Faculty Biology and Biotechnology » Prof. Dr. Stefan Herlitze

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Bilder of the Symposium:
Current Perspectives on Functional and Dysfunctional Neuronal Circuits

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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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Light receptors determine the behaviour of flashlight fish
Bioluminescence is a phenomenon especially in marine environments. However, how it affects animal behaviour is difficult to analyse and to predict. A new study is shedding light on this phenomenon. (mehr)

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)

M. Sanayei, X. Chen , D. Chicharro, C. Distler, S. Panzeri and A. Thiele
Perceptual learning of fine contrast discrimination changes neuronal tuning and population coding
in macaque V4.
Nature Commmunications 9:4238 (2018),
DOI: 10.1038/s41467-018-06698-w

Soya S, Takahashi TM, McHugh TJ, Maejima T, Herlitze S, Abe M, Sakimura K, Sakurai T. (2017)
Orexin modulates behavioral fear expression through the locus coeruleus.
Nat Commun. 2017 Nov 20;8(1):1606. doi: 10.1038/s41467-017-01782-z.

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

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

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

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.