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  • Nitezki T, Kleuser B, Krämer S. Fatal gastric distension in a gold thioglucose mouse model of obesity. Lab Anim. 2018 Oct 5:23677218803384. doi:10.1177/0023677218803384. [Epub ahead of print]
  • Hornung J, Nitezki T, Krämer S. Zieht die Schubladen auf! Ein Appell zur Veröffentlichung von Negativ-Ergebnissen in der tierbasierten Forschung. Berl Münch Tierärztl Wochenschr. 2018 June 20; doi: 10.2376/0005-9366-17093. [Epub ahead of print]
  • Kwanbunjan K, Panprathip P, Phosat C, Chumpathat N, Wechjakwen N, Puduang S, Auyyuenyong R, Henkel I, Schweigert FJ. Association of retinal binding protein 4 and transthyretin with triglyceride levels and insulin resistance in rural thais with high type 2 diabetes risk. BMC Endocr Disord. 2018 May 10; 18(1):26. doi: 10.1186/s12902-018-0254-2.
  • Nitezki T, Schulz N, Krämer S. Color matters: They would choose if they could (see)! Lab Anim. 2018 Jan 1:23677218766370. doi: 10.1177/0023677218766370. [Epub ahead of print].
  • Shahid M, Manchi G, Brunnberg L, Raila J: Use of proteomic analysis to determine the protein constituents of synovial fluid samples from the stifle joints of dogs with and without osteoarthritis secondary to cranial cruciate ligament rupture. Am J Vet Res. 2018 Apr; 79(4):379-403. doi: 10.2460/ajvr.79.4.397.
  • Karuwanarint P, Phonat B, Tungtrongchitr A, Suriyaprom K, Chuengsamarn S, Schweigert FJ, Tungtrongchitr R. Vitamin D-binding protein and its polymorphisms as a predictor for metabolic syndrome. Biomark Med. 2018 Mar 5; doi: 10.2217/bmm-2018-0029. [Epub ahead of print].


  • Shahid M, Manchi G, Slunsky P, Naseer O, Fatima A, Brunnberg L, Raila J: A systemic review of existing serological possibilities to diagnose canine osteoarthritis with a particular focus on extracellular matrix proteoglycans and protein. Pol J Vet Sci. 2017 Mar 28; 20(1):189-201. doi: 10.1515/pjvs-2017-0024.
  • Alicke M, Boakye-Appiah JK, Abdul-Jalil I, Henze A, van der Giet M, Schulze MB, Schweigert FJ, Mockenhaupt FP, Bedu-Addo G, Danquah I: Adolescent health in rural Ghana: A cross-sectional study on the co-occurrence of infectious diseases, malnutrition and cardio-metabolic risk factors. PLoS One. 2017 Jul 20; 12(7):e0180436. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0180436.
  • Auyyuenyong R, Henze A, Ungru J, Schweigert FJ, Raila J, Vervuert I: Determination of lipid profiles in serum of obese ponies before and after weight reduction by using multi-one-dimensional thin-layer chromatography. Res Vet Sci. 2017; 117:111-117. doi: 10.1016/j.rvsc.2017.11.013. [Epub ahead of print]
  • Fruscalzo A, Frommer J, Londero AP, Henze A, Schweigert FJ, Nofer JR, Steinhard J, Klockenbusch W, Schmitz R, Raila J. First trimester TTR-RBP4-ROH complex and angiogenic factors in the prediction of small for gestational age infant's outcome. Arch Gynecol Obstet. 2017 May; 295(5):1157-1165. doi: 10.1007/s00404-017-4338-4. 
  • Islam KMS, Khalil M, Männer K, Raila J, Rawel H, Zentek J, Schweigert FJ. Lutein Specific Relationships among Some Spectrophotometric and Colorimetric Parameters of Chicken Egg Yolk. J Poult Sci, 2017; 54(4): 271-277. doi: 10.2141/jpsa.0160065  
  • Raila J, Kawashima C, Sauerwein H, Hülsmann N, Knorr C, Myamoto A, Schweigert FJ. Validation of blood vitamin A concentrations in cattle: comparison of a new cow-side test (iCheck™ FLUORO) with high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC). BMC Vet Res. 2017 May 10; 13(1):126. doi: 10.1186/s12917-017-1042-3


  • Reeg S, Jung T, Castro JP, Davies KJ, Henze A, Grune T: The molecular chaperone HSP70 promotes the proteolytic removal of oxidatively damaged proteins by the proteasome. Free Radic Biol Med. 2016 Oct;99:153-166 
  • Paßlack N, Schmiedchen B, Raila J, Schweigert FJ, Stumpff F, Kohn B, Neumann K, Zentek J: Impact of Increasing Dietary Calcium Levels on Calcium Excretion and Vitamin D Metabolites in the Blood of Healthy Adult Cats. PLoS One. 2016 Feb;11(2):e0149190.
  • Schmiedchen B, Longardt AC, Loui A, Bührer C, Raila J, Schweigert FJ: Effect of vitamin A supplementation on the urinary retinol excretion in very low birth weight infants. Eur J Pediatr. 2016 Mar;175(3):365-72.
  • Kawashima C, Ito N, Nagashima S, Matsui M, Sawada K, Schweigert FJ, Miyamoto A, Kida K: Influence of hepatic load from far-off dry period to early postpartum period on the first postpartum ovulation and accompanying subsequent fertility in dairy. J Reprod Dev. 2016 Mar. [Epub ahead of print].
  • Islam KM, Khalil M, Männer K, Raila J, Rawel H, Zentek J, Schweigert FJ: Effect of dietary α-tocopherol on the bioavailability of lutein in laying hen. J Anim Physiol Anim Nutr (Berl). 2016 Apr. [Epub ahead of print].
  • Brenten T, Morris PJ, Salt C, Raila J, Kohn B, Schweigert FJ, Zentek J. Age-associated and breed-associated variations in haematological and biochemical variables in young labrador retriever and miniature schnauzer dogs. Vet Rec Open. 2016 May;3(1):e000166.
  • Henze A, Homann T, Rohn I, Aschner M, Link CD, Kleuser B, Schweigert FJ, Schwerdtle T, Bornhorst J. Caenorhabditis elegans as a model system to study post-translational modifications of human transthyretin. Sci Rep. 2016 Nov 21;6:37346.
  • Raila J, Schweigert FJ, Stanitznig A, Lambacher B, Franz S, Baldermann S, Wittek T.  No detectable carotenoid concentrations in serum of llamas and alpacas. J Anim Physiol Anim Nutr (Berl). 2016 Nov 9. [Epub ahead of print]


