Hinz, B. (co-authorship), Clement, S., Dugina, V., Gabbiani, G., and Chaponnier, C.: (2005) The N?terminal Ac?EEED sequence plays a role in alpha-smooth muscle actin incorporation into stress fibers. J Cell Sci 118: 1395-404 PDF

Montjovent, M.O., Mathieu, L., Hinz, B., Applegate, L.L., Bourban, P.-E., Zambelli, P.Y., Manson, J.A., and Pioletti, D.P.: (2005) Biocompatibility of bioresorbable PLA composite scaffolds obtained by supercritical gas foaming with human fetal bone cells. Tissue Eng 11:1640-1649 PDF

Ng, C.P., Hinz, B., and Swartz, M.A.: (2005) Interstitial flow induces myofibroblast differentiation and collagen alignment in vitro. J Cell Sci 118: 4731-4739 PDF

Peters, T., Sindrilaru, A., Hinz, B., Hinrichs, R., Menke, A., Al-Azzeh, E.A.D., Holzwarth, K., Oreshkova, T., Wang, H., Kess, D., Walzog, B., Sulyok, S., Sunderkötter, C., Friedrich, W., Wlaschek, M., Krieg, T., and Scharffetter-Kochanek, K.: (2005) Wound-healing defect of CD18-/- mice due to a decrease in TGF-b1 and myofibroblast differentiation. EMBO J. 24: 3400-3410 PDF




Hinz, B., Pittet, P., Smith-Clerc J., Chaponnier, C., and Meister, J.-J.: (2004) Myofibroblast development is characterized by specific cell-cell adherens junctions. Mol Biol Cell 15: 4310-4320 (Cover Page) PDF

Hinz, B.(2004) Discussion of "The contractile properties and responses to tensional loading of Dupuytren's disease-derived fibroblast are altered: a cause of the contracture?" by Bisson et al., Plast Reconstr Surg 13: 622-624

Shepard, P., Hinz, B., Smola-Hess, S., Meister, J.-J., Krieg, T., and Smola, H.: (2004) Dissecting the roles of endothelin and TGF? in myofibroblast differentiation by keratinocytes. Thromb Haemost 92:262-274

Thorey, I.S., Hinz, B., Hoeflich, A., Kaesler, S., Bugnon, P., Elminger, M., Wanke, R., Wolf, E., and Werner, S.: (2004) Transgenic mice reveal novel activities of growth hormone in wound repair, angiogenesis and myofibroblast differentiation. J Biol Chem 279: 26674-26684 PDF




Hinz, B. and Gabbiani, G.: (2003) Cell-matrix and cell-cell contacts of myofibroblasts: role in connective tissue remodeling. Thromb Haemost 90(6):993-1002 (Cover Page)

Hinz, B. and Gabbiani, G.: (2003) Mechanisms of force generation and transmission by myofibroblasts. Curr Opin Biotech 14:538-546 (Cover Page)

Hinz, B., Dugina, V., Ballestrem, C., Wehrle-Haller, B., and Chaponnier, C.: (2003) alpha-smooth muscle actin is crucial for focal adhesion maturation in myofibroblasts. Mol Biol Cell 14: 2508-2519 PDF




Hinz, B., Gabbiani, G., and Chaponnier, C.: (2002) The NH2-terminal peptide of alpha-smooth muscle actin inhibits force generation by the myofibroblast in vitro and in vivo. J Cell Biol 157:657-663 PDF

Tomasek, J.J., Gabbiani, G., Chaponnier, C., Hinz, B., and Brown, R.A.: (2002) Myofibroblasts and mechano-regulation of connective tissue remodelling. Nat Rev Mol Cell Biol 3: 349-363 (Cover Page)




Ballestrem, C., Hinz, B., Imhof, B., and Wehrle-Haller, B.: (2001) Marching at the front and dragging behind: differential alpha v beta 3 integrin turnover regulates focal adhesion behavior. J Cell Biol 155:1319-1332 PDF

Hinz, B., Celetta, G., Tomasek, J.J., Gabbiani, G., and Chaponnier, C.: (2001) Alpha-smooth muscle actin expression up-regulates fibroblast contractile activity. Mol Biol Cell 12: 2730-2741. PDF

Hinz, B., Mastrangelo, D., Iselin, C.E. Chaponnier, C., and Gabbiani, G.: (2001) Mechanical tension controls granulation tissue contractile activity and myofibroblast differentiation. Am J Pathol 159:1009-1020. (Cover Page) PDF

Hinz, B., von Hänisch, W., Johnen, C., and Kaiser, H.W.: (2001) Das Zytoskelett. In: Fortschritte der Praktischen Dermatologie und Venerologie. edited by G. Plewig and K. Degitz Springer Verlag, 2001. PDF


1995 to 2000


Alt, W., O. Brosteanu, Hinz, B., and Kaiser, H.W.: (1995) Patterns of spontaneous motility in videomicrographs of human epidermal keratinocytes. Biochem Cell Biol 73:441-459. [Abstract] PDF

Ballestrem, C., Hinz, B., Wehrle-Haller, B., and Imhof, B.A.: (2000) Actin-dependent lamellipodia formation and microtubule-dependent tail retraction control directed cell migration. Mol Biol Cell 11:2999-3012.  PDF

Hinz, B., Alt, W., Johnen, C., Herzog, V. and Kaiser, H.W.: (1999) Quantifying lamella dynamics of cultured cells by SACED, a new computer-assisted motion analysis. Exp Cell Res 251:234-243. PDF

Hinz, B., and Brosteanu, O.: (1997) Periodicity in shape changes of human epidermal keratinocytes. In: Dynamics of Cell and Tissue Motion, edited by Alt, W., Deutsch, A., and Dunn, G. Basel: Birkhaeuser, p. 15-20. PDF