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  • Mehnert, A.K., Simon C.S., Guizetti, J. * (2019). Immunofluorescence staining protocol for STED nanoscopy of Plasmodium-infected red blood cells. Mol Biochem Parasitol. 229, 47-52. pdf suppl.

  • Müller, L. S. M., Cosentino, R. O., Förstner, K. U., Guizetti, J., Wedel, C., Kaplan, N., … Siegel, T. N. (2018). Genome organization and DNA accessibility control antigenic variation in trypanosomes. Nature. 563(7729), 121-125

  • Zanghì, G., Vembar, S.S., Baumgarten, S., Ding, S., Guizetti, J., Bryant, J.M., Mattei, D., Jensen, A.T.R., Rénia, L., Goh, Y.S., et al. (2018). A Specific PfEMP1 Is Expressed in P. falciparum Sporozoites and Plays a Role in Hepatocyte Infection. Cell Rep. 22, 2809–2817.


  • Bryant J.M., Regnault C., Scheidig-Benatar C., Baumgarten S., Guizetti J.*, Scherf A. (2017). CRISPR/Cas9 Genome Editing Reveals That the Intron Is Not Essential for var2csa Gene Activation or Silencing in Plasmodium falciparum. MBio 8(4). pii: e00729-17.


  • Guizetti, J.*, Barcons-Simon, A., and Scherf, A. (2016). Trans-acting GC-rich non-coding RNA at var expression site modulates gene counting in malaria parasite. Nucleic Acids Res. 44, 9710–9718.


  • Zhang, Q., Siegel, T. N., Martins, R. M., Wang, F., Cao, J., Gao, Q., Cheng, X., Jiang, L., Hon, C. C., Scheidig-Benatar, C., Sakamoto, H., Turner, L., Jensen, A. T., Claes, A., Guizetti, J., Malmquist, N. A., and Scherf, A. (2014). Exonuclease-mediated degradation of nascent RNA silences genes linked to severe malaria. Nature 513, 431-435.

  • Guizetti, J.*, and Scherf, A. (2013). Silence, activate, poise and switch! Mechanisms of antigenic variation in Plasmodium falciparum. Cell Microbiol 15, 718-726.

  • Guizetti, J., Martins, R. M., Guadagnini, S., Claes, A., and Scherf, A. (2013). Nuclear Pores and Perinuclear Expression Sites of var and Ribosomal DNA Genes Correspond to Physically Distinct Regions in Plasmodium falciparum. Eukaryot Cell 12, 697-702.

  • Guizetti, J., and Gerlich, D. W. (2012). ESCRT-III polymers in membrane neck constriction. Trends Cell Biol 22, 133-140.


  • Guizetti, J., Schermelleh, L., Mantler, J., Maar, S., Poser, I., Leonhardt, H., Muller-Reichert, T., and Gerlich, D. W. (2011). Cortical constriction during abscission involves helices of ESCRT-III-dependent filaments. Science 331, 1616-1620.


  • Guizetti, J., Mantler, J., Muller-Reichert, T., and Gerlich, D. W. (2010). Correlative time-lapse imaging and electron microscopy to study abscission in HeLa cells. Methods Cell Biol 96, 591-601.


  • Lacroix, B., van Dijk, J., Gold, N. D., Guizetti, J., Aldrian-Herrada, G., Rogowski, K., Gerlich, D. W., and Janke, C. (2010). Tubulin polyglutamylation stimulates spastin-mediated microtubule severing. J Cell Biol 189, 945-954.


  • Guizetti, J., and Gerlich, D. W. (2010). Cytokinetic abscission in animal cells. Semin Cell Dev Biol 21, 909-916.


  • Lekomtsev, S., Guizetti, J., Pozniakovsky, A., Gerlich, D. W., and Petronczki, M. (2010). Evidence that the tumor-suppressor protein BRCA2 does not regulate cytokinesis in human cells. J Cell Sci 123, 1395-1400.


  • Steigemann, P., Wurzenberger, C., Schmitz, M. H., Held, M., Guizetti, J., Maar, S., and Gerlich, D. W. (2009). Aurora B-mediated abscission checkpoint protects against tetraploidization. Cell 136, 473-484.

Julien Guizetti, PhD

Centre for Infectious Diseases, Parasitology
Heidelberg University Hospital
Im Neuenheimer Feld 344, Room 204b
69120 Heidelberg, Germany
Phone: ++49 6221 567877

Orcid: 0000-0002-8762-4259

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