Dr. rer. nat. Torsten Viergutz

+49 38208 68-752
Leibniz Institute for Farm Animal Biology (FBN)
Institute of Reproductive Biology
Service Group Cytometry
Wilhelm-Stahl-Allee 2
18196 Dummerstorf

Research interests

Oxidative stress, follicular dysfunction, bovine system, lipid metabolism, cell signalling and pathways, apoptosis and proliferation, flow cytometry

Professional Activities

Member of the executive board of the Council of the German Society of Cytometry, DGfZ


Lapp, R.; Vernunft, A.; Röttgen, V.; Viergutz, T.; Weitzel, J. M. (2020):
Induction of cystic ovarian follicles (COFs) in cattle by using an intrafollicular injection of indomethacin. J Reprod Develop 66 (2): 181-188
Martorell Ribera, J.; Nipkow, M.; Viergutz, T.; Brunner, R. M.; Bochert, R.; Koll, R.; Goldammer, T.; Gimsa, U.; Rebl, A. (2020):
Early response of salmonid head-kidney cells to stress hormones and toll-like receptor ligands. Fish Shellfish Immun 98: 950-961
Bornhöfft, K.; Martorell Ribera, J.; Viergutz, T.; Venuto, M.; Gimsa, U.; Galuska, S. P.; Rebl, A. (2020):
Characterization of sialic acid-binding immunoglobulin-type lectins in fish reveals teleost-specific structures and expression patterns. Cells-Basel (https://doi.org/10.3390/cells9040836)
Rasch, I.; Görs, S.; Tuchscherer, A; Viegutz, T.; Metges, C. C.; Kuhla, B. (2020):
Substitution of dietary sulfur amino acids by DL-2-hydroxy-4-methylthiobutyric acid reduces fractional glutathione synthesis in weaned piglets. J Nutr 150 (4): 722-729
Sharma, A.; Baddela, V. S.; Roettgen, V.; Vernunft, A.; Viergutz, T.; Dannenberger, D.; Hammon, H. M.; Schoen, J.; Vanselow, J. (2020):
Effects of dietary fatty acids on bovine oocyte competence and granulosa cells. Front Endocrinol 11: 87, 1-12
Sharma, A.; Baddela, V. S.; Becker, F.; Dannenberger, D.; Viergutz, T.; Vanselow, J. (2019):
Elevated free fatty acids affect bovine granulosa cell function: a molecular cue for compromised reproduction during negative energy balance. Endocr Connect 8 (5): 493-505
Revskij, D; Haubold, S.S; Viergutz, T.; Kröger-Koch, C.; Tuchscherer, A; Kirchberger, H.S.; Rychlik, M.; Tröscher, A.; Hammon, H. M.; Schuberth, H.-J.; Mielenz, M. (2019):
Dietary fatty acids affect red blood cell membrane composition and red blood cell ATP release in dairy cows. Int J Mol Sci 20: 2769, 1-19
Bornhöfft, K.; Rebl, A.; Gallagher, M.E.; Viergutz, T.; Zlatina, K.; Reid, C.; Galuska, S. P. (2019):
Sialylated cervical mucins inhibit the activation of neutrophils to form neutrophil extracellular traps in bovine in vitro model. Front Immunol 10: 2478, 1-15
Bornhöfft, K.; Viergutz, T.; Kühnle, A.; Galuska, S. P. (2019):
Nanoparticles equipped with 2,8-linked sialic acid chains inhibit the release of neutrophil extracellular traps. Nanomaterials-Basel 9 (4): 610, 1-16
Baddela, V. S.; Koczan, D.; Viergutz, T.; Vernunft, A.; Vanselow, J. (2018):
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 474: 201-213
Meese, S.; Gimsa, U.; Röntgen, M.; Weitzel, J. M.; Tuchscherer, A; Miersch, C.; Vernunft, A.; Viergutz, T.; Kreuzer, M.; Schwarm, A. (2018):
Effect of immune modulators and lactation number on in vitro proliferation of lymphocytes from non-pregnant dairy heifers and cows. Can J Anim Sci 98 (4): 898-901
Vernunft, A.; Boldt, A.; Viergutz, T.; Weitzel, J. M. (2018):
Beziehungen zwischen Plasma Anti-Müller-Hormon (AMH) Konzentrationen von Holstein-Färsen und ihren späteren Fruchtbarkeitsparametern als Milchkuh. Zuchtungskunde 90 (4): 280-292
Baddela, V. S.; Sharma, A.; Viergutz, T.; Koczan, D.; Vanselow, J. (2018):
Low oxygen levels induce early luteinization associated changes in bovine granulosa cells. Front Physiol 9: 1066, 1-15
Baddela, V. S.; Sharma, A.; Koczan, D.; Viergutz, T.; Vernunft, A.; Vanselow, J. (2018):
mRNA microarraydata of FACS purified bovine small and large luteal cells. Data in brief 19: 737-742
Miersch, C.; Stange, K.; Hering, S.; Kolisek, M.; Viergutz, T.; Röntgen, M. (2017):
Molecular and functional heterogeneity of early postnatal porcine satellite cell populations is associated with bioenergetic profile. Sci Rep-UK 7: 45052, 1-14
Weitzel, J. M.; Viergutz, T.; Albrecht, E; Bruckmaier, R.; Schmicke, M.; Tuchscherer, A; Koch, F.; Kuhla, B. (2017):
Hepatic thyroid signaling of heat-stressed late pregnant and early lactating cows. J Endocrinol 234 (2): 129-141
Yenuganti, V.; Viergutz, T.; Vanselow, J. (2016):
Oleic acid induces specific alterations in the morphology, gene expression and steroid hormone production of cultured bovine granulosa cells. Gen Comp Endocr 232: 134-144
Richter, C.; Viergutz, T.; Schwerin, M.; Weitzel, J. M. (2015):
Prostaglandin E Synthase Interacts with Inducible Heat Shock Protein 70 After Heat Stress in Bovine Primary Dermal Fibroblast Cells. Cytom Part A 87 (1): 61-67
Vernunft, A.; Schwerhoff, M.; Viergutz, T.; Diederich, M.; Kuwer, A. (2015):
Anti-Muellerian hormone levels in plasma of Holstein-Friesian heifers as a predictive parameter for ovum pick-up and embryo production outcomes. J Reprod Develop 61 (1): 74-79
Jaeger, A.; Fröhlich, M.; Klum, S.; Lantow, Margareta; Viegutz, T.; Weiss, D. G.; Kriehuber, R. (2015):
Characterization of apoptosis signaling cascades during the differentiation process of human neural ReNcell VM progenitor cells in vitro. Cell Mol Neurobiol 35 (8): 1203-1216