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The Faculty of Medicine - Medical Neurobiology: Minke Baruch


Last updated September 2023 - Medical Neurobiology

List of Publications


Stanhope SC, Brandwine-Shemmer T, Blum HR, Doud EH, Jannasch A, Mosley AL, et al. Proteome-wide quantitative analysis of redox cysteine availability in the Drosophila melanogaster eye reveals oxidation of phototransduction machinery during blue light exposure and age. Redox Biology [Internet]. 2023;63. Available from:


Rhodes-Mordov E, Brandwine-Shemmer T, Zaguri R, Gutorov R, Peters M, Minke B. Diacylglycerol Activates the Drosophila Light Sensitive Channel TRPL Expressed in HEK Cells. International Journal of Molecular Sciences [Internet]. 2023;24(7). Available from:


Katz B, Zaguri R, Edvardson S, Maayan C, Elpeleg O, Lev S, et al. Nociception and pain in humans lacking a functional TRPV1 channel. Journal of Clinical Investigation [Internet]. 2023;133(3). Available from:


Gutorov R, Katz B, Rhodes-Mordov E, Zaguri R, Brandwine-Shemmer T, Minke B. The Role of Membrane Lipids in Light-Activation of Drosophila TRP Channels. Biomolecules [Internet]. 2022;12(3). Available from:


Minke B, Pak WL. The light-activated TRP channel: the founding member of the TRP channel superfamily. Journal of Neurogenetics [Internet]. 2022;36(2–3):55–64. Available from:


Brandwine T, Ifrah R, Bialistoky T, Zaguri R, Rhodes-Mordov E, Mizrahi-Meissonnier L, et al. Knockdown of Dehydrodolichyl Diphosphate Synthase in the Drosophila Retina Leads to a Unique Pattern of Retinal Degeneration. Frontiers in Molecular Neuroscience [Internet]. 2021;14. Available from:


Gutorov R, Peters M, Katz B, Brandwine T, Barbera NA, Levitan I, et al. Modulation of transient receptor potential c channel activity by cholesterol. Frontiers in Pharmacology [Internet]. 2019;10. Available from:


Barbera NA, Minke B, Levitan I. Comparative docking analysis of cholesterol analogs to ion channels to discriminate between stereospecific binding vs. stereospecific response. Channels [Internet]. 2019;13(1):136–46. Available from:


Katz B, Minke B. The Drosophila light-activated TRP and TRPL channels - Targets of the phosphoinositide signaling cascade. Progress in Retinal and Eye Research [Internet]. 2018;66:200–19. Available from:


Katz B, Voolstra O, Tzadok H, Yasin B, Rhodes-Modrov E, Bartels JP, et al. The latency of the light response is modulated by the phosphorylation state of Drosophila TRP at a specific site. Channels (Austin, Tex) [Internet]. 2017;11(6):678–85. Available from:


Katz B, Gutorov R, Rhodes-Mordov E, Hardie RC, Minke B. Electrophysiological method for whole-cell voltage clamp recordings from drosophila photoreceptors. Journal of Visualized Experiments [Internet]. 2017;2017(124). Available from:


Voolstra O, Rhodes-Mordov E, Katz B, Bartels JP, Oberegelsbacher C, Schotthöfer SK, et al. The phosphorylation state of the Drosophila TRP channel modulates the frequency response to oscillating light In Vivo. Journal of Neuroscience [Internet]. 2017;37(15):4213–24. Available from:


Yasin B, Kohn E, Peters M, Zaguri R, Weiss S, Schopf K, et al. Ectopic expression of mouse melanopsin in drosophila photoreceptors reveals fast response kinetics and persistent dark excitation. Journal of Biological Chemistry [Internet]. 2017;292(9):3624–36. Available from:


Katz B, Payne R, Minke B. TRP channels in vision [Internet]. Neurobiology of TRP Channels. 2017. Available from:


Peters M, Katz B, Lev S, Zaguri R, Gutorov R, Minke B. Depletion of Membrane Cholesterol Suppresses Drosophila Transient Receptor Potential-Like (TRPL) Channel Activity. Current Topics in Membranes [Internet]. 2017;80:233–54. Available from:


Kohn E, Minke B. Methods for studying drosophila TRP channels [Internet]. TRP Channels. 2016. Available from:


Minke B, Katz B. Genetic dissection of invertebrate phototransduction [Internet]. The Curated Reference Collection in Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Psychology. 2016. Available from:


Weiss S, Minke B. A new genetic model for calcium induced autophagy and ER-stress in Drosophila photoreceptor cells. Channels [Internet]. 2015;9(1):14–20. Available from:


Kohn E, Katz B, Yasin B, Peters M, Rhodes E, Zaguri R, et al. Functional cooperation between the IP3 receptor and Phospholipase C secures the high sensitivity to light of Drosophila photoreceptors In Vivo. Journal of Neuroscience [Internet]. 2015;35(6):2530–46. Available from:


Katz B, Oberacker T, Richter D, Tzadok H, Peters M, Minke B, et al. Drosophila trp and trpl are assembled as homomultimeric channels in vivo. Journal of Cell Science [Internet]. 2013;126(14):3121–33. Available from:


Peters M, Trembovler V, Alexandrovich A, Parnas M, Birnbaumer L, Minke B, et al. Carvacrol together with TRPC1 elimination improve functional recovery after traumatic brain injury in mice. Journal of Neurotrauma [Internet]. 2012;29(18):2831–4. Available from:


Parnas M, Peters M, Minke B. Biophysics of TRP channels [Internet]. Vol. 6, Comprehensive Biophysics. 2012. Available from:


Weiss S, Kohn E, Dadon D, Katz B, Peters M, Lebendiker M, et al. Compartmentalization and Ca2+ buffering are essential for prevention of light-induced retinal degeneration. Journal of Neuroscience [Internet]. 2012;32(42):14696–708. Available from:


Minke B. The history of the Prolonged Depolarizing Afterpotential (PDA) and its role in genetic dissection of Drosophila phototransduction. Journal of Neurogenetics [Internet]. 2012;26(2):106–17. Available from:


Katz B, Minke B. Phospholipase C-mediated suppression of dark noise enables single-photon detection in Drosophila photoreceptors. Journal of Neuroscience [Internet]. 2012;32(8):2722–33. Available from:


Lev S, Katz B, Tzarfaty V, Minke B. Signal-dependent hydrolysis of phosphatidylinositol 4,5-bisphosphate without activation of phospholipase C: Implications on gating of drosophila TRPL (Transient Receptor Potential-Like) channel. Journal of Biological Chemistry [Internet]. 2012;287(2):1436–47. Available from:


Lev S, Katz B, Minke B. The activity of the TRP-like channel depends on its expression system. Channels [Internet]. 2012;6(2):86–93. Available from:


Richter D, Katz B, Oberacker T, Tzarfaty V, Belusic G, Minke B, et al. Translocation of the Drosophila transient receptor potential-like (TRPL) channel requires both the N- and C-terminal regions together with sustained Ca2+ entry. Journal of Biological Chemistry [Internet]. 2011;286(39):34234–43. Available from:


Lev S, Minke B. Concluding remarks and future directions [Internet]. TRP Channels in Health and Disease: Implications for Diagnosis and Therapy. 2011. Available from:


Minke B, Peters M. Rhodopsin as thermosensor? Science [Internet]. 2011;331(6022):1272–3. Available from:


Minke B. The history of the drosophila TRP channel: The birth of a new channel superfamily. Journal of Neurogenetics [Internet]. 2010;24(4):216–33. Available from:


Zeevi DA, Lev S, Frumkin A, Minke B, Bach G. Heteromultimeric TRPML channel assemblies play a crucial role in the regulation of cell viability models and starvation-induced autophagy. Journal of Cell Science [Internet]. 2010;123(18):3112–24. Available from:


Dadon D, Minke B. Cellular functions of Transient Receptor Potential channels. International Journal of Biochemistry and Cell Biology [Internet]. 2010;42(9):1430–45. Available from:


Lev S, Zeevi DA, Frumkin A, Offen-Glasner V, Bach G, Minke B. Constitutive activity of the human TRPML2 channel induces cell degeneration. Journal of Biological Chemistry [Internet]. 2010;285(4):2771–82. Available from:


Katz B, Minke B. Genetic dissection of invertebrate phototransduction [Internet]. Encyclopedia of the Eye, Four-Volume Set. 2010. Available from:


Lev S, Minke B. Constitutive activity of TRP Channels. Methods for measuring the activity and its outcome. Methods in Enzymology [Internet]. 2010;484(C):591–612. Available from:


Katz B, Minke B. Drosophila photoreceptors and signaling mechanisms. Frontiers in Cellular Neuroscience [Internet]. 2009;3(JUN). Available from:


Parnas M, Katz B, Lev S, Tzarfaty V, Dadon D, Gordon-Shaag A, et al. Membrane lipid modulations remove divalent open channel block from TRP-like and NMDA channels. Journal of Neuroscience [Internet]. 2009;29(8):2371–83. Available from:


Parnas M, Peters M, Minke B. Linoleic acid inhibits TRP channels with intrinsic voltage sensitivity: Implications on the mechanism of linoleic acid action. Channels [Internet]. 2009;3(3):164–6. Available from:


Parnas M, Peters M, Dadon D, Lev S, Vertkin I, Slutsky I, et al. Carvacrol is a novel inhibitor of Drosophila TRPL and mammalian TRPM7 channels. Cell Calcium [Internet]. 2009;45(3):300–9. Available from:


Frechter S, Elia N, Tzarfaty V, Selinger Z, Minke B. Translocation of Gqα mediates long-term adaptation in Drosophila photoreceptors. Journal of Neuroscience [Internet]. 2007;27(21):5571–83. Available from:


Parnas M, Katz B, Minke B. Open channel block by Ca2+ underlies the voltage dependence of Drosophila TRPL channel. Journal of General Physiology [Internet]. 2007;129(1):17–28. Available from:


Meyer NE, Joel-Almagor T, Frechter S, Minke B, Huber A. Subcellular translocation of the eGFP-tagged TRPL channel in Drosophila photoreceptors requires activation of the phototransduction cascade. Journal of Cell Science [Internet]. 2006;119(12):2592–603. Available from:


Minke B, Parnas M. Insights on TRP channels from in vivo studies in Drosophila. Annual Review of Physiology [Internet]. 2006;68:649–84. Available from:


Frechter S, Minke B. Light-regulated translocation of signaling proteins in Drosophila photoreceptors. Journal of Physiology Paris [Internet]. 2006;99(2–3):133–9. Available from:


Minke B. TRP channels and Ca2+ signaling. Cell Calcium [Internet]. 2006;40(3):261–75. Available from:


Elia N, Frechter S, Gedi Y, Minke B, Selinger Z. Excess of Gβe over Gqαe in vivo prevents dark, spontaneous activity of Drosophila photoreceptors. Journal of Cell Biology [Internet]. 2005;171(3):517–26. Available from:


Chorna-Ornan I, Tzarfaty V, Ankri-Eliahoo G, Joel-Almagor T, Meyer NE, Huber A, et al. Light-regulated interaction of Dmoesin with TRP and TRPL channels is required for maintenance of photoreceptors. Journal of Cell Biology [Internet]. 2005;171(1):143–52. Available from:


Iakhine R, Chorna-Ornan I, Zars T, Elia N, Cheng Y, Selinger Z, et al. Novel Dominant Rhodopsin Mutation Triggers Two Mechanisms of Retinal Degeneration and Photoreceptor Desensitization. Journal of Neuroscience [Internet]. 2004;24(10):2516–26. Available from:


Agam K, Frechter S, Minke B. Activation of the Drosophila TRP and TRPL channels requires both Ca2+ and protein dephosphorylation. Cell Calcium [Internet]. 2004;35(2):87–105. Available from:


Kosloff M, Elia N, Joel-Almagor T, Timberg R, Zars TD, Hyde DR, et al. Regulation of light-dependent Gqα translocation and morphological changes in fly photoreceptors. EMBO Journal [Internet]. 2003;22(3):459–68. Available from:


Minke B, Agam K. TRP gating is linked to the metabolic state and maintenance of the Drosophila photoreceptor cells. Cell Calcium [Internet]. 2003;33(5–6):395–408. Available from:


Bähner M, Frechter S, Da Silva N, Minke B, Paulsen R, Huber A. Light-regulated subcellular translocation of drosophila TRPL channels induces long-term adaptation and modifies the light-induced current. Neuron [Internet]. 2002;34(1):83–93. Available from:


Minke B. The TRP calcium channel and retinal degeneration. Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology [Internet]. 2002;514:601–22. Available from:


Minke B, Cook B. TRP channel proteins and signal transduction. Physiological Reviews [Internet]. 2002;82(2):429–72. Available from:


Minke B. The TRP channel and phospholipase C-mediated signaling. Cellular and Molecular Neurobiology [Internet]. 2001;21(6):629–43. Available from:


Chorna-Ornan I, Joel-Almagor T, Ben-Ami HC, Frechter S, Gillo B, Selinger Z, et al. A common mechanism underlies vertebrate calcium signaling and Drosophila phototransduction. Journal of Neuroscience [Internet]. 2001;21(8):2622–9. Available from:


Minke B, Hardie RC. Chapter 9 Genetic dissection of Drosophila phototransduction. Handbook of Biological Physics [Internet]. 2000;3(C):449–525. Available from:


Cook B, Bar-Yaacov M, Cohen Ben-Ami H, Goldstein RE, Paroush Z, Selinger Z, et al. Phospholipase C and termination of G-protein-mediated signalling in vivo. Nature Cell Biology [Internet]. 2000;2(5):296–301. Available from:


Agam K, Von Campenhausen M, Levy S, Ben-Ami HC, Cook B, Kirschfeld K, et al. Metabolic stress reversibly activates the Drosophila light-sensitive channels TRP and TRPL in vivo. Journal of Neuroscience [Internet]. 2000;20(15):5748–55. Available from:


Yoon J, Ben-Ami HC, Hong YS, Park S, Strong LLR, Bowman J, et al. Novel mechanism of massive photoreceptor degeneration caused by mutations in the trp gene of Drosophila. Journal of Neuroscience [Internet]. 2000;20(2):649–59. Available from:


Cook B, Minke B. TRP and calcium stores in Drosophila phototransduction. Cell Calcium [Internet]. 1999;25(2):161–71. Available from:


Arnon A, Cook B, Gillo B, Montell C, Selinger Z, Minke B. Calmodulin regulation of light adaptation and store-operated dark current in Drosophila photoreceptors. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America [Internet]. 1997;94(11):5894–9. Available from:


Arnon A, Cook B, Montell C, Selinger Z, Minke B. Calmodulin regulation of calcium stores in phototransduction of Drosophila. Science [Internet]. 1997;275(5303):1119–21. Available from:


Gillo B, Chorna I, Cohen H, Cook B, Manistersky I, Chorev M, et al. Coexpression of Drosophila TRP and TRP-like proteins in Xenopus oocytes reconstitutes capacitative Ca2+ entry. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America [Internet]. 1996;93(24):14146–51. Available from:


Hardie RC, Minke B. Erratum: Phosphoinositide-mediated phototransduction in Drosophila photoreceptors: The role of Ca2+ and trp (Cell Calcium (1995) 18 (256-274)). Cell Calcium [Internet]. 1996;19(1):95. Available from:


Minke B, Selinger Z. The roles of trp and calcium in regulating photoreceptor function in Drosophila. Current Opinion in Neurobiology [Internet]. 1996;6(4):459–66. Available from:


Gillo B, Sealfon SC, Minke B. Pharmacology of a capacitative Ca2+ entry in Xenopus oocytes. Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology B: Biology [Internet]. 1996;35(1–2):77–82. Available from:


Minke B, Selinger Z. Role of Drosophila TRP in inositide-mediated Ca2+ entry. Molecular Neurobiology [Internet]. 1996;12(2):163–80. Available from:


Ben-Oren I, Peleg G, Lewis A, Minke B, Loew L. Infrared nonlinear optical measurements of membrane potential in photoreceptor cells. Biophysical Journal [Internet]. 1996;71(3):1616–20. Available from:


Porter JA, Minke B, Montell C. Calmodulin binding to drosophila NinaC required for termination of phototransduction. EMBO Journal [Internet]. 1995;14(18):4450–9. Available from:


Pollock JA, Assaf A, Peretz A, Nichols CD, Mojet MH, Hardie RC, et al. TRP, a protein essential for inositide-mediated Ca2+ influx is localized adjacent to the calcium stores in Drosophila photoreceptors. Journal of Neuroscience [Internet]. 1995;15(5 II):3747–60. Available from:


Hardie RC, Minke B. Phosphoinositide-mediated phototransduction in Drosophila photoreceptors: the role of Ca2+ and trp. Cell Calcium [Internet]. 1995;18(4):256–74. Available from:


Peretz A, Sandler C, Kirschfeld K, Hardie RC, Minke B. Genetic dissection of light-induced Ca2+ influx into Drosophila photoreceptors. Journal of General Physiology [Internet]. 1994;104(6):1057–77. Available from:


