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Selected Publications

  • 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. Jun 15. pii: S0091-6749(16)30445-6.
  • 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.
  • 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, 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.