Jing Han, Kristyna Pluhackova, and Rainer A. Böckmann. The multifaceted role of SNARE proteins in membrane fusion. Front. Physiol. in press [link]


S. Kaliman, C. Jayachandran, F. Rehfeldt, and A.-S. Smith. Limits of applicability of the Voronoi tessellation determined by centres of cell nuclei to epithelium morphology. Front. Physiol. 7:551 [link]
Stefan Gahbauer and Rainer A. Böckmann. Membrane-mediated oligomerization of G protein coupled receptors and its implications for GPCR function. Front. Physiol. 7:494 [link]
M. Rabe, C. Aisenbrey , K. Pluhackova , V. de Wert , A. L. Boyle , D. F. Bruggeman , S. A. Kirsch , R.A. Böckmann, A. Kros, J. Raap, B. Bechinger. A Coiled-Coil Peptide Shaping Lipid Bilayers upon Fusion. Biophys. J. 11:2162-2175 [link]
K. Pluhackova, S. Gahbauer, F. Kranz, T.A. Wassenaar, and R.A. Böckmann. Dynamic Cholesterol-conditioned Dimerization of the G Protein Coupled Chemokine Receptor Type 4.PLoS Comp. Biol. 12:e1005169 [link]
Janina R. Lange, Wolfgang H. Goldmann, Jose Luis Alonso. Influence of avb3 integrin on the mechanical properties and the morphology of M21 and K562 cells. BBRC 478:1280-1285 [link]
Susann Spindler, Jens Ehrig, Katharina König, Tristan Nowak, Marek Piliarik, Hannah E Stein, Richard W Taylor, Elisabeth Garanger, Sébastien Lecommandoux, Isabel D Alves, and Vahid Sandoghdar. Visualization of lipids and proteins at high spatial and temporal resolution via interferometric scattering (iSCAT) microscopy. J. Phys. D: Appl. Phys. 49:274002 [link]
Hansi Zhang, Kristyna Pluhackova, Zhenyan Jiang, and Rainer A. Böckmann. Binding Characteristics of Sphingosine-1-Phosphate to ApoM hints to Assisted Release Mechanism via the ApoM Calyx-Opening. Sci. Rep. 6:30655 [link]
Angelica Sandoval, Stefanie Eichler, Sineej Madathil, Philip J. Reeves, Karim Fahmy, and Rainer A. Böckmann. The molecular switching mechanism at the conserved D(E)RY motif in class-A GPCRs. Biophys. J. 111:79-89 [link]
Jing Han, Kristyna Pluhackova, and Rainer A. Böckmann. Exploring the formation and the structure of synaptobrevin oligomers in a model membrane. Biophys. J.  110:2004-2015 [link]
Kristyna Pluhackova, Sonja A. Kirsch, Jing Han, Liping Sun, Zhenyan Jiang, Tobias Unruh, and Rainer A. Böckmann. A Critical Comparison of Biomembrane Force Fields: Structure and Dynamics of Model DMPC, POPC, and POPE Bilayers. J. Phys. Chem. B 120:3888-3903 [link]
Cornelia Monzel, Daniel Schmidt, Udo Seifert, Ana-Suncana Smith, Rudolf Merkel, and Kheya Sengupta. Nanometric thermal fluctuations of weakly confined biomembranes measured with microsecond time-resolution. Soft Matter 12:4755-4768 [link]
Jing Han, Kristyna Pluhackova, Dieter Bruns, and Rainer A. Böckmann. Synaptobrevin transmembrane domain determines the structure and dynamics of the SNARE motif and the linker region. BBA-Biomembranes 1858:855-865 [link]
Liping Sun, Franziska Bertelshofer, Günther Greiner, and Rainer A. Böckmann. Characteristics of Sucrose Transport through the Sucrose-Specific Porin ScrY Studied by Molecular Dynamics Simulations. Frontiers in Bioengineering and Biotechnology 4:9 [link]
Nina Larisch, Sonja A. Kirsch, Alexandra Schambony, Tanja Studtrucker, Rainer A. Böckmann, and Petra Dietrich. Antiparallel dimerization of the carboxy-terminal helix is essential for the function of the vacuolar two-pore channel TPC1. Cell. Mol. Life Sci. 73:2565-2581 [link]
Sonja A. Kirsch and Rainer A. Böckmann. Membrane Pore Formation in Atomistic and Coarse-Grained Simulations. BBA-Biomembranes 1858:2266-2277 [link]
J. Steinwachs, C. Metzner, K. Skodzek, N. Lang, I. Thievessen, C. Mark, S. Münster, K.E. Aifantis, B. Fabry. three-dimensional force microscopy of cells in biopolymer networks. Nature Methods13:171-176 [link]


