Behr Group

Cover of the week in Developmental Biology


Selected Publications

  • Behr M*, Ganesan K. Improving Polysaccharide-Based Chitin/Chitosan-Aerogel Materials by Learning from Genetics and Molecular Biology . Materials 2022 Jan 28;15(3):1041.
  • 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.