Dr. rer. nat. Rainer Fürbaß

Institut für Fortpflanzungsbiologie

+49 38208 68-752
Leibniz-Institut für Nutztierbiologie (FBN)
Institut für Fortpflanzungsbiologie
Abteilung Experimentelle Reproduktionsbiologie
Wilhelm-Stahl-Allee 2
18196 Dummerstorf


Schuler, G; Fürbaß, R.; Klisch, K. (2018):
Placental contribution to the endocrinology of gestation and parturition. Anim Reprod 15 (Suppl. 1): 822-842
Chwalisz, M.; Fürbaß, R. (2014):
Evaluation of coding-independent functions of the transcribed bovine aromatase pseudogene CYP19P1. BMC Res Notes 7: 378-383
Polei, M.; Viergutz, T.; Tomek, W.; Schuler, G.; Fürbaß, R. (2014):
Estrogen-specific sulfotransferase (SULT1E1) in bovine placentomes: inverse levels of mRNA and protein in uninucleated trophoblast cells and trophoblast giant cells . Biol Reprod 91 (2): 48-56
Chwalisz, M.; Viergutz, T.; Tomek, W.; Schuler, G.; Fürbaß, R. (2014):
Estrogen-specific sulfotransferase SULT1E1 in bovine placentomes: predominant expression in uninucleated trophoblast cells balances the local availability of estrogens. In: 15th Day of the Doctoral Student : abstracts, 13 May 2014 Dummerstorf (Schriftenr
Vanselow, J.; Fürbaß, R. (2011):
The bovine genome contains three differentially methylated paralogous copies of the P450c17 encoding gene (CYP17A1). Gen Comp Endocr 170 (3): 475-479
Fürbaß, R.; Tomek, W.; Vanselow, J. (2010):
Upstream Stimulating Factors 1 and 2 Enhance Transcription from the Placenta-Specific Promoter 1.1 of the Bovine Cyp19 Gene. BMC Mol Biol 11: 5
Vanselow, J.; Fürbaß, R. (2010):
Epigenetic control of folliculogenesis and luteinization. Anim Reprod 7 (3): 134-139
Nimz, M.; Spitschak, M.; Fürbaß, R.; Vanselow, J. (2010):
The preovulatory luteinizing hormone surge is followed by downregulation of CYP19A1, HSD3B1 and CYP17A1 and chromatin condensation of the corresponding promoters in bovine follicles. Mol Reprod Dev 77: 1040-1048
Nimz, M.; Spitschak, M.; Schneider, F.; Fürbaß, R.; Vanselow, J. (2009):
Down-regulation of genes encoding steroidogenic enzymes and hormone receptors in late preovulatory follicles of the cow coincides with an accumulation of intrafollicular steroids. DOMEST ANIM ENDOCRIN 37 (1): 45-54
Vanselow, J.; Spitschak, M.; Nimz, M.; Fürbaß, R. (2009):
DNA methylation is not involved in preovulatory down-regulation of CYP11A1, HSD3B1, and CYP19A1 in bovine follicles but may have a role in permanent silencing of CYP19A1 in large granulosa lutein cells. Biol Reprod (https://dx.doi.org/10.1095/biolreprod.1
Fürbaß, R.; Selimyan, R.; Vanselow, J. (2008):
DNA methylation and chromatin accessibility of the proximal Cyp19 promoter region 1.5/2 correlate with expression levels in sheep placentomes. Mol Reprod Dev 75 (1): 1-7
Vanselow, J.; Fürbaß, R.; Tiemann, U. (2008):
Cultured bovine trophoblast cells differentially express genes encoding key steroid synthesis enzymes. Placenta 29 (6): 531-538
Vanselow, J.; Selimyan, R.; Fürbaß, R. (2008):
DNA methylation of placenta-specific Cyp19 promoters of cattle and sheep. Exp Clin Endocr Diab 116 (7): 437-442
Fürbaß, R.; Winter, A.; Fries, R.; Kühn, Ch. (2006):
Alleles of the bovine DGAT1 variable number of tandem repeat associated with a milk fat QTL at chromosome 14 can stimulate gene expression. Physiol Genomics 25 (1): 116-120
Vanselow, J.; Viergutz, T.; Fürbaß, R. (2006):
Repression of the aromatase gene (CYP19) during luteinization coincides with DANN methylation of a specific CpG dinucleotide within promoter 2. In: Proc. 8th World Congress on Genetics Applied to Livestock Production (Comm.11-11):
Vanselow, J.; Pöhland, R.; Fürbaß, R. (2005):
Promoter-2-derived Cyp19 expression in bovine granulosa cells coincides with gene-specific DNA hypo-methylation. Mol Cell Endocrinol 233 (1-2): 57-64
Freese, L.G.; Rehfeldt, C.; Fürbaß, R.; Kuhn, G.; Okamura, C.S.; Ender, K.; Grant, A.L.; Gerrard, D.E. (2005):
Exogenous somatotropin alters IGF axis in porcine endometrium and placenta. DOMEST ANIM ENDOCRIN 29 (3): 457-475
Vanselow, J.; Fürbaß, R.; Rehbock, F.; Klautschek, G.; Schwerin, M. (2004):
Cattle and sheep use different promoters to direct the expression of the aromatase cytochrome P450 encoding gene, Cyp19, during pregnancy. DOMEST ANIM ENDOCRIN 27 (2): 99-114
Fürbaß, R.; Said, H.; Schwerin, M.; Vanselow, J. (2001):
Chromatin structure of the bovine Cyp19 promoter 1.1: DNaseI hypersensitive sites and DNA hypomethylation correlate with placental expression. Eur J Biochem 268 (5): 1222-1227
Rehfeldt, C.; Kuhn, G.; Vanselow, J.; Fürbaß, R.; Fiedler, I.; Nürnberg, G.; Clelland, A.; Stickland, N. C.; Ender, K. (2001):
Maternal treatment with somatotropin during early gestation affects basic events of myogenesis in pigs. Cell Tissue Res 306 (3): 429-440