C. Monzel, D. Schmidt, C. Kleusch, D. Kirchenbühler, U. Seifert, A.-S. Smith, K. Sengupta, R. Merkel. Measuring fast stochastic displacements of bio-membranes with dynamic optical displacement spectroscopy. Nature Commun.6:8162 [link]
Zhenyan Jiang, Hansi Zhang, Rainer A. Böckmann. Allostery in BAX Protein Activation. J. Biomol. Struct. Dyn. accepted [link]
Kristyna Pluhackova, Humphrey Morhenn, Lisa Lautner, Wiebke Lohstroh, Kirill Nemkovskiy, Tobias Unruh, Rainer A. Böckmann. Extension of the LOPLS-AA Force Field for Alcohols, Esters and Monoolein Bilayers and Its Validation by Neutron Scattering Experiments. J. Phys. Chem. B 119:15287–15299 [link]
Franziska Bertelshofer, Liping Sun, Günther Greiner, Rainer A. Böckmann. GroPBS: Fast Solver for Implicit Electrostatics of Biomolecules. Frontiers in Bioengineering and Biotechnology 3:186 [link]
Lena A. Lautscham, Christoph Kämmerer, Janina R. Lange, Thorsten Kolb, Christoph Mark, Achim Schilling, Pamela L. Strissel, Reiner Strick, Caroline Gluth, Amy C. Rowat, Claus Metzner, Ben Fabry. Migration in Confined 3D Environments Is Determined by a Combination of Adhesiveness, Nuclear Volume, Contractility, and Cell Stiffness. Biophys. J. 109: 900-913 [link]
Timo Bihr, Udo Seifert and Ana-Sunčana Smith. Multiscale approaches to protein-mediated interactions between membranes -relating microscopic and macroscopic dynamics in radially growing adhesions. New J. Phys. 17: 083016 [link]
Daniel Schmidt, Timo Bihr, Susanne Fenz, Rudolf Merkel, Udo Seifert, Kheya Sengupta, Ana-Sunčana Smith. Crowding of receptors induces ring-like adhesions in model membranes. BBA: Mol. Cell Res. 1853: 2984 [link]
Raisa Kociurzynski, Martina Pannuzzo, and Rainer A. Böckmann. Phase Transition of Glycolipid Membranes Studied by Coarse-Grained Simulations. Langmuir DOI: 10.1021/acs.langmuir.5b01617 [bibtex] [link]
Jing Han, Kristyna Pluhackova, Tsjerk Wassenaar, and Rainer A. Böckmann. Synaptobrevin Transmembrane Domain Dimerization Studied by Multiscale Molecular Dynamics Simulations. Biophys. J. 109:760-771 [bibtex] [link]
Claus Metzner, Christoph Mark, Julian Steinwachs, Lena Lautscham, Franz Stadler and Ben Fabry. Superstatistical Analysis and Modelling of Heterogeneous Random Walks. Nat. Comm. accepted [link]
Kristyna Pluhackova and Rainer A. Böckmann. Biomembranes in atomistic and coarse grained simulations (Review). J. Phys. Cond. Mat. 27:323103 [bibtex] [link]
Tsjerk Wassenaar, Kristyna Pluhackova, Anastassiia Moussatova, Durba Sengupta, Siewert J. Marrink, D. Peter Tieleman, and Rainer A. Böckmann. High-Throughput Simulations of Dimer and Trimer Assembly of Membrane Proteins. The DAFT Approach. J. Chem. Theory Comput. 11:2278-2291 [bibtex] [link]
Kristyna Pluhackova, Tsjerk Wassenaar, Sonja Kirsch, and Rainer A. Böckmann. Spontaneous Adsorption of Coiled-Coil Model Peptides K and E to a Mixed Lipid Bilayer. J. Phys. Chem. B 119:4396-4408 [bibtex] [link]


Timo Bihr, Susanne Fenz, Erich Sackmann, Rudolf Merkel, Udo Seifert, Kheya Sengupta, and Ana-Suncana Smith. Association Rates of Membrane-Coupled Cell Adhesion Molecules. Biophys. J. 107:L33-L36 [link]
Martina Pannuzzo, Antonio Raudino, Rainer A. Böckmann. Peptide-Induced Membrane Curvature in Edge-Stabilized Open Bilayers: A Theoretical and Molecular Dynamics Study. J. Chem. Phys. 141:024901 [cover] [bibtex] [link]