Participation in “Cells in Motion”

  • Member of the Research and Careers Committee
  • Management Board member of the CiM-IMPRS Graduate Programme
  • Research interests: molecular regulation of angiogenesis, organ-specific and functional specialisation of endothelial cells and pericytes, regulation of bone formation and remodelling by capillary subpopulations in the skeletal system, characterisation of vascular niches for stem and progenitor cells

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“I’m still driven by curiosity” – an interview

Blood vessels are Prof Ralf Adams’ great interest in his research. He is studying how they are formed, how they interact with tissue and how they influence bone growth. His great wish is to be able to transfer his findings to diseases models.

  • Papers in the research focus “cell dynamics and imaging”

    all papers by Ralf Adams

    2019

    Bachg AC, Horsthemke M, Skryabin BV, Klasen T, Nagelmann N, Faber C, Woodham E, Machesky LM, Bachg S, Stange R, Jeong H-W, Adams RH, Bahler M, Hanley PJ. Phenotypic analysis of Myo10 knockout (Myo10(tm2/tm2)) mice lacking full-length (motorized) but not brain-specific headless myosin X. Sci Rep 2019;9: 597. Abstract
    Dieguez-Hurtado R, Kato K, Giaimo BD, Nieminen-Kelha M, Arf H, Ferrante F, Bartkuhn M, Zimmermann T, Bixel MG, Eilken HM, Adams S, Borggrefe T, Vajkoczy P, Adams RH. Loss of the transcription factor RBPJ induces disease-promoting properties in brain pericytes. Nat Commun 2019;10: 2817. Abstract

    2018

    Kato K, Dieguez-Hurtado R, Park DY, Hong SP, Kato-Azuma S, Adams S, Stehling M, Trappmann B, Wrana JL, Koh GY, Adams RH. Pulmonary pericytes regulate lung morphogenesis. Nat Commun 2018;9: 2448. Abstract

    2017

    Bixel MG, Kusumbe AP, Ramasamy SK, Sivaraj KK, Butz S, Vestweber D, Adams RH. Flow Dynamics and HSPC Homing in Bone Marrow Microvessels. Cell Rep 2017;18: 1804-1816. Abstract
    Cao J, Ehling M, März S, Seebach J, Tarbashevich K, Sixta T, Pitulescu ME, Werner A-C, Flach B, Montanez E, Raz E, Adams RH, Schnittler H. Polarized actin and VE-cadherin dynamics regulate junctional remodelling and cell migration during sprouting angiogenesis. Nat Commun 2017;8Abstract
    Eilken HM, Dieguez-Hurtado R, Schmidt I, Nakayama M, Jeong H-W, Arf H, Adams S, Ferrara N, Adams RH. Pericytes regulate VEGF-induced endothelial sprouting through VEGFR1. Nat Commun 2017;8: 1574. Abstract
    Jeong H-W, Hernandez-Rodriguez B, Kim JM, Kim K-P, Enriquez-Gasca R, Yoon J, Adams S, Scholer HR, Vaquerizas JM, Adams RH. Transcriptional regulation of endothelial cell behavior during sprouting angiogenesis. Nat Commun 2017;8: 726. Abstract
    Langen UH, Pitulescu ME, Kim JM, Enriquez-Gasca R, Sivaraj KK, Kusumbe AP, Singh A, Di Russo J, Bixel MG, Zhou B, Sorokin L, Vaquerizas JM, Adams RH. Cell-matrix signals specify bone endothelial cells during developmental osteogenesis. Nat Cell Biol 2017;19: 189-201. Abstract
    Pitulescu ME, Schmidt I, Giaimo BD, Antoine T, Berkenfeld F, Ferrante F, Park H, Ehling M, Biljes D, Rocha SF, Langen UH, Stehling M, Nagasawa T, Ferrara N, Borggrefe T, Adams RH. Dll4 and Notch signalling couples sprouting angiogenesis and artery formation. Nat Cell Biol 2017;19: 915-927. Abstract

