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    Neurobiology and Genetics

    Publications

    Publications of the Chair since 2009

    2021

    • 1.
      Pauls, D., Selcho, M., Räderscheidt, J., Amatobi, K. M., Fekete, A., Krischke, M., Hermann-Luibl, C., Ozbek-Unal, A. G., Ehmann, N., Itskov, P. M., Kittel, R. J., Helfrich-Förster, C., Kühnlein, R. P., Mueller, M. J., and Wegener, C. (2021) Endocrine signals fine-tune daily activity patterns in Drosophila, Current Biology.
       
    • 2.
      Wehr, T. A., and Helfrich-Förster, C. (2021) Longitudinal observations call into question the scientific consensus that humans are unaffected by lunar cycles, BioEssays n/a, 2100054.
       
    • 3.
      Ruf, F., Mitesser, O., Mungwa, S. T., Horn, M., Rieger, D., Hovestadt, T., and Wegener, C. (2021) Natural Zeitgebers Under Temperate Conditions Cannot Compensate for the Loss of a Functional Circadian Clock in Timing of a Vital Behavior in Drosophila, Journal of Biological Rhythms.
       
    • 4.
      Zandawala, M., Nguyen, T., Balanyà Segura, M., Johard, H. A. D., Amcoff, M., Wegener, C., Paluzzi, J.-P., and Nässel, D. R. (2021) A neuroendocrine pathway modulating osmotic stress in Drosophila, PLOS Genetics 17, 1–31.
       
    • 5.
      Habenstein, J., Schmitt, F., Liessem, S., Ly, A., Trede, D., Wegener, C., Predel, R., Rössler, W., and Neupert, S. (2021) Transcriptomic, peptidomic and mass spectrometry imaging analysis of the brain in the ant Cataglyphis nodus, Journal of Neurochemistry.
       
    • 6.
      Helfrich-Förster, C., Monecke, S., Spiousas, I., Hovestadt, T., Mitesser, O., and Wehr, T. A. (2021) Women temporarily synchronize their menstrual cycles with the luminance and gravimetric cycles of the Moon, Science Advances 7.
       
    • 7.
      Colizzi, F. S., Beer, K., Cuti, P., Deppisch, P., Martínez Torres, D., Yoshii, T., and Helfrich-Förster, C. (2021) Antibodies Against the Clock Proteins Period and Cryptochrome Reveal the Neuronal Organization of the Circadian Clock in the Pea Aphid, Frontiers in Physiology 12, 988.
       

    2020

    • 1.
      Menegazzi, P., Beer, K., Grebler, V., Schlichting, M., Schubert, F. K., and Helfrich-Förster, C. (2020) A Functional Clock Within the Main Morning and Evening Neurons of D. melanogaster Is Not Sufficient for Wild-Type Locomotor Activity Under Changing Day Length, Frontiers in Physiology 11, 229.
       
    • 2.
      Schabler, S., Amatobi, K. M., Horn, M., Rieger, D., Helfrich-Förster, C., Mueller, M. J., Wegener, C., and Fekete, A. (2020) Loss of function in the Drosophila clock gene period results in altered intermediary lipid metabolism and increased susceptibility to starvation, Cellular and Molecular Life Sciences.
       
    • 3.
      Schubert, F. K., Helfrich-Förster, C., and Rieger, D. (2020) Single-cell resolution long-term luciferase imaging in cultivated <i>Drosophila</i> brains, microPublication Biology.
       
    • 4.
      Scheiner, R., Frantzmann, F., Jäger, M., Mitesser, O., Helfrich-Förster, C., and Pauls, D. (2020) A Novel Thermal-Visual Place Learning Paradigm for Honeybees (Apis mellifera), Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience 14, 56.
       
    • 5.
      Pegoraro, M., Flavell, L. M. M., Menegazzi, P., Colombi, P., Dao, P., Helfrich-Förster, C., and Tauber, E. (2020) The genetic basis of diurnal preference in Drosophila melanogaster, BMC Genomics 21, 596.
       
    • 6.
      Beer, K., and Helfrich-Förster, C. (2020) Post-embryonic Development of the Circadian Clock Seems to Correlate With Social Life Style in Bees, Frontiers in Cell and Developmental Biology 8, 1325.
       
    • 7.
      Fernandez-Chiappe, F., Hermann-Luibl, C., Peteranderl, A., Reinhard, N., Senthilan, P. R., Hieke, M., Selcho, M., Yoshii, T., Shafer, O. T., Muraro, N. I., and Helfrich-Förster, C. (2020) Dopamine signaling in wake promoting clock neurons is not required for the normal regulation of sleep in Drosophila, Journal of Neuroscience, Society for Neuroscience.
       
    • 8.
      Beer, K., and Helfrich-Förster, C. (2020) Model and Non-model Insects in Chronobiology, Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience 14, 221.
       

    2019

    • 1.
      Helfrich-Förster, C. (2019) Flies’ colour preferences depend on the time of day, Nature 574, 43–44.
       
    • 2.
      Schlichting, M., Menegazzi, P., Rosbash, M., and Helfrich-Förster, C. (2019) A distinct visual pathway mediates high light intensity adaptation of the circadian clock in Drosophila, Journal of Neuroscience.
       
    • 3.
      Pauls, D., Hamarat, Y., Trufasu, L., Schendzielorz, T. M., Gramlich, G., Kahnt, J., Vanselow, J. T., Schlosser, A., and Wegener, C. (2019) Drosophila carboxypeptidase D (SILVER) is a key enzyme in neuropeptide processing required to maintain locomotor activity levels and survival rate, European Journal of Neuroscience.
       
    • 4.
      Lyutova, R., Selcho, M., Pfeuffer, M., Segebarth, D., Habenstein, J., Rohwedder, A., Frantzmann, F., Wegener, C., Thum, A. S., and Pauls, D. (2019) Reward signaling in a recurrent circuit of dopaminergic neurons and peptidergic Kenyon cells, Nature Communications 10, 3097-.
       
    • 5.
      Cederroth, C. R., Albrecht, U., Bass, J., Brown, S. A., Dyhrfjeld-Johnsen, J., Gachon, F., Green, C. B., Hastings, M. H., Helfrich-Förster, C., Hogenesch, J. B., Lévi, F., Loudon, A., Lundkvist, G. B., Meijer, J. H., Rosbash, M., Takahashi, J. S., Young, M., and Canlon, B. (2019) Medicine in the Fourth Dimension, Cell Metabolism 30, 238–250.
       
