Huwiler Group

Prof. Dr. Andrea Huwiler, PhD

Group members

Group members in Frankfurt

Isolde Römer, technician
Dr. Stephanie Schwalm, postdoc

Our research is focused on sphingolipids and their contribution to physiological processes and pathological diseases. On the one side sphingolipids including ceramide, sphingosine 1-phosphate, sphingosylphosphorylcholine and the therapeutically used FTY720 are used to identify signal transduction pathways mediated by these lipids which may point to novel functions of these lipids. On the other side the regulation of sphingolipid-generating and -degrading enzymes (ceramidases, sphingosine kinases, ceramide kinase) are investigated to understand under which conditions a certain sphingolipid is accumulating in the cell to exert a function. The major goal is it to identify novel therapeutic targets within the sphingolipid cascades which may turn useful in the treatment of diseases characterized by abnormal cell growth and/or death.


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Imeri, Faik; Stepanovska Tanturovska, Bisera; Zivkovic, Aleksandra; Enzmann, Gaby; Schwalm, Stephanie; Pfeilschifter, Josef; Homann, Thomas; Kleuser, Burkhard; Engelhardt, Britta; Stark, Holger; Huwiler, Andrea (2021). Novel compounds with dual S1P receptor agonist and histamine H3 receptor antagonist activities act protective in a mouse model of multiple sclerosis. Neuropharmacology, 186, p. 108464. Elsevier 10.1016/j.neuropharm.2021.108464

Schwalm, Stephanie; Beyer, Sandra; Hafizi, Redona; Trautmann, Sandra; Geisslinger, Gerd; Adams, David R; Pyne, Susan; Pyne, Nigel; Schaefer, Liliana; Huwiler, Andrea; Pfeilschifter, Josef (2021). Validation of highly selective sphingosine kinase 2 inhibitors SLM6031434 and HWG-35D as effective anti-fibrotic treatment options in a mouse model of tubulointerstitial fibrosis. Cellular signalling, 79(109881), p. 109881. Elsevier 10.1016/j.cellsig.2020.109881

Psarra, Anastasia; Theodoropoulou, Maria A; Erhardt, Martin; Mertiri, Marina; Mantzourani, Christiana; Vasilakaki, Sofia; Magrioti, Victoria; Huwiler, Andrea; Kokotos, George (2021). α-Ketoheterocycles Able to Inhibit the Generation of Prostaglandin E2 (PGE2) in Rat Mesangial Cells. Biomolecules, 11(2) MDPI 10.3390/biom11020275


Dennhardt, Sophie; Finke, Karl R; Huwiler, Andrea; Coldewey, Sina M (2020). Corrigendum to "Sphingosine-1-phosphate promotes barrier-stabilizing effects in human microvascular endothelial cells via AMPK-dependent mechanisms" [Biochim. Biophys. Acta Mol. Basis Dis. 2019 Apr 1;1865(4):774-781]. Biochimica et biophysica acta - molecular basis of disease, 1866(10), p. 165892. Elsevier 10.1016/j.bbadis.2020.165892

Stepanovska, Bisera; Zivkovic, Aleksandra; Enzmann, Gaby; Tietz, Silvia; Homann, Thomas; Kleuser, Burkhard; Engelhardt, Britta; Stark, Holger; Huwiler, Andrea (2020). Morpholino Analogues of Fingolimod as Novel and Selective S1P1 Ligands with In Vivo Efficacy in a Mouse Model of Experimental Antigen-Induced Encephalomyelitis. International journal of molecular sciences, 21(18), pp. 1-17. MDPI 10.3390/ijms21186463

Stepanovska, Bisera; Huwiler, Andrea (2020). Targeting the S1P receptor signaling pathways as a promising approach for treatment of autoimmune and inflammatory diseases. Pharmacological research, 154, p. 104170. Elsevier 10.1016/j.phrs.2019.02.009

Schwalm, Stephanie; Erhardt, Martin; Römer, Isolde; Pfeilschifter, Josef; Zangemeister-Wittke, Uwe; Huwiler, Andrea (2020). Ceramide Kinase Is Upregulated in Metastatic Breast Cancer Cells and Contributes to Migration and Invasion by Activation of PI 3-Kinase and Akt. International journal of molecular sciences, 21(4) Molecular Diversity Preservation International MDPI 10.3390/ijms21041396

Stepanovska, Bisera; Lange, Antonia I; Schwalm, Stephanie; Pfeilschifter, Josef; Coldewey, Sina M; Huwiler, Andrea (2020). Downregulation of S1P Lyase Improves Barrier Function in Human Cerebral Microvascular Endothelial Cells Following an Inflammatory Challenge. International journal of molecular sciences, 21(4) Molecular Diversity Preservation International MDPI 10.3390/ijms21041240