  • Islam KM, Schweigert FJ: Comparison of three spectrophotometric methods for analysis of egg yolk carotenoids. Food Chem. 2015 Apr;172:233-7
  • Kana-Sop MM, Gouado I, Achu MB, Van Camp J, Amvam Zollo PH, Schweigert FJ, Oberleans D, Ekoe T: The Influence of Iron and Zinc Supplementation on the Bioavailability of Provitamin A Carotenoids from Papaya Following Consumption of a Vitamin A-Deficient Diet. J Nutr Sci Vitaminol (Tokyo). 2015;61(3):205-14
  • Danquah I, Dobrucky CL, Frank LK, Henze A, Amoako YA, Bedu-Addo G, Raila J, Schulze MB, Mockenhaupt FP, Schweigert FJ: Vitamin A: potential misclassification of vitamin A status among patients with type 2 diabetes and hypertension in urban Ghana. Am J Clin Nutr. 2015 Jul;102(1):207-14
  • Fruscalzo A, Londero AP, Driul L, Henze A, Tonutti L, Ceraudo, M, Zanotti G, Berni R, Schweigert FJ, Raila J: First trimester concentrations of the TTR-RBP4-retinol complex components as early markers of insulin-treated gestational diabetes mellitus. Clin Chem Lab Med. 2015 Sep 1;53(10):1643-51
  • Henze A, Homann T, Serteser M, Can O, Senzgin O, Coskun A, Unsal I, Schweigert FJ, Ozpinar A: Post-translational modifications of transthyretin affect the triiodonine-binding potential. J Cell Mol Med. 2015 Feb;19(2):359-70


  • Kana Sop MM, Gouado I, Schweigert FJ, van Camp J, Donald O, Amvom Zollo PH, Ekoe T: Iron and zinc serum levels in young adult cameroonians after supplementation in poor vitamin a and controlled diets. J Food Sci Eng.2014;4:184-195
  • Schmiedchen B, Longardt AC, Bührer C, Raila J, Loui A, Schweigert FJ: The relative dose response test based on retinol-binding protein 4 is not suitable to assess vitamin A status in very low birth weight infants. Neonatology. 2014;105(2):155-60
  • Longardt AC, Schmiedchen B, Raila J, Schweigert FJ, Obladen M, Bührer C, Loui A: Characterization of the vitamin A transport in preterm infants after repeated high-dose vitamin A injections.  Eur J Clin Nutr. 2014 Dec;68(12):1300-4
  • Raila J, Schweigert FJ, Kohn B: Relationship between urinary Tamm-Horsfall protein excretion and renal function in dogs with naturally occurring renal disease. Vet Clin Pathol. 2014 Jun;43(2):261-5
  • Brenten T, Morris PJ, Salt C, Raila J, Kohn B, Brunnberg L, Schweigert FJ, Zentek J: Energy intake, growth rate and body composition of young Labrador Retrievers and Miniature Schnauzers fed different dietary levels of vitamin A. Br J Nutr. 2014 Jun 28;111(12):2104-11


  • Muenzner M, Tuvia N, Deutschmann C, Witte N, Tolkachov A, Valai A, Henze A, Sander LE, Raila J, Schupp M: Retinol-binding protein 4 and its membrane receptor STRA6 control adipogenesis by regulating cellular retinoid homeostasis and retinoic acid receptor α activity. Mol Cell Biol. 2013 Oct;33(20):4068-82
  • Henze A, Raila J, Scholze A, Zidek W, Tepel M, Schweigert FJ: Does N-acetylcysteine modulate post-translational modifications of transthyretin in hemodialysis patients? Antioxid Redox Signal. 2013 Oct 10;19(11):1166-72
  • Espe K, Raila J, Henze A, Blouin K, Schneider A, Schmiedeke D, Krane V, Pilz S, Schweigert FJ, Hocher B, Wanner C, Drechsler C: Low plasma α-tocopherol concentrations and adverse clinical outcomes in diabetic hemodialysis patients. Clin J Am Soc Nephrol. 2013 Mar;8(3):452-8
  • Klein J, Darvin ME, Meinke MC, Schweigert FJ, Müller KE, Lademann J: Analyses of the correlation between dermal and blood carotenoids in female cattle by optical methods. J Biomed Opt. 2013 Jun;18(6):061219


