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Teresa Heers1, Abbo van Neer2, André Becker1, Miguel Luca Grilo2, Ursula Siebert2, Amir Abdulmawjood 1

Loop-mediated isothermal amplification (LAMP) assayÐA rapid detection tool for identifying red fox (Vulpes vulpes) DNA in the carcasses of harbour porpoises (Phocoena phocoena)


PLoS ONE 12(9):



Marion Bankstahl 1* and Jens P. Bankstahl2

Recent Advances in Radiotracer imaging Hold Potential for Future Refined evaluation of epilepsy in veterinary neurology


Front. Vet. Sci. 4:218.

doi: 10.3389/fvets.2017.00218

Frauke Seehusen1, Seham A. Al-Azreg1, Barbara B. Raddatz1, Verena Haist1,2, Christina Puff1, Ingo Spitzbarth1, Reiner Ulrich1,3, Wolfgang Baumgärtner 1*

Accumulation of Extracellular Matrix in Advanced Lesions of Canine Distemper Demyelinating Encephalitis


PLoS ONE 11(7): e0159752


Vanessa Maria Pfankuche1,4, Mohamed Sayed-Ahmed1, Vanessa Bono Contioso1,

Ingo Spitzbarth1,4, Karl Rohn2, Reiner Ulrich1,4, Ulrich Deschl3, Arno Kalkuhl3,

Wolfgang Baumgärtner 1,4*, Christina Puff1

Persistent Morbillivirus Infection Leads to Altered Cortactin Distribution in Histiocytic Sarcoma Cells with Decreased Cellular Migration Capacity


PLoS ONE 11(12): e0167517.


Franziska Heinrich1,2, Annika Lehmbecker1,2, Barbara B. Raddatz1,2, Kristel Kegler1,2, Andrea Tipold2,3, Veronika M. Stein2,4, Arno Kalkuhl5, Ulrich Deschl5, Wolfgang Baumgärtner 1,2*, Reiner Ulrich1,6, Ingo Spitzbarth1,2

Morphologic, phenotypic, and transcriptomic characterization of classically and alternatively activated canine blood-derived macrophages in vitro


PLoS ONE 12(8): e0183572.


W. Tongtako1,2, A. Lehmbecker1, Y. Wang1,2, K. Hahn1,2, W. Baumgärtner1,2 & I. Gerhauser

Canine dorsal root ganglia satellite glial cells represent an exceptional cell population with astrocytic and oligodendrocytic properties


SCIeNTIfIC ReporTS | 7: 13915


Ann-Kathrin Haverkamp, Annika Lehmbecker, Ingo Spitzbarth, Widagdo Widagdo, Bart L. Haagmans, Joaquim Segalés, Julia Vergara-Alert, Albert Bensaid, Judith M. A. van den Brand, Albert D. M. E. Osterhaus & Wolfgang Baumgärtner

Experimental infection of dromedaries with Middle East respiratory syndrome-Coronavirus is accompanied by massive ciliary loss and depletion of the cell surface receptor dipeptidyl peptidase 4


Scientific Reportsvolume 8, Article number: 9778 (2018)


Vanessa M. Pfankuche 1,2, Kerstin Hahn 1,2, Rogier Bodewes 3,4, Florian Hansmann 1,2, André Habierski 1, Ann-Kathrin Haverkamp 1, Stephanie Pfaender 5, Stephanie Walter 5, Christine Baechlein 6,7, Alexander Postel 6 ID , Eike Steinmann 5,8, Paul Becher 6,7 ID , Albert Osterhaus 2,4,9,10, Wolfgang Baumgärtner 1,2,* and Christina Puff 1

Comparison of Different In Situ Hybridization Techniques for the Detection of Various RNA and DNA Viruses


Viruses 2018, 10, 384


Alexander Postel1,2,*, Florian Hansmann3,4,*, Christine Baechlein2, Nicole Fischer5, Malik Alawi6, Adam Grundhoff6, Sarah Derking7, Jörg Tenhündfeld7, Vanessa Maria Pfankuche3,4, Vanessa Herder3,4, Wolfgang Baumgärtner3,4, Michael Wendt8 & Paul Becher 1,2

Presence of atypical porcine pestivirus (APPV) genomes in newborn piglets correlates with congenital tremor


Scientific Reports | 6:27735 |

DOI: 10.1038/srep27735

Alexander Postel 1,†, Stefanie Schmeiser 1,†, Bernd Zimmermann 2 and Paul Becher 1,*

The European Classical Swine Fever Virus Database: Blueprint for a Pathogen-Specific Sequence Database with Integrated Sequence Analysis Tools


Viruses 2016, 8, 302


Alexander Postel*, Denise Meyer*, Anja Petrov and Paul Becher

Recent emergence of a novel porcine pestivirus: interference with classical swine fever diagnosis?