Dennhardt, Sophie; Finke, Karl R; Huwiler, Andrea; Coldewey, Sina M (2019). Sphingosine-1-phosphate promotes barrier-stabilizing effects in human microvascular endothelial cells via AMPK-dependent mechanisms. Biochimica et biophysica acta - molecular basis of disease, 1865(4), pp. 774-781. Elsevier 10.1016/j.bbadis.2018.12.022


Evangelopoulos, Maria Eleftheria; Miclea, Andrei; Schrewe, Lisa; Briner, Myriam; Salmen, Anke; Engelhardt, Britta; Huwiler, Andrea; Chan, Andrew; Hoepner, Robert (2018). Frequency and clinical characteristics of Multiple Sclerosis rebounds after withdrawal of Fingolimod. CNS neuroscience & therapeutics, 24(10), pp. 984-986. Wiley 10.1111/cns.12992

Huwiler, Andrea; Pfeilschifter, Josef (2018). Sphingolipid signaling in renal fibrosis. Matrix biology, 68-69, pp. 230-247. Elsevier 10.1016/j.matbio.2018.01.006

Blanchard, Olivier; Stepanovska, Bisera; Starck, Manuel Thierry; Erhardt, Martin; Römer, Isolde; Meyer Zu Heringdorf, Dagmar; Pfeilschifter, Josef; Zangemeister-Wittke, Uwe; Huwiler, Andrea (2018). Downregulation of the S1P Transporter Spinster Homology Protein 2 (Spns2) Exerts an Anti-Fibrotic and Anti-Inflammatory Effect in Human Renal Proximal Tubular Epithelial Cells. International journal of molecular sciences, 19(5) Molecular Diversity Preservation International MDPI 10.3390/ijms19051498

Huwiler, Andrea; Zangemeister-Wittke, Uwe (2018). The sphingosine 1-phosphate receptor modulator fingolimod as a therapeutic agent: recent findings and new perspectives. Pharmacology & therapeutics, 185, pp. 34-49. Elsevier 10.1016/j.pharmthera.2017.11.001

Eresch, Jeanette; Stumpf, Martin; Koch, Alexander; Vutukuri, Rajkumar; Ferreirós, Nerea; Schreiber, Yannick; Schröder, Katrin; Devraj, Kavi; Popp, Rüdiger; Huwiler, Andrea; Hattenbach, Lars-Olof; Pfeilschifter, Josef; Pfeilschifter, Waltraud (2018). Sphingosine Kinase 2 Modulates Retinal Neovascularization in the Mouse Model of Oxygen-Induced Retinopathy. Investigative ophthalmology & visual science, 59(2), pp. 653-661. Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology 10.1167/iovs.17-22544

Vasilakaki, Sofia; Pastukhov, Oleksandr; Mavromoustakos, Thomas; Huwiler, Andrea; Kokotos, George (2018). Small Peptides Able to Suppress Prostaglandin E₂ Generation in Renal Mesangial Cells. Molecules, 23(1) Molecular Diversity Preservation International MDPI 10.3390/molecules23010158

Beyer, Sandra; Schwalm, Stephanie; Pfeilschifter, Josef; Huwiler, Andrea (2018). Renal Mesangial Cells Isolated from Sphingosine Kinase 2 Transgenic Mice Show Reduced Proliferation and are More Sensitive to Stress-Induced Apoptosis. Cellular physiology and biochemistry, 47(6), pp. 2522-2533. Karger 10.1159/000491625


Schwalm, Stephanie; Beyer, Sandra; Frey, Helena; Haceni, Riad; Grammatikos, Georgios; Thomas, Dominique; Geisslinger, Gerd; Schaefer, Liliana; Huwiler, Andrea; Pfeilschifter, Josef (2017). Sphingosine Kinase-2 Deficiency Ameliorates Kidney Fibrosis by Up-Regulating Smad7 in a Mouse Model of Unilateral Ureteral Obstruction. American journal of pathology, 187(11), pp. 2413-2429. Elsevier 10.1016/j.ajpath.2017.06.017

Hsieh, Louise Tzung-Harn; Nastase, Madalina-Viviana; Roedig, Heiko; Zeng-Brouwers, Jinyang; Poluzzi, Chiara; Schwalm, Stephanie; Fork, Christian; Tredup, Claudia; Brandes, Ralf P; Wygrecka, Malgorzata; Huwiler, Andrea; Pfeilschifter, Josef; Schaefer, Liliana (2017). Biglycan- and Sphingosine Kinase-1 Signaling Crosstalk Regulates the Synthesis of Macrophage Chemoattractants. International journal of molecular sciences, 18(3) Molecular Diversity Preservation International MDPI 10.3390/ijms18030595

