Bernard’s Publications

Wang Y, Carballo RG , Moussian B. Double cuticle barrier in two global pests, the whitefly Trialeurodes vaporariorum and the bedbug Cimex lectularius. Journal of experimental biology 220: 1396-1399. link

Wang Y, Cruz T, Irion U, Moussian B. 2016. Differentiated muscles are mandatory for gas-filling of the Drosophila airway system. Biology Open. link

Yu Z, Zhang X, Wang Y, Moussian B, Zhu KY, Li S, Ma E, Zhang J. LmCYP4G102: An oenocyte-specific cytochrome P450 gene required for cuticular waterproofing in the migratory locust, Locusta migratoria. Scientific Reports 6: 29980. link.

Yu R, Liu W, Li D, Zhao X, Ding G, Zhang M, Ma E, Zhu K, Li S, Moussian B, Zhang J. Helicoidal Organization of Chitin in the Cuticle of the Migratory Locust Requires the Function of the Chitin Deacetylase2 Enzyme (LmCDA2). Journal of Biological Chemistry 291: 24352-24363. link.

Kakanj P, Moussian B, Grönke S, Bustos V, Eming SA, Partridge L, Leptin M. Insulin and TOR signal in parallel through FOXO and S6K to promote epithelial wound healing. Nature Communications 7: 12972. link

Moussian B, Letizia A, Martínez-Corrales G, Rotstein B, Casali A, Llimargas M. 2015. Deciphering the genetic programme triggering timely and spatially-regulated chitin deposition. PLoS Genetics 24: 11:e1004939. link

Öztürk-Colak A, Moussian B, Araujo SJ, Casanova J. 2016 A feedback mechanism converts individual cell features into a supracellular ECM structure in Drosophila trachea. eLife 5: e09373. link

Öztürk-Çolak A, Moussian B, Araújo S. Drosophila chitinous aECM and its cellular interactions during tracheal development. Developmental Dynamics 2015.

Wang Y, Zuber R, Oehl K, Norum M, Moussian B. Report on Drosophila melanogaster larvae without functional tracheae. Journal of Zoology 2015 Mar; 296(2):139-145.

Moussian B, Letizia A, Guillermo Martínez-Corrales G, Rotstein B, Casali A & Llimargas M. Deciphering the genetic programme triggering timely and spatially regulated chitin deposition. PLoS Genet. 2015 Jan 24;11(1):e1004939.

Byri S, … Moussian B, Uv A, Luschnig S. 2015. The Triple-Repeat Protein Anakonda Controls Epithelial Tricellular Junction Formation in Drosophila. Developmental Cell. link

Wang Y, Odemer R, Rosenkranz P & Moussian B. Putative orthologues of genetically identified Drosophila melanogaster chitin producing and organising genes in Apis mellifera. Apidologie. 2014 Nov; 45(6):733-747

Meyer F, Flötenmeyer M, Moussian B. The sulfonylurea receptor Sur is dispensable for chitin synthesis in Drosophila melanogaster embryos. Pest Management Science 2013 69: 1136-1140.

Moussian B. The Arthropod Cuticle. In: Arthropod Biology and Evolution. Molecules, Development, Morphology. Minelli, A., Boxshall, G, Fusco, G. (Eds.) IX, 532 p.: Springer. 2013.

Moussian B. Recent advances in understanding mechanisms of insect cuticle differentiation. Insect Biochemistry & Molecular Biology 2010 40: 363-375.

Gangishetti U, Breitenbach S, Zander M, Shaik Saheb K, Müller U, Schwarz H, Moussian B. Effects of Benzoylphenylurea on chitin synthesis and orientation in the cuticle of the Drosophila Larva. European Journal of Cell Biology 2009 88: 167-180.

Moussian B, Tang E, Helms S, Tonning A, Schwarz H, Nüsslein-Volhard C & Uv AE. Drosophila Knickkopf and Retroactive are needed for epithelial tube growth and cuticle differentiation through their specific requirement for chitin filament assembly. Development. 2006 Jan;133(1):163-71.

Moussian B, Söding J, Schwarz H & Nüsslein-Volhard C. Retroactive, a membrane-anchored extracellular protein related to vertebrate snake neurotoxin-like proteins, is required for cuticle organization in the larva of Drosophila melanogaster. Developmental Dynamics. 2005 Apr 20;233(3):1056-1063.

Moussian B, Schwarz H, Bartoszewski S, Nüsslein-Volhard C. 2005. Involvement of chitin in exoskeleton morphogenesis in Drosophila melanogaster. Journal of Morphology 264: 117-130.