Emerging Microbes & Infections (2017) 6, e19


Maximiliane Kleine Büning1, Denise Meyer1, Sophia Austermann-Busch1, Gleyder Roman-Sosa2, Tillmann Rümenapf3, and Paul Becher1,*

Nonreplicative RNA Recombination of an Animal Plus-Strand RNA Virus in the Absence of Efficient Translation of Viral Proteins


Genome Biol. Evol. 9(4):817–829


Kadir Yesilbag 1,*,†, Gizem Alpay 1,† and Paul Becher 2,*

Variability and Global Distribution of Subgenotypes of Bovine Viral Diarrhea Virus


Viruses 2017, 9, 128;


Ann-Kathrin Uhde1, Vanessa Herder1,2, Muhammad Akram Khan1,2,3, Malgorzata Ciurkiewicz1,2, Dirk Schaudien4, René Teich5, Stefan Floess5, Wolfgang Baumgärtner1,2, Jochen Huehn5, Andreas Beineke 1,2*

Viral Infection of the Central Nervous System Exacerbates Interleukin-10 Receptor Deficiency-Mediated Colitis in SJL Mice


PLoS ONE 11(9): e0161883


Ann-Kathrin Uhde1, Malgorzata Ciurkiewicz 1,2, Vanessa Herder1,2, Muhammad Akram Khan1,2,3, Niko Hensel4, Peter Claus 2,4,5, Michael Beckstette6, René Teich6, Stefan Floess6, Wolfgang Baumgärtner1,2,5, Klaus Jung7, Jochen Huehn 6 & Andreas Beineke 1,2

Intact interleukin-10 receptor signaling protects from hippocampal damage elicited by experimental neurotropic virus infection of SJL mice


SCIENTIFIC RePorTs | (2018) 8:6106


Jessica Rach1, Tjard Bergmann 1, Omid Paknia1, Rob DeSalle2, Bernd Schierwater1,2, Heike Hadrys1,2*

The marker choice: Unexpected resolving power of an unexplored CO1 region for layered DNA barcoding approaches


PLoS ONE 12(4): e0174842


Karolina Anna Lis 1, Annika Boulaaba 1*, Sylvia Binder 2, Yangfang Li 2, Corinna Kehrenberg 1, Julia Louise Zimmermann 2, Günter Klein 1², Birte Ahlfeld 1

Inactivation of Salmonella Typhimurium and Listeria monocytogenes on ham with nonthermal atmospheric pressure plasma


PLoS ONE 13(5):



Stefanie U. Wetzels1, Melanie Eger2, Marion Burmester2, Lothar Kreienbrock3,

Amir Abdulmawjood4, Beate Pinior5, Martin Wagner1, Gerhard Breves 2*, Evelyne Mann1*

The application of rumen simulation technique (RUSITEC) for studying dynamics of the bacterial community and metabolome in rumen fluid and the effects of a challenge with Clostridium perfringens


PLoS ONE 13(2): e0192256


Imke Cohrs 1, Walter Grünberg 1,2

Suitability of oral administration of monosodium phosphate, disodium phosphate, and magnesium phosphate for the rapid correction of hypophosphatemia in cattle


J Vet Intern Med. 2018;1–6

DOI: 10.1111/jvim.15094

Sina Reinartz, Ottmar Distl *

Validation of Deleterious mutations in vorderwald cattle


PLoS ONE 11(7): e0160013


Marko Dubicanac 1, Julia Strueve2, Nadine Mestre-Frances3, Jean-Michel Verdier3, Elke Zimmermann1 and Marine Joly4

Photoperiodic regime influences onset of lens opacities in a non-human primate


PeerJ 5:e3258

DOI 10.7717/peerj.3258

Shan Wang1, Ina Willenberg1, Michael Krohn2, Tanja Hecker2, Sven Meckelmann2, Chang Li3, Yuanjiang Pan3, Nils Helge Schebb1,2, Pablo Steinberg1, Michael Telamon Empl 1*

Growth-Inhibiting Activity of Resveratrol Imine Analogs on Tumor Cells In Vitro


PLoS ONE 12(1): e0170502


Freundt-Revilla J, Kegler K, Baumgärtner W, Tipold A

Spatial distribution of cannabinoid receptor type 1 (CB1) in normal canine central and peripheral nervous system (direkter Link)


PLoS ONE 12(7): e0181064


Jessica Freundt-Revilla , Franciska Heinrich, Alexander Zoerner, Felix Gesell, Martin Beyerbach, Merav Shamir, Anna Oevermann, Wolfgang Baumgärtner, Andrea Tipold

The endocannabinoid system in canine Steroid-Responsive Meningitis-Arteritis and Intraspinal Spirocercosis (direkter Link)


PLoS ONE 13(2): e0187197


Linda Fischer1, Frank Scherbarth1, Boris Chagnaud2, Felix Felmy 1

Intrinsic frequency response patterns in mechano-sensory neurons of the leech


Biol Open. pii: bio.023960

doi: 10.1242/bio.023960

A. Lang, F. Sherwood-Brock, H. Gasse

Dexler’s Contributions to the Knowledge of the Brain of Ungulates – Part I

Hermann Dexler’s “Beiträge zur Kenntnis des feineren Baues des Zentralnervensystems der Ungulaten.” 1 An Annotated English Translation of the Original German Article
Part I: General Remarks


Gegenbaurs Morphologisches Jahrbuch 32, pp. 288-389 (1904)