  • Piechotta M, Raila J, Beyerbach M, Rick M, Hoppen HO: Serum transthyretin concentration is decreased in dogs with nonthyroidal illness. Vet Clin Pathol. 2012 Mar;41(1):110-3
  • Bechir M, Schelling E, Kraemer K, Schweigert FJ, Bonfoh B, Crump L, Tanner M, Zinsstag J: Retinol assessment among women and children in sahelian mobile pastoralists. Ecohealth. 2012 Jun;9(2):113-21
  • Rohner F, Garret GS, Laillou A, Frey SK, Mothes R, Schweigert FJ, Locatelli-Rossi L: Validation of a user-friendly and rapid method for quantifying iodine content of salt. Food Nutr Bull. 2012 Dec;33(4 Suppl):S330-5
  • Elias-Miró M, Massip-Salcedo M, Raila J, Schweigert FJ, Mendes M, Ramalho F, Jimenez-Castro M, Casillas-Ramirez A, Bermudo R, Rimola A, Rodés J, Peralta C: Retinol binding protein 4 and retinol in steatotic and nonsteatotic rat livers in the setting of partial hepatectomy under ischemia/reperfusion. Liver Transpl. 2012 Oct;18(10):1198-208
  • Henze A, Espe KM, Wanner C, Krane V, Raila J, Hocher B, Schweigert FJ, Drechsler C: Transthyretin predicts cardiovascular outcome in hemodialysis patients with type 2 diabetes. Diabetes Care. 2012 Nov;35(11):2365-72
  • Morris PJ, Salt C, Raila J, Brenten T, Kohn B, Schweigert FJ: Safety evaluation of vitamin A in growing dogs. Br J Nutr. 2012 Nov 28;108(10):1800-9
  • Chupeerach C, Tungtrongchitr A, Phonrat B, Schweigert FJ, Tungtrongchitr R, Preutthipan S
    Association of Thr420Lys polymorphism in DBP gene with fat-soluble vitamins and low radial bone mineral density in postmenopausal Thai women. Biomark Med. 2012 Feb;6(1):103-8
  • Raila J, Enjalbert F, Mothes R, Hurtienne A, Schweigert FJ: Validation of a new point-of-care assay for determination of β-carotene concentration in bovine whole blood and plasma. Vet Clin Pathol. 2012 Mar;41(1):119-22
  • Kuhl J, Aurich JE, Wulf M, Hurtienne A, Schweigert FJ, Aurich C: Effects of oral supplementation with β-carotene on concentrations of β-carotene, vitamin A and α-tocopherol in plasma, colostrum and milk of mares and plasma of their foals and on fertility in mares. J Anim Physiol Anim Nutr (Berl). 2012 Jun;96(3):376-84
  • Graf C, Raila J, Schweigert FJ, Kohn B: Effect of leukoreduction treatment on vascular endothelial growth factor concentration in stored canine blood transfusion products. Am J Vet Res. 2012 Dec;73(12):2001-6
  • Müller K, Raila J, Altenkamp R, Schmidt D, Dietrich R, Hurtienne A, Wink M, Krone O, Brunnberg L, Schweigert FJ: Concentrations of retinol, 3,4-didehydroretinol, and retinyl esters in plasma of free-ranging birds of prey. J Anim Physiol Anim Nutr (Berl). 2012 Dec;96(6):1044-53
  • Alter ML, Ott IM, von Websky K, Tsuprykov O, Sharkovska Y, Krause-Relle K, Raila J, Henze A, Klein T, Hocher B: DPP-4 inhibition on top of angiotensin receptor blockade offers a new therapeutic approach for diabetic nephropathy. Kidney Blood Press Res. 2012;36(1):119-30
  • Ott IM, Alter ML, von Websky K, Kretschmer A, Tsuprykov O, Sharkovska Y, Krause-Relle K, Raila J, Henze A, Stasch JP, Hocher B: Effects of stimulation of soluble guanylate cyclase on diabetic nephropathy in diabetic eNOS knockout mice on top of angiotensin II receptor blockade.
    PLoS One. 2012;7(8):e42623


  • Chupeerach C, Harnroongroj T, Phonrat B, Tungtrongchitr A, Schweigert FJ, Tungrongchitr R, Preutthipan S: Decreased retinol transport proteins in Thai post-menopausal women with osteoporosis. Southeast Asian J Trop Med Public Health. 2011 Nov;42(6):1515-20
  • Schaefer H, Kohn B, Schweigert FJ, Raila J: Quantitative and qualitative urine protein excretion in dogs with severe inflammatory response syndrome. J Vet Intern Med. 2011 Nov-Dec;25(6):1292-7
  • Henze A, Raila J, Kempf C, Reinke P, Sefrin A, Querfeld U, Schweigert FJ: Vitamin A metabolism is changed in donors after living-kidney transplantation: an observational study. Lipids Health Dis. 2011 Dec;10:231
  • Thawnashom K, Tungtrongchitr R, Chanchay S, Tungtronchitr A, Raila J, Henze A, Schweigert FJ: Association between retinol-binding protein and renal function among Asian subjects with type 2 diabetes mellitus: a cross-sectional study. Southeast Asian J Trop Med Public Health. 2011 Jul;42(4):936-45
  • Kuhl J, Winterhoff N, Wulf M, Schweigert FJ, Schwendenwein I, Bruckmaier RM, Aurich JE, Kuther P, Aurich C: Changes in faecal bacteria and metabolic parameters in foals during the first six weeks of life. Vet Microbiol. 2011 Aug 5;151(3-4):321-8
  • Lamy E, Rawel H, Schweigert FJ, Capela E Silva F, Ferreira A, Costa AR, Antunes C, Almeida AM, Coelho AV, Sales-Baptista ES: The effect of tannins on Mediterranean ruminant ingestive behavior: the role of the oral cavity. Molecules. 2011 Mar 25;16(4):2766-84
  • Espe K, Raila J, Henze A, Krane V, Hocher B, Schweigert FJ, Wanner C, Drechsler C: Impact of vitamin A on clinical outcomes in haemodialysis patients. Nephrol Dial Transplant. 2011 Dec;26(12):4054-61
  • Raila J, Schweigert FJ, Kohn B: C-reactive protein concentrations in serum of dogs with naturally occurring renal disease. J Vet Diagn Invest. 2011 Jul;23(4):710-5
  • Raila J, Rohn S, Schweigert FJ, Abraham G: Increased antioxidant capacity in the plasma of dogs after a single oral dosage of tocotrienols. Br J Nutr. 2011 Oct;106 Suppl 1:S116-9
  • Müller K, Altenkamp R, Raila J, Schmidt D, Dietrich R, Hurtienne A, Wink M, Krone O, Brunnberg, Schweigert FJ: Plasma concentration of α-tocopherol in different free-ranging birds of prey. Eur J Wildl Res. 2011; 57(5):1043-1049
  • Müller K, Altenkamp R, Raila J, Schmidt D, Dietrich R, Hurtienne A, Wink M, Krone O, Brunnberg L, Schweigert FJ: Concentrations of retinol, 2,4-didehydroretinol and retinyl esters in plasma of free-ranging birds of prey. J Anim Physiol Anim Nutr. 2011; 96(6):1044-1053
  • Henze A, Aumer F, Grabner A, Raila J, Schweigert FJ: Genetic differences in the serum proteome of horses, donkeys and mules are detectable by protein profiling. Br J Nutr. 2011 Oct;106 Suppl 1:S170-3
  • Grahn RA, Kurushima JD, Billings NC, Grahn JC, Halverson JL, Hammer E, Ho CK, Kun TJ, Levy JK, Lipinsi MJ, Mwenda JM, Özpinar H, Schuster RK, Shoorijeh SJ, Tarditi CR, Waly NE, Wictrum EJ, Lyons LA: Feline non-repetitive mitochondrial DNA control region database for forensic evidence. Forensic Sci Int Genet. 2011 Jan;5(1):33-42
  • Rohner F, Frey SK, Mothes R, Hurtienne A, Hartong S, Bosso PE, Bui M, Schweigert FJ, Northrop-Clewes C: Quantification of vitamin a in palm oil using a fast and simple portable device: method validation and comparison to high-performance liquid chromatography. Int J Vitam Nutr Res. 2011 Sep;81(5):335-42


