Priv.-Doz. Dr. Ulrich Terpitz

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Since 2011Lecturer and Groupleader, Department of Biotechnology & Biophysics(Biocenter), University of Würzburg, Germany
2009-2011 Postdoctoral Researcher, Max-Planck-Institute of Biophysics, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
2005-2009 PhD in Biochemistry, Johann-Wolfgang-Goethe University and Max-Planck-Institute of Biophysics, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
2004 Research Assistant, University of Morelos, Cuernavaca, Mexico
2001-2004Study of Biology, Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena, Germany
1998-2001 Study of Biology, University of Hamburg, Germany

List of publications

2022[ to top ]
  • Halder, L. D., Babych, S., Palme, D. I., Mansouri-Ghahnavieh, E., Ivanov, L., Ashonibare, V., Langenhorst, D., Prusty, B., Rambach, G., Wich, M., Trinks, N., Blango, M. G., Kornitzer, D., Terpitz, U., Speth, C., Jungnickel, B., Beyersdorf, N., Zipfel, P. F., Brakhage, A. A., Skerka, C., & Lorenz, M. Candida albicans Induces Cross-Kingdom miRNA Trafficking in Human Monocytes To Promote Fungal Growth. MBio, 13, e03563-21. https://journals.asm.org/doi/abs/10.1128/mbio.03563-21
  • La Greca, M., Chen, J.-L., Schubert, L., Kozuch, J., Berneiser, T., Terpitz, U., Heberle, J., & Schlesinger, R. The Photoreaction of the Proton-Pumping Rhodopsin 1 From the Maize Pathogenic Basidiomycete Ustilago maydis. Frontiers in Molecular Biosciences, 9. https://www.frontiersin.org/article/10.3389/fmolb.2022.826990
  • Lu, J., Dreyer, I., Dickinson, M. S., Panzer, S., Jaslan, D., Navarro-Retamal, C., Geiger, D., Terpitz, U., Becker, D., Stroud, R. M., Marten, I., & Hedrich, R. Vicia faba TPC1, a genetically encoded variant of the vacuole Two Pore Channel 1, is hyperexcitable. BioRxiv, 2021.12.22.473873-. https://doi.org/10.1101/2021.12.22.473873
2021[ to top ]
  • Trinks, N., Reinhard, S., Drobny, M., Heilig, L., Löffler, J., Sauer, M., & Terpitz, U. Subdiffraction-resolution fluorescence imaging of immunological synapse formation between NK cells and A. fumigatus by expansion microscopy. Communications Biology, 4(1), 1151-. https://doi.org/10.1038/s42003-021-02669-y
  • Panzer, S., Zhang, C., Konte, T., Bräuer, C., Diemar, A., Yogendran, P., Yu-Strzelczyk, J., Nagel, G., Gao, S., & Terpitz, U. Modified Rhodopsins From Aureobasidium pullulans Excel With Very High Proton-Transport Rates. Frontiers in Molecular Biosciences, 8. https://www.frontiersin.org/article/10.3389/fmolb.2021.750528
  • Sputh, S., Panzer, S., Stigloher, C., & Terpitz, U. Superaufgelöste Mikroskopie: Pilze unter Beobachtung. BIOspektrum, 27(4), 380-382. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12268-021-1592-6
  • Lehmann, J., Jørgensen, M. E., Fratz, S., Müller, H. M., Kusch, J., Scherzer, S., Navarro-Retamal, C., Mayer, D., Böhm, J., Konrad, K. R., Terpitz, U., Dreyer, I., Mueller, T. D., Sauer, M., Hedrich, R., Geiger, D., & Maierhofer, T. Acidosis-induced activation of anion channel SLAH3 in the flooding-related stress response of Arabidopsis. Current Biology. https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cub.2021.06.018
  • Brych, A., Haas, F. B., Parzefall, K., Panzer, S., Schermuly, J., Altmüller, J., Engelsdorf, T., Terpitz, U., Rensing, S. A., Kiontke, S., & Batschauer, A. Coregulation of gene expression by White collar 1 and phytochrome in Ustilago maydis. Fungal Genetics and Biology, 103570-. https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.1016/j.fgb.2021.103570
