Rentzsch Group - Publications

  • Abedin Sigg M, Menchen T, Lee C, Johnson J, Jungnickel MK, Choksi SP, Galo G, Busengdal H, Dougherty G, Pennekamp P, Werner C, Rentzsch F, Florman HM, Krogan N, Wallingford JB, Omran H, Reiter J.F. (2017) Evolutionary proteomics uncovers ancient associations of cilia with signaling pathways. Developmental Cell 43: 744-762

  • Busengdal H., Rentzsch F. (2017) Unipotent progenitor cells contribute to the generation of sensory cell types in the nervous system of the cnidarian Nematostella vectensis. Dev Biol 431: 59-68, doi: 10.1016/j.ydbio.2017.08.021

  • Bause M, van der Horst R, Rentzsch F (2016). Glypican1/2/4/6 and sulfated glycosaminoglycans regulate the patterning of the primary body axis in the cnidarian Nematostella vectensis. Dev Biol 414:108-120

  • Leclére L, Bause M, Sinigaglia C, Steger J, Rentzsch F (2016). Development of the aboral domain in Nematostella requires β-catenin and the opposing activities of six3/6 and frizzled5/8. Development 143:1766-1777.

  • Richards GS, Rentzsch F (2015). Regulation of Nematostella neural progenitors by SoxB, Notch and bHLH genes Development 2015 142:3332-42.

  • Saina M, Busengdal H, Sinigaglia C, Petrone L, Oliveri P, Rentzsch, F, Benton R (2015). A cnidarian homologue of an insect gustatory receptor functions in developmental body patterning. Nat Commun 6:6243. doi: 10.1038/ncomms7243 - abstract

  • Sinigaglia C, Busengdal H, Lerner A, Oliveri P, Rentzsch F (2015). Molecular characterization of the apical organ of the anthozoan Nematostella vectensis. Dev Biol 398:120-133.

  • Leclère L, Rentzsch F (2014). RGM regulates BMP-mediated secondary axis formation in the sea anemone Nematostella vectensis. Cell Reports, Cell Podcast (starts at 9:35min)

  • Richards GS, Rentzsch F (2014). Transgenic analysis of a SoxB gene reveals neural progenitor cells in the cnidarian Nematostella vectensis. Development 141:4681-4689 doi:10.1242 - abstract

  • Moran Y, Fredman D, Praher D, Li XZ, Wee LM, Rentzsch F, Zamore PD, Technau U, Seitz H (2014). Cnidarian microRNAs frequently regulate targets by cleavage. Genome Res 24(4):651-63.

  • Rentzsch F, Adamska M (2014). Unravelling the developmental regulatory networks in early animals: Workshop at the Evangelische Akademie Tutzing, 23rd–26th September 2013. Bioessays 36:427-430 (Meeting report)

  • Parlier D, Moers V, Van Campenhout C, Preillon J, Leclère L, Saulnier A, Sirakov M, Busengdal H, Kricha S, Marine JC, Rentzsch F, Bellefroid EJ (2013). The Xenopus doublesex-related gene Dmrt5 is required for olfactory placode neurogenesis. Dev Biol 373(1):39-52

  • Sinigaglia C, Busengdal H, Leclère L, Technau U, Rentzsch F (2013). The bilaterian head patterning gene six3/6 controls aboral domain development in a cnidarian. PLoS Biol 11(2):e1001488. doi:10.1371/journal.pbio.1001488

  • Leclère L, Rentzsch F (2012). Repeated evolution of identical domain architecture in metazoan Netrin domain-containing proteins Genome Biol Evol 4(9):771-787.

  • Nakanishi N, Renfer E, Technau U, Rentzsch F (2012). Nervous systems of the sea anemone Nematostella vectensis are generated by ectoderm and endoderm and shaped by distinct mechanisms Development 139:347-357

  • Feta A, Do AT, Rentzsch F, Technau U, Kusche-Gullberg M (2009). Molecular analysis of heparan sulphate biosynthetic enzyme machinery and characterization of heparan sulphate structure in Nematostella vectensis. Biochem J May 1;419:585-593

  • Rentzsch F, Fritzenwanker JH, Scholz CB, and Technau U (2008). FGF signalling controls formation of the apical sensory organ in the cnidarian Nematostella vectensis. Development, 135:1761-1769.

  • Rentzsch F, Guder C, Vocke D, Hobmayer B, Holstein TW (2007). An ancient chordin-like gene in organizer formation of Hydra. Proc Natl Acad Sci 104(9):3249-3254.

