• Terlau, H.: Kegelschnecken als Fundgrube neuer Wirkstoffe. Chemie in unserer Zeit, 43, 320-326 (2009)
  • Olivera, B.M., Bulaj, G., Garrett, J.E., Terlau, H. and Imperial, J.S.: Peptide toxins from the venoms of cone snails and other toxoglossan gastropods. In: Animal Toxins: State of the art. De Lima, M. E., Ed.; Editora UFMG: Terreo, pp 25-48 (2009).


  • Becker, S. and Terlau, H.: Toxins from cone snails: properties, applications and biotechnological production. Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology, 79, 1 - 9 (2008).
  • Imperial, J.S., Chen, P., Sporning, A., Terlau, H., Daly, N.L., Craik, D.J., Alewood P.F. and Olivera, B.M.: Tyrosine-rich conopeptides affect voltage gated K+ channels. J. Biological Chemistry, 283, 23026 - 23032 (2008).


  • Zhang, M.-M., Green, B.R., Catlin, P., Fiedler, B., Azam, L., Chadwick, A., Terlau, H., McArthur, J.R., French, R.J., Gulyas, J., Rivier, J.E., Smith, B.J., Norton, R.S., Olivera, B.M., Yoshikami, D., and Bulaj, G.: Structure/function characterization of -conotoxin KIIIA, an analgesic, nearly irreversible blocker of neuronal mammalian sodium channels. J. Biological Chemistry, 282, 30699 - 30706 (2007).
  • Leipold, E., De Bie, H., Zorn, S., Borges, A., Olivera, B.M., Terlau, H., and Heinemann, S.H.: O-conotoxins prevent Nav channels from opening by interacting with the voltage sensor in domain-2. Channels, 1, 253 - 262 (2007).
  • Imperial, J., Silverton, N., Olivera, B.M., Bandyopadhyay, P., Sporning, A., Ferber, M., and Terlau, H.: Using chemistry to reconstruct evolution: On the origins of fish-hunting in venomous cone snails. Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society, 151, 185 -200 (2007).
  • Teichert, R.W., Jacobson, R., Terlau, H., Yoshikami, D., and Olivera, B.M.: Discovery and characterization of the short A-conotoxins: A novel subfamily of excitatory conotoxins. Toxicon, 49, 318 - 328 (2007).


  • Terlau, H. and Kirchhoff, F.: Electrical excitability of vertebrate membranes/Voltage-gated ion channels. Encyclopedic Reference of Genomics and Proteonomics in Molecular Medicine, Part 9, 913 -916 (2006).
  • Finol-Urdaneta, R.K., Strüver, N. and Terlau, H.: Molecular and functional differences between heart mKv1.7 channel isoforms. J. General Physiology, 128, 133 - 145 (2006).
  • Imperial J., Bansal P.S., Alewood P.F., Daly N.L., Craik D.J., Sporning A., Terlau H., Lopez - Vera E., Bandyopadhyay P.K. and Olivera B.M.: A Novel Conotoxin Inhibitor of Kv1.6 Channel and nAChR Subtypes Defines a New Superfamily of Conotoxins. Biochemistry, 45, 8331 - 8340 (2006).
  • Bulaj, G., Zhang M., Layer R.T., Wei, S., Nielsen, J.S., Low, S.J., Klein, B.D., Wagstaff, J.D., Chicoine L., Harty, T.P., Terlau, H., Yoshikami, D., and Olivera, B.M.: Synthetic O-conotoxin MrVIB blocks TTX-resistant sodium channels and has long-lasting antinociceptive activity. Biochemistry, 45, 7404 - 7414 (2006).
  • Bayrhuber, M., Graf, R., Ferber, M., Zweckstetter, M., Imperial, J., Garrett, J.E., Olivera, B.M., Terlau, H. and Becker, S.: Production of recombinant Conkunitzin-S1 in Escherichia coli. Protein Expression and Purification 47, 640 -644 (2006).
  • Zorn, S., Leipold, E., Hansel, A., Bulaj, G., Olivera, B.M., Terlau, H., and Heinemann S.H. The µO-Conotoxin MrVIA inhibits voltage-gated sodium channels by associating with domain-3. FEBS Letters, 580, 1360 - 1364 (2006).


  • Leipold, E., Hansel, A., Olivera, B.M., Terlau, H. and Heinemann, S.H.: Molecular interaction of -conotoxins with voltage-gated sodium channels. FEBS Letters, 579, 3881 - 3884 (2005).
  • Bayrhuber, M., Vijayan, V. Ferber, M., Graf, R., Korukottu, J., Imperial, J., Garrett, J.E., Olivera, B.M., Terlau, H., Zweckstetter M. and Becker, S.: Conkunitzin-S1 is the first member of a new Kunitz-type conotoxin family - structural and functional characterization. J. Biological Chemistry, 280, 23766-23770 (2005).
  • Verdier, L., Al-Sabi, A., Rivier, J.E.F., Olivera, B.M., Terlau, H. and Carlomagno T.: Identification of a novel pharmacophore for peptide toxins interacting with K+ channels. J. Biological Chemistry, 280, 21246 - 21255 (2005).


