Medizinische Fakultät der Universität des Saarlandes
2.1 Anatomie und Zellbiologie
Prof. Dr. med. Frank Schmitz
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Forschung

Publikationen

Karin Schwarz, Frank Schmitz (2017)

RIBEYE(B)-domain binds to lipid components of synaptic vesicles in an NAD(H)-dependent, redox-sensitive manner.

Biochem. J., epub ahead of print. pii: BCJ20160886. doi: 10.1042/BCJ20160886.

 

Shweta Suiwal, Gabriele Kiefer, Frank Schmitz, Karin Schwarz (2017)

An easy, fast and “low-tech”-equipment-requiring alternative method to optimize immunolabelling conditions for pre-embedding immunogold electron microscopy and to correlate light and electron microscopical immunogold labelling results.

Journal of Immunological Methods, epub ahead of print.

 

Stephan Maxeiner*, Fujun Luo*, Alison Tan, Frank Schmitz§, Thomas C Südhof§ (2016)

How to make a synaptic ribbon: RIBEYE deletion abolishes ribbons in retinal synapses and disrupts neurotransmitter release.

EMBO J. 2016 Feb 29. pii: e201592701. [Epub ahead of print]

 

Wahl S*, Magupalli VG*, Dembla M*, Katiyar R*, Schwarz K*, Köblitz L, Alpadi K, Krause E, Rettig J, Sung C-H., Goldberg AFX, Schmitz F (2016)

The Disease Protein Tulp1 Is Essential for Periactive Zone Endocytosis in Photoreceptor Ribbon Synapses

Journal of Neuroscience 36(8): 2473-2493; doi: 10.1523/JNEUROSCI.2275-15.2016

* equal contributions

 

Leon Lagnado and Frank Schmitz (2015)

Ribbon synapses and visual processing in the retina

Annual Review of Vision Science 1, 235-262.

 

Grabner CP, Gandini MA, Rehak R, Le Y, Zamponi GW, Schmitz F.

RIM1/2-mediated facilitation of Cav1.4 channel opening is required for Ca2+-stimulated release in mouse rod photoreceptors.

J Neurosci. 2015 Sep 23;35(38):13133-13147

 

Schauer C, Tong T, Petitjean H, Blum T, Peron S, Mai O, Schmitz F, Boehm U, Leinders-Zufall T (2015)

Hypothalamic gonadotropin releasing hormone (GnRH) receptor neurons fire in synchrony with the female reproductive cycle.

J Neurophysiol Jun 10:jn.00357.2015. doi: 10.1152/jn.00357.2015.


Katiyar R*, Weissgerber P*, Roth E*, Dörr J, Sothilingam V, Garcia Garrido M, Beck SC, Seeliger M, Beck A, Schmitz F§, Flockerzi V§ (2015)

Influence of the β2-subunit of L-type voltage-gated Cav channels on the structural and functional development of photoreceptor ribbon synapses

Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2015 Mar 12. pii: IOVS-15-16654. doi: 10.1167/iovs.15-16654.

*,§ equal contributions

 

Anjum R, Ajoubian H, Schmitz F (2014)

Differential synaptic distribution of the scaffold proteins Cask and Caskin1 in the bovine retina

Mol Cell Neurosci 62, 19-29.

Mayur Dembla, Silke Wahl, Rashmi Katiyar, and Frank Schmitz

ArfGAP3 is a component of the photoreceptor synaptic ribbon complex and forms a NAD(H)-regulated, redox-sensitive complex with RIBEYE that is important for endocytosis

The Journal of Neuroscience,April 9, 2014.34(15):5245-5260

http://www.jneurosci.org/content/34/15/5245.full.pdf+html

 

Schmitz F. (2014)

Presynaptic [Ca2+] and GCAPs: aspects on the structure and function of photoreceptor ribbon synapses.

http://www.frontiersin.org/molecular_neuroscience/10.3389/fnmol.2014.00003/abstract

 

Silke Wahl, Rashmi Katiyar and Frank Schmitz.

A Local, Periactive Zone Endocytic Machinery at Photoreceptor Synapses in Close Vicinity to Synaptic Ribbons.The Journal of Neuroscience,2013 June 19;33(25)10278-10300April 9, 2014.34(15):5245-5260

http://www.jneurosci.org/content/33/25/10278.full.pdf+html

 

Matti U, Pattu V, Halimani M, Schirra C, Krause E, Liu Y, Weins L, Fang Chang H, Guzman R, Olausson J,Freichel M, Schmitz F, Pasche M, Becherer U, Bruns D, Rettig J.