  • Shin D, Shin CH, Tucker J, Ober EA, Rentzsch F, Poss KD, Hammerschmidt M, Mullins MC, Stainier DYR (2007). Bmp and Fgf signaling are essential for liver specification in zebrafish. Development 134:2041-2050.

  • Chocron S, Verhoeven MC, Rentzsch F, Hammerschmidt M, Bakkers J (2007). Zebrafish Bmp4 regulates left-right asymmetry at two distinct developmental time points. Dev Biol 305:577-588.

  • Rentzsch F, Anton, R, Saina M, Hammerschmidt M, Holstein TW, Technau U (2006). Asymmetric expression of the Bmp antagonists chordin and gremlin in the sea anemone Nematostella vectensis: Implications for the evolution of axial patterning. Dev Biol 296:375-387.

  • Chourrout D, Delsuc F, Chourrout P, Edvardsen RB, Rentzsch F, Renfer E, Jensen MF, Zhu B, de Jong P, Steele RE, Technau U (2006). Minimal protohox cluster inferred from bilaterian and cnidarian hox complements. Nature, 442:684-687.

  • Rentzsch F, Zhang J, Kramer C, Sebald W, Hammerschmidt M (2006). Crossveinless 2 is an essential positive feedback regulator of Bmp signaling during zebrafish gastrulation. Development 133:801-811.

  • Rentzsch F, Hobmayer B, Holstein TW (2005). Glycogen synthase kinase 3 has a pro-apoptotic function in hydra gametogenesis. Dev Biol 278:1-12.

  • Rentzsch F, Bakkers J, Kramer C, Hammerschmidt M (2004). Fgf signaling induces posterior neuroectoderm independently of Bmp signaling inhibition. Dev Dyn 231:750-757.

  • Rentzsch F, Kramer C, Hammerschmidt M (2003). Specific and conserved roles of TAp73 during zebrafish development. Gene 323:19-30.

  • Hobmayer B, Rentzsch F, Holstein TW (2001). Identification and expression of HySmad1, a member of the R-Smad family of TGF-ß signal transducers, in the diploblastic metazoan Hydra. Dev Genes Evol 211:597-602.

  • Technau U, Cramer von Laue C, Rentzsch F, Luft S, Hobmayer B, Bode HR, Holstein TW (2000). Parameters of self-organization in Hydra aggregates. Proc Natl Acad Sci 97(22):12127-12131.

  • Hobmayer B, Rentzsch F, Kuhn K, Happel CM, Cramer von Laue C, Snyder P, Rothbacher U, Holstein TW (2000). Wnt signling molecules act in axis formation in the diploblastic metazoan Hydra. Nature 407:186-189.

Reviews and Book Chapters

  • Rentzsch F, Holstein TW (2018) Making head or tail of cnidarian hox gene function. Nature Communications 9(1):2187 doi: 10.1038/s41467-018-04585-y (invited Comment)

  • Bosch TC, Klimovich A, Domazet-Lošo T, Gründer S, Holstein TW, Jékely G, Miller DJ, Murillo-Rincon AP, Rentzsch F, Richards GS, Schröder K, Technau U, Yuste R. (2017) Back to the Basics: Cnidarians Start to Fire. Trends Neuroscience doi: 10.1016/j.tins. 2016.11.005

  • Rentzsch F, Layden M, Manuel M (2017)The cellular and molecular basis of neurogenesis in cnidarians. WIREs Dev Biol 6(1). doi: 10.1002/wdev.257

  • Layden M, Rentzsch F, Röttinger E (2016). The rise of the starlet sea anemone Nematostella vectensis as a model system to investigate development and regeneration. Wiley Interdiscip Rev Dev Biol 2016 Jul;5(4):408-2 doi: 10.1002/wdev.222. Epub 2016 Feb 19 - abstract

  • Rentzsch, F, Technau, U. (2016) Genomics and development of Nematostella vectensis and other anthozoans. Current Opinion in Genetics & Development 39:63-70

  • Hejnol A, Rentzsch F (2015). Primer: Neural Nets. Curr Biol 25:R782-R786 - link.

  • Kelava I, Rentzsch F, Technau U (2015). Evolution of eumetazoan nervous systems: insights from cnidarians. Phil Trans R Soc B 2015 370 20150065; DOI: 10.1098/rstb.2015.0065. Published 9 November 2015

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