    2016

    Chen Q, Zhang H, Liu Y, Adams S, Eilken H, Stehling M, Corada M, Dejana E, Zhou B, Adams RH. Endothelial cells are progenitors of cardiac pericytes and vascular smooth muscle cells. Nat Commun 2016;7: 12422. Abstract
    Kusumbe AP, Ramasamy SK, Itkin T, Mae MA, Langen UH, Betsholtz C, Lapidot T, Adams RH. Age-dependent modulation of vascular niches for haematopoietic stem cells. Nature 2016;532: 380-384. Abstract
    Ramasamy SK, Kusumbe AP, Itkin T, Gur-Cohen S, Lapidot T, Adams RH. Regulation of Hematopoiesis and Osteogenesis by Blood Vessel-Derived Signals. Annu Rev Cell Dev Biol 2016;32: 649-675. Abstract
    Ramasamy SK, Kusumbe AP, Schiller M, Zeuschner D, Bixel MG, Milia C, Gamrekelashvili J, Limbourg A, Medvinsky A, Santoro MM, Limbourg FP, Adams RH. Blood flow controls bone vascular function and osteogenesis. Nat Commun 2016;7: 13601. Abstract
    Shah B, Lutter D, Bochenek ML, Kato K, Tsytsyura Y, Glyvuk N, Sakakibara A, Klingauf J, Adams RH, Puschel AW. C3G/Rapgef1 Is Required in Multipolar Neurons for the Transition to a Bipolar Morphology during Cortical Development. PLoS One 2016;11: e0154174. Abstract
    Sivaraj KK, Adams RH. Blood vessel formation and function in bone. Development 2016;143: 2706-2715. Abstract

    2015

    Kusumbe AP, Ramasamy SK, Starsichova A, Adams RH. Sample preparation for high-resolution 3D confocal imaging of mouse skeletal tissue. Nat Protoc 2015;10: 1904-1914. Abstract
    Nunan R, Campbell J, Mori R, Pitulescu ME, Jiang WG, Harding KG, Adams RH, Nobes CD, Martin P. Ephrin-Bs Drive Junctional Downregulation and Actin Stress Fiber Disassembly to Enable Wound Re-epithelialization. Cell Rep 2015;13: 1380-1395. Abstract
    Ramasamy SK, Kusumbe AP, Adams RH. Regulation of tissue morphogenesis by endothelial cell-derived signals. Trends Cell Biol 2015;25: 148-157. Abstract
    van Lessen M, Nakayama M, Kato K, Kim JM, Kaibuchi K, Adams RH. Regulation of Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor Receptor Function in Angiogenesis by Numb and Numb-Like. Arterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol 2015;35: 1815-1825. Abstract
    Yamamoto H, Ehling M, Kato K, Kanai K, van Lessen M, Frye M, Zeuschner D, Nakayama M, Vestweber D, Adams RH. Integrin beta1 controls VE-cadherin localization and blood vessel stability. Nat Commun 2015;6: 6429. Abstract

