Department of General Zoology and Neurobiology
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Vertebrate Cone Opsins Enable Sustained and Highly Sensitive Rapid Control of Gi/o Signaling in Anxiety Circuitry. Anxiety Circuitry. Neuron, 18 (6):1263-1273

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Investigating the origins of spinocerebellar ataxia 6
Scientists at the Ruhr-Universität Bochum established a mouse model for the human disease SCA6. SCA6 is characterized by movement deficits and caused by similar genetic alterations as Chorea Huntington. The mouse model will be used to investigate the disease mechanisms. Experiments suggest that an impairment of eye blink conditioning could be an early disease symptom. The team from the Department of Zoology and Neurobiology published their data in “The Journal of Neuroscience”; the work was highlighted by the editor’s commentary. (mehr)


PUBLICATIONS 2017
Kastanenka KV, Herlitze S, Boyden ES, Tsai L, Bacskai BJ (2017)
Optogenetics Shed Light on Alzheimer’s Disease.
EC Neurology ECO.01 (2017): 27-29
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Hasegawa E, Maejima T, Yoshida T, Masseck OA, Herlitze S, Yoshioka M, Sakurai T, Mieda M. (2017)
Serotonin neurons in the dorsal raphe mediate the anticataplectic action of orexin neurons by reducing amygdala activity.
Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2017 Apr 25;114(17):E3526-E3535. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1614552114. Epub 2017 Apr 10. PMID: 28396432
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Hellinger J, Jägers P, Donner M, Sutt F, Mark MD, Senen B, Tollrian R, Herlitze S. (2017)
The Flashlight Fish Anomalops katoptron Uses Bioluminescent Light to Detect Prey in the Dark.
PLoS One. 2017 Feb 8;12(2):e0170489. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0170489. eCollection 2017. PMID: 28178297
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Mark MD, Schwitalla JC, Groemmke M, Herlitze S. (2017)
Keeping Our Calcium in Balance to Maintain Our Balance.
Biochem Biophys Res Commun. Invited Review. 483: 1040 -1050.


PUBLICATIONS 2016
Marquitan M, Clausmeyer J, Actis P, Córdoba AL, Korchev Y, Mark MD, Herlitze S and Schuhmann W (2016)
Intracellular Hydrogen Peroxide Detection with Functionalised Nanoelectrodes.
ChemElectroChem. 24 AUG 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/celc.201600390.

Spoida K, Eickelbeck D, Karapinar R, Eckhardt, T, Mark MD, Jancke D, Ehinger BV, König P, Dalkara D, Herlitze S, Masseck OA. (2016)
Melanopsin Variants as Intrinsic Optogenetic On and Off Switches for Transient versus Sustained Activation of G Protein Pathways.
Current Biology 26 (9), 1206–1212

A.Thiele, C. Brandt, M. Dasliva, S. Gotthardt, D. Chicharro, S. Panzeri and C. Distler
Attention Induced Gain Stabilization in Broad and Narrow-Spike Cells in the Frontal Eye-Field of Macaque Monkeys.
The Journal of Neuroscience, 36(29):7601–7612 (2016)

Bomben VC, Aiba I, Qian J, Mark MD, Herlitze S, Noebels JL (2016)
Isolated P/Q Calcium Channel Deletion in Layer VI Corticothalamic Neurons Generates Absence Epilepsy.
J Neurosci. 2016 Jan 13;36(2):405-18. doi: 10.1523/JNEUROSCI.2555-15.2016.
PMID: 26758833
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