Ryu S. Anatomy, development, and plasticity of the neurosecretory hypothalamus in zebrafish. (2018). Cell Tissue Res. doi: 10.1007/s00441-018-2900-4.

Oda K, Vierock J, Oishi S, Rodriguez-Rozada S, Taniguchi R, Yamashita K, Wiegert JS, Nishizawa T*, Hegemann P*, Nureki O* (2018). Crystal structure of the red light-activated channelrhodopsin Chrimson. Nat Commun 9: 3949 (*corresponding authors)

Schneider-Warme F  The power of optogenetics: Potential in cardiac experimental and clinical electrophysiology. (2018). Herzschrittmacher-ther Elektrophysiol 29: 24-29.

Schneider-Warme F, Johnston CM, Kohl P  Organotypic myocardial slices as model system to study heterocellular interactions. (2018). Cardiovasc Res 114: 3-6

Schneider-Warme F, Ravens. Using light to fight atrial fibrillation. (2018). Cardiovasc Res 114: 635–637.

Stumpf A, Parthier D, Sammons RP, Stempel AV, Breustedt J, Rost BR, Schmitz D. Cannabinoid type 2 receptors mediate a cell type-specific self-inhibition in cortical neurons. (2018). Neuropharmacol 139: 217-225. doi: 10.1016/j.neuropharm.2018.07.020.

Wiegert JS, Pulin M, Gee CE, Oertner TG (2018). The fate of hippocampal synapses depends on the sequence of plasticity-inducing events. eLife 7: e39151

Wozny C, Beed P, Nitzan N, Pössnecker Y, Rost BR, Schmitz D VGLUT2 Functions as a Differential Marker for Hippocampal Output Neurons. (2018). Front Cell Neurosci 12: 337. doi: 10.3389/fncel.2018.00337.


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