A. Lang, F. Sherwood-Brock, H. Gasse

Dexler’s Contributions to the Knowledge of the Brain of Ungulates – Part II

Hermann Dexler’s “Beiträge zur Kenntnis des feineren Baues des Zentralnervensystems der Ungulaten.” 1 An Annotated English Translation of the Original German Article
Part II: Rhombencephalon (with Dexler’s Figures 1-14, and Figures 45-46)


Gegenbaurs Morphologisches Jahrbuch 32, pp. 288-389 (1904)


A. Lang, F. Sherwood-Brock, H. Gasse

Dexler’s Contributions to the Knowledge of the Brain of Ungulates – Part III

Hermann Dexler’s “Beiträge zur Kenntnis des feineren Baues des Zentralnervensystems der Ungulaten.” 1 An Annotated English Translation of the Original German Article
Part III: Mesencephalon, Diencephalon (with Dexler’s Figures 15-18, 45-46)


Gegenbaurs Morphologisches Jahrbuch 32, pp. 288-389 (1904)


A. Lang, F. Sherwood-Brock, H. Gasse

Dexler’s Contributions to the Knowledge of the Brain of Ungulates – Part IV

Hermann Dexler’s “Beiträge zur Kenntnis des feineren Baues des Zentralnervensystems der Ungulaten.” 1 An Annotated English Translation of the Original German Article
Part IV: Telencephalon –Literature Survey, Foetal Stages, Two Embryos (with Dexler’s Figures 19-24, 33)


Gegenbaurs Morphologisches Jahrbuch 32, pp. 288-389 (1904)


A. Lang, F. Sherwood-Brock, H. Gasse

Dexler’s Contributions to the Knowledge of the Brain of Ungulates – Part V

Hermann Dexler’s “Beiträge zur Kenntnis des feineren Baues des Zentralnervensystems der Ungulaten.” 1 An Annotated English Translation of the Original German Article
Part V: Telencephalon – Adult Stages (with Dexler’s Figures 25-46)


Gegenbaurs Morphologisches Jahrbuch 32, pp. 288-389 (1904)


Anna Koczula 1, Michael Jarek 2, Christian Visscher 3, Peter Valentin-Weigand 1, Ralph Goethe 1, and Jörg Willenborg 1,*

Transcriptomic Analysis Reveals Selective Metabolic Adaptation of Streptococcus suis to Porcine Blood and Cerebrospinal Fluid


Pathogens 2017, 6, 7


Ketema Abdissa 1,2, Andreas Nerlich 1‡, Andreas Beineke 3, Nanthapon Ruangkiattikul 1, Vinay Pawar 2, Ulrike Heise 4, Nina Janze 1, Christine Falk 5, Dunja Bruder 6,7, Ulrike Schleicher 8,9, Christian Bogdan 8,9, Siegfried Weiss 2,10† and Ralph Goethe 1*†

Presence of Infected Gr-1intCD11bhiCD11cint Monocytic Myeloid Derived Suppressor Cells Subverts T Cell Response and Is Associated With Impaired Dendritic Cell Function in Mycobacterium avium-Infected Mice


Front. Immunol. 9:2317


Wiebke Feindt, Hans-Jürgen Osigus, Rebecca Herzog, Christopher E. Mason & Heike Hadrys

The complete mitochondrial genome of the neotropical helicopter damselfly Megaloprepus caerulatus (Odonata: Zygoptera) assembled from next generation sequencing data


Mitochondrial DNA Part B, 1:1, 497-499

DOI: 10.1080/23802359.2016.1192504

Malin Hemme 1*, Inga Ruddat 1, Maria Hartmann 1, Nicole Werner 1, Lisa van Rennings 1, Annemarie Käsbohrer 2,3, Lothar Kreienbrock 1

Antibiotic use on German pig farms – A longitudinal analysis for 2011, 2013 and 2014


PLoS ONE 13(7): e0199592.


Nai-Huei Wu1, Wei Yang1, Andreas Beineke2, Ronald Dijkman3,4, Mikhail Matrosovich5, Wolfgang Baumgärtner2, Volker Thiel3,4, Peter Valentin-Weigand6, Fandan Meng1,* & Georg Herrler 1,*

The differentiated airway epithelium infected by influenza viruses maintains the barrier function despite a dramatic loss of ciliated cells


Scientific Reports | 6:39668

DOI: 10.1038/srep39668

Jie Tong1†, Yuguang Fu1†, Fandan Meng1,2, Nadine Krüger 1, Peter Valentin-Weigand3* and Georg Herrler 1*

The Sialic Acid Binding Activity of Human Parainfluenza Virus 3 and Mumps Virus Glycoproteins Enhances the Adherence of Group B Streptococci to HEp-2 Cells


Front. Cell. Infect. Microbiol. 8:280.

doi: 10.3389/fcimb.2018.00280

Daniela Klotza,1, Jörg Hirzmannb,1, Christian Bauerb, Joachim Schönec, Maximilian Iseringhausena, Peter Wohlseina, Wolfgang Baumgärtnera,d, Vanessa Herdera ,d,

Subcutaneous merocercoids of Clistobothrium sp. in two Cape fur seals (Arctocephalus pusillus pusillus)


IJP: Parasites and Wildlife 7 (2018) 99–105


Rebecca Herzog 1*, Heike Hadrys1,2,3

Long-term genetic monitoring of a riverine dragonfly, Orthetrum coerulescens (Odonata: Libellulidae]: Direct anthropogenic impact versus climate change effects


