Dr. Anna-Lena Volckmar

Research interests: 
  • Genetics of eating disorders
  • Molecular genetic aspects of weight regulation
  • ADHD research
Selected publications: 

Hoffmann C, Zimmermann A, Hinney A, Volckmar AL, Jarrett HW, Fromme T, Klingenspor M. A novel SP1/SP3 dependent intronic enhancer governing transcription of the UCP3 gene in brown adipocytes. PLoS One. 2013 Dec 31;8(12):e83426. 

Hinney A, Volckmar AL. Genetics of eating disorders. Curr Psychiatry Rep. 2013 Dec;15(12):423.

Hebebrand J, Hinney A, Knoll N, Volckmar AL, Scherag A. Molecular genetic aspects of weight regulation. Dtsch Arztebl Int. 2013 May;110(19):338-44.  Review.

Albayrak Ö, Pütter C, Volckmar AL, Cichon S, Hoffmann P, Nöthen MM, Jöckel KH, Schreiber S, Wichmann HE, Faraone SV, Neale BM, Herpertz-Dahlmann B, Lehmkuhl G, Sinzig J, Renner TJ, Romanos M, Warnke A, Lesch KP, Reif A, Schimmelmann BG, Scherag A, Hebebrand J, Hinney A; Psychiatric GWAS Consortium: ADHD Subgroup. Common obesity risk alleles in childhood attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder. Am J Med Genet B Neuropsychiatr Genet. 2013 Jun;162B(4):295-305.

Knoll N, Jarick I, Volckmar AL, Klingenspor M, Illig T, Grallert H, Gieger C, Wichmann HE, Peters A, Hebebrand J, Scherag A, Hinney A. Gene set of nuclear-encoded mitochondrial regulators is enriched for common inherited variation in obesity. PLoS One. 2013;8(2):e55884.

Hinney A, Volckmar AL, Knoll N. Melanocortin-4 receptor in energy homeostasis and obesity pathogenesis. Prog Mol Biol Transl Sci. 2013;114:147-91. Review.

Volckmar AL, Bolze F, Jarick I, Knoll N, Scherag A, Reinehr T, Illig T, Grallert H, Wichmann HE, Wiegand S, Biebermann H, Krude H, Fischer-Posovszky P, Rief W, Wabitsch M, Klingenspor M, Hebebrand J, Hinney A. Mutation screen in the GWAS derived obesity gene SH2B1 including functional analyses of detected variants. BMC Med Genomics. 2012 Dec 27;5:65.

Hinney A, Scherag A, Jarick I, Albayrak Ö, Pütter C, Pechlivanis S, Dauvermann MR, Beck S, Weber H, Scherag S, Nguyen TT, Volckmar AL, Knoll N, Faraone SV, Neale BM, Franke B, Cichon S, Hoffmann P, Nöthen MM, Schreiber S, Jöckel KH, Wichmann HE, Freitag C, Lempp T, Meyer J, Gilsbach S, Herpertz-Dahlmann B, Sinzig J, Lehmkuhl G, Renner TJ, Warnke A, Romanos M, Lesch KP, Reif A, Schimmelmann BG, Hebebrand J; Psychiatric GWAS Consortium: ADHD subgroup. Genome-wide association study in German patients with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder. Am J Med Genet B Neuropsychiatr Genet. 2011 Dec;156B(8):888-97.

Scherag A, Jarick I, Grothe J, Biebermann H, Scherag S, Volckmar AL, Vogel CI, Greene B, Hebebrand J, Hinney A. Investigation of a genome wide association signal for obesity: synthetic association and haplotype analyses at the melanocortin 4 receptor gene locus. PLoS One. 2010 Nov 15;5(11):e13967.

Hebebrand J, Volckmar AL, Knoll N, Hinney A. Chipping away the 'missing heritability': GIANT steps forward in the molecular elucidation of obesity - but still lots to go. Obes Facts. 2010 Oct;3(5):294-303.

University of Duisburg-Essen
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