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Selected Publications Energy homeostasis


  • Leibold S, Bagivalu Lakshminarasimha A., Gremse F., Hammerschmidt M., Michel M. (2022) Long-term obesogenic diet leads to metabolic phenotypes which are not exacerbated by catch-up growth in zebrafish. PLoS One 17, e0267933
  • Bagivalu Lakshminarasimha A., Puvvada M., Hammerschmidt M, Michel M. (2022). Leptin modulates oocyte maturation by a central and a direct pathway in zebrafish. J. Endocrinol. 254, 1-12
  • Reinoss, P., Ciglieri, E., Minere, M., Bremser, S., Klein, A., Löhr, H., Fuller, P.M., Büschges, A., Kloppenburg, P., Fenselau, H., and Hammerschmidt, M. (2020). Hypothalamic Pomc neurons innervate the spinal cord and modulate the excitability of premotor circuits. Curr. Biol. 30, 4579-4593
  • Löhr, H., Hess, S., Pereira, MMA., Reinoß, P., Leibold, S., Schenkel, C., Wunderlich, C.M., Kloppenburg, P., Brüning, J.C., Hammerschmidt M. (2018). Diet-Induced Growth Is Regulated via Acquired Leptin Resistance and Engages a Pomc-Somatostatin-Growth Hormone Circuit. Cell Rep. 2018 May 8;23(6):1728-1741.
  • Leibold, S. and Hammerschmidt, M. (2015). Long-term hyperphagia and caloric restriction caused by low- or high-density husbandry have differential effects on zebrafish postembryonic development, somatic growth, fat accumulation and reproduction.
  • Miyares, R.L., Stein, C., Renisch, B., Anderson, J.L., Hammerschmidt, M.* and Farber, S.A.* (2013). Long-chain Acyl-CoA synthetase regulates Smad activity and dorsoventral patterning in the zebrafish embryo. Dev. Cell 27: 635-647  (*joint corresponding authors)
  • Liu, F., Pogoda, H.-M., Pearson, C.A., Ohyama, K., Löhr, H., Hammerschmidt, M.* and Placzek, M.* (2013).  Direct and indirect roles of Fgf3 and Fgf10 in innervation and vascularisation of the vertebrate hypothalamic neurohypophysis. Development 140: 1111-1122  (*joint corresponding authors)
  • Löhr, H. and Hammerschmidt, M. (2011). Zebrafish in the endocrine systems – recent advances and implications for human disease. Annu. Rev. Physiol. 73: 183-211
  • Pogoda, H.-M. and Hammerschmidt, M. (2009). How to make a teleost adenohypophysis: molecular pathways of pituitary development in zebrafish. Mol. Cell. Endocrinol. 312: 2-13


  • Pogoda, H.-M., von der Hardt, S., Herzog, W., Kramer, C., Schwarz, H. and Hammerschmidt, M. (2006). The proneural gene ascl1a is required for endocrine differentiation and cell survival in the zebrafish adenohypophysis. Development 133: 1079-1089
  • Nica, G., Herzog, W., Sonntag, C., Nowak, M., Schwarz, H., Zapata, A.G. and Hammerschmidt, M. (2006). Eya1 is required for lineage-specific differentiation, but not for cell survival in the zebrafish adenohypophysis. Dev. Biol. 292: 189-204
  • Nica, G., Herzog, W., Sonntag, C. and Hammerschmidt, M. (2004). Zebrafish pit1 mutants lack three pituitary cell types and develop severe dwarfism. Mol. Endocrinol. 18: 1196-1209.
  • Herzog, W., Sonntag. C., Roehl, H. H., Varga, Z. and Hammerschmidt, M. (2004). Fgf3 signaling from the ventral diencephalon is required for early specification and subsequent survival of the zebrafish adenohypophysis. Development 131: 3681-3692.
  • Herzog, W., Sonntag, C., Walderich, B., Odenthal, J., Maischein, H.-M., Tuebingen 2000 screen consortium and Hammerschmidt, M. (2004). Genetic analysis of adenohypophysis formation in zebrafish. Mol. Endocrinol. 18: 1185-1195.