Publications

2018

Braganza, O., Beck, H. (2018) The circuit motif as conceptual tool for multilevel neuroscience. Trends Neurosci. 41: 128-136. (PubMed)

Becker, A.J., Beck, H. (2018) New developments in understanding focal cortical malformations. Curr. Opin. Neurobiol. 31: 151-155. (pdf)

2017

Taha, O., Opitz, T., Müller, M., Pitsch, J., Becker, A., Evert, B.O., Beck, H., Jeub, M. (2017) Neuropathic pain in experimental autoimmune neuritis is associated with altered electrophysiological properties of nociceptive DRG neurons. Exp. Neurol., 297: 25-35. (PubMed)

Holtkamp, D., Opitz, T., Niespodziany, I., Wolff, C., Beck, H. (2017) Activity of the anticonvulsant lacosamide in experimental and human epilepsy via selective effects on slow Na+ channel inactivation. Epilepsia, 58: 27-41. (PubMed)

Kelly, T., Beck, H. (2017) Functional properties of granule cells with hilar basal dendrites in the epileptic dentate gyrus. Epilepsia, 58: 160-171. (PubMed)

2016

Pitkänen, A., Löscher, W., Vezzani, A., Becker, A.J., Simonato, M., Lukasiuk, K., Gröhn, O., Bankstahl, J.P., Friedman, A., Aronica, E., Gorter, J.A., Ravizza, T., Sisodiya, S.M., Kokaia, M., Beck, H. (2016) Advances in the development of biomarkers for epilepsy. Lancet Neurol., 15: 843-856. (pdf)

Pabst, M., Braganza, O., Dannenberg, H., Hu, W., Pothmann, L., Rosen, J., Mody, I., van Loo, K., Deisseroth, K., Becker, A.J., Schoch, S., Beck, H. (2016) Astrocyte intermediaries of septal cholinergic modulation in the hippocampus. Neuron, 90: 853-865. (PubMed) Featured in: Science Signalling, Editors Choice. (2016) Astrocytes help make memories. Sci. Signal., 9: ec126. (pdf)

2015

Royeck, M., Kelly, T., Opitz, T., Otte, D.M., Rennhack, A., Woitecki, A., Pitsch, J., Becker, A., Schoch, S., Kaupp, U.B., Yaari, Y., Zimmer, A., Beck, H. (2015) Downregulation of spermine augments dendritic persistent sodium currents and synaptic integration after status epilepticus. J. Neurosci., 35: 15240-15253. (PubMed)

Van Loo, K.M.J., Schaub, C., Pitsch, J., Kulbida, R., Opitz, T., Ekstein, D., Dalal, A., Urbach, H., Beck, H., Yaari, Y., Schoch, S., Becker, A.J. (2015) Zinc regulates a key transcriptional pathway for epileptogenesis via metal-regulatory transcription factor 1. Nature Comm., 6: 8688. (pdf)

Kabanova, A., Pabst, M., Lorkowski, M., Braganza, O., Boehlen, A., Nikbakht, N., Pothmann, L., Vaswani, A.R., Musgrove, R., Di Monte, D.A., Sauvage, M., Beck, H., Blaess, S. (2015) Function and developmental origin of a mesocortical inhibitory circuit. Nat. Neurosci., 18: 872-882. (PubMed)

Dannenberg, H., Pabst, M., Braganza, O., Schoch, S., Niediek, J., Bayraktar, M., Mormann, F., Beck, H. (2015) Synergy of direct and indirect cholinergic septo-hippocampal pathways coordinates firing in hippocampal networks. J. Neurosci., 35: 8394-8410. (PubMed)

Lennarz, S., Alich, T.C., Kelly, T., Blind, M., Beck, H., Mayer, G. (2015) Selective aptamer-based control of intraneuronal signaling. Angew. Chemie, 54: 5369-5373. (PubMed)

Doeser, A., Dickhof, G., Reitze, M., Uebachs, M., Schaub, C., Pires, N.M., Bonifácio M.J., Soares da Silva, P., Beck, H. (2015) Targeting pharmacoresistant epilepsy and epileptogenesis with a dual-purpose antiepileptic drug. Brain, 138: 371-387. (pdf)

2014

Hedrich, U.B., Liautard, C., Kirschenbaum, D., Pofahl, M., Lavigne, J., Liu, Y., Theiss, S., Slotta, J., Escayg, A., Dihné, M., Beck, H., Mantegazza, M., Lerche, H. (2014) Impaired action potential initiation in GABAergic interneurons causes hyperexcitable networks in an epileptic mouse model carrying a human NaV1.1 mutation. J. Neurosci., 34: 14874-14889. (PubMed)