  • French, R. and Terlau, H.: Neurotoxic peptides acting on sodium channels - Receptor targeting and therapeutic potential. Current Medicinal Chemistry, 11, 3053 - 3064 (2004).
  • Terlau, H. and Olivera, B.M.: Conus venoms: A rich source of novel ion channel-targeted peptides. Physiological Reviews, 84, 41 - 68 (2004).
  • Boccaccio, A., Conti, F., Olivera, B.M. and Terlau, H.: Binding of -conotoxin PVIIA to Shaker K+ channels reveals different K+ and Rb+ occupancies within the ion channel pore. J. General Physiology, 124, 71 - 81 (2004).
  • Al-Sabi, A., Lennarz, D., Ferber, M., Gulyas, J., Rivier, J., Olivera, B.M., Carlomagno T. and Terlau H.: M-conotoxin RIIIK, structural and functional novelty in a K+ channel antagonist. Biochemistry, 43, 8625 - 8635 (2004).
  • Ferber, M., Al-Sabi, A., Stocker, M., Olivera B.M. and Terlau, H.: Identification of a mammalian target of M-conotoxin RIIIK. Toxicon, 43, 915 - 921 (2004).
  • Koch, D.E., Olivera, B.M., Terlau, H. and Conti, F.: The binding of -conotoxin PVIIA and fast C-type inactivation Shaker K+-channels are mutally exclusive. Biophysical Journal, 86, 191 - 209 (2004).


  • Tietze, L.F., Sommer, K.M., Schneider, G., Tapolsányi, P., Wölfing, J., Müller P., Noltemeyer, M. and Terlau H.: Novel medium ring sized estradiol derivatives by intramolecular heck reactions. Synlett, 10, 1494 - 1496 (2003).
  • Ferber, M., Sporning, A., Jeserich, G., DeLaCruz, R., Watkins, M., Olivera, B.M. and Terlau, H.: A novel Conus peptide ligand for K+ channels. J. Biological Chemistry, 278, 2177 - 2183 (2003).


  • Peters, L., König, G.M., Terlau, H. and Wright, A.D.: Four new bromotryptamine derivatives from the marine bryozoan Flustra foliacea. J. Natural Products, 65, 1633 - 1637 (2002).


  • Zeeck, A., Bach, G. and Terlau, H.: Das medizinische Potential von Naturstoffen. Der Internist, 42, 1422 - 1427 (2001).


  • Terlau, H., Bach, G. and Zeeck, A.: Das medizinische Potential von Naturstoffen. Der Gynäkologe 33, 6 - 10 (2000). Auch erschienen in: Der Urologe [B] 40, 266 - 270 (2000).
  • Jacobson, R.B., Koch E.D., Lange-Malecki, B., Stocker, M., Verhey, J., Van Wagoner, R.M., Vyazovkina, A., Olivera, B.M. and Terlau, H.: Single amino acid substitutions in -conotoxin PVIIA disrupt interaction with the Shaker channel. J. Biological Chemistry, 275, 24639 - 24644 (2000).
  • Nguyen, T.-D., Rabe, H., Terlau, H. and Jeserich, G.: Isolation and heterologous expression of two genomic clones encoding Shaker-related potassium channels of trout CNS. J. Neuroscience Research, 60, 174 - 183 (2000).


  • Terlau, H.: Conotoxine - Neurotoxische Peptide mit erstaunlicher Vielfalt und Spezifität. Neuroforum 3/99, 92 - 98 (1999).
  • Terlau, H., Bocaccio, A., Olivera, B.M. and Conti, F.: The block of Shaker K+ channels by -conotoxin PVIIA is state dependent. J. General Physiology, 114, 125 - 140 (1999).
  • Schönherr, R., Hehl, S., Terlau, H., Baumann, A. and Heinemann, S.H.: Individual subunits contribute independently to slow gating of bovine EAG potassium channels. J. Biological Chemistry, 274, 5362 - 5369 (1999).


  • Terlau, H. and Stühmer, W.: Structure and function of voltage-gated ion channels. Naturwissenschaften 85, 437 - 444 (1998).
  • Craig, A.G., Zafarella, G., Cruz, L.J., Santos, A.D., Hillyard, D.R., Dykert, J., Rivier, J.E., Gray, W.R., Imperial, J., DelaCruz, R.G., Sporning, A., Terlau, H., West, P.J., Yoshikami, D. and Olivera, B.M.: An O-glycosylated neuroexitatory Conus peptide. Biochemistry, 37, 16019 - 16025 (1998).
  • Shon, K.-J., Olivera, B.M., Marsh, M., Jacobson, R., Gray, W.R., Floresca, C.Z., Cruz, L.J., Hillyard, D., Brink, A., Terlau, H. and Yoshikami, D.: -conotoxin PIIIA, a new peptide for discriminating among tetrodotoxin-sensitive Na channel subtypes. J. Neuroscience, 18, 4473 - 4481 (1998).
  • Shon, K.-J., Stocker, M., Terlau, H., Stühmer, W., Jacobson, R., Walker, C., Grilley, M., Marsh, M., Hillyard, D., Gray, W.R. and Olivera, B.M.: -conotoxin PVIIa: A peptide inhibiting the Shaker K+ channel. J. Biological Chemistry, 273, 33 - 38 (1998).


