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Raichur, S., Brunner, B., Bielohuby, M., Hansen, G., Pfenninger, A., Wang, B., Brüning, J.C., Larsen, P.J., and Tennagels, N. (2019). The role of C16:0 ceramide in the development of obesity and type 2 diabetes: CerS6 inhibition as a novel therapeutic approach. (2019) Mol. Metab. 21, 36-50.

Turpin-Nolan, S.M., Hammerschmidt, P., Chen, W., Jais, A., Timper, K., Awazawa, M., Brodesser, S., and Brüning, J.C. (2019). CerS1-Derived C18:0 Ceramide in Skeletal Muscle Promotes Obesity-Induced Insulin Resistance. (2019) Cell Rep.26, 1-10.

Bugiardini, E., Mitchell, A.L., Rosa, I.D., Horning-Do, H.T., Pitmann, A., Poole, O.V., Holton, J.L., Shah, S., Woodward, C., Hargreaves, I., Quinlivan, R., Amunts, A., Wiesner, R.J., Houlden, H., Holt, I.J., Hanna, M.G., Pitceathly, R.D.S., Spinazzola, A. (2019). MRPS25 mutations impair mitochondrial translation and cause encephalomyopathy. Hum. Mol. Genet. 19 Apr 30. pii: ddz093. doi: 10.1093/hmg/ddz093. [Epub ahead of print]

Murru, S., Hess, S., Barth, E., Almajan, E.R., Schatton, D., Hermans, S., Brodesser, S., Langer, T., Kloppenburg, P., Rugarli, E.I. (2019). Astrocyte-specific deletion of the mitochondrial m-AAA protease reveals glial contribution to neurodegeneration. GLIA, Apr 16. doi: 10.1002/glia.23626. [Epub ahead of print].

Lubomirov, L.T., Gagov, H., Schroeter, M.M., Wiesner, R.J., and Franko, A. (2019). Augmented contractility of murine femoral arteries in a streptozotocin diabetes model is related to increased phosphorylation of MYPT1. Physiol Rep. 7(3):e13975. doi: 10.14814/phy2.13975.

Schiffmann, L.M., Fritsch, M., Gebauer, F., Günther, S.D., Stair, N.R., Seeger, J.M., Thangarajah, F., Dieplinger, G., Bludau, M., Alakus, H., Göbel, H., Quaas, A., Zander, T., Hilberg, F., Bruns, C.J., Kashkar, H., and Coutelle, O. (2019). Tumour-infiltrating neutrophils counteract anti-VEGF therapy in metastatic colorectal cancer. Br. J. Cancer 120, 69-78.

Habich, M., Salscheider, S.L., Murschall, L.M., Hoehne, M.N., Fischer, M., Schorn, F., Petrungaro, C., Ali, M., Erdogan, A.J., Abou-Eid, S., Kashkar, H., Dengjel, J., and Riemer, J. (2019). Vectorial import via a metastable disulfide-linked complex allows for a quality control step and import by the mitochondrial disulfide relay. Cell Rep. 26, 759-774.

Sprenger, H.G., Wani, G., Hesseling, A., König, T., Patron, M., MacVicar, T., Ahola, S., Wai, T., Barth, E., Rugarli, E.I., Bergami, M., Langer, T. (2019). Loss of the mitochondrial i‐AAA protease YME1L leads to ocular dysfunction and spinal axonopathy. EMBO Mol Med. 11 pii: e9288.

Lubomirov, L.T., Gagov, H., Schroeter, M.M., Wiesner, R.J., and Franko, A. (2019). Augmented contractility of murine femoral arteries in a streptozotocin diabetes model is related to increased phosphorylation of MYPT1. Physiol Rep. 7(3):e13975. doi: 10.14814/phy2.13975.

Brandt, U. (2019). Adaptations of an ancient modular machine - Mechanism of energy conversion is conserved in the complex I superfamily. Science 363, 230-231.


