Publications

Pathogenic Role of the Damage-Associated Molecular Patterns S100A8 and S100A9 in Coxsackievirus B3-Induced Myocarditis.
Circ Heart Fail 2017 Nov;10(11)
From the Department of Cardiology and Pneumology, Charité-Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Campus Virchow Klinikum, Germany (I.M., K.P., K.M., B.P., U.K., S.V.L., C.T., K.S.); Berlin-Brandenburg Center for Regenerative Therapies, Charité, University Medicine Berlin, Campus Virchow, Germany (I.M., K.P., K.M., K.S., S.V.L., C.T.); DZHK (German Center for Cardiovascular Research), Partner Site Berlin (I.M., K.P., B.P., S.V.L., C.T.); Department of Immunology, University of Münster, Germany (T.V.); Inherited Cardiovascular Diseases Unit, Barts Health NHS Trust, Barts Heart Centre, London, United Kingdom (K.S.); William Harvey Research Institute, Queen Mary University London, United Kingdom (K.S.); Department of Internal Medicine III, Center for Molecular and Translational Cardiology, University of Heidelberg, Germany (D.R., P.M.); DZHK, (German Center for Cardiovascular Research), partner site Heidelberg/Mannheim, Germany (P.M.); Institut Kardiale Diagnostik und Therapie (IKDT), Berlin, Germany (D.L.); and Department of Cardiology, Deutsches Herzzentrum Berlin (DHZB), Germany (B.P.).

Multimodality imaging approach in the diagnosis of chronic myocarditis with preserved left ventricular ejection fraction (MCpEF): The role of 2D speckle-tracking echocardiography.
Int J Cardiol 2017 Sep 16;243:374-378. Epub 2017 May 16.
Department of Internal Medicine and Cardiology, Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Campus Virchow Clinic, Berlin, Germany; German Centre for Cardiovascular Research (DZHK), Center: Berlin, Germany; Berlin-Brandenburg Center for Regenerative Therapies (BCRT), Berlin, Germany. Electronic address:

NOD2 (Nucleotide-Binding Oligomerization Domain 2) Is a Major Pathogenic Mediator of Coxsackievirus B3-Induced Myocarditis.
Circ Heart Fail 2017 Sep;10(9)
From the Department of Cardiology and Pneumology, Charité-Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Campus Virchow Klinikum, Germany (C.T., Y.X., K.S., F.S., B.P., U.K., S.V.L.); DZHK (German Center for Cardiovascular Research), partner site Berlin, Germany (C.T., I.M., K.P., B.P., S.V.L.); Berlin-Brandenburg Center for Regenerative Therapies, Charité, University Medicine Berlin, Campus Virchow, Germany (C.T., I.M., K.P., K.M., S.V.L.); Department of Applied Biochemistry, Institute of Biotechnology, Technische Universität Berlin, Germany (S.P., H.F.); Institut Kardiale Diagnostik und Therapie (IKDT), Berlin, Germany (D.L., H.-P.S.); Institut für Mikrobiologie und Infektionsmedizin, Campus Benjamin Franklin, Berlin, Germany (M.M.H., S.B.); and Department of Cardiology, Deutsches Herzzentrum Berlin (DHZB), Germany (B.P.).


Reversible transition from a hypertrophic to a dilated cardiomyopathy.
ESC Heart Fail 2016 Jun 9;3(2):138-142. Epub 2015 Dec 9.
Department of CardiologyCharité-University Medicine of Berlin, Campus Virchow KlinikumBerlinGermany; Berlin-Brandenburg Center for Regenerative Therapies (BCRT)Charité-University Medicine of Berlin, Campus Virchow KlinikumBerlinGermany; Deutsches Zentrum für Herz-Kreislaufforschung (DZHK)-Standort Berlin/CharitéBerlinGermany.

Update on Myocarditis and Inflammatory Cardiomyopathy: Reemergence of Endomyocardial Biopsy.
Rev Esp Cardiol (Engl Ed) 2016 Feb 12;69(2):178-87. Epub 2016 Jan 12.
Department of Cardiology, Charité Campus Virchow Klinikum (CVK), Berlin, Germany; Berliner Zentrum für Regenerative Therapien (BCRT), Campus Virchow Klinikum (CVK), Berlin, Germany; Deutsches Zentrum für Herz Kreislaufforschung (DZHK), Berlin/Charité, Berlin, Germany.

