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Mina Mina DMD, MSD, PhD

TitleProfessor and Division Chair
InstitutionUConn Health Center
DepartmentCraniofacial Sciences
AddressMC 1610
MC 1610
263 Farmington Avenue
Phone860-679-4081
Fax860-679-4078
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    InstitutionUConn Health Center
    DepartmentInstitute for Regenerative Engineering


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    1. Sagomonyants K, Kalajzic I, Maye P, Mina M. Enhanced Dentinogenesis of Pulp Progenitors by Early Exposure to FGF2. J Dent Res. 2015 Nov; 94(11):1582-90. PMID: 26276371; PMCID: PMC4622321 [Available on 11/01/16].
    2. Sagomonyants K, Mina M. Stage-specific effects of fibroblast growth factor 2 on the differentiation of dental pulp cells. Cells Tissues Organs. 2014; 199(5-6):311-28. PMID: 25823776; PMCID: PMC4398604 [Available on 03/25/16].
    3. Sagomonyants K, Mina M. Biphasic effects of FGF2 on odontoblast differentiation involve changes in the BMP and Wnt signaling pathways. Connect Tissue Res. 2014 Aug; 55 Suppl 1:53-6. PMID: 25158181; PMCID: PMC4404504.
    4. Roguljic H, Matthews BG, Yang W, Cvija H, Mina M, Kalajzic I. In vivo identification of periodontal progenitor cells. J Dent Res. 2013 Aug; 92(8):709-15. PMID: 23735585; PMCID: PMC3711570.
    5. Frozoni M, Zaia AA, Line SR, Mina M. Analysis of the contribution of nonresident progenitor cells and hematopoietic cells to reparative dentinogenesis using parabiosis model in mice. J Endod. 2012 Sep; 38(9):1214-9. PMID: 22892738; PMCID: PMC3745019.
    6. Balic A, Mina M. Identification of secretory odontoblasts using DMP1-GFP transgenic mice. Bone. 2011 Apr 1; 48(4):927-37. PMID: 21172466; PMCID: PMC3062740.
    7. Balic A, Mina M. Characterization of progenitor cells in pulps of murine incisors. J Dent Res. 2010 Nov; 89(11):1287-92. PMID: 20739699; PMCID: PMC3144071.
    8. Balic A, Aguila HL, Mina M. Identification of cells at early and late stages of polarization during odontoblast differentiation using pOBCol3.6GFP and pOBCol2.3GFP transgenic mice. Bone. 2010 Nov; 47(5):948-58. PMID: 20728593; PMCID: PMC2957651.
    9. Balic A, Aguila HL, Caimano MJ, Francone VP, Mina M. Characterization of stem and progenitor cells in the dental pulp of erupted and unerupted murine molars. Bone. 2010 Jun; 46(6):1639-51. PMID: 20193787; PMCID: PMC2881695.
    10. Balic A, Adams D, Mina M. Prx1 and Prx2 cooperatively regulate the morphogenesis of the medial region of the mandibular process. Dev Dyn. 2009 Oct; 238(10):2599-613. PMID: 19777594; PMCID: PMC2806060.
    11. MacKenzie B, Wolff R, Lowe N, Billington CJ, Peterson A, Schmidt B, Graf D, Mina M, Gopalakrishnan R, Petryk A. Twisted gastrulation limits apoptosis in the distal region of the mandibular arch in mice. Dev Biol. 2009 Apr 1; 328(1):13-23. PMID: 19389368; PMCID: PMC2851169.
    12. Doufexi AE, Mina M. Signaling pathways regulating the expression of Prx1 and Prx2 in the chick mandibular mesenchyme. Dev Dyn. 2008 Nov; 237(11):3115-27. PMID: 18942149; PMCID: PMC2718419.
    13. Balic A, Rodgers B, Mina M. Mineralization and expression of Col1a1-3.6GFP transgene in primary dental pulp culture. Cells Tissues Organs. 2009; 189(1-4):163-8. PMID: 18781059; PMCID: PMC2742957.
    14. Havens BA, Velonis D, Kronenberg MS, Lichtler AC, Oliver B, Mina M. Roles of FGFR3 during morphogenesis of Meckel's cartilage and mandibular bones. Dev Biol. 2008 Apr 15; 316(2):336-49. PMID: 18339367; PMCID: PMC2507721.
