Publications

Ma C, Kesarwala AH, Eggert T, Medina-Echeverz J, Kleiner DE, Jin P, Stroncek DF, Terabe M, Kapoor V, ElGindi M, Han M, Thornton AM, Zhang H, Egger M, Luo J, Felsher DW, McVicar DW, Weber A, Heikenwalder M, Greten TF. NAFLD causes selective CD4(+) T lymphocyte loss and promotes hepatocarcinogenesis. Nature 531:253-7, 2016

Sunami Y, Ringelhan M, Kokai E, Lu M, O'Connor T, Lorentzen A, Weber A, Rodewald A-K, Müllhaupt B, Terracciano L, Gul S, Wissel S, Leithäuser F, Krappmann D, Riedl P, Hartmann D, Schirmbeck R, Strnad P, Hüser N, Kleeff J, Friess H, Schmid RM, Geisler F, Wirth T, Heikenwalder M: Canonical NF-κB signaling in hepatocytes acts as a tumor-suppressor in HBV surface antigen-driven HCC by controlling the UPR. Hepatology, 01 2016 E Pub ahead of print online.Accepted manuscript online: 11 JAN 2016

Garnelo M, Tan A, Her Z, Yeong J, Lim CJ, Chen J, Lim KH, Weber A, Chow P, Chung A, Ooi LL, Toh HC, Heikenwalder M, Ng IO, Nardin A, Chen Q, Abastado JP, Chew V: Interaction between tumour-infiltrating B cells and T cells controls the progression of hepatocellular carcinoma. Gut. 2015 Dec 15. pii: gutjnl-2015-310814. doi: 10.1136/gutjnl-2015-310814. [Epub ahead of print]

Weber J, Öllinger R, Friedrich M, Ehmer U, Barenboim M, Steiger K, Heid I, Mueller S, Maresch R, Engleitner T, Gross N, Geumann U, Fu B, Segler A, Yuan D, Lange S, Strong A, de la Rosa J, Esposito I, Liu P, Cadiñanos J, Vassiliou GS, Schmid RM, Schneider G, Unger K, Yang F, Braren R, Heikenwälder M, Varela I, Saur D, Bradley A, Rad R: CRISPR/Cas9 somatic multiplex-mutagenesis for high-throughput functional cancer genomics in mice. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 112:13982-7, 2015

Lemos C, Hardt MS, Juneja M, Voss C, Forster S, Jerchow B, Haider W, Blaker H, Stein U: MACC1 induces tumor progression in transgenic mice and colorectal cancer patients via increased pluripotency markers Nanog and Oct4. Clin Cancer Res. 2016, pii: clincanres.1425.2015. [Epub ahead of print]  

Knies N, Alankus B, Weilemann A, Tzankov A, Brunner K, Ruff T, Kremer M, Keller UB, Lenz G, Ruland J. Lymphomagenic CARD11/BCL10/MALT1 signaling drives malignant B-cell proliferation via cooperative NF-κB and JNK activation. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 112:E7230-8, 2015

Kondyli V, Polykratis A, Ehlken H, Laura Ochoa-Callejero L, Straub BK, Krishna-Subramanian, SVan T-M, Curth H-M, Heise N, Weih F, Klein U, Schirmacher P, Kelliher M, Pasparakis M: NEMO prevents steatohepatitis and hepatocellular carcinoma by inhibiting RIPK1 kinase activity-mediated hepatocyte apoptosis. Cancer Cell 28:582-98, 2015

Finkin S, Yuan D, Stein I, Taniguchi K, Weber A, Unger K, Browning JL, Goossens N, Nakagawa S, Gunasekaran G, Schwartz ME, Kobayashi M, Kumada H, Berger M, Pappo O, Rajewsky K, Hoshida Y, Karin M, Heikenwalder M, Ben-Neriah Y, Pikarsky E:  Ectopic lymphoid structures function as microniches for tumor progenitor cells in hepatocellular carcinoma. Nat Immunol.2015 Oct 26. doi: 10.1038/ni.3290. [Epub ahead of print]

Nowicka AM, Häuselmann I, Borsig L, Bolduan S, Schindler M, Schraml P, Heikenwalder M, Moch H: A novel pVHL-independent but NEMO-driven pathway in renal cancer promotes HIF stabilization. Oncogene. 2015 Oct 26. doi: 10.1038/onc.2015.400. [Epub ahead of print]

Savant S, La Porta S, Budnik A, Busch K, Hu J, Tisch N, Korn C, Valls AF, Benest AV, Terhardt D, Qu X, Adams RH, Baldwin HS, Ruiz de Almodóvar C, Rodewald HR, Augustin HG: The orphan receptor Tie1 controls angiogenesis and vascular remodeling by differentially regulating Tie2 in tip and stalk cells. Cell Rep. 12:1761-73, 2015.