Sahly I, Schröder WH, Minke B, Zierold K. Accumulation of calcium in degenerating photoreceptors of several Drosophila mutants. Visual Neuroscience [Internet]. 1994;11(4):763–72. Available from:


Hardie RC, Minke B. Spontaneous activation of light-sensitive channels in Drosophila photoreceptors. Journal of General Physiology [Internet]. 1994;103(3):389–407. Available from:


Hardie RC, Minke B. Calcium-dependent inactivation of light-sensitive channels in Drosophila photoreceptors. Journal of General Physiology [Internet]. 1994;103(3):409–27. Available from:


Minke B. Protein kinase C is required for light adaptation in drosophila photoreceptors. Biomedicine and Pharmacotherapy [Internet]. 1994;48(3–4):175–6. Available from:


Peretz A, Suss-Toby E, Rom-Glas A, Arnon A, Payne R, Minke B. The light response of drosophila photoreceptors is accompanied by an increase in cellular calcium: Effects of specific mutations. Neuron [Internet]. 1994;12(6):1257–67. Available from:


Selinger Z, Doza YN, Minke B. Mechanisms and genetics of photoreceptors desensitization in Drosophila flies. BBA - Molecular Cell Research [Internet]. 1993;1179(3):283–99. Available from:


Byk T, Bar-Yaacov M, Doza YN, Minke B, Selinger Z. Regulatory arrestin cycle secures the fidelity and maintenance of the fly photoreceptor cell. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America [Internet]. 1993;90(5):1907–11. Available from:


Hardie RC, Minke B. Novel Ca2+ channels underlying transduction in Drosophila photoreceptors: implications for phosphoinositide-mediated Ca2+ mobilization. Trends in Neurosciences [Internet]. 1993;16(9):371–6. Available from:


Hardie RC, Peretz A, Pollock JA, Minke B. Ca2+ limits the development of the light response in Drosophila photoreceptors. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences [Internet]. 1993;252(1335):223–9. Available from:


Hardie RC, Peretz A, Suss-Toby E, Rom-Glas A, Bishop SA, Selinger Z, et al. Protein kinase C is required for light adaptation in Drosophila photoreceptors. Nature [Internet]. 1993;363(6430):634–7. Available from:


Rom-Glas A, Sandler C, Kirschfeld K, Minke B. The nss mutation or lanthanum inhibits light-induced Ca2+ influx into fly photoreceptors. Journal of General Physiology [Internet]. 1992;100(5):767–81. Available from:


Werner U, Suss-Toby E, Rom A, Minke B. Calcium is necessary for light excitation in barnacle photoreceptors. Journal of Comparative Physiology A [Internet]. 1992;170(4):427–34. Available from:


Minke B, Selinger Z. The inositol-lipid pathway is necessary for light excitation in fly photoreceptors. Society of General Physiologists series [Internet]. 1992;47:201–17. Available from:


Hardie RC, Minke B. The trp gene is essential for a light-activated Ca2+ channel in Drosophila photoreceptors. Neuron [Internet]. 1992;8(4):643–51. Available from:


Sahly I, Nachum SB, Suss-Toby E, Rom A, Peretz A, Kleiman J, et al. Calcium channel blockers inhibit retinal degeneration in the retinal- degeneration-B mutant of Drosophila. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America [Internet]. 1992;89(1):435–9. Available from:


DOZA YN, MINKE B, CHOREV M, SELINGER Z. Characterization of fly rhodopsin kinase. European Journal of Biochemistry [Internet]. 1992;209(3):1035–40. Available from:


Suss-Toby E, Selinger Z, Minke B. Lanthanum reduces the excitation efficiency in fly photoreceptors. Journal of General Physiology [Internet]. 1991;98(4):849–68. Available from:


Minke B, Selinger Z. Chapter 5 Inositol lipid pathway in fly photoreceptors: Excitation, calcium mobilization and retinal degeneration. Progress in Retinal Research [Internet]. 1991;11(C):99–124. Available from:


Minke B, Payne R. Spatial restriction of light adaptation and mutation-induced inactivation in fly photoreceptors. Journal of Neuroscience [Internet]. 1991;11(4):900–9. Available from:


Minke B, Rubinstein CT, Sahly I, Bar-Nachum S, Timberg R, Selinger Z. Phorbol ester induces photoreceptor-specific degeneration in a Drosophila mutant. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America [Internet]. 1990;87(1):113–7. Available from:


