ZMB Member Ulf Dittmer

ZMB Member
Ulf Dittmer

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Ulf Dittmer
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Prof. Dr. Ulf Dittmer

Director of:

Institute of Virology

University Hospital Essen
Hufelandstr. 55
45147 Essen

Research Overview

  1. Persistent viral infections
  2. Innate immunity to retroviruses
  3. Basics of cellular and molecular immune defense mechanisms
  4. Immune regulation in retrovirus infections
  5. Immunotherapy for retroviral infections and virus-induced tumors
  6. Development of vaccines against retroviruses
  7. Antiviral activity of interferons
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Selected Publications

    Journal articles

  • Heming, Michael; Li, Xiaolin; Räuber, Saskia; Mausberg, Anne K.; Börsch, Anna-Lena; Hartlehnert, Maike; Singhal, Arpita; Lu, I-Na; Fleischer, Michael; Szepanowski, Fabian; Witzke, Oliver; Brenner, Thorsten; Dittmer, Ulf; Yosef, Nir; Kleinschnitz, Christoph; Wiendl, Heinz; Stettner, Mark; Meyer zu Hörste, Gerd
    Neurological Manifestations of COVID-19 Feature T Cell Exhaustion and Dedifferentiated Monocytes in Cerebrospinal Fluid
    In: Immunity Vol. 54 (2021) Nr. 1, pp. 164
    ISSN: 1097-4180; 1074-7613
  • Bazinet, Michel; Pântea, Victor; Placinta, Gheorghe; Moscalu, Iurie; Cebotarescu, Valentin; Cojuhari, Lilia; Jimbei, Pavlina; Iarovoi, Liviu; Smesnoi, Valentina; Musteata, Tatiana; Jucov, Alina; Dittmer, Ulf; Krawczyk, Adalbert; Vaillant, Andrew
    Safety and Efficacy of 48 Weeks REP 2139 or REP 2165, Tenofovir Disoproxil, and Pegylated Interferon Alfa-2a in Patients With Chronic HBV Infection Naïve to Nucleos(t)ide Therapy
    In: Gastroenterology Vol. 158 (2020) Nr. 8, pp. 2180 - 2194
    ISSN: 1528-0012; 0016-5085
  • Stepanova, Tatyana; Haefeli, Walter-Emil; Dittmer, Ulf; Ciesek, Sandra; Bremer, Birgit; Dandri, Maura; Burhenne, Jürgen; Voronkova, Natalia; Wedemeyer, Heiner; Alexandrov, Alexander; Urban, Stephan; Allweiss, Lena; Bogomolov, Pavel O.; Schöneweis, Katrin; Chulanov, Vladimir
    Final results of a multicenter, open-label phase 2 clinical trial (MYR203) to assess safety and efficacy of myrcludex B in cwith PEG-interferon Alpha 2a in patients with chronic HBV/HDV co-infection
    In: Journal of Hepatology Vol. 70 (2019) Nr. 1 Suppl., pp. e81
    ISSN: 0168-8278
  • Yang, Shangqing; Wang, Lu; Pan, Wen; Bayer, Wibke; Thoens, Christine; Heim, Kathrin; Dittmer, Ulf; Timm, Jörg; Wang, Qin; Yu, Qing; Luo, Jinzhuo; Liu, Yanan; Hofmann, Maike; Thimme, Robert; Zhang, Xiaoyong; Chen, Hongtao; Wang, Hua; Feng, Xuemei; Yang, Xuecheng; Lu, Yinping; Lu, Mengji; Yang, Dongliang; Liu, Jia
    MMP2/MMP9-mediated CD100 shedding is crucial for inducing intrahepatic anti-HBV CD8 T cell responses and HBV clearance
    In: Journal of Hepatology Vol. 71 (2019) Nr. 4, pp. 685 - 698
    ISSN: 1600-0641; 0168-8278
  • Khairnar, Vishal; Duhan, Vikas; Patil, Ashwini M.; Zhou, Fan; Bhat, Hilal; Thoens, Christine; Sharma, Piyush; Adomati, Tom; Friendrich, Sarah-Kim; Bezgovsek, Judith; Dreesen, Janine D.; Wennemuth, Gunther; Westendorf, Astrid; Zelinskyy, Gennadiy; Dittmer, Ulf; Hardt, Cornelia; Timm, Jörg; Göthert, Joachim Rudolf; Lang, Philipp A.; Singer, Bernhard B.; Lang, Karl S.
    CEACAM1 promotes CD8⁺ T cell responses and improves control of a chronic viral infection
    In: Nature Communications Vol. 9 (2018) pp. 2561
    ISSN: 2041-1723
  • Klein, Johanna C.; Moses, Katrin; Zelinskyy, Gennadiy; Sody, Simon; Buer, Jan; Lang, Stephan; Helfrich, Iris; Dittmer, Ulf; Kirschning, Carsten Jürgen; Brandau, Sven
    Combined toll-like receptor 3/7/9 deficiency on host cells results in T-cell-dependent control of tumour growth
    In: Nature Communications Vol. 8 (2017) pp. 14600
    ISSN: 2041-1723
  • Schultz, Bruce T.; Teigler, Jeffrey E.; Pissani, Franco; Oster, Alexander F.; Kranias, Gregory; Alter, Galit; Marovich, Mary; Eller, Michael A.; Dittmer, Ulf; Robb, Merlin L.; Kim, Jerome H.; Michael, Nelson L.; Bolton, Diane; Streeck, Hendrik
    Circulating HIV-Specific Interleukin-21
    In: Immunity Vol. 44 (2016) Nr. 1, pp. 167 - 178
    ISSN: 1097-4180; 1074-7613
  • Kordelas, Lambros; Verheyen, Jens; Beelen, Dietrich; Horn, Peter; Heinold, Andreas; Kaiser, Rolf; Trenschel, Rudolf; Schadendorf, Dirk; Dittmer, Ulf; Esser, Stefan
    Shift of HIV tropism in stem-cell transplantation with CCR5 Delta32 mutation
    In: The New England Journal of Medicine Vol. 371 (2014) Nr. 9, pp. 880 - 882
    ISSN: 0028-4793; 1533-4406
  • Lavender, Kerry J.; Pang, Wendy W.; Messer, Ronald J.; Duley, Amanda K.; Race, Brent; Phillips, Katie; Scott, Dana; Peterson, Karin E.; Chan, Charles K.; Dittmer, Ulf; Dudek, Timothy; Allen, Todd M.; Weissman, Irving L.; Hasenkrug, Kim J.
    BLT-humanized C57BL/6 Rag2⁻/⁻γc⁻/⁻CD47⁻/⁻ mice are resistant to GVHD and develop B- and T-cell immunity to HIV infection
    In: Blood Vol. 122 (2013) Nr. 25, pp. 4013 - 4020
    ISSN: 1528-0020; 0006-4971
  • Drosten, Christian; Seilmaier, Michael; Corman, Victor M; Hartmann, Wulf; Scheible, Gregor; Sack, Stefan; Guggemos, Wolfgang; Kallies, Rene; Muth, Doreen; Junglen, Sandra; Müller, Marcel A; Haas, Walter; Guberina, Hana; Röhnisch, Tim; Schmid-Wendtner, Monika; Aldabbagh, Souhaib; Dittmer, Ulf; Gold, Hermann; Graf, Petra; Bonin, Frank; Rambaut, Andrew; Wendtner, Clemens-Martin
    Clinical features and virological analysis of a case of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus infection
    In: The Lancet Infectious Diseases Vol. 13 (2013) Nr. 9, pp. 745 - 751
    ISSN: 1474-4457; 1473-3099