  • Terlau, H., Heinemann, S.H., Stühmer, W., Pongs, O. and Ludwig, J.: Amino-terminal dependent gating of the potassium channel rat eag is compensated by a mutation in the S4 segment. J. Physiology, 502, 537 - 543 (1997).
  • Terlau, H.: Wie Schnecken Fische fangen. Erkenntnisse für die Hirnforschung. DFG-Forschung 4-1996. Auch erschienen in: Abenteuer Natur, 4/1997. Ins Englische übersetzt erschienen in: German Research, Reports of the DFG 2-3/1997.


  • Terlau, H., Shon, K.-J., Grilley, M., Stocker, M., Stühmer, W. and Olivera, B.M.: Strategy for rapid immobilization of prey by a fish-hunting marine snail. Nature, 381, 148 - 151 (1996).
  • Terlau, H., Stocker M., Shon, K.-J., McIntosh, J.M. and Olivera, B.M.: O-conotoxin MRVIa inhibits mammalian sodium channels but not through site I. J. Neurophysiology, 76, 1423 - 1429 (1996).
  • Parekh, A.B. and Terlau, H.: Effects of protein phosphorylation on the regulation of capacitative calcium influx in Xenopus oocytes. Pflügers Archiv, 432, 14 - 25 (1996).
  • Terlau, H., Ludwig, J., Steffan, R., Pongs, O., Stühmer, W. and Heinemann, S.H.: Extracellular Mg2+ regulates activation of rat eag potassium channel. Pflügers Archiv, 432, 301 - 312 (1996).


  • Schlingensiepen, R., Terlau, H., Brysch, W. and Schlingensiepen, K.-H.: Differential expression of c-jun, junB and junD in rat hippocampal slices. NeuroReport, 6, 101-104 (1994).
  • Ludwig, J., Terlau, H., Wunder, F., Brüggemann, A., Pardo, L.A. Marquardt, A., Stühmer, W. and Pongs, O.: Functional expression of a rat homologue of the voltage gated ether á go-go potassium channel reveals differences in selectivity and activation kinetics between the Drosophila channel and its mammalian counterpart. EMBO Journal, 13, 4451-4458 (1994).


  • Parekh, A.B., Terlau, H. and Stühmer, W.: Depletion of InsP3 stores activates a Ca2+ and K+ current by means of a phosphatase and a diffusible messenger. Nature, 364, 814-818 (1993).


  • Stühmer, W., Terlau, H. and Heinemann, S.H.: Two electrode and patch clamp recordings from Xenopus oocytes In: Practical electrophysiological methods. H. Kettenmann, R. Grantyn (Eds.) Wiley-Liss (1992).
  • Pardo, L.A., Heinemann, S.H., Terlau, H., Ludewig, U., Lorra, C., Pongs, O. and Stühmer, W.: Extracellular K+ specifically modulates a rat brain K+ channel. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci., 89, 2466-2470 (1992).
  • Heinemann, S.H., Terlau, H. and Imoto, K.: Molecular basis for pharmacological differences between brain and cardiac sodium channel. Pflügers Archiv, 422, 90-92 (1992).
  • Heinemann, S.H., Terlau, H., Stühmer, W., Imoto, K. and Numa, S.: Calcium channel characteristics conferred on the sodium channel by single mutations. Nature, 356, 441-443 (1992).


  • Terlau, H., Heinemann, S.H., Stühmer, W. , Pusch, M., Conti, F., Imoto, K. and Numa, S.: Mapping the site of block by tetrodotoxin and saxitoxin of sodium channel II. FEBS Letters, 293 , 93-96 (1991).


  • Seifert, W., Förster, F., Flott, B. and Terlau, H.: Effects of a neurotrophic factor (FGF) on development, regeneration and synaptic plasticity of central neurons. In: Excitatory amino acids and neuronal plasticity, Y. Ben-Ari (Ed.), Plenum Press (1990).
  • Terlau, H. and Seifert, W.: Fibroblast growth factor enhances long-term potentiation in the hippocampal slice. European J. Neuroscience, 2, 973-977 (1990).


  • Terlau, H. and Seifert, W.: Influence of epidermal growth factor on long-term potentiation in the hippocampal slice. Brain Research, 484 , 352-356 (1989).


  • Seifert, W., Terlau, H. and Schmidt, R.: A possible role for ependymin in hippocampal plasticity. In: Modulation of synaptic transmission and plasticity in nervous systems, G. Herting and H.-C. Spatz (Eds.) Springer-Verlag (1988).
  • Seifert, W., Wieraszko, A. and Terlau, H.: Gangliosides and synaptic plasticity in the hippocampus. In: Synaptic plasticity in the hippocampus, H.L. Haas, G. Buzaki (Eds. Springer-Verlag (1988).