Bernard’s Publications

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

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.

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.