Behr Group

Cover of the week in Developmental Biology


Selected Publications

  • Behr M*, Riedel D. Glycosylhydrolase genes control respiratory tubes sizes and airway stability. Sci Rep. 2020 Aug 7;10(1):13377.
  • Pesch YY, Hesse T, Ali T, and Behr M. A cell surface protein controls endocrine ring gland morphogenesis and steroid production. Dev Biol. 2019 Jan 1;445(1):16-28.
  • Pesch YY, Riedel D, and Behr M. Drosophila Chitinase 2 is expressed in chitin producing organs for cuticle formation. Arthropod Struct Dev. 2017 Jan;46(1):4-12.
  • Pesch YY, Riedel D, Patil KR, Loch G, and Behr M. Chitinases and Imaginal disc growth factors organize the extracellular matrix formation at barrier tissues in insects. Sci Rep. 2016 Feb 3;6:18340.
  • Kumar V, Behr M, Kiritsi D, Scheffschick A, Grahnert A, Homberg M, Schwieger-Briel A, Bruckner-Tuderman L and TM Magin. Keratin-dependent TSLP expression suggests a link between skin blistering and atopic disease. J of Allergol and Immunol. Volume 138, Issue 5, November 2016, Pages 1461-1464.e6
  • Pesch YY, Riedel D, and Behr M. Obstructor-A organizes matrix assembly at the apical cell surface to promote enzymatic cuticle maturation in Drosophila. J Biol Chem. 2015, 290:10071-10082.
  • Hildebrandt A, Pflanz R, Behr M, Tarp T, Riedel D, and Schuh R. Bark beetle controls epithelial morphogenesis by septate junction maturation in Drosophila. Dev Biol. 2015, 400:237-247.
  • Petkau G, Wingen C, Jussen LC, Radtke T, and Behr M. Obstructor-A is required for epithelial extracellular matrix dynamics, exoskeleton function, and tubulogenesis. J Biol Chem. 2012, 287:21396-21405.
  • Petkau G, Wingen C, Stümpges B, and Behr M. Clathrin Heavy Chain Expression and Subcellular Distribution in Embryos of Drosophila melanogaster. Embryogenesis SP - Ch. 1. April 20th 2012.
    doi:DOI: 10.5772/36596
  • Jaspers MH, Nolde K, Behr M, Joo SH, Plessmann U, Nikolov M, Urlaub H, Schuh R. The claudin Megatrachea protein complex. J Biol Chem. 2012 Oct 26;287(44):36756-65.
  • Lollies A, Krsmanovic T, Jussen CAL, and Behr M, Wurst-Mediated Airway Clearance is Required for Postembryonic Development. J. Aller. Therapy, 37, 2012.
    doi:doi: 10.4172/2155-6121.S7-002
  • Stümpges B and Behr M. Time-specific regulation of airway clearance by the Drosophila J-domain transmembrane protein Wurst. FEBS Lett. 2011 Oct 20;585(20):3316-21.
  • Behr M. Molecular aspects of respiratory and vascular tube development. Respir Physiol Neurobiol. 2010 Aug 31;173 Suppl:S33-6.
  • Wingen C, Aschenbrenner AC, Stümpges B, Hoch M, and Behr M. The Wurst protein: a novel endocytosis regulator involved in airway clearance and respiratory tube size control. Cell Adh Migr. 2009 Jan-Mar;3(1):14-8.
  • Wingen C, Stümpges B, Hoch M, and Behr M. Expression and localization of clathrin heavy chain in Drosophila melanogaster. Gene Expr Patterns. 2009 Oct;9(7):549-54.
  • Behr M, Wingen C, Wolf C, Schuh R, and Hoch M. Wurst is essential for airway clearance and respiratory-tube size control. Nat Cell Biol. 2007, 9:847-53.
  • Behr M and Hoch M. Identification of the novel evolutionary conserved obstructor multigene family in invertebrates. FEBS Lett. 2005 Dec 19;579(30):6827-33.
  • Behr M, Riedel D, and Schuh R. The claudin-like megatrachea is essential in septate junctions for the epithelial barrier function in Drosophila. Dev Cell. 2003, 5:611-20.