PLoS ONE 12(5): e0178014


Johannes Junginger1, Katharina Raue2, Karola Wolf3,4, Elisabeth Janecek2, Veronika M. Stein4,5, Andrea Tipold4, Anne-Rose Günzel-Apel3,4, Christina Strube2 & Marion Hewicker-Trautwein 1

Zoonotic intestinal helminths interact with the canine immune system by modulating T cell responses and preventing dendritic cell maturation


Scientific Reports | 7: 10310


Charlotte Lempp1, Nicole Jungwirth 1,2, Miguel L. Grilo3, Anja Reckendorf3, Arlena Ulrich3, Abbo van Neer3, Rogier Bodewes4¤, Vanessa M. Pfankuche1,2, Christian Bauer5, Albert D. M. E. Osterhaus6, Wolfgang BaumgaÈrtner1,2³*, Ursula Siebert3³

Pathological findings in the red fox (Vulpes vulpes), stone marten (Martes foina) and raccoon dog (Nyctereutes procyonoides), with special emphasis on infectious and zoonotic agents in Northern Germany


PLoS ONE 12(4): e0175469


Amr Abd El-Wahab 1, Christian Visscher 2, Christine Ratert 2, Mareike Kölln 2, Daniel Diephaus 3, Andrease Beineke 4 and Josef Kamphues 2,*

Outcome of an Experimental Study in Growing Turkeys Suspected of Having a Diet Related, Uncommon and Uncoordinated Gait


Vet. Sci. 2017, 4, 49


Anja Müller1, Diana Seinige1, Wiebke Jansen1,2, Günter Klein1, Ralf Ehricht3,4,

Stefan Monecke3,4,5, Corinna Kehrenberg 1*

Variety of Antimicrobial Resistances and Virulence Factors in Staphylococcus aureus Isolates from Meat Products Legally and Illegally Introduced to Germany


PLoS ONE 11(12): e0167864.


Wiebke Jansen, Svenja Woudstra, Anja Müller, Nils Grabowski, Gundela Schoo, Bettina Gerulat, Günter Klein †, Corinna Kehrenberg

The safety and quality of pork and poultry meat imports for the common European market received at border inspection post Hamburg Harbour between 2014 and 2015


PLoS ONE 13(2): e0192550


Wiebke Jansen1,2, Majella Merkle3, Anna Daun4, Matthias Flor4, Nils Th. Grabowski1, Günter Klein 1*

The Quantity and Quality of Illegally Imported Products of Animal Origin in Personal Consignments into the European Union Seized at Two German Airports between 2010 And 2014




Josef Yun1,2,*, Matthias Greiner1,3,*, Christiane Höller4, Ute Messelhäusser4, Albert Rampp4 & Günter Klein 1

Association between the ambient temperature and the occurrence of human Salmonella and Campylobacter infections


Scientific Reports 6:28442

DOI: 10.1038/srep28442

Franziska Kloska 1,2,*, Martin Beyerbach 3 and Günter Klein 2,*

Infection Dynamics and Antimicrobial Resistance Profile of Salmonella Paratyphi B d-tartrate Positive (Java) in a Persistently Infected Broiler Barn


Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2017, 14, 101


Nathalie E. Zeitouni1, Petra Dersch2, Hassan Y. Naim1, Maren von Köckritz-Blickwede 1,3*

Hypoxia Decreases Invasin-Mediated Yersinia enterocolitica Internalization into Caco-2 Cells




Maren von Köckritz-Blickwede 1,2*, Stefanie Blodkamp1 and Victor Nizet3

Interaction of Bacterial Exotoxins with Neutrophil Extracellular Traps: Impact for the Infected Host


Frontiers in Microbiology Volume 7 | Article 402

doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2016.00402

Nicole de Buhr1,2 and Maren von Köckritz-Blickwede 1,2 

How Neutrophil Extracellular Traps Become Visible 


Journal of Immunology Research Volume 2016, Article ID 4604713, 13 pages


Helene Möllerherm1, Maren von Köckritz-Blickwede 1,2*† and Katja Branitzki-Heinemann1*†

Antimicrobial Activity of Mast Cells: Role and Relevance of extracellular DnA Traps


Front. Immunol. 7:265


Katja Branitzki-Heinemann1†, Helene Möllerherm1†, Lena Völlger1†, Diab M. Husein1, Nicole de Buhr1,2, Stefanie Blodkamp1, Friederike Reuner1, Graham Brogden1, Hassan Y. Naim1 and Maren von Köckritz-Blickwede 1,2*

Formation of neutrophil extracellular traps under Low oxygen Level


Front. Immunol. 7:518

doi: 10.3389/fimmu.2016.00518

Helene Möllerherm1, Katja Branitzki-Heinemann1, Graham Brogden1, Ayssar A. Elamin2, Wulf Oehlmann2, Herbert Fuhrmann3, Mahavir Singh2, Hassan Y. Naim1 and Maren von Köckritz-Blickwede 1,4*