McCracken, A N; McMonigle, R J; Tessier, J; Fransson, R; Perryman, M S; Chen, B; Keebaugh, A; Selwan, E; Barr, S A; Kim, S M; Roy, S G; Liu, G; Fallegger, D; Sernissi, L; Brandt, C; Moitessier, N; Snider, A J; Clare, S; Müschen, M; Huwiler, Andrea; ... (2017). Phosphorylation of a constrained azacyclic FTY720 analog enhances anti-leukemic activity without inducing S1P receptor activation. Leukemia, 31(3), pp. 669-677. Nature Publishing Group 10.1038/leu.2016.244


Filipenko, Iuliia; Schwalm, Stephanie; Reali, Luca; Pfeilschifter, Josef; Fabbro, Doriano; Huwiler, Andrea; Zangemeister-Wittke, Uwe (2016). Upregulation of the S1P3 receptor in metastatic breast cancer cells increases migration and invasion by induction of PGE2 and EP2/EP4 activation. Biochimica et biophysica acta (BBA) - molecular and cell biology of lipids, 1861(11), pp. 1840-1851. Elsevier 10.1016/j.bbalip.2016.09.005

Vasilakaki, Sofia; Barbayianni, Efrosini; Magrioti, Victoria; Pastukhov, Oleksandr; Constantinou-Kokotou, Violetta; Huwiler, Andrea; Kokotos, George (2016). Inhibitors of secreted phospholipase A2 suppress the release of PGE2 in renal mesangial cells. Bioorganic & medicinal chemistry, 24(13), pp. 3029-3034. Elsevier 10.1016/j.bmc.2016.05.017

Imeri, Faik; Schwalm, Stephanie; Lyck, Ruth; Zivkovic, Aleksandra; Stark, Holger; Engelhardt, Britta; Pfeilschifter, Josef; Huwiler, Andrea (2016). Sphingosine kinase 2 deficient mice exhibit reduced experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis: Resistance to FTY720 but not ST-968 treatments. Neuropharmacology, 105, pp. 341-350. Elsevier 10.1016/j.neuropharm.2016.01.031

Chen, Bin; Roy, Saurabh G; McMonigle, Ryan J; Keebaugh, Andrew; McCracken, Alison N; Selwan, Elizabeth; Fransson, Rebecca; Fallegger, Daniel; Huwiler, Andrea; Kleinman, Michael T; Edinger, Aimee L; Hanessian, Stephen (2016). Azacyclic FTY720 Analogues That Limit Nutrient Transporter Expression but Lack S1P Receptor Activity and Negative Chronotropic Effects Offer a Novel and Effective Strategy to Kill Cancer Cells in Vivo. ACS Chemical Biology, 11(2), pp. 409-414. American Chemical Society 10.1021/acschembio.5b00761

Coldewey, Sina M; Benetti, Elisa; Collino, Massimo; Pfeilschifter, Josef; Sponholz, Christoph; Bauer, Michael; Huwiler, Andrea; Thiemermann, Christoph (2016). Elevation of serum sphingosine-1-phosphate attenuates impaired cardiac function in experimental sepsis. Scientific Reports, 6, p. 27594. Nature Publishing Group 10.1038/srep27594

Filipenko, Iuliia; Huwiler, Andrea (2016). The role of the S1P3 receptor in inflammation-associated proliferative disorders (Submitted). (Dissertation, Graduate School for Cellular and Biomedical Sciences, University of Bern, Faculty of Medicine)


Imeri, Faik; Blanchard, Olivier; Jenni, Aurelio Leandro; Schwalm, Stephanie; Wünsche, Christin; Zivkovic, Aleksandra; Stark, Holger; Pfeilschifter, Josef; Huwiler, Andrea (2015). FTY720 and two novel butterfly derivatives exert a general anti-inflammatory potential by reducing immune cell adhesion to endothelial cells through activation of S1P3 and phosphoinositide 3-kinase. Naunyn-Schmiedeberg's archives of pharmacology, 388(12), pp. 1283-1292. Springer 10.1007/s00210-015-1159-5

Urtz, Nicole; Gaertner, Florian; von Bruehl, Marie-Luise; Chandraratne, Sue; Rahimi, Faridun; Zhang, Lingli; Orban, Mathias; Barocke, Verena; Beil, Johannes; Schubert, Irene; Lorenz, Michael; Legate, Kyle R; Huwiler, Andrea; Pfeilschifter, Josef M; Beerli, Christian; Ledieu, David; Persohn, Elke; Billich, Andreas; Baumruker, Thomas; Mederos y Schnitzler, Michael; ... (2015). Sphingosine 1-Phosphate Produced by Sphingosine Kinase 2 Intrinsically Controls Platelet Aggregation In Vitro and In Vivo. Circulation research, 117(4), pp. 376-387. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins 10.1161/CIRCRESAHA.115.306901

