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Disease Models (Dr. Michael Kuhlmann)

Our group develops, establishes and provides disease models – in particular mouse models for cardiovascular, neurological and tumour diseases – for the preclinical research projects at the EIMI. We also perform histological analysis of tissues and organs in the context of these studies.

  • Research News & Views

    • Observing inflammatory cells in the body: Researchers at the Cells-in-Motion Cluster of Excellence develop a new method that enables them to genetically modify immune cells, multiply them and visualize them in living organisms | 13-04-2018
  • Team

  • Publications

    2020

    Kimm MA, Haas H, Stölting M, Kuhlmann M, Geyer C, Glasl S, Schäfers M, Ntziachristos V, Wildgruber M, Höltke C. Targeting Endothelin Receptors in a Murine Model of Myocardial Infarction Using a Small Molecular Fluorescent Probe. Mol Pharm 2020;17: 109-117. Abstract

    2018

    Gran S, Honold L, Fehler O, Zenker S, Eligehausen S, Kuhlmann MT, Geven E, den Bosch M van, van Lent P, Spiekermann C, Hermann S, Vogl T, Schäfers M, Roth J. Imaging, myeloid precursor immortalization, and genome editing for defining mechanisms of leukocyte recruitment_in vivo_. Theranostics 2018;8: 2407-2423. Abstract
    Seifert R, Kuhlmann MT, Eligehausen S, Kiefer F, Hermann S, Schafers M. Molecular imaging of MMP activity discriminates unstable from stable plaque phenotypes in shear-stress induced murine atherosclerosis. PLoS One 2018;13: e0204305. Abstract

    2017

    Abdurrachim D, Nabben M, Hoerr V, Kuhlmann MT, Bovenkamp P, Ciapaite J, Geraets IME, Coumans W, Luiken JJFP, Glatz JFC, Schafers M, Nicolay K, Faber C, Hermann S, Prompers JJ. Diabetic db/db mice do not develop heart failure upon pressure overload: a longitudinal in vivo PET, MRI, and MRS study on cardiac metabolic, structural, and functional adaptations. Cardiovasc Res 2017;113: 1148-1160. Abstract
    Van de Vyver H, Bovenkamp PR, Hoerr V, Schwegmann K, Tuchscherr L, Niemann S, Kursawe L, Grosse C, Moter A, Hansen U, Neugebauer U, Kuhlmann MT, Peters G, Hermann S, Loffler B. A Novel Mouse Model of Staphylococcus aureus Vascular Graft Infection: Noninvasive Imaging of Biofilm Development in Vivo. Am J Pathol 2017;187: 268-279. Abstract
    Wiesmann M, Zinnhardt B, Reinhardt D, Eligehausen S, Wachsmuth L, Hermann S, Dederen PJ, Hellwich M, Kuhlmann MT, Broersen LM, Heerschap A, Jacobs AH, Kiliaan AJ. A specific dietary intervention to restore brain structure and function after ischemic stroke. Theranostics 2017;7: 493-512. Abstract
    Zinnhardt B, Pigeon H, Theze B, Viel T, Wachsmuth L, Fricke IB, Schelhaas S, Honold L, Schwegmann K, Wagner S, Faust A, Faber C, Kuhlmann MT, Hermann S, Schafers M, Winkeler A, Jacobs AH. Combined PET Imaging of the Inflammatory Tumor Microenvironment Identifies Margins of Unique Radiotracer Uptake. Cancer Res 2017;77: 1831-1841. Abstract

    2016

    Fricke IB, Viel T, Worlitzer MM, Collmann FM, Vrachimis A, Faust A, Wachsmuth L, Faber C, Dolle F, Kuhlmann MT, Schafers K, Hermann S, Schwamborn JC, Jacobs AH. 6-hydroxydopamine-induced Parkinson's disease-like degeneration generates acute microgliosis and astrogliosis in the nigrostriatal system but no bioluminescence imaging-detectable alteration in adult neurogenesis. Eur J Neurosci 2016;43: 1352-1365. Abstract
    Hermann S, Kuhlmann MT, Starsichova A, Eligehausen S, Schafers K, Stypmann J, Tiemann K, Levkau B, Schafers M. Imaging Reveals the Connection Between Spontaneous Coronary Plaque Ruptures, Atherothrombosis, and Myocardial Infarctions in HypoE/SRBI-/- Mice. J Nucl Med 2016;57: 1420-1427. Abstract

    2015

    Bovenkamp PR, Brix T, Lindemann F, Holtmeier R, Abdurrachim D, Kuhlmann MT, Strijkers GJ, Stypmann J, Hinrichs KH, Hoerr V. Velocity mapping of the aortic flow at 94 T in healthy mice and mice with induced heart failure using time-resolved three-dimensional phase-contrast MRI (4D PC MRI). Magma 2015;28: 315-327. Abstract
    Zinnhardt B, Viel T, Wachsmuth L, Vrachimis A, Wagner S, Breyholz H-J, Faust A, Hermann S, Kopka K, Faber C, Dolle F, Pappata S, Planas AM, Tavitian B, Schafers M, Sorokin LM, Kuhlmann MT, Jacobs AH. Multimodal imaging reveals temporal and spatial microglia and matrix metalloproteinase activity after experimental stroke. J Cereb Blood Flow Metab 2015;35: 1711-1721. Abstract