Hypoxia Modulates the Response of Mast Cells to Staphylococcus aureus Infection


Front. Immunol. 8:541

doi: 10.3389/fimmu.2017.00541

Helene Möllerherm1, Karsten Meier1, Kathrin Schmies1, Herbert Fuhrmann2, Hassan Y. Naim1, Maren von Köckritz-Blickwede 1,3*† and Katja Branitzki-Heinemann1

Differentiation and Functionality of Bone Marrow-Derived Mast Cells Depend on Varying Physiologic Oxygen Conditions


Front. Immunol. 8:1665

doi: 10.3389/fimmu.2017.01665

Nicole de Buhr 1,2*, Marta C. Bonilla3, Mauricio Jimenez-Soto3,

Maren von Köckritz-Blickwede1,2† and Gaby Dolz 3†

Extracellular Trap Formation in Response to Trypanosoma cruzi Infection in Granulocytes Isolated From Dogs and Common Opossums, Natural Reservoir Hosts


Front. Microbiol. 9:966.

doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2018.00966

Shima Hassan Baien1,2, Melissa Natalie Langer1,2, Maike Heppelmann3, Maren von Köckritz-Blickwede 1,2*† and Nicole de Buhr1,2*†

Comparison Between K3EDTA and Lithium Heparin as Anticoagulant to Isolate Bovine Granulocytes From Blood


Front. Immunol. 9:1570.
Article 1570

doi: 10.3389/fimmu.2018.01570

Anke Hüls1,2, Cornelia Frömke3, Katja Ickstadt1, Katja Hille3, Johanna Hering3, Christiane von Münchhausen3, Maria Hartmann3 and Lothar Kreienbrock 3*

Antibiotic Resistances in Livestock: A Comparative Approach to Identify an Appropriate Regression Model for Count Data


Front. Vet. Sci. 4:71

doi: 10.3389/fvets.2017.00071

Sabrina N. Linn 1,2*, Michael Boeer3, Marina Scheumann1

First insights into the vocal repertoire of infant and juvenile Southern white rhinoceros


PLoS ONE 13 (3): e0192166


Philip Hampel, Kerstin Römermann, Nanna MacAulay & Wolfgang Löscher

Azosemide is more potent than bumetanide and various other loop diuretics to inhibit the sodium-potassium-chloride-cotransporter human variants hNKCC1A and hNKCC1B


Scientific Reportsvolume 8, Article number: 9877 (2018)


J. Lücking 1, 2, E.M. Mansion-de Vries1, 2, N. Wente1, J.-H. Paduch1, M. Hoedemaker2 and V. Krömker1

Udder health effects of polyurethane-based external teat sealer


Milk Science International (69) 2016 P. 38-42


E.M. Mansion-de Vries 1,2, J. Lücking1,2, N. Wente1, C. Zinke1, M.Hoedemaker2, V. Krömker1

Comparison of an evidence-based and a conventional mastitis therapy concept with regard to cure rates and antibiotic usage


Milk Science International (69) 2016 P. 27-32


Anne Mößeler 1,*, Marion Schmicke 2, Martin Höltershinken 2, Martin Beyerbach 3 and

Josef Kamphues 1

Oral Supplementation with a Special Additive of Retinyl Palmitate and Alpha Tocopherol Reduces Growth Retardation in Young Pancreatic Duct Ligated Pigs Used as a Model for Children Suffering from Exocrine Pancreatic Insufficiency


Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2016, 17, 1642


Anne Mößeler * and Josef Kamphues

Black‐Box Gastrointestinal Tract—Needs and Prospects of Gaining Insights of Fate of Fat, Protein, and Starch in Case of Exocrine Pancreatic Insufficiency by Using Fistulated Pigs


Nutrients 2017, 9, 150


Mahdi Amiri ID and Hassan Y. Naim *

Characterization of Mucosal Disaccharidases from Human Intestine


Nutrients 2017, 9, 1106


Abdullah Hoter 1,2, Mahdi Amiri 1,† ID , Abdelbary Prince 2, Hassan Amer 2, Mohamad Warda 2 and Hassan Y. Naim

Differential Glycosylation and Modulation of Camel and Human HSP Isoforms in Response to Thermal and Hypoxic Stresses


Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2018, 19, 402


Laura Roland 1,2, Samantha Backhaus 1, Michael Grau 1,2, Julia Matena 1,2, Michael Teske 3, Martin Beyerbach 4, Hugo Murua Escobar 1,2, Heinz Haferkamp 5, Nils-Claudius Gellrich 6 and Ingo Nolte 1,*

Evaluation of Functionalized Porous Titanium Implants for Enhancing Angiogenesis in Vitro


MDPI Materials 2016, 9, 304


Florenza Lüder Ripoli 1,2, Annika Mohr 1,2, Susanne Conradine Hammer 1,2, Saskia Willenbrock 1, Marion Hewicker-Trautwein 3, Silvia Hennecke 4, Hugo Murua Escobar 2 and Ingo Nolte 1,*

A Comparison of Fresh Frozen vs. Formalin-Fixed, Paraffin-Embedded Specimens of Canine Mammary Tumors via Branched-DNA Assay


International Journal of Molecular Sciences 2016, 17, 724


Annika Mohr1,2, Florenza Lüder Ripoli1,2, Susanne ConradineHammer1,2,

Saskia Willenbrock1, Marion Hewicker-Trautwein3, ZdzisławKiełbowicz4, Hugo Murua Escobar1,2, Ingo Nolte 1*

