Heinitz S, Gebhardt C, Piaggi P, Krüger J, Heyne H, Weiner J, Heiker JT, Stumvoll M, Blüher M, Baier L, Rudich A, Kovacs P, Tönjes A: Atg7-knockdown reduces chemerin secretion in murine adipocytes. The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism, doi: 10.1210/jc.2018-01980. Abstract
Rockstroh D, Pfäffle H, Le Duc D, Rößler F, Schlensog-Schuster F, Heiker JT, Kratzsch J, Kiess W, Lemke J, Abou Jamra R, Pfäffle R (2019): A new p.I66S-IGF2 variant causes pre- and postnatal growth retardation. European Journal of Endocrinology, 180(1), K1-K13.Abstract


Scheffler L, Kovacs P, Fasano A, Heiker JT (2018): Letter to the Editor regarding Mörkl et al.’s paper: Gut microbiota, dietary intakes and intestinal permeability reflected by serum zonulin in women. European Journal of Nutrition, 57: 2999.Abstract

Weiner J, Zieger K, Pippel J, Heiker JT (2018): Molecular mechanisms of vaspin action – from adipose tissue to skin and bone, from blood vessels to the brain. In: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology. Springer, New York, NY

Schleinitz D, Seidel A, Stassart R, Klammt J, Hirrlinger PG, Winkler U, Köhler S, Heiker JT, Schönauer R, Bialek J, Krohn K, Hoffmann K, Kovacs P, Hirrlinger J (2018): Novel mutations in the asparagine synthetase gene (ASNS) associated with microcephaly. Frontiers in Genetics, 9:245.Abstract
Ulbricht D, Tindall CA, Oertwig K, Hanke S, Sträter N, Heiker JT (2018): Kallikrein-related peptidase 14 is the second KLK protease targeted by the serpin vaspin. Biological Chemistry, 399(9): 1079–1084.Abstract
Scheffler L, Crane A, Heyne H, Tönjes A, Schleinitz D, Ihling CH, Stumvoll M, Freire R, Fiorentino M, Fasano A, Kovacs P, Heiker JT (2018): Widely used commercial ELISA does not detect preHP-2, but recognizes properdin as a potential second member of the zonulin family. Frontiers in Endocrinology, 9:22. Abstract
Zieger K, Weiner J, Krause K, Schwarz M, Kohn M, Stumvoll M, Blüher M, Heiker JT (2018): Vaspin suppresses cytokine-induced inflammation in 3T3-L1 adipocytes via inhibition of NFκB pathway. Molecular and Cellular Endocrinology, 460:181-188.Abstract
Zieger K, Weiner J, Kunath A, Gericke M, Krause K, Kern M, Stumvoll M, Klöting N, Blüher M, Heiker JT (2018): Ablation of kallikrein 7 (KLK7) in adipose tissue ameliorates metabolic consequences of high-fat diet induced obesity by counteracting adipose tissue inflammation in vivo. Cellular and Molecular Life Sciences, 75 (4): 727–742.Abstract


Oertwig K, Ulbricht D, Hanke S, Pippel J, Bellmann-Sickert K, Sträter N, Heiker JT (2017) Glycosylation of human vaspin (SERPINA12) and its impact on serpin activity, heparin binding and thermal stability. BBA - Proteins and Proteomics, 1865 (9):1188–1194Abstract
Bürger F, Müller S, Ney N, Weiner J, Heiker JT, Kallendrusch S, Kovacs P, Schleinitz D, Thiery J, Stadler SC, Burkhardt R (2017) Depletion of Jmjd1c impairs adipogenesis in murine 3T3-L1 cells. BBA - Molecular Basis of Disease, 1863 (7):1709-1717.Abstract

Weiner J, Rohde K, Krause K, Zieger K, Klöting N, Kralisch S, Kovacs P, Stumvoll M, Blüher M, Böttcher Y, Heiker JT (2017) Brown adipose tissue (BAT) specific vaspin expression is increased after obesogenic diets and cold exposure and linked to acute changes in DNA-methylation. Molecular Metabolism, 6 (6):482-493.