    2014

    Ring J, Hoerr V, Tuchscherr L, Kuhlmann MT, Loffler B, Faber C. MRI Visualization of Staphyloccocus aureus-Induced Infective Endocarditis in Mice. PLoS One 2014;9: e107179. Abstract
    Schäfers KP, Bolwin K, Büther F, Hermann S, Jacobs AH, Kösters T, Kuhlmann M, Schäfers M, Viel T. High-Resolution Small Animal Imaging. In: Comprehensive Biomedical Physics 2014;Elsevier, Oxford: 181-211. Abstract
    Schelhaas S, Wachsmuth L, Viel T, Honess DJ, Heinzmann K, Smith D-M, Hermann S, Wagner S, Kuhlmann MT, Muller-Tidow C, Kopka K, Schober O, Schafers M, Schneider R, Aboagye EO, Griffiths J, Faber C, Jacobs AH. Variability of Proliferation and Diffusion in Different Lung Cancer Models as Measured by 3'-Deoxy-3'-18F-Fluorothymidine PET and Diffusion-Weighted MR Imaging. J Nucl Med 2014;55: 983-988. Abstract
    van Duijnhoven SMJ, Robillard MS, Hermann S, Kuhlmann MT, Schafers M, Nicolay K, Grull H. Imaging of MMP activity in postischemic cardiac remodeling using radiolabeled MMP-2/9 activatable peptide probes. Mol Pharm 2014;11: 1415-1423. Abstract
    Wenning C, Kloth C, Kuhlmann MT, Jacobs AH, Schober O, Hermann S, Schafers MA. Serial F-18-FDG PET/CT distinguishes inflamed from stable plaque phenotypes in shear-stress induced murine atherosclerosis. Atherosclerosis 2014;234: 276-282. Abstract

    2013

    Diepenbrock S, Hermann S, Schäfers M, Kuhlmann M, Hinrichs K. Comparative Visualization of Tracer Uptake in In Vivo Small Animal PET/CT Imaging of the Carotid Arteries. Comput Graph Forum 2013;32: 241-250. Abstract
    Hoerr V, Nagelmann N, Nauerth A, Kuhlmann MT, Stypmann J, Faber C. Cardiac-respiratory self-gated cine ultra-short echo time (UTE) cardiovascular magnetic resonance for assessment of functional cardiac parameters at high magnetic fields. J Cardiovasc Magn Reson 2013;15: 59. Abstract
    Viel T, Monfared P, Schelhaas S, Fricke IB, Kuhlmann MT, Fraefel C, Jacobs AH. Optimizing glioblastoma temozolomide chemotherapy employing lentiviral-based anti-MGMT shRNA technology. Mol Ther 2013;21: 570-579. Abstract
    Viel T, Schelhaas S, Wagner S, Wachsmuth L, Schwegmann K, Kuhlmann M, Faber C, Kopka K, Schafers M, Jacobs AH. Early assessment of the efficacy of temozolomide chemotherapy in experimental glioblastoma using [18F]FLT-PET imaging. PLoS One 2013;8: e67911. Abstract

    2012

    Hermann S, Starsichova A, Waschkau B, Kuhlmann M, Wenning C, Schober O, Schäfers M. Non-FDG imaging of atherosclerosis: Will imaging of MMPs assess plaque vulnerability?. J Nucl Cardiol 2012;19: 609-617. Abstract
    Kuhlmann MT, Cuhlmann S, Hoppe I, Krams R, Evans PC, Strijkers GJ, Nicolay K, Hermann S, Schäfers M. Implantation of a Carotid Cuff for Triggering Shear-stress Induced Atherosclerosis in Mice. J Vis Exp 2012: 3308. Abstract
    Paulis LE, Geelen T, Kuhlmann MT, Coolen BF, Schäfers M, Nicolay K, Strijkers GJ. Distribution of lipid-based nanoparticles to infarcted myocardium with potential application for MRI-monitored drug delivery. J Control Release 2012;162: 276-285. Abstract

    2011

    Baumann A, Faust A, Law MP, Kuhlmann MT, Kopka K, Schäfers M, Karst U. Metabolite identification of a radiotracer by electrochemistry coupled to liquid chromatography with mass spectrometric and radioactivity detection. Anal Chem 2011;83: 5415-5421. Abstract

    2010

    Buscher K, Judenhofer MS, Kuhlmann MT, Hermann S, Wehrl HF, Schäfers KP, Schäfers M, Pichler BJ, Stegger L. Isochronous assessment of cardiac metabolism and function in mice using hybrid PET/MRI. J Nucl Med 2010;51: 1277-1284. Abstract
    Schnöckel U, Hermann S, Stegger L, Law M, Kuhlmann M, Schober O, Schäfers K, Schäfers M. Small-animal PET: a promising, non-invasive tool in pre-clinical research. Eur J Pharm Biopharm 2010;74: 50-54. Abstract

    2009

    Kopka K, Faust A, Hermann S, Kuhlmann M, Wagner S, Klohs J, Schober O, Wunder A, Schäfers M. 18F-Labeled Isatin as putative biomarker for the specific imaging of activated caspases in apoptosis. J Labelled Comp Radiopharm 2009;52: S39-S39.

    2008

    Kopka K, Hermann S, Faust A, Kuhlmann M, Wagner S, Breyholz HJ, Schober O, Schäfers M. Imaging of the "roads to ruin": 18F-labelled isatin as potential tracer for the molecular visualisation of activated caspases in apoptosis. Q J Nucl Med Mol Imaging 2008;52: 21-22.
    Scobioala S, Klocke R, Kuhlmann M, Tian W, Hasib L, Milting H, Koenig S, Stelljes M, El-Banayosy A, Tenderich G, Michel G, Breithardt G, Nikol S. Up-regulation of nestin in the infarcted myocardium potentially indicates differentiation of resident cardiac stem cells into various lineages including cardiomyocytes. FASEB J 2008;22: 1021-1031. Abstract