Vimentin provides the mechanical resilience required for amoeboid migration and protection of the nucleus
Luiza Da Cunha Stankevicins, Marta Urbanska, Daniel AD Flormann, Emmanuel Terriac, Zahra Mostajeran, Annica K.B. Gad, Fang Cheng, John E Eriksson, Franziska Lautenschlaeger.

Vimentin Intermediate Filament Rings Deform the Nucleus During the First Steps of Adhesion
Emmanuel Terriac, Susanne Schütz, Franziska Lautenschläger. Front. Cell Dev. Biol. 17 June 2019,

Quantitative analysis of F-actin alterations in adherent human mesenchymal stem cells: Influence of slow-freezing and vitrification-based cryopreservation
Yannik Müllers, Ina Meiser, Frank Stracke, Iris Riemann, Franziska Lautenschläger, Julia C. Neubauer, Heiko Zimmermann PLOS One 2019,

Vimentin Diversity in Health and Disease
Frida Danielsson, McKenzie Kirsten Peterson, Helena Caldeira Araújo, Franziska Lautenschläger, Annica Karin Britt Gad. Cells 2018, 7(10), 147; doi:10.3390/cells7100147

Farnesylated Glycol Chitosan as a Platform for Drug Delivery: Synthesis, Characterization and Investigation of Mucus-Particle Interactions.
Ho, Duy-Khiet; Frisch, Sarah; Biehl, Alexander; Terriac, Emmanuel; De Rossi, Chiara; Schwarzkopf, Konrad; Lautenschlaeger, Franziska; Loretz, Brigitta; Murgia, Xabier; Lehr, Claus-Michael (2018). Biomacromolecules

Red blood cell passage of small capillaries is associated with transient Ca2+-mediated adaptations
Danielczok J.D., E. Terriac,L. Hertz, P. Petkova-Kirova, F. Lautenschläger, M. W. Laschke, L. Kaestner (2017). Frontiers in Physiology 10.3389/fphys.2017.00979.

Vimentin Levels and Serine 71 Phosphorylation in the Control of Cell-Matrix Adhesions, Migration Speed, and Shape of Transformed Human Fibroblasts.
Terriac, E., G. Coceano, Z. Mavajian, T. A. Hageman, A. F. Christ, I. Testa, A. K. Gad, and F. Lautenschlager (2017). Cells 6(1).

ESCRT III repairs nuclear envelope ruptures during cell migration to limit DNA damage and cell death.
M.Raab, M. Gentili, H. de Belly, H.R. Thiam, P. Vargar, A.J. Jimenez, F. Lautenschläger, Raphaël Voituriez, A.M.. Lennon-Duménil, N. Manel, M. Piel (2016) Science 10.1126/science. aad7611

Myosin II Activity softens cells in suspension.
CJ.Chan, A.Ekpenyong, S.Golfier, W.Li, K.Chalut, O.Otto, J.Elgeti, J.Guck, F. Lautenschläger (2015) Biophysical Journal 108: 1856-1869

Actin Flows Mediate a Universal Coupling between Cell Speed and Cell Persistence.
P.Maiuri, J-F Rupprecht, S.Wieser, V.Ruprecht, O.Bénichou, N.Carpi, M.Coppey, S. De Beco, N.Gov, C-P.Heisenberg, C.Lage Crespo, F.Lautenschäger, M.Le Berre, A-M.Lennon-Dumenil, M.Raab, H-R.Thiam, M.Piel, M.Sixt, R.Voituriez (2015) Cell 161(2): 374-386

Confinement in a non-adhesive environment induces fast amoeboid migration of slow mesenchymal cells.
Y-J.Liu, M. Le Berre, F.Lautenschläger, P.Maiuri, A.Callan Jones, T.Takaki, R.Voituriez and M.Piel (2015) Cell 160(4): 659-672

Space Exploration by Dendritic Cells relies on maintenance of cell polarity and Myosin II activity by IP3 receptor.
P.Solanes, P.Vargas, M.Maurin, M-L Heuzé, F.Lautenschläger, P.Maiuri, E.Terriac, M.Bretou, P.Launay, M.Piel and A-M.Lennon-Duménil (2015) The EMBO Journal

Methods for Two-Dimensional Cell Confinement.
M.l Le Berre, E. Zlotek-Zlotkiewicz, D. Bonazzi, F. Lautenschläger, M. Piel (2014) Methods in Cell Biology 121: 213-229

Microfabricated devices for cell biology: all for one and one for all.
F. Lautenschläger, M.Piel. (2013) Current Opinion in Cell Biology 25:116–124

Viscoelastic Properties of Differentiating Blood Cells Are Fate- and Function-Dependent.
A. Ekpenyong, G. Whyte, K. Chalut, S. Pagliara, F. Lautenschläger, C. Fiddler, S. Paschke, U. Keyser, E. Chilvers, J. Guck. (2012) PLoS ONE 7(9): e45237.

Chromatin Decondensation and Nuclear Softening Accompany Nanog Downregulation in Embryonic Stem Cells.
K. Chalut, M. Hoepfler, F. Lautenschläger, C J Chan, A. Ekpenyong, A. Martinez-Arias, J. Guck. (2012) Biophysical Journal 103 (10): 2060-2070.

3D inverted colloidal crystals in realistic cell migration assays for drug screening applications.
J. da Silva, J, F. Lautenschläger, C.H.R. Kuo, , J. Guck, E. Sivaniah. (2011) Integrative Biology 3 (12): 1202-1206.

Detection of ‘plasmodium falciparum’ infected red blood cells by optical stretching.
J. Mauritz, T. Tiffert, R. Seears, M. Ziemienczuk, F. Lautenschläger, A. Esposito, V. Lew, J. Guck, C. Kaminski. (2010) Journal of Biomedical Optics (15): 030517.

Mechanical markers of attached and suspended mesenchymal stem cells.
J. Maloney, D. Nikova, F. Lautenschläger, R. Langer, J. Guck, K. Van Vliet. (2010) Biophysical Journal 99 (8): 2479-2487

Critical review: Cellular mechanobiology and amoeboid migration.
J. Guck, F. Lautenschläger, S. Paschke, M. Beil. (2010) Integrative Biology 99 (8): 2479-2487

Dual-beam laser traps in biology and medicine: when one beam is not enough.
G. Whyte , F. Lautenschläger, M. Kreysing, L. Boyde, A. Ekpenyong, U. Delabre, K. Chalut, K. Franze, J. Guck. (2010) Proceedings of the SPIE Volume 7762, pp. 77620G-77620G.

The regulatory role of cell mechanics for migration of differentiating myeloid cells.
F. Lautenschläger, S. Paschke, S. Schinkinger, A. Bruelle, M.Beil, J.Guck. (2009) Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 106 (37): 15696-15701.

Microfluidic integration of high power dual-beam laser traps for cell mechanical measurements.
F. Lautenschläger, J.Guck. (2009) International Symposium on Optomechatronic Technologies 409-412

The cavity-to-cavity migration of leukaemic cells through 3D honey-combed hydrogels with adjustable internal dimension and stiffness.
J. da Silva , F. Lautenschäger, E. Sivaniah, J. Guck. (2009) Biomaterials 31 (8): 2201-8.