Irrsack E, S Aydin, K Bleckmann, J Schuller, R Dringen, M Koch: Local Administrations of Iron Oxide Nanoparticles in the Prefrontal Cortex and Caudate Putamen of Rats Do Not Compromise Working Memory and Motor Activity. Neurotoxicity Research (2024) 42:6

Faesel N, M Koch, M Fendt: Orexin deficiency modulates the dipsogenic effects of angiotensin II in a sex-dependent manner. Peptides 171 (2024) 171127

Schuller J, M Koch: Blockade of the orexin 1-receptors and ‘cocaine- and amphetamine-regulated transcript’ in the nucleus accumbens shell alters impulse control in rats. Behavioural Brain Research 440 (2023) 114268

Faesel N, M Koch, Fendt M: Sex-dependent role of orexin deficiency in feeding behavior and affective state of mice following intermittent access to a Western diet – Implications for binge-like eating behavior. Physiology & Behavior 260 (2023) 114069

Schuller J, M Koch: Investigating a role of orexin and ‘cocaine- and amphetamine-regulated transcript’ in the nucleus accumbens shell in binge eating of male rats and the relationship with impulsivity. Physiology & Behavior 257 (2022) 114000

Morais Gancz J, N El Jundi, E Strippelmann, M Koch, D Wegener: A low-cost, open-source, fully customizable 5-choice serial reaction time task apparatus for automated behavioral training. J. Vis. Exp. (179), e63385, doi:10.3791/63385 (2022)

Irrsack E, J Schuller, C Petters, W Willmann, R Dringen, M Koch: Effects of local administration of iron oxide nanoparticles in the prefrontal cortex, striatum and hippocampus of rats. Neurotox Res 39, 2056-2071 (2021)

Faesel N, M Schünemann, M Koch, M Fendt: Angiotensin II-induced drinking behavior as a method to verify cannula placement into the cerebral ventricles of mice: An evaluation of its accuracy. Physiology & Behavior 232 (2021) 113339

Kolodziejczyka M H, N Faesel, M Koch, M Fendt: Sociability and extinction of conditioned social fear is affected in neuropeptide S receptor-deficient mice. Behavioural Brain Research 393 (2020) 112782

Krug A, M Wöhr, D Seffer, H Rippberger, A Ö Sungur, B Dietsche, F Stein, S Sivalingam, A J Forstner, S H Witt, H Dukal, F Streit, A Maaser, S Heilmann-Heimbach, T F M Andlauer, P Hoffmann, M Rietschel, M M Nöthen, M Lackinger, G Schratt, M Koch, R K W Schwarting, T Kicher: Advanced paternal age as a risk factor for neurodevelopmental disorders: a translational study. Molecular Autism 11: article 54 (2020). DOI:10.1186/s13229-020-00345-2

Gundelach J, M Koch: EndoN treatment allows neuroblasts to leave the rostral migratory stream and migrate towards a lesion within the prefrontal cortex of rats. Neural Regen Res 15(9):1740-1747. DOI:10.4103/1673-5374.276335

Coors A, Brosch M, Kahl, E, Khalil, R, Michels, B, Laub, A, Franke, K, Gerber, B, Fendt, M: Rhodiola rosea root extract has antipsychotic-like effects in rodent models of sensorimotor gating. Journal of Ethnopharmacology 235: 320-328 (2019)

Gundelach J, M Koch: Redirection of neuroblasts from the rostral migratory stream into a lesion in the prefrontal cortex of adult rats. Exp Brain Res 236: 1181-1191 (2018)

Müller L, A Radtke, J Decker, M Koch, G Belge: The synthetic cannabinoid WIN 55,212-2 elicits cell death in human cancer cell lines. Anticancer Res 37: 6341-6345 (2017)

Hayn L, L Deppermann, M Koch: Reduction of the foreign body response and neuroprotection by apyrase and minocycline in chronic cannula implantation. Clin Exp Pharmacol Physiol 44: 313-323 (2017)

Wischhof L, M Koch: 5-HT2A and mGlu2/3 receptor interactions: on their relevance to cognitive function and psychosis, Behav Pharmacol 27: 1-11 (2016)

Koch M, C Schmiedt-Fehr, B Mathes: Neuropharmacology of altered brain oscillations in schizophrenia. Int J Psychophysiol 103: 62-68 (2016)







Hayn L, Koch M: Suppression of excitotoxicity and foreign body response by memantine in chronic cannula implantation into the rat brain. Brain Res Bull 117: 54-68 (2015)

Wischhof L, E Irrsack, F Dietz, M Koch: Maternal liposaccharide treatment differentially affects 5-HT2A and mGlu2/3 receptor function in the adult male and female offspring. Neuropharmacology 97: 275-288 (2015)

Weismüller B, R Thienel, A-M Youlden, R Fulham, M Koch, U Schall: Psychophysiological correlates of developmental changes in healthy and autistic boys. J Autism Dev Disord 45: 2168-2175 (2015)

Wischhof L, E Irrsack, C Osorio, M Koch: Prenatal LPS exposure – a neurodevelopmental rat model of schizophrenia – differentially affects cognitive functions, myelination and parvalbumin expression in male and female offspring. Prog Neuropsychopharm Biol Psychiat 57: 17-30 (2015)

Feja M, M Koch: Frontostriatal circuits comprising connections between ventral medial prefrontal cortex and nucleus accumbens subregions differentially regulate impulse control in rats. Psychopharmacology 232: 1291-1302 (2015)

Petters C, E Irrsack, M Koch, R Dringen: Uptake and metabolism of iron oxide nanoparticles in brain cells. Neurochem Res 39: 1648-1660 (2014)

Feja M, L Hayn, M Koch: Nucleus accumbens core and shell inactivation differentially affects impulsive behaviours in rats. Prog Neuropsychopharm Biol Psychiat 54: 31-42 (2014)

Feja M, M Koch: Ventral medial prefrontal cortex inactivation impairs impulse control but does not affect delay-discounting in rats. Behav Brain Res 264: 230-239 (2014)

Fendt M, M Koch: Translational value of startle modulations. Cell Tissue Res 354: 287-295 (2013)

Kuhnert S, C Meyer, M Koch: Involvement of cannabinoid receptors in the amygdala and prefrontal cortex of rats in fear learning, consolidation, retrieval and extinction. Behav Brain Res 250: 274-284 (2013)

Schulz S, T Becker, U Nagel, A von Ameln-Mayerhofer, M Koch: Chronic co-administration of the cannabinoid receptor agonist WIN55,212-2 during puberty or adulthood reverses 3,4 methylenedioxymetamphetamine (MDMA) -induced deficits in recognition memory but not in effort-based decision making. Pharmacol Biochem Behav 106: 91-100 (2013)

Wischhof L, H E A Aho, M Koch: DOI-induced deficits in prepulse inhibition in Wistar rats are reversed by mGlu2/3 receptor stimulation. Pharmacol Biochem Behav 102: 6-12 (2012)

Koch M: Clinical relevance of animal models of schizophrenia. Clin Neurophysiol 62: 113-120 (2013)

Wischhof L, M Koch: Role of 5-HT2A and mGlu2/3 receptor interactions in behavioral control in rats. Psychopharmacology 219: 387-400 (2012)

Wischhof L, KJ Hollensteiner, M Koch: Impulsive behaviour in rats produced by intra-cortical DOI infusions is antagonized by co-administration of a mGlu2/3 receptor agonist. Behav Pharmacol 22: 805-813 (2011)

Brosda J, F Dietz, M Koch: Impairment of cognitive performance after temporary reelin knockdown in the medial prefrontal cortex of pubertal or adult rats. Neurobiol Dis 44: 239-247 (2011)

Brosda J, L Hayn, C Klein, M Koch, C Meyer, R Schallhorn, N Wegener: Pharmacological and parametrical investigation of prepulse inhibition of startle and prepulse elicited reactions in rats. Pharmacol Biochem Behav 99: 22-28 (2011)






Hadamitzky M, M Koch: Effects of acute intra-cerebral administration of serotonin 2A/C-receptor ligands on impulse control of rats in the 5-choice serial reaction time task. Behav Brain Res 204: 88-92 (2009)

Wegener N, M Koch: Neurobiology and systems physiology of the endocannabinoid system. Pharmacopsychiatry 42: S79-S86 (2009)

Enkel T, M Koch: Chronic corticosterone treatment impairs trace conditioning in rats with a neonatal medial prefrontal cortex lesion. Behav Brain Res 203: 173-179 (2009)

Wegener N, M Koch: Behavioural disturbances and altered Fos-protein expression in adult rats after chronic pubertal cannabinoid treatment. Brain Res 1253: 81-91 (2009)

Röskam S, M Koch: Effects of neonatal and peripubertal ethanol treatment on various aspects of adult rat behaviour and brain anatomy. Int J Dev Neurosci 27: 249-256 (2009)

Hoffmann LC, SRM Schütte, M Koch, K Schwabe: Effect of „enriched environment“ during development on adult rat behavior and response to the dopamine receptor agonist dopamine. Neuroscience 158: 1589-1598 (2009)

Rensing L, M Koch, A Becker:  A comparative approach to the principal mechanisms of  different memory systems. Naturwissenschaften 96: 1373-1384 (2009)

Hadamitzky M, M Feja, T Becker, M Koch: Effects of acute systemic administration of serotonin 5-HT2A/C receptor ligands in a delay-based decision-making task in rats. Behav Pharmacol 20: 415-423 (2009)

Wegener N, M Schneider, M Koch: Das endocannabinoide System des Gehirns – Von der Neurobiologie zur klinischen Relevanz. Neuroforum 14: 256-267 (2008)

Koch M: Tiermodelle in der Schizophrenieforschung. Neuro aktuell 22: 25-30 (2008)

Wegener N, S Kuhnert, A Thüns, R Roese, M Koch: Effects of acute systemic and intracerebral stimulation of cannabinoid receptors on sensorimotor gating, locomotion and spatial memory in rats. Psychopharmacology 198: 375-385 (2008)

Hamann M, M Bennay, M Gernert, K Schwabe, M Koch, A Richter: Decreased density of amygdaloid parvalbumin-positive interneurons and behavioral changes in dystonic hamsters (Mesocricetus auratus). Behav Neurosci 122: 36-43 (2008)

Lindemann S, M Gernert, M Bennay, M Koch, W Löscher: Comparative analysis of anxiety-like behaviors and sensorimotor functions in two rat mutants, ci2 and ci3, with lateralized rotational behavior. Physiol Behav 93: 417-426 (2008)

Harich S, M Koch, K Schwabe: Effects of dizocilpine treatment on adult rat behavior after neonatal lesions of the entorhinal cortex. Prog Neuropsychopharm Biol Psychiat 32: 816-827  (2008)

Harich S, T Kinfe, M Koch, K Schwabe: Neonatal lesions of the entorhinal cortex induce long-term changes of limbic brain regions and maze learning deficits in adult rats. Neuroscience 153: 918-928 (2008)

Klein S, M Koch, K Schwabe: Neuroanatomical changes in the adult rat brain after neonatal lesion of the medial prefrontal cortex. Exp Neurol 209: 199-212 (2008)

Dieckmann M, F Freudenberg, S Klein, M Koch, K Schwabe: Disturbed social behavior and motivation in rats selectively bred for deficient sensorimotor gating. Schizophr Res 97: 250-253 (2007)

Schwabe K, F Freudenberg, M Koch: Selective breeding of reduced sensorimotor gating in Wistar rats. Behav Genet 37: 706-712 (2007)

Koch M: On the effects of partial agonists of dopamine receptors for the treatment of schizophrenia. Pharmacopsychiatry 40: S34-S39 (2007)

Freudenberg F, M Dieckmann, S Winter, M Koch, K Schwabe: Selective breeding for deficient sensorimotor gating is accompanied by increased perseveration in rats. Neuroscience 148: 612-622 (2007)

Hadamitzky M, S Harich, M Koch, K Schwabe: Deficient prepulse inhibition induced by selective breeding of rats can be restored by the dopamine D2 antagonist haloperidol. Behav Brain Res 177: 364-367 (2007)

Schwabe K, M Koch: Effects of aripiprazole on operant responding for a natural reward after psychostimulant withdrawal in rats. Psychopharmacology 191: 759-765 (2007)

Kedzior KK, M Koch, C Basar-Eroglu: Auditory-evoked EEG oscillations associated with prepulse inhibition (PPI) of auditory startle reflex in healthy humans. Brain Res 1163: 111-118 (2007)

Rensing L, M Koch, P Ruoff: Molekulare Mechanismen der neuronalen und immunologischen Gedächtnisse. Naturw Rdsch 60: 61-70 (2007)

Schneider M, M Koch: The effect of chronic peripubertal cannabinoid treatment on deficient object recognition memory in rats after neonatal mPFC lesion. Eur Neuropsychopharmacol 17: 180-186 (2007)

Kedzior KK, M Koch, C Basar-Eroglu: Prepulse inhibition (PPI) of auditory startle reflex is associated with PPI of auditory-evoked theta oscillations in healthy humans. Neurosci Lett 400: 246-251 (2006)

Schwabe K, S Klein, M Koch: Effects of neonatal lesions of the medial prefrontal cortex and chronic pubertal treatment with phencyclidine on emotional and cognitive behavior of adult rats. Behav Brain Res 168: 150-160 (2006)













Schneider M, E Drews, M Koch: Behavioral effects in adult rats of chronic prepubertal treatment with the cannabinoid receptor agonist WIN 55,212-2. Behav Pharmacol 16: 447-453 (2005)

Schneider M, M Koch: Deficient social play in juvenile and adult rats after neonatal cortical lesion: effects of chronic pubertal cannabinoid treatment. Neuropsychopharmacology 30: 944-957 (2005)

Fendt M, MS Fanselow, M Koch: Lesions of the dorsal hippocampus block trace fear conditioned potentiation of startle. Behav Neurosci 119: 834-838 (2005)

Drews E, M Schneider, M Koch: Effects of the cannabinoid receptor agonist WIN 55,212-2 on operant behavior and locomotor activity in rats. Pharmacol Biochem Behav 80: 145-150 (2005)

Diederich K, M Koch: The role of the pedunculopontine tegmental nucleus in sensorimotor gating and reward-related behavior in rats. Psychopharmacology 179: 402-408 (2005)

Schwabe K, J Brosda, N Wegener, M Koch: Clozapine enhances disruption of prepulse inhibition after repeated dizocilpine- or phencyclidine-treatment in rats. Pharmacol Biochem Behav 80: 213-219 (2005)

Schneider M, M Koch: Behavioral and morphological alterations following neonatal excitotoxic lesions of the medial prefrontal cortex in rats. Exp Neurol 195: 185-198 (2005)

Cetin, T, F Freudenberg, M Füchtemeier and M Koch: Dopamine in the orbitofrontal cortex regulates operant responding under a progressive ratio of reinforcement in rats. Neurosci Lett 370: 114-117 (2004)

Irintchev A, M Koch, LK Needham, P Maness, M Schachner: Impairment of sensorimotor gating in mice deficient in the cell adhesion molecule L1 or its close homologue, CHL1. Brain Res 1029: 131-134 (2004)

Schmadel S, K Schwabe, M Koch: Effects of neonatal excitotoxic lesions of the entorhinal cortex on cognitive functions in the adult rat. Neuroscience 128: 365-374 (2004)

Klein S, M Hadamitzky, M Koch, K Schwabe: Role of glutamate receptors in nucleus accumbens core and shell in radial-arm maze performance of rats. Neuroscience 128: 229-238 (2004)

Bennay M, M Gernert, K Schwabe, T Enkel, M Koch: Neonatal medial prefrontal cortex lesion enhances the sensitivity of the mesoaccumbal dopamine system. Eur J Neurosci 19: 3277-3290 (2004)

Schwabe K, M Koch: Role of the medial prefrontal cortex in N-methyl-D-aspartate receptor antagonist induced sensorimotor gating deficit in rats. Neurosci Lett 355: 5-8 (2004)

Schwabe K, T Enkel, S Klein, M Schütte, M Koch: Effects of neonatal lesions of the medial prefrontal cortex on adult rat behaviour. Behav Brain Res 153: 21-34 (2004)

Koch M: Aripiprazol - der prototypische Dopamin-Serotonin-Systemstabilisator für die Pharmakotherapie schizophrener Psychosen. Nervenheilkunde 23: 171-173 (2004)

Van den Buuse M, B Garner, M Koch: Neurodevelopmental animal models of schizophrenia: effects on prepulse inhibition. Curr Mol Med 3: 459-471 (2003)

Koch M, Fendt M: Startle response modulation as a behavioural tool in neuropharmacology. Curr Neuropharmacol 1: 175-185 (2003)

Schneider M, M Koch: Chronic pubertal, but not adult chronic cannabinoid treatment impairs sensorimotor gating, recognition memory and the performance in a progressive ratio task in adult rats. Neuropsychopharmacology 28: 1760-1769 (2003)

Nagel J, H Schladebach, M Koch, I Schwienbacher, CE Müller, W Hauber: Effects of adenosine A2A receptor blockade in the nucleus accumbens on locomotion, feeding, and prepulse inhibition in rats. Synapse 49: 279-286 (2003)

Fendt M, M Koch: Eine schizophrene Ratte? Gehirn & Geist 4: 43 (2002)

Koch M: Tiermodelle in der Schizophrenieforschung. Neuroforum 8: 236-244 (2002)

Koch M: Pharmakologische Unterstützung der Expositionstherapie bei Angststörungen. Tierexperimentelle Untersuchungen. Der Nervenarzt 73: 481-483 (2002)

Schneider M, M Koch: The cannabinoid agonist WIN 55,212-2 reduces sensorimotor gating and recognition memory in rats. Behav Pharmacol 13: 29-37 (2002)

Schwienbacher I, M Fendt, W Hauber, M Koch: Dopamine D1 receptors and adenosine A1 receptors in the rat nucleus accumbens regulate motor activity but not prepulse inhibition. Eur J Pharmacol 444: 161-169 (2002)

Koch M, TW Robbins: Special issue on the psychopharmacology of prepulse inhibition: basic and clinical studies. Psychopharmacology 156: 115-116 (2001)

Schulz B, M Fendt, V Pedersen, M Koch: Sensitization of prepulse inhibition deficits by repeated administration of dizocilpine. Psychopharmacology 156: 177-181 (2001)

Schulz B, M Fendt, F Gasparini, K Lingenhöhl, R Kuhn, M Koch: The metabotropic glutamate receptor antagonist 2-methyl-6-(phenylethynyl)-pyridine (MPEP) blocks fear conditioning in rats. Neuropharmacology 41: 1-7 (2001)





Koch M, M Fendt, BD Kretschmer: Role of the substantia nigra pars reticulata in sensorimotor gating, measured by prepulse inhibition of startle in rats. Behav Brain Res 117: 153-162 (2000)

Schauz C, M Koch: Blockade of NMDA receptors in the amygdala prevents latent inhibition of fear-conditioning. Learn Mem 7: 393-399 (2000)

Koch M, A Schmid, HU Schnitzler: Role of nucleus accumbens dopamine D1 and D2 receptors in instrumental and Pavlovian paradigms of conditioned reward. Psychopharmacology 152: 67-73 (2000)

Fendt M, I Schwienbacher, M Koch: Amygdaloid NMDA and GABAA receptors regulate sensorimotor gating in a dopamine-dependent way in rats. Neuroscience 98: 55-60 (2000)

Koch M, A Klarner, HU Schnitzler: Lesions of the piriform cortex prevent long-lasting prepulse inhibition deficits induced by stimulation of the ventral hippocampus. Neurosci Lett 275: 195-198 (1999)

Fendt M, M Koch: Cholinergic modulation of the acoustic startle response in the caudal pontine reticular nucleus of the rat. Eur J Pharmacol 370: 101-107 (1999)

Koch M: The neurobiology of startle. Prog Neurobiol 59: 107-128 (1999)

Schauz C, M Koch: Lesions of the nucleus basalis magnocellularis do not impair prepulse inhibition and latent inhibition of fear-potentiated startle in the rat. Brain Res 815: 98-105 (1999)

Japha K, M Koch: Picrotoxin in the medial prefrontal cortex impairs sensorimotor gating in rats: reversal by haloperidol. Psychopharmacology 144: 347-354 (1999)

Rupprecht R, M Koch, A Montkowski, M Lancel, J Faulhaber, J Harting, R Spanagel: Assessment of neuroleptic-like properties of progesterone. Psychopharmacology 143: 29-38 (1999).

Koch M: How can adaptive behavioural plasticity be implemented in the mammalian brain? Z Naturforsch 53c: 593-598 (1998)

Koch M: Sensorimotor gating changes across the estrous cycle in female rats. Physiol Behav 64: 625-628 (1998)

Koch M, W Hauber: Regulation of sensorimotor gating by interactions of dopamine and adenosine in the rat. Behav Pharmacol 9: 23-29 (1998)

Koch M, PKD Pilz, HU Schnitzler: Mechanismen sensomotorischer Integration bei Säugetieren: Die Schreckreaktion als Modell. Neuroforum 4: 260-266 (1998)

Schauz C, M Koch: Latent inhibition of fear-potentiated startle in rats. Behav Pharmacol 9: 175-178 (1998)

Kretschmer BD, M Koch: The ventral pallidum mediates disruption of prepulse inhibition of the acoustic startle response induced by dopamine agonists, but not by NMDA antagonists. Brain Res 798: 204-210 (1998)

Klarner A, M Koch, HU Schnitzler: Induction of Fos in the forebrain and disruption of sensorimotor gating following N-methyl-D-aspartate infusion into the ventral hippocampus of the rat. Neuroscience 84: 443-452 (1998)

Koch M, U Ebert: Reduced sensorimotor gating following seizures in amygdala-kindled rats. Biol Psychiatry 44: 290-297 (1998)

Schwegler H, PKD Pilz, M Koch, M Fendt, R Linke, P Driscoll: Acoustic startle response in inbred Roman high- and low avoidance rats. Behavior Genetics 27: 579-582 (1997)

Hauber W, M Koch: Adenosine A2a receptors in the nucleus accumbens modulate prepulse inhibition of the startle response. Neuroreport 8: 1515-1518 (1997)

Kretschmer BD, U Kratzer, K Breithecker, M Koch: Behavioral characterization of ACEA 1021, an antagonist of the strychnine-insensitive glycine binding site, in rats. Eur J Pharmacol, 331: 109-116 (1997)

Koch M, HU Schnitzler: The acoustic startle response in rats - circuits mediating evocation, inhibition and potentiation. Behav Brain Res 89: 35-49 (1997).

Kling C, M Koch, B Saul, CM Becker: The murine frameshift mutation oscillator (Glra1spd-ot) results in a complete loss of glycine receptor 1 subunit expression. Neuroscience 78: 411-417 (1997)

Ebert U, M Koch: Acoustic startle-evoked potentials in the rat amygdala: effect of kindling. Physiol Behav 62: 557-562 (1997)

Kretschmer BD, M Koch: Role of the strychnine-insensitive glycine receptor in the nucleus accumbens and anterodorsal striatum in sensorimotor gating - a behavioral and microdialysis study. Psychopharmacology 130: 131-138 (1997)

Fendt M, M Koch, HU Schnitzler: Corticotropin-releasing factor in the caudal pon¬tine reticular nucleus mediates the expression of fear-potentiated startle. Eur J Neurosci 9: 299-305 (1997)

Fendt M, M Koch, HU Schnitzler: NMDA receptors in the pontine brainstem are necessary for fear-potentiation of the startle response. Eur J Pharmacol 318: 1-6 (1996)

Koch M, A Schmid, HU Schnitzler: Pleasure-attenuation of the startle response is disrupted by 6-hydroxydopamine lesion of the nucleus accumbens. Neuroreport 7: 1442-1446 (1996)

Schanbacher A, M Koch, PKD Pilz, HU Schnitzler: Lesions of the amygdala does not af¬fect the enhancement of the acoustic startle response by background noise. Physiol Behav 60: 1341-1346 (1996).

Fendt M, M Koch, HU Schnitzler: Somatostatin in the pontine reticular formation modulates fear-potentiation of the acoustic startle response: An anatomical, electrophysiological and behavioral study. J Neurosci 16: 3097-3103 (1996)

Ebert U, M Koch: Amygdala kindling does not change emotional responding as measured by the acoustic startle response in the rat. Brain Res 733: 193-202 (1996)

Koch M: The septohippocampal system is involved in prepulse inhibition of the acoustic startle response in rats. Behav Neurosci 110: 468-477 (1996)

Fendt M, M Koch, HU Schnitzler: Lesions of the central gray block conditioned fear as measured with the potentiated startle paradigm. Behav Brain Res 74: 127-134 (1996)

Koch M, C Kling, CM Becker: Increased startle responses in mice carrying mutations of glycine receptor subunit genes. Neuroreport 7: 806-808 (1996)

Kungel M, M Koch, E Friauf: Cysteamine impairs the development of acoustic startle response in rats: Possible role of somatostatin. Neurosci Lett 202: 181-184 (1996)
















Fendt M, M Koch, M Kungel, HU Schnitzler: Cholecystokinin enhances the acoustic startle response in rats. Neuroreport 6: 2081-2084 (1995)

Schmid A, M Koch, HU Schnitzler: Conditioned pleasure attenuates the startle response in rats. Neurobiol Learn Mem 64: 1-3 (1995)

Koch M, E Friauf: Glycine receptors in the caudal pontine reticular formation: are they important for the inhibition of the acoustic startle response? Brain Res 671: 63-72 (1995)

Koch M, M Bubser: Deficient sensorimotor gating after 6-hydroxydopamine lesion of the rat medial prefrontal cortex is reversed by haloperidol. Eur J Neurosci 6: 1837-1845 (1994)

Fendt M, M Koch, HU Schnitzler: Lesions of the central gray block the sensitization of the acoustic startle response in rats. Brain Res 661: 163-173 (1994)

Fendt M, M Koch, HU Schnitzler: Sensorimotor gating deficit after lesions of the superior colliculus. Neuroreport 5: 1725-1728 (1994)

Krase W, M Koch, HU Schnitzler: Substance P is involved in the sensitization of the acoustic startle response by footshocks in rats. Behav Brain Res 63: 81-88 (1994)

Fendt M, M Koch, HU Schnitzler: Amygdaloid noradrenaline is involved in the sensitization of the acoustic startle response in rats. Pharmacol Biochem Behav 48: 307-314 (1994)

Bubser M, M Koch: Prepulse inhibition of the acoustic startle response is reduced by 6-hydroxydopamine lesions of the medial prefrontal cortex of rats. Psychopharmacology 113: 487-492 (1994)

Koch M, M Kungel, H Herbert: Cholinergic neurons in the pedunculopontine tegmental nucleus are involved in the mediation of prepulse inhibition of the acoustic startle response in the rat. Exp Brain Res 97: 71-82 (1993)

Koch M: Microinjections of the metabotropic glutamate receptor agonist, trans-(±)-1-amino-cyclopentane-1,3-dicarboxylate (trans-ACPD) into the amygdala increase the acoustic startle response of rats. Brain Res 629: 176-179 (1993)

Ehret G, A Jürgens, M Koch: Oestrogen receptor occurrence in the male mouse brain: modulation by paternal experience. Neuroreport 4: 1247-1250 (1993).

Koch M, U Ebert: Enhancement of the acoustic startle response by stimulation of an excitatory pathway from the central amygdala/basal nucleus of Meynert to the pontine reticular formation. Exp Brain Res 93: 231-241 (1993).

Krase W, M Koch, HU Schnitzler: Glutamate-antagonists in the reticular formation reduce the acoustic startle response. Neuroreport 4: 13-16 (1993).

Koch M, K Lingenhöhl, PKD Pilz: Loss of the acoustic startle response following neurotoxic lesions of the caudal pontine reticular formation: possible role of giant neurones. Neuroscience 49: 617-625 (1992).

Ebert U, M Koch: Glutamate receptors mediate acoustic input to the reticular brainstem. Neuroreport 3: 429-432 (1992).

Ehret G, M Koch, G Jirikowski: Hormone, ZNS und Fortpflanzungsverhalten. Allergologie 14: 383-394 (1991).

Koch M, G Ehret: Parental behavior in the mouse: effects of lesions in the entorhinal/piriform cortex. Behav Brain Res 42: 99-105 (1991)








Koch M: Effects of treatment with estradiol and parental experience on the number and distribution of estrogen-binding neurons in the ovariectomized mouse brain: Neuroendocrinology 51: 505-514 (1990)

Mittleman G, IQ Wishaw, GH Jones, M Koch, TW Robbins: Cortical, hippocampal, and striatal mediation of schedule-induced behaviors. Behav Neurosci 104: 399-409 (1990)

Koch M, G Ehret: Estradiol and parental experience, but not prolactin are necessary for ultrasound recognition and pup-retrieving in the mouse. Physiol Behav 45: 771-776 (1989)

Koch M, G Ehret: Immunocytochemical localization and quantitation of estrogen-binding cells in the male and female (virgin, pregnant, lactating) mouse brain. Brain Res 489: 101-112 (1989)

Ehret G, M Koch: Ultrasound-induced parental behaviour in house mice is controlled by female sex hormones and parental experience. Ethology 80: 81-93 (1989)

Ehret G, M Koch, B Haack, H Markl: Sex and parental experience determine the onset of an instinctive behavior in mice. Naturwissenschaften 74: 47 (1987)

Rensing L, M Koch, B Rippe, V Rippe: Mensch im Stress. Elsevier, Spektrum Akademischer Verlag Heidelberg, 2006.

books and book chapters

Koch M: Neuro- und Psychopharmacology. Kap. 3. In: Psychoneurowissenschaften (Hrsg. G. Roth, A. Heinz und H. Walter), Springer-Verlag, 2020

Koch M: Comparative aspects of learning and memory. In: Handbook of Evolutionary Neuroscience. (Ed. SV Shepherd), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., Chichester, pp. 410-421, 2017

Koch M: From treating mental dysfunction to neuroenhancement. In: Human Happiness and the Pursuit of Maximation (Eds.: H. Brockmann and J. Delhey), pp. 101-113. Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 2013

Koch M: Tiermodelle für schizophrene Erkrankungen. In: Forum Neuroscience – Schizophrenie. Hrsg. M. Spitzer. Georg Thieme Verlag. Stuttgart, New York, 2006.

Koch M: Schizophrenia. In: Animal Models of Neuropsychiatric Diseases. (Ed. M. Koch). Imperial College Press, London, 2006. pp. 337-402

Koch M: Neuropharmakologie. In: Neurobiologie psychischer Störungen. Hrsg. H. Förstl, M. Hautzinger & G. Roth, Springer-Verlag Heidelberg, 2006. pp. 177-219

Rensing L, M Koch, B Rippe, V Rippe: Mensch im Stress. Elsevier, Spektrum Akademischer Verlag Heidelberg, 2006.

Koch M: Neuronale Grundlagen von Furcht und Angst: vergleichende Untersuchungen bei Menschen und Tieren. In: Angst, Furcht und ihre Bewältigung. Hrsg. G. Roth & U. Opolka. Hanse-Studien Vol.2 , BIS Oldenburg, 2003. pp. 31-38

Hauber W, J Nagel, P Neuscheler, M Koch: The role of striatal adenosine A2A receptors in motor control of rats. In: The Basal Ganglia VI  (Eds. A.M. Graybiel, M.R. DeLong, S.T. Kitai) Vol. 54, Advances in Behavioral Biology, Kluwer Academic Press/ Plenum Publishers New York, p 653-660, 2002.

Koch M: Beiträge der Hirnforschung zum Verständnis des menschlichen Glücks. In: Glücksforschung. Eine Bestandsaufnahme. Hrsg. A. Bellebaum. UVK-Verlagsgesellschaft Konstanz, 2002. pp. 79-93

Koch M: Kommunikation innerhalb und zwischen Nervenzellen. Übersetzung und Bearbeitung von Kap. 6 von R. Eckert "Tierphysiologie", 3. u. 4. Aufl. Thieme Verlag, Stuttgart 2000 und 2002.

Flügge G, M Koch: Neurochemical aspects of motivation and behavior. In: N Elsner, HU Schnitzler (eds) Brain and Evolution, Georg Thieme Verlag Stuttgart, New York 1996, p.172-182