Prof. Dr. Petra H. Wirtz

Lehrstuhlinhaberin

Biologische Arbeits- und Gesundheitspsychologie
Postfach 42
78457 Konstanz

Raum D 518
Tel.: + 49 7531 88 3742
Fax: + 49 7531 88 5028
Email: petra.wirtz [at] uni-konstanz.de

Sprechstunde: Fr 13.00-14.00, nach Voranmeldung

Publikationen

in press
Book chapter

Wirtz, P.H. (in press). Chapter 40: Hypothalamus-Pituitary-Adrenocortical Axis. In: Waldstein, S.R., Katzel, L.I. & Kop, W.J. (Eds): Cardiovascular Behavioral Medicine. Springer.

in press
Article

von Känel, R., Heimgartner, N., Stutz, M., Zuccarella-Hackl, C., Hänsel, A., Ehlert, U. & Wirtz, P.H. (in press). Prothrombotic response to norepinephrine infusion, mimicking norepinephrine stress-reactivity effects, is partly mediated by α-adrenergic mechanisms. Psychoneuroendocrinology.

2018
Article

Meyer, T. & Wirtz, P.H. (2018). Mechanisms of mitochondrial redox signaling in psychosocial stress-responsive systems: new insights into an old story. Antioxid Redox Signal doi: 10.1089/ars.2017.7186 (Epub ahead of print). (IF: 6.337) Review

2018
Article

Beis D., von Känel R., Heimgartner N., Zuccarella-Hackl C., Bürkle A., Ehlert U., Wirtz P.H. (2018). The role of norepinephrine and alpha-adrenergic receptors in acute stress-induced changes in granulocytes and monocytes.  Psychosom Med. 2018 Jun 29. doi: 10.1097/PSY.0000000000000620, www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29965944

2017
Article

Wirtz, P.H. & von Kanel, R. (2017). Psychological Stress, Inflammation, and Coronary Heart Disease. Curr Cardiol Rep 19(11):111. (IF: 2.085) Review

2016
Article

Kuebler, U., Arpagaus, A., Meister, R.E., von Känel, R., Huber, S., Ehlert, U. & Wirtz, P.H. (2016). Dark chocolate attenuates intracellular pro-inflammatory reactivity to acute psychosocial stress in men: a randomized controlled trial. Brain Behav Immun. doi: 10.1016/j.bbi.2016.04.006. (IF: 5.964)[Link]

2016
Article

Zuccarella-Hackl, C., von Kanel, R., Thomas, L., Kuebler, P., Schmid, J.P., Mattle, H., Mono, M.L., Rieben, R., Wiest, R. & Wirtz, P.H. (2016). Higher macrophage superoxide anion production in coronary artery disease (CAD) patients with Type D personality. Psychoneuroendocrinology 68:186-193. doi: 10.1016/j.psyneuen.2016.02.031. (IF: 4.788)[Link]

2016
Article

Zuccarella-Hackl, C., von Kanel, R., Thomas, L., Hauser, M., Kuebler, U., Widmer, H.R. & Wirtz, P.H. (2016). Macrophage superoxide anion production in essential hypertension: associations with biological and psychological cardiovascular risk factors. Psychosom Med 78(6):750-7. (IF: 3.863), www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27187852

2015
Article

*Kuebler, U., *Wirtz, P.H., Sakai, M., Stemmer, A., Meister, R.E., Ehlert, U. (2015) Anticipatory cognitive stress appraisal modulates suppression of wound-induced macrophage activation by acute psychosocial stress. Psychophysiology 52(4):499-508. doi: 10.1111/psyp.12368 (IF: 2.663)* shared first authorship; Epub ahead of print in 2014[Link]

2015
Article

Kuebler, U., Zuccarella-Hackl, C., Arpagaus, A., Wolf, J.M., Farahmand, F., von Känel, R., Ehlert, U., Wirtz, P. (2015) Stress-induced modulation of NF-κB activation, inflammation-associated gene expression, and cytokine levels in blood of healthy men. Behavior and Immunity 46:87-95.(IF: 5.964) doi: 10.1016/j.bbi.2014.12.024[Link]

