ZFIN ID: ZDB-PERS-050429-12
Berger, Joachim
Email: Joachim.Berger@monash.edu
URL: http://www.armi.org.au/about/our-people/joachim-berger
Affiliation: Peter Currie Lab
Address: Australian Regenerative Medicine Institute 15 Innovation Walk (building 75) Monash University, Clayton Campus Clayton, VIC 3800, Australia
Country: Australia
Phone: +61 (0)3 9902 9621
Fax: +61 (0)3 9905 9862
ORCID ID: 0000-0002-7859-545X


BIOGRAPHY AND RESEARCH INTERESTS


PUBLICATIONS
Berger, J., Li, M., Berger, S., Meilak, M., Rientjes, J., Currie, P.D. (2020) Effect of Ataluren on dystrophin mutations. Journal of Cellular and Molecular Medicine. 24(12):6680-6689
Dauer, M.V.P., Currie, P.D., Berger, J. (2018) Skeletal malformations of Meox1-deficient zebrafish resemble human Klippel-Feil syndrome. Journal of anatomy. 233(6):687-695
Dancevic, C.M., Gibert, Y., Berger, J., Smith, A.D., Liongue, C., Stupka, N., Ward, A.C., McCulloch, D.R. (2018) The ADAMTS5 Metzincin Regulates Zebrafish Somite Differentiation. International Journal of Molecular Sciences. 19(3)
Berger, J., Berger, S., Li, M., Jacoby, A.S., Arner, A., Bavi, N., Stewart, A.G., Currie, P.D. (2018) In Vivo Function of the Chaperonin TRiC in α-Actin Folding during Sarcomere Assembly. Cell Reports. 22:313-322
Berger, J., Berger, S., Li, M., Currie, P.D. (2017) Myo18b is essential for sarcomere assembly in fast skeletal muscle. Human molecular genetics. 26(6):1146-1156
Gurevich, D.B., Nguyen, P.D., Siegel, A.L., Ehrlich, O.V., Sonntag, C., Phan, J.M., Berger, S., Ratnayake, D., Hersey, L., Berger, J., Verkade, H., Hall, T.E., Currie, P.D. (2016) Asymmetric division of clonal muscle stem cells coordinates muscle regeneration in vivo. Science (New York, N.Y.). 353(6295):aad9969
Berger, J., Hall, T.E., Currie, P.D. (2015) Novel Transgenic Lines to Label Sarcolemma and Myofibrils of the Musculature. Zebrafish. 12(1):124-5
Berger, J., Tarakci, H., Berger, S., Li, M., Hall, T.E., Arner, A., Currie, P.D. (2014) Loss of tropomodulin4 in the zebrafish mutant träge causes cytoplasmic rod formation and muscle weakness reminiscent of nemaline myopathy. Disease models & mechanisms. 7(12):1407-15
Giacomotto, J., Brouilly, N., Walter, L., Mariol, M.C., Berger, J., Ségalat, L., Becker, T.S., Currie, P.D., and Gieseler, K. (2013) Chemical genetics unveils a key role of mitochondrial dynamics, cytochrome c release and IP3R activity in muscular dystrophy. Human molecular genetics. 22(22):4562-78
Berger, J., and Currie, P.D. (2013) 503unc, a small and muscle-specific zebrafish promoter. Genesis (New York, N.Y. : 2000). 51(6):443-7
Berger, J., and Currie, P.D. (2012) Zebrafish models flex their muscles to shed light on muscular dystrophies. Disease models & mechanisms. 5(6):726-732
Berger, J., Sztal, T., and Currie, P.D. (2012) Quantification of birefringence readily measures the level of muscle damage in zebrafish. Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications. 423(4):785-788
Berger, J., Berger, S., Jacoby, A.S., Wilton, S.D., and Currie, P.D. (2011) Evaluation of Exon-Skipping Strategies for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy Utilizing Dystrophin-deficient Zebrafish. Journal of Cellular and Molecular Medicine. 15(12):2643-51
Berger, J., Berger, S., Hall, T.E., Lieschke, G.J., and Currie, P.D. (2010) Dystrophin-deficient zebrafish feature aspects of the Duchenne muscular dystrophy pathology. Neuromuscular disorders : NMD. 20(12):826-832
Jacoby, A.S., Busch-Nentwich, E., Bryson-Richardson, R.J., Hall, T.E., Berger, J., Berger, S., Sonntag, C., Sachs, C., Geisler, R., Stemple, D.L., and Currie, P.D. (2009) The zebrafish dystrophic mutant softy maintains muscle fibre viability despite basement membrane rupture and muscle detachment. Development (Cambridge, England). 136(19):3367-3376
Hall, T.E., Bryson-Richardson, R.J., Berger, S., Jacoby, A.S., Cole, N.J., Hollway, G.E., Berger, J., and Currie, P.D. (2007) The zebrafish candyfloss mutant implicates extracellular matrix adhesion failure in laminin {alpha}2-deficient congenital muscular dystrophy. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 104(17):7092-7097
Berger, J., and Currie, P. (2007) The role of zebrafish in chemical genetics. Current Medicinal Chemistry. 14(22):2413-2420

