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Publications

2024

Brillouin light scattering anisotropy microscopy for imaging the viscoelastic anisotropy in living cells

Hamid Keshmiri*, Domagoj Cikes*, Marketa Samalova, Lukas Schindler, Lisa-Marie Appel, Michal Urbanek, Ivan Yudushkin, Dea Slade, Wolfgang J. Weninger, Alexis Peaucelle, Josef Penninger & Kareem Elsayad. Nature Photonics 2024 (Equal contribution)

Gpcpd1-GPC metabolic pathway is dysfunctional in aging and its deficiency severely perturbs glucose metabolism.

Cikes D, Leutner M, Cronin SJF, Novatchkova M, Pfleger L, Klepochová R, Lair B, Lac M, Bergoglio C, Viguerie N, Dürnberger G, Roitinger E, Grivej M, Rullman E, Gustafsson T, Hagelkruys A, Tavernier G, Bourlier V, Knauf C, Krebs M, Kautzky-Willer A, Moro C, Krssak M, Orthofer M, Penninger JM. Nat Aging. 2024

- Highlited in Shimona Starling (2024) Metabolism. Dysfunctional lipid metabolism in ageing muscle: effects on glucose tolerance. Nature Reviews Endocrinology

2023

The negative adipogenesis regulator Dlk1 is transcriptionally regulated by Ifrd1 (TIS7) and translationally by its orthologue Ifrd2 (SKMc15).

Vietor I*, Cikes D*, Piironen K*, Vasakou T*, Heimdörfer D, Gstir R, Erlacher MD, Tancevski I, Eller P, Demetz E, Hess MW, Kuhn V, Degenhart G, Rozman J, Klingenspor M, Hrabe de Angelis M, Valovka T, Huber LA. Elife. 2023  (Equal contribution)

Pseudorabies virus hijacks DDX3X, initiating an addictive "mad itch" and immune suppression, to facilitate viral spread.

Cronin SJF, Tejada MA, Song R, Laval K, Cikes D, Ji M, Brai A, Stadlmann J, Novatchikova M, Perlot T, Ali OH, Botta L, Decker T, Lazovic J, Hagelkruys A, Enquist L, Rao S, Koyuncu OO, Penninger JM. bioRxiv [Preprint]. 2023

Crucial neuroprotective roles of the metabolite BH4 in dopaminergic neurons.

Cronin SJF, Yu W, Hale A, Licht-Mayer S, Crabtree MJ, Korecka JA, Tretiakov EO, Sealey-Cardona M, Somlyay M, Onji M, An M, Fox JD, Turnes BL, Gomez-Diaz C, da Luz Scheffer D, Cikes D, Nagy V, Weidinger A, Wolf A, Reither H, Chabloz A, Kavirayani A, Rao S, Andrews N, Latremoliere A, Costigan M, Douglas G, Freitas FC, Pifl C, Walz R, Konrat R, Mahad DJ, Koslov AV, Latini A, Isacson O, Harkany T, Hallett PJ, Bagby S, Woolf CJ, Channon KM, Je HS, Penninger JM. bioRxiv [Preprint]. 2023

PCYT2-regulated lipid biosynthesis is critical to muscle health and ageing.

Cikes D, Elsayad K, Sezgin E, Koitai E, Torma F, Orthofer M, Yarwood R, Heinz LX, Sedlyarov V, Miranda ND, Taylor A, Grapentine S, Al-Murshedi F, Abot A, Weidinger A, Kutchukian C, Sanchez C, Cronin SJF, Novatchkova M, Kavirayani A, Schuetz T, Haubner B, Haas L, Hagelkruys A, Jackowski S, Kozlov AV, Jacquemond V, Knauf C, Superti-Furga G, Rullman E, Gustafsson T, McDermot J, Lowe M, Radak Z, Chamberlain JS, Bakovic M, Banka S, Penninger JM. Nat Metab. 2023

          Highlited in Bianca Nogrady (2023) Enzyme loss linked to age related muscle wasting. Nature Middle East

           Featured in Science News (2023) Muscle health depends on lipid synthesis. ScienceDaily

           Featured in Research Briefing (2023) A conserved role for PCYT2-regulated lipid biosynthesis in muscle                health and ageing. Nature Metabolism

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2022

The HUSH complex controls brain architecture and protocadherin fidelity.

Hagelkruys A, Horrer M, Taubenschmid-Stowers J, Kavirayani A, Novatchkova M, Orthofer M, Pai TP, Cikes D, Zhuk S, Balmaña M, Esk C, Koglgruber R, Moeseneder P, Lazovic J, Zopf LM, Cronin SJF, Elling U, Knoblich JA, Penninger JM. Sci Adv. 2022

Neuropeptide Neuromedin B does not alter body weight and glucose homeostasis nor does it act as an insulin-releasing peptide.