    • 6.
      Helfrich-Förster, C. (2019) Polarization Vision: Targets of Polarization-Sensitive Photoreceptors in the Drosophila Visual System, Current Biology 29, R839 - R842.
       
    • 7.
      Schlichting, M., Weidner, P., Diaz, M., Menegazzi, P., Dalla-Benetta, E., Helfrich-Foerster, C., and Rosbash, M. (2019) Light-mediated circuit switching in the Drosophila neuronal clock network, bioRxiv 515478.
       
    • 8.
      Senthilan, P. R., Grebler, R., Reinhard, N., Rieger, D., and Helfrich-Förster, C. (2019) Role of Rhodopsins as Circadian Photoreceptors in the Drosophila melanogaster, Biology 8, 6.
       
    • 9.
      Megha, Wegener, C., and Hasan, G. (2019) ER-Ca2+ sensor STIM regulates neuropeptides required for development under nutrient restriction in Drosophila, PLOS ONE 14, 1–22.
       
    • 10.
      Nässel, D. R., Pauls, D., and Huetteroth, W. (2019) Neuropeptides in modulation of Drosophila behavior: how to get a grip on their pleiotropic actions, Current Opinion in Insect Science 36, 1–8.
       
    • 11.
      Horn, M., Mitesser, O., Hovestadt, T., Yoshii, T., Rieger, D., and Helfrich-Förster, C. (2019) The Circadian Clock Improves Fitness in the Fruit Fly, Drosophila melanogaster, Frontiers in Physiology 10, 1374.
       
    • 12.
      Bertolini, E., Schubert, F. K., Zanini, D., Sehadová, H., Helfrich-Förster, C., and Menegazzi, P. (2019) Life at High Latitudes Does Not Require Circadian Behavioral Rhythmicity under Constant Darkness, Current Biology.
       
    • 13.
      Helfrich-Förster, C. (2019) Light input pathways to the circadian clock of insects with an emphasis on the fruit fly Drosophila melanogaster, Journal of Comparative Physiology A 1–14.
       
    • 14.
      Nagy, D., Cusumano, P., Andreatta, G., Anduaga, A. M., Hermann-Luibl, C., Reinhard, N., Gesto, J., Wegener, C., Mazzotta, G., Rosato, E., Kyriacou, C. P., Helfrich-Förster, C., and Costa, R. (2019) Peptidergic signaling from clock neurons regulates reproductive dormancy in Drosophila melanogaster, PLOS Genetics 15, 1–25.
       

    2018

    • 1.
      Beck, K., Hovhanyan, A., Menegazzi, P., Helfrich-Förster, C., and Raabe, T. (2018) Drosophila RSK Influences the Pace of the Circadian Clock by Negative Regulation of Protein Kinase Shaggy Activity, Frontiers in Molecular Neuroscience 11, 122.
       
    • 2.
      Kay, J. (2018) The circadian clock of the carpenter ant Camponotus floridanus, PhD Thesis, University of Wuerzburg.
       
    • 3.
      Selkrig, J., Mohammad, F., Ng, S. H., Chua, J. Y., Tumkaya, T., Ho, J., Chiang, Y. N., Rieger, D., Pettersson, S., Helfrich-Foerster, C., and others. (2018) The Drosophila microbiome has a limited influence on sleep, activity, and courtship behaviors, Scientific reports 8, 10646.
       
    • 4.
      Helfrich-Förster, C. (2018) Sleep in Insects, Annual Review of Entomology 63.
       
    • 5.
      Beauchamp, M., Bertolini, E., Deppisch, P., Steubing, J., Menegazzi, P., and Helfrich-Förster, C. (2018) Closely Related Fruit Fly Species Living at Different Latitudes Diverge in Their Circadian Clock Anatomy and Rhythmic Behavior, Journal of Biological Rhythms 33, 602–613.
       
    • 6.
      Helfrich-Förster, C., Bertolini, E., and Menegazzi, P. (2018) Flies as models for circadian clock adaptation to environmental challenges, European Journal of Neuroscience.
       
    • 7.
      Pauls, D., Blechschmidt, C., Frantzmann, F., el Jundi, B., and Selcho, M. (2018) A comprehensive anatomical map of the peripheral octopaminergic/tyraminergic system of Drosophila melanogaster, Scientific Reports 8, 15314.
       
    • 8.
      Fujiwara, Y., Hermann-Luibl, C., Katsura, M., Sekiguchi, M., Ida, T., Helfrich-Förster, C., and Yoshii, T. (2018) The CCHamide1 neuropeptide expressed in the anterior dorsal neuron 1 conveys a circadian signal to the ventral lateral neurons in Drosophila melanogaster, Frontiers in physiology 9, 1276.
       
    • 9.
      Beck, S., Yu-Strzelczyk, J., Pauls, D., Constantin, O. M., Gee, C. E., Ehmann, N., Kittel, R. J., Nagel, G., and Gao, S. (2018) Synthetic Light-Activated Ion Channels for Optogenetic Activation and Inhibition, Frontiers in Neuroscience 12, 643.
       
    • 10.
      Kay, J., Menegazzi, P., Mildner, S., Roces, F., and Helfrich-Förster, C. (2018) The Circadian Clock of the Ant Camponotus floridanus Is Localized in Dorsal and Lateral Neurons of the Brain, Journal of biological rhythms 33, 255–271.
       
    • 11.
      Bertolini, E., Kistenpfennig, C., Menegazzi, P., Keller, A., Koukidou, M., and Helfrich-Förster, C. (2018) The characterization of the circadian clock in the olive fly Bactrocera oleae (Diptera: Tephritidae) reveals a Drosophila-like organization, Sci Reports 8, 816.
       
    • 12.
      Schlichting, M., Rieger, D., Cusumano, P., Grebler, R., Costa, R., Mazzotta, G., and Helfrich-Förster, C. (2018) Cryptochrome interacts with actin and enhances eye-mediated light sensitivity of the circadian clock in Drosophila melanogaster, Frontiers in Molecular Neuroscience 11, 238.
       
