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Chang B, Liu X. Osteon: structure, turnover and regeneration, Tissue Engineering Part B, (2021), DOI: 10.1089/ten.teb.2020.0322 


Chang B, Ma C, Liu X Nanofibrous tubular three-dimensional platform for single dental pulp stem cell polarization, ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 2020, 12: 54481-54488.

Wu R, Ma C, Liang Y, Chen F, Liu X ECM-mimicking nanofibrous matrix coaxes macrophages toward an anti-inflammatory phenotype: Cellular behaviors and transcriptome analysis, Applied Materials Today, 2020, 100508.

Liang Y, Luan X, Liu X Recent advances in periodontal regeneration: A biomaterial perspective, Bioactive Materials, 2020, 5:297-308.

Liang Y, Hu Z, Chang B, Liu X Quantitative characterizations of the Sharpey’s fibers of rat molars, Journal of Periodontal Research, 2020, 55:307-314.

Liu S, Shu HCrawford J, Ma Y, Li C, Tao F  Optogenetic Activation of Dopamine Receptor D1 and D2 Neurons in Anterior Cingulate Cortex Differentially Modulates Trigeminal Neuropathic Pain.  Mol Neurobiol. 2020 Oct;57(10):4060-4068.

Shu H, Liu S, Tang Y, Schmidt BL, Dolan JC, Bellinger LL, Kramer PR, Bender SD, Tao F.  A Pre-Existing Myogenic Temporomandibular Disorder Increases Trigeminal Calcitonin Gene-Related Peptide and Enhances Nitroglycerin-Induced Hypersensitivity in Mice.  Int J Mol Sci. 2020 Jun 5;21(11):4049.

Ma Y, Liu S, Shu HCrawford J, Xing Y, Tao F.  Resveratrol alleviates temporomandibular joint inflammatory pain by recovering disturbed gut microbiota. Brain Behav Immun. 2020 Jul;87:455-464.

Tang Y, Liu S, Shu H, Yanagisawa L, Tao F.  Gut Microbiota Dysbiosis Enhances Migraine-Like Pain Via TNFα Upregulation.  Mol Neurobiol. 2020 Jan;57(1):461-468.

Ma C, Jing Y, Li H, Wang K, Wang Z, Xu C, Sun X, Kaji D, Han X, Huang A, Feng JQ Scx Lin cells directly form a subset of chondrocytes in temporomandibular joint that are sharply increased in Dmp1-null mice 2021 Jan;142:115687.

Men Y, Wang Y, Yi Y, Jing D, Luo W, Shen B, Stenberg W, Chai Y, Ge WP, Feng JQ, Zhao H Gli1+ periodontium stem cells are regulated by osteocytes and occlusal force.  Dev Cell 2020 Sep 14;54(5):639-654.

Shuxian LMethani MM, Feng JQ. (2020) Transition of Osteoblasts to Osteocytes. In: Zaidi, M (ed.) Encyclopedia of Bone Biology. vol. 1, pp. 491-498. Oxford: Academic Press.

Jing Y, Wang Z, Li H, Ma C, Feng JQ Chondrogenesis Defines Future Skeletal Patterns Via Cell Transdifferentiation from Chondrocytes to Bone Cells Curr Osteoporos Rep. 2020 Jun;18(3):199-209.

Men Y., Wang YH, Yi Y, Jing D, Luo W, Chai Y, Feng JQ, Zhao H (2020) Gli1+ periodontium stem cells are regulated by osteocytes and occlusal force. Developmental Cell 54(5):639-654.


Zhiai Hu, Chi Ma, Yongxi Liang, Shujuan Zou, and Xiaohua Liu. Osteoclasts in bone regeneration under type 2 diabetes mellitus, Acta Biomaterialia, 2019, 84:402-413.

Bei Chang, Kathy Svoboda, and Xiaohua Liu. Cell polarization: From epithelial cells to odontoblasts, International Journal of Oral Science, 2019, 98:1-11.

Tingjun Liu, Jun Wang, Xudong Xie, Ke Wang, Tingting Sui, Di Liu, Liangxue Lai, Hu Zhao, Zhanjun Li, Jian Q. Feng DMP1 Ablation in The Rabbit Results in Mineralization Defects and Abnormalities in Harversian Canal/Osteon Microarchitectures J Bone Miner Res 2019Jun;34(6):1115-1128

X Xie, J Wang, K Wang, C Li, S Zhang, D Jing, C Xu, X Wang, H Zhao, J Q Feng Axin2(+)-Mesenchymal PDL Cells, Instead of K14(+) Epithelial Cells, Play a Key Role in Rapid Cementum Growth J Dent Res. 2019 Oct;98(11):1262-1270. doi: 10.1177/0022034519871021.

