Original articles

Sanders M, Petrasch-Parwez E, Habbes HW, Düring MV, Förster E. Postnatal Developmental Expression Profile Classifies the Indusium Griseum as a Distinct Subfield of the Hippocampal Formation. Front Cell Dev Biol. 2021 Jan 12;8:615571. doi: 10.3389/fcell.2020.615571. PMID: 33511122; PMCID: PMC7835525.

Hamad MIK, Petrova P, Daoud S, Rabaya O, Jbara A, Melliti N, Leifeld J, Jakovčevski I, Reiss G, Herz J, Förster E. Reelin restricts dendritic growth of interneurons in the neocortex. Development. 2021 Sep 1;148(17):dev199718. doi: 10.1242/dev.199718. Epub 2021 Sep 6. PMID: 34414407.

Weninger J, Meseke M, Rana S, Förster E. Heat-Shock Induces Granule Cell Dispersion and Microgliosis in Hippocampal Slice Cultures. Front Cell Dev Biol. 2021 Feb 22;9:626704. doi: 10.3389/fcell.2021.626704. PMID: 33693000; PMCID: PMC7937632.

Jakovčevski I, Förster E, Reiss G, Schachner M. Impact of Depletion of Microglia/Macrophages on Regeneration after Spinal Cord Injury. Neuroscience. 2021 Apr 1;459:129-141. doi: 10.1016/j.neuroscience.2021.02.010. Epub 2021 Feb 13. PMID: 33588005.

Hamad MIK, Jbara A, Rabaya O, Petrova P, Daoud S, Melliti N, Meseke M, Lutz D, Petrasch-Parwez E, Schwitalla JC, Mark MD, Herlitze S, Reiss G, Herz J, Förster E. Reelin signaling modulates GABAB receptor function in the neocortex. J Neurochem. 2021 Mar;156(5):589-603. doi: 10.1111/jnc.14990. Epub 2020 Mar 13. PMID: 32083308; PMCID: PMC7442713.

Bijelić D, Adžić M, Perić M, Jakovčevski I, Förster E, Schachner M, Andjus PR. Different Functions of Recombinantly Expressed Domains of Tenascin-C in Glial Scar Formation. Front Immunol. 2021 Feb 19;11:624612. doi: 10.3389/fimmu.2020.624612. Erratum in: Front Immunol. 2021 Mar 16;12:672476. PMID: 33679718; PMCID: PMC7934619.

Pinto RM , Arning L, Giordano JV, Razghandi P, Andrew MA, Gillis T, Correia K, Grote Urtubey D-M, Parwez CR, Hein S, Nguyen HP, Förster E, Beller Jayadaev S, Keene CD Thomas D. Bird TD, Lucente D, Vonsattel J-P, Orr H, Saft C, Petrasch-Parwez E, Wheeler VC (2020). Patterns of CAG repeat instability in the central nervous system and periphery in Huntington's disease and in spinocerebellar ataxia type 1. Hum. Mol. Genet.,

Hamad MIK, Daoud S, Petrova P, Rabaya O, Jbara A, Melliti N, Stichmann S, Reiss G, Herz J, Förster E. (2020) Biolistic transfection and expression analysis of acute cortical slices. J Neurosci Methods. doi: 10.1016/j.jneumeth.2020.108666.

Petrasch-Parwez E, Schöbel A, Benali A, Moinfar Z, Förster E, Brüne M, Juckel G. Eur Arch Psychiatry Clin Neurosci. (2020). Lateralization of increased density of Iba1-immunopositive microglial cells in the anterior midcingulate cortex of schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. Eur Arch Psychiatry Clin Neurosci. doi: 10.1007/s00406-020-01107-0.

Wang S, Li X, Zhang Q, Chai X, Wang Y, Förster E, Zhu X, Zhao S. Cereb Cortex. (2020) Nyap1 regulates multipolar-bipolar transition and morphology of migrating neurons by Fyn phosphorylation during corticogenesis- Cerebral Cortex 30, 929-941. doi: 10.1093/cercor/bhz137.

Lutz D, von Düring M, Corvace F, Augustinowski L, Trampe A-K, Nowak M, Förster E (2019). Assessment of Ultrastructural Neuroplasticity Parameters After In Utero Transduction of the Developing Mouse Brain and Spinal Cord. J Vis Exp. 144, 10.3791/59084.

Schreiber S, Petrasch-Parwez E, Porrmann-Kelterbaum E, Förster E, Epplen JT, Gerding WM. (2018). Neurodegeneration in the olfactory bulb and olfactory deficits in the Ccdc66 -/- mouse model for retinal degeneration. IBRO Rep. 5, 43-53.

Li X, Xie J, Hei M, Tang J, Wang Y, Förster E, Zhao S (2018). High level of CTP synthase induces formation of cytoophidia in cortical neurons and impairs corticogenesis. Histochem Cell Biol, 149, 61-73.

