ZMB Member Manuela Wülling

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Manuela Wülling

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Dr. Manuela Wülling


Transcriptional and epigenetic control of endochondral ossification

Center of Medical Biotechnology (ZMB)
Faculty of Biology
University of Duisburg-Essen
Universitätsstr. 2
45141 Essen

The main interest of the group are the transcriptional mechanisms that govern chondrocyte development and pathology. Dysregulation of chondrocyte proliferation and differentiation lead to shortened and malformed endochondral bones and the degenerative diseases of the connecting joints. Our goal is to decipher how transcriptional cascades interact to coordinate cell cycle progression and differentiation of skeletal cells. Epigenetic modifiers link chromatin structure to the transcriptional output. Changes in epigenetic profiles have been reported to affect pathological processes like osteoarthritis. Using next generation sequencing technologies, we are currently integrating epigenetic and transcriptional profiles to understand how alterations in chromatin structure and transcription factor binding affect skeletal development and disease.


    Journal articles

  • Wülling, Manuela; Neu, Christoph; Thiesen, Andrea M.; Kitanovski, Simo; Cao, Yingying; Lange, Anja; Westendorf, Astrid; Hoffmann, Daniel; Vortkamp, Andrea
    Epigenetic mechanisms mediating cell state transitions in chondrocytes
    In: Journal of Bone and Mineral Research (JBMR) Vol. 36 (2021) Nr. 5, pp. 968 - 985
    ISSN: 0884-0431; 1523-4681
  • Wülling, Manuela; Schneider, Sabine; Schröther, Verena A.; Waterkamp, Christoph; Hoffmann, Daniel; Vortkamp, Andrea
    Wnt5a is a transcriptional target of Gli3 and Trps1 at the onset of chondrocyte hypertrophy
    In: Developmental Biology Vol. 457 (2020) Nr. 1, pp. 104 - 118
    ISSN: 0012-1606; 1095-564X
  • Grüneboom, Anika; Hawwari, Ibrahim; Weidner, Daniela; Culemann, Stephan; Müller, Sylvia; Henneberg, Sophie; Brenzel, Alexandra; Merz, Simon; Bornemann, Lea; Zec, Kristina; Wülling, Manuela; Kling, Lasse; Hasenberg, Mike; Voortmann, Sylvia; Lang, Stefanie; Baum, Wolfgang; Ohs, Alexandra; Kraff, Oliver; Quick, Harald H.; Jäger, Marcus; Landgraeber, Stefan; Dudda, Marcel; Danuser, Renzo; Stein, Jens V.; Rohde, Manfred; Gelse, Kolja; Garbe, Annette I.; Adamczyk, Alexandra; Westendorf, Astrid; Hoffmann, Daniel; Christiansen, Silke; Engel, Daniel Robert; Vortkamp, Andrea; Krönke, Gerhard; Herrmann, Martin; Kamradt, Thomas; Schett, Georg; Hasenberg, Anja; Gunzer, Matthias
    A network of trans-cortical capillaries as mainstay for blood circulation in long bones
    In: Nature Metabolism Vol. 1 (2019) Nr. 2, pp. 236 - 250
    ISSN: 2522-5812
  • Wülling, Manuela; Vortkamp, Andrea
    A newly discovered stem cell that keeps bones growing
    In: Nature Vol. 567 (2019) Nr. 7747, pp. 178 - 179
    ISSN: 0028-0836; 1476-4687
  • Schröder, Nadine; Wülling, Manuela; Hoffmann, Daniel; Brand-Saberi, Beate; Vortkamp, Andrea
    Atoh8 acts as a regulator of chondrocyte proliferation and differentiation in endochondral bones
    In: PLoS ONE Vol. 14 (2019) Nr. 8, pp. e0218230
    ISSN: 1932-6203
  • Piombo, Virginia; Jochmann, Katja; Hoffmann, Daniel; Wülling, Manuela; Vortkamp, Andrea