Yi Y, Men Y, Jing D, Luo W, Zhang S, Feng JQ, Liu J, Ge WP, Wang J, Zhao H.3-dimensional visualization of implant-tissue interface with the polyethylene glycol associated solvent system tissue clearing method. Cell Prolif. 2019 May;52(3):e12578.

Luo W., Yi Y., Jing D., Zhang S., Men Y., Ge W., Zhao H. (2019). Investigation of postnatal craniofacial bone development with tissue clearing-based 3D imaging. Stem Cell and Development. 28(19):1310-1321.

Trivedi, Bhavin, Matthew J. Kesterke, Ritesh Bhattacharjee, William Weber, Karen Mynar, and Likith V. Reddy. "Craniofacial injuries seen with the introduction of bicycle-share electric scooters in an urban setting." Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 77, no. 11 (2019): 2292-2297.

Reddy, Likith V., Ritesh Bhattacharjee, Emily Misch, Mofiyinfolu Sokoya, and Yadranko Ducic. "Dental injuries and management." Facial plastic surgery 35, no. 06 (2019): 607-613.

Ducote, Colten, Matthew J. Kesterke, Ritesh Bhattacharjee, Andrew Read-Fuller, and Likith V. Reddy. "Macroglossia secondary to lisinopril-induced acute angioedema." In Baylor University Medical Center Proceedings, vol. 32, no. 1, pp. 70-72. Taylor & Francis, 2019.

Jani P, Zhang H, Benson MD, Qin C. Noggin inhibition of mouse dentinogenesis. J Oral Biosci. 2020 Mar;62(1):72-79. doi: 10.1016/j.job.2019.11.001. Epub 2019 Dec 17. PubMed PMID: 31862386; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC695996

Asiri S, Tadlock L, Schneiderman E, Buschang P.  Applications of artificial intelligence and machine learning in orthodontics.  APOS Trends in Orthodontics.  July-Sept. 2019. 9(3): 1-8.

Zandinejad A, Methani M, Schneiderman E, Revilla-Leon M, Morton D.  Fracture Resistance of Additively Manufactured Zirconia Crowns when Cemented to Implant Supported Zirconia Abutments: An in vitro Study.  Journal of Prosthodontics 28 (2019) 893–897. 


Li H, Luo W, Feng A, Tang ML, Kensler TB, Maldonado E, Gonzalez OA, Kessler MJ, Dechow PC, Ebersole JL, Wang Q. Odontogenic abscesses in rhesus macaques (Macaca mulatta) of Cayo Santiago. Am J Phys Anthropol. 2018;167: 441-457.

S Liu, Z Zhao, Y Guo, H Shu, C Li, Y Tang, Y Xing, F Tao. Spinal AMPA receptor GluA1 Ser831 phosphorylation controls chronic alcohol consumption-produced prolongation of postsurgical pain. Mol Neurobiol 2018; 55:4090-4097

Y Tang, S Liu, H Shu, Y Xing, F Tao. AMPA receptor GluA1 Ser831 phosphorylation is critical for nitroglycerin-induced migraine-like pain. Neuropharmacology 2018; 133:462-469

Q Bai, S Liu, H Shu, Y Tang, S George, T Dong, BL Schmidt, F Tao, TNFα in the trigeminal nociceptive system is critical for temporomandibular joint pain. Mol Neurobiol 2018; doi: 10.1007/s12035-018-1076

S Liu, Y Tang, H Shu, D Tatum, Q Bai, J Crawford, Y Xing, MK Lobo, L Bellinger, P Kramer, F Tao. Dopamine receptor D2 but not D1, mediates descending dopaminergic pathway-produced analgesic effect in a trigeminal neuropathic pain mouse model. Pain 2018;  doi: 10.1097/j.pain.0000000000001414

S Liu, Y Tang, H Shu, D Tatum, Q Bai, J Crawford, Y Xing, MK Lobo, L Bellinger, P Kramer, F Tao. Dopamine receptor D2, but not D1, mediates descending dopaminergic pathway- produced analgesic effect in a trigeminal neuropathic pain mouse model. Pain 2018;  doi: 10.1097/j.pain.0000000000001414

Walsh RM, Woodmansey KF He J, Svoboda KS, Primus CM, Opperman LA 2018 Histology of Calcium Aluminate vs. Tricalcium Silicate in Pulpal and Periradicular Contact J Endod 44(9):1389-1395.

