Publications

Kadas D, Duch C, Consoulas C. (2019) Postnatal Increases in Axonal Conduction Velocity of an Identified Drosophila Interneuron Require Fast Sodium, L-Type Calcium and Shaker Potassium Channels.
eNeuro.  doi: 10.1523/ENEURO.0181-19.2019.

Gaitanidis A, Dimitriadou A, Dowse H, Sanyal S, Duch C, Consoulas C. (2019) Longitudinal assessment of health-span and pre-death morbidity in wild type Drosophila. Aging (Albany NY). 11(6):1850-1873. doi: 10.18632/aging.101880.

Schützler N, Girwert C, Hügli I, Mohana G, Roignant JY, Ryglewski S*, Duch C* (2019) Tyramine action on motoneuron excitability and adaptable tyramine/octopamine ratios adjust Drosophila locomotion to nutritional state. PNAS 116(9):3805-3810. * Shared last author.

Stocker B, Bochow C, Damrau C, Mathejczyk T, Wolfenberg H, Colomb J, Weber C, Ramesh N, Duch C, Biserova NM, Sigrist S, Pflüger HJ. (2018) Structural and Molecular Properties of Insect Type II Motor Axon Terminals. Front Syst Neurosci. Mar 19;12:5. doi: 10.3389/fnsys.2018.00005. eCollection 2018.

Ryglewski S, Vonhoff F, Scheckel K, Duch C (2017) Intra-neuronal Competition for Synaptic Partners Conserves the Amount of Dendritic Building Material. Neuron 93(3):632-645.e6.

Ryglewski S, Duch C, Altenhein B (2017) Tyramine Actions on Drosophila Flight Behavior Are Affected by a Glial Dehydrogenase/Reductase. Front Syst Neurosci 11:68

Kadas D, Klein A, Krick N, Worrell JW, Ryglewski S, Duch C (2017) Dendritic and Axonal L-Type Calcium Channels Cooperate to Enhance Motoneuron Firing Output during Drosophila Larval Locomotion. J Neurosci 37(45):10971-10982

Williams AA, White R, Sniard A, Corneveaux J, Huentelman M, Duch C (2016) MECP2 impairs neuronal structure by regulating KIBRA. Neurobiol of Disease, in press.

Dutta S, Rieche F, Eckl N, Duch C, Kretzschmar D (2015) Glial expression of Swiss-Cheese, the Drosophila orthologue of Neuropathy Target Esterase, is required for neuronal ensheathment and function. Disease Models & Mechanisms, Dec 3 [Epub ahead of print].

Kadas D, Ryglewski S, Duch C (2015) Transient BK outward current enhances motoneurone firing rates during Drosophila larval locomotion. J Physiol 593(22):4871-88.

Ryglewski S, Kadas S, Hutchinson K, Schuetzler N, Vonhoff F, Duch C (2014) Dendrites are dispensable for basic motoneuron function but essential for fine tuning of behavior. PNAS 111(50):18049-54.

Hutchinson K, Vonhoff F, Duch C (2014) Dscam1 is required for normal dendrite growth and branching but not for dendritic spacing in Drosophila motoneurons. J Neurosci 34(5):1924-31.

Ryglewski S, Kilo L, Duch C (2014) Sequential acquisition of cacophony calcium currents, sodium channels and voltage-dependent potassium currents affects spike shape and dendrite growth during postembryonic maturation of an identified Drosophila motoneuron Eur J Neurosci, 39(10):1572-85.

Vonhoff F, Kühn C, Blumenstock S°, Sanyal S, Duch C (2013) A precise temporal coherency between receptor expression, neural activity, and AP-1 dependent transcription regulates dendrite development in an identified Drosophila motoneuron. Development 140(3):606-16.

Kühn C, Duch C (2013) Putative Excitatory and Putative Inhibitory Inputs Localize to Different Dendritic Domains in a Drosophila Flight Motoneuron. Eur J Neurosci, 37(6):860-75.

Herrera-Valdez MA, McKiernan EC*, Berger SD*, Ryglewski S, Duch C, Crook S (2013) Relating ion channel expression, bifurcation structure, and diverse firing patterns in a model of an identified motor neuron. J Comput Neurosci 34(2):211-29.

Ryglewski S, Duch C (2012) Preparation of Drosophila Central Neurons for in situ Patch Clamping. J Vis Exp 15;(68).

Vonhoff F, Williams A, Ryglewski S, Duch C (2012) Drosophila as a Model for MeCP2 Gain of Function in Neurons. PLoS One, 7(2):e31835.

Ryglewski S, Lance K, Levine RB, Duch C (2012) Cav2 Channels Mediate LVA and HVA Calcium Currents in Drosophila Motoneurons. J Physiol J Physiol 590(Pt 4):809-25.

Pflueger HJ, Duch C (2011) Dynamic neural control of insect muscle metabolism related to motor behavior. Physiology (Bethesda) 26:293-303.

Börner J, Duch C (2010) A standard neuroanatomy atlas for the adult Drosophila ventral nerve cord. J Comp Neurol, 518:2437-2455.

Vonhoff F, Duch C (2010) Tiling Among Stereotyped Dendritic Branches in an Identified Drosophila Motoneuron. J Comp Neurol, 518:2169-2185.

Vierk R, Pflueger HJ, Duch C (2010) Postembryonic development of centrally generated flight motor patterns in the hawkmoth, Manduca sexta. J Comp Physiol A: 196(1):37-50.

Ryglewski S, Duch C (2009) Shaker and Shal mediate transient calcium-independent potassium current in a Drosophila flight motoneuron. J Neurophysiol 102(6):3673-88.