Dietlein F, Kalb B, Jokic M, Noll EM, Strong A, Tharun L, Ozretić L, Künstlinger H, Kambartel K, Randerath WJ, Jüngst C, Schmitt A, Torgovnick A, Richters A, Rauh D, Siedek F, Persigehl T, Mauch C, Bartkova J, Bradley A, Sprick MR, Trumpp A, Rad R, Saur D, Bartek J, Wolf J, Büttner R, Thomas RK, Reinhardt HC: A Synergistic Interaction between Chk1- and MK2 Inhibitors in KRAS-Mutant Cancer. Cell. 162:146-59, 2015

Poralla L, Stroh T, Erben U, Sittig M, Liebig S, Siegmund B, Glauben R: Histone deacetylase 5 regulates the inflammatory response of macrophages. J Cell Mol Med. doi: 10.1111/jcmm.12595, 2015 [Epub ahead of print]

Zuckermann M, Hovestadt V, Knobbe-Thomsen CB, Zapatka M, Northcott PA, Schramm K, Belic J, Jones DT, Tschida B, Moriarity B, Largaespada D, Roussel MF, Korshunov A, Reifenberger G, Pfister SM, Lichter P, Kawauchi D, Gronych J: Somatic CRISPR/Cas9-mediated tumour suppressor disruption enables versatile brain tumour modelling. Nat Commun. 6:7391, 2015

Busch K, Klapproth K, Barile M, Flossdorf M, Holland-Letz T, Schlenne SM, Reth M, Thomas Höfer T, Rodewald H-R: Fundamental properties of unperturbed haematopoiesis from stem cells in vivo. Nature, epub ahead of print, doi:10.1038, 2015

Mogler C, Wieland M, König C, Hu J, Runge A, Korn C, Besemfelder E, Breitkopf-Heinlein K, Komljenovic D, Dooley S, Schirmacher P, Longerich T, Augustin HG: Hepatic stellate cell-expressed endosialin balances fibrogenesis and hepatocyte proliferation during liver damage. EMBO Mol Med. doi: 10.15252/emmm.201404246. [Epub ahead of print], 2015

Rad R, Rad L, Wang W, Strong A, Ponstingl H, Bronner IF, Mayho M, Steiger K, Weber J, Hieber M, Veltkamp C, Eser S, Geumann U, Öllinger R, Zukowska M, Barenboim M, Maresch R, Cadiñanos J, Friedrich M, Varela I, Constantino-Casas F, Sarver A, Ten Hoeve J, Prosser H, Seidler B, Bauer J, Heikenwälder M, Metzakopian E, Krug A, Ehmer U, Schneider G, Knösel T, Rümmele P, Aust D, Grützmann R, Pilarsky C, Ning Z, Wessels L, Schmid RM, Quail MA, Vassiliou G, Esposito I, Liu P, Saur D, Bradley A: A conditional piggyBac transposition system for genetic screening in mice identifies oncogenic networks in pancreatic cancer. Nat Genet. 47:47-56, 2015

Teodorczyk M, Kleber S, Wollny D, Sefrin JP, Aykut B, Mateos A, Herhaus P, Sancho-Martinez I, Hill O, Gieffers C, Sykora J, Weichert W, Eisen C, Trumpp A, Sprick MR, Bergmann F, Welsch T, Martin-Villalba A: CD95 promotes metastatic spread via Sck in pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma. Cell Death Differ. doi: 10.1038/cdd.2014.217. [Epub ahead of print], 2015

