Joachim Meißner

Dr. rer. nat.



Dr. Joachim Meißner

Tel:  +49 511 532 -2753

Fax: +49 511 532 -4296

Adresse: 30625 Hannover, Carl-Neuberg-Str.1

Büro:  Gebäude J03, Block 01, Ebene 03, Raum 1270



  • Jürgens, U.J., Meißner, J.D., Fischer, U., König, W.A., and Weckesser, J., 1987. Ornithine as a constituent of the peptidoglycan of Chloroflexus  aurantiacus, diaminopimelic acid in that of Chlorobium vibrioforme f. thiosulfatophilum. Arch. Microbiol. 148, 72-76.
  • Meißner, J.D., Fischer, U., and Weckesser, J., 1987. The lipopolysaccharide of the green sulfur bacterium Chlorobium vibrioforme f. thiosulfatophilum. Arch. Microbiol. 149, 125-129.
  • Meißner, J.D., Borowiak, D., Fischer, U., and Weckesser, J., 1987. The lipopolysaccharide of the phototrophic bacterium Ectothiorhodospira vacuolata. Arch. Microbiol. 149, 245-248.
  • Meißner, J.D., Krauß, J.H., Jürgens, U.J., and Weckesser, J., 1988. Absence of a characteristic cell wall lipopolysaccharide in the phototrophic bacterium Chloroflexus aurantiacus. J. Bacteriol. 170, 3213-3216.
  • Meißner, J.D., Pfennig, N., Krauß, J.H., Mayer, H., and Weckesser, J., 1988. Lipopolysaccharides of Thiocystis violacea, Thiocapsa pfennigii, and Chromatium tepidum, species of the family Chromatiaceae. J. Bacteriol., 170, 3217-3222.
  • Meißner, J.D., Jürgens, U.J., and Weckesser, J., 1988. Chemical analysis of peptidoglycans from species of Chromatiaceae and Ectothiorhodospiraceae. Z. Naturforsch. 43c, 823-826.
  • Jürgens, U.J., Meißner, J.D., Reichenbach, H., and Weckesser, J., 1989. L-ornithine containing peptidoglycan-polysaccharide complex from the cell wall of the gliding bacterium Herpetosiphon aurantiacus. FEMS Microbiol. Lett. 60, 247-250.
  • Meissner, J.D., Brown, G.A., Müller, W.H., and Scheibe, R.J., 1996. Retinoic acid-mediated decrease of Gas protein expression: Involvement of Gas in the differentiation of HL-60 myeloid cells. Exp. Cell Res. 225, 112-121.
  • Darby, T.G., Meissner, J.D., Rühlmann, A., Müller, W.H., and Scheibe, R.J., 1997. Functional interference between retinoic acid or steroid hormone receptors and the oncoprotein Fli-1. Oncogene, 15, 3067-3082.
  • Meissner, J.D., Naumann, A., Müller, W.H., and Scheibe, R.J., 1999. Regulation of UDP-N-acetylglucosamine:dolichyl-phosphate N-acetylglucosamine-1-phosphate transferase by retinoic acid in P19 cells. Biochem. J., 338, 561-568.
  • Müller, W.H., Kleefeld, D., Khattab, B., Meissner, J.D., and Scheibe, R.J., 2000. Effects of retinoic acid on N-glycosylation and mRNA stability of the liver/bone/kidney alkaline phosphatase in neuronal cells. J. Cell. Physiol., 182, 50-61.
  • Meissner, J.D., Kubis, H.-P., Scheibe, R.J., and Gros, G., 2000. Reversible Ca2+-ionophore induced fast-to-slow transition in primary skeletal muscle cell cultures at the mRNA level. J. Physiol., 523, 19-28.
  • Scheibe, R.S., Kuehl, H., Krautwald, S., Meissner, J.D., and Müller, W.H., 2000. Ecto-alkaline phosphatase activity identified at physiological pH range on intact P19 and HL-60 cells is induced by retinoic acid. J. Cell. Biochem., 76, 420-436.
  • Meissner, J.D., Gros, G., Scheibe, R.J., Scholz, M., and Kubis, H.-P., 2001. Calcineurin regulates slow myosin, but not fast myosin or metabolic enzymes, during fast-to-slow transformation in rabbit skeletal muscle cell culture. J. Physiol., 533, 215-226.
  • Kubis, H.-P., Scheibe, R. J., Meissner, J.D., Hornung, G., and Gros, G., 2002. Fast-to-slow transformation and nuclear import/export kinetics of the transkription factor NFATc1 during electrostimulation of rabbit muscle cells in culture. J. Physiol., 541, 835-847.
  • Kubis, H.-P., Hanke, N., Scheibe, R. J., Meissner, J.D., and Gros, G., 2003. Ca2+ transients activate calcineurin/NFATc1 and initiate fast-to-slow transformation in a primary skeletal muscle culture. Am. J. Physiol. Cell Physiol., 285, C56-C63.
  • Meissner, J.D., Umeda, P.K., Chang, K.-C., Gros, G., and Scheibe, R.J., 2007. Activation of the b myosin heavy chain promoter by MEF-2D, MyoD, p300, and the calcineurin/NFATc1 pathway. J. Cell. Physiol., 211, 138-148.