Cabrera-Orefice, A., Yoga, E. G., Wirth, C., Siegmund, K., Zwicker, K., Guerrero-Castillo, S., Zickermann, V., Hunte, C., and Brandt, U. (2018). Locking loop movement in the ubiquinone pocket of complex I disengages the proton pumps. Nat. Commun. 9, 4500.

Graef, M. (2018). Lipid droplet-mediated lipid and protein homeostasis in budding yeast. FEBS letters 592, 1291-1303.

Schatton, D. and Rugarli, E.I. (2018). A concert of RNA-binding proteins coordinates mitochondrial function. Crit. Rev. Biochem. Mol. Biol. 53, 652-666.

Brandt, C., Nolte, H., Henschke, S., Engström, Ruud, L., Awazawa, M., Morgan, D.A., Gabel, P., Sprenger, H.G., Hess, M.E., Günther, S., Langer, T., Rahmouni, K., Fenselau, H., Krüger, M., and Brüning, J.C. (2018). Food Perception Primes Hepatic ER-Homeostasis via Melanocortin-Dependent Control of mTOR-Activation. (2018) Cell Nov 15;175(5):1321-1335.

Timper, K., Paeger, L., Sánchez-Lasheras, C., Varela, L., Jais, A., Nolte, H., Vogt, M.C., Hausen, A.C., Heilinger, C., Evers, N., Pospisilik, J.A., Penninger, J.M., Taylor, E.B., Horvath, T.L., Kloppenburg, P., and Brüning, J.C. (2018). Mild impairment of mitochondrial OXPHOS promotes fatty acid utilization in POMC neurons and improves glucose homeostasis in obesity. Cell Rep. 25, 383-397.

Göbel, J. Motori, E., and Bergami, M. (2018). Spatiotemporal control of mitochondrial network dynamics in astroglial cells. Biochem. Biophys. Res. Commun. 500, 17-25.

Jahn, H.M., Bergami, M. (2018). Critical periods regulating the circuit integration of adult-born hippocampal neurons. Cell Tissue Res. 371, 23-32.

Simões, T., Schuster, R., den Brave, F., Escobar-Henriques, M. (2018). Cdc48 regulates a deubiquitylase cascade critical for mitochondrial fusion. Elife 7. pii: e30015. doi: 10.7554/eLife.30015.

Medeiros, T.C., Thomas, R.L., Ghillebert, R., and Graef, M. (2018). Autophagy balances mtDNA synthesis and degradation by DNA polymerase POLG during starvation. J. Cell Biol. 217, 1601-1611.

Medeiros, T.C., and Graef, M. (2018). Autophagy determines mtDNA copy number dynamics during starvation. Autophagy 15, 178-179. .

Quiñones, M., Al-Massadi, O., Folgueira, C., Bremser, S., Gallego, R., Torres-Leal, L., Haddad-Tóvolli, R., García-Caceres, C., Hernandez-Bautista, R., Lam, B.Y.H., Beiroa, D., Sanchez-Rebordelo, E., Senra, A., Malagon, J.A., Valerio, P., Fondevila, M.F., Fernø, J., Malagon, M.M., Contreras, R., Pfluger, P., Brüning, J.C., Yeo, G., Tschöp, M., Diéguez, C., López, M., Claret, M., Kloppenburg, P., Sabio, G., and Nogueiras R. (2018). p53 in AgRP neurons is required for protection against diet-induced obesity via JNK1. Nat. Commun. 9, 3432.

Habich, M., Salscheider, S.L., and Riemer, J. (2018). Cysteine residues in mitochondrial intermembrane space proteins: more than just import. Br. J. Pharmacol. 176, 514-531.

Erdogan, A. J., Ali, M., Habich, M., Salscheider, S. L., Schu, L., Petrungaro, C., Thomas, L. W., Ashcroft, M., Leichert, L. I., Roma, L. P., and Riemer, J. (2018). The mitochondrial oxidoreductase CHCHD4 is present in a semi-oxidized state in vivo. Redox Biol. 17, 200-206.