  • Kuhl J, Winterhoff N, Kutzer P, Wulf M, Becker-Birck M, Schweigert FJ, Aurich C: Influence of oral supplementation of mares with beta-carotene on the occurrence of diarrhea and changes in faecal bacterial flora in neonatal foals. Reprod Domest Anim. 2010;45:28-29
  • Kuhl J, Winterhoff N, Wulf M, Schweigert FJ, Aurich JE, Kutzer P, Aurich C: Changes in fecal bacteria and occurrence of diarrhea during the first 6 weeks of life in foals born to mares supplemented with oral beta-carotene. Anim Reprod Sci.2010;121 Suppl 1:371-373
  • Rühl R, Taner C, Schweigert FJ, Wahn U, Grüber C: Serum carotenoids and atopy among children of different ethnic origin living in Germany. Pediatr Allergy Immunol. 2010 Nov;21(7):1072-5
  • Fritzsche B, Schuchardt JP, Schmidt A, Nau H, Schweigert FJ, Rühl R: CYP26A1-specific antagonist influence on embryonic implantation, gene expression and endogenous retinoid concentration in rats. Reprod Toxicol. 2010 Nov;30(3):446-51
  • Raila J, Brunnberg L, Schweigert FJ, Kohn B: Influence of kidney function on urinary excretion of albumin and retinol-binding protein in dogs with naturally occurring renal disease. Am J Vet Res. 2010 Nov;71(11):1387-94
  • Bobbert T, Raila J, Schwarz F, Mai K, Henze A, Pfeiffer AF, Schweigert FJ, Spranger J: Relation between retinol, retinol-binding protein 4, transthyretin and carotid intima media thickness. Atherosclerosis. 2010 Dec;213(2):549-51
  • Drechsler C, Pilz S, Obermayer-Pietsch B, Verduijn M, Tomaschitz A, Krane V, Espe K, Dekker F, Brandenburg V, März W, Ritz E, Wanner C: Vitamin D deficiency is associated with sudden cardiac death, combined cardiovascular events, and mortality in haemodialysis patients. Eur Heart J. 2010 Sep;31(18):2253-61
  • Henze A, Frey SK, Raila J, Scholze A, Spranger J, Weickert MO, Tepel M, Zidek W, Schweigert FJ: Alterations of retinol-binding protein 4 species in patients with different stages of chronic kidney disease and their relation to lipid parameters. Biochem Biophys Res Commun. 2010 Feb 26;393(1):79-83
  • Schweigert FJ, Reimann J: Micronutrients and their relevance for the eye-function of lutein, zeaxanthin and omega-3 fatty acids. Klin Monbl Augenheilkd. 2011 Jun;228(6):537-43
  • Kawashima C, Nagashima S, Sawada K, Schweigert FJ, Miyamoto A, Kida K: Effect of β-carotene supply during close-up dry period on the onset of first postpartum luteal activity in dairy cows. Reprod Domest Anim. 2010 Dec;45(6):e282-7
  • Carlsohn A, Rohn S, Mayer F, Schweigert FJ: Physical activity, antioxidant status, and protein modification in adolescent athletes. Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2010 Jun;42(6):1131-9


  • Gebhardt C, Hirschberger J, Rau S, Arndt G, Krainer K, Schweigert FJ, Brunnberg L, Kaspers B, Kohn B: Use of C-reactive protein to predict outcome in dogs with systemic inflammatory response syndrome or sepsis. J Vet Emerg Crit Care. 2009 Oct;19(5):450-8
  • Frey SK, Spranger J, Henze A, Pfeiffer AF, Schweigert FJ, Raila J: Factors that influence retinol-binding protein 4-transthyretin interaction are not altered in overweight subjects and overweight subjects with type 2 diabetes mellitus. Metabolism. 2009 Oct;58(10):1386-92
  • Frey SK, Henze A, Nagl B, Raila J, Scholze A, Tepel M, Schweigert FJ, Zidek W: Effect of renal replacement therapy on retinol-binding protein 4 isoforms. Clin Chim Acta. 2009 Mar;401(1-2):46-50
  • Kawashima C, Kida K, Schweigert FJ, Miyamoto A: Relationship between plasma beta-carotene concentrations during the peripartum period and ovulation in the first follicular wave postpartum in dairy cows. Anim Reprod Sci. 2009 Mar;111(1):105-11
  • Nagl B, Loui A, Raila J, Felderhoff-Mueser U, Obladen M, Schweigert FJ: Urinary vitamin A excretion in very low birth weight infants. Pediatr Nephrol. 2009 Jan;24(1):61-6
  • Griebsch C, Arndt G, Raila J, Schweigert FJ, Kohn B: C-reactive protein concentration in dogs with primary immune-mediated hemolytic anemia. Vet Clin Pathol. 2009 Dec;38(4):421-5


