Prof. Dr. med. Rolf Dermietzel


Zahs KR, Kofuji P, Meier C, Dermietzel R. (2003) Connexin immunoreactivity in glial cells of the rat retina. J. Comp. Neurol. 455:531-546.

De Zeeuw CI, Chorev E, Devor A, Manor Y, Van Der Giessen RS, De Jeu MT, Hoogenraad CC, Bijman J, Ruigrok TJ, French P, Jaarsma D, Kistler WM, Meier C, Petrasch-Parwez E, Dermietzel R, Sohl G, Gueldenagel M, Willecke K, Yarom Y. (2003) Deformation of network connectivity in the inferior olive of connexin 36-deficient mice is compensated by morphological and electrophysiological changes at the single neuron level. J Neurosci. 23:4700-4711.

Zoidl G, Grifka J, Boluki D, Willburger RE, Zoidl C, Kramer J, Dermietzel R, Faustmann PM. (2003) Molecular evidence for local denervation of paraspinal muscles in failed-back surgery/postdiscotomy syndrome. Clin. Neuropathol. 22:71-77.

Dermietzel R, Meier C, Bukauskas F, Spray DC (2003) Following tracks of hemichannels. Cell Comm. Adhes. 10: 335-340

Hussain M U, Kremer M, Zoidl G, Dermietzel R (2003) Transcriptional and translational control of zebrafish connexin55.5 (zfCx55.5) and connexion 52.6 (zfCx52.6). Cell Comm. Adhes. 10: 227-231.

Zoidl G, Bruzzone R, Weickert S, Kremer M, Zoidl Ch, Mitropoulou G, Srinivas M, Spray DC, Dermietzel R (2004) Molecular cloning and functional expression of zf Cx52.6, a novel connexion with hemichannel forming properties expressed in horizontal cells of the zebrafish retina. J. Biol. Chem. 279: 2913-2921.

Meier C, Dermietzel R, Davidson KG, Yasumura T. Rash JE (2004) Connexin32-containing gap junctions in Schwann cells at the internodal zone of partial myelin compaction and in Schmidt-Lantermann incisures. J Neurosci. 24: 3186-3198.

Degen J, Meier C, van der Giessen RS, Söhl G, Petrasch-Parwez E, Urschel S, Dermietzel R, Schilling K, deZeeuw CI, Willecke K (2004) Expression pattern of laZ reporter gene representing connexin36 (Cx36) in transgenic mice. J Comp Neurol 473:511-525.

Nicchia GP, Nico B, Camassa LM, Mola MG, Loh N, Dermietzel R, Spray DC, Svelto M. Frigeri A (2004) The role of aquaporin-4 in the blood-brain barrier development and integrity: Studies in aninmal and cell culture models. Neuoscience 129: 935-944.

Petrasch-Parwez E, Habbes HW, Weickert S, Lobbecke-Schumacher M, Striedinger K, Wieszorek S, Dermietzel R, Epplen JT (2004) Fine-structural analysis aqnd connexion expression in the retina of a transgenic model of Huntington’s disease. J Comp Neurol 479, 181-197.

Weickert S, Ray A, Zoidl G, Dermietzel R (2005) Expression of neural connexins and pannexin1 in the hippocampus and inferior olive: a quantitative approach. Brain Res Mol Brain Res 133: 102-109.

Striedinger K, Petrasch-Parwez E, Zoidl G, Napirei M, Meier C, Eysel UT, Dermietzel R (2005) Loss of connexin36 increses retinal cell vulnerability to secondary cell loss. Eur J Neurosci 22: 605-616.

Ray A, Zoidl G, Weickert, S, Wahle P, Dermietzel R (2005) Site-specific and developmental expression of pannexin1 in the mouse nervous system. Eur J Neurosci 21: 3277-3290.

Hinkeroh D, Smikalla, D, Haghikia A, Heupel K, Haase CG, Dermietzel R, Faustmann PM (2005) Effects of cytokines on microglial phenotypes and astroglial coupling in an inflammatory coculture model. Glia 52: 85-97.

Iacobas DA, Iacobas S, Li WE, Zoidl G, Dermietzel R, Spray DC (2005) Genes cotrolling multiple pathways are transcriptionally regulated in connexin43 null mouse heart. Physiol Genomics 20: 211-223.

Bunse S, Haghika A, Zoidl G, Dermietzel R (2005) Identification of a potential regulator of the gap junction protein pannexin1. Cell Commun Adhes 2-6, 231-236

Petrasch-Parwez E, Saft C, Schlichting A, Andrich J, Napirei M, Arning L, Wieczorek S, Dermietzel R, Epplen JT (2005) Is the retina affected in Huntigton diesese? Acta Neuropathol (Berl) 110, 523-525

Meier C, Middelanis J, Wasielewski B, Neuhoff S, Roth-Haerer A, Dinse HR, Dermietzel R, Jensen A (2006) Spastic paresis after perinatal brain damage is rats is reduced by human cord blood monoculear cells. Pediatr Res 59, 244-249

Bruzzone R, Dermietzel R (2006) Structure and function of gap junctions in the developing brain. Cell Tissue Res 326:239-48.