    • 13.
      Predel, R., Neupert, S., Derst, C., Reinhardt, K., and Wegener, C. (2018) Neuropeptidomics of the Bed Bug Cimex lectularius, Journal of Proteome Research 17, 440–454.
       
    • 14.
      Kunz, T. O., Chen, J., Megha, and Wegener, C. (2018) Metabolic Labeling to Quantify Drosophila Neuropeptides and Peptide Hormones. In Peptidomics: Methods and Strategies (Schrader, M., and Fricker, L., Eds.), pp. 175–185.
       
    • 15.
      Pilorz, V., Helfrich-Förster, C., and Oster, H. (2018) The role of the circadian clock system in physiology, Pflügers Archiv - European Journal of Physiology.
       
    • 16.
      Beer, K., Kolbe, E., Kahana, N. B., Yayon, N., Weiss, R., Menegazzi, P., Bloch, G., and Helfrich-Förster, C. (2018) Pigment-Dispersing Factor-expressing neurons convey circadian information in the honey bee brain, Open Biology 8, 170224.
       
    • 17.
      Selcho, M., Mühlbauer, B., Hensgen, R., Shiga, S., Wegener, C., and Yasuyama, K. (2018) Anatomical characterization of PDF-Tri neurons and peptidergic neurons associated with eclosion behavior in Drosophila, Journal of Comparative Neurology 526, 1307–1328.
       
    • 18.
      Schubert, F. (2018) The circadian clock network of Drosophila melanogaster, PhD Thesis, University of Wuerzburg.
       
    • 19.
      Beer, K. (2018) A comparison of the circadian clock of highly social bees (Apis mellifera) and solitary bees (Osmia spec.): Circadian clock development, behavioral rhythms and neuroanatomical characterization of two central clock components (PER and PDF), PhD Thesis, University of Wuerzburg.
       
    • 20.
      Schubert, F. K., Hagedorn, N., Yoshii, T., Helfrich-Förster, C., and Rieger, D. (2018) Neuroanatomical details of the lateral neurons of Drosophila melanogaster support their functional role in the circadian system, J Comp Neurol 526, 1209–1231.
       

    2017

    • 1.
      Martelli, C., Pech, U., Kobbenbring, S., Pauls, D., Bahl, B., Sommer, M. V., Pooryasin, A., Barth, J., Arias, C. W. P., Vassiliou, C., Luna, A. J. F., Poppinga, H., Richter, F. G., Wegener, C., Fiala, A., and Riemensperger, T. (2017) SIFamide Translates Hunger Signals into Appetitive and Feeding Behavior in Drosophila, Cell Reports 20, 464–478.
       
    • 2.
      Widmann, A., Eichler, K., Selcho, M., Thum, A. S., and Pauls, D. (2017) Odor-taste Learning in Drosophila Larvae, Journal of Insect Physiology.
       
    • 3.
      Ruf, F., Fraunholz, M., Öchsner, K., Kaderschabek, J., and Wegener, C. (2017) WEclMon--A simple and robust camera-based system to monitor Drosophila eclosion under optogenetic manipulation and natural conditions, PloS one 12, e0180238.
       
    • 4.
      Kistenpfennig, C., Grebler, R., Ogueta, M., Hermann-Luibl, C., Schlichting, M., Stanewsky, R., Senthilan, P. R., and Helfrich-Förster, C. (2017) A new Rhodopsin influences light-dependent daily activity patterns of fruit flies, Journal of biological rhythms 32, 406–422.
       
    • 5.
      Zotzmann, S., Steinbrink, A., Schleich, K., Frantzmann, F., Xoumpholphakdy, C., Spaeth, M., Moro, C. V., Mavingui, P., and Klimpel, S. (2017) Bacterial diversity of cosmopolitan Culex pipiens and invasive Aedes japonicus from Germany, Parasitology Research 116, 1899–1906.
       
    • 6.
      Volberg, G., Chockley, A., and Greenlee, M. (2017) Do graphemes attract spatial attention in grapheme-color synesthesia?, Neuropsychologia 99, 101–111.
       
    • 7.
      Beer, K., Joschinski, J., Arrazola Sastre, A., Krauss, J., and Helfrich-Förster, C. (2017) A damping circadian clock drives weak oscillations in metabolism and locomotor activity of aphids (Acyrthosiphon pisum), Sci Rep 7, 14906–14906.
       
    • 8.
      Kistenpfennig, C., Nakayama, M., Nihara, R., Tomioka, K., Helfrich-Förster, C., and Yoshii, T. (2017) A Tug-of-War between Cryptochrome and the Visual System Allows the Adaptation of Evening Activity to Long Photoperiods in Drosophila melanogaster., Journal of biological rhythms 33, 24–34.
       
    • 9.
      Berlandi, J., Lin, F.-J., Ambrée, O., Rieger, D., Paulus, W., and Jeibmann, A. (2017) Swing Boat: Inducing and Recording Locomotor Activity in a Drosophila melanogaster Model of Alzheimer’s Disease, Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience 11, 159.
       
    • 10.
      Selcho, M., Millán, C., Palacios-Muñoz, A., Ruf, F., Ubillo, L., Chen, J., Bergmann, G., Ito, C., Silva, V., Wegener, C., and others. (2017) Central and peripheral clocks are coupled by a neuropeptide pathway in Drosophila, Nature Communications 8, 8:15563.
       
    • 11.
      Benna, C., Helfrich-Förster, C., Rajendran, S., Monticelli, H., Pilati, P., Nitti, D., and Mocellin, S. (2017) Genetic variation of clock genes and cancer risk: a field synopsis and meta-analysis, Oncotarget.
       
    • 12.
      Helfrich-Förster, C. (2017) The Drosophila Clock System. In Biological Timekeeping: Clocks, Rhythms and Behaviour (Kumar, V., Ed.), pp. 133–176, Springer India, New Delhi.
       
    • 13.
      Schmitt, F., Vanselow, J. T., Schlosser, A., Wegener, C., and Rössler, W. (2017) Neuropeptides in the desert ant Cataglyphis fortis: Mass spectrometric analysis, localization, and age-related changes, J Comp Neurol 525, 901–918.
       
    • 14.
      Frenkel, L., Muraro, N. I., González, A. N. B., Marcora, M. S., Bernabó, G., Hermann-Luibl, C., Romero, J. I., Helfrich-Förster, C., Castaño, E. M., Marino-Busjle, C., Calvo, D. J., and Ceriani, M. F. (2017) Organization of Circadian Behavior Relies on Glycinergic Transmission, Cell Reports 19, 72–85.
       