Northcott PA, Lee C, Zichner T, Stütz AM, Erkek S, Kawauchi D, Shih DJ, Hovestadt V, Zapatka M, Sturm D, Jones DT, Kool M, Remke M, Cavalli FM, Zuyderduyn S, Bader GD, VandenBerg S, Esparza LA, Ryzhova M, Wang W, Wittmann A, Stark S, Sieber L, Seker-Cin H, Linke L, Kratochwil F, Jäger N, Buchhalter I, Imbusch CD, Zipprich G, Raeder B, Schmidt S, Diessl N, Wolf S, Wiemann S, Brors B, Lawerenz C, Eils J, Warnatz HJ, Risch T, Yaspo ML, Weber UD, Bartholomae CC, von Kalle C, Turányi E, Hauser P, Sanden E, Darabi A, Siesjö P, Sterba J, Zitterbart K, Sumerauer D, van Sluis P, Versteeg R, Volckmann R, Koster J, Schuhmann MU, Ebinger M, Grimes HL, Robinson GW, Gajjar A, Mynarek M, von Hoff K, Rutkowski S, Pietsch T, Scheurlen W, Felsberg J, Reifenberger G, Kulozik AE, von Deimling A, Witt O, Eils R, Gilbertson RJ, Korshunov A, Taylor MD, Lichter P, Korbel JO, Wechsler-Reya RJ, Pfister SM: Enhancer hijacking activates GFI1 family oncogenes in medulloblastoma. Nature 511:428-34, 2014

Zhu Z, Khan MA, Weiler M, Blaes J, Jestaedt L, Geibert M, Zou P, Gronych J, Bernhardt O, Korshunov A, Bugner V, Lichter P, Radlwimmer B, Heiland S, Bendszus M, Wick W, Liu HK: Targeting self-renewal in high-grade brain tumors leads to loss of brain tumor stem cells and prolonged survival. Cell Stem Cell 15:185-98, 2014

Dietlein F, Reinhardt HC: Molecular pathways: exploiting tumor-specific molecular defects in DNA repair pathways for precision cancer therapy. Clin Cancer Res. 20:5882-7, 2014.

Dietlein F, Thelen L, Jokic M, Jachimowicz RD, Ivan L, Knittel G, Leeser U, van Oers J, Edelmann W, Heukamp LC, Reinhardt HC: A functional cancer genomics screen identifies a druggable synthetic lethal interaction between MSH3 and PRKDC. Cancer Discov. 4:592-605, 2014

Huelsemann MF, Patz M, Beckmann L, Brinkmann K, Otto T, Fandrey J, Becker HJ, Theurich S, von Bergwelt-Baildon M, Pallasch CP, Zahedi RP, Kashkar H, Reinhardt HC, Hallek M, Wendtner CM, Frenzel LP: Hypoxia-induced p38 MAPK activation reduces Mcl-1 expression and facilitates sensitivity towards BH3 mimetics in chronic lymphocytic leukemia. Leukemia doi: 10.1038/leu.2014.320. [Epub ahead of print], 2014

Srivastava K, Hu J, Korn C, Savant S, Teichert M, Kapel SS, Jugold M, Besemfelder E, Thomas M, Pasparakis M, Augustin HG. Postsurgical Adjuvant Tumor Therapy by Combining Anti-Angiopoietin-2 and Metronomic Chemotherapy Limits Metastatic Growth. Cancer Cell 26:880-895, 2014.

Gewies A, Gorka O, Bergmann H, Pechloff K, Petermann F, Jeltsch KM, Rudelius M, Kriegsmann M, Weichert W, Horsch M, Beckers J, Wurst W, Heikenwalder M, Korn T, Heissmeyer V, Ruland J. Uncoupling malt1 threshold function from paracaspase activity results in destructive autoimmune inflammation. Cell Rep. 9:1292-305, 2014.

Dietlein F, Thelen L, Reinhardt HC: Cancer-specific defects in DNA repair pathways as targets for personalized therapeutic approaches. Trends Genet. 30:326-39, 2014

De Ponti A, Wiechert L, Stojanovic A, Longerich T, Marhenke S, Hogg N, Vogel A, Cerwenka A, Schirmacher P, Hess J, Angel P: Chronic liver inflammation and hepatocellular carcinogenesis are independent of S100A9. Int J Cancer. doi: 10.1002/ijc.29282. [Epub ahead of print], 2014

Schönhuber N, Seidler B, Schuck K, Veltkamp C, Schachtler C, Zukowska M, Eser S, Feyerabend TB, Paul MC, Eser P, Klein S, Lowy AM, Banerjee R, Yang F, Lee CL, Moding EJ, Kirsch DG, Scheideler A, Alessi DR, Varela I, Bradley A, Kind A, Schnieke AE, Rodewald HR, Rad R, Schmid RM, Schneider G, Saur D. A next-generation dual-recombinase system for time- and host-specific targeting of pancreatic cancer .Nat Med. doi: 10.1038/nm.3646. [Epub ahead of print], 2014