Suss E, Barash S, Stavenga DG, Stieve H, Selinger Z, Minke B. Chemical excitation and inactivation in photoreceptors of the fly mutants trp and nss. Journal of General Physiology [Internet]. 1989;94(3):465–91. Available from:


Rubinstein CT, Bar-Nachum S, Selinger Z, Minke B. Light-induced retinal degeneration in rdgB (retinal degeneration B) mutant of Drosophila: Electrophysiological and morphological manifestations of degeneration. Visual Neuroscience [Internet]. 1989;2(6):529–39. Available from:


Rubinstein CT, Bar-Nachum S, Selinger Z, Minke B. Chemically induced retinal degeneration in the rdgB (retinal degeneration B) mutant of Drosophila. Visual Neuroscience [Internet]. 1989;2(6):541–51. Available from:


Barash S, Suss E, Stavenga DG, Rubinstein CT, Selinger Z, Minke B. Light reduces the excitation efficiency in the ms mutant of the sheep blowfly Lucilia. Journal of General Physiology [Internet]. 1988;92(3):307–30. Available from:


Selinger Z, Minke B. Inositol lipid cascade of vision studied in mutant flies. Cold Spring Harbor Symposia on Quantitative Biology [Internet]. 1988;53(1):333–41. Available from:


Devary O, Heichal O, Blumenfeld A, Cassel D, Suss E, Barash S, et al. Coupling of photoexcited rhodopsin to inositol phospholipid hydrolysis in fly photoreceptors. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America [Internet]. 1987;84(19):6939–43. Available from:


Minke B. Bleaching adaptation in photoreceptors. Israel Journal of Medical Sciences [Internet]. 1987;23(1–2):61–8. Available from:


Selinger Z, Devary O, Blumenfeld A, Heichal O, Barash S, Minke B. Light-dependent phospholipase C activity in Musca eye membranes and excitation of photoreceptor cells by inositol triphosphate and 2,3 diphosphoglycerate. Progress in clinical and biological research [Internet]. 1987;249:169–78. Available from:


Almagor E, Hillman P, Minke B. Spatial properties of the prolonged depolarizing afterpotential in barnacle photoreceptors: I. the induction process. Journal of General Physiology [Internet]. 1986;87(3):391–405. Available from:


Almagor E, Hillman P, Minke B. Spatial properties of the prolonged depolarizing afterpotential in barnacle photoreceptors: II. antagonistic interactions. Journal of General Physiology [Internet]. 1986;87(3):407–23. Available from:


Minke B, Tsacopoulos M. Light induced sodium dependent accumulation of calcium and potassium in the extracellular space of bee retina. Vision Research [Internet]. 1986;26(5):679–90. Available from:


Blumenfeld A, Erusalimsky J, Heichal O, Selinger Z, Minke B. Light-activated guanosinetriphosphatase in Musca eye membranes resembles the prolonged depolarizing afterpotential in photoreceptor cells. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America [Internet]. 1985;82(20):7116–20. Available from:


Minke B, Stephenson RS. The characteristics of chemically induced noise in Musca photoreceptors. Journal of Comparative Physiology A [Internet]. 1985;156(3):339–56. Available from:


Minke B, Kirschfeld K. Non-local interactions between light induced processes in Calliphora photoreceptors. Journal of Comparative Physiology A [Internet]. 1984;154(2):175–87. Available from:


Minke B, Armon E. Activation of electrogenic Na-Ca exchange by light in fly photoreceptors. Vision Research [Internet]. 1984;24(2):109–15. Available from:


Minke B. The trp is a Drosophila mutant sensitive to developmental temperature. Journal of Comparative Physiology □ A [Internet]. 1983;151(4):483–6. Available from:


Armon E, Minke B. Light activated electrogenic Na+-Ca2+-exchange in fly photoreceptors: Modulation by Na+/K+-pump activity. Biophysics of Structure and Mechanism [Internet]. 1983;9(4):349–57. Available from:


Hillman P, Hochstein S, Minke B. Transduction in invertebrate photoreceptors: Role of pigment bistability. Physiological Reviews [Internet]. 1983;63(2):668–772. Available from:


Franceschini N, Kirschfeld K, Minke B. Fluorescence of photoreceptor cells observed in vivo. Science [Internet]. 1981;213(4513):1264–7. Available from:


Minke B, Kirschfeld K. Fast electrical potentials arising from activation of metarhodopsin in the fly. Journal of General Physiology [Internet]. 1980;75(4):381–402. Available from:


