Maria Angela Gomes de Castro
  • Research Scientist, University Medical Center Göttingen
Research fields
  • Cell Biology, high resolution microscopy
Personal information


D.Sc., University of Sao Paulo - USP, 2002

Lab information

Research focus

Small probes for super resolution microscopy


- Glowacki SK , Gomes de Castro MA , Yip KM , Asadpour O , Münchhalfen M , Engels N , Opazo F . A fluorescent probe for STED microscopy to study NIP-specific B cells. Analyst. 2021 Jul 26;146(15):4744-4747. doi: 10.1039/d1an00601k. PMID: 34226908.

- Agüi-Gonzalez P, Guobin B, Gomes de Castro MA, Rizzoli SO, Phan NTN. Secondary Ion Mass Spectrometry Imaging Reveals Changes in the Lipid Structure of the Plasma Membranes of Hippocampal Neurons following Drugs Affecting Neuronal Activity. ACS Chem Neurosci. 2021 May 5;12(9):1542-1551. doi: 10.1021/acschemneuro.1c00031. Epub 2021 Apr 26. PMID: 33896172; PMCID: PMC8154318.

- Gomes de Castro MA, Wildhagen H, Sograte-Idrissi S, Hitzing C, Binder M, Trepel M, Engels N, Opazo F. Differential organization of tonic and chronic B cell antigen receptors in the plasma membrane. Nat Commun. 2019 Feb 18;10(1):820. doi: 10.1038/s41467-019-08677-1. PMID: 30778055; PMCID: PMC6379438.

- Gomes de Castro, M. A., Höbartner, C. and Opazo, F. (2017). Staining of Membrane Receptors with Fluorescently-labeled DNA Aptamers for Super-resolution Imaging. Bio-protocol 7(17): e2541. DOI: 10.21769/BioProtoc.2541.

- Gomes de Castro MA, Höbartner C, Opazo F. Aptamers provide superior stainings of cellular receptors studied under super-resolution microscopy. PLoS One. 2017 Feb 24;12(2):e0173050. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0173050. PMID: 28235049; PMCID: PMC5325610.

- de Castro MA, Rammner B, Opazo F. Aptamer Stainings for Super-resolution Microscopy. Methods Mol Biol. 2016;1380:197-210. doi: 10.1007/978-1-4939-3197-2_17. PMID: 26552828.

- de Castro MA, Bunt G, Wouters FS. Cathepsin B launches an apoptotic exit effort upon cell death-associated disruption of lysosomes. Cell Death Discov. 2016 Feb 29;2:16012. doi: 10.1038/cddiscovery.2016.12. PMID: 27551506; PMCID: PMC4979493.
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