Urschel S, Hoher T, Schubert T, Alev C, Sohl G, Worsdorfer P, Asahara T, Dermietzel R, Weiler R, Willecke K. (2006) Protein kinase A-mediated phosphorylation of connexin36 in mouse retina results in decreased gap junctional communication between AII amacrine cells. J Biol Chem. 281:33163-33171.

Ray A, Zoidl G, Wahle P, Dermietzel R. (2006) Pannexin expression in the cerebellum. Cerebellum. 5:189-192.

Li J, Habbes HW, Eiberger J, Willecke K, Dermietzel R, Meier C. (2007) Analysis of connexin expression during mouse Schwann cell development identifies connexin29 as a novel marker for the transition of neural crest to precursor cells. Glia 55: 93-103.

Meier C, Dermietzel R. Electrical synapses--gap junctions in the brain. Results Probl Cell Differ. 43:99-128.

Duffy HS, Iacobas I, Hotchkiss K, Hirst-Jensen BJ, Bosco A, Dandachi N, Dermietzel R, Sorgen PL, Spray DC. (2007) The gap junction protein connexin32 interacts with the SH3/Hook domain of Discs large homolog 1. J Biol Chem. 282:9789-2796.

Petrasch-Parwez E, Nguyen HP, Lobbecke-Schumacher M, Habbes HW, Wieczorek S, Riess O, Andres KH, Dermietzel R, Von Horsten S. (2007) Cellular and subcellular localization of Huntington aggregates in the brain of a rat transgenic for Huntington disease. J Comp Neurol. 10 501:716-30.

Shields CR, Klooster J, Claassen Y, Ul-Hussain M, Zoidl G, Dermietzel R, Kamermans M. (2007) Retinal horizontal cell-specific promotor activity and protein expression of zebrafish connexin52,6 and connexin 55.5 J. Comp. Neurol 501:765-779.

Zoidl G, Petrasch-Parwez E, Ray A, Meier C, Bunse S, Habbes H-W, Dahl G, Dermietzel R (2007) Localization of the pannexin1 protein at postsynaptic sites in the cerebral cortex and hippocampus. Neuroscience 146, 1-7.

Vollmar P, Haghikia A, Dermietzel R, Faustmann PM. (2007) Venlafaxine exhibits an anti-inflammatory effect in an inflammatory co-culture model.
Int J Neuropsychopharmacol. 2007:1-7.

Haghikia A, Ladage K, Lafenetre P, Haghikia A, Hinkerohe D, Smikalla D, Haase CG, Dermietzel R, Faustmann PM. (2007) Intracellular application of TNF-alpha impairs cell to cell communication via gap junctions in glioma cells. J Neurooncol. 86: 143-152.

Haghikia A, Ladage K, Hinkerohe D, Vollmar P, Heupel K, Dermietzel R, Faustmann PM. (2008) Implications of antiinflammatory properties of the anticonvulsant drug levetiracetam in astrocytes. J Neurosci Res 86: 1781-1788.

Neuhoff S, Moers J, Rieks M, Grunwald T, Jensen A, Dermietzel R, Meier C. Proliferation, differentiation, and cytokine secretion of human umbilical cord blood-derived mononuclear cells in vitro (2007) Exp Hematol 2007:1119-1131.

Vollmar P, Haghikia A, Dermietzel R, Faustmann PM. (2008) Venlafaxine exhibits an anti-inflammatory effect in an inflammatory co-culture model. Int J Neuropsychopharmacol 11:111-7.

Prochnow N, Dermietzel R. (2008) Connexons and cell adhesion: a romantic phase. Histochem Cell Biol. 130:71-75.

Ul-Hussain M, Zoidl G, Kloster J, Kamermans M, Dermietzel R (2008) IRES-mediated translation of the of the carboxy-terminal domain of the horizontal cell specific connexin Cx55,5 in vivo and in vitro. BMC Mol Biol 9: 52

Zoidl G, Kremer M, Zoidl C, Bunse S, Dermietzel R. (2008) Molecular diversity of connexin and pannexin genes in the retina of the zebrafish Danio rerio. Cell Commun Adhes 15:169-183.

Alev C, Urschel S, Sonntag S, Zoidl G, Fort AG, Höher T, Matsubara M, Willecke K, Spray DC, Dermietzel R. (2008)The neuronal connexin36 interacts with and is phosphorylated by CaMKII in a way similar to CaMKII interaction with glutamate receptors. Proc Natl Acad Sci (U S A) 105:20964-20979.

Prochnow N, Hoffmann S, Vroman R, Klooster J, Bunse S, Kamermans M, Dermietzel R, Zoidl G. Neuroscience. 2009 May 3. [Epub ahead of print].

Olk S, Zoidl G, Dermietzel R (2009) Connexins, cell motility, and the cytoskeleton. Cell Motil Cytoskeleton. 2009 Jun 18. [Epub ahead of print].


Spray D, Dermietzel R. (eds) Gap Junctions in the Central Nervous System. Landes, Austin, (1996)
Bohlen von O, Dermietzel R Methoden der Neurohistologie (1999) Spektrum
Bohlen von O, Dermietzel R Handbook of Neurotransmitter and Neuropeptides. Wiley-VCH, Second Edition (2006).
Dermietzel R, Spray, DC, Nedergaard M (eds) Handbook: The Blood-Brain-Barrier: From Ontogeny to Artificial Membranes. Wiley-VHC, Two Volumes (2006).

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