  • Yu, Y., Wolf, A.-K., Thusek, S., Heinekamp, T., Bromley, M., Krappmann, S., Terpitz, U., Voigt, K., Brakhage, A. A., & Beilhack, A. Direct Visualization of Fungal Burden in Filamentous Fungus-Infected Silkworms. In Journal of Fungi (Nr. 2; Bde. 7, Nummern 2). https://doi.org/10.3390/jof7020136
  • Hassan, M. I. A., Keller, M., Hillger, M., Binder, U., Reuter, S., Herold, K., Telagathoti, A., Dahse, H.-M., Wicht, S., Trinks, N., Nietzsche, S., Deckert-Gaudig, T., Deckert, V., Mrowka, R., Terpitz, U., {Peter Saluz}, H., & Voigt, K. The impact of episporic modification of Lichtheimia corymbifera on virulence and interaction with phagocytes. Computational and Structural Biotechnology Journal, 19, 880-896. https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.1016/j.csbj.2021.01.023
2020[ to top ]
  • Weiss, E., Schlegel, J., Terpitz, U., Weber, M., Linde, J., Schmitt, A.-L., Hünniger, K., Marischen, L., Gamon, F., Bauer, J., Löffler, C., Kurzai, O., Morton, C. O., Sauer, M., Einsele, H., & Loeffler, J. Reconstituting NK Cells After Allogeneic Stem Cell Transplantation Show Impaired Response to the Fungal Pathogen Aspergillus fumigatus. Frontiers in Immunology, 11. https://www.frontiersin.org/article/10.3389/fimmu.2020.02117
  • Götz, R., Panzer, S., Trinks, N., Eilts, J., Wagener, J., Turrà, D., Di Pietro, A., Sauer, M., & Terpitz, U. Expansion Microscopy for Cell Biology Analysis in Fungi. Frontiers in Microbiology, 11. https://www.frontiersin.org/article/10.3389/fmicb.2020.00574
2019[ to top ]
  • Panzer, S., Brych, A., Batschauer, A., & Terpitz, U. Opsin 1 and Opsin 2 of the Corn Smut Fungus Ustilago maydis Are Green Light-Driven Proton Pumps. Frontiers in Microbiology, 10. https://www.frontiersin.org/article/10.3389/fmicb.2019.00735
2018[ to top ]
  • Adam, A., Deimel, S., Pardo-Medina, J., García-Martínez, J., Konte, T., Limón, M., Avalos, J., & Terpitz, U. Protein Activity of the Fusarium fujikuroi Rhodopsins CarO and OpsA and Their Relation to Fungus–Plant Interaction. International Journal of Molecular Sciences, 19, 215. http://www.mdpi.com/1422-0067/19/1/215
  • Brunk, M., Sputh, S., Doose, S., van de Linde, S., & Terpitz, U. HyphaTracker: An ImageJ toolbox for time-resolved analysis of spore germination in filamentous fungi. Scientific Reports, 8(1), 605-. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-017-19103-1
  • Neubert, F., Beliu, G., Terpitz, U., Werner, C., Geis, C., Sauer, M., & Doose, S. Bioorthogonal Click Chemistry Enables Site-specific Fluorescence Labeling of Functional NMDA Receptors for Super-Resolution Imaging. Angewandte Chemie International Edition, 57(50), 16364-16369. https://doi.org/10.1002/anie.201808951
2017[ to top ]
  • Ziegler, S., Weiss, E., Schmitt, A.-L., Schlegel, J., Burgert, A., Terpitz, U., Sauer, M., Moretta, L., Sivori, S., Leonhardt, I., Kurzai, O., Einsele, H., & Loeffler, J. CD56 Is a Pathogen Recognition Receptor on Human Natural Killer Cells. Scientific Reports, 7(1), 6138-. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-017-06238-4
2016[ to top ]
  • Feldbauer, K., Schlegel, J., Weissbecker, J., Sauer, F., Wood, P. G., Bamberg, E., & Terpitz, U. Optochemokine Tandem for Light-Control of Intracellular Ca<sup>2+</sup>. PLoS ONE, 11(10), e0165344-. http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0165344
  • Konte, T., Terpitz, U., & Plemenitas, A. Reconstruction of the high-osmolarity glycerol (HOG) signaling pathway from the halophilic fungus Wallemia ichthyophaga in Saccharomyces cerevisiae. Frontiers in Microbiology, 7(901), Article 901. https://doi.org/10.3389/fmicb.2016.00901
2015[ to top ]
  • Terpitz, U. Ein Rhodopsin des Pilzes Fusarium fujikuroi reguliert die Sporenkeimung. Naturwissenschaftliche Rundschau, 68(9), 465-466.