Schwalm, Stephanie; Maneva Timcheva, Tankica; Filipenko, Iuliia; Ebadi, Mahsa; Hofmann, Lotte P; Zangemeister-Wittke, Uwe; Pfeilschifter, Josef; Huwiler, Andrea (2015). Sphingosine kinase 2 deficiency increases proliferation and migration of renal mouse mesangial cells and fibroblasts. Biological chemistry, 396(6-7), pp. 813-825. De Gruyter 10.1515/hsz-2014-0289

Schröder, Matthias; Arlt, Olga; Schmidt, Helmut; Huwiler, Andrea; Angioni, Carlo; Pfeilschifter, Josef M; Schwiebs, Anja; Radeke, Heinfried H (2015). Subcellular distribution of FTY720 and FTY720-phosphate in immune cells - another aspect of Fingolimod action relevant for therapeutic application. Biological chemistry, 396(6-7), pp. 795-802. De Gruyter 10.1515/hsz-2014-0287

Wünsche, Christin; Koch, Alexander; Goldschmeding, Roel; Schwalm, Stephanie; Meyer Zu Heringdorf, Dagmar; Huwiler, Andrea; Pfeilschifter, Josef (2015). Transforming growth factor β2 (TGF-β2)-induced connective tissue growth factor (CTGF) expression requires sphingosine 1-phosphate receptor 5 (S1P5) in human mesangial cells. Biochimica et biophysica acta (BBA) - molecular and cell biology of lipids, 1851(5), pp. 519-526. Elsevier 10.1016/j.bbalip.2015.01.003

Koch, Alexander; Jäger, Manuel; Völzke, Anja; Grammatikos, Georgios; Zu Heringdorf, Dagmar Meyer; Huwiler, Andrea; Pfeilschifter, Josef (2015). Downregulation of sphingosine 1-phosphate (S1P) receptor 1 by dexamethasone inhibits S1P-induced mesangial cell migration. Biological chemistry, 396(6-7), pp. 803-812. De Gruyter 10.1515/hsz-2014-0288


Pastukhov, Oleksandr; Schalm, Stephanie; Zangemeister-Wittke, Uwe; Fabbro, Doriano; Bornancin, Frederic; Japtok, Lukasz; Kleuser, Burkhrad; Pfeilschifter, Josef; Huwiler, Andrea (2014). The ceramide kinase inhibitor NVP-231 inhibits breast and lung cancer cell proliferation by inducing M phase arrest and subsequent cell death. British journal of pharmacology, 171(24), pp. 5829-5844. Wiley-Blackwell 10.1111/bph.12886

Imeri, Faik; Fallegger, Daniel; Zivkovic, Aleksandra; Schwalm, Stephanie; Enzmann, Gaby; Blankenbach, Kira; Meyer zu Heringdorf, Dagmar; Homann, Thomas; Kleuser, Burkhard; Pfeilschifter, Josef; Engelhardt, Britta; Stark, Holger; Huwiler, Andrea (2014). Novel oxazolo-oxazole derivatives of FTY720 reduce endothelial cell permeability, immune cell chemotaxis and symptoms of experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis in mice. Neuropharmacology, 85, pp. 314-327. Elsevier 10.1016/j.neuropharm.2014.05.012

Thangaiyan, Rabi; Huwiler, Andrea; Zangemeister-Wittke, Uwe (2014). AMR-Me inhibits PI3K/Akt signaling in hormone-dependent MCF-7 breast cancer cells and inactivates NF-κB in hormone-independent MDA-MB-231 cells. Molecular carcinogenesis, 53(7), pp. 578-588. Wiley 10.1002/mc.22012

Imeri, Faik; Jashri, Ahmed; Bullazhi, Lulzime; Shabani, Agim; Mikhova, Bozhana; Dräger, Gerald; Popovski, Emil; Huwiler, Andrea (2014). Synthesis and cellular characterization of novel isoxazolo- and thiazolohydrazinylidene-chroman-2,4-diones on cancer and non-cancer cell growth and death. Bioorganic & medicinal chemistry, 22(9), pp. 2655-2660. Elsevier 10.1016/j.bmc.2014.03.026

Schwalm, Stephanie; Pfeilschifter, Josef; Huwiler, Andrea (2014). Targeting the sphingosine kinase/sphingosine 1-phosphate pathway to treat chronic inflammatory kidney diseases. Basic Clinical Pharmacology and Toxicology, 1(114), pp. 44-49. Wiley 10.1111/bcpt.12103