    Signaling systems affecting the severity of multiple osteochondromas
    In: Bone: Official Journal of the International Bone and Mineral Society (IBMS) Vol. 111 (2018) pp. 71 - 81
    ISSN: 1873-2763; 8756-3282
  • Wülling, Manuela; Thiesen, Andrea M.; Vortkamp, Andrea
    Epigenetic regulation of chondrocyte differentiation
    In: Mechanisms of Development Vol. 145 (2017) pp. S141
    ISSN: 0925-4773; 1872-6356
  • Kipkeew, Friederike; Kirsch, Manuela; Klein, Diana; Wülling, Manuela; Winterhager, Elke; Gellhaus, Alexandra
    CCN1 (CYR61) and CCN3 (NOV) signaling drives human trophoblast cells into senescence and stimulates migration properties
    In: Cell Adhesion & Migration Vol. 10 (2016) Nr. 1-2, pp. 163 - 178
    ISSN: 1933-6918
  • Kirsch, Michael; Kipkeew, Friederike; Klein, Diana; Wülling, Manuela; Winterhager, Elke; Gellhaus, Alexandra
    CCN3 signaling is dysregulated in the pregnancy disorder preeclampsia
    In: Journal of Reproductive Immunology Vol. 115 (2016) pp. 71 - 71
    ISSN: 0165-0378; 1872-7603
  • Mattheij, Nadine J. A.; Kunzelmann, Karl; Vortkamp, Andrea; Schreiber, Rainer; Köhler, Ralf; Wülling, Manuela; Nieswandt, Bernhard; Pircher, Joachim; Castoldi, Elisabetta; van Kruchten, Roger; Braun, Attila
    Survival protein anoctamin-6 controls multiple platelet responses including phospholipid scrambling, swelling, and protein cleavage
    In: The FASEB Journal Vol. 30 (2016) Nr. 2, pp. 727 - 737
    ISSN: 0892-6638; 1530-6860
  • Ousingsawat, Jiraporn; Wanitchakool, Podchanart; Schreiber, Rainer; Wülling, Manuela; Vortkamp, Andrea; Kunzelmann, Karl
    Anoctamin-6 Controls Bone Mineralization by Activating the Calcium Transporter NCX1
    In: The Journal of Biological Chemistry (JBC) Vol. 290 (2015) Nr. 10, pp. 6270 - 6280
    ISSN: 0021-9258; 1083-351X
  • Kipkeew, Friederike; Klein, Diana; Wülling, Manuela; Whitley, Guy; Köninger, Angela; Winterhager, Elke; Gellhaus, Alexandra
    CCN3 (NOV) : A key player in trophoblast differentiation promoting cell cycle exit and migration of extravillous trophoblast cells and its role in preeclampsia
    In: Placenta Vol. 35 (2014) Nr. 9, pp. A108
    ISSN: 0143-4004; 1532-3102
  • Dittmann, Kai; Wülling, Manuela; Uhmann, Anja; Dullin, Christian; Hahn, Heidi; Schweyer, Stefan; Vortkamp, Andrea; Wienands, Jürgen
    Inactivation of Patched1 in murine chondrocytes causes spinal fusion without inflammation
    In: Arthritis & Rheumatology Vol. 66 (2014) Nr. 4, pp. 831 - 840
    ISSN: 2326-5191; 2326-5205
  • Ehlen, Harald W. A.; Chinenkova, Milana; Moser, Markus; Munter, Hans-Markus; Krause, Yvonne Stefanie; Gross, Stefanie; Brachvogel, Bent; Wülling, Manuela; Kornak, Uwe; Vortkamp, Andrea
    Inactivation of anoctamin-6/Tmem16f, a regulator of phosphatidylserine scrambling in osteoblasts, leads to decreased mineral deposition in skeletal tissues
    In: Journal of Bone and Mineral Research (JBMR) Vol. 28 (2013) Nr. 2, pp. 246 - 259
    ISSN: 0884-0431; 1523-4681
  • Wülling, Manuela; Pasdziernik, Markus; Moll, Carina; Thiesen, Andrea; Schneider, Sabine; Johannes, Christian; Vortkamp, Andrea
    The multi zinc-finger protein Trps1 acts as a regulator of histone deacetylation during mitosis
    In: Cell Cycle Vol. 12 (2013) Nr. 14, pp. 2219 - 2232
    ISSN: 1551-4005
  • Gross, Stefanie; Krause, Yvonne Stefanie; Wülling, Manuela; Vortkamp, Andrea