Weiner J, Hankir MK, Heiker JT, Fenske WK, Krause K (2017) Thyroid Hormones and Browning of Adipose Tissue. Molecular and Cellular Endocrinology, 458: 156-159.Abstract
Hankir MK, Kranz M, Keipert S, Weiner J, Andreasen SG, Kern M, Patt M, Klöting N, Heiker JT, Brust P, Hesse S, Jastroch M, Fenske WK (2017) Dissociation between brown adipose tissue 18F-FDG uptake and thermogenesis in uncoupling protein 1 deficient mice. Journal of Nuclear Medicine, 58: 1100–1103Abstract
Ulbricht D, Oertwig K, Arnsburg K, Saalbach A, Pippel J, Sträter N, Heiker JT (2017) Basic Residues in β-Sheet A Contribute to Heparin Binding and Activation of Human Vaspin (Serpin A12). Journal of Biological Chemistry, 292: 994-1004. Abstract


Weiner J, Kranz M, Klöting N, Kunath A, Steinhoff K, Rijntjes E, Köhrle J, Zeisig V, Hankir M, Gebhardt C, Deuther-Conrad W, Heiker JT, Fasshauer M, Stumvoll M, Blüher M, Sabri O, Hesse S, Brust P, Tönjes A, Krause K (2016) Thyroid hormone status defines brown adipose tissue activity and browning of white adipose tissues in mice. Scientific Reports, 6: 38124 Abstract
Hankir MK, Kranz M, Gnad T, Weiner J, Wagner S, Deuther-Conrad W, Bronisch F, Steinhoff K, Luthardt J, Klöting N, Hesse S, Seibyl JP, Sabri O, Heiker JT, Blüher M, Pfeifer A, Brust P, Fenske WK (2016) A novel thermoregulatory role for PDE10A in mouse and human adipocytes. EMBO Molecular Medicine, 8 (7): 796-812Abstract
Pippel J, Küttner EB, Ulbricht D, Daberger J, Schultz S, Heiker JT°, Sträter N° (2016) Crystal structure of cleaved vaspin (serpinA12). Biological Chemistry, 397 (2): 111–123Abstract
Saalbach A, Tremel T, Herbert D, Schwede K, Wandel E, Schirmer C, Anderegg U, Beck-Sickinger AG, Heiker JT, Schultz S, Magin T, Simon JC (2016) Anti-inflammatory action of keratinocyte-derived vaspin: relevance for the pathogenesis of psoriasis. American Journal of Pathology, 186 (3): 639-651Abstract


Ulbricht D, Pippel J, Schultz S, Meier R, Sträter N, Heiker JT (2015) A Unique Serpin P1 Glutamate and a Conserved β-Sheet C Arginine are Key Residues for Activity, Protease Recognition and Stability of SerpinA12 (Vaspin). Biochemical Journal, 470 (3): 357-367Abstract
Mardinoglu A, Heiker JT, Gärtner D, Bjornson E, Schön MR, Flehmig G, Klöting N, Fasshauer M, Stumvoll M, Nielsen J, Blüher M (2015) Extensive weight loss reveals distinct gene expression changes in human subcutaneous and visceral adipose tissue. Scientific Reports, 5: 14841Abstract
Krause K, Weiner J, Hönes S, Klöting N, Rijntjes E, Heiker JT, Gebhardt C, Köhrle J, Führer D, Steinhoff K, Hesse S, Moeller LC, Tönjes A (2015) The Effects of Thyroid Hormones on Gene Expression of Acyl-Coenzyme A Thioesterases in Adipose Tissue and Liver of Mice. European Thyroid Journal, 4 (Suppl. 1): 59-66Abstract


Heiker JT (2014) Vaspin (SerpinA12) in Obesity, Insulin Resistance and Inflammation. Journal of Peptide Science, 20 (5): 299-306Abstract
Heiker JT*, Kunath A*, Kosacka J, Flehmig G, Knigge A, Kern M, Stumvoll M, Kovacs P, Blüher M, Klöting N (2014) Identification of Genetic Loci Associated with Different Responses to High Fat Diet Induced Obesity (DIO) in C57BL/6N and C57BL/6J Substrains. Physiological Genomics, 46: 377-384Abstract
Kern M, Kosacka J, Hesselbarth N, Brückner J, Heiker JT, Flehmig G, Klöting I, Kovacs P, Matz-Soja M, Gebhardt R, Krohn K, Sales S, Abshagen K, Shevchenko A, Stumvoll M, Blüher M, Klöting N (2014) Liver-restricted Repin1 Deficiency Improves Whole Body Insulin Sensitivity, Alters Lipid Metabolism and Causes Secondary Changes in Adipose Tissue in Mice. Diabetes, 63 (10):3295-3309. Abstract