Völzke, Anja; Koch, Alexander; Meyer zu Heringdorf, Dagmar; Huwiler, Andrea; Pfeilschifter, Josef (2014). Sphingosine 1-phosphate (S1P) induces COX-2 expression and PGE2 formation via S1P receptor 2 in renal mesangial cells. Biochimica and biophysica acta - molecular and cell biology of lipids, 1841(1), pp. 11-21. Elsevier 10.1016/j.bbalip.2013.09.009

Kondo, Shunya; Bottos, Alessia; Allegood, Jeremy C.; Masson, Regis; Maurer, Francisca G.; Genoud, Christel; Kaeser, Patrick; Huwiler, Andrea; Murakami, Masato; Spiegel, Sarah; Hynes, Nancy E. (2014). Memo has a novel role in S1P signaling and crucial for vascular development. PLoS ONE, 9(4), e94114. Public Library of Science 10.1371/journal.pone.0094114

Pastukhov, Oleksandr; Schalm, Stephanie; Römer, Isolde; Pfeilschifter, Josef; Huwiler, Andrea; Zangemeister-Wittke, Uwe (2014). Ceramide kinase contributes to proliferation but not to prostaglandin E2 formation in renal mesangial cells and fibroblasts. Cellular physiology and biochemistry, 34(1), pp. 119-133. Karger 10.1159/000362989


Bhabak, Krishna P.; Kleuser, Burkhard; Huwiler, Andrea; Arenz, Christoph (2013). Effective inhibition of acid and neutral ceramidases by novel B-13 and LCL-464 analogues. Bioorganic & medicinal chemistry, 21(4), pp. 874-882. Elsevier 10.1016/j.bmc.2012.12.014

Koch, Alexander; Völzke, Anja; Puff, Bianca; Blankenbach, Kira; Meyer zu Heringdorf, Dagmar; Huwiler, Andrea; Pfeilschifter, Josef (2013). PARγ agonists upregulate sphingosine 1-phosphate (S1P) receptor 1 expression, which in turn reduces S1P-induced [Ca(2+)]i increases in renal mesangial cells. Biochimica and biophysica acta - molecular and cell biology of lipids, 1831(11), pp. 1634-1643. Elsevier 10.1016/j.bbalip.2013.07.011

Albinet, V.; Bats, M-L; Huwiler, Andrea; Rochaix, P.; Chevreau, C.; Ségui, B.; Levande, T.; Andrieu-Abadie, N. (2013). Dual role of sphingosine kinase-1 in promoting the differentiation of dermal fibroblasts and the dissemination of melanoma cells. Oncogene, 33(26), pp. 3364-3373. Nature Publishing Group 10.1038/onc.2013.303

Schwlam, Stephanie; Pfeilschifter, Josef; Huwiler, Andrea (2013). Sphingosine-1-phosphate: a Janus-faced mediator of fibrotic diseases. Biochimica and biophysica acta - molecular and cell biology of lipids, 1831(1), pp. 239-250. Elsevier 10.1016/j.bbalip.2012.07.022

Koch, Alexander; Pfeilschrifter, Josef; Huwiler, Andrea (2013). Sphingosine 1-phosphate in renal diseases. Cellular physiology and biochemistry, 31(6), pp. 745-760. Karger 10.1159/000350093


Huwiler, Andrea; Feuerherm, Astrid J; Sakem, Benjamin; Pastukhov, Oleksandr; Filipenko, Iuliia; Nguyen, Thuy; Johansen, Berit (2012). The ω3-polyunsaturated fatty acid derivatives AVX001 and AVX002 directly inhibit cytosolic phospholipase A(2) and suppress PGE(2) formation in mesangial cells. British journal of pharmacology, 167(8), pp. 1691-701. Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell 10.1111/j.1476-5381.2012.02114.x

Kotelevets, Nataliya; Fabbro, Doriano; Huwiler, Andrea; Zangemeister-Wittke, Uwe (2012). Targeting sphingosine kinase 1 in carcinoma cells decreases proliferation and survival by compromising PKC activity and cytokinesis. PLoS ONE, 7(6), e39209. Lawrence, Kans.: Public Library of Science 10.1371/journal.pone.0039209

Koch, A; Völzke, A; Wünsche, C; Meyer zu Heringdorf, D; Huwiler, A; Pfeilschifter, J (2012). Thiazolidinedione-dependent activation of sphingosine kinase 1 causes an anti-fibrotic effect in renal mesangial cells. British journal of pharmacology, 166(3), pp. 1018-32. Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell 10.1111/j.1476-5381.2012.01824.x


Ter Braak, Michael; Claas, Ralf Frederik; Hegen, Bianca; Labocha, Sandra; Ferreirós, Nerea; Pfeilschifter, Josef; Huwiler, Andrea; van Echten-Deckert, Gerhild; Meyer Zu Heringdorf, Dagmar (2011). Cis-4-methylsphingosine is a sphingosine-1-phosphate receptor modulator. Biochemical pharmacology, 81(5), pp. 617-25. New York, N.Y.: Elsevier 10.1016/j.bcp.2010.12.002