Walsh RM, He J, Schweitzer J, Opperman LA, Woodmansey KF 2018 Bioactive Endodontic Materials for Everyday Use: A Review. Gen Dent. 2018 May-Jun;66(3):48-51.

Bei Chang, Chi Ma, and Xiaohua Liu. "Nanofibers regulate single bone marrow stem cell osteogenesis via FAK/RhoA/YAP1 pathway" ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 2018, 10:33022-33031. PMID: 30188689

Chi Ma, Bei Chang, Yan Jing, Harry Kim, and Xiaohua Liu. "Bio-inspired micropatterned platforms recapitulate 3D physiological morphologies of bone and dentinal cells" Advanced Sciences, 2018, 1801037, DOI: 10.1002/advs.201801037

Chi Ma, Tiejun Qu, Bei Chang, Yan Jing, Jerry Q. Feng, and Xiaohua Liu. "3D maskless micropatterning for regeneration of highly organized tubular tissues" Advanced Healthcare Materials, 2018, 7: 1700738, DOI: 10.1002/adhm.201700738, PMCID: PMC5803393

Jing Y, Jing J, Wang K, Chan K, Harris SE, Hinton RJ, Feng JQ, Vital Roles of β-catenin in transdifferentiation of chondrocytes to bone cells. International journal of biological sciences. 2018-14(1):1.

Li C, Jing Y, Wang K, Ren Y, Liu X, Wang Z, Zhao H, Feng JQ. Dentinal mineralization is not limited in the mineralization front but occurs along with the entire odontoblast process. International Journal of Biological Sciences. 2018;14(7):693-704.

Walsh, Ryan M., Karl F. Woodmansey, Jianing He, Kathy K. Svoboda, Carolyn M. Primus, and Lynne A. Opperman 2018 Histology of NeoMTA Plus and Quick-Set2 in Contact with Pulp and Periradicular Tissues in a Canine Model. Journal of Endodontics

Jing D, Zhang S, Luo W, Gao X, Men Y, Ma C, Liu X, Yi Y, Bugde A, Zhou BO, Zhao Z, Yuan Q, Feng JQ, Gao L, Ge WPZhao H. Tissue clearing of both hard and soft tissue organs with the PEGASOS method. Cell Res. 2018 28(8):803-818

Chaoyuan Li, Yan Jing, Ke Wang, Yinshi Ren, Xiaohua Liu, Xiaofang Wang, Zuolin Wang, Hu Zhao, and Jian Q. Feng Int J Biol Sci 2018; 14(7):693-704. doi:10.7150/ijbs.25712

Jing Yan, Jing JJ, Ke Wang, Kevin Chan, Harris SE, Hinton RJ, Feng JQ Vital roles of b-catenin in trans-differentiation of chondrocytes to bone cells Int J Biol Sci 2018; 14(1):1-9. doi:10.7150/ijbs.23165

Jing, D., S. Zhang, Luo, X. Gao, Y. Men, C. Ma, X. Liu, Y. Yi, A. Bugde, B. O. Zhou and H. Zhao (2018). "Tissue clearing of both hard and soft tissue organs with the PEGASOS method." Cell Research 28(8): 803.

Patent: Young, Michael S., Ritesh Bhattacharjee, Raktim Bhattacharya, and Brandon Foresman. "Maxillofacial rehabilitation device." U.S. Patent Application 15/746,310, filed August 2, 2018.

Jani P, Liu C, Zhang H, Younes K, Benson MD, Qin C. The role of bone morphogenetic proteins 2 and 4 in mouse dentinogenesis. Arch Oral Biol. 2018 Jun;90:33-39. doi: 10.1016/j.archoralbio.2018.02.004. Epub 2018 Feb 7. PubMed PMID: 29529483; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5941946


Kontogiorgos ED, Gharpure P, Iheanacho EO, Gonzalez CJ, Opperman LA 2017 Preclinical evaluation of a crown splinted custom root shaped implant. Int J Maxillofac Implants 32(5):1023-1032

Ibrahim, I., Serrano M. J., Ruest L.B., and Svoboda K.K.H., 2017 Biglycan and Decorin Expression and Distribution in Palatal Adhesion. Journal of Dental Research,  Epublished 7/31/2017. Vol 96(12) 1445-1450.