Thome, C., Kelly, T., Yanez, A., Schultz, C., Engelhardt, M., Campbridge, S.B., Both, M., Draguhn, A., Beck, H., Egorov, A.V. (2014) Axon-carrying dendrites convey privileged synaptic input in hippocampal neurons. Neuron, 83: 1418-1430. (PubMed)

Pothmann, L., Müller, C., Averkin, R.G., Bellistri, E., Miklitz, C., Uebachs, M., Remy, S., Menendez de la Prida, L., Beck, H. (2014) Function of inhibitory micronetworks is spared by Na+ channel-acting anticonvulsant drugs. J. Neurosci., 34: 9720-9735. (PubMed)

Doeser, A., Soares-da-Silva, P., Beck, H., Uebachs, M. (2014) The effects of eslicarbazepine on persistent Na⁺ current and the role of the Na⁺ channel β subunits. Epilepsy Res., 108: 202-211. (PubMed)

Pradier, B., Jeub, M., Markert, A., Mauer, D., Tolksdorf, K., Van de Putte, T., Seuntjens, E., Gailus-Durner, V., Fuchs, H., Jeub, M., Hrabě de Angelis, M., Huylebroeck, D., Beck, H., Zimmer, A., Rácz, I. (2014) Smad-interacting protein 1 affects acute and tonic, but not chronic pain.  Eur. J. Pain, 18: 249-257. (PubMed)

2013

Klatte, K., Kirschstein, T., Otte, D., Pothmann, L., Müller, L., Tokay, T., Kober, M., Uebachs, M., Zimmer, A., Beck, H. (2013) Impaired D-serine-mediated cotransmission mediates cognitive dysfunction in epilepsy. J. Neurosci., 33: 13066-13080. (PubMed)

Alvarez-Baron, E., Michel, K., Mittelstaedt, T., Opitz, T., Schmitz, F., Beck, H., Dietrich, D., Becker, A.J., Schoch, S. (2013) RIM3γ and RIM4γ are key regulators of neuronal arborization. J. Neurosci., 33: 824-839. (PubMed)

2012

Uebachs, M., Albus, C., Opitz, T., Isom, L., Niespodziany, I., Wolff, C., Beck, H. (2012) Loss of β1 accessory Na+ channel subunits causes failure of carbamazepine, but not of lacosamide, in blocking high-frequency firing via differential effects on persistent Na+ currents. Epilepsia, 53: 1959-1967. (PubMed)

Pitsch, J., Opitz, T., Borm, V., Woitecki, A., Staniek, M., Beck, H., Becker, A.J., Schoch, S. (2012) The presynaptic active zone protein RIM1α controls epileptogenesis following status epilepticus. J. Neurosci., 32: 12384-12395. (PubMed)

Müller, C., Beck, H., Coulter, D., Remy, S. (2012) Inhibitory control of linear and supralinear dendritic excitation in CA1 pyramidal neurons. Neuron, 75: 851-864. (PubMed)

Surges, R., Kukley, M., Brewster, A., Rüschenschmidt, C., Schramm, J., Baram, T.Z., Beck, H., Dietrich, D. (2012) Hyperpolarization-activated cation current Iof dentate gyrus granule cells is upregulated in human and rat temporal lobe epilepsy. Biochem. Biophys. Res. Commun., 420: 156-160. (pdf)

Van Loo, K.M., Schaub, C., Pernhorst, K., Yaari, Y., Beck, H., Schoch, S., Becker, A.J. (2012) Transcriptional regulation of T-type calcium channel CaV3.2: bi-directionality by early growth response 1 (Egr1) and repressor element 1 (RE-1) protein-silencing transcription factor (REST). J. Biol. Chem., 287: 15489-15501. (PubMed)

Beck, H., Yaari. Y. (2012) Antiepileptogenesis, Plasticity of AED Targets, Drug Resistance, and Targeting the Immature Brain. In: Jasper’s Basic Mechanisms of the Epilepsies, Fourth Edition. Eds. Noebels, J.L., Avoli, M., Rogawski, M.A., Olsen, R.W., Delgado-Escueta, A.V. Bethesda: National Center for Biotechnology Information, pp. 1077-1085. (PubMed)

2011

Jeub, M., Emrich, M., Pradier, B., Taha, O., Gailus-Durner, V., Fuchs, H., de Angelis, M.H., Huylebroeck, D., Zimmer, A., Beck, H., Racz, I. (2011) The transcription factor Smad-interacting protein 1 controls pain sensitivity via modulation of DRG neuron excitability. Pain, 152: 2384-2398. (PubMed)