Hormone Receptor Expression Analyses in Neoplastic and Non-Neoplastic Canine Mammary Tissue by a Bead Based Multiplex Branched DNA Assay: A Gene Expression Study in Fresh Frozen and Formalin-Fixed, Paraffin-Embedded Samples


PLOS ONE 11(9): e0163311


Florenza Lüder Ripoli 1,2, Susanne Conradine Hammer 1,2, Annika Mohr 1,2, Saskia Willenbrock 1, Marion Hewicker-Trautwein 3, Bertram Brenig 4, Hugo Murua Escobar 2 and Ingo Nolte 1,*

Multiplex Gene Expression Profiling of 16 Target Genes in Neoplastic and Non-Neoplastic Canine Mammary Tissues Using Branched-DNA Assay


Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2016, 17, 1589


Susanne C. Hammer 1,2, Annegret Becker 3, Katja Rateitschak 4, Annika Mohr 1,2, Florenza Lüder Ripoli 1,2, Silvia Hennecke 5, Johannes Junginger 6, Marion Hewicker-Trautwein 6, Bertram Brenig 5, Anaclet Ngezahayo 3,7, Ingo Nolte 1,* and Hugo Murua Escobar 1,2

Longitudinal Claudin Gene Expression Analyses in Canine Mammary Tissues and Thereof Derived Primary Cultures and Cell Lines


Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2016, 17, 1655


Tatjana P. Harting1,2, Mandy Stubbendorff3, Susanne C. Hammer1,2, Patrik Schadzek4, Anaclet Ngezahayo4, Hugo Murua Escobar1,2, Ingo Nolte 1*

Dichloroacetate affects proliferation but not apoptosis in canine mammary cell lines


PLoS ONE 12(6): e0178744


Michael Grau 1,2,†, Julia Matena 1,2,†, Michael Teske 3, Svea Petersen 4, Pooyan Aliuos 5, Laura Roland 1,2, Niels Grabow 3, Hugo Murua Escobar 1,2, Nils-Claudius Gellrich 6, Heinz Haferkamp 7 and Ingo Nolte 1,*

In Vitro Evaluation of PCL and P(3HB) as Coating Materials for Selective Laser Melted Porous Titanium Implants


Materials 2017, 10, 1344


Malin Lorke1, Maray Willen1, Karin Lucas1, Martin Beyerbach2, Patrick Wefstaedt1, Hugo Murua Escobar1,3, Ingo Nolte 1,*

Comparative kinematic gait analysis in young and old Beagle dogs


J Vet Sci 2017, 18(4), 521-530


Michael Grau 1,2,†, Christian Seiler 3,†, Laura Roland 1,2, Julia Matena 1,2, Claudia Windhövel 1,2, Michael Teske 4, Hugo Murua Escobar 1,2, Matthias Lüpke 3 ID , Hermann Seifert 3, Nils-Claudius Gellrich 5, Heinz Haferkamp 6 and Ingo Nolte 1,*

Osteointegration of Porous Poly-"-Caprolactone-Coated and Previtalised Magnesium Implants in Critically Sized Calvarial Bone Defects in the Mouse Model


Materials 2018, 11, 6


Claudia Windhövel 1, Lisa Harder 1, Jan-Peter Bach 1, Michael Teske 2, Niels Grabow 2, Thomas Eickner 2, Ulf Hinze 3 ID , Boris Chichkov 3,4 and Ingo Nolte 1,*

Comparison of Six Different Silicones In Vitro for Application as Glaucoma Drainage Device


Materials 2018, 11, 341


Leona Wall, Annika Mohr, Florenza LuÈ der Ripoli, Nayeli Schulze, Camila Duarte Penter, StephanOscar Hungerbuehler, Jan-Peter Bach, Karin Lucas, Ingo Nolte

Clinical use of submaximal treadmill exercise testing and assessments of cardiac biomarkers NT-proBNP and cTnI in dogs with presymptomatic mitral regurgitation


PLoS ONE 13(6): e0199023


José Luis Granados-Soler 1,5, Johannes Junginger 2, Marion Hewicker-Trautwein 2, Kirsten Bornemann-Kolatzki 3, Julia Beck 3, Bertram Brenig 4, Daniela Betz 1, Jan Torben Schille 1,5, Hugo Murua Escobar 1,5 & Ingo Nolte 1

TiHo-0906: a new feline mammary cancer cell line with molecular, morphological, and immunocytological characteristics of epithelial to mesenchymal transition


SCIENtIFIC Reports | (2018) 8:13231


Hans-Jürgen Osigus1*, Michael Eitel1¤, Bernd Schierwater1,2,3

Deep RNA sequencing reveals the smallest known mitochondrial micro exon in animals: The placozoan cox1 single base pair exon


PLoS ONE 12(5): e0177959


Katrin Zeiger1, Johanna Popp 1*, Andre Becker1, Julia Hankel2, Christian Visscher2, Guenter Klein1², Diana Meemken1,3

Lauric acid as feed additive ± An approach to reducing Campylobacter spp. in broiler meat


PLoS ONE 12 (4): e0175693


Li Li 1, Tereza Kubasová 2, Ivan Rychlik 2, Frederic J. Hoerr 3, Silke Rautenschlein 1*

Infectious bursal disease virus infection leads to changes in the gut associated-lymphoid tissue and the microbiota composition


PLoS ONE 13(2): e0192066


Franziska Schaekel 1*, Thomas May2, Julia Seiler2, Maria Hartmann1, Lothar Kreienbrock1

Antibiotic drug usage in pigs in Germany - Are the class profiles changing?


