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    Stefan Habelitz, PhD

    SchoolUCSF School of Dentistry
    DepartmentPreventive & Restor Dent Sci
    Address707 Parnassus Ave
    San Francisco CA 94143
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      University of California, San FranciscoPostdoctoral StudiesSchool of Dentistry2001
      Friedrich Schiller University - Jena GermanyPhDChemistry1998
      Friedrich-Alexander University, Erlangen-NurnbergMaster and Bachelor of ScienceMaterials Engineering1994
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      NIH/NIDCR2016 - 2021R01-DE25709 Amyloids in Enamel Development
      NIH/NIDCR2012 - 2017RO1-DE16849 Dentin Structure, Demineralization and Remineralization
      NIH/NIDCR2013 - 2015R21-DE023422 A New Concept of Amelogenin-Guided Mineralization in Enamel
      NIH/NIDCR2010 - 2015RO1 DE 015821 Amelogenin degradation by MMP-20 in enamel (PI Wu Li)
      NIH/NIDCR2012 - 2014R21DE022634 Mimicking the Dentin-Pulp Complex In-Vitro

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      tooth development, biomineralization, enamel matrix, amelogenin, collagen, dentin, enamel, apatite, odontoblasts, patterning, polymer membranes, tissue engineering, self-assembly

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      1. Carneiro KM, Zhai H, Zhu L, Horst JA, Sitlin M, Nguyen M, Wagner M, Simpliciano C, Milder M, Chen CL, Ashby P, Bonde J, Li W, Habelitz S. Amyloid-like ribbons of amelogenins in enamel mineralization. Sci Rep. 2016; 6:23105. PMID: 27009419.
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      2. Nurrohman, Hamid; Saeki, Kunkio; Carneiro, Karina M. M.; Chien Y.C., Djomehri, Sabra; Ho, Sunita P.; Qin, Chunlin; Marshall, Sally J.; Marshall, Grayson W. and Habelitz, Stefan. . . Repair of dentin defects from DSPP knockout mice by PILP mineralization. J. Mater. Res. 2016; 31(3):321-327 .
      3. Nurrohman H, Saeki K, Carneiro K, Chien YC, Djomehri S, Ho SP, Qin C, Marshall SJ, Gower LB, Marshall GW, Habelitz S. Repair of dentin defects from DSPP knockout mice by PILP mineralization. J Mater Res. 2016 Feb 15; 31(3):321-327. PMID: 27239097.
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      4. Chien YC, Burwell AK, Saeki K, Fernandez-Martinez A, Pugach MK, Nonomura G, Habelitz S, Ho SP, Rapozo-Hilo M, Featherstone JD, Marshall SJ, Marshall GW. Distinct decalcification process of dentin by different cariogenic organic acids: Kinetics, ultrastructure and mechanical properties. Arch Oral Biol. 2016 Mar; 63:93-105. PMID: 26745819.
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      5. Habelitz S. Materials engineering by ameloblasts. J Dent Res. 2015 Jun; 94(6):759-67. PMID: 25800708; PMCID: PMC4485329 [Available on 06/01/16].
      6. Sanii B, Martinez-Avila O, Simpliciano C, Zuckermann RN, Habelitz S. Matching 4.7-Å XRD spacing in amelogenin nanoribbons and enamel matrix. J Dent Res. 2014 Sep; 93(9):918-22. PMID: 25048248; PMCID: PMC4213250.
      7. Denning D, Paukshto MV, Habelitz S, Rodriguez BJ. Piezoelectric properties of aligned collagen membranes. J Biomed Mater Res B Appl Biomater. 2014 Feb; 102(2):284-92. PMID: 24030958.
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      8. Khan F, Liu H, Reyes A, Witkowska HE, Martinez-Avila O, Zhu L, Li W, Habelitz S. The proteolytic processing of amelogenin by enamel matrix metalloproteinase (MMP-20) is controlled by mineral ions. Biochim Biophys Acta. 2013 Mar; 1830(3):2600-7. PMID: 23201201; PMCID: PMC4037249.