Wolf JM, Adili A, Piotrowitz K, Abdullah Z, Boege Y, Stemmer K, Ringelhan M, Simonavicius N, Egger M, Wohlleber D, Lorentzen A, Einer C, Schulz S, Clavel T, Protzer U, Thiele C, Zischka H, Moch H, Tschöpp M, Tumanov AV, Haller D, Unger K, Karin M, Kopf M, Knolle P, Weber A , Heikenwalder M: Metabolic Activation of Intrahepatic CD8+ T Cells and NKT-Cells Causes Nonalcoholic Steatohepatitis and Liver Cancer via Cross-Talk with Hepatocytes. Cancer Cell 26:549-64, 2014

Jeltsch KM, Hu D, Brenner S, Zöller J, Heinz GA, Nagel D, Vogel KU, Rehage N, Warth SC, Edelmann SL, Gloury R, Martin N, Lohs C, Lech M, Stehklein JE, Geerlof A, Kremmer E, Weber A, Anders HJ, Schmitz I, Schmidt-Supprian M, Fu M, Holtmann H, Krappmann D, Ruland J, Kallies A, Heikenwalder M, Heissmeyer V. Cleavage of roquin and regnase-1 by the paracaspase MALT1 releases their cooperatively repressed targets to promote TH17 differentiation. Nat Immunol. 2014 Oct 5. doi: 10.1038/ni.3008. [Epub ahead of print]

Dannappel M, Vlantis K, Kumari S, Polykratis A, Kim C, Wachsmuth L, Eftychi C, Lin J, Corona T, Hermance N, Zelic M, Kirsch P, Basic M, Bleich A, Kelliher M, Pasparakis M. RIPK1 maintains epithelial homeostasis by inhibiting apoptosis and necroptosis. Nature. 513:90-4, 2014.

Böck BC, Stein U, Schmitt CA, Augustin HG. Mouse models of human cancer. Cancer Res. 74:4671-5, 2014

Runge A, Hu J, Wieland M, Bergeest JP, Mogler C, Neumann A, Géraud C, Arnold B, Rohr K, Komljenovic D, Schirmacher P, Goerdt S, Augustin HG: An inducible hepatocellular carcinoma model for preclinical evaluation of anti-angiogenic therapy in adult mice. Cancer Res. 74:4157-69, 2014

Martins VC, Busch K, Juraeva D, Blum C, Ludwig C, Rasche V, Lasitschka F, Mastitsky SE, Brors B, Hielscher T, Fehling HJ, Rodewald HR: Cell competition is a tumour suppressor mechanism in the thymus. Nature 509:465-70, 2014

Eser S, Schnieke A, Schneider G, Saur D: Oncogenic KRAS signalling in pancreatic cancer. Br J Cancer 111:817-22, 2014

Lucifora J, Xia Y, Reisinger F, Zhang K, Stadler D, Cheng X, Sprinzl MF, Koppensteiner H, Makowska Z, Volz T, Remouchamps C, Chou WM, Thasler WE, Hüser N, Durantel D, Liang TJ, Münk C, Heim MH, Browning JL, Dejardin E, Dandri M, Schindler M, Heikenwalder M, Protzer U: Specific and Nonhepatotoxic Degradation of Nuclear Hepatitis B Virus cccDNA. Science 343: 1221-8, 2014

Glauben R, Sonnenberg E, Wetzel M, Mascagni P, Siegmund B. Histone deacetylase inhibitors modulate interleukin 6-dependent CD4+ T cell polarization in vitro and in vivo. J Biol Chem. 289: 6142-51, 2014

Dörr JR, Yu Y, Milanovic M, Beuster G, Zasada C, Däbritz JH, Lisec J, Lenze D, Gerhardt A, Schleicher K, Kratzat S, Purfürst B, Walenta S, Mueller-Klieser W, Gräler M, Hummel M, Keller U, Buck AK, Dörken B, Willmitzer L, Reimann M, Kempa S, Lee S, Schmitt CA. Synthetic lethal metabolic targeting of cellular senescence in cancer therapy. Nature 501:421-5, 2013

Huang LR, Wohlleber D, Reisinger F, Jenne CN, Cheng RL, Abdullah Z, Schildberg FA, Odenthal M, Dienes HP, van Rooijen N, Schmitt E, Garbi N, Croft M, Kurts C, Kubes P, Protzer U, Heikenwalder M, Knolle PA: Intrahepatic myeloid-cell aggregates enable local proliferation of CD8+ T cells and successful immunotherapy against chronic viral liver infection. Nat Immunol. doi: 10.1038/ni.2573. [Epub ahead of print], 2013.

