Synaptic Vesicle Dynamics


The laboratory investigates the fundamental aspects of synaptic vesicle recycling related to neurological and neurodegenerative diseases using mouse and mammalian cells as a model system. Cutting edge genomic engineering is combined with the latest imaging and cell biological techniques to study the processes that regulate synaptic vesicle formation. In a distinct but related strand of work, we are exploring the signaling processes that arise from altered neurotransmission and lead to neurodegeneration.


Selected recent publications:

  • Fernandez-Mosquera L, Yambire KY, Couto R, Pereyra L, Stagi M, Milosevic I, Raimundo N. (2018) Mitochondrial respiratory chain deficiency inhibits lysosomal hydrolysis. (2018) Autophagy, in press

  • Watanabe S, Mamer LE, Raychaudhuri S, Luvsanjav D, Eisen J, Trimbuch T, Söhl-Kielczynski B, Fenske P, Milosevic I, Rosenmund C, Jorgensen EM (2018) Synaptojanin and endophilin mediate neck formation during ultrafast endocytosis. Neuron 98(6), 1184-1197

  • Farsi Z, Gowrisankaran S, Matija K, Rammner B, Woehler A, Mim C, Jahn R, Milosevic I@ (2018) Clathrin coat controls vesicle acidification by blocking vacuolar ATPase activity. eLife 7, doi: 10.7554/eLife.32569

  • Rostosky CM, Milosevic I (2018) Gait Analysis of Age-dependent Motor Impairments in Mice with Neurodegeneration. J Vis Exp 136, doi: 10.3791/57752.

  • Masaracchia C, Hnida M, Gerhardt E, Lopes da Fonseca T, Villar-Piqué A; Branco Fonseca T; Fernandez CO, Milosevic I, Outeiro TF (2018) Membrane binding is required for the internalization and RAB protein-mediated sorting and processing of α-synuclein in the cell. Acta Neuropathol Commun, 6(1):79


Our work is supported by the German Research Foundation (DFG; Emmy Noether award), Alexander von Humboldt (AvH) Foundation, Schram Foundation, Engelhorn Foundation, SB889 and SFB1190.


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