Research excellence transforming patient care
Xianghong Luan, PhD
Ameloblastin gene function in the periodontal ligament
Dr. Luan and her colleagues have been interested in understanding the role of epithelial cells in periodontal development and maintenance.They are especially interested in the role of enamel matrix genes such as ameloblastin in the biomineralization equilibrium of periodontal tissues.
Dr. Luan and her colleagues are interested in the unique properties of stem cells of the periodontal region. Currently, they are using stem cell-based concepts in the regeneration of periodontal tissues.
Luan X, Diekwisch TG. 2007. Vienna-Chicago: the cultural transformation of the model system of the un-opposed molar. Bioessays 29(8):819-30.
Suga T, Fukui T, Shinohara A, Luan X, Diekwisch TG, Morito M, Yamane A. 2007. BMP2, BMP4, and their receptors are expressed in the differentiating muscle tissues of mouse embryonic tongue. Cell Tissue Res 329(1):103-17.
Luan X, Ito Y, Holliday S, Walker C, Daniel J, Galang TM, Fukui T, Yamane A, Begole E, Evans C, Diekwisch TG. 2007. Extracellular matrix-mediated tissue remodeling following axial movement of teeth. J Histochem Cytochem 55(2):127-40.
Luan X, Ito Y, Dangaria S, Diekwisch TG. 2006. Dental follicle progenitor cell heterogeneity in the developing mouse periodontium. Stem Cells Dev 15(4):595-608.
Wang X, Fan JL, Ito Y, Luan X, Diekwisch TG. 2006. Identification and characterization of a squamate reptilian amelogenin gene: Iguana iguana. J Exp Zoolog B Mol Dev Evol 306(4):393-406.
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- UIC Research Resource Center (RRC)
- UIC Biologic Resource Laboratory (BRL)
- UIC Center for Clinical and Translational Sciences (CCTS)
- Tissue Bank/ Transdisciplinary Pathology
- Chicago Biomedical Consortium
- Library Research Resources and Clinical Tools for Dentistry
- National Institute of Craniofacial and Dental Research