Mattie, S., Riemer, J., Wideman, J.G., McBride, H.M. (2018). A new mitofusin topology places the redox-regulated C terminus in the mitochondrial intermembrane space. J Cell Biol. 217, 507-515.

Roma, L.P., Deponte, M., Riemer, J., and Morgan, B. (2018). Mechanisms and applications of redox-sensitive green fluorescent protein-based hydrogen peroxide probes. Antioxid. Redox Signaling 29, 552-568.

Chauhan, D., Bartok, E., Gaidt, M.M., Bock, F.J., Herrmann, J., Seeger, J.M., Broz, P., Beckmann, R., Kashkar, H., Tait, S.W.G., Müller, R., and Hornung, V. (2018). BAX/BAK-Induced Apoptosis Results in Caspase-8-Dependent IL-1β Maturation in Macrophages. Cell Rep. 25, 2354-2368.

Weiland, D., Brachvogel, B., Hornig-Do, H.-T., Neuhaus, J.F.G., Holzer, T., Tobin, D.J., Niessen, C.M., Wiesner, R.J.# and Baris, O.R. (2018). Imbalance of mitochondrial respiratory chain complexes in the epidermis induces severe skin inflammation. J. Invest Dermatol. 138, 132-140. #corresponding author

Meyer, A.J., Riemer, J., and Rouhier, N. (2018). Oxidative protein folding: state-of-the-art and current avenues of research in plants. New Phytol. 221, 1230-1246.


Paeger, L., Pippow, A., Hess, S., Paehler, M., Klein, A.C., Husch, A., Pouzat, C., Brüning, J.C., and Kloppenburg, P. (2017). Energy imbalance alters Ca2+ handling and excitability of POMC neurons. Elife 6. pii: e25641.

Ortner, N.J., Bock, G., Dougalis, A., Kharitonova, M., Duda, J., Hess, S., Tuluc P., Pomberger, T., Stefanova, N., Pitterl, F., Ciossek, T., Oberacher, H., Draheim, H.J., Kloppenburg, P., Liss, B., and Striessnig, J. (2017). Lower affinity of isradipine for L-Type Ca2+ channels during substantia nigra dopamine neuron-like activity: implications for neuroprotection in Parkinson’s disease. J. Neurosci. 37, 6761-6777.

Saita, S., Nolte, H., Fiedler, K.U., Kashkar, H., Venne, A.S., Zahedi, R.P., Krüger, M., and Langer, T. (2017). PARL mediates Smac proteolytic maturation in mitochondria to promote apoptosis. Nat. Cell Biol. 19, 318-328.

Schiffmann, L.M., Brunold, M., Liwschitz, M., Goede, V., Loges, S., Wroblewski, M., Quaas, A., Alakus, H., Stippel, D., Bruns, C.J., Hallek, M., Kashkar, H., Hacker, U.T., and Coutelle, O. (2017). A combination of low-dose bevacizumab and imatinib enhances vascular normalisation without inducing extracellular matrix deposition. Br. J. Cancer. 116, 600-608.

Schatton, D., Pla-Martin, D., Marx, M.C., Hansen, H., Mourier, A., Nemazanyy, I., Pessia, A., Zentis, P., Corona, T., Kondylis, V., Barth, E., Schauss, A.C., Velagapudi, V., and Rugarli, E.I. (2017). CLUH regulates mitochondrial metabolism by controlling translation and decay of target mRNAs. J. Cell Biol. 216, 675-693.

Kumar, A. Dejanovic, B., Hetsch, F., Semtner, M., Fusca, D., Arjune, S., Santamaria-Araujo, J.A., Winkelmann, A., Ayton, S., Bush, A.I., Kloppenburg, P., Meier, J.C., Schwarz, G., and Belaidi, A.A. (2017). S-sulfocysteine/NMDA receptor-dependent signaling underlies neurodegeneration in molybdenum cofactor deficiency. J. Clin. Invest. 127, 4365-4378.

Neuhaus, J.F.G., Baris, Kittelmann, O. R. A., Becker, K., Rothschild, M.A., and Wiesner, R.J. (2017). Catecholamine metabolism induces mitochondrial DNA deletions and leads to severe adrenal degeneration during aging. Neuroendocrinology 104, 72-84.

