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Bernd Sutor

Prof. Dr. Bernd Sutor

Associate member MCN, GSN associate faculty


Professor emeritus "Physiological Genomics"


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Research focus: Development and function of GABAergic interneurons in the cerebral cortex; Membrane potential oscillations, resonance behavior and discharge properties of neurons; Application of optogenetic techniques

Key words: GABA, Interneurons, Cingulate Cortex, Neuronal Circuits

Selected publications:

Riedemann T, Polder HR, Sutor B (2016) Determination and compensation of series resistances during whole-cell patch-clamp recordings using an active bridge circuit and the phase-sensitive technique. Pflügers Arch. Eur J. Physiol. 468:1725-1740.

Riedemann T, Schmitz C., Sutor B (2016) Immunocytochemical heterogeneity of somatostatin-expressing GABAergic interneurons in layers II and III of the mouse cingulate cortex: A combined immunofluorescence/design-based stereologic study. J Comp Neurol. 524:2281-2299.

Masserdotti G, Gillotin S, Sutor B, Drechsel D, Irmler M, Jørgensen HF, Sass S, Theis FJ, Beckers J, Berninger B, Guillemot F, Götz M (2015) Transcriptional Mechanisms of Proneural Factors and REST in Regulating Neuronal Reprogramming of Astrocytes. Cell Stem Cell 17:74-88.

Robel S, Buckingham SC, Boni JL, Campbell SL, Danbolt NC, Riedemann T, Sutor B, Sontheimer H (2015) Reactive astrogliosis causes the development of spontaneous seizures. J Neurosci. 35: 3330-3345.

Heinrich C, Bergami M, Gascón S, Lepier A, Viganò F, Dimou L, Sutor B, Berninger B, Götz M (2014) Sox2-mediated conversion of NG2 glia into induced neurons in the injured adult cerebral cortex. Stem Cell Reports 3:1000-1014.

Sutor, B (2013) Functions of gap junctions in the developing neocortex. In: Gap Junctions in the Brain, Ed.: E. Dere, Academic Press, Elsevier, Amsterdam, pp. 85 - 98

Zolles G, Wagner E, Lampert A and Sutor B. (2008) Functional expression of nicotinic acetylcholine receptors in rat neocortical layer 5 pyramidal cells. Cerebral Cortex, DOI 10.1093/cercor/hbn158.

Bandyopadhyay S, Sutor B and Hablitz JJ. (2006) Endogenous acetylcholine enhances synchronized interneuron activity in rat neocortex.  J. Neurophysiol. 95: 1908-1916.

Sutor B and Hagerty T. (2005) Involvement of gap junctions in the development of the neocortex. Biochim Biophys Acta 1719: 59-68.

Sutor B, Schmolke C, Teubner B, Schirmer C and Willecke K. (2000) Myelination defects and neuronal hyperexcitability in the neocortex of connexin 32-deficient mice. Cerebral Cortex 10: 684-697.

Rörig B, Klausa G and Sutor B. (1995) Dye coupling between pyramidal neurons in developing rat prefrontal and frontal cortex is reduced by protein kinase A activation and dopamine. J. Neurosci. 15: 7386-7400.