Pfeilschifter, Waltraud; Czech-Zechmeister, Bo?ena; Sujak, Marian; Mirceska, Ana; Koch, Alexander; Rami, Abdelhaq; Steinmetz, Helmuth; Foerch, Christian; Huwiler, Andrea; Pfeilschifter, Josef (2011). Activation of sphingosine kinase 2 is an endogenous protective mechanism in cerebral ischemia. Biochemical and biophysical research communications, 413(2), pp. 212-7. Orlando, Fla.: Academic Press 10.1016/j.bbrc.2011.08.070

Huwiler, Andrea; Bourquin, Florence; Kotelevets, Nataliya; Pastukhov, Oleksandr; Capitani, Guido; Grütter, Markus G; Zangemeister-Wittke, Uwe (2011). A prokaryotic S1P lyase degrades extracellular S1P in vitro and in vivo: implication for treating hyperproliferative disorders. PLoS ONE, 6(8), e22436. Lawrence, Kans.: Public Library of Science 10.1371/journal.pone.0022436

Schröder, Matthias; Richter, Cornelia; Juan, Martina Herrero San; Maltusch, Katrin; Giegold, Oliver; Quintini, Gianluca; Pfeilschifter, Josef M; Huwiler, Andrea; Radeke, Heinfried H (2011). The sphingosine kinase 1 and S1P1 axis specifically counteracts LPS-induced IL-12p70 production in immune cells of the spleen. Molecular immunology, 48(9-10), pp. 1139-48. Amsterdam: Elsevier 10.1016/j.molimm.2011.02.007

Huwiler, Andrea; Kotelevets, Nataliya; Xin, Cuiyan; Pastukhov, Oleksandr; Pfeilschifter, Josef; Zangemeister-Wittke, Uwe (2011). Loss of sphingosine kinase-1 in carcinoma cells increases formation of reactive oxygen species and sensitivity to doxorubicin-induced DNA damage. British journal of pharmacology, 162(2), pp. 532-43. Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell 10.1111/j.1476-5381.2010.01053.x


Schwalm, Stephanie; Pfeilschifter, Josef; Huwiler, Andrea (2010). Sphingosine kinase 1 is critically involved in nitric oxide-mediated human endothelial cell migration and tube formation. British journal of pharmacology, 160(7), pp. 1641-51. Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell 10.1111/j.1476-5381.2010.00818.x

Puneet, Padmam; Yap, Celestial T; Wong, Lingkai; Lam, Yulin; Koh, Dow Rhoon; Moochhala, Shabbir; Pfeilschifter, Josef; Huwiler, Andrea; Melendez, Alirio J (2010). SphK1 regulates proinflammatory responses associated with endotoxin and polymicrobial sepsis. Science, 328(5983), pp. 1290-4. Washington, D.C.: American Association for the Advancement of Science 10.1126/science.1188635

Ren, Shuyu; Xin, Cuiyan; Pfeilschifter, Josef; Huwiler, Andrea (2010). A novel mode of action of the putative sphingosine kinase inhibitor 2-(p-hydroxyanilino)-4-(p-chlorophenyl) thiazole (SKI II): induction of lysosomal sphingosine kinase 1 degradation. Cellular physiology and biochemistry, 26(1), pp. 97-104. Basel: Karger 10.1159/000315110

Förster, Ankathrin; Emmler, Tanja; Schwalm, Stephanie; Ebadi, Mahsa; Heringdorf, Dagmar Meyer Zu; Nieuwenhuis, Barbara; Kleuser, Burkhardt; Huwiler, Andrea; Pfeilschifter, Josef (2010). Glucocorticoids protect renal mesangial cells from apoptosis by increasing cellular sphingosine-1-phosphate. Kidney international, 77(10), pp. 870-9. New York, N.Y.: Nature Publishing Group 10.1038/ki.2010.62


Czech, Bozena; Pfeilschifter, Waltraud; Mazaheri-Omrani, Niloufar; Strobel, Marc André; Kahles, Timo; Neumann-Haefelin, Tobias; Rami, Abdelhaq; Huwiler, Andrea; Pfeilschifter, Josef (2009). The immunomodulatory sphingosine 1-phosphate analog FTY720 reduces lesion size and improves neurological outcome in a mouse model of cerebral ischemia. Biochemical and biophysical research communications, 389(2), pp. 251-6. Orlando, Fla.: Academic Press 10.1016/j.bbrc.2009.08.142