Stöckigt, F., Beiert, T., Knappe, V., Baris, O.R., Wiesner, R.J., Clemen, C.S., Nickenig, G., Andrié, R.P. and Schrickel, J.W. (2017): Aging-related mitochondrial dysfunction facilitates the occurrence of serious arrhythmia after myocardial infarction. Biochem. Biophys. Res. Comm. 493, 604-610.

Schommers, P., Thurau, A., Bultmann-Mellin, I., Guschlbauer, M., Klatt, A.R., Rozman, J., Klingenspor, M., Hrabe de Angelis, M., Alber, J., Gründemann, D., Sterner-Kock, A., and Wiesner, R.J. (2017). Metformin causes a futile intestinal-hepatic cycle which increases energy expenditure and slows down development of a type 2 diabetes-like state. Mol Metab. 6, 737-747. 

Erdogan, A. J. and J. Riemer (2017). Mitochondrial disulfide relay and its substrates: mechanisms in health and disease. Cell Tissue Res. 367, 59-72.

Friederich, M.W., Erdogan, A.J., Coughlin, C.R., Elos, M.T., Jiang, H., O'Rourke, C.P., Lovell, M.A., Wartchow, E., Gowan, K., Chatfield, K.C., Chick, W.S., Spector, E.B., Van Hove, J.L.K., and Riemer, J. (2017). Mutations in the accessory subunit NDUFB10 result in isolated complex I deficiency and illustrate the critical role of intermembrane space import for complex I holoenzyme assembly. Hum. Mol. Genet. 26, 702-716.

Calabrese, G. Morgan, B., and Riemer, J. (2017). Mitochondrial Glutathione: Regulation and Functions. Antioxid. Redox Signaling 27, 1162-1177.

Habich, M. and Riemer, J. (2017). Detection of Cysteine Redox States in Mitochondrial Proteins in Intact Mammalian Cells. In: Mokranjac, D., Perocchi, F. (eds). Mitochondria. Methods in Molecular Biology, Vol 1567. Humana Press, New York, NY.

Döring, K., Ahmed, N., Riemer, T., Suresh, H.G., Vainshtein, Y., Habich, M., Riemer, J., Mayer, M.P., O'Brien, E.P., Kramer, G., and Bukau B. (2017). Profiling Ssb-Nascent Chain Interactions Reveals Principles of Hsp70-Assisted Folding. Cell. 170, 298-311.


Franko, A, Huypens, P, Neschen, S, Irmler, M., Rozman J., Rathkolb, B., Neff, F., Prehn, C., Dubois, G., Baumann, M., Massinger, R., Gradinger, D., Przemeck, G.K., Repp, B., Aichler, M., Feuchtinger, A, Schommers, P., Stöhr, O., Sanchez-Lasheras, C., Adamski, J., Peter, A., Prokisch, H., Beckers, J., Walch, A.K., Fuchs, H., Wolf, E., Schubert, M., Wiesner, R.J., and Hrabě de Angelis (2016). Bezafibrate improves insulin sensitivity and metabolic flexibility in STZ treated diabetic mice. Diabetes 65, 2540-2552.

Franz, A., Ackermann, L. and Hoppe, T.  (2016). Ring of change: CDC48/p97 drives protein dynamics at chromatin. Front. Genet. 7, 73.

Guarás, A., Perales-Clemente, E., Calvo, E., Acín-Pérez, R., Loureiro-Lopez, M., Pujol, C., Martínez-Carrascoso, I., Nuñez, E., García-Marqués, F., Rodríguez-Hernández, M.A., Cortés, A., Diaz, F., Pérez-Martos, A., Moraes, C.T., Fernández-Silva, P., Trifunovic, A., Navas, P., Vazquez, J., and Enríquez, J.A. (2016). The CoQH2/CoQ ratio serves as a sensor of respiratory chain efficiency. Cell Rep. 15, 197-209.