Reinhardt HC, Yaffe MB: Phospho-Ser/Thr-binding domains: navigating the cell cycle and DNA damage response.Nat Rev Mol Cell Biol. 14:563-80, 2013

Riabinska A, Daheim M, Herter-Sprie GS, Fritz C, Hallek M, Thomas RK, Kreuzer KA, Frenzel LP, Monfared P, Martins-Boucas J, Chen S, Reinhardt HC: Therapeutic targeting of a robust non-oncogene addiction to PRKDC in ATM-defective tumors. Sci Tranl Med. 5: 189ra78, 2013.

Eser S, Reiff N, Messer M, Seidler B, Gottschalk K, Dobler M, Hieber M, Arbeiter A, Klein S, Kong B, Michalski CW, Schlitter AM, Esposito I, Kind AJ, Rad L, Schnieke AE, Baccarini M, Alessi DR, Rad R, Schmid RM, Schneider G, Saur D: Selective requirement of PI3K/PDK1 signaling for Kras oncogene-driven pancreatic cell plasticity and cancer. Cancer Cell 18: 406-20, 2013

Pusterla T, Nèmeth J, Stein I, Wiechert L, Knigin D, Marhenke S, Longerich T, Kumar V, Arnold B, Vogel A, Bierhaus A, Pikarsky E, Hess J, Angel P: Receptor for advanced glycation endproducts (RAGE) is a key regulator of oval cell activation and inflammation-associated liver carcinogenesis in mice. Hepatology 58:363-73, 2013

Rad R, Cadiñanos J, Rad L, Varela I, Strong A, Kriegl L, Constantino-Casas F, Eser S, Hieber M, Seidler B, Price S, Fraga MF, Calvanese V, Hoffman G, Ponstingl H, Schneider G, Yusa K, Grove C, Schmid RM, Wang W, Vassiliou G, Kirchner T, McDermott U, Liu P, Saur D, Bradley A: A genetic progression model of Braf(V600E)-induced intestinal tumorigenesis reveals targets for therapeutic intervention. Cancer Cell 24:15-29, 2013.

Vucur M, Reisinger F, Gautheron J, Janssen J, Roderburg C, Cardenas DV, Kreggenwinkel K, Koppe C, Hammerich L, Hakem R, Kristian Unger K, Weber A, Gassler N, Mark Luedde M, Frey N, Neumann UP, Tacke F, Christian Trautwein C, Heikenwalder M, Luedde T: RIP3 inhibits inflammatory hepatocarcinogenesis but promotes cholestasis by controlling Caspase-8- and JNK-dependent compensatory cell proliferation. Cell Reports 4: 1-15, 2013.

Borsig L, Wolf MJ, Roblek M, Lorentzen A, Heikenwalder M: Inflammatory chemokines and metastasis-tracing the accessory. Oncogene, 2013 [Epub ahead of print]

Awards

Hai-Kun Liu was awarded the Chica und Heinz Schaller Award
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Andreas Trumpp was awarded the Swiss Bridge Award for his achievments in cancer stem cell research.
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Hai-Kun Liu receives an ERC Consolidator Grant.
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Peter Lichter receives the Johann-Georg-Zimmermann-Medaille for his lifetime achievment. He got awarded for his groundbreaking findings in the fields of molecular cytogenetic and the structure of genomes. Moreover, he developed novel technologies to decipher basic mechanisms in tumorigenesis.
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Roland Rad received the Dr. Emil Salzer Award for his research on the basic genetic mechsnisms underlying bowl cancer. Stefan Pfister, who focus on the genetic characteristics of brain tumors in children received the Walther and Christine Richtzenhain Award.
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Hellmut Augustin receives together with Roland Eils the HMLS Investigator Award
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Stefan Pfister receives the Württembergische Cancer Award for his research on the molecular characteristics of pediatric brain tumors
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Stefan Pfister receives the German Cancer Award for his work on pediatric brain tumors.
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International Meetings and Work Shops

Predictive Preclinical Models in Oncology
March 7-9, 2016, San Francisco, USA
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2nd International Kloster Seeon Meeting on Mouse Models of Human Cancer
April 30 - May 3, 2016
Kloster Seeon, Germany
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Tumor Models
July, 2016, Bosten, USA
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