Publications

Peer reviewed articles

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.