Krueppel, R., Remy, S., Beck, H. (2011) Dendritic integration in hippocampal dentate granule cells. Neuron, 71: 512-528. (PubMed)

Otte, D.M., Sommersberg, B., Kudin, A., Guerrero, C., Albayram, Ö., Filiou, M.D., Frisch, P., Yilmaz, Ö., Drews, E., Turck, C.W., Bilkei-Gorzó, A., Kunz, W.S., Beck, H., Zimmer, A. (2011) N-acetyl cysteine treatment rescues cognitive deficits induced by mitochondrial dysfunction in G72/G30 transgenic mice. Neuropsychopharmacology, 36: 2233-2243. (PubMed)

Chen, S., Su, H., Yue, C., Remy, S., Royeck, M., Sochivko, D., Opitz, T., Beck, H., Yaari, Y. (2011) An increase in persistent sodium current contributes to intrinsic neuronal bursting after status epilepticus. J. Neurophysiol., 105: 117-129. (PubMed)

2010

Barnes, S.J., Opitz, T., Merkens, M., Kelly, T., von der Brelie, C., Krueppel, R., Beck, H. (2010) Stable mossy fiber long-term potentiation requires calcium influx at the granule cell soma, protein synthesis, and microtubule-dependent axonal transport. J. Neurosci., 30: 12996-13004. (PubMed)

Coras, R., Siebzehnrubl, F.A., Pauli, E., Huttner, H.B., Njunting, M., Kobow, K., Villmann, C., Hahnen, E., Neuhuber, W., Weigel, D., Buchfelder, M., Stefan, H., Beck, H., Steindler, D.A., Blümcke, I. (2010) Low proliferation and differentiation capacities of adult hippocampal stem cells correlate with memory dysfunction in humans. Brain, 133: 3359-3372. (pdf)

Wimmer, V.C., Reid, C.A., Mitchell, S., Richards, K.L., Scaf, B.B., Leaw, B.T., Hill, E.L., Royeck, M., Horstmann, M.-T., Cromer, B.A., Davies, P.J., Xu, R., Lerche, H., Berkovic, S.F., Beck, H., Petrou, S. (2010) Axon initial segment dysfunction in a mouse model of genetic epilepsy with febrile seizures plus. J. Clin. Invest., 120: 2661-2671. (pdf)

Uebachs, M., Opitz, T., Royeck, M., Dickhof, G., Horstmann, M.-T., Isom, L.L., Beck, H. (2010) Efficacy loss of the anticonvulsant carbamazepine in mice lacking sodium channel beta subunits via paradoxical effects on persistent sodium currents. J. Neurosci., 30: 8489-8501. (PubMed)

Remy, S., Beck, H., Yaari, Y. (2010) Plasticity of voltage-gated ion channels in pyramidal cell dendrites. Curr. Opin. Neurobiol. 20: 503-509. (pdf)

2009

Remy, S., Csicsvari, J., Beck, H. (2009) Activity-dependent control of neuronal output by local and global dendritic spike attenuation. Neuron, 61: 906-916. (PubMed) Comment in ‘Neuron Previews’ by Tiago Branco and Michael Häusser.

2008

Beck, H., Yaari, Y. (2008) Plasticity of intrinsic neuronal properties in CNS disorders. Nat. Rev. Neurosci., 9: 357-369. (PubMed)

Royeck, M., Horstmann, M.-T., Remy, S., Reitze, M., Yaari, Y., Beck, H. (2008) Role of axonal NaV1.6 sodium channels in action potential initiation of CA1 pyramidal neurons. J. Neurophysiol., 100: 2361-2380. (PubMed)

Beck, H., Elger, C.E. (2008) Epilepsy research: a window onto function to and dysfunction of the human brain. Dialogues Clin. Neurosci., 10: 7-15. (PubMed)

Beck, H., Yaari, Y. (2008) Plasticity of intrinsic neuronal properties in CNS disorders. Nat. Rev. Neurosci., 9: 357-369. (PubMed)

Sisodiya, S.M., Beck, H., Löscher, W., Vezzani, A. (2008) Mechanisms of Drug Resistance. In: Epilepsy: A Comprehensive Textbook, Second Edition. Eds. Engel Jr., J., Pedley, T. A. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, pp. 1279-1289.

Mathern, G.W., Wilson, C.L., Beck, H. (2008) Hippocampal Sclerosis. In: Epilepsy: A Comprehensive Textbook, Second Edition. Eds. J. Engel, Jr. and T. A. Pedley. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, pp. 121-136.

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