Centre for Integrative Biological Signalling Studies
Cluster of Excellence, University of Freiburg

Dr. Peter Walentek

Dr. Peter Walentek

Internal Medicine IV (University Medical Center Freiburg, Faculty of Medicine)

+49 761 202 97206

CIBSS Research Project:


10 selected publications:

  • ΔN-Tp63 Mediates Wnt/β-Catenin-Induced Inhibition of Differentiation in Basal Stem Cells of Mucociliary Epithelia.
    Haas M, Gómez Vázquez JL, Sun DI, Tran HT, Brislinger M, Tasca A, Shomroni O, Vleminckx K, Walentek P (2019).
    Cell Rep. 28(13):3338-3352
  • Manipulating and Analyzing Cell Type Composition of the Xenopus Mucociliary Epidermis.
    Walentek P (2018).
    Methods Mol Biol. 2018;1865:251-263 (book chapter).
  • Na+/H+ exchangers are required for the development and function of vertebrate mucociliary epithelia.
    Sun DI, Tasca A, Haas M, Baltazar G, Harland RM, Finkbeiner WE, Walentek P (2018).
    Cells Tissues Organs. 205(5-6):279-292
  • What we can learn from a tadpole about ciliopathies and airway diseases: Using systems biology in Xenopus to study cilia and mucociliary epithelia.
    Walentek P*, Quigley IK.
    Genesis. 2017 Jan;55(1-2).
    (* corresponding author)
  • Ciliary transcription factors and miRNAs precisely regulate Cp110 levels required for ciliary adhesions and ciliogenesis.
    Walentek P*, Quigley IK, Sun DI, Sajjan UK, Kintner C, Harland RM (2016).
    Elife. 13;5. pii: e17557.
    (* corresponding author)
  • ATP4a is required for development and function of the Xenopus mucociliary epidermis - a potential model to study proton pump inhibitor-associated pneumonia.
    Walentek P, Beyer T, Hagenlocher C, Müller C, Feistel K, Schweickert A, Harland RM, Blum M (2015).
    Dev Biol. 408(2):292-304.
  • The alternative splicing regulator Tra2b is required for somitogenesis and regulates splicing of an inhibitory Wnt11b isoform.
    Dichmann DS, Walentek P, Harland RM (2015).
    Cell Rep. 10(4):527-36.
  • miR-34/449 miRNAs are required for motile ciliogenesis by repressing cp110.
    Song R*, Walentek P*, Sponer N, Klimke A, Lee JS, Dixon G, Harland R, Wan Y, Lishko P, Lize M, Kessel M, He L (2014).
    Nature. 510(7503):115-20. (* co-first authors)
  • A novel serotonin-secreting cell type regulates ciliary motility in the mucociliary epidermis of Xenopus tadpoles.
    Walentek P, Bogusch S, Thumberger T, Vick P, Dubaissi E, Beyer T, Blum M, Schweickert A (2014).
    Development. 141(7):1526-33.
  • ATP4a is required for Wnt-dependent Foxj1 expression and leftward flow in Xenopus left-right development.
    Walentek P, Beyer T, Thumberger T, Schweickert A, Blum M (2012).
    Cell Rep. 1(5):516-27.