Synaptobrevin2 is the v-SNARE required for cytotoxic T-lymphocyte lytic granule fusion.

Nat Commun. 2013 Feb 5;4:1439. doi: 10.1038/ncomms2467

http://www.nature.com/ncomms/journal/v4/n2/full/ncomms2467.html

 

Elena Alvarez-Baron1,*, Katrin Michel1,*,Tobias Mittelstaedt1, Thoralf Opitz2,3, Frank Schmitz5,Heinz Beck2,3, Dirk Dietrich4, Albert J. Becker1, and Susanne Schoch1

RIM3γ and RIM4γ Are Key Regulators of Neuronal Arborization.J Neurosci. 2013 Jan 9;33(2):824-39

http://www.jneurosci.org/content/33/2/824.full

Fairless R, Williams SK, Hoffmann DB, Stojic A, Hochmeister S, Schmitz F, Storch MK, Diem R.

Preclinical retinal neurodegeneration in a model of multiple sclerosis.J Neurosci. 2012 Apr 18;32(16):5585-97.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed?term=22514320[uid]

 

Schmitz F, Natarajan S, Venkatesan JK, Wahl S, Schwarz K, Grabner CP.

EF hand-mediated Ca and cGMP signaling in photoreceptor synaptic terminals.Front Mol Neurosci., 2012;5:26. Epub 2012 Feb 29.

 

Schwarz K*, Natarajan S*, Kassas N, Vitale N, Schmitz F

The Synaptic Ribbon Is a Site of Phosphatidic Acid Generation in Ribbon Synapses.J. Neurosci., 2011 Nov 2; 31(44): 15996-16011. * gleichberechtigte Erstautoren.

http://www.jneurosci.org/content/31/44/15996.full

 

Ritter LM, Khattree N, Tam B, Moritz OL, Schmitz F, Goldberg AF.

In Situ Visualization of Protein Interactions in Sensory Neurons: Glutamic Acid-Rich Proteins (GARPs) Play Differential Roles for Photoreceptor Outer Segment Scaffolding. J. Neurosci., 2011 Aug 3;31(31):11231-43.

http://www.jneurosci.org/content/31/31/11231.long

 

Venkatesan J.K.*, Natarajan S.*, Schwarz K.*, Mayer S.I., Alpadi K., Magupalli V.G. Sung C.-H., Schmitz F. (2010) NAD(H)-dependent binding of the neuronal Ca2+-sensor protein GCAP2 to photoreceptor synaptic ribbons.

J. Neurosci., 2010 May 12;30(19):6559-76.* gleichberechtigte Erstautoren.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20463219

 

Schmitz F. (2009) The making of synaptic ribbons: how they are built and what they do. The Neuroscientist 15, 611-624.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19700740

 

Sorg H., Krueger C., Schulz T., Menger M.D., Schmitz F., Vollmar B. (2009) Effects of erythropoietin in skin wound healing are dose related. FASEB J. 23, 3049-3058.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19403513

 

Schmitz, F., Fernandez-Chacon, R. (2009) Cysteine-string proteins. The New Encyclopedia of Neuroscience 3, 285-292.

 

Alpadi, K., Magupalli, V.G., Käppel, S., Köblitz, L., Schwarz, K., Seigel, G.M., Sung, C.H., Schmitz, F. (2008) RIBEYE recruits Munc119, the mammalian ortholog of the Caenorhabditis elegans protein unc119 to synaptic ribbons of photoreceptor synapses. J. Biol. Chem. 283, 26461-26467.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18664567

 

Magupalli, V.G., Schwarz, K., Alpadi, K., Natarajan, S., Seigel, G.M., Schmitz, F. (2008) Multiple RIBEYE - RIBEYE interactions create a dynamic scaffold for the formation of synaptic ribbons. J. Neurosci. 28, 7954-7967 (2008).

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18685021

 

Ekici, M., Schmitz, F., Hohl, M., Seigel, G.M., Thiel, G. (2008) Chromatin structure and expression of synapsin I and synaptophysin in retinal precursor cells. Neurochem. Int. 53, 165-172.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18692536

 

Wei C., Möller C.C., Altintas M.M., Li J., Schwarz K., Zacchigna S., Xie L., Heuger A., Schmid H., Rastaldi M.P., Cowan P., Kretzler M., Parilla R., Bendayan M., Gupta V., Nikolic B., Kalluri R., Carmeliet P., Mundel P., Reiser J. (2008) Modification of kidney barrier function by the urokinase receptor. Nature Medicine 14, 55-63.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18084301

 

