Dannhäuser S, Lux TJ, Hu C, Selcho M, Chen JT-C, Ehmann N, Sachidanandan D, Stopp S, Pauls D, Pawlak M, Langenhan T, Soba P, Rittner HL#, Kittel RJ# (2020) Antinociceptive modulation by the adhesion GPCR CIRL promotes mechanosensory signal discriminationeLife 9:e56738.

Meloni I, Sachidanandan D, Thum AS, Kittel RJ, Murawski C (2020) Controlling the behaviour of Drosophila melanogaster via smartphone optogenetics. Sci Rep 10:17614.

Blanco-Redondo B, Nuwal N, Kneitz S, Nuwal T, Halder P, Liu Y, Ehmann N, Scholz N, Mayer A, Kleber J, Kähne T, Schmitt D, Sadanandappa MK, Funk N, Albertova V, Helfrich-Förster C, Ramaswami M, Hasan G, Kittel RJ, Langenhan T, Gerber B, Buchner E (2019) Implications of the Sap47 null mutation for synapsin phosphorylation, longevity, climbing proficiency and behavioural plasticity in adult Drosophila. J Exp Biol 222:19.

Scholz N*, Ehmann N*, Sachidanandan D, Imig C, Cooper BH, Jahn O, Reim K, Brose N, Meyer J, Lamberty M, Altrichter S, Bormann A, Hallermann S, Pauli M, Heckmann M, Stigloher C, Langenhan T#, Kittel RJ(2019) Complexin cooperates with Bruchpilot to tether synaptic vesicles to the active zone cytomatrix. J Cell Biol 218:1011-1026.

Beck S*, Yu-Strzelczyk J*, Pauls D, Constantin OM, Gee CE, Ehmann N, Kittel RJ, Nagel G#, Gao S(2018) Synthetic light-activated ion channels for optogenetic activation and inhibition. Front Neurosci 12:643.

Ehmann N#, Owald D#, Kittel RJ# (2017) Drosophila active zones: from molecules to behaviour. Neurosci Res 127:14–24.

Scholz, N*, Guan C*, Nieberler M*, Grotemeyer A*, Maiellaro I, Gao S, Beck S, Pawlak M, Sauer M, Asan E, Rothemund S, Winkler J, Prömel S, Nagel G, Langenhan T#, Kittel RJ# (2017) Mechano-dependent signaling by Latrophilin/CIRL quenches cAMP in proprioceptive neurons. eLife 6:e28360. See accompanying comment by W.A. Johnson. 

Scholz N#, Monk KR, Kittel RJ, Langenhan T# (2016) Adhesion GPCRs as a putative class of metabotropic mechanosensors. Handb Exp Pharmacol 234:221–247.

Nieberler M, Kittel RJ, Petrenko AG, Lin HH, Langenhan T (2016) Control of adhesion GPCR function through proteolytic processing. Handb Exp Pharmacol 234:83–109.

Maiellaro I#, Lohse MJ, Kittel RJ#, Calebiro D# (2016) cAMP signals in Drosophila motor neurons are confined to single synaptic boutons. Cell Rep 17:1238–1246.

Kittel RJ#, Heckmann M# (2016) Synaptic vesicle proteins and active zone plasticity. Front Synaptic Neurosci 8:8.

Riemensperger T, Kittel RJ, Fiala A (2016) Optogenetics in Drosophila neuroscience. Methods Mol Biol 1408:167–175.

Beck K, Ehmann N, Andlauer TF, Ljaschenko D, Strecker K, Fischer M, Kittel RJ, Raabe T (2015) Loss of the Coffin-Lowry syndrome associated gene RSK2 alters ERK activity, synaptic function and axonal transport in Drosophila motoneurons. Dis Model Mech 11:1389–1400.

Scholz N*, Gehring J*, Guan C*, Ljaschenko D, Fischer R, Lakshmanan V, Kittel RJ#, Langenhan T# (2015) The Adhesion GPCR Latrophilin/CIRL shapes mechanosensation. Cell Rep 11:866–874.

Ehmann N, Sauer M#, Kittel RJ# (2015) Super-resolution microscopy of the synaptic active zone. Front Cell Neurosci 9:7.

Paul MM, Pauli M, Ehmann N, Hallermann S, Sauer M, Kittel RJ#, Heckmann M# (2015). Bruchpilot and Synaptotagmin collaborate to drive rapid glutamate release and active zone differentiation. Front Cell Neurosci 9:29.

Dawydow A*, Gueta R*, Ljaschenko D, Ullrich S, Hermann M, Ehmann N, Gao S, Fiala A, Langenhan T, Nagel G#, Kittel RJ# (2014) Channelrhodopsin-2-XXL, a powerful optogenetic tool for low light applications. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA 111:13972–13977.

Van de Linde S, Ehmann N, Kittel RJ#, Sauer M# (2014) Quantitatives Imaging durch molekulare Auflösung. BIOspektrum 6:618–621.