Patent - Prockop, D.J., Beltran S. and Svoboda, K.K.H. Treatment of gum disease and gum disorders with TSG-6 Protein. #9,675,665 Issue date: 6-13-2017.

Wang J, Massoudi D, Ren Y, Muir AM, Harris SE, Greenspan DS, Feng JQ. BMP1 and TLL1 are required for maintaining periodontal homeostasis  J Dent Res 96: 5, page(s): 578-585 2017

Wang J, Muir AM, Ren Y, Massoudi D, Greenspan DS, Feng JQ. Essential roles of bone morphogenetic protein-1 and mammalian tolloid-like 1 in postnatal root dentin formation. J Endod. 2017 Jan;43(1):109-115.


Pryor Macintosh L, Smith A; Ledogar J, Strait DS, Ross CF, Wang Q, Opperman LA, Dechow PC. 2016 Internal bone architecture in the zygoma of Human and Pan. Anat Rec (Hoboken). 299(12):1704-1717

Gharpure P, Kontogiorgos ED, Pryor L, Opperman LA, Ross CF, Strait DS, Smith A, Wang QI, Wang Q, Dechow PC 2016 Elastic Properties of Chimpanzee Craniofacial Cortical Bone. Anat Rec (Hoboken). 299(12): 1718-1733.

Lin, S. Svoboda, K.K., Feng, J.Q. and Jiang, X. (2016) The Biologoical Function of Type I Receptors of Bone Morphogenetic Protein in Bone. Bone Research, 4: 16005

Shuxian Lin, Kathy K H Svoboda, Jian Q Feng & Xinquan Jiang The biological function of type I receptors of bone morphogenetic protein in bone. Bone Research 4, Article number: 16005 2016

Qi Zhang, Shuxian Lin, Ying Liu, Kevin Yan, Baozhi Yuan, and J.Q. Feng Dmp1 Null Mice Develop a Unique Osteoarthritis-like Phenotype Int J Biol Sci. 2016 Sep 15;12(10):1203-1212 PMID: 27766035 PMCID: PMC5069442

Ren, Y., Han, X., Jing, Y., Yuan, B., Ke, H., Liu, M., and Feng, J.Q Sclerostin antibody (Scl-Ab) improves osteomalacia phenotype in dentin matrix protein 1(Dmp1) knockout mice with little impact on serum levels of phosphorus and FGF23. Matrix Biol.  May-Jul;52-54:151-61, 2016; PMID: 26721590 PMCID: PMC4875883 


Elsalanty ME, Malavia V, Zakhary I, Mulone T, Kontogiorgos ED, Dechow PC, Opperman LA 2015 Dentate transport discs can be used to reconstruct large segmental mandibular defects. J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 73(4): 745-58.

Liu, X., T. Qu, A. Sachar, and Kathy K.H. Svoboda. (2015) Cell Matrix Interactions and Signal Transduction. Chapter 4, In: Ajaykuma Vishwakarma, Paul Sharpe, Songtao Shi, Xiuping Wang, and Murugan Ramalingam (Editors) Stem Cell Biology and Tissue Engineering in Dental Sciences pp47-60

Serrano, MJ, J Liu, KK Svoboda, A Nawshad and MD Benson (2015). Ephrin Reverse Signaling Mediates Palatal Fusion and Epithelial-to-Mesenchymal Transition Independently of Tgfb3. J Cell Physiol. DOI10.1002/jcp.25025.  230(12): 2961-2972.

Beltran S, Svoboda K, Kerns D, Sheth A, Prockop D, (2015) Anti-Inflammatory Protein TSG-6 Promotes Early Gingival Wound Healing: An In Vivo Study, J. Perio. 86: (1) 62-71.

Serrano, M.J., Ibrahim, Svoboda, K.K.H. (2015) Method of Studying Palatal Fusion using Static Organ Cultures. Journal of Visualized Experiments J Vis Exp (103).

