ZFIN ID: ZDB-PERS-111110-8
Helker, Christian
Email: christian.helker@mpi-muenster.mpg.de
Affiliation: Helker Lab


Boezio, G.L., Bensimon-Brito, A., Piesker, J., Guenther, S., Helker, C.S., Stainier, D.Y. (2020) Endothelial TGF-β signaling instructs smooth muscle cell development in the cardiac outflow tract. eLIFE. 9:
Helker, C.S., Eberlein, J., Wilhelm, K., Sugino, T., Malchow, J., Schuermann, A., Baumeister, S., Kwon, H.B., Maischein, H.M., Potente, M., Herzog, W., Stainier, D.Y. (2020) Apelin signaling drives vascular endothelial cells towards a pro-angiogenic state. eLIFE. 9:
Kwon, H.B., Mackie, D.I., Bonnavion, R., Mercier, A.L., Helker, C.S.M., Son, T., Guenter, S., Serafin, D.S., Kim, K.W., Offermanns, S., Caron, K.M., Stainier, D.Y.R. (2020) The Orphan G-Protein Coupled Receptor 182 Is a Negative Regulator of Definitive Hematopoiesis through Leukotriene B4 Signaling. ACS pharmacology & translational science. 3:676-689
Bensimon-Brito, A., Ramkumar, S., Boezio, G.L.M., Guenther, S., Kuenne, C., Helker, C.S.M., Sánchez-Iranzo, H., Iloska, D., Piesker, J., Pullamsetti, S., Mercader, N., Beis, D., Stainier, D.Y.R. (2019) TGF-β Signaling Promotes Tissue Formation during Cardiac Valve Regeneration in Adult Zebrafish. Developmental Cell. 52(1):9-20.e7
Marín-Juez, R., El-Sammak, H., Helker, C.S.M., Kamezaki, A., Mullapuli, S.T., Bibli, S.I., Foglia, M.J., Fleming, I., Poss, K.D., Stainier, D.Y.R. (2019) Coronary Revascularization During Heart Regeneration Is Regulated by Epicardial and Endocardial Cues and Forms a Scaffold for Cardiomyocyte Repopulation. Developmental Cell. 51:503-515.e4
Mullapudi, S.T., Boezio, G.L.M., Rossi, A., Marass, M., Matsuoka, R.L., Matsuda, H., Helker, C.S.M., Yang, Y.H.C., Stainier, D.Y.R. (2019) Disruption of the pancreatic vasculature in zebrafish affects islet architecture and function. Development (Cambridge, England). 146(21):
Helker, C.S.M., Mullapudi, S.T., Mueller, L.M., Preussner, J., Tunaru, S., Skog, O., Kwon, H.B., Kreuder, F., Lancman, J.J., Bonnavion, R., Dong, P.D.S., Looso, M., Offermanns, S., Korsgren, O., Spagnoli, F.M., Stainier, D.Y.R. (2019) Whole organism small molecule screen identifies novel regulators of pancreatic endocrine development. Development (Cambridge, England). 146(14):
Mullapudi, S.T., Helker, C.S., Boezio, G.L., Maischein, H.M., Sokol, A.M., Guenther, S., Matsuda, H., Kubicek, S., Graumann, J., Yang, Y.H.C., Stainier, D.Y. (2018) Screening for insulin-independent pathways that modulate glucose homeostasis identifies androgen receptor antagonists. eLIFE. 7:
Matsuoka, R.L., Marass, M., Avdesh, A., Helker, C.S., Maischein, H.M., Grosse, A.S., Kaur, H., Lawson, N.D., Herzog, W., Stainier, D.Y. (2016) Radial glia regulate vascular patterning around the developing spinal cord. eLIFE. 5
Pestel, J., Ramadass, R., Gauvrit, S., Helker, C., Herzog, W., Stainier, D.Y. (2016) Real-time 3D visualization of cellular rearrangements during cardiac valve formation. Development (Cambridge, England). 143:2217-27
Kwon, H.B., Wang, S., Helker, C.S., Rasouli, S.J., Maischein, H.M., Offermanns, S., Herzog, W., Stainier, D.Y. (2016) In vivo modulation of endothelial polarization by Apelin receptor signalling. Nature communications. 7:11805
Schuermann, A., Helker, C.S., Herzog, W. (2015) Metallothionein 2 regulates endothelial cell migration through transcriptional regulation of vegfc expression. Angiogenesis. 18(4):463-75
Helker, C.S., Schuermann, A., Pollmann, C., Chng, S.C., Kiefer, F., Reversade, B., Herzog, W. (2015) The hormonal peptide Elabela guides angioblasts to the midline during vasculogenesis. eLIFE. 4
Schuermann, A., Helker, C.S., Herzog, W. (2014) Angiogenesis in zebrafish. Seminars in cell & developmental biology. 31C:106-114
Hultin, S., Zheng, Y., Mojallal, M., Vertuani, S., Gentili, C., Balland, M., Milloud, R., Belting, H.G., Affolter, M., Helker, C.S., Adams, R.H., Herzog, W., Uhlen, P., Majumdar, A., Holmgren, L. (2014) AmotL2 links VE-cadherin to contractile actin fibres necessary for aortic lumen expansion. Nature communications. 5:3743
Jiang, Q., Lagos-Quintana, M., Liu, D., Shi, Y., Helker, C., Herzog, W., and le Noble, F. (2013) miR-30a Regulates Endothelial Tip Cell Formation and Arteriolar Branching. Hypertension (Dallas, Tex. : 1979). 62(3):592-8
Helker, C.S., Schuermann, A., Karpanen, T., Zeuschner, D., Belting, H.G., Affolter, M., Schulte-Merker, S., and Herzog, W. (2013) The zebrafish common cardinal veins develop by a novel mechanism: lumen ensheathment. Development (Cambridge, England). 140(13):2776-2786
Izumi, N., Helker, C., Ehling, M., Behrens, A., Herzog, W., and Adams, R.H. (2012) Fbxw7 controls angiogenesis by regulating endothelial notch activity. PLoS One. 7(7):e41116