Ruhr-Universität Bochum

Neuroanatomie und Molekulare Hirnforschung

Prof. Dr. med Monika von Düring

Functional Anatomy of the Peripheral Nervous System

Ruhr-Universität Bochum
Institut für Anatomie
Abteilung für Neuroanatomie und Molekulare Hirnforschung

Research Interests

The main focus of our research is the functional analysis of the peripheral sensory and autonomic nervous system in comparative anatomical studies using neuroanatomical and molecular biological methods. Characterizing afferent (nociceptors, mechanoreceptors, chemoreceptors) and efferent nerve terminals our experimental studies have a special emphasis on the structural integration of the nerve terminals into the microenvironment at their termination site.

Methods: electron-microscopy, immunocytochemistry, enzyme-histochemistry, in situ hybridization, morphometry, computer assisted image analysis, 3D-reconstruction, denervation studies, molecular biology


Link to Publications


  • Jakovcevski I, Düring v M, Lutz D, Vulovic M, Hamad M, Reiss G, Förster E, Schachner M (2022) Mice lacking perforin have improved regeneration of the injured femoral nerve. Neural Regeneration Research 17: 81 802-1808
  • Sanders M, Petrasch-Parwez E, Habbes HW, Düring v M, Förster E (2021) Postnatal developmental exprssion profile classifies the indusium griseum as a distinct subfield of the hippocampal formation. Front Cell Dev Biol. 12; 8:615571
  • Lutz D, Düring v M, Corvace F, Augustinowski L, Trampe1A-K, Nowak M, Förster E (2019) Assessment of Ultrastructural Neuroplasticity Parameters after the In Utero Transduction of the Developing Mouse Brain and Spinal Cord. JOVE Dev Biology
  • Mücke, T, Wolff C, Fichter A, Düring v M, Kanatas A, Ritschl LM (2018) Detection of thrombosis in microvessles with indocyanine green videoangiography. British J Oral and Maxiollofacial Surgery 56: 678-683
  • Mücke T, Wolff C, Fichter AM, Düring v M, Mitchell DA, Kanatas A, Ritschl L (2017) Detection of thrombosis in microvessels with indocyanine green videoangiography. PLOSone submitted
  • Mücke, T, Wolff C, Düring v M, Mitchell DA, Ritschl, LM, Fichter, AM (2016) Form and size matter: increased risk of thrombosis in microvessels with surgically created endothelial lesions. J Reconstruc Microsurgery
  • Ritschl. LM, Fichter AM, Düring v M, Mitchell DA, Wolff KD, Mücke T (2015) Risk of thromboembolus after application of different tissue glues during microvascular anastomosis. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery 08
  • Ackmann T, Düring v M, Schulze Pellengahr v C (2014) Percutaneous cryodenervation of the infrapatellar branch of saphenous after nerve injury in knee surgery, anatomical basics. Pain Physician (in press)
  • Ritschl LM, Fichter AM, Düring v M, Mitchell DA, Wolff KD, MückeT (2014) Introduction of a microsurgical in-vivo embolization-model in rats: the aorta-filter model. PLoS One 26;9(2) 89947
  • Genth B, Düring v M, Engelhardt v L V, Ludwig J, Teske W, Schulze-Pellengahr v C (2012) Analysis of the sensory innervations of the greater trochanter for improving the treatment of greater trochanteric pain syndrom. ClinAnat 25(8): 1080-1086
  • Steinsträsser L, Schubert C, Hauk J, Becerikli M, Stricker I, Koeller M, Hatt H, von During M, Shai Y, Steinau H-U, Jacobsen F (2010) Oncolytic designer host defense peptide suppresses growth of human liposarcoma. J of Cancer
  • Sudhaus S, Fricke B, Stachon A, Schneider S, Klein H, Düring v M, Hasenbring M (2009) Salivary cortisol and psychological mechanisms in patients with acute versus chronic low back pain. Psychoneuroendocrinology 34: 513-522
  • Scholz M, Mücke T, v Düring M, Pechlivanis L, Schmieder K, Harders AG (2008) Microsurgically induced aneurysm models in rats. Part I: Techniuques and histological examination.
    Minim Invas Neurosurg 51:76-82
  • Röll B, Düring v M (2008) Sexual characteristics and spermatogenesis in males of the parthenogenetic gecko Lepidodactylus lugubris (Reptilia, Gekkonidae). Zoology 111:385-400
  • Düring v M, Fricke B (2007) Organization of peripheral nerves in skin – musculoskeletal system – viszera – enteric nervous system and gastrointestinal tract. In. Karger vol, 39 pp 30-44
  • Sudhaus S, Fricke B, Schneider S, Stachon A, Klein H, Düring v M, Hasenbring M (2007) Die Cortisol-Aufwachreaktion bei Patienten mit akuten und chronischen Rückenschmerzen – Zusammenhänge mit psychologischen Risikofaktoren der Schmerzchronifizierung. Schmerz 1-20
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