    • 15.
      Grebler, R., Kistenpfennig, C., Rieger, D., Bentrop, J., Schneuwly, S., Senthilan, P. R., and Helfrich-Förster, C. (2017) Drosophila Rhodopsin 7 can partially replace the structural role of Rhodopsin 1, but not its physiological function, Journal of Comparative Physiology A 1–11.
       
    • 16.
      Fuchikawa, T., Beer, K., Linke-Winnebeck, C., Ben-David, R., Kotowoy, A., Tsang, V., Warman, G., Winnebeck, E., Helfrich-Förster, C., and Bloch, G. (2017) Neuronal circadian clock protein oscillations are similar in behaviourally rhythmic forager honeybees and in arrhythmic nurses, Open Biology 7, 170047.
       
    • 17.
      Menegazzi, P., Benetta, E. D., Beauchamp, M., Schlichting, M., Steffan-Dewenter, I., and Helfrich-Förster, C. (2017) Adaptation of circadian neuronal network to photoperiod in high-latitude European Drosophilids, CURR BIOL 27, 833–839.
       
    • 18.
      Ruf, F. (2017) The circadian regulation of eclosion in Drosophila melanogaster, PhD Thesis, University of Wuerzburg.
       

    2016

    • 1.
      Senthilan, P. R., and Helfrich-Förster, C. (2016) Rhodopsin 7--The unusual Rhodopsin in Drosophila, PeerJ 4, e2427.
       
    • 2.
      Eck, S. (2016) The impact of thermogenetic depolarizations of specific clock neurons on Drosophila melanogaster’s ciecadian clock., PhD Thesis, University of Wuerzburg.
       
    • 3.
      Yoshii, T., Hermann-Luibl, C., and Helfrich-Förster, C. (2016) Circadian light-input pathways in Drosophila, Commun Integr Biol 9, e1102805.
       
    • 4.
      Eck, S., Helfrich-Förster, C., and Rieger, D. (2016) The timed depolarization of morning and evening oscillators phase shifts the circadian clock of Drosophila, J Biol Rhythms 31, 428–442.
       
    • 5.
      Joschinski, J., Beer, K., Helfrich-Förster, C., and Krauss, J. (2016) Pea aphids (Hemiptera: Aphididae) have diurnal rhythms when raised independently of a host plant, J Insect Sci 16, 31.
       
    • 6.
      Beer, K., Steffan-Dewenter, I., Härtel, S., and Helfrich-Förster, C. (2016) A new device for monitoring individual activity rhythms of honey bees reveals critical effects of the social environment on behavior, J Comp Physiol A 202, 555–565.
       
    • 7.
      Schlichting, M., Menegazzi, P., Lelito, K. R., Yao, Z., Buhl, E., Dalla Benetta, E., Bahle, A., Denike, J., Hodge, J. J., Helfrich-Förster, C., and others. (2016) A neural network underlying circadian entrainment and photoperiodic adjustment of sleep and activity in Drosophila, J Neurosci 36, 9084–9096.
       
    • 8.
      Benoit, J. B., Adelman, Z. N., Reinhardt, K., Dolan, A., Poelchau, M., Jennings, E. C., Szuter, E. M., Hagan, R. W., Gujar, H., Shukla, J. N., Menegazzi, P., Wegener, C., and Peschel, N. et al. (2016) Unique features of a global human ectoparasite identified through sequencing of the bed bug genome, Nat Commun 7:10165.
       
    • 9.
      Widmann, A., Artinger, M., Biesinger, L., Boepple, K., Peters, C., Schlechter, J., Selcho, M., and Thum, A. S. (2016) Genetic Dissection of Aversive Associative Olfactory Learning and Memory in Drosophila Larvae, PLOS Genetics 12, 1–32.
       
    • 10.
      Vaze, K. M., and Helfrich-Förster, C. (2016) Drosophila ezoana uses an hour-glass or highly damped circadian clock for measuring night length and inducing diapause, Physiol Entomol 41, 378–389.
       
    • 11.
      Chen, J., Reiher, W., Hermann-Luibl, C., Sellami, A., Cognigni, P., Kondo, S., Helfrich-Förster, C., Veenstra, J. A., and Wegener, C. (2016) Allatostatin a signalling in Drosophila regulates feeding and sleep and is modulated by PDF, PLOS Genet 12, e1006346.
       
    • 12.
      Fischer, R., Helfrich-Förster, C., and Peschel, N. (2016) GSK-3 Beta does not stabilize cryptochrome in the circadian clock of Drosophila, PLOS ONE 11, 1–17.
       
    • 13.
      Koch, C. E., Bartlang, M. S., Kiehn, J. T., Lucke, L., Naujokat, N., Helfrich-Förster, C., Reber, S. O., and Oster, H. (2016) Time-of-day-dependent adaptation of the HPA axis to predictable social defeat stress, J Endocrinol 231, 209–221.
       
    • 14.
      Mena, W., Diegelmann, S., Wegener, C., and Ewer, J. (2016) Stereotyped responses of Drosophila peptidergic neuronal ensemble depend on downstream neuromodulators, eLife 5, e19686.
       

    2015

    • 1.
      Bartlang, M. S., Oster, H., and Helfrich-Förster, C. (2015) Repeated Psychosocial Stress at Night Affects the Circadian Activity Rhythm of Male Mice, J Biol Rhythms 30, 228–241.
       
    • 2.
      Chouhan, N., Wolf, R., Helfrich-Förster, C., and Heisenberg, M. (2015) Flies remember the time of day, CURR BIOL 25, 1619–1624.
       
    • 3.
      Kmoch, S., Majewski, J., Ramamurthy, V., Cao, S., Fahiminiya, S., Ren, H., MacDonald, I. M., Lopez, I., Sun, V., Keser, V., Khan, A., Stránecký, V., Hartmannová, H., Přistoupilová, A., Hodaňová, K., Piherová, L., Kuchař, L., Baxová, A., Chen, R., Barsottini, O. G., Pyle, A., Griffin, H., Splitt, M., Sallum, J., Tolmie, J. L., Sampson, J. R., Chinnery, P., Canada, C., Banin, E., Sharon, D., Dutta, S., Grebler, R., Helfrich-Foerster, C., Pedroso, J. L., Kretzschmar, D., Cayouette, M., and Koenekoop, R. K. (2015) Mutations in PNPLA6 are linked to photoreceptor degeneration and various forms of childhood blindness, Nat Commun 6, 5614–5614.
       
