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The Institute of Experimental Medicine ASCR in Prague
Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic
Department of Auditory Neuroscience
Videnská 1083
142 20 Prague 4 - Prague
Czech Republic

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Dr Rostislav Turecek
Plasticity of synaptic transmission
The Institute of Experimental Medicine ASCR in Prague

Research Area

The group’s research is aimed at mechanisms of inhibitory ransmission.

Subprojects include:

  1. The role of presynaptic and postsynaptic glycine and GABA receptors at central synapses.
  2. Modulation of GABA-B receptors by auxiliary subunits.
  3. The roles of glycine uptake in the medial nucleus of the trapezoid body.
  4. Regulation of firing properties of auditory neurons by Ih and Ca-activated K+ channels. 


Vigot R, Barbieri S, Brauner-Osborne H, Turecek R, Shigemoto R, Zhang YP, Lujan R, Jacobson LH, Biermann B, Fritschy JM, Vacher CM, Muller M, Sansig G, Guetg N, Cryan JF, Kaupmann K, Gassmann M, Oertner TG & Bettler B (2006) Differential Compartmentalization and Distinct Functions of GABA(B) Receptor Variants. Neuron 50, 589-601.

Milenkovic I, Witte M, Turecek R, Heinrich M, Reinert T & Rübsamen, R. (2007) Development of chloride-mediated inhibition in neurons of the anteroventral cochlear nucleus of gerbil (Meriones unguiculatus). J. Neurophys. 98: 1634-1644.

Guetg N, Seddik R, Vigot R, Turecek R, Gassmann M, Vogt KE, Bräuner-Osborne H, Shigemoto R, Kretz O, Frotscher M, Kulik A & Bettler B. (2009) The GABAB1a isoform mediates heterosynaptic depression at hippocampal mossy fiber synapses. J. Neurosci. 29, 1414-1423.

Schwenk J, Metz M, Zolles G, Turecek R, Fritzius T, Bildl W, Tarusawa E, Kulik A, Unger A, Ivankova K, Seddik R, Tiao JY, Rajalu M, Trojanova J, Rohde V, Gassmann M, Schulte U, Fakler B & Bettler B (2010) Native GABAB receptors are heteromultimers with a family of auxiliary subunits. Nature 465, 231-235.

Guetg N, Abdel Aziz S, Holbro N, Turecek R, Rose T, Seddik R, Gassmann M, Moes S, Jenoe P, Oertner TG, Casanova E & Bettler B (2010) NMDA Receptor-Dependent GABAB Receptor Internalization via CaMKII Phosphorylation of Serine 867 in GABAB1. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 107: 13924-13929.

Maurice P, Daulat AM, Turecek R, Ivankova-Susankova K, Zamponi F, Kamal M, Guillaume J-L, Bettler B, Galès C, Delagrange P & Jockers R (2010) Molecular organization and dynamics of the melatonin MT1 receptor/RGS20/Gi protein complex reveal asymetry of receptor dimers for RGS and Gi coupling. EMBO J, 29, 3646-3659.

Hruskova B, Trojanova J, Kulik A, Bures Z, Kralikova M, Syka J, Trussell LO & Turecek R (2012) Differential distribution of glycine receptor subtypes at the rat calyx of Held synapse. J. Neurosci., revised.

Gassmann M, Turecek R, Fritzius T & Bettler B (2013) Beyond Homo- and Hetero-Oligomerization: The Growing Recognition of Auxiliary GPCR Subunits.  Annu. Rev. Pharmacol. Toxicol., revised.

Technical Expertise

High-resolution immunoelectron microscopy
Molecular biology