Knittel, G.*, Liedgens, P.*, Korovkina, D.*, Seeger, J.M.*, Al-Baldawi, Y., Al-Maarri, M., Fritz, C., Vlantis, K., Bezhanova, S., Scheel, A.H., Wolz, O.O., Reimann, M., Möller, P., López, C., Schlesner, M., Lohneis, P., Weber, A.N., Trümper, L., Consortium, I.M., Staudt, L.M., Ortmann, M., Pasparakis, M., Siebert, R., Schmitt, C.A., Klatt, A.R., Wunderlich, F.T., Schäfer, S.C., Persigehl, T., Montesinos-Rongen, M., Odenthal, M., Büttner, R., Frenzel, L.P.§Kashkar, H.§, and Reinhardt, H.C.§. (2016). B cell-specific conditional expression of Myd88p.L252P leads to the development of diffuse large B cell lymphoma in mice. Blood 27, 2732-2741. * and § equal contribution

Lehtonen, J. M., Forsstrom, S., Bottani, E., Viscomi, C., Baris, O. R., Isoniemi, H., Hockerstedt, K., Osterlund, P., Hurme, M., Jylhava, J., Leppa, S., Markkula, R., Helio, T., Mombelli, G., Uusimaa, J., Laaksonen, R., Laaksovirta, H., Auranen, M., Zeviani, M., Smeitink, J., Wiesner, R. J., Nakada, K., Isohanni, P., and Suomalainen, A. (2016). FGF21 is a biomarker for mitochondrial translation and mtDNA maintenance disorders. Neurology 87, 2290-2299.

Seiferling, D., Szczepanowska, K., Becker, C., Senft, K., Hermans, S., Maiti, P., König, T., Kukat, A., and Trifunovic, A. (2016). Loss of CLPP alleviates mitochondrial cardiomyopathy without affecting the mammalian UPRmt. EMBO Rep. 17, 953-964.

Szczepanowska, K., Maiti, P., Kukat, A., Hofsetz, E., Nolte, H., Senft, K., Becker, C., Ruzzenente, B., Hornig-Do, H.-T., Wibom, R., Wiesner, R.J., Krüger, M. and Trifunovic, A. (2016). CLPP coordinates mitoribosomal assembly through regulation of ERAL1 levels. EMBO J. 35, 2566-2583.

Velázquez, A.P., Tatsuta, T., Ghillebert, R., Drescher, I., and Graef, M. (2016). Lipid droplet-mediated ER homeostasis regulates autophagy and cell survival during starvation. J. Cell Biol. 212, 621-631.

Velazquez, A.P., and Graef, M. (2016). Autophagy regulation depends on ER homeostasis controlled by lipid droplets. Autophagy 12, 1409-1410.

Wang, S., Jacquemyn, J., Murru, S., Martinelli, P., Barth, E., Langer, T., Niessen, C.M., and Rugarli, E.I. (2016). The mitochondrial m-AAA protease prevents demyelination and hair greying. PLoS Genet 12, e1006463.

Knittel, G., Liedgens, P., Korovkina, D., Seeger, J. M., Al-Baldawi, Y., Al-Maarri, M., Fritz, C., Vlantis, K., Bezhanova, S., Scheel, A. H., Wolz, O. O., Reimann, M., Möller, P., López, C., Schlesner, M., Lohneis, P., Weber, A. N., Trümper, L., German International Cancer Genome Consortium Molecular Mechanisms in Malignant Lymphoma by Sequencing Project Consortium, Staudt, L. M., Ortmann, M., Pasparakis, M., Siebert, R., Schmitt, C. A., Klatt, A. R., Wunderlich, F. T., Schäfer, S. C., Persigehl, T., Montesinos-Rongen, M., Odenthal, M., Büttner, R., Frenzel, L. P., Kashkar, H., Reinhardt, H. C. (2016). B-cell-specific conditional expression of Myd88p.L252P leads to the development of diffuse large B-cell lymphoma in mice. Blood 127, 2732-41.