  • García-Martínez, J., Brunk, M., Avalos, J., & Terpitz, U. The CarO rhodopsin of the fungus Fusarium fujikuroi is a light-driven proton pump that retards spore germination. Sci. Rep., 5. http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/srep07798
2013[ to top ]
  • Terpitz, U., Sukhorukov, V. L., & Zimmermann, D. Prototype for Automatable, Dielectrophoretically-Accessed Intracellular Membrane-Potential Measurements by Metal Electrodes. ASSAY and Drug Development Technologies., 11(1), 9-16. http://dx.doi.org/10.1089/adt.2012.455
2012[ to top ]
  • Terpitz, U., Letschert, S., Bonda, U., Spahn, C., Guan, C., Sauer, M., Zimmermann, U., Bamberg, E., Zimmermann, D., & Sukhorukov, V. Dielectric Analysis and Multi-cell Electrofusion of the Yeast Pichia pastoris for Electrophysiological Studies. Journal of Membrane Biology, 1-12. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00232-012-9484-9
2011[ to top ]
  • Kleinlogel, S., Terpitz, U., Legrum, B., Gokbuget, D., Boyden, E. S., Bamann, C., Wood, P. G., & Bamberg, E. A gene-fusion strategy for stoichiometric and co-localized expression of light-gated membrane proteins. Nat Meth, 8(12), 1083-1088. http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/nmeth.1766
2010[ to top ]
  • Terpitz, U., & Zimmermann, D. Isolation of guard cells from fresh epidermis using a piezo-power microdissection system with vibration-attenuated needles. BIOTECHNIQUES, 48(1), 68-70. http://dx.doi.org/10.2144/000113346
2008[ to top ]
  • Zimmermann, D., Kiesel, M., Terpitz, U., Zhou, A., Reuss, R., Kraus, J., Schenk, W. A., Bamberg, E., & Sukhorukov, V. L. A combined patch-clamp and electrorotation study of the voltage- and frequency-dependent membrane capacitance caused by structurally dissimilar lipophilic anions. JOURNAL OF MEMBRANE BIOLOGY, 221(2), 107-121. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00232-007-9090-4
  • Terpitz, U., Raimunda, D., Westhoff, M., Sukhorukov, V. L., Beauge, L., Bamberg, E., & Zimmermann, D. Electrofused giant protoplasts of Saccharomyces cerevisiae as a novel system for electrophysiological studies on membrane proteins. BIOCHIMICA ET BIOPHYSICA ACTA-BIOMEMBRANES, 1778(6), 1493-1500. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.bbamem.2008.03.015
  • Zimmermann, D., Zhou, A., Kiesel, M., Feldbauer, K., Terpitz, U., Haase, W., Schneider-Hohendorf, T., Bamberg, E., & Sukhorukov, V. L. Effects on capacitance by overexpression of membrane proteins. BIOCHEMICAL AND BIOPHYSICAL RESEARCH COMMUNICATIONS, 369(4), 1022-1026. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.bbrc.2008.02.153
2006[ to top ]
  • Terpitz, U., & Kothe, E. Diversity and adaptation of soil fungi in an ecosystem with contamination originating from a phosphate fertilizer plant. JOURNAL OF APPLIED BOTANY AND FOOD QUALITY-ANGEWANDTE BOTANIK, 80(2), 187-193.
  • Zimmermann, D., Terpitz, U., Zhou, A., Reuss, R., Mueller, K., Sukhorukov, V. L., Gessner, P., Nagel, G., Zimmermann, U., & Bamberg, E. Biophysical characterisation of electrofused giant HEK293-cells as a novel electrophysiological expression system. BIOCHEMICAL AND BIOPHYSICAL RESEARCH COMMUNICATIONS, 348(2), 673-681. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.bbrc.2006.07.112