  • Raila J, Kalk P, Pfab T, Thoene-Reineke C, Godes M, Yanagisawa M, Schweigert FJ and Hocher B: Urinary protein profiling with surface-enhanced laser desorption/ionization time-of-flight mass spectrometry in ETB receptor-deficient rats. Can J Physiol Pharmacol. 2008 Aug;86(8):566-70
  • Carlsohn A, Bittmann F, Greil H, Kuphal M, Schweigert FJ: Qualität der Kohlenhydrat- und Eiweißzufuhr im Nachwuchsleistungssport. Dtsch Z Sportmed.2008;59:121-25
  • el-Saadany MA, Rawel HM, Raila J, el-Dashloty MS, Schweigert FJ: Antioxidants modulate the IL-6 induced inhibition of negative acute-phase protein secretion in HepG2 cells. Cell Biochem Funct. 2008 Jan-Feb;26(1):95-101
  • Carlsohn A, Bittmann F, Rohn S, Raila J, Schweigert FJ: Exercise increases the plasma antioxidant capacity of adolescent athletes. Ann Nutr Metab. 2008;53(2):96-103
  • Frey SK, Nagl B, Henze A, Raila J, Schlosser B, Berg T, Tepel M, Zidek W, Weickert MO,
    Pfeiffer AF, Schweigert FJ: Isoforms of retinol binding protein 4 (RBP4) are increased in chronic diseases of the kidney but not of the liver. Lipids Health Dis. 2008 Aug;7:29
  • Henze A, Frey SK, Raila J, Tepel M, Scholze A, Pfeiffer AF, Weickert MO, Spranger J,
    Schweigert FJ: Evidence that kidney function but not type 2 diabetes determines retinol-binding protein 4 serum levels. Diabetes. 2008 Dec;57(12):3323-6
  • Henze A, Rohn S, Gericke B, Raila J, Schweigert FJ: Structural modifications of serum transthyretin in rats during protein-energy malnutrition. Rapid Commun Mass Spectrom. 2008 Oct;22(20):3270-4
  • Rühl R, Koch C, Marosvölgyi T, Mihály J, Schweigert FJ, Worm M, Decsi T: Fatty acid composition of serum lipid classes in mice following allergic sensitisation with or without dietary docosahexaenoic acid-enriched fish oil substitution. Br J Nutr. 2008 Jun;99(6):1239-46


  • Gouado I, Schweigert FJ, Ejoh RA, Tchouanguep MF, Camp JV: Systemic levels of carotenoids from mangoes and papaya consumed in three forms (juice, fresh and dry slice). Eur J Clin Nutr. 2007 Oct;61(10):1180-8
  • Espe K, Galler A, Raila J, Kiess W, Schweigert FJ: High-normal C-reactive protein levels do not affect the vitamin A transport complex in serum of children and adolescents with type 1 diabetes. Pediatr Res. 2007 Dec;62(6):741-5
  • Raila J, Henze A, Spranger J, Möhlig M, Pfeiffer AF, Schweigert FJ: Microalbuminuria is a major determinant of elevated plasma retinol-binding protein 4 in type 2 diabetic patients. Kidney Int. 2007 Aug;72(4):505-11
  • Schweigert FJ: Nutritional proteomics: methods and concepts for research in nutritional science. Ann Nutr Metab. 2007;51(2):99-107
  • Shmanai V, Gontarev S, Frey S K, Schweigert FJ: Modification of aluminum chips for LDI mass spectrometry of proteins. J Mass Spectrom. 2007 Nov;42(11):1504-13
  • Raila J, Raila G, Aupperle H, Schoon H-A, Schweigert FJ: Renal pathology and urinary protein excretion in a 14-month-old Bernese mountain dog with chronic renal failure. J Vet Med A Physiol Pathol Clin Med. 2007 Apr;54(3):131-5
  • Gontarev S , Shmanai V, Frey SK, Kvach M, Schweigert FJ: Application of phenylboronic acid modified hydrogel affinity chips for high-throughput mass spectrometric analysis of glycated proteins. Rapid Commun Mass Spectrom. 2007;21(1):1-6
  • Fritzsche B, Vermot J, Neumann U, Schmidt A, Schweigert FJ, Dollé P, Rühl R: Regulation of expression of the retinoic acid metabolizing enzyme CYP26A1 in uteri of ovariectomized mice after treatment with ovarian steroid hormones. Mol Reprod Dev. 2007 Feb;74(2):258-64
  • Schweigert FJ, Gerike B, Raila J, Haebel S, Eulenberger K: Proteomic distinction between humans and great apes based on plasma transthyretin microheterogeneity. Comp Biochem Physiol Part D Genomics Proteomics. 2007 Jun;2(2):144-9
  • Müller K, Voigt CC, Raila J, Hurtienne A, Vater M, Brunnberg L, Schweigert FJ: Concentration of carotenoids, retinol and alpha-tocopherol in plasma of six microchiroptera species. Comp Biochem Physiol B Biochem Mol Biol. 2007 Jul;147(3):492-7
  • Rühl R, Hänle A, Garcia AL, Herz U, Schweigert FJ, Worm M: Role of vitamin A elimination or supplementation diets during postnatal development on the allergic sensitisation in mice. Mol Nutr Food Res. 2007 Sep;51(9):1173-81
  • Gouado I, Aba Ejoh R, Somé Issa T, Schweigert FJ, Tchouanguep MF: Carotenoids in some locally consumed fruits and yams in Cameroon. Pakistan J Nutr.2007;6: 497-501


  • Schweigert FJ, Gericke B, Kaisers U, Dudenhausen JW: Peptide and protein profiles in serum and follicular fluid of women undergoing IVF. Hum Reprod. 2006 Nov;21(11):2960-8
  • Rawel HM, Frey SK, Meidtner K, Kroll J, Schweigert FJ: Determining the binding affinities of phenolic compounds to proteins by quenching of the intrinsic tryptophan fluorescence. Mol Nutr Food Res. 2006 Aug;50(8):705-13
  • Forterre S, Raila J, Kohn B, Brunnberg L, Schweigert FJ: Protein profiling of organic stone matrix and urine from dogs with urolithiasis. J Anim Physiol Anim Nutr. 2006 Jun;90(5-6):192-9
  • García AL, Koebnick C, Dieter G, Raila J, Eulenberger K, Schweigert FJ: Great apes show highly selective plasma carotenoids and have physiologically high plasma retinyl esters compared to humans. Am J Phys Anthropol. 2006 Oct;131(2):236-42
  • Forterre S, Raila J, Forterre F, Brunnberg L, Schweigert FJ: Characterisation of transthyretin and retinol-binding protein in plasma and cerebrospinal fluid of dogs. Vet J. 2006 May;171(3):451-5
  • Andert CU, Sanchaisuriya P, Sanchaisuriya K, Schelp FP, Schweigert FJ: Nutritional status of pregnant women in Northeast Thailand. Asia Pac J Clin Nutr. 2006;15(3):329-34
  • Ruehl R, Fritzsche B, Vermont J, Niederreither K, Neumann U, Fritzemeier K, Schweigert FJ, Dollé P: Regulation of expression of the retinoic acid-synthesising enzymes retinaldehyde dehydrogenases in the uteri of ovariectomised mice after treatment with oestrogen, gestagen and their combination. Reprod Fertil Dev. 2006;18(3):339-45
  • Immig I, Schweigert FJ: Beta-Carotin-Mangel weit verbreitet.  Milchrind.2006;1


