Name: Borna Relja

Country: Croatia


Associate Professor Department of Trauma,
Hand and Reconstructive Surgery,
Goethe University,
Frankfurt am Main,

Phone no: +49-173-5358603.

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Europa-Allee 163A,

Research Interests:

Trauma, experimental surgery, experimental trauma, experimental models in trauma, alcohol research, haemorrhage, inflammation, biomarkers in trauma, infections, infectious complications, (multi) organ failure, clinical comorbidities (age, sex, alcohol), outcome.



  1. Relja B, Horstmann JP, Kontradowitz K, Jurida K, Schaible A, Neunaber C, Oppermann E, Marzi I. Nlrp1 inflammasome is downregulated in trauma patients. J Mol Med (Berl). 2015 Dec;93(12):1391-400..
  2. Relja B, Weber R, Maraslioglu M, Wagner N, Borsello T, Jobin C, Marzi I, Lehnert M. Differential Relevance of NF-κB and JNK in the Pathophysiology of Hemorrhage/Resususcitation-Induced Liver Injury after Chronic Ethanol Feeding. PLoS One. 2015 Sep 14;10(9):e0137875. Seebach C, Henrich D, Schaible A.
  3. Relja B, Jugold M, Bönig H, Marzi I. Cell-based therapy by implanted human bone marrow-derived mononuclear cells improved bone healing of large bone defects in rats. Tissue Eng Part A. 2015 May;21(9-10):1565-78. Lehnert M, Kovacs EJ, Molina PE.
  4. Relja B. Modulation of inflammation by alcohol exposure. Mediators Inflamm. 2014;2014:283756.
  5. Relja B, Lustenberger T, Puttkammer B, Jakob H, Morser J, Gabazza EC, Takei Y, Marzi I.Thrombin-activatable fibrinolysis inhibitor (TAFI) is enhanced in major trauma patients without infectious complications. Immunobiology. 2013 Apr;218(4):470-6.
  6. Relja B, Höhn C, Bormann F, Seyboth K, Henrich D, Marzi I, Lehnert M. Acute alcohol intoxication reduces mortality, inflammatory responses and hepatic injury after haemorrhage and resuscitation in vivo. Br J Pharmacol. 2012 Feb;165(4b):1188-99.