    15. Li H, Marijanovic I, Kronenberg MS, Erceg I, Stover ML, Velonis D, Mina M, Heinrich JG, Harris SE, Upholt WB, Kalajzic I, Lichtler AC. Expression and function of Dlx genes in the osteoblast lineage. Dev Biol. 2008 Apr 15; 316(2):458-70. PMID: 18280462; PMCID: PMC2679944.
    16. Mina M, Havens B, Velonis DA. FGF signaling in mandibular skeletogenesis. Orthod Craniofac Res. 2007 May; 10(2):59-66. PMID: 17552942.
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    17. Savage T, Bennett T, Huang YF, Kelly PL, Durant NE, Adams DJ, Mina M, Harrison JR. Mandibular phenotype of p20C/EBPbeta transgenic mice: Reduced alveolar bone mass and site-specific dentin dysplasia. Bone. 2006 Sep; 39(3):552-64. PMID: 16682266.
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    18. Balic A, Mina M. Analysis of developmental potentials of dental pulp in vitro using GFP transgenes. Orthod Craniofac Res. 2005 Nov; 8(4):252-8. PMID: 16238605.
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    19. Bilic-Curcic I, Kronenberg M, Jiang X, Bellizzi J, Mina M, Marijanovic I, Gardiner EM, Rowe DW. Visualizing levels of osteoblast differentiation by a two-color promoter-GFP strategy: Type I collagen-GFPcyan and osteocalcin-GFPtpz. Genesis. 2005 Oct; 43(2):87-98. PMID: 16149065.
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    20. Havens BA, Rodgers B, Mina M. Tissue-specific expression of Fgfr2b and Fgfr2c isoforms, Fgf10 and Fgf9 in the developing chick mandible. Arch Oral Biol. 2006 Feb; 51(2):134-45. PMID: 16105644.
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    21. Jiang X, Kalajzic Z, Maye P, Braut A, Bellizzi J, Mina M, Rowe DW. Histological analysis of GFP expression in murine bone. J Histochem Cytochem. 2005 May; 53(5):593-602. PMID: 15872052.
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    22. Liu W, Sun X, Braut A, Mishina Y, Behringer RR, Mina M, Martin JF. Distinct functions for Bmp signaling in lip and palate fusion in mice. Development. 2005 Mar; 132(6):1453-61. PMID: 15716346.
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    23. Doufexi A, Mina M, Ioannidou E. Gingival overgrowth in children: epidemiology, pathogenesis, and complications. A literature review. J Periodontol. 2005 Jan; 76(1):3-10. PMID: 15830631.
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    24. Liu F, Woitge HW, Braut A, Kronenberg MS, Lichtler AC, Mina M, Kream BE. Expression and activity of osteoblast-targeted Cre recombinase transgenes in murine skeletal tissues. Int J Dev Biol. 2004 Sep; 48(7):645-53. PMID: 15470637.
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    25. Kalajzic I, Braut A, Guo D, Jiang X, Kronenberg MS, Mina M, Harris MA, Harris SE, Rowe DW. Dentin matrix protein 1 expression during osteoblastic differentiation, generation of an osteocyte GFP-transgene. Bone. 2004 Jul; 35(1):74-82. PMID: 15207743.
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    26. Mina M, Braut A. New insight into progenitor/stem cells in dental pulp using Col1a1-GFP transgenes. Cells Tissues Organs. 2004; 176(1-3):120-33. PMID: 14745241.
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    27. Braut A, Kollar EJ, Mina M. Analysis of the odontogenic and osteogenic potentials of dental pulp in vivo using a Col1a1-2.3-GFP transgene. Int J Dev Biol. 2003 May; 47(4):281-92. PMID: 12755333.
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    28. Kalajzic Z, Liu P, Kalajzic I, Du Z, Braut A, Mina M, Canalis E, Rowe DW. Directing the expression of a green fluorescent protein transgene in differentiated osteoblasts: comparison between rat type I collagen and rat osteocalcin promoters. Bone. 2002 Dec; 31(6):654-60. PMID: 12531558.
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    29. Tadic T, Dodig M, Erceg I, Marijanovic I, Mina M, Kalajzic Z, Velonis D, Kronenberg MS, Kosher RA, Ferrari D, Lichtler AC. Overexpression of Dlx5 in chicken calvarial cells accelerates osteoblastic differentiation. J Bone Miner Res. 2002 Jun; 17(6):1008-14. PMID: 12054155.