    • 4.
      Johnsson, A., Helfrich-Förster, C., and Engelmann, W. (2015) How light resets circadian clocks. In Photobiology, pp. 243–297.
       
    • 5.
      Ahmed, Z., Mayr, M., Zeeshan, S., Dandekar, T., Mueller, M. J., and Fekete, A. (2015) Lipid-Pro: a computational lipid identification solution for untargeted lipidomics on data-independent acquisition tandem mass spectrometry platforms, Bioinformatics 31, 1150–1153.
       
    • 6.
      Selcho, M., and Wegener, C. (2015) Immunofluorescence and Genetic Fluorescent Labeling Techniques in the Drosophila Nervous System, Immunocytochemistry and Related Techniques 39–62.
       
    • 7.
      Rohwedder, A., Selcho, M., Chassot, B., and Thum, A. S. (2015) Neuropeptide F neurons modulate sugar reward during associative olfactory learning of Drosophila larvae, J Comp Neurol 523, 2637–2664.
       
    • 8.
      Pauls, D., von Essen, A., Lyutova, R., van Giesen, L., Rosner, R., Wegener, C., and Sprecher, S. G. (2015) Potency of transgenic effectors for neurogenetic manipulation in Drosophila larvae, Genetics 199, 25–37.
       
    • 9.
      Gellerer, A., Franke, A., Neupert, S., Predel, R., Zhou, X., Liu, S., Reiher, W., Wegener, C., and Homberg, U. (2015) Identification and distribution of SIFamide in the nervous system of the desert locust Schistocerca gregaria, J Comp Neurol 523, 108–125.
       
    • 10.
      Schmitt, F., Vanselow, J. T., Schlosser, A., Kahnt, J., Rössler W., and Wegener, C. (2015) Neuropeptidomics of the carpenter ant Camponotus floridanus, J Proteome Res 14, 1504–1514.
       
    • 11.
      Grebler, R. (2015) Investigation of Rhodopsin 7 and Cryptochrome in Drosophila melanogaster vision, PhD Thesis, University of Wuerzburg.
       
    • 12.
      Schlichting, M., and Helfrich-Förster, C. (2015) Chapter Five - Photic Entrainment in Drosophila Assessed by Locomotor Activity Recordings. In Circadian Rhythms and Biological Clocks, Part B (Sehgal, A., Ed.), pp. 105–123.
       
    • 13.
      Hermann-Luibl, C., and Helfrich-Förster, C. (2015) Clock network in Drosophila, Curr Opin Insect Sci 7, 65–70.
       
    • 14.
      Schlichting, M., Grebler, R., Menegazzi, P., and Helfrich-Förster, C. (2015) Twilight dominates over moonlight in adjusting Drosophila’s activity pattern, J Biol Rhythms 30, 117–128.
       
    • 15.
      Wegener, C., and Veenstra, J. A. (2015) Chemical identity, function and regulation of enteroendocrine peptides in insects, Curr Opin Insect Sci 11, 8–13.
       
    • 16.
      Yoshii, T., Hermann-Luibl, C., Kistenpfennig, C., Schmid, B., Tomioka, K., and Helfrich-Förster, C. (2015) Cryptochrome-Dependent and -Independent Circadian Entrainment Circuits in Drosophila, J Neurosci 35, 6131–6141.
       
    • 17.
      Schlichting, M., and Helfrich-Förster, C. (2015) Photic entrainment in Drosophila assessed by locomotor activity recordings. In Methods Enzymol, pp. 105–123.
       
    • 18.
      Schlichting, M. (2015) Light entrainment of the circadian clock: the importance of the visual system for adjusting Drosophila melanogaster’s activity pattern, PhD Thesis, University of Wuerzburg.
       
    • 19.
      Schlichting, M., Menegazzi, P., and Helfrich-Förster, C. (2015) Normal vision can compensate for the loss of the circadian clock, Proc R Soc Lond B: Biol Sci 282, 20151846.
       

    2014

    • 1.
      Hermann-Luibl, C., Yoshii, T., Senthilan, P. R., Dircksen, H., and Helfrich-Förster, C. (2014) The ion transport peptide is a new functional clock neuropeptide in the fruit fly Drosophila melanogaster, J Neurosci 34, 9522–9536.
       
    • 2.
      Dandekar, T., Fieselmann, A., Majeed, S., and Ahmed, Z. (2014) Software applications toward quantitative metabolic flux analysis and modeling, Briefings in bioinformatics, Oxford Univ Press 15, 91–107.
       
    • 3.
      Ahmed, Z., Zeeshan, S., Huber, C., Hensel, M., Schomburg, D., Münch, R., Eylert, E., Eisenreich, W., and Dandekar, T. (2014) ‘Isotopo’a database application for facile analysis and management of mass isotopomer data, Database, Oxford University Press 2014, bau077.
       
    • 4.
      Wegener, C. (2014) Peptide profiling of the retrocerebral complex and identification of an adipokinetic hormone and short neuropeptide F peptides in diapausing and non-diapausing cherry fruit flies Rhagoletis cerasi (Diptera: Tephritidae), Mitt Dtsch Ges Allg Angew Entomol 19, 265–268.
       
    • 5.
      Bartlang, M. S., Savelyev, S. A., Johansson, A.-S., Reber, S. O., Helfrich-Förster, C., and Lundkvist, G. B. (2014) Repeated psychosocial stress at night, but not day, affects the central molecular clock, Chronobiol Int 31, 996–1007.
       
    • 6.
      Ahmed, Z., Zeeshan, S., Fleischmann, P., Rössler, W., and Dandekar, T. (2014) Ant-App-DB: a smart solution for monitoring arthropods activities, experimental data management and solar calculations without GPS in behavioral field studies, F1000Research, Faculty of 1000 Ltd 3.
       
    • 7.
      Ahmed, Z. (2014) Ant-App-Database towards neural, behavioral research on deserts ants and approximate solar estimations, Neuroinformatics 93.
       