Ren, Shuyu; Babelova, Andrea; Moreth, Kristin; Xin, Cuiyan; Eberhardt, Wolfgang; Doller, Anke; Pavenstädt, Hermann; Schaefer, Liliana; Pfeilschifter, Josef; Huwiler, Andrea (2009). Transforming growth factor-beta2 upregulates sphingosine kinase-1 activity, which in turn attenuates the fibrotic response to TGF-beta2 by impeding CTGF expression. Kidney international, 76(8), pp. 857-67. New York, N.Y.: Nature Publishing Group 10.1038/ki.2009.297

Huwiler, Andrea; Pfeilschifter, Josef (2009). Lipids as targets for novel anti-inflammatory therapies. Pharmacology & therapeutics, 124(1), pp. 96-112. Amsterdam: Elsevier 10.1016/j.pharmthera.2009.06.008

Pushparaj, Peter N; Manikandan, Jayapal; Tay, Hwee Kee; H'ng, Shiau Chen; Kumar, Srinivasan D; Pfeilschifter, Josef; Huwiler, Andrea; Melendez, Alirio J (2009). Sphingosine kinase 1 is pivotal for Fc epsilon RI-mediated mast cell signaling and functional responses in vitro and in vivo. Journal of immunology, 183(1), pp. 221-7. Bethesda, Md.: American Association of Immunologists 10.4049/jimmunol.0803430

Nieuwenhuis, Barbara; Lüth, Anja; Chun, Jerold; Huwiler, Andrea; Pfeilschifter, Josef; Schäfer-Korting, Monika; Kleuser, Burkhard (2009). Involvement of the ABC-transporter ABCC1 and the sphingosine 1-phosphate receptor subtype S1P(3) in the cytoprotection of human fibroblasts by the glucocorticoid dexamethasone. International journal of molecular medicine, 87(6), pp. 645-57. Athens: Spandidos Publications 10.1007/s00109-009-0468-x

Huwiler, A; Pfeilschifter, J (2009). Lipid signalling - Ample opportunitites for novel drug targets. BioForum Europe, 10/200, pp. 22-23. Darmstadt: GIT-Verlag


Hofmann, Lotte P; Ren, Shuyu; Schwalm, Stephanie; Pfeilschifter, Josef; Huwiler, Andrea (2008). Sphingosine kinase 1 and 2 regulate the capacity of mesangial cells to resist apoptotic stimuli in an opposing manner. Biological chemistry, 389(11), pp. 1399-407. Berlin: Walter de Gruyter 10.1515/BC.2008.160

Huwiler, Andrea; Pfeilschifter, Josef (2008). New players on the center stage: sphingosine 1-phosphate and its receptors as drug targets. Biochemical pharmacology, 75(10), pp. 1893-900. New York, N.Y.: Elsevier 10.1016/j.bcp.2007.12.018

Schwalm, Stephanie; Döll, Frauke; Römer, Isolde; Bubnova, Svetlana; Pfeilschifter, Josef; Huwiler, Andrea (2008). Sphingosine kinase-1 is a hypoxia-regulated gene that stimulates migration of human endothelial cells. Biochemical and biophysical research communications, 368(4), pp. 1020-5. Orlando, Fla.: Academic Press 10.1016/j.bbrc.2008.01.132

Schade-Kampmann, G; Huwiler, A; Hebeisen, M; Hessler, T; Di Berardino, M (2008). On-chip non-invasive and label-free cell discrimination by impedance spectroscopy. Anaesthesia, 41(5), pp. 830-40. Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell 10.1111/j.1365-2184.2008.00548.x

Doller, Anke; Akool, El-Sayed; Huwiler, Andrea; Müller, Roswitha; Radeke, Heinfried H; Pfeilschifter, Josef; Eberhardt, Wolfgang (2008). Posttranslational modification of the AU-rich element binding protein HuR by protein kinase Cdelta elicits angiotensin II-induced stabilization and nuclear export of cyclooxygenase 2 mRNA. Molecular and cellular biology, 28(8), pp. 2608-25. Washington, D.C.: American Society for Microbiology 10.1128/MCB.01530-07

Huwiler, Andrea (2008). Antiarthrotic and Immunomodulatory Activity (Check index of the book for specific contributions). In: Vogel, Hans Gerhard (ed.) Drug Discovery and Evaluation: Pharmacological Assays, Vol 1 and 2 (pp. 1117-1190). Heidelberg: Springer Verlag 10.1007/978-3-540-70995-4_10


Klawitter, S; Hofmann, L P; Pfeilschifter, J; Huwiler, A (2007). Extracellular nucleotides induce migration of renal mesangial cells by upregulating sphingosine kinase-1 expression and activity. British journal of pharmacology, 150(3), pp. 271-80. Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell 10.1038/sj.bjp.0706983

