Louis C. Gerstenfeld

Research Professor of Biochemistry, Department of Periodontology

  • Office

    715 Albany Street
    Boston, MA 02118-2394 USA

  • Emaillgersten@bu.edu
  • Phone617-414-1660

Research Description

Cell Biology/Bone. Research focus is on the molecular genetics of the repair and regeneration of skeletal tissues and skeletal development.

Representative Publications

  • Lu H, Kraut D, Gerstenfeld LC, Graves DT. Diabetes interferes with the bone formation by affecting the expression of transcription factors that regulate osteoblast differentiation. Endocrinology. 2003 Jan;144(1):346-52
  • Cullinane DM, Fredrick A, Eisenberg SR, Pacicca D, Elman MV, Lee C, Salisbury K, Gerstenfeld LC, Einhorn TA. Induction of a neoarthrosis by precisely controlled motion in an experimental mid-femoral defect. J Orthop Res. 2002 May;20(3):579-86.
  • Javed, A., Barnes, G. L., Jasanya, B. O., Stein, J. L., Gerstenfeld, L., Lian, J. B. and Stein, G. S. <ONLINE> (2001) Runt homology domain transcription factors (Runx, Cbfa, and AML) mediate repression of the bone sialoprotein promoter: evidence for promoter context-dependent activity of Cbfa proteins. Mol. Biol. Cell. (8):2891-905.
  • Harper, J., Gerstenfeld, L. C., and Klagsbrun, M <ONLINE>. (2001) Neuropilin-1 expression in osteogenic cells: down-regulation during differentiation of osteoblasts into osteocytes. J. Cell Biochem. 81(1):82-92.
  • Wang, J., Yang, R., Gerstenfeld, L. C. and Glimcher, M. J. (2000) Characterization of demineralized bone matrix-induced osteogenesis in rat calvarial bone defects: III. Gene and protein expression. Calcif. Tissue Int. 67(4):314-20.
  • Kuhn, L. T., Wu, Y., Rey, C., Gerstenfeld, L. C., Grynpas, M. D., Ackerman, J. L., Kim, H. M. and Glimcher, M. J. (2000) Structure, composition, and maturation of newly deposited calcium-phosphate crystals in chicken osteoblast cell cultures. J. Bone Miner. Res. 15(7):1301-9.
Research Programs
Predoctoral Research Program