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    30. Mina M, Wang YH, Ivanisevic AM, Upholt WB, Rodgers B. Region- and stage-specific effects of FGFs and BMPs in chick mandibular morphogenesis. Dev Dyn. 2002 Mar; 223(3):333-52. PMID: 11891984.
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    31. Braut A, Kalajzic I, Kalajzic Z, Rowe DW, Kollar EJ, Mina M. Col1a1-GFP transgene expression in developing incisors. Connect Tissue Res. 2002; 43(2-3):216-9. PMID: 12489162.
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    32. Mina M. Regulation of mandibular growth and morphogenesis. Crit Rev Oral Biol Med. 2001; 12(4):276-300. PMID: 11603502.
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    33. Mina M. Morphogenesis of the medial region of the developing mandible is regulated by multiple signaling pathways. Cells Tissues Organs. 2001; 169(3):295-301. PMID: 11455126.
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    34. Wang YH, Rutherford B, Upholt WB, Mina M. Effects of BMP-7 on mouse tooth mesenchyme and chick mandibular mesenchyme. Dev Dyn. 1999 Dec; 216(4-5):320-35. PMID: 10633853.
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    35. Wang YH, Upholt WB, Sharpe PT, Kollar EJ, Mina M. Odontogenic epithelium induces similar molecular responses in chick and mouse mandibular mesenchyme. Dev Dyn. 1998 Dec; 213(4):386-97. PMID: 9853960.
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    36. Wang Y, Hand AR, Wang YH, Mina M, Gillies C, Peng T, Cone RE, O'Rourke J. Functional and morphologic evidence of the presence of tissue-plasminogen activator in vascular nerves: implications for a neurologic control of vessel wall fibrinolysis and rigidity. J Neurosci Res. 1998 Aug 15; 53(4):443-53. PMID: 9710264.
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    37. Wang YH, Kollar EJ, Upholt WB, Mina M. EGF does not induce Msx-1 and Msx-2 in dental mesenchyme. Eur J Oral Sci. 1998 Jan; 106 Suppl 1:100-3. PMID: 9541209.
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    38. Gluhak J, Mais A, Mina M. Tenascin-C is associated with early stages of chondrogenesis by chick mandibular ectomesenchymal cells in vivo and in vitro. Dev Dyn. 1996 Jan; 205(1):24-40. PMID: 8770549.
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    39. Mina M, Gluhak J, Rodgers B. Downregulation of Msx-2 expression results in chondrogenesis in the medial region of the avian mandible. Connect Tissue Res. 1996; 35(1-4):79-84. PMID: 9084645.
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    40. Mina M, Gluhak J, Upholt WB, Kollar EJ, Rogers B. Experimental analysis of Msx-1 and Msx-2 gene expression during chick mandibular morphogenesis. Dev Dyn. 1995 Feb; 202(2):195-214. PMID: 7734736.
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    41. Mina M, Upholt WB, Kollar EJ. Enhancement of avian mandibular chondrogenesis in vitro in the absence of epithelium. Arch Oral Biol. 1994 Jul; 39(7):551-62. PMID: 7945013.
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    42. Kollar EJ, Mina M. Role of the early epithelium in the patterning of the teeth and Meckel's cartilage. J Craniofac Genet Dev Biol. 1991 Oct-Dec; 11(4):223-8. PMID: 1812126.
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    43. Mina M, Upholt WB, Kollar EJ. Stage-related chondrogenic potential of avian mandibular ectomesenchymal cells. Differentiation. 1991 Sep; 48(1):9-16. PMID: 1743432.
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    44. Mina M, Kollar EJ, Upholt WB. Temporal and spatial expression of genes for cartilage extracellular matrix proteins during avian mandibular arch development. Differentiation. 1991 Sep; 48(1):17-24. PMID: 1743430.
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    45. Mina M, Kollar EJ, Bishop JA, Rohrbach DH. Interaction between the neural crest and extracellular matrix proteins in craniofacial skeletogenesis. Crit Rev Oral Biol Med. 1990; 1(2):79-87. PMID: 2129622.
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    46. Mina M, Rossomando EF. Assay of ATP-sulfurylase activity from rat liver by high-performance liquid chromatography. J Chromatogr. 1988 Dec 9; 433:63-72. PMID: 2853170.
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    47. Mina M, Kollar EJ. The induction of odontogenesis in non-dental mesenchyme combined with early murine mandibular arch epithelium. Arch Oral Biol. 1987; 32(2):123-7. PMID: 3478009.
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