Selected publications

  • Komorowsky, C. t al.: Hic-5 as a regulator of endothelial cell morphology and connective tissue growth factor gene expression. In: J. Mol. Med. 88, 2010. S. 623-631.

  • Kroening, S. et al.: Matrix-independent stimulation of human tubular epithelial cell migration by Rho kinase inhibitors. In: J. Cell. Physiol. 223, 2010. S. 703-712.

  • Samarin, J. et al.: FOXO proteins mediate hypoxic induction of connective tissue growth factor (CTGF) in endothelial cells. In: J. Biol. Chem. 285(7), 2010. S. 4328-4336.

  • Kroening, S. et al.: Characterization of Connective Tissue Growth Factor Expression in Primary Cultures of Human Tubular Epithelial Cells: Modulation by Hypoxia. In: Am. J. Physiol. Renal Physiol. 298(3), 2010. S. F796-806.


Selected projects

  • Regulation of the profibrotic factor CTGF by changes in cell morphology

  • Plasticity of human primary renal epithelial cells

  • Modulation of endothelial and epithelial cell migration by Rho-kinase inhibitors

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • Member, government of Lower Franconia's committee for refereeing applications seeking approval for the use of animals in research

  • Speaker panel for the Collaborative Research Centre SFB 423: Renal disease (ended 2010)

Additional qualifications

  • Professor by special appointment in molecular pharmacology, 1993


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