      9. Martinez-Avila O, Wu S, Kim SJ, Cheng Y, Khan F, Samudrala R, Sali A, Horst JA, Habelitz S. Self-assembly of filamentous amelogenin requires calcium and phosphate: from dimers via nanoribbons to fibrils. Biomacromolecules. 2012 Nov 12; 13(11):3494-502. PMID: 22974364; PMCID: PMC3496023.
      10. Denning D, Alilat S, Habelitz S, Fertala A, Rodriguez BJ. Visualizing molecular polar order in tissues via electromechanical coupling. J Struct Biol. 2012 Dec; 180(3):409-19. PMID: 22985991; PMCID: PMC4409004.
      11. Burwell AK, Thula-Mata T, Gower LB, Habelitz S, Habeliz S, Kurylo M, Ho SP, Chien YC, Cheng J, Cheng NF, Gansky SA, Marshall SJ, Marshall GW. Functional remineralization of dentin lesions using polymer-induced liquid-precursor process. PLoS One. 2012; 7(6):e38852. PMID: 22719965; PMCID: PMC3374775.
      12. Denning D, Abu-Rub MT, Zeugolis DI, Habelitz S, Pandit A, Fertala A, Rodriguez BJ. Electromechanical properties of dried tendon and isoelectrically focused collagen hydrogels. Acta Biomater. 2012 Aug; 8(8):3073-9. PMID: 22522132.
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      13. Khan F, Li W, Habelitz S. Biophysical characterization of synthetic amelogenin C-terminal peptides. Eur J Oral Sci. 2012 Apr; 120(2):113-22. PMID: 22409217; PMCID: PMC3306135.
      14. Martinez-Avila OM, Wu S, Cheng Y, Lee R, Khan F, Habelitz S. Self-assembly of amelogenin proteins at the water-oil interface. Eur J Oral Sci. 2011 Dec; 119 Suppl 1:75-82. PMID: 22243231.
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      15. Uskokovic V, Khan F, Liu H, Witkowska HE, Zhu L, Li W, Habelitz S. Hydrolysis of amelogenin by matrix metalloprotease-20 accelerates mineralization in vitro. Arch Oral Biol. 2011 Dec; 56(12):1548-59. PMID: 21774914; PMCID: PMC3221888.
      16. Uskokovic V, Li W, Habelitz S. Biomimetic Precipitation of Uniaxially Grown Calcium Phosphate Crystals from Full-Length Human Amelogenin Sols. J Bionic Eng. 2011 Jun 10; 8(2):114-121. PMID: 22140380.
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      17. Zhu L, Uskokovic V, Le T, Denbesten P, Huang Y, Habelitz S, Li W. Altered self-assembly and apatite binding of amelogenin induced by N-terminal proline mutation. Arch Oral Biol. 2011 Apr; 56(4):331-6. PMID: 21081224; PMCID: PMC3427771.
      18. Bertassoni LE, Habelitz S, Marshall SJ, Marshall GW. Mechanical recovery of dentin following remineralization in vitro--an indentation study. J Biomech. 2011 Jan 4; 44(1):176-81. PMID: 20926080; PMCID: PMC3003773.
      19. Uskokovic V, Odsinada R, Djordjevic S, Habelitz S. Dynamic light scattering and zeta potential of colloidal mixtures of amelogenin and hydroxyapatite in calcium and phosphate rich ionic milieus. Arch Oral Biol. 2011 Jun; 56(6):521-32. PMID: 21146151; PMCID: PMC3098925.
      20. He X, Wu S, Martinez-Avila O, Cheng Y, Habelitz S. Self-aligning amelogenin nanoribbons in oil-water system. J Struct Biol. 2011 Apr; 174(1):203-12. PMID: 21134461; PMCID: PMC3204882.