    • 8.
      Helfrich-Förster, C. (2014) From neurogenetic studies in the fly brain to a concept in circadian biology, J Neurogenet 28, 329–347.
       
    • 9.
      Schlichting, M., Grebler, R., Peschel, N., Yoshii, T., and Helfrich-Förster, C. (2014) Moonlight detection by Drosophila’s endogenous clock depends on multiple photopigments in the compound eyes, J Biol Rhythms 29, 75–86.
       
    • 10.
      Ahmed, Z., Zeeshan, S., and Dandekar, T. (2014) Developing sustainable software solutions for bioinformatics by the “Butterfly” paradigm, F1000Research, Faculty of 1000 Ltd 3.
       
    • 11.
      Selcho, M., Pauls, D., Huser, A., Stocker, R. F., and Thum, A. S. (2014) Characterization of the octopaminergic and tyraminergic neurons in the central brain of Drosophila larvae, J Comp Neurol 522, 3485–3500.
       
    • 12.
      Dusik, V., Senthilan, P. R., Mentzel, B., Hartlieb, H., Wülbeck, C., Yoshii, T., Raabe, T., and Helfrich-Förster, C. (2014) The MAP kinase p38 is part of Drosophila melanogaster’s circadian clock, PLoS genetics 10, e1004565.
       
    • 13.
      Pauls, D., Chen, J., Reiher, W., Vanselow, J. T., Schlosser, A., Kahnt, J., and Wegener, C. (2014) Peptidomics and processing of regulatory peptides in the fruit fly Drosophila, EuPA Open Proteomics 3, 114–127.
       

    2013

    • 1.
      Vaze, K. M., and Sharma, V. K. (2013) On the adaptive significance of circadian clocks for their owners, Chronobiol Int 30, 413–433.
       
    • 2.
      Vaze, K. M., Nikhil, K., and Sharma, V. K. (2013) Genetic architecture underlying morning and evening circadian phenotypes in fruit flies Drosophila melanogaster, Heredity 111, 265–274.
       
    • 3.
      Gmeiner, F., Kołodziejczyk, A., Yoshii, T., Rieger, D., Nässel, D. R., and Helfrich-Förster, C. (2013) GABA(B) receptors play an essential role in maintaining sleep during the second half of the night in Drosophila melanogaster, J Exp Biol 216, 3837–3843.
       
    • 4.
      Ahmed, Z., and Helfrich-Förster, C. (2013) DroLIGHT: real time embedded system towards endogenous clock synchronization of drosophila. In Front Neuroinform Conference Abstract: Neuroinformatics.
       
    • 5.
      Ahmed, Z., Helfrich-Förster, C., and Dandekar, T. (2013) Integrating Formal UML Designs and HCI Patterns with Spiral SDLC in DroLIGHT Implementation, Recent Patents on Computer Science 6, 85–98.
       
    • 6.
      Karsai, G., Pollák, E., Wacker, M., Vömel, M., Selcho, M., Berta, G., Nachman, R. J., Isaac, R. E., Molnár, L., and Wegener, C. (2013) Diverse in-and output polarities and high complexity of local synaptic and non-synaptic signaling within a chemically defined class of peptidergic Drosophila neurons, Front Neural Circuits 7, 127.
       
    • 7.
      Ahmed, Z., and Helfrich-Förster, C. (2013) DroLIGHT-2: real time embedded and data management system for synchronizing circadian clock to the light-dark cycles, Recent Patents on Computer Science 6, 191–205.
       
    • 8.
      Kronfeld-Schor, N., Dominoni, D., de la Iglesia, H., Levy, O., Herzog, E. D., Dayan, T., and Helfrich-Forster, C. (2013) Chronobiology by moonlight, Proc R Soc Lond B: Biol Sci 280, 20123088.
       
    • 9.
      Redondo, B. B., Bunz, M., Halder, P., Sadanandappa, M. K., Mühlbauer, B., Erwin, F., Hofbauer, A., Rodrigues, V., VijayRaghavan, K., Ramaswami, M., Rieger, D., Wegener, C., Helfrich-Förster, C., and Buchner, E. (2013) Identification and structural characterization of interneurons of the Drosophila brain by monoclonal antibodies of the Würzburg Hybridoma Library, PLOS ONE 8, 1–9.
       
    • 10.
      Mazzotta, G., Rossi, A., Leonardi, E., Mason, M., Bertolucci, C., Caccin, L., Spolaore, B., Martin, A. J., Schlichting, M., Grebler, R., Helfrich-Förster, C., and others. (2013) Fly cryptochrome and the visual system, Proc Natl Acad Sci 110, 6163–6168.
       
    • 11.
      Menegazzi, P., Vanin, S., Yoshii, T., Rieger, D., Hermann, C., Dusik, V., Kyriacou, C. P., Helfrich-Förster, C., and Costa, R. (2013) Drosophila clock neurons under natural conditions, J Biol Rhythms 28, 3–14.
       
    • 12.
      Hermann, C., Saccon, R., Senthilan, P. R., Domnik, L., Dircksen, H., Yoshii, T., and Helfrich-Förster, C. (2013) The circadian clock network in the brain of different Drosophila species, J Comp Neurol 521, 367–388.
       

    2012

    • 1.
      Hermann, C., Yoshii, T., Dusik, V., and Helfrich-Förster, C. (2012) Neuropeptide F immunoreactive clock neurons modify evening locomotor activity and free-running period in Drosophila melanogaster, J Comp Neurol 520, 970–987.
       
    • 2.
      Sellami, A., Wegener, C., and Veenstra, J. A. (2012) Functional significance of the copper transporter ATP7 in peptidergic neurons and endocrine cells in Drosophila melanogaster, Letters 586, 3633–3638.
       
    • 3.
      Vieira, J., Jones, A. R., Danon, A., Sakuma, M., Hoang, N., Robles, D., Tait, S., Heyes, D. J., Picot, M., Yoshii, T., Helfrich-Förster, C., and others. (2012) Human cryptochrome-1 confers light independent biological activity in transgenic Drosophila correlated with flavin radical stability, PLoS One 7, e31867.
       
    • 4.
      Rieger, D., Peschel, N., Dusik, V., Glotz, S., and Helfrich-Förster, C. (2012) The ability to entrain to long photoperiods differs between 3 Drosophila melanogaster wild-type strains and is modified by twilight simulation, J Biol Rhythms 27, 37–47.
       