Ehmann N*, van de Linde S*, Alon A, Ljaschenko D, Keung XZ, Holm T, Rings A, DiAntonio A, Hallermann S, Ashery U, Heckmann M, Sauer M#, Kittel RJ# (2014) Quantitative super-resolution imaging of Bruchpilot distinguishes active zone states. Nat Commun 5:4650–4661. pdf

Ljaschenko D, Ehmann N, Kittel RJ (2013) Hebbian plasticity guides maturation of glutamate receptor fields in vivo. Cell Rep 3:1407–1413. pdf

Araç D, Aust G, Calebiro D, Engel FB, Formstone C, Goffinet A, Hamann J, Kittel RJ, Liebscher I, Lin H-H, Monk KR, Petrenko A, Piao X, Prömel S, Schiöth HB, Schwartz TW, Stacey M, Ushkaryov YA, Wobus M, Wolfrum U, Xu L, Langenhan T (2012) Dissecting signaling and functions of adhesion G protein-coupled receptors. Ann N Y Acad Sci 1276:1–25.

Hallermann S*, Kittel RJ*, Wichmann C*, Weyhersmüller A, Fouquet W, Mertel S, Owald D, Eimer S, Depner H, Schwärzel M, Sigrist SJ#, Heckmann M# (2010) Naked dense bodies provoke depression. J Neurosci 30:14340-14345.

Hallermann S#, Heckmann M, Kittel RJ# (2010) Mechanisms of short-term plasticity at neuromuscular active zones of Drosophila. HFSP J 4:72-84. pdf

Bachmann A*, Kobler O*, Kittel RJ, Wichmann C, Sierralta J, Sigrist SJ, Gundelfinger ED, Knust E, Thomas U (2010) A Perisynaptic ménage à trois between Dlg, DLin-7, and Metro controls proper organization of Drosophila synaptic junctions. J Neurosci 30:5811-5824.

Fouquet W*,Owald D*,Wichmann C, Mertel S, Depner H, Dyba M, Hallermann S, Kittel RJ, Eimer S, Sigrist SJ (2009) Maturation of active zone assembly by Drosophila Bruchpilot. J Cell Biol 186:129-145.

Schmid A*, Hallermann S*, Kittel RJ, Khorramshahi O, Frölich AM, Quentin C, Rasse TM, Mertel S, Heckmann M, Sigrist SJ (2008) Activity-dependent site-specific changes of glutamate receptor composition in vivo. Nat Neurosci 11:659-666.

Besse F, Mertel S, Kittel RJ, Wichmann C, Rasse TM, Sigrist SJ#, Ephrussi A# (2007) The Ig cell adhesion molecule Basigin controls compartmentalization and vesicle release at Drosophila melanogaster synapses. J Cell Biol 177:843-855.

Schmid A*, Qin G*, Wichmann C, Kittel RJ, Mertel S, Fouquet W, Schmidt M, Heckmann M, Sigrist SJ (2006) Non NMDA type glutamate receptors are essential for maturation but not for initial assembly of synapses at Drosophila NMJs. J Neurosci 26:11267-11277.

Kittel RJ, Hallermann S, Thomsen S, Wichmann C, Sigrist SJ, Heckmann M (2006) Active zone assembly and synaptic release. Biochem Soc Trans 34:944-946.

Kittel RJ*, Wichmann C*, Rasse TM*, Fouquet W, Schmidt M, Schmid A, Wagh DA, Pawlu C, Kellner RR, Willig KI, Hell SW, Buchner E, Heckmann M#, Sigrist SJ# (2006) Bruchpilot promotes active zone assembly, Ca2+ channel clustering, and vesicle release. Science 312:1051-1054. See accompanying comment by H. L. Atwood.

Wagh DA*, Rasse TM*, Asan E, Hofbauer A, Schwenkert I, Dürrbeck H, Buchner S, Dabauvalle MC, Schmidt M, Qin G, Wichmann C, Kittel R, Sigrist SJ, Buchner E (2006) Bruchpilot, a protein with homology to ELKS/CAST, is required for structural integrity and function of synaptic active zones in Drosophila. Neuron 49:833-844.

Rasse TM, Fouquet W, Schmid A, Kittel RJ, Mertel S, Sigrist CB, Schmidt M, Guzman A, Merino C, Qin G, Quentin C, Madeo FF, Heckmann M#, Sigrist SJ# (2005) Glutamate receptor dynamics organizing synapse formation in vivo. Nat Neurosci 8:898-905.

Qin G, Schwarz T, Kittel RJ, Schmid A, Rasse TM, Kappei D, Ponimaskin E, Heckmann M, Sigrist SJ (2005) Four different subunits are essential for expressing the synaptic glutamate receptor at neuromuscular junctions of Drosophila. J Neurosci 25:3209-3218.

*equal contribution                   #shared correspondence