  • Hammes A, Andreassen TK, Spoelgen R, Raila J, Hubner N, Schulz H, Metzger J, Schweigert FJ, Luppa PB, Nykjaer A, Willnow TE: Role of endocytosis in cellular uptake of sex steroids. Cell. 2005 Sep;122(5):751-62
  • Schweigert FJ, Sehouli J: Transthyretin, a biomarker for nutritional status and ovarian cancer. Cancer Res. 2005 Feb;65(3):1114
  • Rawel HM, Rohn S, Kroll J, Schweigert FJ: Surface enhanced laser desorptions ionization-time of flight-mass spectrometry analysis in complex food and biological systems. Mol Nutr Food Res. 2005 Dec;49(12):1104-11
  • Raila J, Willnow TE, Schweigert FJ: Megalin-mediated reuptake of retinol in the kidneys of mice is essential for vitamin A homeostasis. J Nutr. 2005 Nov;135(11):2512-6
  • Gericke B, Raila J, Sehouli J, Haebel S, Könsgen D, Mustea A, Schweigert FJ: Microheterogeneity of transthyretin in serum and ascitic fluid of ovarian cancer patients. BMC Cancer. 2005 Oct;5:133
  • Schweigert FJ, Raila J: Inadequate attempts to measure the microheterogeneity of transthyretin by low-resolution mass spectrometry - Reply. Clin Chem.2005;51:1300-1301
  • Schweigert FJ: Characterisation of protein microheterogeneity and protein complexes using on-chip immunoaffinity purification-mass spectrometry. Brief Funct Genomic Proteomic. 2005 May;4(1):7-15
  • Rühl R, Hamscher G, Garcia A, Nau H, Schweigert FJ: Identification of 14-hydroxy-retro-retinol and 4-hydroxy-retinol as endogenous retinoids in rats throughout neonatal development. Life Sci. 2005 Feb;76(14):1613-22
  • Döll S, Gericke S, Dänicke S, Raila J, Ueberschär KH, Valenta H, Schnurrbusch U, Schweigert FJ: The efficacy of a modified aluminosilicate as a detoxifying agent in Fusarium toxin contaminated maize containing diets for piglets. J Anim Physiol Anim Nutr. 2005 Oct;89(9-10):342-58
  • García AL, Ruhl R, Schweigert FJ: Retinoid concentrations in the mouse during postnatal development and after maternal vitamin A supplementation. Ann Nutr Metab. 2005 Sep-Oct;49(5):333-41
  • Löhrke B, Viergutz W, Kanitz F, Becker F, Göllnitz K, Hurtienne A, Schweigert FJ: Der Zusammenhang zwischen Milchleistung und oxidativem Stress bei Milchkühen. Berl Munch Tierarztl Wochenschr. 2005 Jul-Aug;118(7-8):265-9
  • Gürtler H, Schweigert FJ: Physiologie der Laktation. Physiologie der Haustiere. Hrsg.: Engelhardt W, Breves G; Enke Verlag Stuttgart. 2005;552 – 573
  • Schweigert FJ: Vitamine. In: Physiologie der Haustiere. Hrsg.: Engelhardt W, Breves G; Enke Verlag Stuttgart. 2005;614-624
  • Raila J, Forterre S, Schweigert FJ: Physiologische und pathophysiologische Grundlagen der Proteinurie – Eine Übersicht. Berl Munch Tierarztl Wochenschr. 2005 May-Jun;118(5-6):229-39
  • Raila J, Forterre S, Schweigert FJ: Markerproteine im Harn von Hunden. Handlexikon der Tierärztlichen Praxis. Hrsg.: Wiesner E; Enke Verlag Stuttgart. 2005;565 o-oj
  • Raila J, Forterre S, Schweigert FJ: Harnanalyse. Handlexikon der Tierärztlichen Praxis. Hrsg.: Wiesner E; Enke Verlag Stuttgart. 2005;331e-331v
  • Puvogel G, Baumrucker CR, Sauerwein H, Rühl R, Ontsouka E, Hammon HM, Blum JW: Effects of an enhanced vitamin A intake during the dry period on retinoids, lactoferrin, IGF system, mammary gland epithelial cell apoptosis, and subsequent lactation in dairy cows. J Dairy Sci. 2005 May;88(5):1785-800
  • Gieng SH, Raila J, Rosales FJ: Accumulation of retinol in the liver after prolonged hyporetinolemia in the vitamin A-sufficient rat. J Lipid Res. 2005 Apr;46(4):641-9
  • Gericke B, Koebnick C, Reimann M, Forterre S, Zunft HJF, Schweigert FJ: Influence of hormone replacement therapy on proteomic pattern in serum of postmenopausal women. Maturitas. 2005 Aug;51(4):334-42
  • Schweigert FJ, Rawel HM, Raila J: Nutritional Proteomics: Biomarker als Indikatoren für den gesundheitsfördernden Effekt von Pflanzenmetaboliten. Laborwelt. 2005;6(4):29-32
  • Rogge B, Itagaki Y, Fishkin N, Levi E, Rühl R, Yi S, Nakanishi K, Hammerling U: Retinoylserine and retinoylalanine, natural products of the moth Trichoplusia ni. J Nat Prod. 2005 Oct;68(10):1536-40


