Renkawitz Lab - Publications

Renkawitz J*, Kopf A, Stopp J, de Vries I, Driscoll MK, Merrin J, Hauschild R, Welf ES, Danuser G, Fiolka R, Sixt S*. Nuclear positioning facilitates amoeboid migration along the path of least resistance. Nature,  568(7753), 546–550. (highlighted in Nature Video; recommended in F1000) (*corresponding authors)


Renkawitz J, Reversat A, Leithner A, Merrin J, Sixt M. (2018) Micro-engineered ‘Pillar Forests’ to Study Cell Migration in Complex but Controlled 3D Environments. Methods in Cell Biology, 147:79-91.

Hons M, Kopf A, Hauschild R, Leithner A, Gaertner F, Abe J, Renkawitz J, Stein JV, Sixt M. (2018) Chemokines and integrins independently tune actin flow and substrate friction during intranodal migration of T cells. Nat Immunol. 19:606-16. (highlighted in News & Views 'CCR7 fuels and LFA-1 grips' Nat Immunol 2018; recommended in F1000).

Leithner A, Renkawitz J, De Vries I, Hauschild R, Häcker H, Sixt M. (2018) Fast and efficient genetic engineering of hematopoietic precursor cells for the study of dendritic cell migration. Eur J Immunol. 48:1074-77.

Frick C, Dettinger P, Renkawitz J, Jauch A, Berger CT, Recher M, Schroeder T, Mehling M. (2018) Nano-scale microfluidics to study 3D chemotaxis at the single cell level. PLoS One. 13:e0198330.

Lademann CA, Renkawitz J, Pfander B, Jentsch S. (2017) INO80-C removes H2A.Z to promote presynaptic filament formation during homologous recombination. Cell Reports.  9:1294-1303.

Renkawitz J, Sixt M. (2016) A Radical Break: Restraining Neutrophil Migration. Developmental Cell. 38:448-50 (Preview).

Renkawitz J, Sixt M. (2016) Formin’ a nuclear protection. Cell. 167:1448-1449 (Preview).

Renkawitz J*, Lademann CA*, Jentsch S. (2014) Mechanisms and principles of homology search during recombination. Nat Rev Mol Cell Biol. 15:369-83 (Review) (*contributed equally).

Renkawitz J, Lademann CA, Jentsch S. (2013) γH2AX spreading linked to homology search. Cell Cycle. 12:2526-7 (Preview).

Renkawitz J, Lademann CA, Kalocsay M, Jentsch S. (2013) Monitoring homology search during DNA double-strand break repair in vivo. Molecular Cell. 50:261-72. (highlighted in News & Views 'DNA repair: search space' Nat Rev Genet 2013).

Renkawitz J, Sixt M. (2010) Mechanisms of force generation and force transmission during interstitial leukocyte migration. EMBO Rep. 11:744-50. (Review)

Renkawitz J, Schumann K, Weber M, Lämmermann T, Pflicke H, Piel M, Polleux J, Spatz JP, Sixt M. (2009) Adaptive force transmission in amoeboid cell migration. Nat Cell Biol. 11:1438-43. (highlighted in News & Views 'Migration without a clutch' Nat Cell Biol 2009; recommended in F1000).

Lämmermann T, Renkawitz J, Wu X, Hirsch K, Brakebusch C, Sixt M. (2009) Cdc42-dependent leading edge coordination is essential for interstitial dendritic cell migration. Blood. 113:5703-10. (highlighted in 'Close encounters of the 3D kind' Blood 2009).

Mertins P, Eberl HC, Renkawitz J, Olsen JV, Tremblay ML, Mann M, Ullrich A, Daub H. (2008) Investigation of protein-tyrosine phosphatase 1B function by quantitative proteomics. Mol Cell Proteomics. 7:1763-77.

Geiger SR, Kuhn CD, Leidig C, Renkawitz J, Cramer P. (2008) Crystallization of RNA polymerase I subcomplex A14/A43 by iterative prediction, probing and removal of flexible regions. Acta Crystallogr Sect F Struct Biol Cryst Commun. 64:413-8.