2014
Article

Kuebler, U., Trachsel, M., von Känel, R., Abbruzzese, E., Ehlert, U. & Wirtz, P.H. (2014). Attributional styles and stress-related atherogenic plasma lipid reactivity in essential hypertension. J Psychosom Res 77(1):51-6. doi: 10.1016/j.jpsychores.2014.04.004. (IF: 2.809)[Link]

2014
Article

Wirtz, P.H., von Känel, R., Meister, R., Arpagaus, A., Treichler, S., Kuebler, U., Huber, S., Ehlert, U. (2014). Dark chocolate buffers stress reactivity in humans. J Am Coll Cardiol 63(21):2297-99. doi: 10.1016/j.jacc.2014.02.580. (IF: 19.896) [Link]

2014
Article

von Kanel, R., Meister R., Stutz, M., Kummer, P., Arpagaus, A., Huber, S., Ehlert, U. & Wirtz, P.H. (2014). Effects of dark chocolate consumption on the prothrombotic response to acute psychosocial stress in healthy men. Thromb Haemost 112(6):1151-8. doi: 10.1160/TH14-05-0450. (IF: 5.627)[Link]

2014
Article

Kuebler, U., von Kanel, R:, Heimgartner, N., Zuccarella, C., Stirnimann, G., Ehlert, U. & Wirtz, P.H. (2014). Norepinephrine infusion with and without alpha-adrenergic blockade by phentolamine increases salivary alpha amylase but not cortisol levels in healthy men. Psychoneuroendocrinology 49:290-8. doi: 10.1016/j.psyneuen.2014.07.023. (IF: 4.788)[Link]

2014
Article

Thomas, L., Schwaninger, A., Heimgartner, N., Hedinger, P., Hofer, F., Ehlert, U. & Wirtz, P.H. (2014). Stress-induced cortisol secretion impairs detection performance in airport security x-ray baggage screening for hidden weapons by screening novices. Psychophysiology 51(9):912-20. doi: 10.1111/psyp.12229. (IF: 2.668)[Link]

2013
Article

*Kuebler, U., *Wirtz, P.H., Sakai, M., Stemmer, A. & Ehlert, U. (2013). Acute stress reduces wound-induced activation of microbicidal potential of ex vivo isolated human monocyte-derived macrophages. PLoS One 2013;8(2):e55875. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0055875. (IF: 2.806) *shared first authorship [Link]

2013
Article

Kuebler, U., Ehlert, U., Zuccarella, C., Sakai, M., Stemmer, A. & Wirtz, P.H. (2013). An in vitro method to investigate the microbicidal potential of human macrophages for use in psychosomatic research. Psychosom Med 75(9):841-8. doi: 10.1097/PSY.0000000000000008. (IF: 3.863) [Link]

2013
Article

Nedeljkovic, M., Webfer, V., Ausfeld-Hafter, B., Wirtz, P.H., & Streitberger, K. (2013). Influence of general self-efficacy as a mediator in Taiji-induced stress reduction - Results from a randomized controlled trial. European Journal of Integrative Medicine 5(3);284-290. doi: 10.1016/j.eujim.2012.12.001 (IF: 0.801) [Link]

2013
Article

Wirtz, P.H., Ehlert, U., Kottwitz, M., LaMarca, R., Semmer, N. (2013). Occupational role stress is associated with higher cortisol reactivity to stress. J Occup Health Psychol 18(2):121-31. doi: 10.1037/a0031802. (IF: 2.679) [Link]

2013
Article

Kuebler, U., Linnebank, M., Semmler, A., Stoffel-Wagner, B., La Marca, R., Ehlert, U., & Wirtz, P.H. (2013). Plasma homocysteine levels increase following stress in older but not younger men. Psychoneuroendocrinology 38(8):1381-1387. doi: 10.1016/j.psyneuen.2012.12.003. (IF: 4.788) [Link]

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