  • Schweigert FJ, Bathe K, Chen F, Büscher U, Dudenhausen JW: Effect of the stage of lactation in humans on carotenoid levels in milk, blood plasma and plasma lipoprotein fractions. Eur J Nutr. 2004 Feb;43(1):39-44
  • Raila J, Stohrer M, Forterre S, Stangassinger M, Schweigert FJ: Effect of exercise on the mobilization of retinol and retinyl esters in plasma of sled dogs. J Anim Physiol Anim Nutr (Berl). 2004 Jun;88(5-6):234-8
  • Schweigert FJ, Raila J, Sehouli J, Buscher U: Accumulation of selected carotenoids, alpha-tocopherol and retinol in human ovarian carcinoma ascitic fluid. Ann Nutr Metab. 2004;48(4):241-5
  • Forterre S, Raila J, Schweigert FJ: Protein profiling of urine from dogs with renal disease using ProteinChip analysis. J Vet Diagn Invest. 2004 Jul;16(4):271-7
  • Raila J, Wirth K, Chen F, Buscher U, Dudenhausen JW, Schweigert FJ: Excretion of vitamin A in urine of women during normal pregnancy and pregnancy complications. Ann Nutr Metab. 2004 Sep-Oct;48(5):357-64
  • Rühl R, Garcia A, Schweigert FJ, Worm M: Modulation of cytokine production by low and high retinoid diets in ovalbumin-sensitized mice. Int J Vitam Nutr Res. 2004 Jul;74(4):279-84
  • Rühl R, Sczech R, Landes N, Pfluger P, Kluth D, Schweigert FJ: Carotenoids and their metabolites are naturally occurring activators of gene expression via the pregnane X receptor. Eur J Nutr. 2004 Dec;43(6):336-43
  • Schweigert FJ, Wirth K, Raila J: Characterization of the microheterogeneity of transthyretin in plasma and urine using SELDI-TOF-MS immunoassay. Proteome Sci. 2004 Sep 1;2(1):5
  • Löhrke B, Viergutz T, Kanitz, W, Göllnitz K, Becker F, Hurtienne A, Schweigert FJ: High milk yield of dairy cows is associated with oxidative stress. Online J Vet Res.2004;8, 70-78
  • Schweigert FJ, Raila J, Mothes R: Massenspektrometrische Immunoassays: Charakterisierung von Mikroheterogenitäten und Protein-Protein-Interaktionen. Laborwelt.2004;6, 4-7
  • Gürtler H, Schweigert FJ: Fisiología de la lactación. Fisiología Veterinaria. Hrsg.: Engelhardt W, Breves G; Enke Verlag. 2004;603 – 624
  • Schweigert FJ: Vitaminas. Fisiología Veterinaria. Hrsg.: Engelhardt W, Breves G; Enke Verlag. 2004;625 - 636


  • Raila J, Neumann U, Schweigert FJ: Immunochemical localization of megalin, retinol-binding protein and Tamm-Horsfall glycoprotein in the kidneys of dogs. Vet Res Commun. 2003 Feb;27(2):125-35
  • Raila J, Forterre S, Kohn B, Brunnberg L, Schweigert FJ: Effects of chronic renal disease on the transport of vitamin A in plasma and urine of dogs. Am J Vet Res. 2003 Jul;64(7):874-9
  • Schweigert FJ, Steinhagen B, Raila J, Siemann A, Peet D, Büscher U: Concentrations of carotenoids, retinol and alpha-tocopherol in plasma and follicular fluid of women undergoing IVF. Hum Reprod. 2003 Jun;18(6):1259-64
  • Raila J, Forterre S, Schweigert FJ: Levels of retinol and retinyl esters in plasma and urine of dogs with urolithiasis. J Vet Med A Physiol Pathol Clin Med. 2003 Sep;50(7):380-2
  • Schweigert FJ: Research note: changes in the concentration of beta-carotene, alpha-tocopherol and retinol in the bovine corpus luteum during the ovarian cycle. Arch Tierernahr. 2003 Aug;57(4):307-10
  • Garcia AL, Rühl R, Herz U, Koebnick C, Schweigert FJ, Worm M: Retinoid- and carotenoid-enriched diets influence the ontogenesis of the immune system in mice. Immunology. 2003 Oct;110(2):180-7
  • Rühl R, Dahten A, Schweigert FJ, Herz U, Worm M: Inhibition of IgE-production by peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor ligands. J Invest Dermatol. 2003 Oct;121(4):757-64
  • Abraham K, Müller C, Wahn U, Schweigert FJ: Minimal inflammation, acute phase response and avoidance of misclassification of vitamin A and iron status in infants-importance of a high-sensitivity C-reactive protein (CRP) assay. Int J Vitam Nutr Res. 2003 Nov;73(6):423-30
  • Rühl R, Schweigert FJ: Automated solid-phase extraction and liquid chromatographic method for retinoid determination in biological samples. J Chromatogr B Analyt Technol Biomed Life Sci. 2003 Dec;798(2):309-16
  • Schweigert FJ, Klingner J, Hurtienne A, Zunft HJ: Vitamin A, carotenoid and vitamin E plasma concentrations in children from Laos in relation to sex and growth failure. Nutr J. 2003 Nov;2:17
  • Schweigert FJ, Gericke B, Mothes R: Lebensmittelanalytik mittels SELDI-TOF-MS. BIOforum. 2003;9: 2-4