Huwiler, Andrea; Zangemeister-Wittke, Uwe (2007). Targeting the conversion of ceramide to sphingosine 1-phosphate as a novel strategy for cancer therapy. Critical reviews in oncology, hematology, 63(2), pp. 150-9. Boca Raton, Fla.: Elsevier 10.1016/j.critrevonc.2007.04.010

Döll, Frauke; Pfeilschifter, Josef; Huwiler, Andrea (2007). Prolactin upregulates sphingosine kinase-1 expression and activity in the human breast cancer cell line MCF7 and triggers enhanced proliferation and migration. Endocrine-related cancer, 14(2), pp. 325-35. Bristol: BioScientifica Ltd. 10.1677/ERC-06-0050

Xin, Cuiyan; Ren, Shuyu; Eberhardt, Wolfgang; Pfeilschifter, Josef; Huwiler, Andrea (2007). Sphingosylphosphorylcholine acts in an anti-inflammatory manner in renal mesangial cells by reducing interleukin-1beta-induced prostaglandin E2 formation. Journal of lipid research, 48(9), pp. 1985-96. Bethesda, Md.: American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology ASBMB 10.1194/jlr.M700077-JLR200

Ulrich, Sandra; Huwiler, Andrea; Loitsch, Stefan; Schmidt, Helmut; Stein, Jürgen M (2007). De novo ceramide biosynthesis is associated with resveratrol-induced inhibition of ornithine decarboxylase activity. Biochemical pharmacology, 74(2), pp. 281-9. New York, N.Y.: Elsevier 10.1016/j.bcp.2007.04.001

Doller, Anke; Huwiler, Andrea; Müller, Roswitha; Radeke, Heinfried H; Pfeilschifter, Josef; Eberhardt, Wolfgang (2007). Protein kinase C alpha-dependent phosphorylation of the mRNA-stabilizing factor HuR: implications for posttranscriptional regulation of cyclooxygenase-2. Molecular biology of the cell, 18(6), pp. 2137-48. Bethesda, Md.: American Society for Cell Biology 10.1091/mbc.E06-09-0850

Xin, C; Ren, S; Eberhardt, W; Pfeilschifter, J; Huwiler, A (2007). FTY720 suppresses interleukin-1beta-induced secretory phospholipase A2 expression in renal mesangial cells by a transcriptional mechanism. British journal of pharmacology, 150(7), pp. 943-50. Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell 10.1038/sj.bjp.0707171


Zangemeister-Wittke, Uwe; Huwiler, Andrea (2006). Antisense targeting of Mcl-1 has therapeutic potential in gastric cancer. Cancer biology & therapy, 5(10), pp. 1355-1356. Georgetown, Tex.: Landes Bioscience 10.4161/cbt.5.10.3488

Huwiler, Andrea; Pfeilschifter, Josef (2006). Altering the sphingosine-1-phosphate/ceramide balance: a promising approach for tumor therapy. Current pharmaceutical design, 12(35), pp. 4625-35. Hilversum: Bentham Science Publishers 10.2174/138161206779010422

Huwiler, Andrea; Pfeilschifter, Josef (2006). Hypoxia and lipid signaling. Biological chemistry, 387(10-11), pp. 1321-8. Berlin: Walter de Gruyter 10.1515/BC.2006.165

Huwiler, Andrea; Döll, Frauke; Ren, Shuyu; Klawitter, Sabine; Greening, Anna; Römer, Isolde; Bubnova, Svetlana; Reinsberg, Luise; Pfeilschifter, Josef (2006). Histamine increases sphingosine kinase-1 expression and activity in the human arterial endothelial cell line EA.hy 926 by a PKC-alpha-dependent mechanism. Biochimica and biophysica acta - molecular and cell biology of lipids, 1761(3), pp. 367-376. Biochimica and biophysica acta - molecular and cell biology of lipids: Elsevier 10.1016/j.bbalip.2006.02.007

Xin, Cuiyan; Ren, Shuyu; Eberhardt, Wolfgang; Pfeilschifter, Josef; Huwiler, Andrea (2006). The immunomodulator FTY720 and its phosphorylated derivative activate the Smad signalling cascade and upregulate connective tissue growth factor and collagen type IV expression in renal mesangial cells. British journal of pharmacology, 147(2), pp. 164-74. Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell 10.1038/sj.bjp.0706452

Plesková, Miriam; Beck, Karl-Friedrich; Behrens, Meik Helmut; Huwiler, Andrea; Fichtlscherer, Birgit; Wingerter, Oliver; Brandes, Ralf P; Mülsch, Alexander; Pfeilschifter, Josef (2006). Nitric oxide down-regulates the expression of the catalytic NADPH oxidase subunit Nox1 in rat renal mesangial cells. FASEB journal, 20(1), pp. 139-41. Bethesda, Md.: Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology 10.1096/fj.05-3791fje