Department of General Zoology and Neurobiology
Faculty Biology and Biotechnology » Prof. Dr. Stefan Herlitze

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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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Insights into the Research Department of Neuroscience
Movie at the IBRO-World Congress

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4 day course
from 20th-24 April 2015
Organizers:Ilka Diester,
Stefan Herlitze,
Olivia A. Masseck
(Link: Workshop_Poster.jpg)

Ursachen einer speziellen Bewegungsstörung erforschen
RUB-Forscher haben ein Mausmodell für die menschliche Krankheit SCA6 etabliert, eine Bewegungsstörung, die mit dem Verlust von Nervenzellen im Kleinhirn einhergeht. Damit sollen die Ursachen der Krankheit genau erforscht werden. (mehr)


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


Aarse J, Herlitze S,
Manahan-Vaughan D (2015)

The requirement of BDNF for hippocampal synaptic plasticity is experience-dependent.
Hippocampus. 2015 Dec 10.
doi: 10.1002/hipo.22555.
[Epub ahead of print]
PMID: 26662461

Lux V, Masseck OA, Herlitze S, Sauvage MM (2015)
Optogenetic Destabilization of the Memory Trace in CA1: Insights into Reconsolidation and Retrieval Processes.
Cereb Cortex. 2015 Nov 29.
pii: bhv282. [Epub ahead of print]
PMID: 26620265

Mark MD, Krause M, Boele HJ, Kruse W, Pollok S, Kuner T, Dalkara D, Koekkoek S, De Zeeuw CI, Herlitze S.
Spinocerebellar ataxia type 6 protein aggregates cause deficits in motor learning and cerebellar plasticity.
J Neurosci. Jun 10;35(23):8882-8895. doi:10.1523/JNEUROSCI.0891-15.2015.

M. Sanayei, J. L. Herrero, C. Distler & A. Thiele
Attention and normalization circuits in macaque V1.
European J. Neuroscience doi:10.1111/ejn.12857