  • Ameny MA, Raila J, Walzel E, Schweigert FJ: Effect of iron and/or vitamin A re-supplementation on vitamin A and iron status of rats after a dietary deficiency of both components. J Trace Elem Med Biol. 2002;16(3):175-8
  • Kerti A, Buchholz I, Schweigert FJ: Content of retinol and retinyl esters in blood plasma, liver, kidney and reproductive organs of Japanese quails. Acta Vet Hung. 2002;50(4):435-43 
  • Raila J, Gomez C, Schweigert FJ: The ferret as a model for vitamin A metabolism in carnivores. J Nutr. 2002 Jun;132(6 Suppl 2):1787S-9S 
  • Raila J, Schuhmacher A, Gropp J, Schweigert FJ: Selective absorption of carotenoids in the common green iguana (Iguana iguana). Comp Biochem Physiol A Mol Integr Physiol. 2002 Jun;132(2):513-8 
  • Raila J, Radon R, Trüppschuch A, Schweigert FJ: Retinol and retinyl ester responses in the blood plasma and urine of dogs after a single oral dose of vitamin A. J Nutr. 2002 Jun;132(6 Suppl 2):1673S-5S
  • Schweigert FJ, Raila J, Wichert B, Kienzle E: Cats absorb beta-carotene, but it is not converted to vitamin A. J Nutr. 2002 Jun;132(6 Suppl 2):1610S-2S
  • Schweigert FJ, Raila J, Haebel S: Vitamin A excreted in the urine of canines is associated with a Tamm-Horsfall like protein. Vet Res. 2002 May-Jun;33(3):299-311
  • Schweigert FJ, Luppertz M, Stobo WT: Fasting and lactation effect fat-soluble vitamin A and E levels in blood and their distribution in tissue of grey seals (Halichoerus grypus). Comp Biochem Physiol A Mol Integr Physiol. 2002 Apr;131(4):901-8
  • Schweigert FJ, Siegling C, Tzimas G, Seeger J, Nau H: Distribution of endogenous retinoids, retinoid binding proteins (RBP, CRABPI) and nuclear retinoid X receptor beta (RXRbeta) in the porcine embryo. Reprod Nutr Dev. 2002 Jul-Aug;42(4):285-94
  • Schweigert FJ, Krieger K, Buchholz I, Schnurrbusch U, Schams D, Gropp J: Effect of dietary beta-carotene on the early embryonic development and uterine fluid composition of gilts. J Anim Physiol Anim Nutr (Berl). 2002 Aug;86(7-8):265-72
  • Schweigert FJ, Hantschel C, Trüpschuch A: Modulation of absorption of beta-carotene and tissue accumulation of beta-carotene and vitamin A by different surfactants in rats. Ann Nutr Metab. 2002;46(5):200-4
  • Matos CM, Schweigert FJ, Sintes GS, Rodriguez GP, Hurtienne A, Reyes D, Jiménez EA: Carotenoides séricos y su relación con la dieta en un grupo de adultos cubanos. Revista Cubana Aliment Nutr. 2002;16:105-113
  • Schweigert FJ, Raila J: Mechanisms involved in the intestinal digestion and absorption of dietary vitamin A. J Nutr. 2002 Feb;132(2):324-5
  • Raila J, Schweigert FJ: Physiologische Besonderheiten im Vitamin-A-Stoffwechsel von Hunden. Tierärztl Praxis.2002;30:1-7


  • Schweigert FJ, Buchholz I, Schuhmacher A, Gropp J: Effect of dietary ß-carotene on the accumulation of ß-carotene and vitamin A in plasma and tissue of gilts. Reprod Nutr Dev. 2001 Jan-Feb;41(1):47-55 
  • Macias C, Schweigert FJ: Changes in the concentration of carotenoids, vitamin A, alpha-tocopherol and total lipids in human milk throughout early lactation. Ann Nutr Metab. 2001;45(2):82-5 
  • Raila J, Mathews U, Schweigert FJ: Plasma transport and tissue distribution of vitamin A, retinol binding protein in domestic cats. Comp Biochem Physiol A Mol Integr Physiol. 2001 Nov;130(4):849-56
  • Schweigert FJ, Siegling C: Immunolocalization of retinol binding protein (RBP), cellular retinoic acid binding protein I (CRABPI) and retinoid X receptor (RXRß) in the porcine reproductive tract during the oestrous cycle. Reprod Fertil Dev. 2001;13(5-6):421-6
  • Hiepe T, Gürtler H, Anke M, Brandl E, Fehlhaber K, Großklaus D, Richter A, Schweigert FJ: Mineralstoffe, Vitamine, Futterzusatz- und Schadstoffe in der Nahrungskette - potentielle Risiken für den Verbraucher, Teil 1 und 2. Naturwiss. Rdsch. 54 (2001) 8/9, 1-4, (Beilage Leopoldina Nachrichten Nr. 6/1 und 6/2)
  • Schweigert FJ: Retinol and carotenoid plasma concentrations are influenced by the inflammation associated acute-phase response. Int J Med Biol Environ. 2001;29, 55-58
  • Raila J, Schweigert FJ: Zur Bedeutung der Niere im Vitamin-Stoffwechsel. Berl Munch Tierarztl Wochenschr. 2001 Jul-Aug;114(7-8):257-66
  • Schweigert FJ: Milk more than a nutrient: Hormones, growth factors and bioactive factors. Pferdeheilkunde 1.2001; 666-668
  • Schweigert FJ: Inflammation-induced changes in the nutritional biomarkers serum retinol and carotenoids. Curr Opin Clin Nutr Metab Care. 2001 Nov;4(6):477-81


  • Schweigert FJ, Baumane A, Buchholz I, Schoon HA: Plasma and tissue concentrations of ß-carotene and vitamin A in rats fed ß-carotene in various fats of plant and animal origin. J Environ Pathol Toxicol Oncol. 2000;19(1-2):87-93
  • Schweigert FJ, Baumane A, Leo M, Wahren H, Gürtler H: The effect of an iron supplementation on plasma levels of the vitamins A, E and C in piglets. Livestock Prod Sci 2000;63(3): 297-302
  • Schweigert FJ, Bok V: Vitamin A in blood plasma and urine of dogs is affected by the dietary level of vitamin A. Int J Vitam Nutr Res. 2000 May;70(3):84-91
  • Schweigert FJ, Hurtienne A, Bathe K: Improved extraction procedure for carotenoids from human milk. Int J Vitam Nutr Res. 2000 May;70(3):79-83
  • Raila J, Buchholz I, Aupperle H, Raila G, Schoon HA, Schweigert FJ: The distribution of vitamin A and retinol-binding protein (RBP) in the blood plasma, urine, liver and kidneys of carnivores. Vet Res. 2000 Nov-Dec;31(6):541-51
  • Gürtler H, Schweigert FJ: Physiologie der Laktation. In: Physiologie der Haustiere. Hrsg: Engelhardt W, Breves G; Enke Verlag. 2000;572 – 593
  • Schweigert FJ: Vitamine. In: Physiologie der Haustiere.Hrsg.: Engelhardt W, Breves G; Enke Verlag. 2000;594-605
  • Schweigert FJ: Beiträge (Physiologie und Ernährungsphysiologie) zum Wörterbuch der Veterinärmedizin. Hrsg.: Wiesner H, Ribbeck R; Fischer Verlag. 2000