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Reinhold G. Erben is currently Full Professor of Physiology and Pathophysiology at the University of Veterinary Medicine in Vienna, Austria. He received his veterinary and medical degrees from the University of Munich, Germany. He was President of the International Society of Bone Morphometry from 2006 until 2009 and served as a Board Member of the Austrian Science Fund from 2005 until 2014. He is the inventor of several patents, and has published over 150 papers in peer-reviewed journals. His research interests include the molecular endocrinology of mineral and bone homeostasis as well as cartilage and bone regeneration. 



Biosketch Univ.-Prof. Reinhold Erben

Ten most important original publications Reinhold G. Erben 
1.    Erben RG (1996) Trabecular and endocortical bone surfaces in the rat: modeling or remodeling? Anat Rec 246:39-46 (205 citations, Google Scholar, as of Jan. 2021)
2.    Erben RG (1997) Embedding of bone samples in methylmethacrylate: an improved method suitable for bone histomorphometry, histochemistry, and immuno-histochemistry. J Histochem Cytochem 45:307-312 (324 citations)
3.    Erben RG, Soegiarto DW, Weber K, Zeitz U, Lieberherr M, Gniadecki R, Möller G, Adamski J, Balling R (2002) Deletion of deoxyribonucleic acid binding domain of the vitamin D receptor abrogates genomic and nongenomic functions of vitamin D. Mol Endocrinol 16:1524-37 (265 citations)
4.    Zeitz U, Weber K, Soegiarto DW, Wolf E, Balling R, Erben RG (2003) Impaired insulin secretory capacity in mice lacking a functional vitamin D receptor. FASEB J 17:509-511 (495 citations)
5.    Andrukhova O, Zeitz U, Goetz R, Mohammadi M, Lanske B, Erben RG (2012) FGF23 acts directly on renal proximal tubules to induce phosphaturia through activation of the ERK1/2 - SGK1 signaling pathway. Bone 51:621-8 (137 citations)
6.    Andrukhova O, Slavic S, Zeitz U, Riesen SC, Ambrisko TD, Markovic M, Kübler WM, Erben RG (2014) Vitamin D is a regulator of endothelial nitric oxide synthase and arterial stiffness in mice. Mol Endocrinol 28:53-64 (187 citations) 
7.    Andrukhova O, Smorodchenko A, Egerbacher M, Streicher C, Zeitz U, Goetz R, Shalhoub V, Mohammadi M, Pohl EE, Lanske B, Erben RG (2014) FGF23 promotes renal calcium reabsorption through the TRPV5 channel. EMBO J 33:229-46 (170 citations)  
8.    Andrukhova O, Slavic S, Smorodchenko A, Zeitz U, Shalhoub V, Lanske B, Pohl EE, Erben RG (2014) FGF23 is a regulator of sodium metabolism and blood pressure. EMBO Mol Med 6:744-59 (225 citations)
9.    Murali SK, Andrukhova O, Clinkenbeard E, White KE, Erben RG (2016) Excessive osteocytic Fgf23 secretion contributes to pyrophosphate accumulation and mineralization defect in Hyp mice. PLoS Biol 2016 Apr 1;14(4):e1002427 (56 citations)  
10.    Streicher C, Heyny A, Andrukhova O, Haigl B, Slavic S, Schüler C, Kollmann K, Kantner I, Sexl V, Kleiter M, Hofbauer LC, Kostenuik P, Erben RG (2017) Estrogen regulates bone turnover by targeting RANKL expression in bone lining cells. Sci Rep 2017 Jul 25;7:6460 (61 citations) 

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