    • 5.
      Bartlang, M. S., Neumann, I. D., Slattery, D. A., Uschold-Schmidt, N., Kraus, D., Helfrich-Förster, C., and Reber, S. O. (2012) Time matters: pathological effects of repeated psychosocial stress during the active, but not inactive, phase of male mice, J Endocrinol 215, 425–437.
       
    • 6.
      Bywalez, W., Menegazzi, P., Rieger, D., Schmid, B., Helfrich-Förster, C., and Yoshii, T. (2012) The dual-oscillator system of Drosophila melanogaster under natural-like temperature cycles, Chronobiol Int 29, 395–407.
       
    • 7.
      Umezaki, Y., Yoshii, T., Kawaguchi, T., Helfrich-Förster, C., and Tomioka, K. (2012) Pigment-dispersing factor is involved in age-dependent rhythm changes in Drosophila melanogaster, J Biol Rhythms 27, 423–432.
       
    • 8.
      Yoshii, T., Rieger, D., and Helfrich-Förster, C. (2012) Two clocks in the brain. In Progress in Brain Research, pp. 59–82, Elsevier BV.
       
    • 9.
      Menegazzi, P., Yoshii, T., and Helfrich-Förster, C. (2012) Laboratory versus Nature The Two Sides of the Drosophila Circadian Clock, J Biol Rhythms 27, 433–442.
       
    • 10.
      Zoephel, J., Reiher, W., Rexer, K.-H., Kahnt, J., and Wegener, C. (2012) Peptidomics of the agriculturally damaging larval stage of the cabbage root fly Delia radicum (Diptera: Anthomyiidae), PloS one 7, e41543.
       
    • 11.
      Vaze, K. M., and Sharma, V. K. (2012) Early-and late-emerging Drosophila melanogaster fruit flies differ in their sensitivity to light during morning and evening, Chronobiol Int 29, 674–682.
       
    • 12.
      Kistenpfennig, C., Hirsh, J., Yoshii, T., and Helfrich-Förster, C. (2012) Phase-shifting the fruit fly clock without cryptochrome, J Biol Rhythms 27, 117–125.
       
    • 13.
      Yoshii, T., Rieger, D., and Helfrich-Förster, C. (2012) Chapter 4 - Two clocks in the brain: An update of the morning and evening oscillator model in Drosophila. In The Neurobiology of Circadian Timing (Andries Kalsbeek, M. M., and Foster, R. G., Eds.), pp. 59–82.
       
    • 14.
      Vanin, S., Bhutani, S., Montelli, S., Menegazzi, P., Green, E. W., Pegoraro, M., Sandrelli, F., Costa, R., and Kyriacou, C. P. (2012) Unexpected features of Drosophila circadian behavioural rhythms under natural conditions, Nature 484, 371–375.
       
    • 15.
      Selcho, M., Pauls, D., el Jundi, B., Stocker, R. F., and Thum, A. S. (2012) The Role of octopamine and tyramine in Drosophila larval locomotion, J Comp Neurol 520, 3764–3785.
       
    • 16.
      Senthilan, P., Piepenbrock, D., Ovezmyradov, G., Nadrowski, B., Bechstedt, S., Pauls, S., Winkler, M., Möbius, W., Howard, J., and Göpfert, M. (2012) Drosophila auditory organ genes and genetic hearing defects, Cell 150, 1042–1054.
       
    • 17.
      Huser, A., Rohwedder, A., Apostolopoulou, A. A., Widmann, A., Pfitzenmaier, J. E., Maiolo, E. M., Selcho, M., Pauls, D., von Essen, A., Gupta, T., and others. (2012) The serotonergic central nervous system of the Drosophila larva: anatomy and behavioral function, PLoS One 7, e47518.
       
    • 18.
      Vaze, K. M., Kannan, N. N., Abhilash, L., and Sharma, V. K. (2012) Chronotype differences in Drosophila are enhanced by semi-natural conditions, Naturwissenschaften 99, 967–971.
       
    • 19.
      Kauranen, H., Menegazzi, P., Costa, R., Helfrich-Förster, C., Kankainen, A., and Hoikkala, A. (2012) Flies in the north: Locomotor behavior and clock neuron organization of Drosophila montana, J Biol Rhythms 27, 377–387.
       

    2011

    • 1.
      Nässel, D. R., and Wegener, C. (2011) A comparative review of short and long neuropeptide F signaling in invertebrates: Any similarities to vertebrate neuropeptide Y signaling?, Peptides 32, 1335–1355.
       
    • 2.
      Wegener, C., Herbert, H., Kahnt, J., Bender, M., and Rhea, J. M. (2011) Deficiency of prohormone convertase dPC2 (AMONTILLADO) results in impaired production of bioactive neuropeptide hormones in Drosophila, J Neurochem 118, 581–595.
       
    • 3.
      Schmid, B., Helfrich-Förster, C., and Yoshii, T. (2011) A new ImageJ plug-in “ActogramJ” for chronobiological analyses, J Biol Rhythms 26, 464–467.
       
    • 4.
      Thum, A., Leisibach, B., Gendre, N., Selcho, M., and Stocker, R. (2011) Diversity, variability, and suboesophageal connectivity of antennal lobe neurons in D. melanogaster larvae, The Journal of Comparative Neurology, Wiley Subscription Services, Inc., A Wiley Company 519, 3415–3432.
       
    • 5.
      Helfrich-Förster, C., Nitabach, M. N., and Holmes, T. C. (2011) Insect circadian clock outputs, Essays Biochem 49, 87–101.
       
    • 6.
      Peschel, N., and Helfrich-Förster, C. (2011) Setting the clock--by nature: circadian rhythm in the fruitfly Drosophila melanogaster, FEBS letters 585, 1435–1442.
       
    • 7.
      von Essen, A. M., Pauls, D., Thum, A. S., and Sprecher, S. G. (2011) Capacity of visual classical conditioning in Drosophila larvae., Behav Neurosci 125, 921.
       
    • 8.
      Schleyer, M., Saumweber, T., Nahrendorf, W., Fischer, B., von Alpen, D., Pauls, D., Thum, A., and Gerber, B. (2011) A behavior-based circuit model of how outcome expectations organize learned behavior in larval Drosophila, Learn Mem 18, 639–653.
       
