Vu HH*, Behrmann H*, Hanić M, Jeyasankar G, Krishnan S, Dannecker D, Hammer C, Gunkel M, Solov’yov IA, Wolf E# and Behrmann E# ( 2023 ) A marine cryptochrome with an inverse photo-oligomerization mechanism. Nat Commun , 14:6918  (*indicates joint contribution, #indicates joint correspondence)  Link


Daiber A, Frenis K, Kuntic M, Li H, Wolf E, Kilgallen AB, Lecour S, van Laake L, Schulz R, Hahad O and Münzel T ( 2022 ) Redox regulatory changes of circadian rhythm by the environmental risk factors traffic noise and air pollution. Antioxid Redox Signal , 37:679–703 Link

Giesecke A, Johnstone PS, Lamaze A, Landskron J, Atay E, Chen KF, Wolf E, Top D and Stanewsky R ( 2022 ) A novel period mutation implicating nuclear export in temperature compensation of the Drosophila circadian clock. Curr Biol , 33:336–350.e5 Link

Poehn B*, Krishnan S*, Zurl M, Coric A*, Rokvic D*, Häfker NS, Jaenicke E, Arboleda E, Orel L, Raible F, Wolf E# and Tessmar-Raible K# ( 2022 ) A Cryptochrome adopts distinct moon- and sunlight states and functions as sun- versus moonlight interpreter in monthly oscillator entrainment. Nat Commun , 13:5220  (*indicates joint contribution, #indicates joint correspondence)  Link

Zurl M, Poehn B, Rieger D, Krishnan S, Rokvic D, Veedin Rajan VB, Gerrard E, Schlichting M, Orel L, Ćorić A, Lucas RJ, Wolf E, Helfrich-Förster C, Raible F# and Tessmar-Raible K# ( 2022 ) Two light sensors decode moonlight versus sunlight to adjust a plastic circadian/circalunidian clock to moon phase. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA , 119:e2115725119  (#indicates joint correspondence)  Link


Junglas B, Orru R, Axt A, Siebenaller C, Steinchen W, Heidrich J, Hellmich UA, Hellmann N, Wolf E, Weber SAL and Schneider D (2020) IM30 IDPs form a membrane-protective carpet upon super-complex disassembly. Commun Biol, 3:595 Link


Garg A, Orru R, Ye W, Distler U, Chojnacki JE, Köhn M, Tenzer S, Sönnichsen C and Wolf E (2019) Structural and mechanistic insights into the interaction of the circadian transcription factor BMAL1 with the KIX domain of the CREB-binding protein. J Biol Chem, 294:16604–16619 Link

Li H*, Kilgallen AB*, Münzel T, Wolf E, Lecour S, Schulz R, Daiber A# and Van Laake LW# (2019) Influence of mental stress and environmental toxins on circadian clocks - implications for redox regulation of the heart and cardioprotection. Br J Pharmacol, 177: 5393–5412 (*indicates joint contribution, #indicates joint correspondence) Link


Merbitz-Zahradnik T and Wolf E (2015) How is the inner circadian clock controlled by interactive clock proteins? Structural analysis of clock proteins elucidates their physiological role. FEBS Lett, 589:1516–1529 Link


Schmalen I, Reischl S, Wallach T, Klemz R, Grudziecki A, Prabu JR, Benda C, Kramer A and Wolf E (2014) Interaction of circadian clock proteins CRY1 and PER2 is modulated by zinc binding and disulfide bond formation. Cell, 157:1203–1215 Link

Witosch J, Wolf E and Mizuno N (2014) Architecture and ssDNA interaction of the Timeless-Tipin-RPA complex. Nucleic Acids Res, 42:12912–12927 Link


Czarna A, Berndt A, Singh HR, Grudziecki A, Ladurner AG, Timinszky G, Kramer A and Wolf E (2013) Structures of Drosophila cryptochrome and mouse cryptochrome1 provide insight into circadian function. Cell, 153:1394–1405 Link

Makbul C, Constantinescu Aruxandei D, Hofmann E, Schwarz D, Wolf E and Herrmann C (2013) Structural and thermodynamic characterization of Nore1-SARAH: A small, helical module important in signal transduction networks. Biochemistry, 52:1045–1054 Link


Kucera N, Schmalen I, Hennig S, Ollinger R, Strauss HM, Grudziecki A, Wieczorek C, Kramer A and Wolf E (2012) Unwinding the differences of the mammalian PERIOD clock proteins from crystal structure to cellular function. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA, 109:3311–3316 Link


Czarna A*, Breitkreuz H*, Mahrenholz CC, Arens J, Strauss HM and Wolf E (2011) Quantitative analyses of cryptochrome-mBMAL1 interactions: Mechanistic insights into the transcriptional regulation of the mammalian circadian clock. J Biol Chem, 286:22414–22425 (*indicates joint contribution) Link

Pawlowski N, Khaminets A, Hunn JP, Papic N, Schmidt A, Uthaiah RC, Lange R, Vopper G, Martens S, Wolf E and Howard JC (2011) The activation mechanism of Irga6, an interferon-inducible GTPase contributing to mouse resistance against Toxoplasma gondii. BMC Biol, 9:7 Link


Hennig S, Strauss HM, Vanselow K, Yildiz O, Schulze S, Arens J, Kramer A and Wolf E (2009) Structural and functional analyses of PAS domain interactions of the clock proteins Drosophila PERIOD and mouse PERIOD2. PLOS Biol, 7:e94 Link

Landskron J, Chen KF, Wolf E and Stanewsky R (2009) A role for the PERIOD:PERIOD homodimer in the Drosophila circadian clock. PLOS Biol, 7:e3 Link


Hoang N, Schleicher E, Kacprzak S, Bouly J-P, Picot M, Wu W, Berndt A, Wolf E, Bittl R and Ahmad M (2008) Human and Drosophila cryptochromes are light activated by flavin photoreduction in living cells. PLOS Biol, 6:e160 Link


Berndt A, Kottke T, Breitkreuz H, Dvorsky R, Hennig S, Alexander M and Wolf E (2007) A novel photoreaction mechanism for the circadian blue light photoreceptor Drosophila cryptochrome. J Biol Chem, 282:13011–13021 Link


Yildiz O, Doi M, Yujnovsky I, Cardone L, Berndt A, Hennig S, Schulze S, Urbanke C, Sassone-Corsi P and Wolf E (2005) Crystal structure and interactions of the PAS repeat region of the Drosophila clock protein PERIOD. Mol Cell, 17:69–82 Link