Alvares K, Ren Y, Feng JQ, Veis A Expression of the invertebrate sea urchin P16 protein into mammalian MC3T3 osteoblasts transforms and reprograms them into "osteocyte-like" cells. J Exp Zool B Mol Dev Evol. 2015 Nov 19. doi: 10.1002/jez.b.22663.

Rangiani A, Jing Y, Ren Y, Yadav S, Taylor R, Feng JQ. Critical roles of periostin in the process of orthodontic tooth movement. Eur J Orthod. 2015 Oct 7. pii: cjv071.

Maginot M, Lin S, Liu Y, Yuan B, Feng JQ, Aswath PB. The in vivo role of DMP-1 and serum phosphate on bone mineral composition. Bone. 2015 Dec;81:602-13

Ren Y, Han X, Ho SP, Harris SE, Cao Z,  Economides AN, Qin C, Ke H, Liu, M, Feng JQ.  Removal of SOST or blocking its product sclerostin rescues defects in the periodontitis mouse model, FESAB J 2015 Jul;29(7):2702-11

Qu T, Jing J, Ren Y, Ma C, Feng JQ, Yu Q, Liu X. Complete pulpodentin complex regeneration by modulating the stiffness of biomimetic matrix. Acta Biomater. Apr;16:60-70. doi: 10.1016/ j.actbio.2015

Velten M,Lin SLiu YYuan BFeng JQAswath PB The in vivo role of DMP-1 and serum phosphate on bone mineral composition, Bone 81 602–613 2015

Jani P, Gibson MP, Liu C, Zhang H, Wang X, Lu Y, Qin C. Transgenic expression of Dspp partially rescued the long bone defects of Dmp1-null mice. Matrix Biol. 2016 May-Jul;52-54:95-112. doi: 10.1016/j.matbio.2015.12.001. Epub 2015 Dec 11. PubMed PMID: 26686820; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4875789  


Zapata U, Dechow PC Watanabe I, Elsalanty ME, Opperman LA 2014 Biomechanics of the canine mandible during bone transport distraction osteogenesis. J Biomech Eng 136(11): 111011-111011-8, doi: 10.1115/1.4028409

Zapata U, Watanabe I, Opperman LA, Dechow PC, Mulone T, Elsalanty ME 2014 In vitro mechanical evaluation of novel manidubalr bone transport devices. J Med Dev 8:021004-1-021004-8.

Derksen RB, Kontogiorgios ED, Dechow PC, Opperman LA 2014 A pilot histological comparison of bone-to-implants in the canine model. Int J Oral Maxillofac Implants. 2014 Jan-Feb; 29(1): 203-10. doi: 10.11607/jomi.3364

Sachar A, Strom T, Serrano M, San Miguel S, Svoboda K, Liu X, (2014) Cell-matrix and cell-cell interactions of human gingival fibroblasts on 3d nanofibrous gelatin scaffolds. Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine, (epub: DOI 10.1002/term.1588). 8:862-873.

Ren Y, Lin S, Jing Y, Dechow PC and Feng JQ. A novel way to statistically analyze morphologic changes in osteocytes in Dmp1 null mice, See comment in PubMed Commons belowConnect Tissue Res. 2014 Aug;55 Suppl 1:129-33. doi: 10.3109/03008207. “Nice method that can be used on a variety of mouse models to better understand osteocyte biology” (a comment from one of reviewers).

Lin S, Zhang Q, Zhang H, Yan K, Ying L, Lu Y and Feng Nucleus-targeted Dmp1 transgene fails to rescue dental defects in Dmp1 null Mice Int J Oral Sci 2014 Sep;6(3):133-41 doi: 10.1038/ijos.2014.44.

Lin S, Zhang Q, Cao Z, Lu Y, Zhang H, Yan K, Liu Y, McKee MD, Qin C, Zhi Chen, Z and Feng JQ. Constitutive nuclear expression of dentin matrix protein 1 fails to rescue the Dmp1-null phenotype J Biol Chem 2014 Aug 1;289(31):21533-43. doi: 10.1074/jbc.M113.543330. Epub 2014 Jun 10.

