• SFB 1328

    Adenine Nucleotides in Immunity and Inflammation

  • SFB Retreat 2022 Timmendorfer Strand

  • SFB Retreat 2022 Timmendorfer Strand

  • SFB1328 Retreat 2021

    26th - 28th of May 2021




For direct access to project movies please click on the following links: A01, A02A03A04, A05A06, A07A10, A11A12, A13, A14 and A15.


Extracellular and intracellular adenine nucleotides (AN) impact on all central processes in biology and medicine. AN are essential and ubiquitous signaling molecules involved in regulating universal cellular processes, including (i) cell-cell communication and (ii) intracellular signaling. 

Unresolved issues regarding the signaling function of extracellular AN in inflammation, e.g. adenosine triphosphate (ATP) or nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD), relate to the timing and location of their release, their conversion by ecto-enzymes, and their biological role within the balance of inflammatory processes. Likewise, the precise role of intracellular AN second messengers, e.g. nicotinic acid adenine dinucleotide phosphate (NAADP) or 3’,5’-cyclic adenosine monophosphate (cAMP), in the spatio-temporal control of signaling processes by forming or modulating microdomains with their metabolizing enzymes, specific binding proteins or receptors, or target ion channels remains largely unknown. 

The central goal of the research consortium is to further our understanding of the regulatory roles of AN and their kinetics in the context of inflammatory diseases. Specific aims relate to (i) modulation of the balance between pro- and anti-inflammatory processes by AN converting ecto-nucleotidases and purinergic receptors, and to (ii) AN-driven intracellular calcium signaling and cAMP signaling in inflammation.


Congratulations to M.Sc. Maximilian Sandmann (Project A18) for being awarded with Poster Award at the Helmholtz-Institut für Pharmazeutische Forschung Saarland (HIPS) Symposium on pharmaceutical sciences devoted to infection research!


Congratulations to now PD Dr. Björn-Philipp Diercks from Project A02 for successfully finishing his Habilitation entitled "Starting an adaptive immune response - formation of initial Ca2+ microdomains in T Cells“!

For further announcements see:


Winzer R, Serracant-Prat A, Brock VJ, Pinto-Espinoza C, Rissiek B, Amadi M, Eich N, Rissiek A, Schneider E, Magnus T, Guse AH, Diercks BP, Koch-Nolte F, Tolosa E. P2X7 is expressed on human innate-like T lymphocytes and mediates susceptibility to ATP-induced cell death. Eur J Immunol. 2022 Nov;52(11):1805-1818.

Niemann B*, Haufs-Brusberg S*, Puetz L, Feickert M, Jaeckstein MY, Hoffmann A, Zurkovic J, Heine M, Trautmann EM, Müller CE, Tönjes A, Schlein C, Jafari A, Eltzschig HK, Gnad T, Blüher M, Krahmer N, Kovacs P, Heeren J, Pfeifer A. Apoptotic brown adipocytes enhance energy expenditure via extracellular inosine. Nature. 609(7926):361-368

Benzi A, Spinelli S, Sturla L, Heine M, Fischer AW, Koch-Nolte F, Mittrücker HW, Guse AH, De Flora A, Heeren J, Bruzzone S. Role of Liver CD38 in the Regulation of Metabolic Pathways during Cold-Induced Thermogenesis in Mice. Cells. 2022 Nov 28;11(23):3812. 

Guse AH. NAADP-Evoked Ca2+ Signaling: The DUOX2-HN1L/JPT2-Ryanodine Receptor 1 Axis. Handb Exp Pharmacol. 2022 Nov 29.

Guse AH. Tuning TPC2. Cell Calcium. 2022 Dec;108:102653

Hassani Nia F, Woike D, Bento I, Niebling S, Tibbe D, Schulz K, Hirnet D, Skiba M, Hönck HH, Veith K, Günther C, Scholz T, Bierhals T, Driemeyer J, Bend R, Failla AV, Lohr C, Alai MG, Kreienkamp HJ. Structural deficits in key domains of Shank2 lead to alterations in postsynaptic nanoclusters and to a neurodevelopmental disorder in humans. Mol Psychiatry. 2022 Nov 30. 

Sieckmann K, Winnerling N, Huebecker M, Leyendecker P, Juliana Silva Ribeiro D, Gnad T, Pfeifer A, Wachten D, Hansen JN. AdipoQ-a simple, open-source software to quantify adipocyte morphology and function in tissues and in vitro. Mol Biol Cell. 2022 Oct 1;33(12):br22.

Heyer A, Günther T, Robitaille A, Lütgehetmann M, Addo MM, Jarczak D, Kluge S, Aepfelbacher M, Schulze Zur Wiesch J, Fischer N, Grundhoff A. Remdesivir-induced emergence of SARS-CoV2 variants in patients with prolonged infection. Cell Rep Med. 2022 Sep 20;3(9):100735.

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University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf 
Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Cell Biology 
Martinistrasse 52
20246 Hamburg

Scientific Coordinator

Dr. Björn-Philipp Diercks
Fon: +49  (0) 40 7410 54338
E-Mail: b.diercks©uke.de


Laura Mitsching
Fon: +49  (0) 40 7410 50301
E-Mail: l.mitsching©uke.de