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Selected Publications

  • Sibille J, Kremkow J, Koch U (2022) Absence of the Fragile X messenger ribonucleoprotein alters response patterns to sounds in the auditory midbrain. Front. Neurosci., 16, DOI: 10.3389/fnins.2022.987939

  • Barker AJ, Koch U, Lewin GR, Pyott SJ (2021) Hearing and Vocalizations in the Naked Mole-Rat. Adv Exp Med Biol 1319:157–195, DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-65943-1_6

  • Brosda J, Becker T, Richter M, Jakobs M, Hörbelt T, Bendix I, Lückemann L, Schedlowski M, Hadamitzky M (2021) Treatment with the calcineurin inhibitor and immunosuppressant cyclosporine A impairs sensorimotor gating in Dark Agouti rats. Psychopharmacology 238:1047–1057, DOI:10.1007/s00213-020-05751-1

  • McCullagh EA, Rotschafer SE, Auerbach BD, Klug A, Kaczmarek LK, Cramer KS, Kulesza RJ, Razak KA, Lovelace JW, Lu Y, Koch U, Wang Y (2020) Mechanisms underlying auditory processing deficits in Fragile X syndrome. The FASEB Journal 34:3501–3518. DOI: 10.1096/fj.201902435R

  • Chen L, Becker TM, Koch U, Stauber T (2019) The LRRC8/VRAC anion channel facilitates myogenic differentiation of murine myoblasts by promoting membrane hyperpolarization. J Biol Chem 294:14279–14288. DOI: 10.1074/jbc.RA119.008840

  • Naumov V, Heyd J, de Arnal F, Koch U (2019) Analysis of excitatory and inhibitory neuron types in the inferior colliculus based on Ih properties. Journal of Neurophysiology 121:2126–2139. DOI: 10.1152/jn.00594.2018

  • Garcia-Pino E, Gessele N, Koch U (2017) Enhanced Excitatory Connectivity and Disturbed Sound Processing in the Auditory Brainstem of Fragile X Mice. J Neurosci 37:7403–7419. DOI: 10.1523/JNEUROSCI.2310-16.2017

  • Baumann VJ, Koch U (2017) Perinatal nicotine exposure impairs the maturation of glutamatergic inputs in the auditory brainstem. J Physiol 595:3573–3590. DOI: 10.1113/JP274059

  • Gessele N, Garcia-Pino E, Omerbašić D, Park TJ, Koch U (2016) Structural Changes and Lack of HCN1 Channels in the Binaural Auditory Brainstem of the Naked Mole-Rat (Heterocephalus glaber). PLoS ONE 11:e0146428. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0146428

  • Caspari F, Baumann VJ, Garcia-Pino E, Koch U. (2015) Heterogeneity of Intrinsic and Synaptic Properties of Neurons in the Ventral and Dorsal Parts of the Ventral Nucleus of the Lateral Lemniscus. Frontiers in Neural Circuits 9. DOI: 10.3389/fncir.2015.00074

  • Baumann V, Lehnert S, Leibold C, Koch U. (2013) Tonotopic organization of the hyperpolarization-activated current (Ih) in the mammalian medial superior olive. Front Neural Circuits 7: 117. DOI: 10.3389/fncir.2013.00117

  • Walcher J, Hassfurth B, Grothe B, Koch U. (2011) Comparative posthearing development of inhibitory inputs to the lateral superior olive in gerbils and mice. J Neurophysiol 106: 1443–1453. DOI: 10.1152/jn.01087.2010

  • Hassfurth B, Grothe B, Koch U. (2010) The Mammalian Interaural Time Difference Detection Circuit Is Differentially Controlled by GABAB Receptors during Development. J Neurosci 30: 9715–9727. DOI: 10.1523/JNEUROSCI.1552-10.2010

  • Koch U, Magnusson AK. (2009) Unconventional GABA release: mechanisms and function. Current Opinion in Neurobiology 19: 305–310. DOI: 10.1016/j.conb.2009.03.006

Public Outreach

1.    Title: Hearing, Music and the Brain (2020), Summer School Field Kirchen Academy "The Curious Loop", Perleberg.

2.    Title: Hearing, Music and the Brain (2022), Sensoriality:The Agapè. An immersive Approach to Neuroscience and Art through our senses. Monom Berlin.

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