    • 9.
      Reiher, W., Shirras, C., Kahnt, J., Baumeister, S., Isaac, R. E., and Wegener, C. (2011) Peptidomics and Peptide Hormone Processing in the Drosophila Midgut, J Proteome Res 10, 1881–1892.
       

    2010

    • 1.
      Rhea, J. M., Wegener, C., and Bender, M. (2010) The proprotein convertase encoded by amontillado (amon) is required in Drosophila corpora cardiaca endocrine cells producing the glucose regulatory hormone AKH, PLoS Genet 6, e1000967.
       
    • 2.
      Helfrich-Förster, C. (2010) Das neuronale Netzwerk der Inneren Uhr, Neuroforum 16, 151.
       
    • 3.
      Pauls, D., Pfitzenmaier, J. E., Krebs-Wheaton, R., Selcho, M., Stocker, R. F., and Thum, A. S. (2010) Electric shock-induced associative olfactory learning in Drosophila larvae, Chem Senses 35, 335–346.
       
    • 4.
      Sidyelyeva, G., Wegener, C., Schoenfeld, B., Bell, A., Baker, N., McBride, S., and Fricker, L. (2010) Individual carboxypeptidase D domains have both redundant and unique functions in Drosophila development and behavior, Cell Mol Life Sci 67, 2991–3004.
       
    • 5.
      Wegener, C., Neupert, S., and Predel, R. (2010) Direct MALDI-TOF Mass Spectrometric Peptide Profiling of Neuroendocrine Tissue of Drosophila. In Peptidomics: Methods and Protocols (Soloviev, M., Ed.), pp. 117–127.
       
    • 6.
      Schachtner, J., Wegener, C., Neupert, S., and Predel, R. (2010) Direct peptide profiling of brain tissue by MALDI-TOF mass spectrometry., Methods Mol Biol 615, 129–135.
       
    • 7.
      Pauls, D., Selcho, M., Gendre, N., Stocker, R. F., and Thum, A. S. (2010) Drosophila larvae establish appetitive olfactory memories via mushroom body neurons of embryonic origin, J Neurosci 30, 10655–10666.
       
    • 8.
      Yoshii, T., Hermann, C., and Helfrich-Förster, C. (2010) Cryptochrome-positive and-negative clock neurons in Drosophila entrain differentially to light and temperature, J Biol Rhythms 25, 387–398.
       
    • 9.
      Benna, C., Bonaccorsi, S., Wülbeck, C., Helfrich-Förster, C., Gatti, M., Kyriacou, C. P., Costa, R., and Sandrelli, F. (2010) Drosophila timeless2 is required for chromosome stability and circadian photoreception, CURR BIOL 20, 346–352.
       
    • 10.
      Ritz, T., Yoshii, T., Helfrich-Förster, C., and Ahmad, M. (2010) Cryptochrome: A photoreceptor with the properties of a magnetoreceptor?, Commun Integr Biol 3, 24–27.
       

    2009

    • 1.
      Lu, Q., Senthilan, P. R., Effertz, T., Nadrowski, B., and Göpfert, M. C. (2009) Using Drosophila for studying fundamental processes in hearing, Integr Comp Biol 49, 674–680.
       
    • 2.
      Helfrich-Förster, C. (2009) Neuropeptide PDF plays multiple roles in the circadian clock of Drosophila melanogaster, Sleep Biol Rhythms 7, 130–143.
       
    • 3.
      Yoshii, T., Vanin, S., Costa, R., and Helfrich-Förster, C. (2009) Synergic entrainment of Drosophila’s circadian clock by light and temperature, J Biol Rhythms 24, 452–464.
       
    • 4.
      Wülbeck, C., Grieshaber, E., and Helfrich-Förster, C. (2009) Blocking endocytosis in Drosophila’s circadian pacemaker neurons interferes with the endogenous clock in a PDF-dependent way, Chronobiol Int 26, 1307–1322.
       
    • 5.
      Yoshii, T., Wülbeck, C., Sehadova, H., Veleri, S., Bichler, D., Stanewsky, R., and Helfrich-Förster, C. (2009) The neuropeptide pigment-dispersing factor adjusts period and phase of Drosophila’s clock, J Neurosci 29, 2597–2610.
       
    • 6.
      Kempinger, L., Dittmann, R., Rieger, D., and Helfrich-Förster, C. (2009) The nocturnal activity of fruit flies exposed to artificial moonlight is partly caused by direct light effects on the activity level that bypass the endogenous clock, Chronobiol Int 26, 151–166.
       
    • 7.
      Helfrich-Förster, C., Yoshii, T., Vanin, S., and Costa, R. (2009) The role of PDF in the circadian clock, Sleep Biol Rhythms 7, 130–143.
       
    • 8.
      Yoshii, T., Ahmad, M., and Helfrich-Förster, C. (2009) Cryptochrome mediates light-dependent magnetosensitivity of Drosophila’s circadian clock, PLoS Biol 7, e1000086.
       
    • 9.
      Busch, S., Selcho, M., Ito, K., and Tanimoto, H. (2009) A map of octopaminergic neurons in the Drosophila brain, J Comp Neurol 513, 643–667.
       
    • 10.
      Helfrich-Förster, C. (2009) Does the morning and evening oscillator model fit better for flies or mice?, J Biol Rhythms 24, 259–270.
       
    • 11.
      Rieger, D., Wülbeck, C., Rouyer, F., and Helfrich-Förster, C. (2009) Period gene expression in four neurons is sufficient for rhythmic activity of Drosophila melanogaster under dim light conditions, J Biol Rhythms 24, 271–282.
       
    • 12.
      Selcho, M., Pauls, D., Han, K.-A., Stocker, R. F., and Thum, A. S. (2009) The role of dopamine in Drosophila larval classical olfactory conditioning, PLoS ONE 4, e5897.
       
    • 13.
      Helfrich-Förster, C. (2009) Macht die innere Uhr “mondsüchtig”?, BIOspektrum 5, 491–492.
       
    • 14.
      Johard, H. A., Yoishii, T., Dircksen, H., Cusumano, P., Rouyer, F., Helfrich-Förster, C., and Nässel, D. R. (2009) Peptidergic clock neurons in Drosophila: ion transport peptide and short neuropeptide F in subsets of dorsal and ventral lateral neurons, J Comp Neurol 516, 59–73.