PLoS ONE 12(8): e0182661.


Annika I. Ostermann1,2, Patrick Waindok1,3, Moritz J. Schmidt1, Cheng-Ying Chiu4, Christopher Smyl4, Nadine Rohwer4, Karsten-H. Weylandt4,5,6, Nils Helge Schebb 1,2*

Modulation of the endogenous omega-3 fatty acid and oxylipin profile in vivo – A comparison of the fat-1 transgenic mouse with C57BL/6 wildtype mice on an omega-3 fatty acid enriched diet


PLoS ONE 12(9): e0184470.


Marina Scheumann, Sabrina Linn & Elke Zimmermann

Vocal greeting during motherinfant reunions in a nocturnal primate, the gray mouse lemur (Microcebus murinus)


Scientific Reports | 7: 10321


Wiebke S. Konerding1, Elke Zimmermann2, Eva Bleich3, Hans-Jürgen Hedrich3 and Marina Scheumann

The head turn paradigm to assess auditory laterality in cats: influence of ear position and repeated sound presentation


PeerJ 5:e3925

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Kai Kamm 1, Hans-Jürgen Osigus 1, Peter F. Stadler 2, Rob DeSalle3 & Bernd Schierwater 1,3,4

Trichoplax genomes reveal profound admixture and suggest stable wild populations without bisexual reproduction


Scientific REPOrTS (2018) 8:11168


Dáša Schleicherová *, Katharina Dulias*, Hans-Jűrgen Osigus, Omid Paknia, Heike Hadrys, Bernd Schierwater

The most primitive metazoan animals, the placozoans, show high sensitivity to increasing ocean temperatures and acidities


Ecol Evol. 2017;00:1–10

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Kirsten Mense1, Julia Heidekorn-Dettmer2, Elisa Wirthgen3, Yette Brockelmann2, Ralf Bortfeldt1, Sarah Peter1, Markus Jung1, Christine Höflich4, Andreas Hoeflich3

and Marion Schmicke 2*

Increased Concentrations of Insulin-Like Growth Factor Binding Protein (IGFBP)-2, IGFBP-3, and IGFBP-4 Are Associated With Fetal Mortality in Pregnant Cows


Front. Endocrinol. 9:310.

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Joseph G. Schnitzler 1, Bruno Frédérich 2,3, Sven Früchtnicht 4, Tobias Schaffeld 1, Johannes Baltzer1, Andreas Ruser 1 & Ursula Siebert 1

Size and shape variations of the bony components of sperm whale cochleae


Scientific Reports | 7:46734

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Joseph G. Schnitzler1, Marianna Pinzone 2, Marijke Autenrieth3, Abbo van Neer 1,

Lonneke L. IJsseldijk 4, Jonathan L. Barber5, Rob Deaville6, Paul Jepson6, Andrew Brownlow7,

Tobias Schaffeld1, Jean-Pierre Thomé8, Ralph Tiedemann3, Krishna Das 2 & Ursula Siebert1

Inter-individual differences in contamination profiles as tracer of social group association in stranded sperm whales


ScIenTIFIc REPOrtS | (2018) 8:10958


Bettina Seeger 1*, Frank Klawonn2,3, Boris Nguema Bekale3, Pablo Steinberg1

Mixture Effects of Estrogenic Pesticides at the Human Estrogen Receptor α and β


PLOS ONE 2016, 11(1): e0147490.


Sophia Arlena Ulrich a, b, Kristina Lehnert a, Ana Rubio-Garcia c, Guillermo J. Sanchez-Contreras c, Christina Strube b, Ursula Siebert a, *

Lungworm seroprevalence in free-ranging harbour seals and molecular characterisation of marine mammal MSP


International Journal for Parasitology: Parasites and Wildlife 5 (2016) 48e55


Tina Kesselring1, Sacha Viquerat1, Ralph Brehm2, Ursula Siebert 1*

Coming of age: - Do female harbour porpoises (Phocoena phocoena) from the North Sea and Baltic Sea have sufficient time to reproduce in a human influenced environment?


PLoS ONE 12(10): e0186951


Annette Klaus a, b, Elke Zimmermann b, Kathrin Monika Röper b, 1, Ute Radespiel b, Senthilvel Nathan c, Benoit Goossens c, d, e, f, Christina Strube a, *

Co-infection patterns of intestinal parasites in arboreal primates (proboscis monkeys, Nasalis larvatus) in Borneo


International Journal for Parasitology: Parasites and Wildlife 6 (2017) 320e329


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Helminth Fauna in Captive European Gray Wolves (Canis lupus lupus) in Germany


Front. Vet. Sci. 4:228.