  • Meissner, J.D., Chang, K.-C., Kubis, H.-P., Nebreda, A.R., Gros, G., and Scheibe, R.J., 2007. The p38a/b mitogen-activated protein kinases mediate recruitment of CREB-binding protein to preserve fast myosin heavy chain IId/x gene activity in myotubes. J. Biol. Chem., 282, 7265-7275.
  • da Costa, N., Edgar, J., Ooi, P.-T., Su, Y., Meissner, J.D., and Chang, K.-C., 2007. Calcineurin differentially regulates fast myosin heavy chain genes in oxidative muscle fibre type conversion. Cell Tissue Res., 329, 515-27.
  • Hanke, N., Meissner, J.D., Scheibe, R.J., Endeward, V., Gros, G., and Kubis, H.-P., 2008. Metabolic transformation of rabbit skeletal muscle cells in primary culture in response to low glucose. Biochim. Biophys. Acta Mol. Cell Res., 1783, 813-825. 
  • Scholz, M.E., Meissner, J. D. (corresponding author), Umeda, P. K., Chang, K.-C., Gros, G., and Kubis, H.-P., 2009. Different roles of the protooncogene H-ras for the regulation of myosin heavy chain promoters in rabbit satellite cells during proliferation and differentiation. Am. J. Physiol. Cell Physiol., 297, C1012-C1018.
  • Hanke, N., Kubis, H.P., Scheibe, R.J., Berthold-Losleben, M., Hüsing, O., Meissner, J.D., and Gros, G., 2010. Passive mechanical forces up-regulate the fast myosin heavy chain II d/x via integrin and p38 MAP kinase activation in a primary muscle cell culture. Am. J. Physiol. Cell Physiol. 298, C910-C920.
  • Hanke, N., Scheibe, R.J., Manukjan, G., Ewers, D., Umeda, P.K., Chang, K.-C., Kubis, H.P., Gros, G., and Meissner, J.D., 2011. Gene regulation mediating fibre-type transformation in skeletal muscle cells is partly glucose- and ChREBP-dependent. Biochim. Biophys. Acta Mol. Cell Res., 1813, 377-389. 
  • Meissner, J.D., Freund, R., Krone, D., Umeda, P.K., Chang, K.-C., Gros, G., and Scheibe, R.J., 2011. Extracellular signal-regulated kinase 1/2-mediated phosphorylation of p300 enhances myosin heavy chain I/b gene expression via acetylation of nuclear factor of activated T cells c1. Nucleic Acids Res., 39, 5907-5925.
  • Scharf, M., Neef, S., Freund, R., Geers-Knörr, C., Franz-Wachtel, M., Brandis, A., Krone, D., Schneider, H., Groos, S., Menon, M.B., Chang, K.-C., Kraft, T., Meissner, J.D., Boheler, K.R., Maier, L.S., Gaestel, M., and Scheibe, R.J., 2013. MAPKAPK2/3 Regulate SERCA2a Expression and Fiber Type Composition to Modulate Skeletal Muscle and Cardiomyocyte Function. Mol. Cell. Biol., 33, 2586-602.
  • Al-Samir, S., Papadopoulos, S., Scheibe, R.J., Meißner, J.D., Cartron, J.P., Sly, W.S., Alper, S.L., Gros, G., and Endeward, V., 2013. Activity and distribution of intracellular carbonic anhydrase II and their effects on the transport activity of anion exchanger AE1/SLC4A1. J. Physiol., 591, 4963-82.
  • Al-Samir, S., Wang, Y., Meissner, J.D., Gros, G., and Endeward, V., 2016. Cardiac Morphology and Function, and Blood Gas Transport in Aquaporin-1 Knockout Mice. Front. Physiol., 7:181.
  • Kubis, H.P., Scheibe, R.J., Decker, B., Hufendiek, K., Hanke, N., Gros, G., and Meissner, J.D., 2016. Primary skeletal muscle cells cultured on gelatin bead microcarriers develop structural and biochemical features characteristic of adult skeletal muscle. Cell Biol. Int., 40, 364-74.
  • Eigendorf,  J., May, M., Friedrich, J., Engeli, S., Maassen, N., Gros, G., and Meissner, J.D., 2018. High Intensity High Volume Interval Training Improves Endurance Performance and Induces a Nearly Complete Slow-to-Fast Fiber Transformation on the mRNA Level. Front Physiol., 9:601.
  • Weber, N., Kowalski, K., Holler, T., Radocaj, A., Fischer, M., Thiemann, S., de la Roche, J., Schwanke, K., Piep, B., Peschel, N., Krumm, U., Lingk, A., Wendland, M., Greten, S., Schmitto, J.D., Ismail, I., Warnecke, G., Zywietz, U., Chichkov, B., Meißner, J., Haverich, A., Martin, U., Brenner, B., Zweigerdt, R., and Kraft, T., 2020. Advanced single cell mapping reveals that in hESC-cardiomyocytes contraction kinetics and action potential are independent of myosin isoform. Stem Cell Rep., accepted. Published:April 16, 2020, DOI:,  Journal free



  • Mallinson, J., Meissner, J.D., and Chang, K.-C., 2009. Calcineurin signalling and the slow-oxidative skeletal muscle fibre type. Int. Rev. Cell Mol. Biol., 277:67-101.