    Hoxa11 and Hoxd11 regulate chondrocyte differentiation upstream of Runx2 and Shox2 in mice
    In: PLoS ONE Vol. 7 (2012) Nr. 8, pp. e43553
    ISSN: 1932-6203
  • Galli, Giorgio Giacomo; Honnens de Lichtenberg, Kristian; Carrara, Matteo; Hans, Wolfgang; Wülling, Manuela; Mentz, Bettina; Multhaupt, Hinke Arnolda; Fog, Cathrine Kolster; Jensen, Klaus Thorleif; Rappsilber, Juri; Vortkamp, Andrea; Coulton, Les; Fuchs, Helmut; Gailus-Durner, Valérie; Hrabě de Angelis, Martin; Calogero, Raffaele Adolfo; Couchman, John Robert; Lund, Anders Henrik
    Prdm5 Regulates Collagen Gene Transcription by Association with RNA Polymerase II in Developing Bone
    In: PLoS Genetics Vol. 8 (2012) Nr. 5, pp. e1002711
    ISSN: 1553-7390; 1553-7404
  • Friedrichs, Melanie; Wirsdöerfer, Florian; Flohe, Stefanie; Schneider, Sabine; Wülling, Manuela; Vortkamp, Andrea
    BMP signaling balances proliferation and differentiation of muscle satellite cell descendants.
    In: BMC Cell Biology Vol. 12 (2011) pp. 26
    ISSN: 1471-2121
  • Detsch, Rainer; Hagmeyer, Daniel; Neumann, Markus C; Schaefer, Susannne; Vortkamp, Andrea; Wülling, Manuela; Ziegler, Günter; Epple, Matthias
    The resorption of nanocrystalline calcium phosphates by osteoclast-like cells
    In: Acta Biomaterialia Vol. 6 (2010) Nr. 8, pp. 3223 - 3233
    ISSN: 1878-7568; 1742-7061
  • Wülling, Manuela; Vortkamp, Andrea
    Transcriptional networks controlling chondrocyte proliferation and differentiation during endochondral ossification.
    In: Pediatric Nephrology Vol. 25 (2010) Nr. 4, pp. 625 - 631
    ISSN: 0931-041X; 1432-198X
  • Wülling, Manuela; Kaiser, Frank J.; Buelens, Laetitia; Braunholz, Diana; Shivdasani, Ramesh A.; Depping, Reinhard; Vortkamp, Andrea
    Trps1, a regulator of chondrocyte proliferation and differentiation, interacts with the activator form of Gli3
    In: Developmental Biology Vol. 328 (2009) Nr. 1, pp. 40 - 53
    ISSN: 0012-1606
  • Kantaputra, P.; Miletich, I.; Lüdecke, Hermann-Josef; Suzuki, E. Y.; Praphanphoj, V.; Shivdasani, R.; Wülling, Manuela; Vortkamp, Andrea; Napierala, D.; Sharpe, P. T.
    Tricho-rhino-phalangeal syndrome with supernumerary teeth
    In: Journal of Dental Research: JDR Online Vol. 87 (2008) Nr. 11, pp. 1027 - 1031
    ISSN: 1544-0591; 0022-0345
  • Tagariello, A.; Luther, J.; Streiter, M.; Didt-Koziel, L.; Wülling, Manuela; Surmann-Schmitt, C.; Stock, M.; Adam, N.; Vortkamp, Andrea; Winterpacht, A.
    Ucma - A novel secreted factor represents a highly specific marker for distal chondrocytes
    In: Matrix Biology Vol. 27 (2008) Nr. 1, pp. 3 - 11
    ISSN: 1569-1802; 0945-053X
  • Didt-Koziel, L.; Wülling, Manuela; Vortkamp, Andrea
    The role of growth factors in chondrogenesis and osteogenesis
    In: Current Opinion in Orthopaedics Vol. 17 (2006) pp. 405 - 411
    ISSN: 1531-7005; 1041-9918
  • Didt-Koziel, L.; Wülling, Manuela; Schneider, S.; Vortkamp, Andrea
    Gli3 has repressing and activating functions downstream of Ihh in regulating two distinct steps of chondrocyte differentiation
    In: Development Vol. 132 (2005) pp. 5249 - 5260
  • Wülling, Manuela; Vortkamp, Andrea
    Model systems for human muscoskeletal diseases
    In: Drug Discovery Today: Disease Models Vol. 1 (2004) Nr. 3, pp. 359 - 364
    ISSN: 1740-6757