J Vanselow


Affiliation: Research Institute for the Biology of Farm Animals
Country: Germany


  1. Baufeld A, Koczan D, Vanselow J. L-lactate induces specific genome wide alterations of gene expression in cultured bovine granulosa cells. BMC Genomics. 2019;20:273 pubmed publisher
  2. Baddela V, Koczan D, Viergutz T, Vernunft A, Vanselow J. Global gene expression analysis indicates that small luteal cells are involved in extracellular matrix modulation and immune cell recruitment in the bovine corpus luteum. Mol Cell Endocrinol. 2018;474:201-213 pubmed publisher
    ..Overall, the current data offer a first and detailed insight into the functional roles of small and large luteal cells in the mature bovine corpus luteum. ..
  3. Baddela V, Baufeld A, Yenuganti V, Vanselow J, Singh D. Suitable housekeeping genes for normalization of transcript abundance analysis by real-time RT-PCR in cultured bovine granulosa cells during hypoxia and differential cell plating density. Reprod Biol Endocrinol. 2014;12:118 pubmed publisher
  4. Vanselow J, Kucia M, Langhammer M, Koczan D, Metges C. Maternal high-protein diet during pregnancy, but not during suckling, induced altered expression of an increasing number of hepatic genes in adult mouse offspring. Eur J Nutr. 2016;55:917-30 pubmed publisher
  5. Vanselow J, Nürnberg G, Koczan D, Langhammer M, Thiesen H, Reinsch N. Expression profiling of a high-fertility mouse line by microarray analysis and qPCR. BMC Genomics. 2008;9:307 pubmed publisher
    ..3) The present data will substantially help ongoing genetic association studies to identify candidate genes and causative mutations responsible for increased fertility performance in mice. ..
  6. Rudolf H, Nuernberg G, Koczan D, Vanselow J, Gempe T, Beye M, et al. On the relevance of technical variation due to building pools in microarray experiments. BMC Genomics. 2015;16:1027 pubmed publisher
  7. Yenuganti V, Viergutz T, Vanselow J. Oleic acid induces specific alterations in the morphology, gene expression and steroid hormone production of cultured bovine granulosa cells. Gen Comp Endocrinol. 2016;232:134-44 pubmed publisher
    ..Suggestively, these effects might be partly due to the reduced expression of FSHR and thus the reduced responsiveness to FSH stimulation. ..
  8. Baufeld A, Koczan D, Vanselow J. Induction of altered gene expression profiles in cultured bovine granulosa cells at high cell density. Reprod Biol Endocrinol. 2017;15:3 pubmed publisher
    ..Furthermore we hypothesize that specific cell-cell-interactions led to this differentiation including transformations necessary to promote angiogenesis. ..
  9. Baufeld A, Vanselow J. Lactate promotes specific differentiation in bovine granulosa cells depending on lactate uptake thus mimicking an early post-LH stage. Reprod Biol Endocrinol. 2018;16:15 pubmed publisher
    ..Therefore, we hypothesize that L-lactate acts as a signaling molecule in bovine and possibly other monovular species supporting differentiation during the folliculo-luteal transformation. ..

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  1. Vanselow J, Fürbass R, Tiemann U. Cultured bovine trophoblast cells differentially express genes encoding key steroid synthesis enzymes. Placenta. 2008;29:531-8 pubmed publisher
    ..The cells represent an in vitro model to study the regulation of key genes of placental progesterone and androgen but not of oestrogen biosynthesis. ..
  2. Vanselow J, Selimyan R, F rbass R. DNA methylation of placenta-specific Cyp19 promoters of cattle and sheep. Exp Clin Endocrinol Diabetes. 2008;116:437-42 pubmed publisher
  3. Vanselow J, Spitschak M, Nimz M, Fürbass R. DNA methylation is not involved in preovulatory down-regulation of CYP11A1, HSD3B1, and CYP19A1 in bovine follicles but may have a role in permanent silencing of CYP19A1 in large granulosa lutein cells. Biol Reprod. 2010;82:289-98 pubmed publisher
  4. Vanselow J, Fürbass R. The bovine genome contains three differentially methylated paralogous copies of the P450c17 encoding gene (CYP17A1). Gen Comp Endocrinol. 2011;170:475-9 pubmed publisher
    ..From these data we conclude that the bovine genome contains three paralogous copies of the CYP17A1 gene, of which two (CYP17A1b and CYP17A1x) might be silenced by epigenetic modification (promoter methylation). ..
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    Vanselow J, Zsolnai A, Fesus L, Fürbass R, Schwerin M. Placenta-specific transcripts of the aromatase encoding gene include different untranslated first exons in sheep and cattle. Eur J Biochem. 1999;265:318-24 pubmed
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    Vanselow J, Pohland R, Fürbass R. Promoter-2-derived Cyp19 expression in bovine granulosa cells coincides with gene-specific DNA hypo-methylation. Mol Cell Endocrinol. 2005;233:57-64 pubmed
    ..The data suggest that promoter-2-derived high-level expression but not promoter-1.1-derived low-level expression of Cyp19 might be controlled by cell-type-specific DNA methylation. ..
  7. Yenuganti V, Vanselow J. Cultured bovine granulosa cells rapidly lose important features of their identity and functionality but partially recover under long-term culture conditions. Cell Tissue Res. 2017;368:397-403 pubmed publisher
    ..We conclude that only long-term culture conditions (>4 days) allow the cells to recover from plating stress and to re-acquire characteristic granulosa cell features. ..
  8. Yenuganti V, Vanselow J. Oleic acid induces down-regulation of the granulosa cell identity marker FOXL2, and up-regulation of the Sertoli cell marker SOX9 in bovine granulosa cells. Reprod Biol Endocrinol. 2017;15:57 pubmed publisher
    ..This novel mechanism may be causally involved in postpartum fertility problems of lactating dairy cows. ..
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    Vanselow J, Fürbass R, Rehbock F, Klautschek G, Schwerin M. Cattle and sheep use different promoters to direct the expression of the aromatase cytochrome P450 encoding gene, Cyp19, during pregnancy. Domest Anim Endocrinol. 2004;27:99-114 pubmed
    ..1 derived transcripts. Contrary to the bovine, the sheep corpus luteum also showed considerable P1.5 derived expression. This demonstrates that cattle and sheep use different promoters to direct Cyp19 expression during pregnancy. ..
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    Vanselow J, Fürbass R, Zsolnai A, Kalbe C, Said H, Schwerin M. Expression of the aromatase cytochrome P450 encoding gene in cattle and sheep. J Steroid Biochem Mol Biol. 2001;79:279-88 pubmed
    ..The co-localisation of an E-box element within one of the placenta-specific HS suggests that this element is important for Cyp19 expression in the bovine placenta. ..