Muir AM, Ren Y, Hopkins Butz D, Davis NA, Blank RD,. Birk DE, Lee SJ, Rowe D, Feng JQ and Daniel S. Greenspan DS. Induced ablation of Bmp1 and Tll1 produces osteogenesis imperfecta in mice. 2014 Human Molecular Genetics, 15;23(12):3085-101. doi: 10.1093/hmg/ddu013

Gibson MP*, Jani P*, Wang X, Lu Y, Qin C. Overexpressing the NH2-terminal fragment of dentin sialophosphoprotein (DSPP) aggravates the periodontal defects in Dsppknockout mice. J Oral Biosci. 2014 Nov 1;56(4):143-148. doi: 10.1016/j.job.2014.06.003. PubMed PMID: 25386098; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4224573 *: Contributed equally (co-first author) 


Liu S-Y, Xu H, Kontogiorgos ED, Misner K, Whittington P, Buschang PH, Dechow PC, Opperman LA 2013 Recombinant Human Bone Morphogenetic Protein-2 Stimulates Bone Formation During Inter-Frontal Suture Expansion In Rabbits. Am J Orthod Dent Orthop 144:210-217.

Kontogiorgos ED, Nagy WW, Dechow PC, Elsalanty ME, Opperman LA 2013 Osseointegration of dental implants placed in mandibular bone regenerated by bone transport distraction osteogenesis. Int J Oral Maxillofac Implants 28(3):677-686.

Yu, W., Zhang Y., L.B. Ruest, K. K.H Svoboda. Analysis of Snail1 function and regulation by Twist1 in palatal fusion  Frontiers in Physiology, special issue on Frontiers in Craniofacial Biology 4,12, 2013. PMCID 3575576 

Gibson MP, Liu Q, Zhu Q, Jani P, Wang X, Paine M, Snead M, Feng JQ,  Qin C.  Role of NH2-terminal fragment of dentin sialophosphoprotein (DSPP) in d 2013 Eur J Oral Sci;  121:76-85

Jing J Ren Y, Zong Z, Chuanju Liu C, Nobuhiro Kamiya N, Mishina Y, Liu Y, Zhou X, and Feng JQ  BMP Receptor 1A determines the cell fate of the postnatal growth plate J. Biol. Sci. 2013; 9(9):895-906. doi: 10.7150/ijbs.7508

Rangiani A, Cao Z, Liu Y, Rodgers A, Qin C and Feng JQ. DMP1 and phosphate homeostasis are critical for postnatal pulp, dentin and enamel formation Int J Oral Sci 2013 Jan;4(4):189-95.

Gibson MP, Zhu Q, Wang S, Liu Q, Liu Y, Wang X, Yuan B, Ruest LB, Feng JQ, D'Souza RN, Qin C, Lu Y The rescue of dentin matrix protein 1 (DMP1)-deficient tooth defects by the transgenic expression of dentin sialophosphoprotein (DSPP) indicates that DSPP is a downstream effector molecule of DMP1 in dentinogenesis. J Biol Chem 288(10):7204-7214.

Gibson MP, Zhu Q, Liu Q, D'Souza RN, Feng JQ, Qin C 2013 Loss of dentin sialophosphoprotein leads to periodontal diseases in mice. J Periodontal Res 48(2):221-227.

Gibson MP, Zhu Q, Liu Q, D'Souza RN, Feng JQ, Qin C. Loss of dentin sialophosphoprotein leads to periodontal diseases in mice. J Periodontal Res. 2013 Apr;48(2):221-7. doi: 10.1111/j.1600-0765.2012.01523.x. Epub 2012 Aug 31. PubMed PMID: 22934831; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3514631

Gibson MP*, Jani P*, Liu Y, Wang X, Lu Y, Feng JQ, Qin C. Failure to process dentin sialophosphoprotein into fragments leads to periodontal defects in mice. Eur J Oral Sci. 2013 Dec;121(6):545-50. doi: 10.1111/eos.12088. Epub 2013 Sep 25. PubMed PMID: 24112131; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3825804 *: Contributed equally (co-first author)

Gibson MP, Liu Q, Zhu Q, Lu Y, Jani P, Wang X, Liu Y, Paine ML, Snead ML, Feng JQ, Qin C. Role of the NH2 -terminal fragment of dentin sialophosphoprotein in dentinogenesis. Eur J Oral Sci. 2013 Apr;121(2):76-85. doi: 10.1111/eos.12020. Epub 2013 Feb 7. PubMed PMID: 23489896; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3602929

