Klinik für Schlaf- und Chronomedizin
im St. Hedwig-Krankenhaus
AG Schlafforschung & Klinische Chronobiologie
im Institut für Physiologie der Charité




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Steiner O, de Zeeuw J, Stotz S, Bes F, Kunz D (2021) Post-Illumination Pupil Response as a Biomarker for Cognition in a-Synucleinopathies. J Parkinsons Dis. Accepted. IF: 5.5

Cesari M, Heidbreder A, St. Louis E K, Sixel-Döring F, Bliwise D L, Baldelli L, Bes F, Fantini M L, Iranzo A, Knudsen-Heier S, Mayer G, McCarter S, Nepozitek J, Pavlova M, Provini F, Santamaria J, Sunwoo J, Videnovic A, Högl B, Jennum P, Christensen J A E, Stefani A for the International RBD Study Group (2021) Video-polysomnography procedures for diagnosis of rapid eye movement sleep behavior disorder (RBD) and the identification of its prodromal stages: Guidelines from the International RBD Study Group. Sleep. doi: 10.1093/sleep/zsab257. IF: 5.9

Kunz D, Wahnschaffe A, Kaempfe, N, Mahlberg R (2021) Running on Empty: Of Hypopinealism and Human Seasonality. Front. Pharmacol. doi: 10.3389/fphar.2021.681582. IF: 5.7

Kunz D, Stotz S, Bes F (2021) Treatment of isolated REM-sleep behavior disorder using melatonin as a chronobiotic. J Pineal Res. doi: 10.1111/jpi.12759. IF: 14.5

Kunz D (2021) Rethinking the use of hypnotics for treatment of insomnia in the elderly. Expert Opinion on Pharmacotherapy. doi: 10.1080/14656566.2021.1900116. IF: 3.9


Christopher C.M. Kyba , Sara B. Pritchard , A. Roger Ekirch , Adam Eldridge , Andreas Jechow , Christine Preiser , Dieter Kunz , Dietrich Henckel , Franz Hölker , John Barentine , Jørgen Berge , Josiane Meier , Luc Gwiazdzinski , Manuel Spitschan , Mirik Milan , Susanne Bach , Sibylle Schroer , Will Straw (2020) Night Matters – Why the Interdisciplinary Field of "Night Studies" is Needed. J 2020, 3(1). DOI: 10.3390/j3010001

Kunz D, Stotz S, Bes F (2020) Conversion to Parkinsonism and Dementia in REM-Sleep Behavior Disorder Using the Chronobiotic Melatonin. medRxiv 2020.11.05.20224592; doi: 10.1101/2020.11.05.20224592

Videnovic A, Ju YS, Arnulf I, Cochen-De Cock V, Högl B, Kunz D, Provini F, Ratti PL, Schiess MC, Schenck CH and Trenkwalder C; Treatment and Trials Working Group of the International RBD Study Group (2020) Clinical trials in REM sleep behavioural disorder: challenges and opportunities. J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry 2020;91:740-749. doi: 10.1136/jnnp-2020-322875. IF: 8.3

Zammit G, Dauvilliers Y, Pain S, Sebök Kinter D, Mansour Y, Kunz D. Daridorexant, a new dual orexin receptor antagonist, in elderly subjects with insomnia disorder. Neurology. Apr 27. doi: 10.1212/WNL.0000000000009475. IF: 8.7

Wahnschaffe A, Kunz D. (2020) Chronotherapeutika bei neurodegenerativen Erkrankungen. internistische praxis 062/ 01: 74-87


J. de Zeeuw, A. Papakonstantinou, C. Nowozin, S.Stotz, M. Zaleska, S. Hädel, F. Bes, M. Münch, D. Kunz. (2019) Living in Biological Darkness: Objective Sleepiness and the Pupillary light responses are affected by different metameric lighting conditions during daytime. J Biol Rhythms., 34(4): 410-31. IF: 3.9

Ronald B. Postuma, Alex Iranzo, Michele Hu, Birgit Högl, Bradley F. Boeve, Raffaele Manni, Wolfgang H. Oertel, Isabelle Arnulf, Luigi Ferini-Strambi, Monica Puligheddu, Elena Antelmi, Valerie Cochen De Cock, Dario Arnaldi, Brit Mollenhauer, Aleksandar Videnovic, Karel Sonka, Ki-Young Jung, Dieter Kunz, Yves Dauvilliers, Federica Provini, Simon J. Lewis, Jitka Buskova, Milena Pavlova, Anna Heidbreder, Jacques Y. Montplaisir, Joan Santamaria, Thomas R. Barber, Ambra Stefani, Erik K. St.Louis, Michele Terzaghi, Annette Janzen, Smandra Leu-Semenescu, Guiseppe Plazzi, Flavio Nobili, Friederike Sixel-Doering, Petr Dusek, Frederik Bes, Pietro Cortelli, Kaylena Ehgoetz Martens, Jean-Francois Gagnon, Carles Gaig, Marco Zucconi, Claudia Trenkwalder, Ziv Gan-Or, Christine Lo, Michal Rolinski, Philip Mahlknecht, Evi Holzknecht, Angel R. Boeve, Luke N. Teigen, Gianpaolo Toscano, Geert Mayer, Silvia Morbelli, Benjamin Dawson, Amelie Pelletier and the International REM Sleep Behavior Disorder Study Group. (2019) Risk and predictors of dementia and parkinsonism in idiopathic REM sleep behaviour disorder: a multicentre study. BRAIN 142: 744-759. IF: 10.6



A. Kawasaki, S. Wisniewski, B. Healey, N. Pattyn, D. Kunz, M. Basner, M. Münch. (2018) Impact of long-term daylight deprivation on retinal light sensitivity, circadian rhythms and sleep during the Antarctic winter. Sci Rep 8:16185. IF: 4.1

Kunz D, Bes F. (2018) Melatonin Therapy of RBD. In: Schenck C, H gl B and Videnovic A (Eds.), Rapid-Eye-Movement Sleep Behavior Disorder. Springer Nature, New York, pp: 315-331

Zeeuw J, Wisniewski S, Papakonstantinou A, Bes F, Wahnschaffe A, Zaleska M, Kunz D, Münch M. (2018) The alerting effect of the wake maintenance zone during 40 hours of sleep deprivation. Sci Rep. 20;8(1):11012. IF : 4.1

Wittenbrink N, Ananthasubramaniam B, Münch M, Koller B, Maier B, Weschke C, Bes F, de Zeeuw J, Nowozin C, Wahnschaffe A, Wisniewski S, Zaleska M, Bartok O, Ashwal-Fluss R, Lammert H, Herzel H, Hummel M, Kadener S, Kunz D, Kramer A. (2018) High-accuracy determination of internal circadian time from a single blood sample. J Clin Invest.: 120874. IF: 13.2

Scheuermeier K, Münch M, Ronda JM and Duffy JF (2018) Improved cognitive morning performance in healthy older adults following blue-enriched light exposure on the previous evening. Behav Brain Res. S0166-4328(17): 31535-8. IF: 3.2



Kunz D., Bes F. (2017) Twenty Years After: Another Case Report of Melatonin Effects on REM Sleep Behavior Disorder, Using Serial Dopamine Transporter Imaging. Neuropsychobiology 2017;76:100 104. IF: 1.4

Münch M, Ladaique M, Roemer S, Hashemi K and Kawasaki A (2017) Melanopsin-mediated acute light responses measured in winter and in summer: seasonal variations in adults with and without cataracts. Frontiers in Neurology (Neuro-Ophthalmology) 8:464. IF: 3.6

Swanson C, Shea SA, Wolfe P, Cain SW, Münch M, Vujovic N, Czeisler CA, Buxton OM and Orwoll ES (2017) Bone turnover markers after sleep restriction and circadian disruption: a mechanism for sleep-related bone loss in humans. The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism 102(10):3722-3730. IF: 5.5

Swanson C, Shea SA, Wolfe P, Markwardt S, Cain SW, Münch M, Czeisler CA, Orwoll ES and Buxton OM (2017) 24-hour profile of serum sclerostin and its association with bone biomarkers in men. Osteoporosis International 28(11):3205-13. IF: 3.6

Gaspar L, Howald C, Popadin K, Maier B, Mauvoisin D, Moriggi E, Guttierez-Arcelus M, Falconnet E, Borel C, Kunz D, Kramer A, Gachon F, Dermitzakis ET, Antonarakis SE and Brown SA (2017) The genomic landscape of human cellular circadian variation points to a 2 novel role for the signalosome. eLife 6: e24994. IF: 7.7

Wahnschaffe A, Nowozin C, Rath A, Floessner T, Appelhoff S, Münch M and Kunz D (2017) Night-time activity forecast by season and weather in a longitudinal design - natural light effects on three years' rest-activity cycles in nursing home residents with dementia. International Psychogeriatrics 29(12):2071-80. IF: 2.4

Regente J, de Zeeuw J, Bes F, Nowozin C, Appelhoff S, Wahnschaffe A, Münch M and Kunz D (2017) Can short-wavelength depleted bright light during single simulated night shifts prevent circadian phase shifts? Journal of Applied Ergonomics 61:22-30. IF: 1.7

Special Issue for Current Alzheimer Research - CAR

Topic: Chronotherapeutics in Neurodegenerative Disorders
Guest Editor: Dieter Kunz

Own contributions:

Kunz D (2017) Editorial - Circadian rhythms are everywhere: except in neurodegenerative disorders. Current Alzheimer Research 14(10):1018-21. IF: 3.0

Nowozin C, Wahnschaffe A, Rodenbeck A, de Zeeuw J, H del S, Kozakov R., Schöpp H, Münch M and Kunz D (2017) Applying melanopic lux to measure biological light effects on melatonin suppression and subjective sleepiness. Current Alzheimer Research 14(10):1042-52. IF: 3.0

Schäfer C, Kunz D and Bes F (2017) Melatonin effects in REM sleep behavior disorder associated with obstructive sleep apnea syndrome: a case series. Current Alzheimer Research 14(10): 1084-9. IF: 3.0

Wahnschaffe A, Nowozin C, Haedel S, Rath A, Appelhoff S, Münch M and Kunz D (2017) Implementation of dynamic lighting in a nursing home: impact on agitation but not on rest-activity patterns. Special Issue: Current Alzheimer Research 14(10):1076-83. IF: 3.0

Münch M., Schmieder M., Bieler K., Goldbach R., Fuhrmann T., Zumstein N., Vonmoos P., Scartezzini J-L., Wirz-Justice A.and Cajochen C (2017) Bright light delights: effects of daily light exposure on emotions, rest-activity cycles, sleep and melatonin secretion in severely demented patients. Special Issue: Current Alzheimer Research 14(10):1063-75. IF: 3.0



Münch M, Nowozin C, Regente J, Bes F, De Zeeuw J, H del S, Wahnschaffe A and Kunz D (2016) Blue-enriched morning light as a countermeasure to light at the wrong time: effects on cognition, sleepiness, sleep, and circadian phase. Neuropsychobiology 74:207-18. IF: 1.5

Wirz-Justice A and Münch M (2016) (Editorial for Special Issue on Chronobiology). Neuropsychobiology 74(4):181. IF: 1.5

Jordan W, Dobrowolny H, Bahn S, Bernstein HG, Brigadski T, Frodl T, Isermann B, Lessmann V, Pilz J, Rodenbeck A, Schiltz K, Schwedhelm E, Tumani H, Wiltfang J, Guest PC and Steiner J (2016) Oxidative stress in drug-na ve first episode patients with schizophrenia and major depression: effects of disease acuity and potential confounders. Eur Arch of Psychiatry and Clin Neurosci 268(2):129-43. IF: 4.2

Maierova L, Borisuit A, Scartezzini J-L, Jaeggi S M, Schmidt C and Münch M (2016) Diurnal variations of hormonal secretion, alertness and cognition in extreme chronotypes under different lighting conditions. Scientific Reports 6:33591. IF: 5.2

Münch M, Kourti P, Brouzas D, Kawasaki A (2016) Variation in the pupil light reflex between winter and summer seasons. Acta Ophthalmol 94(3):e244-6. IF: 3.2

Lane JM, Chang AM, Bjonnes AC, Aeschbach D, Anderson C, Cade BE, Cain SW, Czeisler CA, Gharib SA, Gooley JJ, Gottlieb DJ, Grant SF, Klerman EB, Lauderdale DS, Lockley SW, Münch M, Patel S, Punjabi NM, Rajaratnam SM, Rueger M, St Hilaire MA, Santhi N, Scheuermaier K, Van Reen E, Zee PC, Shea SA, Duffy JF, Buxton OM, Redline S, Scheer FA and Saxena R (2016) Impact of common diabetes risk variant in MTNR1B on sleep, circadian and melatonin physiology. Diabetes 65(6):1741-51. IF: 8.5

Borisuit A, K mpf J, Münch M, Thanachareonkit A and Scartezzini J-L (2016) Monitoring and rendering of visual and photo-biological properties of daylight-redirecting systems. Solar Energy 129: 297-309. IF:4.0



Münch M, L on L, Collomb S and Kawasaki A (2015) Comparison of acute non-visual bright light responses in patients with optic nerve disease, glaucoma and healthy controls. Scientific Reports 5:15185. IF: 5.6

Borisuit A, Linhart F, Scartezzini J-L and Münch M (2015) Effects of realistic office daylighting and electric lighting conditions on visual comfort, alertness and mood. Lighting Research and Technology 47:192-209. IF: 1.197



Jaehne A, Unbehaun T, Feige1 B, Cohrs S, Rodenbeck A and Riemann D (2014) Sleep changes in smokers before, during and 3 months after nicotine withdrawal. Addiction Biology 20(4):747-55. IF: 5.9

Cohrs S, Rodenbeck A, Riemann D, Szagun B, Jaehne A, Brinkmeyer J, Gr nder G, Wienker T, Diaz-Lacava A, Mobascher A, Dahmen N, Thuerauf N, Kornhuber J, Kiefer F, Gallinat J, Wagner M, Kunz D, Grittner U and Winterer G (2014) Impaired sleep quality and sleep duration in smokers- results from the german multicenter study on nicotine dependence. Addiction Biology 19(3):486-96. IF: 4.2

Cordi M, Ackermann S, Bes FW, Hartmann F, Konrad BN, Genzel L, Pawlowski M, Steiger A, Schulz H, Rasch B and Dresler M (2014) On lunar cycle effects on sleep and the file drawer problem. Current Biology 24(12):R549-50. IF: 9.5

Goerke M, Cohrs S, Rodenbeck A and Kunz D (2014) Differential effect of an anticholinergic antidepressant on sleep-dependent memory consolidation. Sleep 37(5):977-85. IF: 5.1

Penzel T, Pevernagie D, Dogas Z, Grote L, de Lacy S, Rodenbeck A, Bassetti C, Berg S, Cirignotta F, d'Ortho MP, Garcia-Borreguero D, Levy P, Nobili L, Paiva T, Peigneux P, Pollm cher T, Riemann D, Skene DJ, Zucconi M and Espie C (2014) For The Sleep Medicine Committee and The European Sleep Research Society: Catalogue of knowledge and skills for sleep medicine. J Sleep Res 23(2):222-38. IF: 3.0

Münch M, Plomp G, Thunell E, Kawasaki A, Scartezzini JL and Herzog MH (2014) Different colors of light lead to different adaptation and activation as determined by high-density EEG. Neuroimage 101:547-54. IF: 6.3

Cajochen C, Altanay-Ekici S, Münch M, Frey S, Knoblauch V and Wirz-Justice A (2014) Reply to Cordi et al. Current Biology 24(17):R795. IF: 9.5

Münch M (2014) Der Schlaf und die innere Uhr im Alter. Therapeutische Umschau 71(11):657-62. IF:0.2



Bes F, Jobert M, Schulz H. Modeling sleep propensity when sleep is severely restricted. Sleep 2013;36(4):209-211. doi:10.5665/sleep.2558. IF: 5.8

Jobert M, Wilson FJ, Roth T, Ruigt GSF, Anderer P, Drinkenburg WHIM, Bes FW, Brunovsky M, Danker-Hopfe H, Freeman J,van Gerven JMA, Gruber G, Kemp B, Klösch G, Ma J, Penzel T, Peterson BT, Schulz H, Staner L, Saletu B, Svetnik V. Guidelines for the Recording and Evaluation of Pharmaco-Sleep Studies in Man: The International Pharmaco-EEG Society (IPEG). Neuropsychobiol 2013; 67:127-167. doi: 10.1159/000343449. IF: 2.3

Kawasaki A, Collomb S, L on L and Münch M (2013) Pupil responses derived from outer and inner retinal photoreception are normal in patients with hereditary optic neuropathy. Exp Eye Res 120C:161-166. IF: 3.0

Dauvilliers Y, Bassetti C, Lammers GJ, Arnulf I, Mayer G, Rodenbeck A, Lehert P, Ding CL, Lecomte JM and Schwartz JC; for the HARMONY I study group (2013) Pitolisant versus placebo or modafinil in patients with narcolepsy: a double-blind, randomised trial. Lancet Neurol 10:1068-75. IF: 23.9

Cajochen C, Altanay-Ekici S, Münch M, Frey S, Knoblauch V and Wirz-Justice A (2013) Evidence that the lunar cycle influences human sleep. Curr Biol 23(15):1485-8. IF: 9.5

Putilov AA, Münch MY and Cajochen C (2013) Principal component structuring of the Non-REM Sleep EEG spectrum in older adults yields age-related changes in the sleep and wake drives. Curr Aging Sci 6(3):280-93. IF: 2.9

Schlack R, Hapke U, Maske U, Busch M A and Cohrs S (2013) H ufigkeit und Verteilung von Schlafproblemen und Insomnie in der deutschen Erwachsenenbev lkerung. Bundesgesundheitsbl 56:740-748. IF: 0.7

Wahnschaffe A, Haedel S, Rodenbeck A, Stoll C, Rudolph H, Kozakov R, Schöpp H and Kunz D (2013) Out of the lab into the bathroom: Evening short-term exposure to conventional light suppresses melatonin and increases alertness perception. Int J Mol Sci 14:2573-2589. IF: 2.6

Goerke M, Cohrs S, Rodenbeck R and Kunz K (2013) The influence of the tricyclic antidepressant amitriptyline on periodic limb movements during sleep. Pharmacopsychiatry 46(3):108-13. IF: 2.1

Kunz D (2013) Melatonin in rapid eye movement sleep behavior disorder: why does it work? Sleep Medicine 14:705-706. IF: 3.4



Spörl F, Korge S, Jürchott K, Wunderskirchner M, Schellenberg K, Heins S, Specht A, Stoll C, Klemz R, Maier B, Wenck H, Schrader A, Kunz D, Blatt T and Kramer A (2012) Kr ppel-like factor 9 is a circadian transcription factor in human epidermis that controls proliferation of keratinocytes. PNAS 109:10903-8. IF: 9.8

Goerke M, Cohrs S, Rodenbeck A, Grittner U, Sommer W and Kunz D (2012) Declarative memory consolidation during the first night in a sleep lab - The role of REM sleep and cortisol. Psychoneuroendocrinology 38(7):1102-11. IF: 5.2

Kunz D, Bineau S, Maman K, Milea D and Tourni M (2012) Benzodiazepine discontinuation with prolonged-release melatonin: hints from a German longitudinal prescription database. Expert Opin Pharmacother 13(1):9-16. IF: 2.4

Hoever P, Dorffner G, Bene H, Penzel T, Danker-Hopfe H, Barbanoj MJ, Pillar G, Saletu B, Polo O, Kunz D, Zeitlhofer J, Berg S, Partinen M, Bassetti CL, H gl B, Ebrahim IO, Holsboer-Trachsler E, Bengtsson H, Peker Y, Hemmeter U-M, Chiossi E, Hajak G and Dingemanse J (2012) Orexin Receptor Antagonism, a New Sleep-Enabling Paradigm: A Proof-of-Concept Clinical Trial. Clinical Pharmacology & Therapeutics 92(6):975-985. IF: 6.4

Kunz D(2012) Schlafstörungen und Depression: Melatonin taktet die innere Uhr neu. Neurologie & Psychiatrie 14(1) (CME-Fortbildung 01/2012)



Rodenbeck A (2011) Biologische Grundlagen des Schlafens und Wachens. Bundesgesundheitsblatt 54:1270-5. IF:0.7



Kozakov R, Schöpp H, Franke St, Stoll C and Kunz D (2010) Modification of light sources for appropriate biological action. Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics 43:234007. IF: 2.6

Kunz D and Mahlberg R (2010) A two-part, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial of exogenous melatonin in REM sleep behaviour disorder. J Sleep Res 19(4):591-6. IF: 3.4

Cohrs S, Gade K, Meier A, Jordan W, Falkai P, Röther E and Rodenbeck A (2010) Quetiapine improves sleep disturbance in acute bipolar disorder: a case series. Pharmacopsychiatry. 43(4):154-5. IF: 2.1

Jähne A, Cohrs S, Rodenbeck A, Andreas S, Loessl B, Feige B, Kloepfer C, Hornyak M, Riemann D (2010) Nikotin. Einfluss auf den Schlaf und Relevanz für Psychiatrie und Psychotherapie.Nervenarzt 81(7):844-59. IF: 0.7

Rodenbeck A, Hajak G (2010):  Das Schichtarbeitersyndrom. Eine systematische Übersicht zu Schlafstörungen durch Schichtarbeit. Somnologie 14(2):105-10. IF: 0.2

Hajak G, Rodenbeck A (2010):  Medikamentöse Therapie des Schichtarbeitersyndroms. Somnologie 14(2): 111-22. IF: 0.2



Gunga H-C, Werner A, Stahn A, Steinach M, Schlabs T, Koralewski E and Kunz D (2009) The Double Sensor - A non-invasive device to continuously monitor core temperature in humans on earth and in space. Respir Physiol Neurobiol 169 Suppl 1:63-8. IF: 2.1

Alpay G, Goerke M and Sturmer B (2009) Precueing imminent conflict does not override sequence-dependent interference adaptation. Psychological Research-Psychologische Forschung 73: 803-16. IF: 1.36

G. Mayer, I Fietze, Fischer J, Penzel T, Riemann D, Rodenbeck A, Sitter H and Teschler H (2009). S3 Leitlinie Nicht erholsamer Schlaf/Schlafstörungen. Somnologie 13 Suppl4:160. IF: 0.8

Bodenmann S, Rusterholz T, Dörr R, Stoll C, Bachmann V, Geissler E, Jaggi-Schwarz K and Landolt H-P (2009) The functional Val158Met polymorphism of COMT predicts interindividual differences in brain alpha oscillations in young men. J Neuroscience 29:10855-62. IF: 7.2

Cohrs S (2009) Genese schlafassoziierter forensisch-relevanter Störungen. In: Müller, Jürgen, Peter (Hrsg.) Neurobiologie forensisch-relevanter Störungen, Kohlhammer, Stuttgart, S: 231-8

Rodenbeck A, Cohrs S and Zerr I (2009) Letale familiäre Insomnie. In: Happe S; Walther BW (Hrsg.) Schlafmedizin in der Praxis. Die internationale Klassifikation von Schlafstörungen in Fallberichten, ECOMED Medizin, Heidelberg, S: 355-60

Mahlberg R, Kienast T, Haedel S, Heidenreich JO, Schmitz S and Kunz D (2009) Degree of Pineal Calcification (DOC) is associated with polysomnographic sleep measures in primary insomnia patients. Sleep Med 10(4):439-45. IF: 3.7



Brown SA1, Kunz D, Dumas A, Westermark PO, Vanselow K, Tilmann-Wahnschaffe A, Herzel H and Kramer A (2008) Molecular insights into human daily behavior. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA 105(5):1602-7. IF: 9.4

Mahlberg R, Walther S, Kalus P, Bohner G, Haedel S, Reischies FM, K hl KP, Hellweg R and Kunz D (2008) Pineal calcification in Alzheimer's disease: An in vivo study using computed tomography. Neurobiol Aging 29:203-209. IF: 4.4

Wedekind D, Preiss B, Cohrs S, Röther E, Huether G, Adler L (2008) Relationship between nocturnal urinary cortisol excretion and symptom severity in subgroups of patients with depressive episodes. Neuropsychobiology 56:119-22. IF: 1.9

Cohrs S (2008): Sleep disturbances in patients with schizophrenia: impact and effect of antipsychotics. CNS Drugs 22:939-962. IF: 3.8

Rodenbeck A, Cohrs S (2008) Psychoneuroendokrinologie der Insomnie - Der Circulus vitiosus der psychophysiologischen Insomnie auf psychologischer, elektrophysiologischer und endokriner Ebene. Psychoneuro 34:63-68. IF: 5.2

Cohrs S, Rodenbeck A, Hornyak M, Kunz D (2008) Restless legs syndrom, periodische Gliedma enbewegungen im Schlaf und Psychopharmakologie, Nervenarzt 79:1263-72. IF: 0.82



Gallinat J and Kunz D, Lang UE, Neu P, Kassim N, Kienast T, Seifert F, Schubert Fand Bajbouj M (2007) Association between cerebral glutamate and human behaviour: The sensation seeking personality trait. Neuroimage 34:671-67. IF: 1.2

Mahlberg R and Kunz D (2007) Relationship of melatonin excretion levels to polysomnographic sleep parameters in healthy subjects and patients with sleep related disturbances. Sleep Medicine 8:512-6. IF: 1.4

Mahlberg R, Walther S, Eichmann U, Tracik F and Kunz D (2007) Effects of rivastigmine on actigraphically monitored motor activity in severe agitation related to Alzheimer s Disease: A placebo-controlled pilot study. Arch Gerontol Geriatr 45:19-26. IF: 2.0

Montag C, Heinz A, Kunz D, Gallinat J (2007). Self-reported empathic abilities in schizophrenia. Schizophrenia Res. 92:85-89. IF: 2.4



Benes H, Deissler A, Rodenbeck A, Engfer A and Kohnen R (2006) Lisuride treatment of restless legs syndrome: First studies with monotherapy in de novo patients and in combination with levodopa in advanced disease. J Neural Transm 113:87-92. IF: 3.1

Cohrs S, Röher C, Jordan W, Meier A, Huether G, Wuttke W, Röther E and Rodenbeck A (2006) The atypical antipsychotics olanzapine and quetiapine but not haloperidol reduce ACTH and cortisol. Psychopharmacology 185(1):11-18. IF: 4.4

Gallinat J, Kunz D, Senkowski D, Kienast T, Seifert F. Schubert F and Heinz A (2006) Hippocampal glutamate concentration predicts cerebral theta oscillations. Psychopharmacology 187:103-11. IF: 3.6

Jordan W, Cohrs S, Degner D, Meier A, Rodenbeck A, Mayer G, Pilz J, Röther E, Kornhuber J and Bleich S (2006) Evaluation of oxidative stress measurements in obstructive sleep apnea syndrome. J Neural Transm 113:239-254. IF: 2.2

Kluge M, Schussler P, Weikel J, Dresler M, Zuber V, Querfurt F, Yassouridis A and Steiger A (2006) Altered nocturnal growth hormone (GH) secretion in obsessive compulsive disorder. Psychoneuroendocrinology 31:1098-104. IF: 5.5

Mahlberg R, Tilmann A, Salewski L and Kunz D (2006) Normative data on the daily profile of urinary 6-sulfatoxymelatonin in healthy subjects between the ages 20 and 84. Psychoneuroendocrinology 31: 634-41. IF: 5.5

Müller B, Gäbelein WD, Schulz H (2006) A taxonomic analysis of sleep stages. Sleep 29:967-74. IF: 2.0

Rodenbeck A, Binder R, Geisler P, Danker-Hopfe H, Lund R, Raschke F, Wee HG and Schulz H (Task Force "Scoring of Polysomnographic Recordings" of the German Sleep Society [DGSM]) (2006) A Review of Sleep EEG Patterns. Part 1: A compilation of amended rules for their visual recognition according to Rechtschaffen and Kales. Somnologie 10:159-175. IF: 0.8

Schmid DA, Wichniak A, Uhr M, Ising M, Brunner H, Held K, Weikel JC, Sonntag A and Steiger A (2006) Changes of sleep architecture, spectral composition of sleep EEG, the nocturnal secretion of cortisol, ACTH, GH, prolactin, melatonin, ghrelin and leptin and the DEX-CRH-test in depressed patients during treatment with mirtazapine. Neuropsychopharmacology 31 (4):832-844. IF: 3.7

Schmitz S, Heidenreich JO, Platzek I, Kunz D, Mahlberg R and Wolf KJ (2006). Computed tomography of the human pineal gland for study of the sleep-wake rhythm: Reproducibility of a semi-quantitative approach. Acta Radiologica 47:865-871. IF: 1.1

Schmidt H, Cohrs S, Heinemann T, Goerdt C, Djukic M, Heimann B, Wallesch CW and Nau R (2006) Sleep disorders are long-term sequelae of both bacterial and viral meningitis. J Neurol Neurosurg & Psychiatry 77(4):554-558. IF: 2.2

Walther S, Mahlberg R, Eichmann U and Kunz D (2006) Delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol for night-time agitation in severe dementia. Psychopharmacology 185:524-8. IF: 4.4



Anderer P, Gruber G, Parapatics S, Woertz M, Miazhynskaia T, Klösch G, Saletu B, Zeitlhofer J, Barbanoj MJ, Danker-Hopfe H, Himanen SL, Kemp B, Penzel T, Gr zinger M, Kunz D, Rappelsberger P, Schlögl A and Dorffner G (2005) An E-health solution for automatic sleep classification according to Rechtschaffen and Kales: validation study of the Somnolyzer 24x7 utilizing the Siesta database. Neuropsychobiology 51:115-33. IF:1.9

Cohrs S, Meier A, Neumann AC, Röther E and Rodenbeck A (2005) Improved sleep continuity and increased slow wave sleep and REM latency during ziprasidone treatment: a randomized, controlled, crossover trial of 12 healthy male subjects. J Clin Psychiatry 66:989-96. IF: 3.7

Gallinat J, Kunz D, Lang UE, Kalus P, Juckel G, Mahlberg R, Eggers T, Wernicke C, Rommelspacher H and Smolka MN (2005) Serotonergic effects of smoking are independent from the human serotonin transporter gene promoter polymorphism: Evidence from auditory cortical stimulus processing. Pharmacopsychiatry 38:158-60. IF: 0.9

Happe S, Klösch G, Lorenzo J, Kunz D, Penzel T, Röschke J, Himanen SL, Gruber and Zeitlhofer (2005) Perception of sleep: Subjective versus objective sleep parameters in patients with Parkinson disease in comparison with healthy elderly controls. J Neurology 252:936-43. IF: 3.0

Hornyak M, Kopasz M, Rodenbeck A, Hajak G, Riemann D and Voderholzer U (2005) Influence of low-dose doxepin on periodic leg movements in sleep in primary insomnia patients. Somnologie 9:111-5. IF: 0.8

Jordan W, Reinbacher A, Cohrs S, Grunewald RW, Mayer G, Röther E and Rodenbeck A (2005) Obstructive sleep apnea: Plasma endothelin-1 precursor but not endothelin-1 levels are elevated and decline with nasal continuous positive airway pressure. Peptides 26:1654-60. IF: 2.6

Jordan W, Tumani H, Cohrs S, Rodenbeck A, Röther E, Bechthold J and Mayer G (2005) Narcolepsy: Increased L-PGDS (-trace) levels correlate with excessive daytime sleepiness but not with cataplexy. J Neurol 252:1372-8. IF: 3.0

