Maria Leptin - List of publications#

  • Sigurbjörnsdóttir S, Mathew R, Leptin M. (2014), Molecular mechanisms of de novo lumen formation, Nat. Rev. Mol. Cell Biol. 15(10):665-676.
  • Banerjee S, Leptin M. (2014), Systemic Response to Ultraviolet Radiation Involves Induction of Leukocytic IL-1β and Inflammation in Zebrafish, J. Immunol. 193(3):1408-1415.
  • Ukken FP, Aprill I, JayaNandanan N, Leptin M. (2014), Slik and the Receptor Tyrosine Kinase Breathless Mediate Localized Activation of Moesin in Terminal Tracheal Cells, PLoS ONE 9(7)
  • Schafer G, Narasimha M, Vogelsang E, Leptin M. (2014), Cadherin switching during the formation and differentiation of the Drosophila mesoderm - implications for epithelial-to-mesenchymal transitions, J CELL SCI 127(7):1511-1522.
  • Jayanandanan N, Mathew R, Leptin M. (2014), Guidance of subcellular tubulogenesis by actin under the control of a synaptotagmin-like protein and Moesin, Nat Commun 5:3036.
  • Rembold M, Ciglar L, Yáñez-Cuna JO, Zinzen RP, Girardot C, Jain A, Welte MA, Stark A, Leptin M, Furlong EE., (2014), A conserved role for Snail as a potentiator of active transcription, Genes Dev. 28(2):167-181.


  • Rauzi M, Hočevar Brezavšček A, Ziherl P, Leptin M. (2013), Physical models of mesoderm invagination in Drosophila embryo, Biophys. J. 105(1):3-10.


  • Baer MM, Palm W, Eaton S, Leptin M, Affolter M. (2012), Microsomal triacylglycerol transfer protein (MTP) is required to expand tracheal lumen in Drosophila in a cell-autonomous manner, J. Cell. Sci. 125(Pt 24):6038-6048.
  • Hočevar Brezavšček A, Rauzi M, Leptin M, Ziherl P. (2012), A model of epithelial invagination driven by collective mechanics of identical cells, Biophys. J. 103(5):1069-1077.
  • Leptin M. (2012), Open access--pass the buck, Science 335(6074):1279.


  • Mathew SJ, Rembold M, Leptin M. (2011). Role for Traf4 in polarizing adherens junctions as a prerequisite for efficient cell shape changes, Mol. Cell. Biol. 31(24):4978-4993.
  • JayaNandanan N, Gavis ER, Riechmann V, Leptin M. (2011), A genetic in vivo system to detect asymmetrically distributed RNA, EMBO Rep. 12(11):1167-1174.
  • Clark IB, Muha V, Klingseisen A, Leptin M, Müller HA. (2011), Fibroblast growth factor signalling controls successive cell behaviours during mesoderm layer formation in Drosophila, Development 138(13):2705-2715.


  • Aggad D, Stein C, Sieger D, Mazel M, Boudinot P, Herbomel P, Levraud JP, Lutfalla G, Leptin M. (2010), In vivo analysis of Ifn-γ1 and Ifn-γ2 signaling in zebrafish, J. Immunol. 185(11):6774-6782.
  • Csiszar A, Vogelsang E, Beug H, Leptin M. (2010), A novel conserved phosphotyrosine motif in the Drosophila fibroblast growth factor signaling adaptor Dof with a redundant role in signal transmission, Mol. Cell. Biol. 30(8):2017-2027.
  • Baer MM, Bilstein A, Caussinus E, Csiszar A, Affolter M, Leptin M. (2010), The role of apoptosis in shaping the tracheal system in the Drosophila embryo, Mech. Dev. 127(1-2):28-35.


  • Mathew SJ, Haubert D, Krönke M, Leptin M. (2009), Looking beyond death: a morphogenetic role for the TNF signalling pathway, J. Cell. Sci. 122(Pt 12):1939-1946.
  • Mathew SJ, Kerridge S, Leptin M. (2009), A small genomic region containing several loci required for gastrulation in Drosophila, PLoS ONE 4(10):e7437.
  • Sieger D, Stein C, Neifer D, van der Sar AM, Leptin M. (2009), The role of gamma interferon in innate immunity in the zebrafish embryo, Dis Model Mech 2(11-12):571-581.


  • Baer MM, Bilstein A, Leptin M. (2007), A clonal genetic screen for mutants causing defects in larval tracheal morphogenesis in Drosophila, Genetics 176(4):2279-2291.
  • Chanut-Delalande H, Jung AC, Lin L, Baer MM, Bilstein A, Cabernard C, Leptin M, Affolter M. (2007), A genetic mosaic analysis with a repressible cell marker screen to identify genes involved in tracheal cell migration during Drosophila air sac morphogenesis, Genetics 176(4):2177-2187.
  • Seher TC, Narasimha M, Vogelsang E, Leptin M. (2007), Analysis and reconstitution of the genetic cascade controlling early mesoderm morphogenesis in the Drosophila embryo, Mech. Dev. 124(3):167-179.
  • Kölsch V, Seher T, Fernandez-Ballester GJ, Serrano L, Leptin M. (2007), Control of Drosophila gastrulation by apical localization of adherens junctions and RhoGEF2, Science 315(5810):384-386.
  • Stein C, Caccamo M, Laird G, Leptin M. (2007), Conservation and divergence of gene families encoding components of innate immune response systems in zebrafish, Genome Biol. 8(11):R251.


  • Zhu MY, Wilson R, Leptin M. (2005), A screen for genes that influence fibroblast growth factor signal transduction in Drosophila, Genetics 170(2):767-777.
  • Leptin M. (2005), Gastrulation movements: the logic and the nuts and bolts, Dev. Cell 8(3):305-320.
  • Bekpen C, Hunn JP, Rohde C, Parvanova I, Guethlein L, Dunn DM, Glowalla E, Leptin M, Howard JC. (2005), The interferon-inducible p47 (IRG) GTPases in vertebrates: loss of the cell autonomous resistance mechanism in the human lineage, Genome Biol. 6(11):R92.

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