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Margarethe Bittins

Senior Executive Officer, Research and PhD-coordinator
  • E-mailMargarethe.Bittins@uib.no
  • Phone+47 55 58 63 70
  • Visitor Address
    Jonas Lies vei 91
  • Postal Address
    Postboks 7804
    5020 Bergen

Coordination of the Ph.D.-programme

Support for Ph.D.-students

Research coordination for the department

Newsletter and Webeditor

TNT-Induced Phagocytosis: Tunneling Nanotubes Mediate the Transfer of Pro-Phagocytic Signals From Apoptotic to Viable Cells. Bittins M, Wang X. J Cell Physiol, 2016 Sep 3

Time course of immediate early gene protein expression in the spinal cord following conditioning stimulation of the sciatic nerve in rats.
Bojovic O, Panja D, Bittins M, Bramham CR, Tjølsen A. PLoS One. 2015 Apr 10;10(4) 

MicroRNA regulation of the synaptic plasticity-related gene Arc
Karin Wibrand*, Balagopal Pai*, Taweeporn Siripornmongcolchai, Margarethe Bittins, Birgitte Berentsen, May Lillian Ofte, Arwed Weigel, Kai Ove Skaftnesmo and Clive R. Bramham PLoS One. 2012;7(7):e41688.

Dominant-Negative Myosin Va Impairs Retrograde But Not Anterograde Axonal Transport of Large Dense Core Vesicles
CM Bittins, TW Eichler, JA. Hammer III, HH Gerdes
Cellular and Molecular Neurobiology, 2010 Apr;30(3):369-79

Expression of the dominant-negative tail of myosin Va enhances exocytosis of large dense core vesicles in neurons
CM Bittins, TW Eichler, HH Gerdes, Cellular and Molecular Neurobiology, 2009 Jun;29(4):597-608

Asc1p, a WD40-domain containing adaptor protein, is required for the interaction of the RNA-binding protein Scp160p with polysomes
Baum S, Bittins M, Frey S, Seedorf M. Biochem. J. (2004) 380 (823–830)

The role of myosin V in exocytosis and synaptic plasticity
Rudolf R, Bittins CM, Gerdes HH, Journal of Neurochemistry, 2011 Jan;116(2):177-91

Versatile roles for myosin Va in dense core vesicle biogenesis and function 
Kögel T, Bittins CM, Rudolf R, Gerdes HH, Biochemical Society Transactions. 2010 Feb;38(Pt 1):199-204

The Arc of Synaptic Memory
CR. Bramham, M Alme, M Bittins, S Kuipers, RR. Nair, B Pai, D Panja, M Schubert, J Soule, A Tiron, K Wibrand, Experimental Brain Research. 2010 Jan;200(2):125-40

Journal articles
  • Bittins, Margarethe; Wang, Xiang. 2017. TNT-Induced Phagocytosis: Tunneling Nanotubes Mediate the Transfer of Pro-Phagocytic Signals From Apoptotic to Viable Cells. Journal of Cellular Physiology. 232: 2271-2279. doi: 10.1002/jcp.25584
  • Myrum, Craig; Soule, Jonathan; Bittins, Margarethe; Cavagnini, Kyle; Goff, Kevin; Ziemek, Silje K.; Eriksen, Maria Steene; Patil, Sudarshan; Szum, Adrian; Nair Raveendran, Rajeevkumar; Bramham, Clive R. 2017. Arc interacts with the integral endoplasmic reticulum protein, calnexin. Frontiers in Cellular Neuroscience. 11:294: 1-12. doi: 10.3389/fncel.2017.00294
  • Bojovic, Ognjen; Panja, Debabrata; Bittins, Margarethe; Bramham, Clive R.; Tjølsen, Arne. 2015. Time course of immediate early gene protein expression in the spinal cord following conditioning stimulation of the sciatic nerve in rats. PLoS ONE. 10:e0123604. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0123604
  • Wibrand, Karin; Sreenivasa, Pai Balagopal; Siripornmongcolchai, Taweeporn; Bittins, Margarethe; Berentsen, Birgitte; Ofte, May Lillian; Weigel, Arwed; Skaftnesmo, Kai Ove; Bramham, Clive R. 2012. MicroRNA regulation of the synaptic plasticity-related gene arc. PLoS ONE. 7. 15 pages. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0041688
  • Rudolf, Rüdiger; Bittins, Margarethe; Gerdes, Hans-Herman. 2011. The role of myosin V in exocytosis and synaptic plasticity. Journal of Neurochemistry. 116: 177-191. doi: 10.1111/j.1471-4159.2010.07110.x
  • Bittins, Margarethe; Eichler, Tilo Wolf; Hammer, John A. III; Gerdes, Hans-Herman. 2010. Dominant-negative myosin Va impairs retrograde but not anterograde axonal transport of large dense core vesicles. Cellular and molecular neurobiology. 30: 369-379. doi: 10.1007/s10571-009-9459-2
  • Bramham, Clive R. Evjen; Alme, Maria Nordheim; Bittins, Margarethe; Kuipers, Sjoukje; Nair, Rajeevkumar R; Pai, Balagopal Sreenivasa; Panja, Debabrata; Schubert, Manja; Soule, Jonathan; Tiron, Adrian; Wibrand, Karin. 2010. The Arc of synaptic memory. Experimental Brain Research. 200: 125-140. doi: 10.1007/s00221-009-1959-2
  • Kögel, Tanja; Bittins, Margarethe; Rudolf, Rüdiger; Gerdes, Hans-Herman. 2010. Versatile roles for myosin Va in dense core vesicle biogenesis and function. Biochemical Society Transactions. 38: 199-204. doi: 10.1042/BST0380199
  • Bittins, Margarethe; Eichler, Tilo Wolf; Gerdes, Hans-Herman. 2009. Expression of the Dominant-Negative Tail of Myosin Va Enhances Exocytosis of Large Dense Core Vesicles in Neurons. Cellular and molecular neurobiology. 29: 597-608. doi: 10.1007/s10571-009-9352-z
Reports and theses
  • Bittins, Margarethe; Eichler, Tilo Wolf. 2008. Large Dense Core Vesicles and Their Regulation by Myosin Va - on the role of myosin Va in maturation, intracellular transport, and exocytosis of large dense core vesicles in cultured hippocampal neurons. Universitetet i Bergen, Bergen.

More information in national current research information system (CRIStin)

• post doc and researcher in neurobiology, Department of Biomedicine, University of Bergen

• PhD in neuronal cell biology, 2008, Department of Biomedicine, University of Bergen

• masters degree in cell biology, 2002, Center for Molecular Biology, University of Heidelberg, Germany

• studied physics, chemisty, biology, University of Heidelberg, Germany