Cheng X, Li K, Liu M, Xu M, Hu X, Yan R, Förster E, Zhao S (2018). The effect of P85 on neuronal proliferation and differentiation during development of mouse cerebral cortex. Dev Biol. 441, 95-103.

Ismail FS, Moinfar Z, Prochnow N, Dambach H, Hinkerohe H, Haase C G, Förster E, Faustmann P M (2017). Dexamethasone and levetiracetam reduce hetero-cellular gap-junctional coupling between F98 glioma cells and glial cells in vitro. J Neurooncol. 131, 469-476.

Moinfar Z, Dambach H, Schoenebeck B, Förster E, Prochnow N, Faustmann PM (2016). Estradiol Receptors Regulate Differential Connexin 43 Expression in F98 and C6 Glioma Cell Lines. PLoS One 11, e0150007.

Böttner M, Ghorbani P, Harde J, Barrenschee M, Hellwig I, Vogel I, Ebsen M, Förster E, Wedel T (2014). Expression and regulation of reelin and its receptors in the enteric nervous system. Mol Cell Neurosci. 61, 23-33.

Meseke M, Rosenberger G, Förster E (2013) Reelin and the Cdc42/Rac1 guanine nucleotide exchange factor alphaPIX/Arhgef6 promote dendritic Golgi translocation in hippocampal neurons. Europ J Neurosci. 37, 1404-1412.

Meseke M, Cavus E, Förster E (2013) Reelin promotes microtubule dynamics in processes of developing neurons. Histochem Cell Biol. 139, 283-297.

Meseke M, Förster E (2013) A 3D-matrigel/microbead assay for the visualization of mechanical tractive forces at the neurite-substrate interface of cultured neurons. J Biomed Mater Res Part A 101 (6),1726–1733.

Lindhorst T, Kurz H, Sibbe M, Meseke M, Förster E (2012). Congruence of vascular network remodeling and neuronal dispersion in the hippocampus of reelin-deficient mice. Histochem Cell Biol. 137, 629-639.

Sibbe M, Förster E, Basak O, Taylor V, Frotscher M (2009). Reelin and Notch1 cooperate in the development of the dentate gyrus. J Neurosci 29, 8578-8585.

Chai X, Förster E, Zhao S, Bock, HH, Frotscher, M (2009). Reelin stabilizes the actin cytoskeleton of neuronal processes by inducing n-cofilin phoshorylation at serine3. J Neurosci 29, 288-299.

Müller MC, Osswald M, Tinnes S, Häussler U, Jacobi A, Förster E, Frotscher M, Haas CA (2009). Exogenous reelin prevents granule cell dispersion in experimental epilepsy. Exp Neurol 216, 390-397.

Zhao S, Chai X, Bock HH, Brunne B, Förster E, Frotscher M (2006). Rescue of the reeler phenotype in the dentate gyrus by wild-type coculture is mediated by lipoprotein receptors for Reelin and Disabled1. J Comp Neurol 495, 1-9.

Zhao S, Chai X, Förster E, Frotscher M (2004). Reelin is a positional signal for the lamination of dentate gyrus cells. Development 131, 5117-5125.

*Zhao S, *Förster E, Chai X, Frotscher M (2003). Different signals control laminar specificity of commissural and entorhinal fibers to the dentate gyrus. J. Neurosci. 23, 7351-7357.
(*equally contributed)

Hartfuss E, Förster E, Bock HH, Hack MA, Leprince P, Luque JM, Herz J, Frotscher M, Götz M (2003). Reelin signaling to radial glia affects their morphology and biochemical maturation. Development 130, 4587-4596.

Frotscher M, Haas C, Förster E (2003). Reelin controls granule cell migration in the dentate gyrus by acting on the radial glial scaffold. Cereb Cortex 13, 634-640.

Bock HH, Jossin Y, Liu P, Förster E, May P, Goffinet AM, Herz J (2003). PI3-Kinase interacts with the adaptor protein Dab1 in response to Reelin signaling and is required for normal cortical lamination. J. Biol. Chem. 278, 38772-38779.

Arnaud L, Ballif B A, Förster E, Cooper J A (2003). Fyn tyrosine kinase is a critical regulator of Disabled-1 during brain development. Curr Biol 13, 9-17.

Weiss K-H, Johanssen C, Tielsch A, Saum B, Frotscher M, Förster E (2003). Malformation of the radial glial scaffold in the dentate gyrus of reeler mice, scrambler mice and ApoER2/VLDLR deficient mice. J Comp Neurol 460, 56-65.

Förster E, Tielsch A, Saum B, Weiss K-H, Johanssen C, Graus-Porta D, Müller U, Frotscher M (2002) Reelin, Disabled1, and b1-class integrins are required for the formation of the radial glial scaffold in the hippocampus. Proc Natl Acad Sci 99, 13178-13183.

Weeber EJ, Beffert U, Jones C, Christian JM, Förster E, Sweatt JD, Herz J (2002). Reelin and ApoE receptors cooperate to enhance hippocampal synaptic plasticity and learning. J Biol Chem 277, 39944-39952.