NON-ZEBRAFISH PUBLICATIONS
Tarakci, H. and Berger, J. (2016) The sarcoglycan complex in skeletal muscle, Front. Biosci. (Landmark Ed) 21, 744-756

Berger, J. (2015) Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy from a Zebrafish's Perspective, Austin J. Musculoskelet. Disord. 2, 1019

Cervelli, M., Bellavia, G., D'Amelio, M., Cavallucci, V., Moreno, S., Berger J., Nardacci, R., Marcoli, M., Maura, G., Piacentini, M., Amendola, R., Cecconi, F., Mariottini, P. (2013) A New Transgenic Mouse Model for Studying the Neurotoxicity of Spermine Oxidase Dosage in the Response to Excitotoxic Injury, PloS one 8, e64810

Davis, N., Yoffe, C., Raviv, S., Antes, R., Berger, J., Holzmann, S., Stoykova, A., Overbeek, P. A., Tamm, E. R., Ashery-Padan, R. (2009) Pax6 dosage requirements in iris and ciliary body differentiation, Dev. Biol. 333, 132-142

Berger, J., Berger, S., Cong Tuoc, T., D'Amelio, M., Cecconi, F., Gorski, J., Jones, K. R., Gruss, P., and Stoykova, A. (2007) Conditional activation of Pax6 in the mouse developing cortex of transgenic mice causes progenitor apoptosis, Development 134, 1311-1322

Collombat, P., Hecksher-Sorensen, J., Krull, J., Herrera, P., Berger, J., Serup, P., and Mansuri, A. (2007) Embryonic endocrine pancreas and mature beta-cells acquire alpha- and PP-cell phenotypes upon Arx misexpression, J. Clin. Invest. 117, 961-970

Nitsche, M., Hermann, R. M., Christiansen, H., Berger, J., and Pradier, O. (2005) Rationale for Individualized Therapy in Sinonasal Teratocarcinosarcoma [SNTC]: Case Report, Onkologie 28, 653-656

Muller, M., Berger, J., Gersdorff, N., Cecconi, F., Herken, R., and Quandamatteo, F. (2005) Localization of Apaf1 gene expression in the early development of the mouse by means of in situ reverse transcriptase-polymerase chain reaction, Dev. Dyn. 234, 215-221

Haubst, N., Berger, J., Hack, M., Radjendirane, V., Graw, J., Favor, J., Saunders, G.F., Stoykova, A., and Gotz, M. (2004) Molecular dissection of Pax6 function: the specific roles of the paired and homeo domain in the brain development, Development 131, 6131-6140

Berger, J., Eckert, S., Scardigli, R., Guillemot, F., Gruss, P., and Stoykova, A. (2004) E1-Ngn2/Cre is a new line for regional activation of Cre recombinase in the developing CNS, Genesis 40, 195-199

Geisler, M., Kolukisaoglu, H. U., Bouchard, R., Billion, K., Berger, J., Saal, B., Frangne, N., Koncz-Kalman, Z., Koncz, C., Dudler, R., Blakeslee, J. J., Murphy, A. S., Martinoia, E., and Schulz, B. (2003). TWISTED DWARF1, a unique plasma membrane-anchored immunophilin-like protein, interacts with Arabidopsis multidrug resistance-like transporters AtPGP1 and AtPGP19, Mol. Biol. Cell 14, 4238-49