Andrzej Fertala, PhD

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1015 Walnut Street
Bluemle Life Sciences Building, Room 430
Philadelphia, PA 19107

(215) 503-0113

Most Recent Peer-reviewed Publications

  1. Mechanisms of reducing joint stiffness by blocking collagen fibrillogenesis in a rabbit model of posttraumatic arthrofibrosis
  2. Circulating inflammatory cytokines alter transcriptional activity within fibrotic tissue of Dupuytren's disease patients
  3. Collagen structure-function mapping informs applications for regenerative medicine
  4. Three decades of research on recombinant collagens: Reinventing the wheel or developing new biomedical products?
  5. Collagen-rich deposit formation in the sciatic nerve after injury and surgical repair: A study of collagen-producing cells in a rabbit model
  6. Naproxen impairs load-induced bone formation, reduces bone toughness, and diminishes woven bone formation following stress fracture in mice
  7. Thrombospondin-1 Is a Major Activator of TGF-β Signaling in Recessive Dystrophic Epidermolysis Bullosa Fibroblasts
  8. The impact of cholesterol deposits on the fibrillar architecture of the Achilles tendon in a rabbit model of hypercholesterolemia
  9. RNA binding protein HuR regulates extracellular matrix gene expression and pH homeostasis independent of controlling HIF-1α signaling in nucleus pulposus cells
  10. Functional and structural studies of tolloid-like 1 mutants associated with atrial-septal defect 6
  11. Fibrosis in distinct tissues
  12. Fibroblasts from recurrent fibrotic overgrowths reveal high rate of proliferation in vitro - findings from the study of hereditary and idiopathic gingival fibromatosis
  13. Novel mutation in Teneurin 3 found to co-segregate in all affecteds in a multi-generation family with developmental dysplasia of the hip
  14. TIMP-1 association with collagen type I overproduction in hereditary gingival fibromatosis
  15. Engineering the Second Generation of Therapeutic Cells with Enhanced Targeting of Injured Tissues
  16. Epiphyseal growth plate architecture is unaffected by early postnatal activation of the expression of R992C collagen II mutant
  18. The molecular basis of genetic collagen disorders and its clinical relevance
  19. Target-Specific Delivery of an Antibody That Blocks the Formation of Collagen Deposits in Skin and Lung
  20. Patterns of production of collagen-rich deposits in peripheral nerves in response to injury: A pilot study in a rabbit model
  21. P15 peptide stimulates chondrogenic commitment and endochondral ossification
  22. Piezoelectric Tensor of Collagen Fibrils Determined at the Nanoscale
  23. Blocking collagen fibril formation in injured knees reduces flexion contracture in a rabbit model
  24. Prospects and limitations of improving skeletal growth in a mouse model of spondyloepiphyseal dysplasia caused by R992C (p.R1192C) substitution in collagen II
  25. Gingival fibromatosis with significant De Novo formation of fibrotic tissue and a high rate of recurrence