Drakew A, Deller T, Heimrich B, Gebhardt C, del Turco D, Tielsch A, Förster E, Herz J, Frotscher M (2002). Dentate granule cells in reeler mutants and VLDLR and ApoER2 double knockout mice. Exp Neurol 176, 12-24.

Förster E, Zhao S, Frotscher M (2001). Hyaluronan-associated adhesive cues control fiber segregation in the hippocampus. Development 128, 3029-3039.

Ceranik K, Deng J, Heimrich B, Lübke J, Shanting Z, Förster E and Frotscher M (1999). Hippocampal Cajal-Retzius cells project to the entorhinal cortex: retrograde tracing and intracellular labelling studies. Europ J Neurosci 11, 4278-4290.

Förster E, Kaltschmidt C (1999). Improved protocol for a microsphere-adhesion assay on living tissue slices. BioTechniques 26, 466-472.

Deller T, Drakew A, Heimrich B, Förster E, Tielsch A and Frotscher M (1999). The hippocampus of the reeler mutant mouse: fiber segregation in area CA1 depends on the position of the postsynaptic target cells. Exp Neurol 156, 254-267.

Förster E, Kaltschmidt C, Deng J, Cremer H, Deller T, Frotscher M (1998). Lamina-specific cell adhesion on living slices of hippocampus. Development 125, 3399-3410.

Förster E, Naumann T, Deller T, Straube A, Nitsch R, Frotscher M (1997). Cholinergic sprouting in the rat fascia dentata after entorhinal lesion is not linked to early changes in neurotrophin messenger RNA expression. Neuroscience 80, 731-739.

Del Rio JA, Heimrich B, Borrell V, Förster E, Drakew A, Alcántara S, Nakajima K, Miyata T, Ogawa M, Mikoshiba K, Derer P, Frotscher M, Soriano E (1997). A role for Cajal-Retzius cells and reelin in the development of hippocampal connections. Nature 385, 70-74.

Förster E, Frotscher M (1995). Developmental upregulation of the neural cell adhesion molecule VASE exon in slice cultures of rat hippocampus. Neurosci Lett. 199, 167-170.

Förster E (1994a). An improved general method to generate internal standards for competitive PCR, BioTechniques 16, 18-20.

Förster E (1994b). Rapid generation of internal standards for competitive PCR by low stringency primer annealing. BioTechniques, 16, 1006-1008.

Förster E, Otten U, Frotscher M (1993). Developmental neurotrophin expression in slice cultures of rat hippocampus. Neurosci Lett 155, 216-219.

Review articles

Förster E (2014) Reelin, neuronal polarity and process orientation of cortical neurons. Neuroscience 269, 102-111.

Förster E, Bock HH, Herz J, Chai X, Frotscher M, Zhao S (2010). Emerging topics in Reelin function. Eur J Neurosci. 31(9),1511-1518.

Chai X, Förster E, Zhao S, Bock HH, Frotscher M (2009). Reelin acts as a stop signal for radially migrating neurons by inducing phosphorylation of n-cofilin at the leading edge. Commun Integr Biol 2, 375-377.

Frotscher M, Chai X, Bock HH, Haas CA, Förster E, Zhao S (2009). Role of Reelin in the development and maintenance of cortical lamination. J Neural Transm 116 (11), 1451-1455.

Frotscher M, Zhao S, Förster E (2007). Development of cell and fiber layers in the dentate gyrus. Prog Brain Res 163, 133-42.

Förster E, Zhao S, and Frotscher M (2006b). Laminating the hippocampus. Nat Rev Neurosci 7, 259-267.

Förster E, Jossin Y, Zhao S, Chai X, Frotscher M, Goffinet A M (2006a). Recent progress in understanding the role of Reelin in radial neuronal migration, with specific emphasis on the dentate gyrus. Eur J Neurosci 23, 901-909.

Frotscher M, Zhao S, Förster E (2004). Wie kommt es zur Schichtung im Hippocampus? Neuroforum 1, 151-155.

Förster E (1997). A competitive PCR-assay with multiple standards and its application to analysis of neurotrophic factor mRNA regulation. In Boehringer Mannheim Biochemica Information Sonderheft: PCR Bibliographie, 44-46.

Frotscher M, Deller T, Heimrich B, Förster E, Haas C, Naumann T (1996). Survival, regeneration and sprouting of central neurons: the rat septohippocampal projection as a model. Ann Anat 178, 311-315.

Book articles

Förster E, Zhao S Frotscher M (2008). Reelin and radial glial cells. In: Reelin glycoprotein: Structure, biology and roles in health and disease. 159-169. Fatemi S H (ed) Springer.

Förster E, Bartos M, Zhao S (2005). Hippocampal slice cultures. In: BioValley Monographie, vol. 1: New Methods for Culturing Cells from Nervous Tissues, 29-39. Ed. Karger (Basel).


BioValley Monographie, vol. 1 (2005): New Methods for Culturing Cells from Nervous Tissues. Volume Editors: Poindron, Piguet, Förster. Ed. Karger (Basel).