      21. Bertassoni LE, Habelitz S, Pugach M, Soares PC, Marshall SJ, Marshall GW. Evaluation of surface structural and mechanical changes following remineralization of dentin. Scanning. 2010 Sep-Oct; 32(5):312-9. PMID: 20853406; PMCID: PMC2981622.
      22. Bechtle S, Fett T, Rizzi G, Habelitz S, Klocke A, Schneider GA. Crack arrest within teeth at the dentinoenamel junction caused by elastic modulus mismatch. Biomaterials. 2010 May; 31(14):4238-47. PMID: 20167362.
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      23. Bechtle S, Fett T, Rizzi G, Habelitz S, Schneider GA. Mixed-mode stress intensity factors for kink cracks with finite kink length loaded in tension and bending: application to dentin and enamel. J Mech Behav Biomed Mater. 2010 May; 3(4):303-12. PMID: 20346898.
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      24. Uskokovic V, Castiglione Z, Cubas P, Zhu L, Li W, Habelitz S. Zeta-potential and particle size analysis of human amelogenins. J Dent Res. 2010 Feb; 89(2):149-53. PMID: 20040742; PMCID: PMC3318063.
      25. Bechtle S, Habelitz S, Klocke A, Fett T, Schneider GA. The fracture behaviour of dental enamel. Biomaterials. 2010 Jan; 31(2):375-84. PMID: 19793611.
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      26. Rodriguez BJ, Jesse S, Habelitz S, Proksch R, Kalinin SV. Intermittent contact mode piezoresponse force microscopy in a liquid environment. Nanotechnology. 2009 May 13; 20(19):195701. PMID: 19420645.
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      27. Bertassoni LE, Habelitz S, Kinney JH, Marshall SJ, Marshall GW. Biomechanical perspective on the remineralization of dentin. Caries Res. 2009; 43(1):70-7. PMID: 19208991; PMCID: PMC2698028.
      28. Uskokovic V, Kim MK, Li W, Habelitz S. Enzymatic Processing of Amelogenin during Continuous Crystallization of Apatite. J Mater Res. 2008 Dec; 23(12):3184-3195. PMID: 19177182.
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      29. He X, Li W, Habelitz S. The cooperative self-assembly of 25 and 23kDa amelogenins. J Struct Biol. 2008 Dec; 164(3):314-21. PMID: 18845261; PMCID: PMC2694131.
      30. Balooch M, Habelitz S, Kinney JH, Marshall SJ, Marshall GW. Mechanical properties of mineralized collagen fibrils as influenced by demineralization. J Struct Biol. 2008 Jun; 162(3):404-10. PMID: 18467127; PMCID: PMC2697659.
      31. Habelitz S, Rodriguez BJ, Marshall SJ, Marshall GW, Kalinin SV, Gruverman A. Peritubular dentin lacks piezoelectricity. J Dent Res. 2007 Sep; 86(9):908-11. PMID: 17720865; PMCID: PMC2699430.
      32. Saeki K, Hilton JF, Alliston T, Habelitz S, Marshall SJ, Marshall GW, Denbesten P. Elevated TGF-beta2 signaling in dentin results in sex related enamel defects. Arch Oral Biol. 2007 Sep; 52(9):814-21. PMID: 17391645; PMCID: PMC2043093.
      33. Ager JW, Nalla RK, Balooch G, Kim G, Pugach M, Habelitz S, Marshall GW, Kinney JH, Ritchie RO. On the increasing fragility of human teeth with age: a deep-UV resonance Raman study. J Bone Miner Res. 2006 Dec; 21(12):1879-87. PMID: 17002558.
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      34. Gruverman A, Wu D, Rodriguez BJ, Kalinin SV, Habelitz S. High-resolution imaging of proteins in human teeth by scanning probe microscopy. Biochem Biophys Res Commun. 2007 Jan 5; 352(1):142-6. PMID: 17112467.
