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Theses/Dissertations from 2017

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P2X7 Receptor Primes IL-1β and the NLRP3 Inflammasome in Astrocytes Subjected to Mechanical Strain, Farraj S. Albalawi, Wennan Lu, Jonarhan M. Beckel, Jason C. Lim, Stuart A. McCaughey, and Claire H. Mitchell

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FOXO1 Deletion Reverses the Effect of Diabetic-Induced Impaired Fracture Healing, Mohammed A. Alharbi

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Patient Related Outcomes for Dental Implant Therapy with Fixed Prostheses: A Systematic Review, Ahmed M. Kabli

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Do Buffered Local Anesthetics Provide More Successful Anesthesia Over Non-Buffered Solutions in Patients Requiring Dental Therapy? – A Systematic Review & Meta-Analysis., Sereen Kattan, Bekir Karabucak, Elliot V. Hersh, Johnathan M. Korostoff, and Paul Hunter

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The Role of Mas-Related G-Protein Receptor X2 (MRGPRX2) on Neuropeptide Induced Reponses in Human Mast Cells, Wichayapha Manorak

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Mesenchymal Stem Cell (MSC) Spheroid Constructs Containing Microfluidic BMP2-PLGA Microcapsules in Bone Tissue Engineering., Bhavendrasinh Sayania

Anti-inflammatory Effect of Secoisolariciresinol Diglucoside (SDG) in Microglia, Kevin B. Seto, Kelly L. Jordan-Sciutto, Beth A. Winkelstein, Bekir Karabucak, and Eric J. Granquist

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Effects of Mechanical Stretch on Stem Cells from Human Exfoliated Deciduous Teeth (SHED), Katherine Zhang

Theses/Dissertations from 2016

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Dentin Remineralization Around Ceramir Restoration, Lujain S. Alhuwayrini

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The Requirement of p53 in Oral MSC differentiation Which Leads to Kaposi’s Sarcoma, May Alsenani

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RANKL From Osteocytes Contributes to Periodontal Bone Loss, Ahmed Alshabab

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Novel Endodontic Disinfection Approach Using Nanotechnology, Sarah Bukhari, Bekir Karabucak, and Hyun Koo

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Review of Approaches to Caries Treatment, Cherissa Chong

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FOXO1 Differentially Regulates Both Normal and Diabetic Gingival Wound Healing, Hyeran H. Jeon

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Microfluidic PLGA Microcapsules for the Sustained Delivery of Recombinant Human Bone Morphogenetic Protein 2 in 3D Printed PCL/βTCP Scaffolds, Sara M. Kasten

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Effect RANKL Produced by Periodontal Ligament Cells on Orthodontic Tooth Movement, Chia-Ying Yang

Theses/Dissertations from 2015

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Postnatal Regulation of Bone Growth by Muscle IGF-1, HyeYoon Helen Choi

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The Mast Cell Receptor Mas-Related Gene X2 (MrgX2) in Health and Disease, Chizobam N. Idahosa

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Investigation of Wnt5a and sFRP5 Expressions in Healthy and Chronic Periodontitis Tissues, Pacharee Kulwattanaporn

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Role of NLRP3 Inflammasome in Pathogenesis of Pulpal Disease, Su-Min Lee

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Milk Fat Globule-Epidermal Growth Factor-Factor 8 (MFG-E8) as a Novel Biomarker for Periodontal Disease, Fatimah A. Meshikhes

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A Multivariate Analysis of the Outcome of Endodontic Microsurgery Using MTA or ERRM as Root-End Filling Material: A Randomized Clinical Trial With Cone-Beam Computed Tomography Evaluation, Chafic Safi

Theses/Dissertations from 2014

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Epigenetic Changes in the Innate Response of Gingival Epithelium, Mahsa Abdolhosseini

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Characterization of Mandible and Femur Canine Mesenchymal Stem Cells: A Pilot Study, Juan M. Bugueno

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Analysis of BiP Expression in the Cervical and Lumbar Spinal Cord Following Painful Whole-Body Vibration, Kosuke Tanaka

Theses/Dissertations from 2013

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Lysosomal pH and the Control of Genes Involved in Inflammation and Degradation, Sara A. Khan