Gibson MP, Zhu Q, Wang S, Liu Q, Liu Y, Wang X, Yuan B, Ruest LB, Feng JQ, D'Souza RN, Qin C, Lu Y. The rescue of dentin matrix protein 1 (DMP1)-deficient tooth defects by the transgenic expression of dentin sialophosphoprotein (DSPP) indicates that DSPP is a downstream effector molecule of DMP1 in dentinogenesis. J Biol Chem. 2013 Mar 8;288(10):7204-14. doi: 10.1074/jbc.M112.445775. Epub 2013 Jan 24. PubMed PMID: 23349460; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3591629

Sun Y, Jiang Y, Liu Q, Gao T, Feng JQ, Dechow P, D'Souza RN, Qin C, Liu X. Biomimetic engineering of nanofibrous gelatin scaffolds with noncollagenous proteins for enhanced bone regeneration. Tissue Eng Part A. 2013 Aug;19(15-16):1754-63. doi: 10.1089/ten.TEA.2012.0567. Epub 2013 Apr 5. PubMed PMID: 23469769; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3700013 


Zhu Q*, Gibson MP*, Liu Q, Liu Y, Lu Y, Wang X, Feng JQ, Qin C. Proteolytic processing of dentin sialophosphoprotein (DSPP) is essential to dentinogenesis. J Biol Chem. 2012 Aug 31;287(36):30426-35. doi: 10.1074/jbc.M112.388587. Epub 2012 Jul 13. PubMed PMID: 22798071; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3436292 *: Contributed equally (co-first author)


Prasad M, Zhu Q, Sun Y, Wang X, Kulkarni A, Boskey A, Feng JQ, Qin C. Expression of dentin sialophosphoprotein in non-mineralized tissues. J Histochem Cytochem. 2011 Nov;59(11):1009-21. doi: 10.1369/0022155411423406. PubMed PMID: 22043023; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3261624.

Sun Y, Chen L, Ma S, Zhou J, Zhang H, Feng JQ, Qin C. Roles of DMP1 processing in osteogenesis, dentinogenesis and chondrogenesis. Cells Tissues Organs. 2011;194(2-4):199-204. doi: 10.1159/000324672. Epub 2011 May 9. PubMed PMID: 21555863; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3178078

Sun Y, Lu Y, Chen L, Gao T, D'Souza R, Feng JQ, Qin C. DMP1 processing is essential to dentin and jaw formation. J Dent Res. 2011 May;90(5):619-24. doi: 10.1177/0022034510397839. Epub 2011 Feb 4. PubMed PMID: 21297011; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3077457


 Prasad M, Butler WT, Qin C. Dentin sialophosphoprotein in biomineralization. Connect Tissue Res. 2010 Oct;51(5):404-17. doi: 10.3109/03008200903329789. Review. PubMed PMID: 20367116; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC2933432

Sun Y, Ma S, Zhou J, Yamoah AK, Feng JQ, Hinton RJ, Qin C. Distribution of small integrin-binding ligand, N-linked glycoproteins (SIBLING) in the articular cartilage of the rat femoral head. J Histochem Cytochem. 2010 Nov;58(11):1033-43. doi: 10.1369/jhc.2010.956771. Epub 2010 Aug 2. PubMed PMID: 20679519; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC2958136

Sun Y, Prasad M, Gao T, Wang X, Zhu Q, D'Souza R, Feng JQ, Qin C. Failure to process dentin matrix protein 1 (DMP1) into fragments leads to its loss of function in osteogenesis. J Biol Chem. 2010 Oct 8;285(41):31713-22. doi: 10.1074/jbc.M110.137059. Epub 2010 Jul 27. PubMed PMID: 20663874; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC2951243

Sun Y, Lu Y, Chen S, Prasad M, Wang X, Zhu Q, Zhang J, Ball H, Feng J, Butler WT, Qin C. Key proteolytic cleavage site and full-length form of DSPP. J Dent Res. 2010 May;89(5):498-503. doi: 10.1177/0022034510363109. Epub 2010 Mar 23. PubMed PMID: 20332332; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC2873034

Sun Y, Gandhi V, Prasad M, Yu W, Wang X, Zhu Q, Feng JQ, Hinton RJ, Qin C. Distribution of small integrin-binding ligand, N-linked glycoproteins (SIBLING) in the condylar cartilage of rat mandible. Int J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2010 Mar;39(3):272-81. doi: 10.1016/j.ijom.2009.12.017. Epub 2010 Jan 25. PubMed PMID: 20097540; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC2834875

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