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      35. Habelitz S, DenBesten PK, Marshall SJ, Marshall GW, Li W. Self-assembly and effect on crystal growth of the leucine-rich amelogenin peptide. Eur J Oral Sci. 2006 May; 114 Suppl 1:315-9; discussion 327-9, 382. PMID: 16674705.
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      36. Brauer DS, Rüssel C, Li W, Habelitz S. Effect of degradation rates of resorbable phosphate invert glasses on in vitro osteoblast proliferation. J Biomed Mater Res A. 2006 May; 77(2):213-9. PMID: 16392127.
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      37. Lane NE, Yao W, Balooch M, Nalla RK, Balooch G, Habelitz S, Kinney JH, Bonewald LF. Glucocorticoid-treated mice have localized changes in trabecular bone material properties and osteocyte lacunar size that are not observed in placebo-treated or estrogen-deficient mice. J Bone Miner Res. 2006 Mar; 21(3):466-76. PMID: 16491295; PMCID: PMC1797152.
      38. Habelitz S, Denbesten PK, Marshall SJ, Marshall GW, Li W. Amelogenin control over apatite crystal growth is affected by the pH and degree of ionic saturation. Orthod Craniofac Res. 2005 Nov; 8(4):232-8. PMID: 16238603.
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      39. Murillo LA, Newport G, Lan CY, Habelitz S, Dungan J, Agabian NM. Genome-wide transcription profiling of the early phase of biofilm formation by Candida albicans. Eukaryot Cell. 2005 Sep; 4(9):1562-73. PMID: 16151249; PMCID: PMC1214198.
      40. Liu H, Li W, Shi S, Habelitz S, Gao C, Denbesten P. MEPE is downregulated as dental pulp stem cells differentiate. Arch Oral Biol. 2005 Nov; 50(11):923-8. PMID: 16183369.
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      41. Habelitz S, Kullar A, Marshall SJ, DenBesten PK, Balooch M, Marshall GW, Li W. Amelogenin-guided crystal growth on fluoroapatite glass-ceramics. J Dent Res. 2004 Sep; 83(9):698-702. PMID: 15329375.
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      42. Oliveira SS, Marshall SJ, Habelitz S, Gansky SA, Wilson RS, Marshall GW. The effect of a self-etching primer on the continuous demineralization of dentin. Eur J Oral Sci. 2004 Aug; 112(4):376-83. PMID: 15279658.
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      43. Kinney JH, Habelitz S, Marshall SJ, Marshall GW. The importance of intrafibrillar mineralization of collagen on the mechanical properties of dentin. J Dent Res. 2003 Dec; 82(12):957-61. PMID: 14630894.
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      44. Zheng L, Hilton JF, Habelitz S, Marshall SJ, Marshall GW. Dentin caries activity status related to hardness and elasticity. Eur J Oral Sci. 2003 Jun; 111(3):243-52. PMID: 12786956.
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      45. Habelitz S, Marshall GW, Balooch M, Marshall SJ. Nanoindentation and storage of teeth. J Biomech. 2002 Jul; 35(7):995-8. PMID: 12052404.
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      46. Habelitz S, Balooch M, Marshall SJ, Balooch G, Marshall GW. In situ atomic force microscopy of partially demineralized human dentin collagen fibrils. J Struct Biol. 2002 Jun; 138(3):227-36. PMID: 12217661.
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      47. Habelitz S, Marshall SJ, Marshall GW, Balooch M. The functional width of the dentino-enamel junction determined by AFM-based nanoscratching. J Struct Biol. 2001 Sep; 135(3):294-301. PMID: 11722169.
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      48. Marshall GW, Habelitz S, Gallagher R, Balooch M, Balooch G, Marshall SJ. Nanomechanical properties of hydrated carious human dentin. J Dent Res. 2001 Aug; 80(8):1768-71. PMID: 11669491.
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      49. Habelitz S, Marshall SJ, Marshall GW, Balooch M. Mechanical properties of human dental enamel on the nanometre scale. Arch Oral Biol. 2001 Feb; 46(2):173-83. PMID: 11163325.
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