Cikes D, Atanes P, Cronin SJF, Hagelkrüys A, Huang GC, Persaud SJ, Penninger JM. Sci Rep. 2022 022-13060-0.

ACE2 is the critical in vivo receptor for SARS-CoV-2 in a novel COVID-19 mouse model with TNF- and IFNγ-driven immunopathology.

Gawish R, Starkl P, Pimenov L, Hladik A, Lakovits K, Oberndorfer F, Cronin SJ, Ohradanova-Repic A, Wirnsberger G, Agerer B, Endler L, Capraz T, Perthold JW, Cikes D, Koglgruber R, Hagelkruys A, Montserrat N, Mirazimi A, Boon L, Stockinger H, Bergthaler A, Oostenbrink C, Penninger JM, Knapp S. Elife. 2022

2020

Cytoskeletal disorganization underlies PABPN1-mediated myogenic disability.

Olie CS, van der Wal E, Cikes D, Maton L, de Greef JC, Lin IH, Chen YF, Kareem E, Penninger JM, Kessler BM, Raz V. Sci Rep. 2020

HACE1 Prevents Lung Carcinogenesis via Inhibition of RAC-Family GTPases.

Kogler M, Tortola L, Negri GL, Leopoldi A, El-Naggar AM, Mereiter S, Gomez-Diaz C, Nitsch R, Tortora D, Kavirayani AM, Gapp BV, Rao S, Uribesalgo I, Hoffmann D, Cikes D, Novatchkova M, Williams DA, Trent JM, Ikeda F, Daugaard M, Hagelkruys A, Sorensen PH, Penninger JM. Cancer Res. 2020 -2270. Epub 2020 May 4.

Identification of ALK in Thinness.

Orthofer M, Valsesia A, Mägi R, Wang QP, Kaczanowska J, Kozieradzki I, Leopoldi A, Cikes D, Zopf LM, Tretiakov EO, Demetz E, Hilbe R, Boehm A, Ticevic M, Nõukas M, Jais A, Spirk K, Clark T, Amann S, Lepamets M, Neumayr C, Arnold C, Dou Z, Kuhn V, Novatchkova M, Cronin SJF, Tietge UJF, Müller S, Pospisilik JA, Nagy V, Hui CC, Lazovic J, Esterbauer H, Hagelkruys A, Tancevski I, Kiefer FW, Harkany T, Haubensak W, Neely GG, Metspalu A, Hager J, Gheldof N, Penninger JM. Cell. 2020

2019

2018

The metabolite BH4 controls T cell proliferation in autoimmunity and cancer.

Cronin SJF, Seehus C, Weidinger A, Talbot S, Reissig S, Seifert M, Pierson Y, McNeill E, Longhi MS, Turnes BL, Kreslavsky T, Kogler M, Hoffmann D, Ticevic M, da Luz Scheffer D, Tortola L, Cikes D, Jais A, Rangachari M, Rao S, Paolino M, Novatchkova M, Aichinger M, Barrett L, Latremoliere A, Wirnsberger G, Lametschwandtner G, Busslinger M, Zicha S, Latini A, Robson SC, Waisman A, Andrews N, Costigan M, Channon KM, Weiss G, Kozlov AV, Tebbe M, Johnsson K, Woolf CJ, Penninger JM. Nature. 2018

2017

Sigma-1 receptors control immune-driven peripheral opioid analgesia during inflammation in mice.

Tejada MA, Montilla-García A, Cronin SJ, Cikes D, Sánchez-Fernández C, González-Cano R, Ruiz-Cantero MC, Penninger JM, Vela JM, Baeyens JM, Cobos EJ. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2017

2015

Compromising the 19S proteasome complex protects cells from reduced flux through the proteasome.

Tsvetkov P, Mendillo ML, Zhao J, Carette JE, Merrill PH, Cikes D, Varadarajan M, van Diemen FR, Penninger JM, Goldberg AL, Brummelkamp TR, Santagata S, Lindquist S. Elife. 2015

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The evolutionarily conserved transcription factor PRDM12 controls sensory neuron development and pain perception.

Nagy V, Cole T, Van Campenhout C, Khoung TM, Leung C, Vermeiren S, Novatchkova M, Wenzel D, Cikes D, Polyansky AA, Kozieradzki I, Meixner A, Bellefroid EJ, Neely GG, Penninger JM. Cell Cycle. 2015

2010

Deletion of Tis7 protects mice from high-fat diet-induced weight gain and blunts the intestinal adaptive response postresection.

Yu C, Jiang S, Lu J, Coughlin CC, Wang Y, Swietlicki EA, Wang L, Vietor I, Huber LA, Cikes D, Coleman T, Xie Y, Semenkovich CF, Davidson NO, Levin MS, Rubin DC. J Nutr. 2010

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