Vennekens, R., Olausson, J., Meissner, M., Bloch, W., Mathar, I., Philipp, S.E., Schmitz, F., Weissgerber, P., Nilius, B., Flockerzi, V., Freichel, M. (2007) Increased IgE-dependent mast cell activation and anaphylactic responses in mice lacking the calcium-activated nonselective cation channel TRPM4. Nature Immunol. 3, 312-320.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17293867

 

Schoch, S., Mittelstaedt., T., Kaeser, P., Padgett, D., Feldman, N., Chevalevre V., Castillo, P.E., Hammer, R.E., Han,W., Schmitz, F., Lin, W., Südhof, T.C. (2006) Redundant functions of RIM1alpha and RIM2alpha in Ca2+-triggered neurotransmitter release. EMBO J. 25, 5852-5863.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17124501

 

Schmitz, F., Tabares, L., Khimich, D., Strenzke, N., de la Villa-Polo, P., Castellano-Munoz, M., Bulankina, A., Moser, T., Fernandez-Chacon, R.F., Südhof, T.C. (2006) CSPalpha deficiency causes massive and rapid photoreceptor degeneration. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 103, 2926-2931.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16477021

 

Tom Dieck, S., Schmitz, F., Brandstätter, J.H. (2005) CtBPs as synaptic proteins. In: G. Chinnadurai (Ed.) CtBP family proteins, Landes Bioscience, New York, Springer Press, pp. 105-111.

 

Schlüter, O., Schmitz, F., Jahn, R., Südhof, T.C. (2004) A complete genetic analysis of neuronal Rab3 function. J. Neurosci. 24, 6629-6637.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15269275

 

Fernandez-Chacon, R., Wölfel, M., Nishimune, H., Tabares, L., Schmitz, F., Castellano-Munoz, M., Rosenmund, C., Montesinos, M.L., Sanes, J.R., Schneggenburger, R., Südhof, T.C. (2004) The synaptic vesicle protein CSPalpha prevents presynaptic degeneration. Neuron 42, 237-251.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15091340

 

von Kriegstein, K., Schmitz, F. (2003) Expression and assembly of synaptic membrane proteins in ribbon synapses of the developing mouse retina. Cell Tiss. Res. 311, 159-173.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12596036

 

Schoch, S., Castillo, P., Jo, T., Mukhargee, K., Geppert, M., Wang, Y., Schmitz, F., Malenka, R.C., Südhof, T.C. (2002) RIM1alpha forms a protein scaffold for regulating neurotransmitter release at the active zone.  Nature 415, 321-326.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11797009

 

Castillo P, Schoch S, Schmitz F, Südhof T.C., Malenka R.C. (2002) Rim1a is required for presynaptic long-term potentiation. Nature 415, 327-330.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11797010

 

Schmitz F. (2001) Immunological heterogeneity of synaptic and extrasynaptic forms of nonerythroid alpha-spectrin in the rat retina.  Neurosci. Lett. 313, 25-28.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11684331

 

Schmitz F. , Augustin, I., Brose, N. (2001) Absence of the synaptic vesicle priming protein Munc13-1 from tonically active ribbon synapses of the rat retina. Brain Res. 895, 258-263.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11259787

 

Schmitz F, Königstorfer A, Südhof T.C.  (2000) RIBEYE, a component of ribbon synapses: A protein?s journey through evolution provides insight into synaptic ribbon function.  Neuron 28, 857-872.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11163272

 

Butz S, Fernandez-Chacon R, Schmitz F, Jahn R, Südhof T.C. (1999) Synaptotagmin III is concentrated in synapses but excluded from synaptic vesicles: a synaptic synaptotagmin  absent from synaptic vesicles. J. Biol. Chem. 274, 18290-18296.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/10373432

 

von Kriegstein K, Schmitz F, Link E, Südhof T.C. (1999) Distribution of synaptic vesicle proteins in the mammalian retina identifies obligatory and facultative components of synapses. Europ. J. Neurosci. 11, 1335-1348.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/10103129

 

Kraemer J, Schmitz F, Drenckhahn D (1999) Cytoplasmic dynein and dynactin as likely candidates for microtubule-dependent apical targeting of pancreatic zymogen granules. Europ. J. Cell Biol. 78, 265-277.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/10350215

 

Wang Y, Okamoto M, Schmitz F, Hofmann K, Südhof T.C. (1997) RIM is a putative Rab3 effector in regulating synaptic - vesicle fusion. Nature 388, 593-598.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/9252191

 

Schmitz F , Bechmann M , Drenckhahn D (1996) Purification of synaptic ribbons, structural components of the active zone complex of photoreceptor synapses. J. Neurosci. 16, 7109-7116.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/8929420