Phimon Atsawasuwan, DDS, MS, MSc, PhD

Phimon Atsawasuwan, DDS, MS, MSc, PhD
Assistant Professor
American Board of Orthodontics
UICollaboratory Profile

Research Interests

Dr. Atsawasuwan’s research interest emphasizes on several applications for modification of orthodontic tooth movement and roles of microRNA in periodontium, bone and other tissues. He is also interested in the etiology of oligodontia and hypodontia. His laboratory focuses on the development of novel modalities to modulate the biology of tooth movement using non-conventional approaches such as shockwave therapy or microRNAs. His laboratory also focuses on the modality to regenerate bone in osteoporosis and craniofacial defects using mouse models and cell cultures.


Atsawasuwan P., Lu X, Ito Y., Chen Y., Evans C.A., Kulkarni A.B., Gibson C.W., Luan X., Diekwisch T.G.H. Expression and Function of Enamel-related Gene Products in Calvarial Development. J DENT RES 2013 Jul;92(7):622-8. PMID: 23625374

Atsawasuwan P., Lu X., Ito Y., Evans C.A., Luan X. Ameloblastin Inhibits Cranial Suture Closure by Modulating MSX2 Expression and Proliferation. PLoS One 2013 Apr 4;8(4):e52800. PMID: 23593111. PMCID: PMC3617155

Lu X, Ito Y, Atsawasuwan P, Dangaria S, Yan X, Wu T, Evans CA, Luan X. Ameloblastin Modulates Osteoclastogenesis through the Integrin/ERK Pathway. BONE 2013 May;54(1):157-68. PMID: 23385480

Zhang Y., Zhang X., Lu X., Atsawasuwan P., Luan X. Ameloblastin Regulates Cell Attachment and Proliferation through Rho A and p27. EUR J ORAL SCI 2011; 119 (Suppl. 1): 280-5. PMID: 22243257. PMCID: PMC3402544

Mochida Y., Kaku M., Yoshida K., Katafuchi M., Atsawasuwan P., Yamauchi M. Podocan-like Protein: A Novel Small Leucine-rich Repeat Matrix Protein in Bone. BIOCHEM BIOPHYS RES COMMUN 2011; 410 (2): 333-8. PMID: 21672516. PMCID: PMC3159388

Atsawasuwan P., Yoshiyuki M., Katafuchi M., Tokutomi K., Mocanu V., Parker C.E., Yamauchi M. A Novel Proteolytic Processing of Prolysyl Oxidase. CONNECT TISS RES 2011; 52 (6), 479-86. PMID: 21591931. PMCID: PMC3499975

Promklay A., Fuangtharnthip P., Surarit R., Atsawasuwan P. Response of Dental Pulp Cells to Er:YAG Irradiation. PHOTOMED LASER SURG 2010; 28 (6): 793-9. PMID: 20969442.

Mochida Y., Parisuthiman D., Pornprasertsuk-Damrongsri S., Atsawasuwan P., Sricholpech M., Boskey AL., Yamauchi M. Decorin Modulates Collagen Matrix Assembly and Mineralization. MATRIX BIOL 2009; 28 (1): 44-52. PMID: 19049867. PMCID: PMC2650102

Atsawasuwan P., Mochida Y., Katafuchi M., Fong S.K., Csiszar K., Kaku M., Yamauchi M. Lysyl Oxidase Binds Transforming Growth Factor-β and Regulates Its Signaling via Amine Oxidase Activity. J BIOL CHEM 2008; 283 (49): 34229–34240. PMID: 18835815. PMCID: PMC2590693