Visual Universitätsmedizin Mainz

Ulrich Förstermann

The complete list of publications* currently includes over 220 original articles, over 50 (mostly invited) review articles, over 70 book and textbook chapters, and over 500 published abstracts. His current Hirsch Index is 87 (as of 2017).
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Selected publications:

Förstermann U, Xia N, Li H.: Roles of Vascular Oxidative Stress and Nitric Oxide in the Pathogenesis of Atherosclerosis Circ. Res. 120: 713-735 (2017)
Förstermann, U., Sessa, WC.: Nitric oxide synthases: regulation and function. Eur. Heart J.: 829-837. (2012)
Förstermann U.: Oxidative stress in vascular disease: causes, defense mechanisms and potential therapies.  Nat. Clin. Pract. Cardiovasc. Med. 5, 338-349 (2008)
Horke, S., Witte, I., Wilgenbus, P., Kruger, M., Strand, D., Förstermann, U..: Paraoxonase-2 reduces oxidative stress in vascular cells and decreases endoplasmic reticulum stress-induced caspase activation. Circulation 115, 2055-2964 (2007)
Li, H., Witte, K., August, M., Brausch, I, Gödtel-Armbrust, U., Habermeier, A., Closs, E.I., Oelze, M., Münzel, T. and Förstermann, U.: Reversal of endothelial nitric oxide synthase uncoupling and up-regulation of endothelial nitric oxide synthase expression lowers blood pressure in hypertensive rats.  J. Am. Coll. Cardiol. 47, 2536-2544 (2006)
Förstermann, U. and Münzel, T.: Endothelial nitric oxide synthase in vascular disease: From marvel to menace. Circulation 113, 1708-1714 (2006)
Li, H., Burkhardt, C., Heinrich, U.-R., Brausch, I., Xia, N., and Förstermann, U.: Histamine upregulates gene expression of endothelial nitric oxide synthase in human vascular endothelial cells. Circulation 107, 2348-2354 (2003)
Li, H., Junk, P., Huwiler, A., Burkhardt, C., Wallerath, T., Pfeilschifter, J. and Förstermann, U.: Ceramide-induced dysfunction and expressional upregulation of human endothelial nitric oxide synthase. Circulation 106, 2250-2256 (2002)
Wallerath, T., Deckert, G., Ternes, T., Anderson, H., Li, H., Witte, K. and Förstermann, U.: Resveratrol, a polyphenolic phytoalexin present in red wine, enhances expression and activity of endothelial NO synthase. Circulation 106, 1652-1658 (2002)
Hink, U., Li, H., Mollnau, H., Oelze, M., Matheis, E., Hartmann, M., Skatchkov, M., Thaiss, F., Stahl, R.A.K., Warnholtz, A., Meinertz, T., Griendling, K., Harrison, D.G., Förstermann, U. and Münzel, T.: Mechanisms underlying endothelial dysfunction in diabetes mellitus. Circ. Res. 88, e14-e22 (2001)
Wallerath, T., Witte, K., Schäfer, S.C., Schwarz, P.M., Prellwitz, W., Wohlfart, P., Kleinert, H., Lehr, H-A., Lemmer, B. and Förstermann, U.: Downregulation of the expression of endothelial NO synthase is likely to contribute to glucocorticoid-mediated hypertension. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA, 96, 13357-13362 (1999)
Closs, E.I., Enseleit, F., Koesling, D., Pfeilschifter, J.M., Schwarz, P.M., and Förstermann, U.: Coexpression of inducible NO synthase and soluble guanylyl cyclase in colonic enterocytes: a novel pathophysiologic signaling pathway for the initiation of diarrhea by gram-negative bacteria? FASEB J. 12, 1643-1649 (1998)
Schwarz, P.M., Gierten, B. Boissel, J.-P. and Förstermann, U.: Expressional down-regulation of neuronal-type NO synthase I by glucocorticoids in N1E-115 neuroblastoma cells. Mol. Pharmacol. 54, 258-263 (1998)
Förstermann, U., Boissel, J.-P. and Kleinert, H.: Expressional control of the "constitutive" isoforms of NO synthase. FASEB J. 12, 773-790 (1998)
Gath, I., Closs, E.I., Gödtel-Armbrust, U., Schmitt, S., Nakane, M., Wessler, I. and Förstermann, U.: Inducible NO synthase II and neuronal NO synthase I are constitutively expressed in different structures of guinea pig skeletal muscle: implications for muscle function. FASEB J. 10, 1614-1620 (1996)
Schwarz, P., Diem, R., Dun, N.J. and Förstermann, U.: Endogenous and exogenous nitric oxide inhibits norepinephrine release from rat heart sympathetic nerves. Circ. Res. 77, 841-848 (1995)
Dun, N.J., Dun, S.L. Wong R.K.S. and Förstermann, U.: Colocalization of nitric oxide synthase and somatostatin immunoreactivity in rat dentate hilar neurons. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 91, 2955-2959 (1994)
Förstermann, U., Pollock, J.S., Schmidt, H.H.H.W., Heller, M. and Murad, F.: Calmodulin-dependent endothelium-derived relaxing factor/nitric oxide synthase activity is present in the particulate and cytosolic fractions of bovine aortic endothelial cells. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 88, 1788-1792 (1991)