Complete Genome Sequence of Germline Chromosomally Integrated Human Herpesvirus 6A and Analyses Integration Sites Define a New Human Endogenous Virus with Potential to Reactivate as an Emerging Infection.
Viruses 2016 Jan 15;8(1). Epub 2016 Jan 15.
Department of Pathogen Molecular Biology, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, University of London, London WC1E 7HT, UK.



Adenine nucleotide translocase 1 expression affects enterovirus infection in human and murine hearts.
Int J Cardiol 2014 Apr 21;172(3):e449-52. Epub 2014 Jan 21.
Department of Cardiology & Pneumonology, Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Campus Benjamin Franklin, Hindenburgdamm 30, 12200 Berlin, Germany. Electronic address:

Single-target RNA interference for the blockade of multiple interacting proinflammatory and profibrotic pathways in cardiac fibroblasts.
J Mol Cell Cardiol 2014 Jan 12;66:141-56. Epub 2013 Nov 12.
Dept. of Cardiology and Pneumology, CharitéCentrum11 (Cardiovascular Medicine), CBF, Germany; Berlin Center for Regenerative Therapies (BCRT), Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Berlin, Germany. Electronic address:

High leptin and resistin expression in chronic heart failure: adverse outcome in patients with dilated and inflammatory cardiomyopathy.
Eur J Heart Fail 2012 Nov 4;14(11):1265-75. Epub 2012 Jul 4.
Department of Cardiology and Pneumology, Charité-Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Campus Benjamin Franklin, Germany.





Suspected chronic myocarditis at cardiac MR: diagnostic accuracy and association with immunohistologically detected inflammation and viral persistence.
Radiology 2008 Feb 7;246(2):401-9. Epub 2008 Jan 7.
Department of Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology and Nuclear Medicine, Charité, Campus Virchow Klinikum, Berlin, Germany.


Preamplification techniques for real-time RT-PCR analyses of endomyocardial biopsies.
BMC Mol Biol 2008 Jan 14;9. Epub 2008 Jan 14.
Department of Cardiology and Pneumonology, Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Campus Benjamin Franklin, 12200 Berlin, Germany.





Differential aspects of endothelial function of the coronary microcirculation considering myocardial virus persistence, endothelial activation, and myocardial leukocyte infiltrates.
Circulation 2005 Apr 4;111(14):1784-91. Epub 2005 Apr 4.
Charité Medical University Berlin, Campus Benjamin Franklin, Department of Cardiology, Hindenburgdamm 30, 12200 Berlin, Germany.

High prevalence of viral genomes and multiple viral infections in the myocardium of adults with "idiopathic" left ventricular dysfunction.
Circulation 2005 Feb 7;111(7):887-93. Epub 2005 Feb 7.
Charite-University Medicine Berlin, Campus Benjamin Franklin, Department of Cardiology and Pneumology, Hindenburgdamm 30, 12200 Berlin, Germany.

The humoral immune response in viral heart disease: characterization and pathophysiological significance of antibodies.
Med Microbiol Immunol 2004 May 4;193(2-3):115-9. Epub 2004 Feb 4.
Department of Internal Medicine/Cardiology, Benjamin Franklin Hospital, Charite-Medical School Berlin, Free University of Berlin, Hindenburgdamm 30, 12200 Berlin, Germany.



Immunoglobulin G3 cardiac myosin autoantibodies correlate with left ventricular dysfunction in patients with dilated cardiomyopathy: immunoglobulin G3 and clinical correlates.
Am Heart J 2002 Jun;143(6):1076-84
Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, National Heart and Lung Institute, Imperial College School of Medicine, Royal Brompton and Harefield Trust, Harefield Hospital, Middlesex, UK.

Cardiac migration of endogenous mesenchymal stromal cells in patients with inflammatory cardiomyopathy.
Mediators Inflamm 2015 28;2015:308185. Epub 2015 Feb 28.
Berlin-Brandenburg Center of Regenerative Therapies (BCRT), 13353 Berlin, Germany ; Department of Cardiology, Charité-University Medicine Berlin, Campus Rudolf Virchow, 13353 Berlin, Germany ; German Center for Cardiovascular Research (DZHK), 10117 Berlin, Germany.

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