    2014

    Arcangeli M-L, Bardin F, Frontera V, Bidaut G, Obrados E, Adams RH, Chabannon C, Aurrand-Lions M. Function of jam-b/jam-C interaction in homing and mobilization of human and mouse hematopoietic stem and progenitor cells. Stem Cells 2014;32: 1043-1054. Abstract
    Azzoni E, Conti V, Campana L, Dellavalle A, Adams RH, Cossu G, Brunelli S. Hemogenic endothelium generates mesoangioblasts that contribute to several mesodermal lineages in vivo. Development 2014;141: 1821-1834. Abstract
    D'Amico G, Korhonen EA, Anisimov A, Zarkada G, Holopainen T, Hagerling R, Kiefer F, Eklund L, Sormunen R, Elamaa H, Brekken RA, Adams RH, Koh GY, Saharinen P, Alitalo K. Tie1 deletion inhibits tumor growth and improves angiopoietin antagonist therapy. J Clin Invest 2014;124: 824-834. Abstract
    Hinkel R, Trenkwalder T, Petersen B, Husada W, Gesenhues F, Lee S, Hannappel E, Bock-Marquette I, Theisen D, Leitner L, Boekstegers P, Cierniewski C, Muller OJ, le Noble F, Adams RH, Weinl C, Nordheim A, Reichart B, Weber C, Olson E, Posern G, Deindl E, Niemann H, Kupatt C. MRTF-A controls vessel growth and maturation by increasing the expression of CCN1 and CCN2. Nat Commun 2014;5: 3970. Abstract
    Hu J, Popp R, Fromel T, Ehling M, Awwad K, Adams RH, Hammes H-P, Fleming I. Muller glia cells regulate Notch signaling and retinal angiogenesis via the generation of 19,20-dihydroxydocosapentaenoic acid. J Exp Med 2014;211: 281-295. Abstract
    Hultin S, Zheng Y, Mojallal M, Vertuani S, Gentili C, Balland M, Milloud R, Belting H-G, Affolter M, Helker CSM, Adams RH, Herzog W, Uhlen P, Majumdar A, Holmgren L. AmotL2 links VE-cadherin to contractile actin fibres necessary for aortic lumen expansion. Nat Commun 2014;5: Article number: 3743. Abstract
    Hupe M, Li MX, Gertow Gillner K, Adams RH, Stenman JM. Evaluation of TRAP-sequencing technology with a versatile conditional mouse model. Nucleic Acids Res 2014;42: e14. Abstract
    Kim C, Yang H, Fukushima Y, Saw PE, Lee J, Park J-S, Park I, Jung J, Kataoka H, Lee D, Heo WD, Kim I, Jon S, Adams RH, Nishikawa S-I, Uemura A, Koh GY. Vascular RhoJ is an effective and selective target for tumor angiogenesis and vascular disruption. Cancer Cell 2014;25: 102-117. Abstract
    Korn C, Scholz B, Hu J, Srivastava K, Wojtarowicz J, Arnsperger T, Adams RH, Boutros M, Augustin HG, Augustin I. Endothelial cell-derived non-canonical Wnt ligands control vascular pruning in angiogenesis. Development 2014;141: 1757-1766. Abstract
    Kusumbe AP, Ramasamy SK, Adams RH. Coupling of angiogenesis and osteogenesis by a specific vessel subtype in bone. Nature 2014;507: 323-328. Abstract
    Noels H, Zhou B, Tilstam PV, Theelen W, Li X, Pawig L, Schmitz C, Akhtar S, Simsekyilmaz S, Shagdarsuren E, Schober A, Adams RH, Bernhagen J, Liehn EA, Doring Y, Weber C. Deficiency of endothelial CXCR4 reduces reendothelialization and enhances neointimal hyperplasia after vascular injury in atherosclerosis-prone mice. Arterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol 2014;34: 1209-1220. Abstract
    Pitulescu ME, Adams RH. Regulation of signaling interactions and receptor endocytosis in growing blood vessels. Cell Adh Migr 2014;8: 366-377. Abstract
    Ramasamy SK, Kusumbe AP, Wang L, Adams RH. Endothelial Notch activity promotes angiogenesis and osteogenesis in bone. Nature 2014;507: 376-380. Abstract
    Tessneer KL, Pasula S, Cai X, Dong Y, McManus J, Liu X, Yu L, Hahn S, Chang B, Chen Y, Griffin C, Xia L, Adams RH, Chen H. Genetic reduction of vascular endothelial growth factor receptor 2 rescues aberrant angiogenesis caused by epsin deficiency. Arterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol 2014;34: 331-337. Abstract
    Xu C, Hasan SS, Schmidt I, Rocha SF, Pitulescu ME, Bussmann J, Meyen D, Raz E, Adams RH, Siekmann AF. Arteries are formed by vein-derived endothelial tip cells. Nat Commun 2014;5: 5758. Abstract
    You W-K, Yotsumoto F, Sakimura K, Adams RH, Stallcup WB. NG2 proteoglycan promotes tumor vascularization via integrin-dependent effects on pericyte function. Angiogenesis 2014;17: 61-76. Abstract