Minke B, Armon E. INTERMEDIATE PROCESSES IN PHOTOTRANSDUCTION: A STUDY IN DROSOPHILA MUTANTS. Photochemistry and Photobiology [Internet]. 1980;32(4):553–62. Available from:


Minke B. Transduction in photoreceptors with bistable pigments: Intermediate processes. Biophysics of Structure and Mechanism [Internet]. 1979;5(2–3):163–74. Available from:


Almagor E, Hillman P, Minke B. Upper limit on translational diffusion of visual pigment in intact unfixed barnacle photoreceptors. Biophysics of Structure and Mechanism [Internet]. 1979;5(2–3):243–8. Available from:


Minke B, Kirschfeld K. The contribution of a sensitizing pigment to the photosensitivity spectra of fly rhodopsin and metarhodopsin. Journal of General Physiology [Internet]. 1979;73(5):517–40. Available from:


Kirschfeld K, Feiler R, Minke B. The kinetics of formation of metarhodopsin in intact photoreceptors of the fly. Zeitschrift fur Naturforschung - Section C Journal of Biosciences [Internet]. 1978;33(11–12):1009–10. Available from:


Minke B, Hochstein S, Hillman P. The kinetics of visual pigment systems - II. Application to measurements on a bistable pigment system. Biological Cybernetics [Internet]. 1978;30(1):33–43. Available from:


Hochstein S, Minke B, Hillman P, Knight BW. The kinetics of visual pigment systems - I. Mathematical analysis. Biological Cybernetics [Internet]. 1978;30(1):23–32. Available from:


Minke B, Kirschfeld K. Microspectrophotometric evidence for two photointerconvertible states of visual pigment in the barnacle lateral eye. Journal of General Physiology [Internet]. 1978;71(1):37–45. Available from:


Kirschfeld K, Franceschini N, Minke B. Evidence for a sensitising pigment in fly photoreceptors. Nature [Internet]. 1977;269(5627):386–90. Available from:


Minke B. Drosophila mutant with a transducer defect. Biophysics of Structure and Mechanism [Internet]. 1977;3(1):59–64. Available from:


Hillman P, Hochstein S, Minke B. Nonlocal interactions in the photoreceptor transduction process. Journal of General Physiology [Internet]. 1976;68(2):227–45. Available from:


Minke B, Wu CF, Pak WL. Induction of photoreceptor voltage noise in the dark in Drosophila mutant. Nature [Internet]. 1975;258(5530):84–7. Available from:


Minke B, Wu CF, Pak WL. Isolation of light induced response of the central retinula cells from the electroretinogram of Drosophila. JCOMPPHYSIOLSERA [Internet]. 1975;98(4):345–55. Available from:


Minke B, Hochstein S, Hillman P. Derivation of a Quantitative Kinetic Model for a Visual Pigment from Observations of Early Receptor Potential. Biophysical Journal [Internet]. 1974;14(6):490–512. Available from:


Minke B, Hochstein S, Hillman P. Photoreceptor transduction. A new system. Israel journal of medical sciences [Internet]. 1973;9 Suppl:114–8. Available from:


Hillman P, Dodge FA, Hochstein S, Knight BW, Minke B. Rapid dark recovery of the invertebrate early receptor potential. Journal of General Physiology [Internet]. 1973;62(1):77–86. Available from:


Hochstein S, Minke B, Hillman P. Antagonistic components of the late receptor potential in the barnacle photoreceptor arising from different stages of the pigment process. Journal of General Physiology [Internet]. 1973;62(1):105–28. Available from:


Minke B, Hochstein S, Hillman P. Early receptor potential evidence for the existence of two thermally stable states in the barnacle visual pigment. Journal of General Physiology [Internet]. 1973;62(1):87–104. Available from:


Minke B, Auerbach E. Latencies and correlation in single units and visual evoked potentials in the cat striate cortex following monocular and binocular stimulations. Experimental Brain Research [Internet]. 1972;14(4):409–22. Available from:


Hillman P, Hochstein S, Minke B. A visual pigment with two physiologically active stable states. Science [Internet]. 1972;175(4029):1486–8. Available from:


Hochstein S, Minke B, Hillman P. Receptor potentials from a visual pigment with two thermally stable states. Advances in experimental medicine and biology [Internet]. 1972;24:65–73. Available from: