Peer Reviewed Publications


  • Corinne Hodel, Stephanie Niklaus, Martina Heidemann, Jan Klooster, Maarten Kamermans, Oliver Biehlmaier, Matthias Gesemann, Stephan CF Neuhauss. (2014)  Myosin VIIA is a Marker for the Cone Accessory Outer Segment in Zebrafish Anatomical records (in press)

  • Rozan Vroman, Lauw Klaassen, Marc Howlett, Trijntje Sjoerdsma, Jan Klooster and Maarten Kamermans. (2014) Extracellular ATP hydrolysis inhibits synaptic transmission by increasing pH buffering in the synaptic cleft. PLoS Biology 12(5):e1001864

  • Rozan Vroman, Lauw J. Klaassen and Maarten Kamermans (2013) Ephaptic communication in the vertebrate retina Frontiers in Human Neuroscience 7:612

  • Jan Klooster*, Maria M. van Genderen*, Minzhong Yu*, Ralph Florijn, Frans C.C. Riemslag, Arthur A.B. Bergen, Ronald G. Gregg, Neal S. Peachey, Maarten Kamermans (2013) Ultrastructural localization and functional characterization of GPR179, an orphan G-protein coupled receptor in CSNB patients. IOVS 54(10):6973-6981

  • Sarah Hoffmann, Nora Prochnow, Stephan Kurtenbach, Jan Klooster, Christiane Zoild, Rolf Dermietzel, Maarten Kamermans, Georg Zoidl (2013) Pannexin1 channel proteins in the zebrafish retina have shared and unique properties PLoS One 8(10):e77722

  • Mieke Bijveld et al., (2013) Genotype and Phenotype of 101 Dutch Patients with Congenital Stationary Night Blindness Ophthalmology 120(10:2072-2081

  • Duco Endeman, Lauw Klaassen and Maarten Kamermans (2013) Spectral sensitivity of zebrafish cones. PLoS One 8(7):e68540.

  • Christel Depienne,* Marianna Bugiani,* Céline Dupuits, Damien Galanaud, ValérieTouitou, Nienke Postma, Carola van Berkel, Emiel Polder, EleonoreTollard, FrédéricDarios, Adeline Vanderver, GraziellaUziel, CengizYalcinkaya, Johannes S. Vles, Christine E. De Die-Smulders, Jan Klooster, Maarten Kamermans, Alexis Brice, Truus E.M. Abbink, Nicole I. Wolf, Frédéric Sedel**, Marjo S. van der Knaap** (2013) Human disease observations settle the controversy: chloride channel ClC-2 is involved in brain ion and water homeostasis The Lancet Neurology 12(7):659-668

  • Shai Sabbah, Changhai Zhu, Mark A. W. Hornsby, Maarten Kamermans, and Craig W. Hawryshyn (2013) Feedback from horizontal cells to cones mediates color induction and may facilitate color constancy PLoS One 8(6):e66216

  • Shai Sabbah, Maheen F. Habib-Nayany, Zahra Dargaei, Maarten Kamermans, and Craig W. Hawryshyn (2013) Retinal region of polarization sensitivity switches during ontogeny of rainbow trout J Neurosci 33(17):7428-7438

  • Duco Endeman*, Iris Fahrenfort*, Trijntje Sjoerdsma, Marvin Steijaert, Huub ten Eikelder and Maarten Kamermans (2012) Chloride Currents in Cones Modify Feedback from Horizontal Cell to Cones in Goldfish Retina J. Physiol 590:5581-5595

  • Lauw Klaassen, Iris Fahernfort and Maarten Kamermans (2012) Connexin Hemichannel Mediated Ephaptic Inhibition in the Retina Brain  Res 1487:25-38

  • Ziyi Sun, Dao-Qi Zhang, Maarten Kamermans, and Douglas G. McMahon (2012) Differential Contributions of Two Connexins to Zebrafish Retinal Horizontal Cell Hemichannel Currents J Neuophysiology 107(10): 2624-2632.
  • Neal S. Peachey, Thomas A. Ray, Ralph Florijn, Lucy B. Rowe, Trijntjes Sjoerdsma, Susana Contreras-Alcantara, Kenkichi Baba, Gianluca Tosini, Nikita Pozdeyev, P. Michael Iuvone, Pasano Bojang Jr., Jillian N. Pearring, Huibert Jan Simonsz, Mies van Genderen, David G. Birch, Elias I. Traboulsi, Allison Dorfman, Irma Lopez, Huanan Ren, Andrew F.X. Goldberg, Patsy M. Nishina, Pierre Lachapelle, Maureen A. McCall, Robert K. Koenekoop, Arthur A.B. Bergen, Maarten Kamermans*, Ronald G. Gregg* (2012) GPR179 is required for depolarizing bipolar cell function and is mutated in autosomal recessive complete congenital stationary night blindness. Am J Human Gen 90:331-339.
  • Jan Klooster, Joyce Blokker, Jacoline B. ten Brink, Unga Unmehopa,Kees Fluiter, Arthur A.B. Bergen, Maarten Kamermans(2011)Ultrastructureal localization and expression of TRPM1 in the human retina Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science 52(11):8356-8362.
  • Lauw Klaassen, Ziyi Sun, Marvin N. Steijaert, Petra Bolte, Iris Fahrenfort, Trijntje Sjoerdsma, Jan Klooster, Yvonne Claassen, Colleen Shields, Huub M. M. Ten Eikelder, Ulrike Janssen-Bienhold, Georg Zoidl, Douglas McMahon, Maarten Kamermans(2011) Synaptic Transmission from Horizontal Cells to Cones is Impaired by Loss of Connexin Hemichannels PLoS Biology 9(7): e1001107. doi:10.1371/journal.pbio.1001107. 
  • Paul R. Kasher, Yasmin Namavar, Paula van Tijn, Kees Fluiter, Aleksander Sizarov, Maarten Kamermans, Andrew J. Grierson, Danica Zivkovic and Frank Baas (2011) Impairment of the tRNA splicing endonuclease subunit 54 (tsen54) gene causes neurological abnormalities and larval death in zebrafish models of Pontocerebellar Hypoplasia Human Molecular Genetics 20 (8):1574-1584.
  • M. Kamermans and C. Hawryshyn (2011) Teleost Polarisation Vision: How it works and what it's good for. Phil. Trans. R. Soc. B366:742-756.
  • D. Endeman and M. Kamermans. (2010) Cones perform a nonlinear transformation on natural stimuli. J. Physiol 588:435-446. 
  • H.J. Simonsz, R. Florijn, H.M. van Minderhout, A.A.B. Bergen, M. Kamermans. (2009) Nightblindness-Associated Transient Tonic Downgaze (NATTD) in Infant Boys with Chin-up Head Posture Strabismus 17(4):158-164. 
  • Mies M. van Genderen, Mieke M.C. Bijveld, Yvonne B. Claassen, Ralph J. Florijn, Jillian N. Pearring, Francoise M. Meire, Maureen A. McCall, Frans C.C. Riemslag, Ronald G. Gregg, Arthur A.B. Bergen, Maarten Kamermans. (2009) Mutations in TRPM1 are a common cause of complete congenital stationary night blindness. Am J Human Gen 85(5):730-736. 
  • Iris Fahrenfort, Marvin Steijaert, Trijntje Sjoerdsma, Evan Vickers, Harris Ripps, Jorrit van Asselt, Duco Endeman, Jan Klooster, Robert Numan, Huub ten Eikelder, Henrique von Gersdorff and Maarten Kamermans(2009) Feedback from horizontal cells to cones in the vertebrate retina PLoS One 4(6):e6090. 
  • Nora Prochnow, Sarah Hoffmann, Rozan Vroman, Jan Klooster, Stefanie Bunse, Maarten Kamermans, Rolf Dermietzel,Georg Zoidl (2009) Pannexin1 in the outer retina of the zebrafish, Danio rerio Neurosci 162(4):1039-1054. 
  • M. VanLeeuwen, I. Fahrenfort, T. Sjoerdsma, R. Numan, M. Kamermans. (2009) Lateral gain control in the outer retina leads to potentiation of center responses of retinal neurons J Neurosci 29(19):6358-6366. 
  • Yin Shen, J. Alexander Heimel, Maarten Kamermans, Neal S. Peachey, Ronald G. Gregg and Scott Nawy (2009) A transient receptor potential-like channel mediates synaptic transmission in rod bipolar cells. J Neurosci 29(19):6088-6093. 
  • Jan Klooster, Stephen Yazulla, Maarten Kamermans(2009)Ultrastructural analysis of the glutamatergic system in the outer plexiform layer of zebrafish retina J Chem Neuroanatmy 37(4):254-265. 
  • C. Jocelevitch, M. Kamermans. (2009) Retinal Parallel Pathways: Seeing With Our Inner Fish. Vision Res 49(9):943-959.
  • Mahboob-ul-hussain, Georg Zoidl, Jan Klooster, Maarten Kamermans and Rolf Dermietzel. (2008) Evidence for the internal translation of a carboxy-terminal domain of the neuronal connexin zfCx55.5: An IRES element in the coding region makes the translation possible. BMC. Mol. Biol. 9:52. 
  • S. Ramsden, L. Anderson, M. Mussi, T. Haimberger, M. Kamermans, C. Hawryshyn (2008) Retinal processing and opponent mechanisms mediating ultraviolet polarization sensitivity in rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) J. Exp. Biol. 211:1376-1385. 
  • Leanne Godinho, Philip R. Williams, Yvonne Claassen, Elayne Provost, Steven D. Leach, Maarten Kamermans and Rachel O. L. Wong. (2007) In vivo imaging reveals novel modes of horizontal cell genesis in the developing zebrafish retina. Neuron 56(4):587-603. 
  • Ronald G. Gregg, Maarten Kamermans, Jan Klooster, Peter D. Lukasiewicz, Neal S. Peachey, Kirstan A. Vessey, Maureen A. McCall (2007) Bipolar cell expression of nyctalopin restores visual function in mice with congenital stationary night blindness. J Neurphysiol 98(5): 3023-3033. 
  • C. Joselevitch, Jan Klooster and M. Kamermans (2007) Localization of metabotropic glutamate receptors in the outer retina of goldfish. Cell and Tissue Research ­330(3): 389-403. 
  • M. van Leeuwen, C. Joselevitch, I. Fahrenfort and M. Kamermans. (2007) The contribution of the outer retina to color constancy: a general model synthesized from primate and fish data. Vis Neurosci 24:1-14. 
  • C. Shields, J. Klooster, Y. Claassen, Mahboob-ul-hussain, Georg Zoidl, R. Dermietzel and M. Kamermans. (2007) Horizontal cells-specific expression of connexin 52.6 & connexin 55.5 in the zebrafish retina.  J. Comp Neurol 501:765-779. 
  • C. Joselevitch and M. Kamermans (2007) Interaction between rod and cone inpus in mixed-input bipolar cells in the goldfish retina. J. Neurosci Res 85(7):1579-1591. 
  • Mieke L. Struik, Stephen Yazulla, Maarten Kamermans (2006) Cannabinoid agonist WIN 55212-2 speeds up the cone light offset response. Vis Neurosci 23:285-293. 
  • Fahrenfort I, Klooster J, Sjoerdsma T, Kamermans M (2005) The involvement of glutamate-gated channels in negative feedback from horizontal cells to cones. Prog Brain Res 147: 219-229. 
  • Fahrenfort I, Sjoerdsma T, Ripps H, Kamermans M (2004) Cobalt ions inhibit negative feedback in the outer retina by blocking hemichannels on horizontal cells. Vis Neurosci 21: 501-511. 
  • Kamermans M, Fahrenfort I (2004) Ephaptic interactions within a chemical synapse: hemichannel-mediated ephaptic inhibition in the retina. Curr Opin Neurobiol 14: 531-541. 
  • Klooster J, Nunes CB, Yazulla S, Kamermans M (2004) Postsynaptic localization of gamma-aminobutyric acid transporters and receptors in the outer plexiform layer of the goldfish retina: An ultrastructural study. J Comp Neurol 474: 58-74. 
  • M. Kamermans, D.A. Kraaij and H. Spekreijse (2001) The dynamics of the signal from horizontal cells to cones in the goldfish retina. J Physiol 534(2): 489-500 
  • C.A.V. Vandenbranden, W. Kamphuis, B. Nunes Cardozo and M. Kamermans (2001) Immunocytochemical localization of glutamate receptor subunits in the goldfish retina. J Neurocytol 29(10):729-742.
  • M. Kamermans, I. Fahrenfort, K. Schultz, U. Janssen-Bienhold, T. Sjoerdsma and R. Weiler (2001) Hemichannel mediated inhibition in the outer retina. Science 292: 1178-1180 
  • P. Hardus, W.M. Verduin, M. Kamermans, G. Postma, J.S. Stilma, T.T.J.M. Berendschot and C.W.M. van Veelen (2001) The value of electrophysiological results in patients with epilepsy and vigabatrin associated visual field loss. Acta Ophthal Scan 79:169-174
  • D.A.Kraaij, H., Spekreijse and M. Kamermans (2000) The open and closed loop characteristics of the cone/horizontal cell synapse in goldfish retina J Neurophysiol 84: 1256-1265
  • C.A.V. Vandenbranden, S. Yazulla, K. Studholm, W. Kamphuis and M. Kamermans (2000) Immunolocalization of the glutamate transporter GLT-1 in the goldfish (Carassius auratus) retina. J Comp Neurol 423(3):440-451 
  • D.A. Kraaij, H. Spekreijse and M. Kamermans (2000) The nature of surround induced depolarizing responses in goldfish cones. J Gen Physiol 115:1-14 
  • Fahrenfort, R. Habets, H. Spekreijse and M. Kamermans (1999) Light-induced short-term potentiation of the cone-horizontal cell synapse in goldfish retina. J Gen Physiol 114:511-524 
  • T. Sjoerdsma, M. Kamermans and H. Spekreijse (1999) Effect of the tuberculostaticum ethambutol and stimulus intensity on chromatic discrimination in man. Vision Res 39(17):2955‑2962 
  • M. Kamermans and H. Spekreijse (1999) The feedback pathway from horizontal cells to cones in the goldfish retina. A mini review with a look ahead. Vision Res 39(15):2449‑2468 
  • M. Kamermans, D.A. Kraaij and H. Spekreijse (1998) The Cone/Horizontal cell network: A possible site for color constancy. Vis Neurosci 15:787-797 
  • D.A. Kraaij, M. Kamermans and H. Spekreijse (1998) The spectral sensitivity of the feedback signal from horizontal cells to cones in the goldfish retina. Vis Neurosci 15:799-808 
  • J. Verweij, M. Kamermans, K. Negishi and H. Spekreijse (1998) GABA sensitivity of spectrally classified horizontal cells in goldfish retina. Vis Neurosci 15:77-86 
  • J. Bhattacharjee, B. Nunes Cardozo, W. Kamphuis, M. Kamermans and G. F. J. M. Vrensen (1997) Pseudo-immunolabelling with the Avidin-Biotin-Peroxidase Complex (ABC) due to the presence of endogenous biotin in retinal Müller cells of goldfish and salamander. J Neurosci Meth 77:75-82 
  • M. Kamermans and H. Spekreijse (1996) The dynamics of the outer retina. A functional description based on morphology, physiology and neural modelling. Vision Res 36(24):3857-3858 
  • J. Verweij, M. Kamermans, E.C. van den Aker and H. Spekreijse (1996) Modulation of horizontal cell receptive fields in the light adapted goldfish retina. Vision Res 36(24):3913-3923 
  • J. Verweij, M. Kamermans and H. Spekreijse (1996) Horizontal cells feedback to cones by shifting the cone calcium current activation range. Vision Res 36(24):3943-3953 
  • M. Kamermans, J. Haak, J.B.A. Habraken and H. Spekreijse (1996) The size of the horizontal cell receptive fields adapts to the stimulus in the light adapted retina. Vision Res 36(24):4105-4119 
  • C.A.V. Vandenbranden, J. Verweij, M. Kamermans, L.J. Müller, J.M. Ruijter, G.F.J.M. Vrensen and H. Spekreijse (1996) Clearance of neurotransmitters from the synaptic cleft of goldfish retina. Vision Res 36(24):3859-3874 
  • T. Sjoerdsma, M. Kamermans and H. Spekreijse (1996) The effect of ethambutol and stimulus intensity on wavelength discrimination in goldfish. Vision Res 36(21):3519-3523 
  • J.J. Wietsma, M. Kamermans and H. Spekreijse (1995) Horizontal cells function normally in ethambutol-treated goldfish. Vision Res 35(12):1667-1674 
  • M. Kamermans and H. Spekreijse (1995) Spectral coding of cone-driven horizontal cells in teleost retina. Prog in Ret and Eye Res 14(1):313-360 
  • M. Kamermans and F.S. Werblin (1992) GABA-Mediated positive autofeedback loop controls horizontal cell kinetics in tiger salamander retina. J Neurosci 12(7):2451-2463 
  • M. Kamermans, B.W. van Dijk and H. Spekreijse (1991) Color opponency in cone driven horizontal cells in carp retina; Aspecific pathways between cones and horizontal cells. J Gen Physiol 87:819-843 
  • M. Kamermans, B.W. van Dijk and H. Spekreijse (1990) Interaction between the soma and axon terminal of retinal horizontal cells. Vision Res 30:1011-1016 
  • M. Kamermans, B.W. van Dijk and H. Spekreijse (1989) Lateral feedback from monophasic horizontal cells to cones in carp retina. II: A quantitative model. J Gen Physiol 93: 695-714 
  • M. Kamermans, B.W. van Dijk, H. Spekreijse and R.C.V.J. Zweypfenning (1989) Lateral feedback from monophasic horizontal cells to cones in carp retina. I: Experiments. J Gen Physiol 93: 681-694  

PhD Theses, Books, and contributions to books

  • Het zien van het onvoorspelde – Het onvoorspelde van het zien. M. Kamermans. Vossiuspers UvA Amsterdam (2009) ISBN: 978 90 5629 578 3. e-ISBN: 978 90 4851 084 9.
  • C. Joselevitch (2005) The twilight zone. How mixed-input bipolar cells process rod and cone signals PhD thesis. University of Amsterdam.
  • Development, dynamics and pathology of neural networks: From molecules to functional circuits. Progress in Brain research: 147. (2004) Elsevier. Edited by: J. van Pelt, M. Kamermans, C.N. Levelt, A. van Ooyen, G.J.A. Ramakers en P.R. Roelfsema.
  • M. Kamermans, I. Fahrenfort, T. Sjoerdsma and J. Klooster (2003) GABAergic modulation of ephaptic feedback in the outer retina. In: The Neural Basis of Early Vision. Tokyo.
  • I. Fahrenfort (2002) Negative feedback from horizontal cells to cones. PhD thesis. University of Amsterdam 
  • D.A. Kraaij (2000) Spectral and dynamic properties of cone/horizontal cell interaction in goldfish retina. PhD thesis. University of Amsterdam 
  • J. Verweij (1996) Synaptic interactions in the outer retina of goldfish. PhD Thesis. University of Amsterdam 
  • M. Kamermans, B.W. van Dijk, H. Spekreijse and F.S. Werblin (1991) A model for the changes in coupling and kinetics of cone driven retinal horizontal cells during light/dark adaptation. In: Proceedings of Analysis and Modeling of Neural Systems. Berkeley, July 25-27, 1990 
  • M. Kamermans, B.W. van Dijk and H. Spekreijse (1989) Carp responses of color coded ganglion cells evoked by current injection into horizontal cells. Neurobiol. of the inner retina. Nato ASI Series. Ed. R. Weiler and N.N. Osborne. Springer Verlag. Vol. H31:503-512. 
  • M. Kamermans (1989) The functional organization of the horizontal cell layers in carp retina. PhD thesis. University of Amsterdam. Rodopi, Amsterdam