Kalus P, Slotboom J, Gallinat J, Mahlberg R, Cattapan-Ludewig K, Nyffeler T, Buri C, Federspiel A, Kunz D, Schroth G and Kiefer C (2005) Examining the gateway to the limbic system with diffusion tensor imaging: The perforant pathway in dementia. Neuroimage 30:713-20. IF: 5.2

Lang UE, Hellweg R, Bajbouj M, Lenzen KP, Sander T, Kunz D and Gallinat J (2005) Association of a functional BDNF polymorphism and anxiety-related personality traits. Psychopharmacology 180:95-9. IF: 4.4

Meier A, Mollenhauer B, Cohrs S, Rodenbeck A, Jordan W, Meller J and Otto M (2005) Normal hypcretin-1 (Orexin-A) levels in the cerebrospinal fluid of patients with huntington s disease. Brain Res 1063:201-3. IF: 1.9

Meier A, Neumann A-C, Jordan W, Huether G, Rodenbeck A, Röther E and Cohrs S (2005) Ziprasidone reduces cortisol excretion in healthy subjects. Br J Pharmacol 60:330-6. IF: 3.1

Rodenbeck A, Hajak G, Meier A, Cohrs S and Jordan W (2005) Psychoneuroendokrine Pathomechanismen der psychophysiologischen Insomnie. Somnologie 9:21-32. IF: 0.5

Schmid DA, Held K, Ising M, Uhr M, Weikel JC and Steiger A (2005) Ghrelin stimulates appetite, imagination of food, GH, ACTH, and cortisol, but does not affect leptin in normal controls. Neuropsychopharmacology 30(6):1187-92. IF: 3.7



Cohrs S, Guan Z, Pohlmann K, Jordan W, Pilz J, Röther E and Rodenbeck A (2004) Nocturnal urinary dopamine excretion is reduced in otherwise healthy subjects with periodic leg movements in sleep. Neurosci Lett 360(3):161-4. IF: 2.3

Cohrs S, Pohlmann K, Guan Z, Jordan W, Meier A, Huether G, Röther E and Rodenbeck A (2004) Quetiapine reduces nocturnal urinary cortisol excretion in healthy subjects. Psychopharmacology 174:414-420. IF: 3.2

Cohrs S, Rodenbeck A, Guan Z, Pohlmann K, Jordan W, Meier A and Röther E (2004) Sleep-promoting properties of quetiapine in healthy subjects. Psychopharmacology 174(3):421-9. IF: 3.2

Danker-Hopfe H, Kunz D, Gruber G, Klösch G, Lorenzo JL, Himanen SL, Kemp B, Penzel T, Röschke J, Dorn H, A Schlögl A, Trenker A and Dorffner G (2004) Interrater reliability between scorers from eight european sleep labs in subjects with different sleep disorders. J Sleep Res 13:63-9. IF: 2.9

Jordan W, Berger C, Cohrs S, Rodenbeck A, Mayer G, Niedmann PD, Von Ahsen N, Röther E, Kornhuber J and Bleich S (2004) CPAP-therapy effectively lowers serum homocysteine in obstructive sleep apnea syndrome. J Neural Transm 111(6):683-9. IF: 3.1

Jordan W, Tumani H, Cohrs S, Eggert S, Rodenbeck A, Brunner E, Röther E and Hajak G (2004) Prostaglandin-D-synthase (beta-trace) in healthy human sleep. Sleep 27: 867-74. IF: 1.2

Kirov R, Kinkelbur J, Heipke S, Kostanecka-Endress T, Westhoff M, Cohrs S, Röther E, Hajak G, Banaschewski T and Rothenberger A (2004) Is there a specific polysomnographic sleep pattern in children with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder? J Sleep Res 13:87-93. IF: 1.4

Kunz D, Mahlberg R, Müller C, Tilmann A, Bes F (2004) Melatonin in patients with reduced REM sleep duration: Two randomized controlled trials. J Clin Endocrinol Metab 89:128-34. IF: 5.5

Kunz D (2004) Chronobiotic protocol and circadian sleep propensity index: New tools for clinical routine and research on melatonin and sleep. Pharmacopsychiatry 37:139-46. IF: 3.2

Mahlberg R, Kunz D, Sasse J and Kirchheiner J (2004) Serotonine syndrome with tramadol and citalopram in a patient heterozygous for deficient CYP2D6 and CYP2C19 alleles. Am J Psych 161:1129. IF: 4.7

Mahlberg R, Kunz D, Sutej I, Kühl KP and Hellweg R (2004) Melatonin treatment of day-night rhythm disturbances and sundowning in Solution for Automatic Sleep disease: An open-label pilot study using actigraphy. J Clin Psychopharmacol (IF: 4.6) 24:456-9. IF: 3.1


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