Breitfeld J, Heiker JT, Böttcher Y, Schleinitz D, Tönjes A, Weidle K, Krause K, Küttner EB, Scholz M, Kiess W, Sträter N, Beck-Sickinger AG, Stumvoll M, Körner A, Blüher M, Kovacs P (2013) Analysis of a Rare Functional Truncating Mutation rs61757459 in Vaspin (SERPINA12) on Circulating Vaspin Levels. Journal of Molecular Medicine, 91 (11): 1285-1292Abstract
Heiker JT*, Klöting N*, Kovacs P, Küttner EB, Sträter N, Schultz S, Kern M, Stumvoll M, Blüher M, Beck-Sickinger AG (2013) Vaspin Inhibits Kallikrein 7 by Serpin Mechanism. Cellular and Molecular Life Sciences, 70 (14): 2569-2583Abstract
Schultz S, Saalbach A, Heiker JT, Meier R, Zellmann T, Simon JC, Beck-Sickinger AG (2013) Proteolytic Activation of Prochemerin by Kallikrein 7 Breaks an Ionic Linkage and Results in C-terminal Rearrangement. Biochemical Journal, 452 (2): 271-280Abstract
Kosacka J, Koch K, Gericke M, Nowicki M, Heiker JT, Klöting I, Stumvoll M, Blüher M, Klöting N (2013) The Polygenetically Inherited Metabolic Syndrome of Male WOKW Rats is Associated with Enhanced Autophagy in Adipose Tissue. Diabetology & Metabolic Syndrome, 5: 23Abstract
Heiker JT, Kern M, Kosacka J, Flehmig G, Stumvoll M, Shang E, Lohmann T, Dreßler M, Kovacs P, Blüher M, Klöting N (2013) Nicotinamide Nucleotide Transhydrogenase (NNT) mRNA Expression is Related to Human Obesity. Obesity, 21: 529–534Abstract
Heiker JT, Klöting N (2013) Replication initiator 1 in Adipose Tissue Function and Human Obesity. Vitamins and Hormones, 91: 97–105Abstract
Adams V, Heiker JT, Höllriegel R, Beck EB, Woitek FJ, Erbs S, Blüher M, Stumvoll M, Beck-Sickinger AG, Schuler G, Linke A (2013) Adiponectin Promotes the Migration of Circulating Angiogenic Cells Through p38-mediated Induction of the CXCR4 Receptor. International Journal of Cardiology, 167(5):2039-2046Abstract


Kern M, Knigge A, Heiker JT, Kosacka J, Stumvoll M, Kovacs P, Blüher M, Klöting N (2012) C57BL/6JRj Mice are Protected against Diet Induced Obesity (DIO). Biochemical Biophysical Research Communications, 417: 717-720Abstract


Klöting N, Kovacs P, Kern M, Heiker JT, Fasshauer M, Schön MR, Stumvoll M, Beck-Sickinger AG, Blüher M (2011) Central Vaspin Administration Acutely Reduces Food Intake and has Sustained Blood Glucose-lowering Effects. Diabetologia, 54 (7): 1819-23Abstract
Scholz M, Steinhagen M, Heiker JT, Beck-Sickinger AG, Hey-Hawkins E (2011) Asborin Inhibits Aldo/Keto Reductase 1A1. ChemMedChem, 6: 89-93Abstract


Heiker JT, Klöting N, Blüher M, Beck-Sickinger AG (2010) Access to Gram Scale Amounts of Functional Globular Adiponectin from E. coli Inclusion Bodies by Alkaline-shock Solubilisation. Biochemical Biophysical Research Communications, 398 (1): 32-37Abstract
Heiker JT*, Kosel D*, Beck-Sickinger AG (2010) Molecular Mechanisms of Signal Transduction via Adiponectin and Adiponectin Receptors. Biological Chemistry, 391 (9): 1005-1018Abstract
Kosel D*, Heiker JT*, Juhl C, Wottawah CM, Blüher M, Mörl K, Beck-Sickinger AG (2010) Dimerization of Adiponectin Receptor 1 is Inhibited by Adiponectin. Journal of Cell Science, 123 (8): 1320-1328Abstract


Heiker JT, Wottawah CM, Juhl C, Kosel D, Mörl K, Beck-Sickinger AG (2009) Protein Kinase CK2 Interacts with Adiponectin Receptor 1 and Participates in Adiponectin Signaling. Cellular Signalling, 21 (6): 936-942Abstract


Deckert CM, Heiker JT, Beck-Sickinger AG (2006) Localization of Novel Adiponectin Receptor Constructs. Journal of Receptors and Signal Transduction, 26: 647-657Abstract
letzte Änderung: 18.07.2019


Dr. Dr. John T. Heiker
Institute of Biochemistry
University of Leipzig
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D-04103 Leipzig

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