    2013

    Corada M, Orsenigo F, Morini MF, Pitulescu ME, Bhat G, Nyqvist D, Breviario F, Conti V, Briot A, Iruela-Arispe ML, Adams RH, Dejana E. Sox17 is indispensable for acquisition and maintenance of arterial identity. Nat Commun 2013;4: 2609. Abstract
    Dimidschstein J, Passante L, Dufour A, van den Ameele J, Tiberi L, Hrechdakian T, Adams R, Klein R, Lie DC, Jossin Y, Vanderhaeghen P. Ephrin-B1 controls the columnar distribution of cortical pyramidal neurons by restricting their tangential migration. Neuron 2013;79: 1123-1135. Abstract
    Ehling M, Adams S, Benedito R, Adams RH. Notch controls retinal blood vessel maturation and quiescence. Development 2013;140: 3051-3061. Abstract
    Hägerling R, Pollmann C, Andreas M, Schmidt C, Nurmi H, Adams RH, Alitalo K, Andresen V, Schulte-Merker S, Kiefer F. A novel multistep mechanism for initial lymphangiogenesis in mouse embryos based on ultramicroscopy. EMBO J 2013;32: 629-644. Abstract
    Henderson NC, Arnold TD, Katamura Y, Giacomini MM, Rodriguez JD, McCarty JH, Pellicoro A, Raschperger E, Betsholtz C, Ruminski PG, Griggs DW, Prinsen MJ, Maher JJ, Iredale JP, Lacy-Hulbert A, Adams RH, Sheppard D. Targeting of alphav integrin identifies a core molecular pathway that regulates fibrosis in several organs. Nat Med 2013;19: 1617-1624. Abstract
    Koyama T, Ochoa-Callejero L, Sakurai T, Kamiyoshi A, Ichikawa-Shindo Y, Iinuma N, Arai T, Yoshizawa T, Iesato Y, Lei Y, Uetake R, Okimura A, Yamauchi A, Tanaka M, Igarashi K, Toriyama Y, Kawate H, Adams RH, Kawakami H, Mochizuki N, Martinez A, Shindo T. Vascular endothelial adrenomedullin-RAMP2 system is essential for vascular integrity and organ homeostasis. Circulation 2013;127: 842-853. Abstract
    Nakayama A, Nakayama M, Turner CJ, Hoing S, Lepore JJ, Adams RH. Ephrin-B2 controls PDGFRbeta internalization and signaling. Genes Dev 2013;27: 2576-2589. Abstract
    Nakayama M, Nakayama A, van Lessen M, Yamamoto H, Hoffmann S, Drexler HCA, Itoh N, Hirose T, Breier G, Vestweber D, Cooper JA, Ohno S, Kaibuchi K, Adams RH. Spatial regulation of VEGF receptor endocytosis in angiogenesis. Nat Cell Biol 2013;15: 249-260. Abstract
    Peddibhotla SSD, Brinkmann BF, Kummer D, Tuncay H, Nakayama M, Adams RH, Gerke V, Ebnet K. Tetraspanin CD9 links junctional adhesion molecule-A to alphavbeta3 integrin to mediate basic fibroblast growth factor-specific angiogenic signaling. Mol Biol Cell 2013;24: 933-944. Abstract
    Sivaraj KK, Takefuji M, Schmidt I, Adams RH, Offermanns S, Wettschureck N. G13 Controls Angiogenesis through Regulation of VEGFR-2 Expression. Dev Cell 2013;25: 427-434. Abstract
    Wang L, Benedito R, Bixel MG, Zeuschner D, Stehling M, Savendahl L, Haigh JJ, Snippert H, Clevers H, Breier G, Kiefer F, Adams RH. Identification of a clonally expanding haematopoietic compartment in bone marrow. EMBO J 2013;32: 219-230. Abstract
    Weinl C, Riehle H, Park D, Stritt C, Beck S, Huber G, Wolburg H, Olson EN, Seeliger MW, Adams RH, Nordheim A. Endothelial SRF/MRTF ablation causes vascular disease phenotypes in murine retinae. J Clin Invest 2013;123: 2193-2206. Abstract
    Yang H, Lee S, Lee S, Kim K, Yang Y, Kim JH, Adams RH, Wells JM, Morrison SJ, Koh GY, Kim I. Sox17 promotes tumor angiogenesis and destabilizes tumor vessels in mice. J Clin Invest 2013;123: 418-431. Abstract