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Stephan Kröger

Prof. Dr. Stephan Kröger

Regular member MCN, GSN core faculty


Research Group Leader "Physiological Genomics"


Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich
Institute for Physiology
BioMedical Center - BMC
Großhaderner Str. 9
D-82152 Planegg-Martinsried

Room: NC03.009
Phone: +49 (0)89 / 2180-71899
Fax: +49 (0)89 / 2180-75216


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Research focus: Cellular and molecular basis of neural development, role of extracellular matrix during nervous system development, nervous system defects in muscular dystrophy, development and function of muscle spindles, the molecular basis of synapse formation at the neuromuscular junction and in the CNS

Key words: Synapse formation, muscle spindle, neuromuscular junction

Selected publications:

Zhang Y., Lin S., Karakatsani A., Rüegg M., Kröger S. (2015) Differential regulation of AChR clustering in the polar and equatorial region of murine muscle spindles. European Journal of Neuroscience 41: 69-78.

Zhang Y., Wesolowska M., Karakatsani A., Wizemann V., Kröger S. (2014) Formation of cholinergic synapse-like specializations at developing murine muscle spindles. Developmental Biology 393: 227-235.

Gasperi C., Melms A., Schoser B., Zhang Y., Meltoranta J., Risson V., Schaeffer L., Schalke B., Kröger S. (2014) Anti-Agrin Autoantibodies in Myasthenia gravis. Neurology 82: 1976-1983.

Porten E., Seliger B., Schneider V.A., Wöll S., Stangel D., Ramseger R., Kröger S. (2010) The process-inducing activity of transmembrane agrin requires follistatin-like domains. The Journal of Biological Chemistry 285: 3114-3125.

Ramseger, R., White, R., Kröger, S. (2009) Transmembrane form agrin-induced process formation requires lipid rafts and the activation of Fyn and MAPK. The Journal of Biological Chemistry 284: 7697-7705.