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Patrick Waindoka, Kristina Lehnertb, Ursula Siebertb, Iwona Pawliczkac, Christina Strube a

Prevalence and molecular characterisation of Acanthocephala in pinnipedia of the North and Baltic Seas


IJP: Parasites and Wildlife 7 (2018) 34–43


M. tho Seeth 1,2, N. Wente1, J. H. Paduch1, D. Klocke1, M. Hoedemaker2, V. Krömker1

Drying-off single udder quarters of dairy cattle during lactation using a casein hydrolysate


Milk Science International (69) 2016 P. 23-26


Fandan Meng1, Nai-Huei Wu1, Maren Seitz2,*, Georg Herrler1,* & Peter Valentin-Weigand 2,*

Efficient suilysin-mediated invasion and apoptosis in porcine respiratory epithelial cells after streptococcal infection under air-liquid interface conditions


Scientific Reports | 6:26748 2016 

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Désirée Vötsch, Maren Willenborg, Yenehiwot B. Weldearegay and Peter Valentin-Weigand *

Streptococcus suis – The “Two Faces” of a Pathobiont in the Porcine Respiratory Tract


Front. Microbiol. 9:480.

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Bussarakam Chuppava, Christian Visscher * and Josef Kamphues

Effect of Different Flooring Designs on the Performance and Foot Pad Health in Broilers and Turkeys


Animals 2018, 8, 70


Bussarakam Chuppava 1, Birgit Keller 1, Amr Abd El-Wahab 2, Jessica Meißner 3, Manfred Kietzmann 3 and Christian Visscher 1,*

Resistance of Escherichia coli in Turkeys after Therapeutic or Environmental Exposition with Enrofloxacin Depending on Flooring


Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2018, 15, 1993


Julia Hankel 1, Johanna Popp 2, Diana Meemken 2,3, Katrin Zeiger 2, Martin Beyerbach 4, Venja Taube 5, Günter Klein 2², Christian Visscher ID 1*

Influence of lauric acid on the susceptibility of chickens to an experimental Campylobacter jejuni colonisation


PLoS ONE 13(9): e0204483.


Cristina Ullrich 1, Marion Langeheine 2, Ralph Brehm 2 , Venja Taube 3, Diana Siebert 4 and Christian Visscher 1,*

Influence of Reduced Protein Content in Complete Diets with a Consistent Arginine–Lysine Ratio on Performance and Nitrogen Excretion in Broilers


Sustainability 2018, 10, 3827


Christian Visscher 1,* , Jasmin Mischok 1, Saara Sander 1, Jutta Verspohl 2, Eva-Ursula Peitzmeier 3, Isabel von dem Busche 3 and Josef Kamphues 1

Spread of an Experimental Salmonella Derby Infection in Antibiotic-Treated or Lawsonia intracellularis Vaccinated Piglets


Animals 2018, 8, 206


Quynh Thu Nguyen 1,2, Ulrike Wallner 1, Marion Schmick e3, Dagmar Waberski 1*, Heiko Henning 1,4*

Energy metabolic state in hypothermically stored boar spermatozoa using a revised protocol for efficient ATP extraction


Biology Open 2016 Supplementary information


Dagmar Waberski 1*, Jana Schäfer1, Alexandra Bölling1, Manon Scheld2, Heiko Henning1¤a, Nina Hambruch2, Hans-Joachim Schuberth3, Christiane Pfarrer2, Christine Wrenzycki4¤b, Ronald H. F. Hunter1¤c

Seminal plasma modulates the immunecytokine network in the porcine uterine tissue and pre-ovulatory follicles


PLoS ONE 13(8): e0202654


Adriano Wang-Leandro *, Enrice-Ina Huenerfauth, Katharina Heissl and Andrea Tipold

MRI Findings of early-stage Hyperacute Hemorrhage Causing extramedullary Compression of the Cervical spinal Cord in a Dog with suspected steroid-Responsive Meningitis-arteritis


Front. Vet. Sci. 4:161.

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A. Wang-Leandro , J.S. Siedenburg , M.K. Hobert, P. Dziallas, K. Rohn, V.M. Stein, and A. Tipold

Comparison of Preoperative Quantitative Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Clinical Assessment of Deep Pain Perception as Prognostic Tools for Early Recovery of Motor Function in Paraplegic Dogs with Intervertebral Disk Herniations


J Vet Intern Med 2017;31:842–848

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Aimara Bello 1, Samuel Frei 1,2, Martin Peters 3, Anne Balkema-Buschmann 4, Wolfgang Baumgärtner 1, Peter Wohlsein 1*

Spontaneous diseases in captive ratites (Struthioniformes) in northwestern Germany: A retrospective study


PLoS ONE 12(4): e0173873


M. Ziesch and V. Krömker 

Factors influencing bacteriological cure after antibiotic therapy of clinical mastitis


Milk Science International (69) 2016 S. 7-14


Annette Klaus 1,2¤a, Christina Strube 2, Kathrin Monika Röer 1¤b, Ute Radespiel 1, Frank Schaarschmidt 3, Senthilvel Nathan 4, Benoit Goossens 4,5,6,7, Elke Zimmermann 1*

Fecal parasite risk in the endangered proboscis monkey is higher in an anthropogenically managed forest environment compared to a riparian rain forest in Sabah, Borneo


PLoS ONE 13(4): e0195584








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