Meseke M, Evers JF, Duch C (2009) Postembryonic dendritic remodeling of an identified neuron is accompanied by changes in synapse distribution and dendritic input computation. J Neurophysiol 102:41-58.

Vierk R, Pflueger HJ, Duch C (2009) Differential effects of octopamine and tyramine on the central pattern generator for Manduca flight. J Comp Physiol A: 195(3):265-77.

Meseke M, Evers JF, Duch C (2009) PTX-induced hyperexcitability affects dendritic shape and GABAergic synapse density but not synapse distribution during Manduca postembryonic motoneuron development. J Comp Physiol 195(5):473-89.

Duch C, Vonhoff F, Ryglewski S (2008) Dendrite elongation and dendritic branching are affected separately by different forms of intrinsic motoneuron excitability. J Neurophysiol 100(5):2525-36.

Hohensee S, Bleiss W, Duch C (2008) Correlative electron and confocal microscopy assessment of synapse localization in the central nervous system of an insect. J Neurosci Methods 15:168(1):64-70.

Kuehn C, Duch C (2008) Expression of two different isoforms of fasciclin II during postembryonic central nervous system remodeling in Manduca sexta. Cell Tissue Res 334:477-498.

Ryglewski S, Pflueger HJ, Duch C (2007) Expanding the Neuron’s Calcium Signaling Repertoire: Intracellular Calcium Release via Voltage induced PLC and IP3R Activation. PLoS Biol 5(4):e66.

Brembs B, Christiansen F, Pflueger HJ, Duch C (2007) Flight initiation and maintenance deficits in flies with genetically altered biogenic amine levels. J Neurosci 27(41):11122-31.

Fields L, Duch C, Pflueger HJ (2007) Reflex activation of octopaminergic unpaired median neurons in the locust. J Insect Physiol 54(1):240-54.

Evers JF, Muench D, Duch C (2006) Developmental relocation of presynaptic terminals along distinct types of dendritic filopodia. Dev Biol 297(1):214-227.

Börner J , Puschmann T, Duch C (2006) A steroid hormone affects sodium channel expression in Manduca central neurons. Cell Tissue Res 325:175-87.

Burkert P, Duch C (2006) Developmental changes of CaMKII localization, activity and function during postembryonic CNS remodeling in Manduca sexta. Eur J Neurosci 23:335-349.

Duch C (2006) Form and function of identified insect motoneurons. Int Comp Biol 46:E36

Evers JF, Schmitt S, Scholz M, Duch C (2005) New frontiers in functional neuroanatomy: precise automatic reconstruction from confocal image stacks. J Neurophysiol 93:2331-2342.

Duch C, Mentel T (2004) Activity affects dendritic shape and synapse elimination during steroid induced dendritic regression in Manduca sexta. J Neurosci 24:9826-9837.

Schmitt S, Evers JF, Scholz M, Duch C, Obermayer K (2004) New methods for the computer assisted 3D reconstruction of neurons from confocal image stacks. Neuroimage 23:1283-1298.

Libersat F, Duch C (2004) Cellular and molecular mechanisms of the maturation of neuronal dendritic trees. Mol Neurobiol 29:303-320.

Pflueger HJ, Duch C, Heidel E (2004) Neuromodulatory octopaminergic neurons and their functions during insect motor behaviour. The Ernst Florey memory lecture. Acta Biol Hung 55:3-12.

Mentel T, Duch C, Müller U, Stypa H, Wegener G, Pflueger HJ (2003) Fuel selection in locust flight muscle by the activity of central modulatory neurons. J Neurosci 15:1109-1113.

Duch C, Mentel T (2003) Motoneuron terminal retraction and outgrowth depend on stage-specific activity patterns during the metamorphosis of Manduca sexta. European J Neurosci 17:1-18.

Duch C, Levine RB (2002) Changes of calcium signaling during postembryonic dendritic growth in Manduca sexta. J Neurophysiol 87:1415-1425.

Libersat F, Duch C (2002) Morphometric analysis of dendritic remodeling in an identified motoneuron during postembryonic development. J Comp Neurol 450:153-166.

Bayline RJ, Duch C, Levine RB (2001) Nerve-muscle interactions regulate motor terminal growth and myoblast distribution during muscle development. Dev Biol 231:348-363.

Duch C, Bayline RJ, Levine RB (2000) Development of the DLM flight motor system in Manduca sexta. J Comp Neurol 422:1-17.

Duch C, Levine RB (2000) Remodeling of membrane properties and dendritic architecture accompany the postembryonic conversion of a ‘slow’ into a ‘fast’ motoneuron. J Neurosci 20:6950-6961.

Pflueger HJ, Duch C (2000) The functional role for octopaminergic neurons in insect motor behavior. Acta Biol Hung 51:343-348.

Consoulas C, Duch C, Bayline RJ, Levine RB (2000) Behavioral transformations during metamorphosis: remodeling of neural and motor systems. Brain Res Bulletin 53:571-583.

Duch C, Mentel T, Pflueger HJ (1999) Distribution and activation of different types of octopaminergic DUM neurons in the locust. J Comp Neurol 403:119-134.

Duch C, Pflueger HJ (1999) DUM neurons in locust flight: a model system for amine mediated peripheral adjustments to a central motor program. J Comp Physiol A 184:489-499.

Morris OT, Duch C, Stevenson PA (1999) Reflex activation of locust octopaminergic modulatory neurons by proprioreceptors responsive to flight muscle contractions. J Exp Biol 202:3555-3564.

Baudoux S, Duch C, Morris OT (1998) Coupling of efferent neuromodulatory neurons to rhythmical leg motor activity in the locust. J Neurophysiol 79:361-370.

Duch C, Pflueger HJ (1995) Motor patterns for horizontal and upside down walking and vertical climbing in the locust. J Exp Biol 198:1963-1976.