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Periodontics and Oral Medicine

Theodora Danciu, DMD, DMSc

Clinical Associate Professor and Director, Oral Pathology Biopsy Service

Division of Oral Pathology/Medicine/Radiology
Department of Periodontics and Oral Medicine
University of Michigan School of Dentistry
1011 N. University Ave Rm 3210A
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1078
734-763-1245  |


DMSc - Harvard University
Certificate - Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, Harvard University
DMD - Harvard University
BA - Mathematics, University of California at Berkeley

Recent Publications

Gabali A, Ross CW, Edwards PC, Schnitzer B, Danciu TE. Pediatric extranodal marginal zone B-cell lymphoma presenting as amyloidosis in minor salivary glands: a case report and review of the literature. J Pediatr Hematol Oncol. 2013 Apr;35(3):e130-3.

Cho SW, Pirih FQ, Koh AJ, Michalski M, Eber MR, Ritchie K, Sinder B, Oh S, Al-Dujaili SA, Lee J, Kozloff K, Danciu T, Wronski TJ, McCauley LK. The soluble interleukin-6 receptor is a mediator of hematopoietic and skeletal actions of parathyroid hormone. J Biol Chem. 2013 Mar 8;288(10):6814-25. Epub 2013 Jan 7. PubMed PMID: 23297399.

Havens AM, Shiozawa Y, Jung Y, Sun H, Wang J, McGee S, Mishra A, Taichman LS, Danciu T, Jiang Y, Yavanian G, Leary E, Krebsbach PH, Rodgerson D, Taichman RS. Human very small embryonic-like cells generate skeletal structures, in vivo. Stem Cells Dev. 2013 Feb 15;22(4):622-30. Epub 2012 Sep 28. PubMed PMID: 23020187.

Kamarajan P, Alhazzazi TY, Danciu T, D'silva NJ, Verdin E, Kapila YL. Receptor-interacting protein (RIP) and Sirtuin-3 (SIRT3) are on opposite sides of anoikis and tumorigenesis. Cancer. 2012 Dec 1;118(23):5800-10. Epub 2012 Jun 6. PubMed PMID: 22674009.

Danciu TE, Li Y, Koh A, Xiao G, McCauley LK, Franceschi RT. The basic helix loop helix transcription factor Twist1 is a novel regulator of ATF4 in osteoblasts. J Cell Biochem. 2012 Jan;113(1):70-9. PubMed PMID: 21866569.

Somashekar BS, Kamarajan P, Danciu T, Kapila YL, Chinnaiyan AM, Rajendiran TM, Ramamoorthy A. Magic angle spinning NMR-based metabolic profiling of head and neck squamous cell carcinoma tissues. J Proteome Res. 2011 Nov 4;10(11):5232-41. Epub 2011 Oct 18. PubMed PMID: 21961579.

Danciu TE, Whitman M. Oxidative stress drives disulfide bond formation between basic helix-loop-helix transcription factors. J Cell Biochem. 2010 Feb 1;109(2):417-24. PubMed PMID: 19950203.

Chang PC, Cirelli JA, Jin Q, Seol YJ, Sugai JV, D'Silva NJ, Danciu TE, Chandler LA, Sosnowski BA, Giannobile WV. Adenovirus encoding human platelet-derived growth factor-B delivered to alveolar bone defects exhibits safety and biodistribution profiles favorable for clinical use. Hum Gene Ther. 2009 May;20(5):486-96. PubMed PMID: 19199824.

Chang PC, Cirelli JA, Jin Q, Seol YJ, Sugai JV, D'Silva NJ, Danciu TE, Chandler LA, Sosnowski BA, Giannobile WV. Adenovirus Encoding Human Platelet-Derived Growth Factor-B Delivered to Alveolar Bone Defects Exhibits Safety and Biodistribution Profiles Favorable for Clinical Use. Hum Gene Ther. 2009 Feb 6. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 19199824.

Stehr M, Estrada CR, Khoury J, Danciu TE, Sullivan MP, Peters CA, Solomon KR, Freeman MR, Adam RM. Caveolae are negative regulators of transforming growth factor-beta1 signaling in ureteral smooth muscle cells. J Urol. 2004 Dec;172(6 Pt 1):2451-5. PubMed PMID: 15538289.

Danciu TE, Gagari E, Adam RM, Damoulis PD, Freeman MR. Mechanical strain delivers anti-apoptotic and proliferative signals to gingival fibroblasts. J Dent Res. 2004 Aug;83(8):596-601. PubMed PMID: 15271966.

Danciu TE, Adam RM, Naruse K, Freeman MR, Hauschka PV. Calcium regulates the PI3K-Akt pathway in stretched osteoblasts. FEBS Lett. 2003 Feb 11;536(1-3):193-7. PubMed PMID: 12586362.

Adam RM, Danciu T, McLellan DL, Borer JG, Lin J, Zurakowski D, Weinstein MH, Rajjayabun PH, Mellon JK, Freeman MR. A nuclear form of the heparin-binding epidermal growth factor-like growth factor precursor is a feature of aggressive transitional cell carcinoma. Cancer Res. 2003 Jan 15;63(2):484-90. PubMed PMID: 12543806.

Solomon KR, Danciu TE, Adolphson LD, Hecht LE, Hauschka PV. Caveolin-enriched membrane signaling complexes in human and murine osteoblasts. J Bone Miner Res. 2000 Dec;15(12):2380-90. PubMed PMID: 11127203.